Friday, July 11, 2008

Tonight on NBC evening news, the last story of the show was about

Mimi and Aspen

This is a new site started by 12 year old Mimi Ausland, of Bend, Oregon, who wanted to help feed hungry pets at a local animal shelter. With the help of her parents, she was able to connect with to provide food to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, and she's soon expanding to Furrytale Farms on Bainbridge Island, Oregon.

If you click on the link you can earn FreeKibble 20 pieces of kibble, and you can do it for both cats and dogs. When you play their one-question trivia game, it doesn't matter if you guess right or wrong - FreeKibble still gets their kibble based on you playing their game. It costs you nothing but a few moments of your time.

Many of the animals benefiting from FreeKibble come from homes lost through foreclosed mortgages. It's a sad day when you are hurting so much financially that you have to give up your beloved pet.

What was really impressive is that immediately after the news, I attempted to click on the FreeKibble site, only to learn that a zillion other people had the same idea. The site was unreachable due to the huge volume of people doing what I was doing. It's a few hours later, and I just checked FreeKibble's site - they're open for business again. Even more interesting is that if you check their Totals page you'll see this:

Pieces of Kibble Donated

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

July 11, 2008

July 10, 2008

July 9, 2008

July 8, 2008

July 7, 2008

July 6, 2008

July 5, 2008

July 4, 2008

July 3, 2008

July 2, 2008

July 1, 2008

Did you notice the change in donations from Thursday, July 10, and today, Friday, July 11?

That's the power of NBC News. And that's just as of 10 pm tonight. By tomorrow, the numbers ought to be astounding. No wonder I couldn't get through - everyone in the world was doing FreeKibble!

If you check under my Links section, you'll find FreeKibble there, too.

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