A sweet food blogger friend of mine, Nikki, recently inspired me to do something bigger and better with my blog. As you all know, based on the two ads I have on my site, I make a little money from my blog. Foodbuzz pays me a small amount of money based on every thousand hits I receive. It’s not much, but it pays for the monthly hosting costs for my site, some groceries and most importantly, my cheese addiction. ;)

Recently, Nikki had a friend pass away, leaving his very young family behind. Nikki donated her entire earnings for the month of January to this young family to help them get through these difficult times. Isn’t that wonderful? We need more people in the world like this, which is why I’ve decided to follow in Nikki’s footsteps. It’s been two years since we adopted our sweet Izzy girl, and since that time, Joel and I have developed a passion for helping rescue societies and shelters as much as we can. That means helping to spread awareness about homeless animals, sharing pictures of animals in need of adoption on my facebook page, encouraging others to adopt instead of buying puppy mill puppies, and more. But really, the best gift we can give is money. There are SO many homeless animals that come into the shelters and rescues needing surgery, healthcare, food, constant attention, and much, much more. Izzy did. When she was picked up as a stray, she had been abused and needed immediate medical attention. Rescue societies depend largely on donations to make all that possible. That’s why I’ve decided to donate my entire Foodbuzz earnings for the month of February to a local animal rescue- Homeward Bound, in honor of Izzy and her 2nd “Adoptiversary” coming up on February 20th. It won’t be a huge amount, but it will certainly be enough to keep some special homeless animal warm, fed and comfortable.

So, if you feel it in your hearts, please tell your friends- every click my site receives is more money to Homeward Bound. And more money to sweet, loving animals like Izzy.

Thanks so much, Nikki, for inspiring me to do this! Thank you all, so, SO much!

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  1. what an easy thing to do for such a worthy cause :-)

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    Comment by Chris — February 5, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

  2. What a great concept. I read your blog through google reader. Does that count as a hit, or do i need to click on your blog post to make it count?

    Thanks!

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you so much, Alex. It actually does not count through google reader, unfortunately. :(

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    Comment by Alex — February 5, 2011 @ 1:45 PM

  3. Awesome, Amy! My little Sydney was adopted almost six years ago and she was a rescue. I couldn’t imagine my world without her. What you’re doing is great!

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    Comment by Leah — February 5, 2011 @ 3:39 PM

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  5. This is great! We adopted our sweet girl, Ginger from a shelter in 2004 and she’s become an important part of the family!

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    Comment by Amy Brown — February 5, 2011 @ 4:37 PM

  6. So glad Izzy is our granddog! What a sweet thing to do in honor of her becoming a part of the family. Give her a hug for us!

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    Comment by Mother — February 5, 2011 @ 8:37 PM

  7. Awesome!! I don’t think I have a super big following, but I will be sure to link to this blog post so people can check it out!!

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you so much, Pup!

    And thank you, Mother!! Izzy certainly loves her grand-humans!! ;)

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    Comment by pup — February 5, 2011 @ 8:44 PM

  8. What a wonderful thing to do! Izzy is just SO cute!

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks Jennifer! I’ll tell her you said so- she’s laying right next to me right now! ;)

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    Comment by Jennifer — February 5, 2011 @ 9:47 PM

  9. So neat you’re doing this! Glad I could be of inspiration . :)

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    Comment by Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) — February 5, 2011 @ 10:27 PM

  10. What a great cause~ we have two shelter cats, Camden and Wrigley. I will be clicking away…

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    Comment by katie — February 6, 2011 @ 9:25 AM

  11. Our Porsche was a stray who found us. Sometime this week I will spread the new through my blog as well. Great cause.

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you so much, Mam!!

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    Comment by Mam — February 6, 2011 @ 1:12 PM

  12. What a sweet idea Amy! You have such a big heart!

    P.S. Love that photo of Izzy! Too cute!

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    Comment by Jessica — February 7, 2011 @ 12:52 AM

  13. IZZY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Comment by thunja — February 7, 2011 @ 2:47 AM

  14. Very cool idea!

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    Comment by Marie — February 8, 2011 @ 10:29 AM

  15. Thank you for doing this for the animals.

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    Comment by Vivian — February 8, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

  16. This is so great!!! Every little bit helps! It all counts and all of our animals need every bit of help that they can get.

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    Comment by Wendye — February 8, 2011 @ 1:17 PM

  17. Such an easy thing to do, to help so many

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    Comment by Dusty Kenly — February 9, 2011 @ 1:34 PM

  18. This is wonderful…will share :)

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    Comment by Magic of Spice — February 9, 2011 @ 11:14 PM

  19. Thank you for supporting HbAr

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    Comment by Laurie jones — February 10, 2011 @ 10:25 PM

  20. What a great idea!! We have our own Izzy that we adopted from a rescue. While I just started out my blog, you have inspired me to do something with future earnings and our local rescue shelter!

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    Comment by Skinny Fat Kid — February 22, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

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