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       Don't Have a Cow!¬†¬†Give a Cow to Someone Who Needs It

Weekly update newsletter is being moved. Stay tuned.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

* Woo Hoo - We Did It - Cow #23 Belaphron is off to Bangladesh

I accidentally posted this on my Library related blog - oops. So moved it over here and used the original post date.

For some reason cow #23 took soooo long. I think it was the long name - Belafron. Babe just raced out of the barn.

Thanks to all the recent bottle donations that pushed us over the edge: Kate and Murray, Frank and Diane, Beth, Gigi, Peter and Barb, Vicki and Paul, Special Collections, my mom - wish I had a picture of her stopping to pick one up and put in the basket of her walker! I know there were other donors too but that part of the brain is on coffee break.

Also thanks to Nancy who donated a cute dog chaise lounge that was sold on Kijiji for the cow.

Some coupon trades also helped out with the cow thanks to Melly in Ontario and icoke pins. Thanks to Celeste for more Canadian Tire money for the cow fund.

Cow Riddles

Here's a couple of riddles from

1. How to you know that cows will be in heaven?

It's a place of udder delight.

2. What do you call a cow who argues with her husband?

A bullfighter!

Overheard in the court room one day

Your Honor, it was an accident! I had to run into the fence to keep from hitting the cow! Was it a Jersey cow? I dont know, I didnt see her license plate!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

* September First Moo News

Formula donations - thanks to Smurf a great couponer

Have you been missing cow puns and jokes and silly cow photos? Don't despair ... there's another cow headed your way. We're on cow #13 - Belaphron and at $256.00 so it won't be long before we get to 24 - 2 dozen cows. Moo hoo!

Yes I'm still buying cows AND collecting bottles as well as selling the odd thing or two on Kijiji. Today I sold two of the Culligan water bottles for $2. Steal of deal I'd say.

On Kijiji I have a cute chaise lounge dog bed for sale and 19 beginner piano books. The items for sale are eclectic for sure but every bit helps with the cow.

My experiment with using coupons to raise funds for the cow turned out to be a Giving-Tiny adventure. I've raised $200 (2/3 of a cow) so it works but it'll take a year to get a cow. It turns out that donating locally is way easier with coupons and I have only dipped once into the bottles I personally contribute to the cow (about $25 in total) to help with donating. It helped me up the learning curve.

My latest local donation (in the photo above) to the Homeless Drop-In is for formula for four moms who can't breastfeed due to health reasons. Thanks two generous coupon donations from Kay and Smurf I was able to buy this formula for less than $10 for all 4 cans.