AireCanada has not mounted a general fundraiser since 2009. As a result, the treasury is becoming depleted. In an attempt to restore funding to a more acceptable level, AireCanada is offering copies of a booklet called the Starfish Stories 2 in return for a donation to help our rescued Airedales.
Why a “starfish” you ask? Here is the reason:
Legend of The Starfish
A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walking slowly along the sore and occasionally reached down and tossed a beached starfish back into the ocean. The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said, “I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize how many beaches there are around here and how many starfish are dying on every beach every day? Surely, such an industrious and kindhearted boy such as yourself could find something better to do with your time. Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make a difference?” The boy looked up at that man, and then he looked down at a starfish by his feet. He picked up the starfish, and as he gently tossed it back into the ocean, he said, “It makes a difference to that one.”
~ Anonymous / Oral Traditional
AireCanada has rescued and rehomed many “starfish” over the years. The Starfish Stories 2 is an anecdotal account of a little blind rescued Airedale initially named Courtenay who, as a result of her very silly behaviors, became known as the Littlest Lunatic. LL’s misadventures will have you howling with laughter.
This 68 page booklet, illustrated with photographs and original drawings, is available for the very nominal amount of $15 in Canada or $20 in the US. Shipping is included. A limited number of overseas (ie. not in North America) customers may currently acquire this book for $15 because shipping for the first 14 overseas customers will be provided free, thanks to a generous donor.
Payment may be made through PayPal (username: firstname.lastname@example.org) or by cheque payable to Maureen Scott. Mail cheques to Maureen Scott, 1025 Ogden St. Coquitlam, BC V3C 3V8 Canada. Please indicate that your cheque is for a copy or copies of the Starfish Stories and include your shipping address.
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