If you read our personal profile or follow our HelpWithCancer.Org Blog, you understand our connection with cancer. What I don’t talk much about is our love and lifelong service for animals. I often joke my wife Pattie is going to “same the world, one stray cat at a time!” While living in the northwoods of Wisconsin in the early 90’s, Pattie and I started an organization called Critter Rescue. Over the years we raised money to build an animal shelter in a county that was without. We accomplished that goal before moving near the Twin Cities on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border to St Croix Falls, Wisconsin seven years ago. Since then I have served on the Polk County Humane Society Board, recently serving as President. Since Pattie couldn’t have children (her first round fight with cancer began at the young age of 34) dogs and cats have always been our “kids.” We raced rescued sled dogs up north and helped a number of animals as a foster care family. We still have 3 aging dogs and 7 cats to show for our efforts. Why am I telling you this? Because in one hour we will be driving all 10 animals, in two small vehicles, down to Florida where we have purchased a second home. 25+ hours of highway fun!? Oh boy, here we go! Anyway, I hope you will understand why I won’t be posting tomorrow… Cancer will have to wait until after we arrive safely in Weeki Wachee, Florida late Sunday night. You will hear from me again Monday, tired but safe I hope!
Feel good, keep smiling and pray for us, please! Pat