Originally Posted by consumercity
OMG, that's exactly what I want!! I'm starting an organization called The Santa Claws Project and we will be bringing toys and treats to shelter animals year round. The first page of the website
is up but it's still under construction. My Mom asked me what I want for Christmas and I told her I want toys and treats for shelter animals. She said ok so I'm getting what I want for Christmas!!
That is so wonderful!!
I can remember a couple of rough Christmases, too - when I was first single, it was my daughters, cats & me because a blizzard closed the highway & knocked out the electricity, and my family & friends & I couldn't travel to each other (I was broke and my sis was bringing the presents). And the first & 3rd Christmas after my nephew was murdered
And then the Christmases where my grandson was told he could be with us, and his dad would just change his mind and not let it happen
And the Christmas when I had to go to work because my co-workers got hurt/sick & the restaurant didn't have enough servers as it was. Somehow, the day always turned out special, just the same.
There are so many touching stories here, from the mom whose son Alex is apart from her, to those who are unable to have the traditional family gathering. Yet all of you are still so compassionate & loving to each other here, and to the cats and other animals that we read about in the forums; the True Meaning of Christmas is really in your hearts, all year long,and I am so privileged to have joined your very, very special group.