Good morning Corgi Nation, and welcome to my weekly guest spot on The Daily Corgi! I am your host Paige K. Davis, founder of CorgiPals. As you know, every week I do a guest post to keep you up to snuff with the goings-on in the CorgiPals world.
This week’s post is going to be a little different than our standard update. This week I’d like to focus on our successes and why we do what we do. I’ll be the first to admit that this is a hard job, and a very emotional one. I see successful campaigns. I see Corgis that defy the odds and pull through. I see terrible tragedies that result in fur babies being taken far too soon, and at no one’s fault. Sometimes it’s hard for me to keep going. The bad feels like it out-weighs the good, and I have a hard time dealing with the stress of running a nonprofit and feeling every single loss as if it were my own.
But I keep going. Why do I do that? Why do I put myself through so much stress for families I don’t even know and dogs that aren’t even mine? The answer is simple.
That’s Maggie. Her family contacted CorgiPals two years ago in July 2012, searching for help for their sweet girl. Maggie was born with double ectopic ureters which caused her to leak urine from birth, and the breeder’s husband was going to shoot her because she wouldn’t sell. Maggie’s family rescued her and took her in, knowing her issue and loving her unconditionally anyway. She was literally wearing diapers so she wouldn’t have to stay cooped up in her kennel for fear of ruining carpet and furniture. It wasn’t poor Maggie’s fault. Once her family took her to the vet and discovered the problem and treatment Maggie would need to relieve this, they contacted me. It would be pricey, it would be difficult, and they wanted to know if it was even possible. Of course it was. We raised the money needed for Maggie’s surgery in just two days. Check out her full story on her fundraising page, it’s pretty amazing.
Look at that SMILE. That’s why I do what I do. Because we did that. We put that amazing smile there. We did that! We changed her life. Do you realize how absolutely powerful and incredible it is to change an animal’s life for the better like that? I don’t like to hound people for donations (no pun intended…ok maybe a little). It’s just not my style. But today I will break my mold slightly to tell you just how important your donations are. It helps us help dogs like Maggie. She is one of over a hundred Corgis (and Corgi mixes) we’ve been able to help in the past three years. We couldn’t do it without you. So I encourage you to browse our current clients, pick just one that really speaks to you, and give what you can. One dollar, five dollars, twenty dollars, it doesn’t matter. It all helps. Every single cent.
On a different note, I wanted to share a final tally for Wally! Modern Dog Magazine’s cover dog contest brought stiff competition, but Wally still ended up in the top 10!! The winner was a rescue pup named Harley, and if Wally couldn’t win, we’re glad this little guy did. Please remember to support your local rescues!
That about wraps it up for this week! Oh, and don’t forget … CorgiPals has a new company goal that we are trying to reach. We are trying to get our Facebook page to 15,000 “likes” by the end of 2014. We
currently need only 2,718 more fans! Please spread the word to help us
reach our goal! Remember, every person who knows about CorgiPals is one
more soldier in our army fighting for Corgis in need all over the globe!
Keep on Corgi’n on!