Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hope in our Hearts Doll

A couple of weeks ago my TDIPT sister Patty of "Dogpatch Primitives" held an EBay charity auction to raise money for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah...I felt very strongly that I would like to help this charity, so I bid on Patty's doll hoping that the bids would escalate & that a sizable donation could be raised...it didn't happen...I won the doll...which I couldn't be more happy about as I have coveted Patty's creations forever...& I know how much work & love she puts into all of her art...Bittersweet was how I felt...EBay just isn't what it use to be when you could count on having a lot of people pay attention to your auctions & the subsequent bidding was fast & furious...not anymore...not with this economy...
After all was said & done...the auction was over & about a week had gone by...I felt terrible...sad...Winning this beautiful doll & being able to help this charity didn't turn out the way I had hoped...& I knew Patty was struggling with the same feelings...to me, it felt more like a grab then like giving...so I thought...& thought some more...& came to the conclusion that I had to do something...so I sent Patty an additional donation...now I can look at my doll with warmth in my heart & a smile on my face...knowing that in the wide circle of life...things have been made a bit better...Patty is happy...but most of all...the animals at the santuary will have a little extra to see them by...maybe one of those dogs that nobody wanted will be trained to sniff out victims in the rubble of Haiti...
 
Please go to Patty's blog...she has written a wonderful post about why she chose to create this doll to raise donations for the Best Friends Animal Santuary...read all about her hopes & wishes for the People of Haiti...
Please support charity auctions...
Warmly, Susan

5 comments:

WoolenSails said...

It is a shame, and if you look at sales on ebay, it is the junk they buy. That was really sweet of you to send some extra, the doll is a beautiful piece and the money is for a good cause.

Debbie

softearthart said...

What a kind lady you are, how very thoughtful,spreading the joy. Cheers and "Happy days" Marie

Lori said...

What a great psot, Susan ~
Yes, ebay sure has slowed down, but I think the charity auctions really do help out...You are a wonderful person for posting your candid feelings, and for sending extra to the artist of the doll...
Blesseings from Notforgotten Farm!

Zan Asha said...

Oh Susan, you are such a sweetheart! I actually know about Best Friends, they are the largest animal sanctuary in America! I almost applied with them (used to be a vet tech!) but they are too far away from my elderly parents--who are on the East Coast. They do amazing work. You are an angel at helping out!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Suzie, thank you not only for such support and extreme thoughtfulness and generosity, but also for posting about this here on your blog. I am so happy you like your doll, and I am even happier that you appreciate my choice of charities to help during this disaster in Haiti. Best friends is a wonderful place. They also have a show on Nat-Geo called Dogtown, and you can see first hand the good they do, and what wonderful lives the animals have thanks to them, but they can't do it alone, they need our help (as do all charities), don't they? Thanks for spreading the awareness with your lovely post!
I have pics all ready to post on my blog about Best Friends and their work in Haiti.

Thank you again friend, for being such an angel. Above and beyond you went, and I will never forget it!

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