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October 6, 2009

Better Days Keep Coming

Hellow there puppies!

It has been a busy two weeks back here. First, we had typhoon Ketsana and then less than a week after, typhoon Parma entered the country. Although we live many nautical miles away from the scene of devastation, Poopie and I both feel that it is incumbent upon us to help our unfortunate brothers and sisters.

Last Monday, we sent our hooman to Makati in Metro Manila to inspect the place and let us know the extent of damage in the affected areas. Five days after, she came back with no updates/ news that were any different from the ones in the TV screens. We were informed though, that to this date, many are still stranded in their homes with water levels up to their waists (Filipinos are relatively shorter than most Caucasians and Asians, so it might be a few inches lower for most of your hoomans).

Poopie and I remembered that the hooman had a handy life vest hidden somewhere in the cupboards, so we both decided to give it a try before volunteering in the rescue operations. Capt. Jack Sparrow’s rubber boat would have greatly helped, but it was not for rent so we are really left without much options.

After fitting the hooman’s vest, any illusions of being a Baywatch babe/stud vanished into thin air.

Well, Poopie sure was no Pamela Anderson…

And let’s just say that I looked more like a hotdog (and I don't mean our good friend Lorenza and Hailey :) ) than a beach stud…

Aside from the lack of lifesaving paraphernalia, Poopie and I also had to consider flying an hour at 434 knots (308 nautical miles) in order to reach Manila before we can assist in the rescue/relief operations.

Accepting our limitations, we finally struck a deal with manang. Instead of buying for us “pasalubong” (gifts) from her business trip, we decided that a simple double dose of TLC in exchange for some grocery money for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng (Parma) is more than enough for Poopie and myself.

We know that it is not enough to feed and clothe the 64,975 families who were either left homeless or stranded in their homes, but we do hope that it would somehow help tide them over in the coming days.

In my personal opinion, during times of tragedies, there are no lines of divisiveness, a helping hand and helping paw both relay the same message and that is what I would call Love.

On a brighter note, allow us to share with all of you some good news.

First, our bloggie is a finalist in the Philippine Blog Awards under the Best Recreation/ Hobby Blog Category!! Yayyy!!! Can you believe it?

Thank you Mommy Lilli for letting us know about the contest. We are exhilarated to be part of this prestigious award and we can’t wait to watch the awards night live (via video streaming that is) on October 8. Wish us luck puppies!

And finally, more great news… erm… shall we say great “paws”! For now though, we’ll just keep it under the code: White, Blue and Avocado! :)

Chirping with happiness,

Aki and Poopie


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm so proud to know ALL of woo fur woo so get it!

Tank woo fur sharing all woo have about your khountry's issues right now -

AND fur sharing yourselves in the special ways woo have!

The pikh of the paw in the hand made my mom leaky!

Paws khrossed fur the khonest!

PeeEssWoo: We'll be looking furward to some special news winging its way to us!

The OP Pack said...

We are so sad for all the pain and suffering in your country now. We are keeping your people in our thoughts and prayers and hope that relief is found soon.

Good luck in the contest.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Aki!
I have my paws crossed and my mom is praying for all the people and the animals who are suffering in your country!
You are so sweet making a donation!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

happy said...

Hi you two! So glad to hear you're safe from the typhoons. You two have hearts of gold for helping out with the rescue work.

Congrats on making into the finals. Good luck!

Huskee and Hershey said...

I like the sound of 'white, blue and avocado' already... So when will we get a glimpse of the little chirpy surprise? :)

Sorry to hear about the floods.. our mom has some friends/ clients who are affected and their houses are basically underwater. It's just so sad...

On the other hand (paw??), we are glad you are all safe and dry. (((Hugs)))

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys are such angels! Your countrymen are in our thoughts and prayers daily!
We can't wait to hear about your new chirpy friend!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww sweet bros and family!!!!
We missed you a lot!!!!
We are so sad for all the pain and suffering in your country now.....
but we're happy you're safe....
we were very very worried for you!!!!
We are keeping your people in our thoughts and prayers and hope everything could come back to normality very soon!!!!
you're such a wonderful family making a donation for them...We know you're a wonderful friends and persons and doggies!!!
You're our bros and we love you tons and tonds!!!
And we're going to have another sweet bros???
Can't wait to hear about him or her soon!!!!
And.....GOOD LUCK for the're the best and We hope you'll be the winners!!!!
You deserve it!!!!!!
TAke care of you bros and family!!!!
And if you need help we're here for you and for your people!!!!
Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!

Piappies World said...

Hi there!

Happy to have stumbled upon your blog.

We are from Manila and the past typhoons really left so many areas flooded up to now. Fortunately are area was not badly affected, so we also try to help in every little way we can. It does feel good to see that so much people are involved in contributing donations, services, helping in relief centers. With prayers, we can overcome this and wake up to a better tomorrow.

Hope you can also visit our world and be friends.


-Fudgie, Princess, Scrappy, Bullet, Frappie, Mocha & Sugar

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so great of you all to help out... We are proud of you too..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

We are so glad to know that you and your loved ones are ok. We are sure your efforts to help are not gone unnoticed! Maybe your Mom can get you a life jacket like MINE!! BOL

Too bad Capt. Jack Sparrow wasnt around.

Is that a feathery friend who has returned???


Joe Stains said...

Good to hear from you guys and so very glad you are safe!!

Noah the Airedale said...

We are very sorry to hear about the destruction and suffering in your country. We're glad you guys are ok.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

It is so nice that you wanted to help! The whole thing is so scary and sad! Glad you are okay.
Big licks.

Teddy said...

Congrats on getting so far in the contest!! We'll keep our paws and wings crossed that you win!!

That is so kind of you to help those people in Manila. I'm sure they appreciate any help you can give. I hope the water is receding and they can get their lives back in order.


Benny and Lily said...

Hello new friends,
We found your blog somehow some way. happy to hear you are safe from all that crazy weather. And hmmm, I think your friend is in the running with Pamela Anderson. BOL
Benny & Lily
PS Congrats on being a finalist for the award

Thor said...

Hi Aki and Poopie,
I´m glad to hear you´re safe and so proud of your efforts to help out.