Koda Rescue Bleg – Time to Chip In

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Remember Koda, the young chocolate Lab in Santa Monica? Long-time commentor GEG6, in Pittsburgh, offered to adopt her if the logistics could be worked out. She & Jenna have been emailing each other, and here’s the result:

I’ve been emailing back and forth with Jenna and we are getting things narrowed down…

It looks like Koda may have to get a new kennel (if the size Jenna gave me was right, her current one is too small) in order to be shipped, which should run about $50 or so. I’m happy to cover that and the cost for Jenna to sign up on Pet Air (they want the sender to set things up), which is $25. Koda also has to have a health certification from her vet no more than 10 days before she is shipped, which I’ve also said I’d cover. As for the flight, depending on the kennel size, it will be either about $300 or $400. I’d normally be happy to cover that, but right now I am having some major dental work done and my insurance only covers about $1000 of a $5000 bill, so I’m a bit tapped out. If the generosity of the Juicers can make this happen, we can actually make the reservation and Koda will be winging her way to PA and my heart soon…

If you want help, send me an email at AnneLaurie (at) verizon.net — click on my name in the right-hand column — and I’ll give you Jenna’s PayPal address.

52 replies
  1. 1
    Yutsano says:

    I’m in! But does this all have to be via Paypal? I’m hoping for an alternate method of payment.

  2. 2
    lojasmo says:

    I’m in.

  3. 3
    kc says:

    Sorta OT, but did Merlin the kitty find a new home?

  4. 4
    The Dangerman says:

    Hold on just a dag gum minute…

    …GEG6 is getting a cool dog AND a dinner from the Big Blog Boss (no, not Tunch; that’s the Bigger Blog Boss)? Talk about a full service blog!

  5. 5
    Gravenstone says:

    @The Dangerman: Squeaky wheel, and all that.

    I’m good for this as well.

  6. 6
    Keith G says:

    @Yutsano: I have been taught by those I respect not to use Paypal. I would use other options.

  7. 7
    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Yutsano: Another means of contributing would be great.

  8. 8
    Yutsano says:

    @The Dangerman: The puppeh is in Santa Monica. She coulda been yours for the asking. Just sayin’.

    I have a feeling we’ll all have to wait on dinner with the boss. But we both live where there are major research institutions, so odds are it’ll happen.

    PS: thanks for the win. :)

  9. 9
    srv says:

    @The Dangerman: Should ship her to John, then John dyes Rosie chocolate, and…

  10. 10
    Yutsano says:

    @Keith G: @Gin & Tonic: I have a personal visceral hatred of Paypal. They managed to lose two accounts I set up with them then the third time sent me through a Byzantine maze to try to use it. I’ll only do so if there’s no alternate method of getting money where it needs to go. Otherwise fuck that noise.

  11. 11
    The Dangerman says:


    The puppeh is in Santa Monica. She coulda been yours for the asking. Just sayin’.

    Crossed my mind (labs are my fav), but bad timing in this case (besides, Santa Monica is practically LA and going to LA makes my alcohol consumption spike)

  12. 12
    Jane2 says:

    I’m in! Glad it all worked out.

  13. 13
    Yutsano says:

    @The Dangerman: Puppeh reminds me of Max. Also. Too. :)

  14. 14
    Mnemosyne says:


    Byzantine maze

    Now you’re just messing with poor Redshirt.

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    geg6 says:

    Thanks for facilitating this, Anne Laurie! And thanks to any and all Juicers willing to help. I’m soooooo excited to get Koda here. I feel for Jenna, too! She doesn’t want to give Koda up, but she loves her enough to let her go. I’m hugely grateful to her. And Koda will be just as loved here in PA as she is in CA.

  16. 16
    Yutsano says:

    @Mnemosyne: I’m innocent! I swear! I KNOW NOTINK!!

  17. 17
    MomSense says:

    I’m in!

  18. 18
    raven says:

    On it like a duck on a june bug.

  19. 19
    Sarah in Brooklyn says:

    I’m in!

  20. 20
    Josie says:

    Happy to help.

  21. 21
    raven says:

    Ca Ching. . .

  22. 22
    raven says:

    @Keith G: I’ve never had one problem with it. . .ever.

  23. 23
    Kristine says:

    I’m in. Email sent.

  24. 24
    dexwood says:


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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Keith G:

    I’m there with you both. Happy to contribute but I had a bad experience with PayPal a number of years ago and refuse to use it. I’d much prefer to write an actual paper cheque, with an ink pen, and mail it in an envelope with a postage stamp affixed.

  26. 26
    raven says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Did you learn to spell cheque at OPRF? :)

  27. 27
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    like a duck on a june bug.

    Miz Scarlett’s favourite expression, after fiddle-de-dee.

  28. 28
    raven says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: We were watching Annie Hall last night. Lah dee dah, Lah dee dah. . .

  29. 29
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Where’s yer big protector now, Ms. Fragile Flower??

  30. 30
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    As a DOOPer I learned a lot of things, but that spelling (along with centre, neighbour, and similar) comes from the year I spent going to school (Grade 6) in Regina, Saskatchewan. I must have been at an extremely receptive age for spelling, because I picked up all those Canadianisms and Britishisms as if born to them. And I’ve never regretted it :-)

  31. 31
    raven says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I don’t blame you!

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    debit says:

    I am in!

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    MazeDancer says:

    Also happy to join. May all go beautifully.

    Very brave and caring of Jenna to put her pup’s welfare first. Wonderful of geg6 to give Koda a splendid home.

    Looking forward to more pictures.

  34. 34
    FoxinSocks says:


    I think about him too. If I didn’t have 8 fosters right now, half of them with health issues, I’d have taken him in.

  35. 35
    Redshirt says:

    @Mnemosyne: Yeah! It should be treated as an historical slur, perpetuated over the years. No hate speech, man!

  36. 36
    Angela says:

    I’m in.

  37. 37
    Svensker says:

    I just love Koda’s demented “I’ve got the bone! Iiiiii’vvvveee got the BONE! ! !” look.

    Email sent.

  38. 38
    debit says:

    And done!!

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    trollhattan says:

    That there’s a cute puppeh–very glad she’s got a future of sufficient brightness to require shades. Hard to believe she wasn’t scooped up in a heartbeat by a local.

  40. 40
    Jebediah says:

    I can do a few bucks…

  41. 41
    Kristine says:

    Please keep us apprised of the total in case more is needed.

  42. 42
    Jebediah says:

    …and done.

  43. 43
    Mrs. WhatsIt says:

    Sent my money in…I’m looking forward to hearing about Koda and his new home!

  44. 44
    RedDirtGirl says:

    I’m adding my bit of pocket change.

  45. 45
    Bubba Dave says:

    Email sent, waiting on the paypalz info.

  46. 46
    Beeb says:

    Late to the party but happy to help.

  47. 47
    Jane2 says:

    @geg6: Cash sent. You are both doing a great thing for that lovely dog.

  48. 48
    Jane2 says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: As a Regina resident, I’m shocked that any other BJer knows of Regina much less lived here!

  49. 49
    Juju says:

    I’m in, but not a fan of PayPal.

  50. 50
    Bubba Dave says:

    Forgot to ask– how much do I have to donate to be allowed to give Koda a tasty tasty biscuit when I’m in New Brighton this Christmas?


  51. 51
    Karal Taylor says:

    Would be happy to contribute a small amount lab/koda to get to PA

    Direct me how to do please!!

  52. 52
    geg6 says:

    @Bubba Dave:

    For you, the price of a big rawhide bone! We should get together, by the way. Let me know if and when you come to town!

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