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President Obama asked me to do this.

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 4, 2009, 11:59 PM
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My president has asked me (and every other American) to donate time to community work.  Volunteering.  So I'm registering on VolunteerMatch.org to give time and energy to causes that matter to me.  The awesome thing about volunteering is that you can choose whatever it is that you feel strongly about.  Me?  It's going to be animal shelters.  Cleaning cages, playing with animals, maybe even taking really great photos of them for the animal rescue website!  (The photos on most sites look like doggie Gitmos.)  My first gig is going to be taking care of the cats that are kept at the PetSmart across the street from my workplace.  My other gig will be at the Irving Animal Shelter working with both dogs and cats.  The IAS is a kill shelter so it's especially important to me to make these animals as friendly and adoptable as possible.  Luckily, they have a very high rate of adoptions.  In the three days since Tim and I started going there, we've seen at least 8 dogs getting adopted.  

So, what do you want to do?  Senior centers, nature parks, soup kitchens, highway cleanup, so many places to do your patriotic duty! :D  
   


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Twilights-Maiden Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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gravymonkey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Good for you! I hear working in animal shelters can be hard work emotionally; you see a lot of heart break. It takes a special person to do it.
I never have worked in a shelter, but I work with an organization that rescues Australian Shepards and find them homes. My part is fostering them until they can be adopted.
Oh yeah, I also give blood to the Red Cross a few times a year. That type of volunteering is easy.
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lockstock Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I thought about fostering too. My biggest worry is annoying the neighbors with barky dogs. Also, I'd want to get rid of our carpeting and install wood laminate flooring.
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gravymonkey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I completely understand the carpet issue. We have hardwood floors in some rooms, carpet in the rest. Keeping dogs from messing on the carpets can be a challenge.
If you want to see, I have pictures of some of my foster dogs here: [link]
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Brilliant statement my friend, a marvelous expression of spirit and community involvement.
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lockstock Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Thank you! :D
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
I would also like to point out that you are included in those muses and spirits that I speak of in my statement in my journal and the piece I did for the Respect the Model event that is going on. [link] and you are directly responsible to a great degree for the male nudes recently submitted to my gallery. :)
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galefra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Wow! That is wonderful !
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Student General Artist
BTW, how did you add the "click to save" buttons on your journal? I'd love to add them to mine as well.
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Student General Artist
That's amazing! I want to check that site out. Thanks for sharing.
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