Be careful what you wish for

Every few months we look at Wish Lists on the internet to see what people are wishing for. It’s fascinating.

We saw one Wish List that said newlyweds want electric mixers. We asked staff members and volunteers if they would put electric mixers on their wedding registries. How many said they would? Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch. Not a one! No Siree Bob.

There was a Wish List made by people who admit that they’re hard to buy for. Items on that list included a tea infuser shaped like an octopus, a throw pillow with a picture of a llama on it, a neon sign shaped like a pizza, and an alarm clock that wakes you up by shining a bright light in your face. There must be some eternal punishment for anyone who would give you an alarm clock with a bright light that starts the day by blinding you.

We found an animal shelter in another state that didn’t have access to a Wish List when you logged on. No animals. No happy families. Just a “Donate Here” button. Hmmm.

There’s an organization in Florida that helps families overcoming crisis situations. Their Wish List included items they need every day like clothing and movies for the kids to watch while their families are being cared for. They were also asking for artwork, collectibles, and other items that could be sold to help generate funds. That was a pretty cool Wish List. Every item on it was something useful that helped the people they serve.

The Wish List for your Rancho Coastal Humane Society won’t ask you anything that we can’t use to help people and animals. So you can forget it if you planned to donate (actual items from Wish Lists) a bronze kangaroo, a set of broken marble bookends, a bundle of asparagus, or a hurricane evacuation kit.

Right now our greatest wish is that you take a minute to scan this month’s Wish List. You might already have something we need at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society….where Every Animal Deserves a Tomorrow. ®

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