|By Jim and Jane Madden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #123) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 4:53 pm:|
Hi BT'ers...it's me again, Jane Madden, begging from you generous people. The shelter gift shop officially opened about December 7 and the response has been so great that we are already running out of stuff!!!! Just about everyone that adopts a dog or cats has purchased at least one or two items and other residents have been in to buy stuff for Christmas and just in general. We are beginning to run low on the "hot" items and I was wondering if any of you who might be coming to visit could help us "re-stock" by bringing a few things along on your next trip. The big selling items are dog harnesses (small and medium dogs), dog collars, leashes, cat collars, dog Kong toys (really really big sellers), nylabones, cat tunnels, cat teasers (stick thing with stuff on the end). If any of you can help at any time it would be greatly appreciated. Sorry to keep begging but you guys always seem to be there for us. Thank you for all you've done for us so far.
|By Kobi in Virginia * (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3219) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:13 pm:|
Hi Jane....did my things make it from Michael to you yet?
|By Jim and Jane Madden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #124) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 12:23 am:|
Hi Kobi, saw Michael today, he said there were two boxes at the post office that he was going to pick up...so should have your items this week. Thank you so much for offering to get more things if someone can "mule" them! We can use any help anyone can provide. Thanks!
|By Sue Steiner (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #148) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 9:06 am:|
Jane - I still have the two crinkly tubes that didn't fit into my suitcase. If someone is visiting the island I could also fed ex them to that person. Same with dog kong toys etc. Also have 3 yards of very cute turtle fabric I told you about but I don't know if you really need that. Glad the store is so popular!! It was fun visiting the shelter - the dogs overwhelmed me with their love and kisses! The cats were a bit more subdued. The volunteers are doing an incredible job providing a safe and loving environment for the animals
|By Kobi in Virginia * (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3223) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 1:42 pm:|
Jane...thanks for the update! Have goodies for you and Hoppner in my boxes; hoping you see that stuff soon! Thanks Michael without you I couldn't have done this at all
|By Josie (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1311) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 2:40 pm:|
I'll be dow there 1/19 --- will purchase some stuff, and should also have some extra room if anyone wants to send me (reasonably) small items...
|By Kathy Lawson (BonaireTalker - Post #17) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 6:15 pm:|
|By Gerald Huppertz (BonaireTalker - Post #38) on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 1:32 pm:|
We have our trip planned for end of April. That's a little too late to help right now, but we'll check back in around early April to see what may be needed then. We manage to get all our things & dive gear packed into 3 suitcases so we have a spare that we can bring stuff in.
|By Jim and Jane Madden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #126) on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 1:41 pm:|
You guys are great...hope more of you are coming down and can bring stuff. It doesn't matter when you are coming...we will always need to replenish stock as it appears this gift shop idea is a huge success. Every person that has adopted a dog or cat since we opened the gift shop has purchased at least two and often more items for their new pet. We are thrilled that we are making the new pets happy and at the same time helping our residents who remain behind. THANK YOU
|By YucatanPat (BonaireTalker - Post #77) on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:09 am:|
Hi Jane, happy holidays and so glad to hear the store is a success. Susan and I went to pick up some cat tubs tonight, yup, sold out again. They are very popular here so we will just stop by a few more times and buy whatever we find. We will not be back until June, but I am sure someone will help get stuff to you before then.
|By Kobi~spankin's won't make me a good girl (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3244) on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:18 am:|
Patrick...you both have big hearts my friend!!! Breaded rope made me laugh I know you mean braided rope but loved it!
|By YucatanPat (BonaireTalker - Post #78) on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:46 am:|
Hehehehe, Thanks Kobi, spell check failed me again. Just for the record, I'm an accountant, can't spell worth a sh*t, and type even worse. Give me a tax form and I do OK though!!
|By Kobi in Virginia *** (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3841) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 8:22 am:|
|By **Tom** (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #5901) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 9:56 am:|
Breaded Rope?!?! Did you mean to post on the diet thread?
|By marge karalis (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #609) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 12:04 pm:|
We've got some room too to bring items of need. We live in Michigan and will be down Feb 9th.
|By Jim and Jane Madden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #127) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 12:19 pm:|
Thank you all for your generous help. As mentioned we are very low on dog harnesses (for small and medium size dogs), cat harnesses (people want these for traveling with cats when they need to take them out of their carriers to go through security), regular collars for cats and dogs, dog kong toys and nyla bones, cat tubes and teasers....and anything else you'd like to give us. It doesn't matter when you will arrive on island as we will always be needing stock throughout the year. Bless you all for helping us with all of this!
|By Kobi in Virginia *** (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3865) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 3:14 pm:|
|By marge karalis (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #611) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 5:33 pm:|
Pm on it's way.
|By Kobi in Virginia *** (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3870) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 5:39 pm:|
Thanks, Marge...on my way to check mail.
|By Josie (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1322) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 10:10 pm:|
Jane, I'm bringing down about 35 dog collars (local Goodwill received a donation from a pet shop) They didn't have harnesses, but I will shop for some of these also.
|By Jim and Jane Madden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #128) on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 1:31 pm:|
Hi all...and another BIG thank you! Josie, thank you... will look for you next week...I'm there on Tuesdays and Thursdays til about 11 a.m. Kobi and Marge...thank you thank you...Marge I sent you some directions, hope they are clear enough...Kobi will look forward to hearing from you. Everything you guys do really helps our residents stay well fed and happy...we can't do it without your support! THANK YOU!
|By marge karalis (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #620) on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 9:45 pm:|
Kobi, I received the package today. My Duke is buying one of the toys. The blue canvas dog bone shaped one is now his favorite toy. Good thing you send several of these. I will be replacing it with some other items, as I'm going shopping this week-end for some goodies for the furry friends of Bonaire. Just happy to help. Jane, thanks for the directions. If we get lost, we'll leave everything with Michael, but we'll let you know once we're on island. See you in three weeks.
|By Kobi in Virginia***Trip in May (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3984) on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 9:53 pm:|
|By Amanda Gaston (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #9) on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 9:15 am:|
No one on the island seems to have medium/ large airline kennels for dogs. They're big, but if anyone could bring one/some, that would be good. That way we could send some of our bigger adoptable dogs home with someone to the US!
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