December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays Goat

Photo not of the actual goat

nor the actual recipient

... diaper not included.

I wanted to do something nice for the holidays. For Christmas. For Solstice. For Hanukkah. For Festivus. For Kwanzaa. For all my blog readers, and for some people we don't know. But it had to be meaningful. And in this case, "meaningful" means it had to tie in with goat diapering. Because you've got to be innovative if you hope to maintain any sort of status in goat diapering.

So, here is what I've done for all of us.

In the name of "Dr. Momentum and the readers of Aces Full of Links" I have donated a whole, live goat to a needy family somewhere in the world via Heifer International.

(Technically it may not be an actual goat. It may be in support of goat-usage, or animal husbandry education, or cheese making. But it's symbolic goats, dammit! And it's the goat thought that counts.)

I did it in all of our names, and I wouldn't have done it if it hadn't been for your support as a great group of blog readers. So you all have contributed to the donation I made.

Somewhere, in the near future, a needy family is going to be enjoying the benefits of having a goat all because of a stupid joke on this blog based on search engine results. Isn't that what the holiday season is really all about?

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Posted by James at December 23, 2008 10:43 AM
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That is awesome! Thank you!

In fact, that whole site is awesome - who would have thought that there was a way to send someone a beehive and feel good about it? A flock of geese? A water buffalo, for crying out loud?

Posted by: Julie at December 23, 2008 11:21 AM

woo hoo... that's great!

Ace's Full of Links still #1 in goat diapering.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at December 23, 2008 12:04 PM

Love Heifer International! When we still lived in MA, She-who-is-an-innovative-educator took the kids to their education center in Rutland, MA. They stayed for 4 or 5 nights and learned about the cultures that HI helped while working on the farm. Maya got to feed baby goats (real ones, not just essence of goatness), shovel manure, and do other exciting chores.

Posted by: briwei at December 23, 2008 12:17 PM

That's awesome. I give to Habitat every year, and my sister makes a donation in my name to the Providence Animal Rescue League. I like that a lot more than a sweater I'll never wear.

Posted by: David Grenier at December 23, 2008 1:27 PM

Why am I suddenly remind of Ren & Stimpy's "We wish you a merry Yaks-mass?"

This IS pretty cool!

Posted by: Kitten Herder at December 23, 2008 1:57 PM

Ha, Kitten Herder. Meeeeeeeeemories! I'll have to remember to leave some yak stubble shavings on the sink for the kids in the morning.

I kinda wish they had some kind of web-certificate so you could see an awesome message on their site like "Readers of Aces Full of Links for the betterment of mankind and in concordance with the tenets of Goat Diapering."

Or something similarly inappropriately weird.

Posted by: James at December 23, 2008 2:42 PM

Good for you! It's a great organization. I first heard of it a few years ago, for Steph's class project: http://verbatim.blogs.com/verbatim/2004/05/the_gift_of_a_w.html

Posted by: Karen at December 23, 2008 3:39 PM

Excellent, James. Thank you.

Posted by: Bull at December 23, 2008 10:24 PM

James, thank you for contributing to this wonderful charity. I second what Dave said. Who needs more stuff when there are so many among us who need basics to live?

Rather than swap stuff, my family gives to charities in each other's names. This year, I again gave to the Greater Boston Food Bank for my family's gift and one of my sisters gave to My Brother's Table.

There are plenty of good charities who will help the less fortunate, and I'm really pleased you've given to HI.

Once again, Aces Full of Links shows why it's No. 1 in goat diapering!

Posted by: Patti M. at December 24, 2008 2:24 PM

Never underestimate the power of got diapering.

Posted by: Patti M. at December 25, 2008 8:12 AM

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