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LMAO Holiday Cheer

The ability to laugh at ourselves is a mark of our humanity. The best comedy turns a mirror on us in a way that evokes a smile rather than defensiveness or anger. Where ridicule shames and embarrasses, humor pops the bubble of our self-seriousness in a kind and entertaining way.

Face it folks, we are ridiculous creatures and I believe that one of the reasons we love animals, especially our pets, is because they show us that our foibles are universal. There is nothing unique about our pride and pratfalls.

When our cat Bumble Bee proudly pretends that she really did intend to lose her balance on the windowsill, I know exactly where she’s coming from. When sweet Esther, our ridiculous, chubby, old Chihuahua (pictured above in holiday gear) falls asleep with a snore despite her best efforts to stay awake, I know exactly how she feels.

Sure, we admire and idealize our animal companions because they are loyal, graceful, honest, courageous and even magical, but we love them because, like us, they are very, very goofy.

So enjoy the latest holiday message from us here at Best Friends and please find it in your heart to adopt a homeless pet this holiday season and enjoy all of the goofiness, laughter and joy they bring.

 

Gregory Castle

CEO

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  • Ginamomary

    LMAO!!!! What a great way to start my day. On my way to work the Rachel Ray book signing/Adoption Best Friends event. Doesn’t get any better than this!!!! Let’s hope that some of the dogs at this event get a home of their own to make cookies and howl Xmas carols!!!

  • Croe

    Thanks Gregory to all you and BF does for the animals and for helping us out in the little shelters around the country that at times could not do it without you. I am forever indebted to BF for their support, friendship, dedicated staff and commitment to our puppy mill bust in Parkersburg in 2008. 973 dogs are now living real lives and no longer trapped in cages, on a hillside, in dispair. Sincerely, Carrie Roe, President Humane Society of Parkersburg

  • MIKE

    WHERE CAN A GOOD 7TH DAY ADVENTIST FAMILY GET TWO KITTENS

    – FREE

    – FIXED

    – MICROCHIPPED

    THANKS .

    • Lizfinch

      Hi Mike,

      Petfinder.com offers a ton of listings for rescue groups in your area, as do the Go Local pages on the Best Friends Network. You can also email animalhelp@bestfriends.org and our Community Animal Assistance department may be able to guide you in the right direction!

  • MIKE

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    $ 2. 50 / PINT

  • GOODFORGLENN

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    I WORKS 4 MY KITTENS / CATS — I VALUE YOUR OPINIONS . THANKS .

  • GLEN

    PLEASE;-

    IS THERE A PROGRAM FOR ” AFFFORDABLE ADOPTIONS ” ?

    I. E. WHERE A LOW – INCOME GOOOD HOME CAN ADOPT A PET WHICH IS – FIXED

    – CHIPED

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH .

    • Lizfinch

      Hi Glen,

      If you email animalhelp@bestfriends.org with more information about your location and what kind of animal you are looking to adopt, our Community Animal Assistance department may be able to guide you in the right direction!

  • Karen Martiny

    What a wonderful, fun way to share this message to everyone! Thank you!

  • Rpahoulis

    Does chubby Esther need a home?? I have a chubby old man that looks like her twin!…..Minus the underbite

  • lindalee

    We adopt from a shelter and got the sweetest most loving dog there is. He is a joy!,

  • Vanderwaltannette

    Loved it!!!

  • Chealey1069

    Great video!! Thank you or all that you guys do for the animals 🙂 Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

  • Lizbear1960

    LOVE IT! THANK YOU BF FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE CRITTERS!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU

  • Ccg42

    Love it! Very creative. I wish all the animals a Happy Christmas and pray there is a forever home for all of them where they will be loved unconditionally. For those at Best Friends, I know they will have a wonderful Christmas as as they are already being loved unconditionally. Thank you to all of you who care so much.

  • Carlene – ON, Canada

    Posted on my Facebook wall!! Merry Christmas Best Friends!! May the New Year bring many more “no more homeless pets!”. :o)

  • Tweeted and FB’d…and emailed.
    BFAS rocks in their support for people finding their next pets, helping stop puppy mills & breed specific legislation, emergency response techniques and helping shelters ’round da world to do the same!

  • jan

    Love it!

  • Hello,
    I just posted about Best Friends on my blog Books R Us
    http://www.booksrusonline.com/2010/12/help-best-friends-animal-society-this.html
    Happy Holidays

  • Weedlekitty

    What a great way to start the day off!