Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday Tales and Tails, Aussie Edition

I've never personally met these people in person, but I feel like I know them.  Maybe someday that will change.  But right now the internet is working its wonders.

This is Kimberly and Paul Howell, who live in Rogue River Oregon.  They've been taking in dogs with big health issues to rehab and rehome them.  

They started out with this sweet girl several months ago.  Although she passed away, they decided to continue on with their work and have taken in several more dogs. The Howells started the Miss Gabriel Foundation in honor of their first rescue, Miss Gabriel.

Currently, they have five dogs that they are working with, in addition to their own dogs. Each of these dogs have issues which might doom them to euthanasia without these kind hearted souls.

They have Miss Violet:

You can click on each of their links for more information about each of these dogs.  The Howells do plan to rehome them once they have recovered from their various ailments, but right now, funds are a bit depleted.

If you are interested, please donate to the MGF Foundation.  They account for all their expenses and spend every cent on the dogs.  Click on the link to see the various ways you can help.  


  1. Aw they are all so sweet! I wish I could save every puppy!!

    1. Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
      Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
      The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
      The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
      The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

  2. What lovely animals and such great people. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It's nice to hear about the good stuff sometimes. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Wow, what a story! I will definitely share!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and Happy (almost) New Year!