Saturday, December 17, 2011

Heartbreak in Houston

I just read about some horrific news on Mr. Pip's bloggy about our beloved Houston Pittie Pack suffered an unimaginable tragedy last night ...a fire took their home and the lives of five of their beloved dogs, including our beautiful blogville miracle, Shelby.

My heart stopped and my stomach sank.
we have all followed precious Shelby's story from the painful beginning. We prayed for her and cheered her on as she beat the odds that were set against her and SURVIVED. There really are no words to describe how deeply saddened we are at this horrific event.

Tomorrow's Grand Finale of Mr. Pip's Couch Occupation will be dedicated to Guero, Coco Chanel, Tiger, Lucky, and Shelby. This is no longer about couches, but about supporting and standing with our friends.

Along side with Mr. Pip, tomorrow i will be hosting a comment-a-thon and f
or every comment left on tomorrow's post, I too (just like Mr. Pip) will donate .50 to the Houston Pittie Pack Family. So please, comment away!


if you would like to donate directly to The Houston Pitty-Pack fire recovery, you can do so directly via the ChipIn Widget located at the top right of my bloggy will send your donations directly to The Houston Pitty-Packs mommy to help with any immediate expenses she may incur. Remember that there is no such thing as a donation too small...every penny helps

I had turned the comments section off on this post yesterday as we took the day in silence and kept The Pitty-Pack family in our hearts and prayers as we will continue to do.

i have opened the comments section of this post so please comment away.

Puppy Kisses and Prayers for our friends

Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva, Truffle & The Mommy too

61 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Many thanks for doing this for the HPP. We posted your link and have been waiting for the commetns to open. We hope you have a very successful commentathon.

The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Coco,
Wesa are proud to call you our new furiend. We luvs the Houston Pittie Pack for now and always and we think you and Mr. Pip and the fur peeps at Nubbin' Tails are pawsome to be raising money for Miss Sandra and the remaineder of the pack.
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

This is just horrible news. We are so sad for the family. What can we do to help?
x-BRD & Hootie

mayziegal said...

Thank you ever so much for doing this for Miss Sandra and the Houston Pittie Pack. We are all so heartbroken at my house over this Most Terrible tragedy. But it's peoples and pups like you who are gonna help them get through this!

Grateful wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Sam and Pippen said...

Stopping by to say Hi! and get in on your comment-a-thon... we heard about it on the DWB facebookie site! Way to go to raise funds for the Pittie Pack!

Sam and Pippen

Sam said...

We will comment - anything we can do to help. We've already chipped in, but are still looking for ways to help...

Sam

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Coco! Thanks so much for helping our friends! I included a note in my post today about your Comment-a-thon.

Your pal, Pip

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Sending so much love to this sweet broken family. My heart breaks at such tragedy. And blessings and prayers for the lost lives.

Mom of Milo and Alfie,
Jan xx

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

We're thinking about them too.
Morgan & Maisie

Ronnii, Uji & Izzy ( & Momma Tea ) said...

Coco dis is most sweet ovs yoo , wee will go makes sure evry one knows yoo is doin dis.
Fank Yoo
Lovs
Ronnii, Uji & Izzy
xxx xxx xxx xxx

Sharron de Mol said...

I have no words for this terrible tragedy....so so sad..

The Airechicks said...

Holding tight in prayers and our hearts - heartbreaking....

Thank you - Merry Christmas

Karen said...

Such a sad an scary thing happened

ABBY said...

WE are so sadden by this and we are purring and praying for the family.
purrs
Abby

Maggie Mae said...

What a most wonderful thing fur you to do Coco. I will make sure we come back tomorrow to visit with you again.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

HoundDogMom said...

Hi, Momma Tea sent us over to your blog. We are friends with the Houston Pittie Pack as well and we are so proud of what you doing. We know there is not much we can do for them but offer them comfort and maybe a little green papers to help them get started. I can't even imagine what this family is going through. Sniffs, The HoundDogs and Mom (Sherri)

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

It's so sweet of you to help Shelby in this horrible tragedy.
We're shocked to hear the news about the Houston Pittie Pack.
What a tragedy! What a heartbreak!
We've followed Shelby from the day she was rescued from a parking lot.
We thought she had a happy ending!
We continue to support her and her family, thanks for posting the sad news.
We love you more for your kindness and true friendship to everyone.

Rudy said...

What a nice gesture to have a comment-a-thon for the Pack! Mom says she wouldn't know what to do it that kind of thing happened over here. Too too sad...

Rudy

Maggie and Mitch said...

How wonderful of you to help out Sandra and her pack. You guys are the best!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

What has happened is unimaginable. Sending hugs & prayers.

XOXOXO
Pauley James

Daisy Dog said...

Thank you for helping our Houston Pittie Pack angels!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We are still stunned at what happened. We hope for lots and lots of comments!

-Dr. Liz and Family

Maureen said...

Mr. Pip send me over to say hello. Thank you for helping out Miss Sandra and her beloved angels.

-HoneyBuzz & Mom

Tucker The Crestie said...

We came over from Pip's blog, in order to show our support. We didn't know Sandra or her dogs, but of course our heart aches for the hideous loss she has suffered. Thank you for being there for her.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with our dear friends. God Bless all of Blogville for doing this.

Mona, Weenie & Mommy

Amber DaWeenie said...

We heard about this yesterday morning and we are still walking around in shock today. Terrible tragedy and will never be forgotten.

We'll be back tomorrow!

Amber DaWeenie
Max
The Pack
and the Mom (Linda)

Cinnamon said...

Thank you for doing this for the Pittie Pack.
We will miss Shelby, she was one of our first friends. We are just heartbroken.
♥ Cinnamon

misskyliem said...

Thank you for your love!!

Kylie Jimmy too

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such a very sad day for Sandra and her family. We thank you for what you are doing. We hope you get lots of comments. We contributed through the Chip In and are just overwhelmed by the huge outpouring for The Pittie Pack.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Nola said...

So proud to call you my friend Coco and sisters. Thank you for doing this, I wish my family were able to too.
Love,
Dachshund Nola

Carol said...

What a wonderful thing your doing for for the Pittie Pack. We are just heart broken for them. We have them in our prayers.

Carol & the silvers and more

Tank said...

Nice of you to help. Hope these donations help lessen their worries.

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

thinking of them, thanks for doing this!

DogsMom said...

Please count my comment! I shared earlier today as well.
Thank you for helping the Pittie Pack through this very sad happening.

bichonpawz said...

We are all devastated by this horrible tragedy. Thank you for posting and donating to this wonderful family. We will keep them all in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings...
Jeanne with Chloe and LadyBug

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

How wonderful of you to help those with unimaginable loss. We are purring for them all.

Laura and Taffy

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thank you for doing this. The outpouring of support for the Houston Pittie Pack reminds The White Dog Army yet again what an incredible, caring, amazing community we are. You are special and generous. May peace be found as we all try to sort through this and understand.

Chesney Cats said...

We are sending purrs & purrayers...

dogsleder said...

We are new to the world of doggie and kitty bloggies, but we found out the sad news about the pups in Houston from our friends on the Tweetie. We're all so sorry for what happened and OurPeople are keeping Sandra and her family in their hearts and thoughts. We're sending love & gentle purring to everyone from RainbowCatsx8 ~ Annie, Julie, Chin, Rocket, Zhaan, Pom, Daisy and Freddie

River said...

It is great of you to do this. We gave a little bit and now we can help give more just by commenting. Thank you for this thoughtful gesture.

love & wags,
River

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

We didn't know the Houston crew and we're new to your blog, but when something so simple as leaving a comment will help, even in a small way, we are glad to try.
What happened to the Houston Pittie Pack is a fear that our mommy lives with as there are 3 of us and one of the three doesn't like the other two...
Again, we are happy to try and help out and will send purrayers for all that mourn the loss of life and home in this terrible fire.
Snuggles,
Taz, Runt, and Charles in IL

JD and Max said...

Hello Coco - what a sweetie you are to do this. Such an awful, inimaginable tragedy - we can't begin to imagine what they're going through. But the love and strength that has been shown in Blogville makes us so proud to be a part of it. You are wonderful indeed!

Bailey Be Good! said...

We're keeping them in our thoughts and prayers!

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Sandra and her family will be in our thoughts and prayers for a very long time.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Minna Krebs said...

Hello theres, Coco!
The comment-a-thon is a most wonderful thing for you to do, to help support the PittiePack family.

Thank You!!!
MinnaKrebs

Brian said...

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing, thanks for helping!!!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Thank you ever so much for doing this for The Houston Pittie Pack. We are all so heartbroken at our house over this horrible tragedy.

The Island Cats said...

What a terrible tragedy! But how nice everybuddy in Blogsville comes together and helps!! We send purrs and prayers to the Pittie Pack family.

Grady and Leonardo said...

Another angel doing such a heartfelt deed.

There are so many loving and caring people on blogville and we are saying many prayers for Miss Sandra and the rest of the pitty pack.

Gob Bless
Grady, Leonardo and Moms

Suzanne said...

Stopping by to comment for the Pittie Pack. Thank you for hosting the commentathon. We donated some green papers already, but don't feel like it is enough.

Grady and Leonardo said...

We just had an idea..........
maybe someone should get a hold of Extreme Makeover Home Edition and see if Miss Sandra might qualify for some help.

I just checked and according to ABC the program is being cancelled.

Is there anyone who lives in her area that can see if there is help available? I'll also post this on a few other blogs to see if someone can check it out.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello coco godiva and truffle i hope i hav not missd the commentathon!!! ok bye

Skinny Fat Kid said...

Thank you so much for reaching out to them in this unimaginable tragedy. It is truly inspiring how total strangers are here to support them and I hope it inspires more giving this holiday season.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Thanks for helping out! I hope I am not too late. Blogger has been especially horrible for me, lately!

TK and Squashies said...

We are so sad to hear of this unimaginable tragedy. Our hearts our broked for Miss Sandra.
You are very dear to do this fur them, fur all of us!
Love, TK

Old Kitty said...

Bless you all so much for doing this! Me and my cat Charlie are still horrified by this news. Just awful. Purrs and hugs to the family, take care
x

Ikaika said...

Bless you for doing this. We are sending comforting energy to the Pittie Pack and family.

Ruby and Penny said...

You are wonderful Coco.
Love Ruby & penny

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh Coco you and your sisters and Mom have outdone yourselves. This is so very sweet.

I know that Sandra and family will so appreciate your kindness as well as everyone elses too.

woos, Tessa

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

It is so beyond nice and super tht you are doing this! It just broke my heart when I heard about the Houston Pittie Pack. My heart is heavy.

Amber DaWeenie said...

We are still in shock over this loss. Just how do you go on after something this tragic happens?