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The World According to Kona

A Message of Hope from Kona's mom.

December 15th 2008 1:46 pm
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Christmas time is full of heart tugging stories; I have been witness to several while working as a volunteer at my local animal shelter.

I learned of a kitten who was making its way to his new home, moving from Alaska to Maryland. When the family stopped for gas in a suburb of Omaha, the kitten got out of the car. The family looked for awhile, but had to keep moving. I don’t remember if it were days or weeks later, but the kitten showed up at the shelter, well fed and very well cared for. The assessment team checked for a microchip and lo and behold, there was information in the system. The alternate contact was reached in Arizona who put the shelter in touch with the family’s new contact information in Maryland. The kitten flew on a plane within days and was reunited with her family – and was home for the holidays.

Another story I was told was about a dog. A trusted companion of a man in California one day went missing. The man was heartbroken and looked and looked for his dog. Days turned to weeks, weeks to months and months to years. He believed that his dog was stolen, but couldn’t be sure. He thought of his friend often and wondered if he was alive, if he was warm and loved and happy. Half way across the country a German Sheppard found its way to our shelter. He was scanned for a microchip and the owner was called. Imagine the man’s surprise when after 3 long years is dog was found all the way in Nebraska. The man caught the first flight he could find to reunite himself with his dog, he rented a car and they both drove home.

These stories make me happy, they make me cry tears of joy and fill my heart with hope.

These stories make me ask, where is Blue? These stories give me hope that Blue may someday be found. It may be miles away; it may be years from now. My prayer is that Blue will one day find his way back home.


Feeling BLUE

November 5th 2007 10:01 am
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A friend of mine is missing. His name is Blue - officially Yukonwind's Doobie Blues.

I still believe that he is alive and I still believe that he will be found. I have to believe... what would I do if I were missing? Would my humans look for me... would they still look for me after 2 months? after 6? Would other people help them or would they be all alone too? Would someone find me and try to make me theirs? Would I wonder searching for food and shelter? I'd be scared... this I know... I was a shelter kitty... I know what its like to be lost and alone. I wouldn't want that for any pup or cat.

Blue is alive, I feel it, but he's scared. He wants to come home and he wonders if anyone cares... if anyone is looking for him.

My humans live many miles away. They have never met Blue or Blue's humans but they are trying in any way to help... help spread the word, help find blue.

My hu-dad spend 10 hours yesterday creating a beautiful website to draw attention to Blue. Mom and other hu-moms from Dogster have spend hours organizing the effort.

So... why do they help strangers? For many reasons, but mostly because they know that this could just as easily be me. How helpless would any of us, pup, kitties or humans feel? Who else could we turn to who would truly understand? We do this because we put ourselves in the shoes of Blue and Blue's humans and because we've come to know that even as strangers, we'd be there for each other...

We do it for our own family. We do it for the friends we've made here - we do it because we know if any one of us is in need, we will be there for each other.

We do it because Blue needs us... and we all have something to offer, we can all help and add to a sum that is so much bigger than just one.

Please help us - please post this in your diary. Please click here to go to and help us get Blue home!! and share it with your friends, ask your humans to share it with there friends. Please pay this forward - we would do the same for you.

Blue, a black and white Siberian Husky (4 year old male, brown eyes, microchipped) has been missing since May 8, 2007 from Brighton, MI.

Dogster page:

Website :


Telephone: (313) 550-6095
Reward offered for his return, no questions asked.

Permission and gratitude for cross posting. Thank you!

BEING LOST -- FROM A DOG'S PERSPECTIVE (but its no different for a kitty cat!)

The gate was left open
one bright sunny day
So I thought I would go,
explore, run, and play.

Seeing new things,
this is such fun!
But where do I go,
now that I’m done?

Was it back this way,
or maybe that
Where is my home?
I want to go back.

I have on my collar,
it’s red, white and blue
But, I don’t have my tags
to give someone a clue.

A man comes and gets me,
puts me in his truck
He’s taking me home,
Oh, what luck!

Wait a minute,
this isn’t my home
I’m stuck in a cage,
scared and alone.

People come see me,
so I wag my tail
I love the attention
I get in this jail.

The food is okay,
and the bed is too
But I really miss home,
yet what can I do?

I miss my yard,
my bed, and my ball
But, I miss my master
the most of all.

Where is my master?
It must have been weeks
I know he will come.
He really loves me.

Then someone takes me
down a long hall
I’m confused and uncertain,
I stare at the wall.

I feel a prick,
things start to go dark
I think of my master
and me in the park.

I’m going to sleep now
with him on my mind
Little do I know,
my fate has been signed.

I pray when I wake,
he will be there
Holding me close,
stroking my hair.

I’m sorry I strayed,
who knew the cost?
But it doesn’t have to happen
when dogs get lost.

Lisa Williams

This poem is dedicated to the "stray" animals that do not get reclaimed.

Click here to go to and help us get Blue home!!


I Adopted Your Cat Today

October 23rd 2007 3:53 pm
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I Adopted Your Cat Today
© 2001 Shell

I adopted your cat today.
The one you left at the pound.
The one you had for ten years
and no longer wanted around.

I adopted your cat today.
Do you know he's lost weight?
Do you know he's scared and depressed
and has lost all faith?

I adopted your cat today.
He had fleas and a cold,
but don't worry --
You've unburdened your load.

I adopted your cat today.
Were you having a baby or moving away?
Did you suddenly develop allergies
or was there no reason he couldn't stay?

I adopted your cat today.
He doesn't play or eat much.
He's very depressed,
but he will learn again to trust.

I adopted your cat today
and here he will stay.
He's found his forever home
and a warm bed to lay.

I adopted your cat today
and I will give him all that he could need.
Patience, love, security, and understanding.
Hopefully, he will forget your selfish deed.

Please remember: Animals are not disposable!


Oh, no!!!!! Blue is still missing! Cash reward!

September 24th 2007 9:16 am
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Cash Reward! No Questions asked!

Blue, who belongs to Sharon of Yukonwind Siberians, escaped from inside his
house on May 8, 2007 from Maxfield Rd. in Brighton, MI. Blue is black &
white but may appear grey & white from blowing his coat. He has brown eyes
and weighs around 50 pounds. Most importantly, Blue is a much loved family
member and his family desperately wants him home. Blue was last seen in the
Lone Tree area of Brighton/Milford in between Hickory Ridge and Milford Rds
but he could be anywhere by now.
If you know where Blue is, please do the right thing and contact his family.

313-550-6095 or

Someone, somewhere must know where Blue is or what happened to him. Blue's
owner is offering a CASH REWARD with no questions asked for the person who
brings this boy back to his family. The following people, kennels and groups
have pledged their own cash reward as well to the person or group that
brings Blue back to his owners. These rewards are pledged "NO questions
asked" as long as Blue is safely returned. If you want to pledge a reward to
help him get home, please contact us. If you know where Blue is PLEASE
contact his owners at I can't move a bear with a
teaspoon but maybe if I have 1000 friends bring their own teaspoon...

To pledge to the reward visit: for details.

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