Christmas in July -Finn’s Swap

Do you know the folks at the 3M Bakery?  I hope after reading this post you go on over and say hello.  Their doggies are Matilda, Mac and Maesie.  Well, Mac and Maesie had partners in our Christmas in July swap from their neck of the woods, but Matilda did not.  So Matilda’s peeps thought it would be a nice idea if she partnered with someone, anywhere in the world, who would be willing to buy $20 worth of needed goods and bring them to an animal shelter in their area, and they would do the same.

We wanted to partner with Matilda when we heard this idea.  We knew we would be buying items for the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton, NY.  We checked out their page of items they would like donated and off we went to the pet store.  I brought Finn with me.  You see what she wanted to buy. Poor gal is always hungry. I swear we feed her!


But in actuality we bought these:


I went to the shelter on Saturday.


And made a new friend Louie. I think Louie and his other dog buddies will enjoy their new toys!  And that’s our swap for Finn; thank you to Matilda’s peeps for a really great idea on the swap!



40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eileen and Annie
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 03:39:43

    I’m sure the doggies at the animal shelter will love their new toys.
    What a fabulous idea for a swap!
    Now poor Finn needs feeding 🙂

  2. dougalldog
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 04:17:05

    Those rope toys look GREAT!

  3. mollie and alfie
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 04:24:43

    That was a wonderful swop Finn, we kept our present BOL, but we do take stuff at Christmas to the shelter..July’s mine 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. easyweimaraner
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 04:44:50

    I’m sure the doggies have fun with their new toys. I like this rope thingies you can use it like a medieval weapon :o)

  5. Molly The Wally
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 05:04:22

    Wonderful swap Finn. Nice one. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. bichonpawz
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 05:28:31

    That is an awesome idea for a swap Finn! Bet those animals really appreciated it! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

  7. Dalton
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 05:39:21

    What a brilliant idea!

  8. alfiethepap
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 05:47:35

    That is a great idea! Helping all the animals all together is great. 🙂

  9. jack joseph's mom
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 06:00:50

    What a wonderful idea!! That is so cool. I love the pictures.

  10. Misaki
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 07:05:48

    Such a lovely idea xx

  11. Emmadog
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 07:24:00

    That was a great gesture and I am sure those pups enjoyed getting some toys!

  12. Madi and Mom
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 07:52:15


  13. Goose
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 07:54:44

    Oh they are going to love love them. That is just wonderful.

  14. veganlibrarianintheburbs
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 08:19:53

    What a nice idea! 🙂

  15. Dolly the Doxie
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 08:26:45

    What a great swap paw hugs for toys! Love Dolly

  16. 2browndawgs
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 08:38:22

    That was very nice of you!

  17. Reilly Cowspotdog
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 09:02:59

    that was sweet of you and we know the doggies will love their toys

  18. Stella Rose
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 09:29:04

    We have been wanting to do that very same thing, but our mom is rather worried about going there cos there is a boy pug named louie that has been there since may and he needs a home real bad, we can’t have another pug …3 dog limit here in this town and it breaks my moms heart….thank you guys for doing that.
    stella rose

  19. Two French Bulldogs
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 09:59:00

    That’s a great idea for sure!
    Benny & Lily

  20. Clowie
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:02:12

    That’s a lovely idea. I’m sure the doggies will appreciate their toys.

  21. Miss Harper Lee
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:20:20

    My mommy and I love the 3m Bakery (and their excellent dog treat recipes), and sharing Christmas in July is just the very nice sort of thing Miss Jude would want to do! Finn, you selected some excellent toys for the shelter dogs. I know they will have a ton of fun playing while they wait for their forever families!

  22. Kyla
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:52:47

    It reminds me that I gotta bark at Him because it’s been too long since He donated to the local no-kill shelter.

  23. Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:54:00

    That was a pawesome idea. It is always so nice to share with others. Kudos to all of you for your kindness.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. Idaho PugRanch
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 11:33:54

    Wonderful idea!

  25. Lily Belle & Muffin
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 11:55:50

    Such a beautiful and LOVING idea! We just know those puppers were thrilled with their prezzies.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  26. sprinkles
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:00:20

    OMD, I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! Maybe we can do something like this separate from the Christmas in July swap sometime. That way, everybody wins!

  27. Kuruk
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:45:28

    That is so sweet! And I wuvwuvwuv 3M’s. Mama recently made their sardine treats! Dewishus! Wooooowoooooo, Ku

  28. we three doxies
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:56:16

    Oh dat is such a WONDERFUL idea! I knows them doggies was very thankful fur their new toys.

    Poor Fin has a whole in her stomach just like me…hehehehe.

    I missed ya’ll terribly much!


  29. tarynft
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 13:14:19

    That’s definitely a great idea. Those doggies need the treats much more!

  30. Murphy Campbell
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 14:55:45

    What an excellent idea!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  31. GizmoGeodog
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 16:32:57

    What a great idea Finn…If you’re like Gizmo you’ve already for a full toybox so sharing with furriends at the shelter was a beautiful thing to do

  32. Pip
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 16:33:01

    I bet you made some shelter doggies very happy!!!

    Your pal, Pi

  33. Melissa
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 16:51:20

    What a wonderful and thoughtful idea! I am sure all those pups are going to be very happy and thankful.

  34. Daisy
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 17:33:47

    That was a fantastic idea! And we think you chose well.

    XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy

  35. rubytheairedale
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 20:17:06

    Oh, that just shows what a sweetie you are!!!! Those doggies are just gonna loves them ~ and you!! You guys are amazin’!
    Ruby ♥

  36. Murray's Mouth
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 20:22:02

    How awesome! Great things you guys did 🙂

  37. Homer
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 10:42:39

    Pressies swap? Did I miss it? Nooooo… Boo hoo.


  38. wallaceandsamuel
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 14:04:25

    That was SUCH a pawsome idea!! Well done my Finnie-Pie and Matilda!!

    Finnie…do you think you’re gonna be getting a new brother or sister soon?? I’m just sayin…you mom looked very “friendly” with Louie *BOL*

    Love you my Finnickles…to the moon and back!!

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  40. Elayne Cesaro
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 22:01:15

    Hi I’m Elayne from RSPCA Lonsdale in Adelaide. When I heard about Christmas in July I loved it. The donations were so well received by other staff members in various areas and of course by our puppies waiting for their new homes. Thank you.

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