5.20.2011

May 20, 2011

White Dog helped Michael write thank you notes today. She was very proud of him because he requested that instead of graduation gifts that anyone wishing to honor him make a donation to the rescue where he volunteers. Our kind and generous friends and heart family sent over $100 to Watermelon Mountain Ranch in his name. WD was delighted to help him acknowledge the thoughtfulnesses but it also got us to thinking about friends and people we care about and the passage of time.

Many of you may have seen this on FB but we think it is a beautiful and touching reminder. Please watch until the end...then wipe the tears of happiness from your eyes and pick up the phone:

17 comments:

rottrover said...

beautiful video!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that video was amazing and insane. And yeah I did get teary from it.

And honestly I also got teary at Michael's wonderful thoughtful gesture of asking for donations for the rescue instead of presents. What a sweet wonderful thing to do!

Brian said...

That really was a great video, thanks for sharing it. That was wonderful Michael, you are one cool dude!!!

FiveSibesMom said...

Love that video. It brings tears to my eyes every time! Thank you for sharing it!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Every time we see that video, we love it more and it does make one very teary-eyed. That was such a great thing for Michael to do, but once again, we are so not surprised.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

24 Paws of Love said...

That was so amazing. I could barely watch through my tears. :) Isn't love the most amazing power on Earth, no matter where it comes from or who recieves it.

That was beautiful. Thank you for showing. I hadn't seen it.

How sweet of Michael to ask for donations. What a beautiful gift for others.

Thank you again for sharing.

FiveSibesMom said...

PS - what a wonderful, thoughtful, and generous gesture by Michael. Such a fabulous idea! Congratulations and best wishes to him as he embarks upon his future!

Teddy Bear said...
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Teddy Bear said...

Way to go, Michael! Such an amazing story.:) It brings tears to Mommy's eyes every time she seeds it. We love this video.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks! This video still makes me cry!

Your pal, Pip

Jacqueline said...

Such a precious video, filled with love=every time I see it, it makes me cry!...Congratulations to wonderful Michael; we are so very proud of his huge accomplishments since moving in with you guys=a supportive, loving family makes such a difference in people's lives...He is a special, caring young man to ask for contributions to his animal rescue instead of gifts for himself=WOW, we are just so impressed with him!!...We are purring and praying for Siku to recover asap and hope she is already doing much better...Glad to hear the stress level will be dwindling soon=stress is a terrible thing for everyone's health and well being...Wishing you all peace, love and great health, lovely friends=there is no family more deserving than you all...love and hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Kari in WeHo said...

what a great idea he had!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Ginger Jasper said...

That is a very beautiful video and indeed made the tears come. But they were happy tears. How he remembered that they rescued him and set him free. Beautiful and touching. Michael did a wonderful thing and once again shows how much he has blossomed in your care. Michael you rock.. Hugs GJ xx

KB said...

Michael is a wonderful and generous young man. And, wow, what a video!

Sagira said...

That was so very nice of Michael to ask for donations instead.

meowmeowmans said...

Yep, that video gets me. every. time.

Way to go, Michael. WE think you are an awesome young man!

ForPetsSake said...

Yeah - all weepy-eyed now!
Thanks for the reminder.