Monday, August 12, 2013


Over the weekend we were a checking up on Benny and saw that they have reached their halfway mark in their fundraising event.  We also noticed it was slowing down a little and Benny isn't done with his shots yet.  Its a good thing us four-leggers step up when the two-leggers get tired isn't it!  For instance in Alaska who is pulling  with those bob sleds...yep its the four-leggers pulling the two-leggers along the way.

Anyway Mom and I thought and thought and thought all weekend about what we need to do to help Benny, Lily and their Momma and we came up with a IOWA MYSTERY BOX.  See Saturday is my gotcha day and we decided to celebrate this by filling up this box with items ONLY found here in IOWA and mostly items from the LOCAL ARTISANS.  Did you know we live in VAN BUREN COUNTY IOWA and if you read Midwest Magazine we are often featured in it as a great place to go and relax, AND do a little shopping.  We have 7 villages with lots of local what the heck...we are asking them to donate an item to our mystery box and we will send it with us taking care of the shipping.  We are so sorry our friends that do not live in the USA cannot participate cos of the shipping cost.

Each day we will give you a peek into what item we have added to the box and some info about the artist.  Sometimes it will be a little item ...sometimes a bigger item.  Sometimes we will have a big story ...sometimes a little story.  We are raffling this box off at $10.00 and your name will go into a hat, and MOM said I Could pick the name out since it is my gotcha day present.  Folks, it will be well worth the $10.00!  So, put your starbucks money up for the week, and keep your treat monies handy and bid on this box for our friend Benny!

You can send the money to FUND ME at Benny page, or send Mom an email at letting her know you will be sending her the money directly.  We are going to be picking the winner on August 23rd ....stay tuned.

Please share this information on your blog also...i hope we have lots of bidders.

Tomorrow we will unveil the first item!
Stella Rose


  1. How exciting and how nice of your Mom to be doin' this fur Benny!


  2. What a grreat idea to help Benny!! We will DEFINITELY be pawticipating.

  3. What a great idea!!! I need to chat with Ms Moneybags to see if we can participate.
    Love Noodles

  4. Oh. . . and happy Gotcha Day!
    Love Noodles

  5. Great idea. We hope it is a great success. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. This sounds fun and exciting!!! We will tell Mom to get us a ticket fur sure!!!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  7. OMD OMD THIS is sooooooo exciting... We will do the GoFundme thingy.... just as soon as we publish this...


    PeeS...We don't have a post fur WEDNESDAY so we will copy and Paste this for THEN...

  8. OKAY.... we are back..... we put our $$ in the GoFundMe thingy and said that it was fur Stella's Mystery Box Raffle to help Benny with his Chemo..

    THEN we copied and pasted your post so that it will come up on Our Blog on WEDNESDAY... BUTT we DID change your Email addy... we made it say (at) and (Dot) so no Spammers could get at you.
    THIS is just MARVELOUS. We are SO EXCITED.

  9. I'm waiting on a paycheck so I can help Benny again. Now if I can just remember to blog about this tomorrow ...

  10. Mama gets paid on Thursday, so this will be the 3rd Benny's GoFundMe Transaction wesa need to make on Thursday.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  11. What a great idea . . . We are trying to convince our Lady to move to the States (back to the states for LeeLee) so we can play too. However, we are excited to see what is in the boxes . . . . . Lee and Phod

  12. We will buy a ticket ... does your mama have Paypay?

    Happy Gotcha Day ... ALMOST!!!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  13. Holy macaroni, all for me!! You sure make me feel special. Thank you my friends.
    Benny & Lily

  14. We are going to GoFundMe. Count us in because we have been slack and only donated once. Thanks for reminding us and keeping us on our toes Stella.

  15. Wow this is very exciting!!

    Loveys Sasha

  16. Does Benny have a blog or anything to let him know his back story. We will definetly be participating, as I said in a comment I just left on your last post :)