OK, this is something I’ve never done and hesitate to do, but what the hell, here goes:
When we adopted Wendy, one of the last things the people at the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society said to us when we left was, “You live in Grosse Pointe? We have our big Pooch Prance fundraiser at the Ford house in the fall, and we expect to see you there, prancin’.”
The Pooch Prance — an up-to-10K walk — is this Sunday. Wendy and I will be prancin’.
If you like, you can donate. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DONATE. i won’t even know if you donate, most likely. But if you would like, you can click the “Pooch Team Donation” button on this page and donate via Paypal. It’s a 10K walk, but I’m thinking we might do half that. (Remember, my dog has a reconstructed leg and I have an ouchy knee.) I’m registering as “Team Wendy.” It’s just us — we are the team.
So, donate, or don’t donate. No judging one way or another. But it’s a good cause. This shelter is in a very rough neighborhood, and has been running on a shoestring since the Depression. (According to our vet.) There are lots of animals who could use some shelterin’ in Detroit. Your contribution won’t go to waste.
What else? How about a picture. Here’s a fairly common sight you see around these parts: A secret vehicle.
I have no idea what this thing is, other than a pickup truck. You run across them every so often in and around the automotive capital of North America, and I always hope they’re some sort of supercool Project X-type vehicle. You know, like the K car. (Kidding.)
And here’s a link to a great audio essay by Jian Ghomeshi, the Canadian radio host, on the idiocy of the bottled-water racket. I like his show, Q. It’s sort of the “Fresh Air” of Canada.
Long hours at work this week, sorry.