Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 137: Donated Free Kibble

Back in 2002, during my sophomore year of college, I adopted my dog Vinny.  He is easily the most handsome dog on the fact of the Earth and he knows it.  From time to time, I walk into a room and see him looking at himself in the mirror.  The only thing he loves more than himself, is me.  For almost 10 years, Vinny has never left my side.  When my wife comes to kiss me in the morning, she still to this day hears his growls of jealousy.  I love my dog (and even my insane cat, Karen) just the same.  The animals have never been without love from my wife and I, and more specifically without food. 

Animal shelters are amazing places.  The people that work there have such adoration for animals and are emotionally invested in seeing them be adopted.  They take such great care of these animals, some of which had previously been severely mistreated.  Unfortunately, many of these animal shelters don't have the funding to take on as many animals as they would like.  This is sometimes due to a lack of supplies to care for and feed the pets.  So, today for my random act of kindness, I am combining my love of trivia with my love of animals, and I will be donating free kibble.  There is a website called Free Kibble (and its' sister site, Free Kibble Kat) where each day you can answer a trivia question about dogs and cats, and for each correct questions, 10 pieces of kibble is donated to animal shelters around the country.  It is great to see people doing things like these sites and Free Rice, and I will be sure to utilize and bring them to all of you.  And for those wondering about my dogs handsomeness, here it is...


  1. Great! I didn't know this page, I'll spread the voice on my blog too!

    Your dog is sooo cute!

    And just in case there are peope from Italy, among your readers, I'll leave my sister's dog shelter link here:

    Cagnolini e cagnoloni da adottare centro- nord Italia!

  2. I love animals too - I am always looking for things I can pick up for my local shelter while out shopping for my pets (three cats, a dog, and a rabbit)!! :) I shared a link to this post on my blog today:

  3. Hi Ryan,

    My name is Tracy and I am turning 30 this Sunday. To celebrate, I am taking on a 30 random acts of kindness in 30 hours challenge. I have invited my family and friends to participate, but I am trying to get as many people involved as possible.

    I have started a blog where people can see what I'm doing, track my progress, and also post their random acts of kindness stories (similar to what you are doing). For each person that posts an act on my blog between now and Monday morning I will donate $0.50 to charity. I'm hoping to donate at least $100, so I need 200 people to join me.

    Would you be willing to share my blog as one of your random acts? Think how much money we could raise if even half of your followers participated! You could also post one of your many acts on my blog as well.

    Here is my blog:

    Thanks for your help and for making such a difference in the world!

  4. I love you posts about your pets. They give so much love don't they and they never take anything for granted. Perhaps there is a lesson in there for all of us.

    I would like to give you an award.