Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Greyhound Welfare Crush Tourney pledge form

As many of you know, we lost our 12-year-old greyhound, Meadow, a few weeks ago. She had not only a beautiful face, but also a beautiful soul, one whose match I doubt I'll meet again in canine or human form.

We miss our little girl very much, but the many, many, many cards, tweets, Facebook posts, emails, and gifts of sweets and flowers our friends, family, and colleagues have sent have been a huge comfort. It only takes a minute to reach out to someone who's grieving, but it has a big impact. We are so grateful to you all.

We are also grateful to the adoption group who brought Meadow into our lives over nine years ago, Greyhound Welfare. They helped us choose among several amazing dogs, and they worked patiently with us when we had some early struggles (all my fault, not Meadow's, and looking back, I'm ashamed that I ever thought her less than perfect).

If I have a greater reach and power than the average person for the mere fact of having written books, I want to use that for good (because evil is so exhausting--ask any supervillain). So today and tomorrow, while I have an even larger-than-average spotlight on me and my books, I'd like to help GW.

Below is a donation pledge form. Between now and the end of Zachary's Crush Tournament Round 2, please consider pledging a small amount to help these hardworking folks at Greyhound Welfare bring these sweet dogs into loving, responsible homes.

If you can't donate, then please spread the word. (And vote for Zachary starting at 12:01am Wednesday--the more votes he receives, the more money gets donated!)

EDITED 7/25 TO ADD: Forgot to mention how much I was donating! $25 to start, plus another $25 for every 1000 votes Zachary gets.)

EDITED 7/31 TO ADD: Team Kilt raised $390 $425 for Greyhound Welfare during Round 2! If you would still like to donate in Meadow's memory, you can go directly to GW's donation page, but feel free to fill out the form below so I can send you a personalized thank-you.  

And THANK YOU, everyone, for your generosity. 

If you're wondering what the connection is between Meadow and Team Kilt/Zachary, check out this photo from last year's Crush Tourney Final Four round:

It was the middle of the night, so she was rather sleepy. But being a silly girl herself, she was ever tolerant of my hijinks. The prettiest team mascot ever!

Thanks, everyone.

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