Saturday, October 10, 2015

A fellow blogger in need

When you join the blogging community, you start building a network. You get a comment on your blog so you go visit that blog. Then you click on a link that another blogger is following. Pretty soon, you're connected to blogs all over.

That's how I found Our Forest Haven. Naturally, there was a pug connection. Donna wrote so lovingly of her home in the forest and her adorable pug Douglas. We became blog friends. She has inspired me to find my own forest haven somewhere. Somewhere warmer than Canada though.

Donna and her husband have a farm in Canada for misfit animals, as she calls them. A blind ram named Braveheart. A pony no one wanted. Prairie dogs that people abandoned. For the last few years, Donna has been suffering with health problems. She's had a few surgeries and been on some medications that help, then knock her down. Then she was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Kevin had been doing all the work with the sheep and goats with help from Jim. Before she got so sick, Donna was right there with them. It had been killing her to have to stay in bed, but that's what illnesses do to you.

Last week, Donna lost her husband to a heart attack. It's just hard to process this, and it's not even my life. I read about it on Calamity Acres, thanks to Mary Ann.

One of Donna's friend's has set up a Go Fund Me for her. If you can, please consider a donation to a fellow blogger. If you can't, maybe you can share it on Twitter or Facebook?

Let's surround her with love as much as we can. We may not be near her physically, but we can send her love, peace and comfort. We can wrap her in a blanket of pug hugs.


  1. Thank you for posting this.
    Donna is a very loving person,,, and our hearts now ache with hers- since she lost her husband.

  2. this is so terribly sad, thanks for letting us know
    Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

  3. Dear Southern Fried Pugs,
    Thanks for mentioning this. Banding together is what Blogville does best.
    Love Noodles

  4. I just found you today through our friend Noodles. Mom said she'd make a donation as she uses the bits of money she makes writing to help animals and their people. May her friends surround her during this difficult time.

    Abby the Lab

  5. I have just now read this blog post! October 26! This was a wonderful post for Donna, I just wanted you to know that... you have a very kind heart!