I spent hours agonizing over how to make this announcement – the right combination of words that would capture all of the tears and excitement and pure adulterated joy. Instead, I made this! I’m an aunty, you guys! <3 <3 <3
Nephew – Princess Pea was crying today when I gave her some chocolate
Me – Why?
Nephew (dropping his voice to a whisper) – I don’t know. I think she got hormones.
(Things kids pick up while eavesdropping on conversations about your pregnant sister)
I have always had a very strong bond with animals and have seen the extent to which they help people, physically or emotionally. My friend, Kevin, has come up with a great idea to help raise funds for the “Guide Dogs for the Blind Association”. If any of you want to contribute stories or offer any other content based help, feel free to contact him! All details are in this post!
Originally posted on newauthoronline:
I lost the majority of my vision at around 18-months-old as a consequence of a blood clot on the brain. In my early 20’s I received my first guide dog, Nixon (no jokes about Watergate please)! And a world of enhanced mobility was opened up to me. Since Nixon I have had 3 other dogs: Zeff, Drew and now Trigger my current four legged friend!
The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association receives no money from the government (see http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/supportus/fundraising/donate#.VBnqcBZUFb0) and relies wholly on donations from individuals/organisations.
As an author and beneficiary of the work of Guide Dogs I thought it would be worthwhile to give something back by producing a book of short stories and poems with all proceeds going to GDBA. I would, of course contribute a story. I am, however lacking in editorial/proof reading expertise and (if the project turns out to be viable) would be…
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