Back in the 11th grade, an apple-cheeked slacker named Tom Pratt introduced Betty to the hidden joys of March 4th, "the only day of the year that's a complete sentence". Kind of like how Tom Waits is among musicians, only March 4th is also a command!!
Every year in the springtime, Tom Pratt would recruit his friends to spend March 4th walking from South Portland to their high school in Portland over the Casco Bay Bridge, which took about two hours total. So we commemorate March 4th through reflection, and by dedicating ourselves to soldiering on in the face of life's many challenges.
SO! In celebration of March 4th, Betty & Bimbo will sponsor a Blog-a-Thon for Waggytail Rescue, an organization Betty works with, so she can tell you the direct effect your blog post will have on the lives of little dogs sprung from the New York City shelters!
Here's the deal, then: For each blog post of the day written by a different blogger, Betty & Bimbo will donate $10 to Waggytail Rescue. Readers who'd like to participate can join in the fun here! So start thinking about what you might want to write about on March 4th! Save the Date! [Thanks to Nodine for the unforgettable image.]
We know we'll get a slew of great posts on all kinds of topics, and we just can't wait. Also, for those readers who have signed up as bloggers but might be a little timid to post, consider this a great opportunity to just go for it! Posts need not be lengthy but should be more than just a picture or a link.
We'll see how this goes. If we get a good response, I think this is something we could do again, maybe even with slightly higher amounts or even reader "pledges", for any of the other great organizations listed to your right under "Links of Love".