It’s All Going to the Dogs (the money, that is)!

[BRINDLEKIN TALES – Book 1: Chapter 16]

Re: [MCN-Announce]- Doggie GoFundMe account is up and running…and, it’s going to the dogs!
From: Zeke Krahlin MCN
To: Announce MCN
Date: 2020-12-19 10:18 PM

On Fri, 18 Dec 2020 20:41:01 -0800 Roseanne Kaplan posted:

I just looked at your Go FUnd Me and notice that the dogs are both short -hairs. I wonder if they have winter coats to wear? This is an awful time of year for a short hair dog.

Not just the short hair, but they have little bodies. Deek, my homeless friend who owns the pooches, brings them over to stay with me on particularly cold and rainy spells. I’ve also received four lovely doggie coats that donors have kindly sent me, and they fit quite well. However, they do not protect their underbellies which are susceptible to the cold, since they have no fur on that part. (They’re still better than nothing, of course…and are great for the cool, not cold, weather.) So I’m looking into doggie sweaters, to see if that will be a better option. There’s already one hooded sweater on my wish list, as a top priority request.)

But I also give Deek a doggie blanket to help with this. They’re actually kids sleeping bags that are less expensive (around $20 each) and warmer than doggie blankets…I have received two so far, from donors, though I will need a regular supply, since they sometimes get stolen from his cart when he’s not looking or maybe just stepped into a shop to pick up some food…or when he’s sound asleep with the doggies on warmer nights when they don’t need the blanket, so it’s stashed in the cart, thus open to theft. He’s a very sound sleeper, and will not awaken even if the doggies bark. Based on the last year or so, he goes through three or four blankets a month. One of the reasons I can’t afford to pay for all the doggies’ needs on my own. Plus:

Blankets handed out to the homeless these days are those almost-paper-thin, aluminum “space blankets,” which are not suitable for pets. What scant services are out there for homeless pets are very hard to track down, and are by appointment only, which is very difficult for street people to arrange, and remember to show up. There is one charity that walks around and hands out pet food and other things for the dogs, including blankets. But they don’t always have blankets, and are very elusive about where and when to find them. I’ve contacted them via their FB page, and they replied like this:

“You can find us in SOMA and the Bayview this Saturday.”

They don’t say around what time, nor on which street or intersection. What’s up with that? Those are BIG districts. They expect the houseless to have smartphones to reach them! Most of them, of course, do not. Infuriating…which I’ve just discussed on a blog entry I posted just posted yesterday:

https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/18/reflections-on-a-black-puddle/

Also, do they have raincoats?

A donor ordered two raincoats about a week ago, but they have yet to arrive, so…no. Deek keeps them dry, though, with a tarp covered cart, wagon or stroller. And/or parks beneath an overhang of some kind. If he cannot bring them to my place instead. It recently occurred to me that one could possible make an emergency doggie raincoat with a kitchen size, plastic garbage bag. The pups are with me now, so I’ll see how that turns out. If only there were special scotch tape that sticks to dogs!

How do we get to your Amazon Doggy Wish List???? I assume I can pay for a specific thing there and they ship it to you to give to the doggies.

Your assumption is correct; see sig below (which I’ve just updated to match my current mission). Thanks SO much for your kind concern, Roseanne! <3 <3 <3


Amazon Doggie Wish List & GoFundMe “Help Me Help 2 Homeless Doggies” links:
https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/doggy-wish-list/


Re: [MCN-Discussion]- My GoFundMe account is up and running…and it’s going to the dogs!
From: Zeke Krahlin MCN
To: Discussion MCN
Date: 2020-12-21 20:31

On Sun, 20 Dec 2020 12:02:33 -0800 Fred BOOGALOO McMillon squoinked:

We’ll fit you with a striped jacket with a pink triangle on it and you can work along side your fellow mentally ill, tax leaching f*ggot.

Funny you say that, because I recently employed a tailor to create just that costume in duplicate, for my upcoming stand-up routine at several local open mic venues.

About time society got a return on you two tax leaching waste of resources.

But I’m only one person. I guess you mean my doppelganger whom I instructed to travel north, and knock on your door. That’s the one with the carved-out crescent moon on it, right?


My Amazon Doggie Wish List & GoFundMe Project:
https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/doggy-wish-list/


Re: [MCN-Discussion]- My GoFundMe account is up and running…and it’s going to the dogs!
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Discussion MCN
Date: 2020-12-20 05:20

On Sat, 19 Dec 2020 10:51:09 -0800 Gerard BOOGALOO Kozlowski squoinked:

I guess we are to consider it an honor that he insults us and that we should PAY him to insult everyone here on the List.

It’s only fair. My ripostes are pretty damn choice these days…and SHOULD come with a price. Some of them will soon be in a book, along with several of your more recent posts…and Terry Sachs’s. It’ll be a great day for the world when that happens! Woo-hoo!


Re: [MCN-Discussion]- My GoFundMe account is up and running…and it’s going to the dogs!
From: Zeke Krahlin MCN
To: Discussion MCN
Date: 2020-12-20 05:14

On Sat, 19 Dec 2020 07:42:43 -0800 Terry BOOGALOO Sachs squoinked:

What about the millions of children who go to be bed hungry each night? I remember the months and years of your gross insults. Go ahead, call me a Nazi, but

Oh look who’s chiming in here: little pipsqueak, bully wannabe, Terry the Sap…kissing Nazi ass because he’s desperate to get into the pants of notorious Hitler worshiper Spike Dewars. Hilarious!

I’m just an ordinary person who will never think of you except with a foul mind and voice.

Ordinary person, eh? As in “ordinary” good German, you mean. News flash, Mr. Sap: you can’t think ANYthing. That foul mind and voice you refer to are your own subconscious banshees, ready to tear you up from the inside out when you least expect it. Maybe they’ll do it next time you’re jacking off in the outhouse to a magazine of naked women with German shepherd heads and dressed only in petite SS military jackets. Woo-hoo!

My Amazon Doggie Wish List & GoFundMe Project:
https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/doggy-wish-list/


Re: [MCN-Discussion]- My GoFundMe account is up and running…and it’s going to the dogs!
From: Zeke Krahlin MCN
To: Discussion MCN
Date: 2020-12-20 05:01

On Fri, 18 Dec 2020 20:06:31 -0800 Fred BOOGALOO McMillon squoinked:

You really have no pride or self respect at all do you?

Well that’s highly debatable indeed, Mr. Psychobitch!

Refuse to work and live off working peoples taxes because you are “dissenting”

I cannot help the way God made me. Nor can I help the way the world is set up to be so wicked…of which you are the quintessential textbook example.

Yes, dissenting against such miserable stress and abuse in the workplace, it gave me so many nervous breakdowns that I became an easy candidate for disability funding. I even witnessed a coworker get strangled to death with an HP Laserjet printer cord, while everyone else just stood around laughing. I was the only one who called 911, but the deed was finished by the time they showed up. So much for office romance! Between witnessing a homicide, and all the workers but yours truly guffawing their asses off, you bet I had a nervous breakdown…and years of psychotherapy that I could NEVER afford but for government handouts!

Then there was the time I worked as a short order cook for a vegan restaurant called “The Good Karma Cafe.” Which was anything BUT good karma. Rats had infested the basement storage section, and gnawed into all the sacks of organic buckwheat, soy beans, brown rice, millet, black sesame seeds, and garbanzo, kidney and mung beans. Pooping and urinating everywhere! Yet the manager (also the owner) told us all to shut up and go ahead with using the tainted seeds, grain and beans, or he’d kill us all. He was a former Green Beret and highly decorated Vietnam veteran, so we knew he wasn’t joking around. I lasted about a week before having the worst nervous breakdown ever…with the exception of that incident with the laser printer cord murder. Everybody else quit about two months later, with two employees eventually winding up in the loony bin, and the owner committing suicide.

The last straw for me ever working again in the conventional sense, was when I was a mail sorter for a large corporation whose offices were located on the 32nd floor of 101 California Street, back in 1993. Eight people were massacred, and one of them was my manager. You’ve probably read about it, like most everyone else. But just in case you haven’t:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101_California_Street_shooting

What are you “dissenting” about ? That people called you bad names and hurt your feelings?

If only! Another time I suffered job-related trauma, was when this elderly battleaxe of a woman kidnapped me…and she didn’t even know me, nor did I have ANYthing to do with her life by any stretch of the imagination. I was employed at the time in a clothing warehouse chain store, as a packer. I’d fold up suits and other clothing into their appropriate boxes, and set them on a rolling conveyor belt, where they’d eventually pass through a large rubber flap and be deposited into a bin where delivery trucks were stationed. Next thing I know, this lady appears out of nowhere and kidnaps me at gunpoint. Where I am forced to enter her vehicle, and she drives away to God only knows where. (Well, HE knew, but I didn’t. At that time I did NOT have an inside connection.) There was a long, harrowing chase by the SF police and state troopers…all the way to the outskirts of Sacramento, where the bitch finally surrendered. Turns out her ex had just delivered a surprise package to her door, earlier that day: divorce papers. Why she chose ME for her hapless scapegoat, to this day I have no idea. I think she lived in a fancy high-rise nearby, ran about the streets in aimless directions, and into our store, ending up in the supply room where I was presently alone doing my jobbie schtick, and she simply took out her rage in a random manner, choosing THIS unfortunate soul.

Now we owe you a living ? And we owe these dogs a happy Christmas ?

No one owes me a “living,” as if anyone understands what you mean by that in the first place. Just what IS a “living,” pray tell? Hardly anyone I meet is actually “living”…they’re just slogging through each dreary, desperate day, hoping to keep their job; or if they already lost that, to keep a roof over their head; or if they’ve lost that, too, hoping to get their next shot or snort of crystal, coke or horse ASAP. Maybe even all three.

Now you beg strangers for money they worked for so these dogs can have a happy Christmas ?

How do you know they WORKED for their money? Could be an inheritance, a lottery boon, or they answered all the questions right on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” “Jeopardy,” or some other lucrative game show. Who knows, maybe they just robbed a bank because they were so moved by my homeless doggie cause! As for showing a dog a Merry Christmas, it was a metaphor for being kind to man’s best friend. Obviously, I’m not intending to set aside a bit of Christmas time to be good to or dog or two, instead of only humans. Though it’s not a bad idea…but I meant all year round, not just a few minutes on a particular day.

Why not use your “profits” to help these dogs instead of donating them to the Girl Scouts ?

What the heck are you talking about? That was a joke! I don’t see HOW you could conflate my joke about you defecating on all the cookies at a Girl Scout meeting, with donations! Perhaps in YOUR world it IS a donation, in the sense of putting your money where your mouth is.

Profits from WHAT ? The blow jobs you give in alleys in the Castro ?

Sorry, Mr. Psychobitch, but I’m NOT that type of guy…so don’t even THINK about touching me, or you’ll be blasted to kingdom come before you even know what hit you.

And when my mate in Maine

Your “mate,” huh? Where do you think that state is located: Oz?

shot his dog because it wouldn’t stop barking and no one wanted a dog that would never stop barking.
In most cases a dog with a non-stop barking problem is the result of a harsh owner who didn’t take the love and patience to train it properly. The owner probably drove the dog neurotic through constant abuse in one form or another…or, perhaps, through long-term neglect. But one can use a simple muzzle to thwart those barks, or even have a veterinarian perform surgery on the vocal cords. instead of killing it, for god’s sake. It’s obviously too late for that tortured dog, but there are plenty of websites about getting your dog to stop barking so much or inappropriately, such as:

5 Tips to Solve Your Dog’s Barking Problem
http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/5-tips-to-solve-your-dogs-barking-problem

I said it was a shame to waste the meat.

No it wouldn’t be a shame, it would’ve been the noble thing to do to give it a proper burial.

So we strung it up in a tree and dressed it like a Deer.

A good friend of mine said recently: “Anyone who shows fear or pain to a dog should be sentenced to death.” I agree. Be that as it may, I know you are making this all up, ’cause you’re the biggest bullshit artist this side of the Rockies.

We did honor to the dog by eating it rather than waste its flesh.

That’s not “honor,” that’s the act of two, stupid, vulgar heehaws.

Now what about a half dozen posts screaming that you’re a victim of all the Nazis here that won’t give you money for dogs to have a happy Christmas.

Hyperbolic much? My project isn’t a Christmas goal, it’s just an idea I came up around the holiday season, by coincidence. As for the Nazis: yes, there are two or three here, and you’re one of them…that is, one of Mike Sewers’ sock puppets. And, as we all know by now, Mr. Sewers, is that YOU are a flaming Nazi. Three or four others join in, thus are Nazis themselves, by egging him on. And I certainly don’t “scream” about it, as that’s impossible to do with text-based communication. Maybe if we had AUDIO instead, you’d make a good point. But alas, that is not the circumstance we are in right now. You’re just an angry, old sop who feels cheated that he wasn’t born as Adolf Hitler. Can’t say as I feel your pain, “mate.” Woo-hoo!

My Amazon Doggie Wish List & GoFundMe Project:
https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/doggy-wish-list/


Re: [MCN-Announce]- My GoFundMe account is up and running…and it’s going to the dogs!
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Frances Leyland
Date: 2020-12-20 06:04 PM

Great appeal letter Zeke. I really hope it brings in funds needed to properly care for your friend’s dogs.

My good friend, Tara (not her real name), who is an accomplished author and lives up there in Mendocino has spoken highly of you for your devotion to our animal companions. I am aware of S.O.S. and just checked out the website. Magnificent! I just posted yesterday my piece, “Reflections on a Black Puddle,” which I believe is even more powerful than my GoFundMe appeal. I am now in the process of reaching out further, via setting up social media accounts. This includes Youtube, and because all videos therein are kid friendly, I can easily monetize that playlist. I have just uploaded five videos today, of Wiley & Taco at play:

https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/19/doggies-at-play-5-videos/

Notice the two kids’ sleeping bags that I’ve completely unzipped and use for comforters, that the pooches are playing on. They were donated by another announcement list subscriber, through my Amazon Doggie Wish List. A nice touch, I think. I sleep with those comforters myself, and hand one over to Deek whenever he needs a replacement to keep the brindlekins warm at night, when outdoors. That way, my scent and theirs is on it already, for their additional ease.

Thanks for all you are doing for, not only your friends dogs, but for your friend. I know what it is for folks to love their animals full heartedly and for them not having funds to keep them well, safe and fed That’s why I do the work I do. Your friend and his dogs couldn’t hope for a better friend.

I am honored for your VERY kind words of support, Frances! I am amazed how inspired I’ve become, thanks to these doggies, and my houseless friend’s sharing the love of his companions. Inspiration struck me like a lightning bolt just nine days ago, and things are moving fast and falling into place with eerie prescience. The Angels of Inspiration are working overtime on my behalf!

I already have $295 in my GoFundMe kitty, so on Monday I’ll open a separate bank account. This may all fizzle out in the long run, but it’s not for not trying! I’m sure a wallop of goodness will come out of this, no matter. It already is, and this is just the start of better things to come.

Wishing you the best,

I thank you, and Taco & Wiley thank you. They send you many “woofs” of appreciation!

  • Zeke

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