Friday, September 26, 2014

The Pack is still in need!! Please help!

 Happy Autumn friends!  

This is our last weekend of September.  For us, it is a critical time.  We need to have enough money raised to stay in our rental home through the month of October...
 Or we will be homeless.

I want to thank everyone who has given, shared, and prayed.  This has given us a lifeline that we wouldn't have had if it were not for such amazing friends.
 But the need isn't over. 

Once we pay our October bills, we will need to start coming up with November.  

During this time, it allows us to search for jobs.  Once we have employment, things will become more stable.
 Our biggest danger isn't living in a box on the side of the street...

It's having to get rid of our fur-kids.  They are my babies.  Since March, when I lost my job, I've re-homed 4 and lost 1 to cancer.  

I cannot live and lose any more.

 I can live in a tent or in a box, as long as I have my babies.  But I can't safely and securely live like that with 3 dogs and 2 cats.  It wouldn't be safe for them.  

CoCo (above) is 10 years old.  She couldn't be re-homed even if I were willing.  She is not friendly with other dogs.

Mya Boo Boo is fearful of people.  She's been this way since we got her.  She will be 8 years old in December. 

Then we have the cats.  I refuse to re-home a black cat right before Halloween.  

And my other kitty isn't friendly either.  

Sounds like I have a lot of anti-social pets! 
Please, if you can help, we would greatly appreciate it!

If not, I understand.  Times are tough for everyone.  So please, share our request and send prayers our way...good thoughts and some encouragement.

To give, go to

We have also set up an Amazon Wish List here:

Finally, we have a PayPay account under 
Again, thank everyone for their kindness.  I am so blessed to have such great blogging friends.  You have shown me love and helped to lift my failing spirits.

Sherri and the Pack

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cat foster might be needed!!!

 Hi friends!!!  It is a perfectly wonderful FALL day here in Georgia!  The sun is shinning!  It is crisp and beautiful!

Of course, some cats are napping!!!

These are my two baby kitties...Sophie (white) who is 4 1/2 and Salem (black) who is 3.

I thought I had a foster lined up for them, in the even that we lost our home.  But now, I do not.  And if we do end up homeless, I cannot have my kitty babies with me.  :( 
 They are both spoiled rotten.  Complete inside cats.

So, if you know of someone in the Chattanooga, TN area who could take them for a few months (if we lose our home), I would greatly appreciate it.
Please...if you can, please share our urgent need.  We are close to having enough money to stay in our home through October.  This will allow us to continue searching for employment.

Everyone has permission to share this on their blogs, FB...anywhere.  We are in such a dire need.

Thank you so much to all my friends!  The prayers and encouragement are lifesavers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Pack is still in need.

 Here are some photos of our pack relaxing.  At night, during T.V. time, they pile around me.  The only one not here is CoCo and that is because she and Mya do not get along.  We are working on that!
 We are still looking at being homeless.  I checked into Section 8 housing...but there is a 2 YEAR wait!  I understand, now, why there are so many homeless people in America. 
 Some people have asked me about a PayPal account.  Yes, my son has one at  His name is Nick Painter.
 Begging is not easy.  But, look at these faces.  I have given up all the pets that I can...since March--after losing my job--I re-homed 2 huskies, 1 border collie, 1 lab mix...and of course we lost our Jack to cancer in June.

Of course, if we are living on the street, we won't be able to have the kitties with us.  I am hoping my BFF will let them live in her basement (with her 2 cats) until we can find a new home.

I thank all those who have given.  I know that everyone is hurting right now.  

I also thank all those who have sent prayers and encouraging thoughts and emails.  It does help.  Really.
 Finally, just please continue to share.  Maybe someone who is truly able to give will see it and do so.  It has happened before.

Here is the link:

The pack thanks you.  I thank you...from the bottom of my heart.  

Sherri and the Pack

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Pack in Need

Thank you to all my friends who have sent encouraging messages and prayers.  It is so appreciated.

At this point, we are still in desperate need.  We have had a few contributions, but we are still far from the goal.  This goal is exactly what we need to stay in our home until the end of December.  It includes rent, utilities, and other bills.  If we can manage to find jobs, then we will have a chance to get back on our feet.  I am educated and held a good job for almost 25 years.  I shouldn't have a problem finding work.  Anything.  My son is young, but he is smart and able to work anything as well.

The main goal is to keep our pets.  Four dogs and two cats.  I have no family, except my son and these babies.  They are all I have.

So, please, if you would please share our GoFundMe page.  You can read more of our story and see more pictures of the babies that I love so much.

Thank you.  The dog blog community is truly a family of people with huge hearts and loving arms.  I am blessed.

Sherri and the Pack!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Pack needs help

 Friends, please take a moment to view our GoFundMe site.  The Painter Pack is in a very serious situation and we are asking for help.  If you cannot help financially, please share our need, and pray for us. 

Thank you all so much for all the years of love and laughter. 


Monday, September 15, 2014