Thought for the Day–12.20.10 – All I Want From Santa Is YOU

“The greatest Christmas gift is giving!!” 

There are more homeless pets than there have been in decades.  There are also more needy and homeless children, seniors and unemployed than there have been in decades.  Give a little more this year and eat or entertain a little less.  Give to toys for tots, give to shelters, volunteer, and donate to give families and the needy a meal for the Christmas and Christmas Eve.  But for you group you can actually save lives… that groups I homeless pets and animals.

Many shelters and rescues have lowered their fees for adoptions. is one and I have heard several of the government… city and county shelters and local rescues are doing the same and are also asking for donations to feed and house pets who are not adopted before the holidays.

Video: All I Want From Santa Is YOU!

Video: It’s a Jolly Holi-dog Celebration!

There are so many animals hoping for homes this holiday season. Help Santa make a homeless pet’s dreams come true! Because the only thing they’ve ever wished for is you. Become a champion of love and help us move closer to a time of No More Homeless Pets.

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. At the core of Best Friends’ work is the dream that one day kindness will replace cruelty, and animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Spaying and neutering will be the rule for all pets and adoption will be the first option for everyone. Making this dream a reality is the mission we call No More Homeless Pets. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation. For more information visit:

There are pets of all types available for adoption or fostering:  dogs, cats, horses, pocket pet, birds, reptiles, fish, exotics and the list goes one.

If you plan to get a pet for someone else… make sure that you consider whether they can afford it and then take them along to chose the pet that claims their heart.

A great gift in these tough times is supplies and food for families, friends and neighbors out of work or having a tough time, so they can keep and feed their pets.

And if you love pets, there is always room to adopt just one more pet and the holiday season is a great time to do so.  They will add to your joy and you will have saved a life!

A Dog Named Christmas

Video:  A Dog Named Christmas DVD (Hallmark Hall of Fame)


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Within the heart of every dog, lives the singular desire to be loved.”

Best Friends Adorable Adoptables - All I want fromn Santa is you!

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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