Whether anyone realizes it or not, the Ferret Giving Tree is a unique
one. In my little corner of NJ there are Giving Trees, in Pet Supply
Stores. Each year the store owners, such as my friend Alice, put up a
Christmas tree in their store. There are orniments with a picture of
a dog/puppy or cat/Kitten on it with their bio. People who want to
donate to a shelter kid can take the orniment off the tree and do their
shopping in the store. After their purchases are rung up, the ornimeent
is fastend to the bag(s) and Christmas Eve the shelter comes and gets
the gifts. Now, I have never seen a ferret on any of the orniments
which is sad. There are soooooooo many ferret rescues/shelters out
there who could also use this kind of Goodwill.
We are lucky that the team for the Ferret Giving Tree keeps it going
EVERY year. People seem to forget that the GT team also have a life
and family but take time from their family and jobs to put the Giving
Tree up every year. We should all be thankfull for what they have done
for us and introduced to us over the years to these rescues/shelters
or introduced the rescues/shelters to the ferret community as if it
weren't for them many of us rescues/shelters would have a lonely
Christmas each year. Even if we only recieve a card, it lets us know
we haven't gotten lost on the holliday shuffle.
Although I'm a rescue, I still pick kids off the tree to be Santa to.
It makes me feel good knowing that even though I could use help, it
gives me a chance to to say thank you to another rescue Shelter
Please stop the quabling over something that lets us ferret
rescues/shelters know that someone out there really cares and
apreciates what we do for the ferrets. REMEMBER, this is the season
to give, not to argue, bicker and fight.
Just my 2nd 2 cents..
Fuzzy Loving Ferrets Rescue
[Posted in FML 7221]