Ladies, Gentlemen, and Jackals of All Ages: Start Your Pens, Blank Cards, Stationery, Email, and Dog Pictures

Putting the clarifying update at the top:

Apparently the cards and letters were becoming overwhelming, so Emma’s family have asked that people simply post their messages and pictures to this Facebook page:

Hello all! Please share this page as a way for people to post pictures of their dogs instead of mailing or emailing. We are getting overwhelmed with the mail and would appreciate this avenue instead.

Posted by Team Emma – Emmalovesdogs7 on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bella Q emailed this across to me earlier today.

There’s a little girl in Wisconsin who could use some good wishes, some cheering up, and some dog pictures. I’m sure she’ll also be happy if someone sends her a picture of their bobcat or a Balloon Juice calendar (cough, Cole, cough…).

So get those pens and blank cards out, your especially good dog pictures (yes, we know, they’re all especially good dogs!), and your emails ready and get to it.

Apparently the cards and letters were becoming overwhelming, so Emma’s family have asked that people simply post their messages and pictures to this Facebook page:

Hello all! Please share this page as a way for people to post pictures of their dogs instead of mailing or emailing. We are getting overwhelmed with the mail and would appreciate this avenue instead.

Posted by Team Emma – Emmalovesdogs7 on Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Dog Lanterns of Sector 2814 are already on their way!

In canine day, in barkest night,

No squirrel shall escape our sight,

Let those who worship feline might,

Beware our power, Dog Lanterns’ light!

We thank you for your support!

Open thread!






33 replies
  1. 1
    Bobbiebud says:

    There is a Facebook page that they have asked to be used mail was getting overwhelming

  2. 2
    Adam L Silverman says:

    Little dusty in here…

  3. 3
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Bobbiebud: That’s great, care to share the link?

  4. 4
    Another Scott says:

    https://www.wisn.com/article/girl-7-with-inoperable-brain-tumor-wants-to-receive-letters-from-your-dog/26561941

    Originally, Emma Mertens’ family asked for people to emails and letters to Emma, but she has received so many that it’s become overwhelming.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

  5. 5
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Another Scott: Thanks, updating now.

  6. 6
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Another Scott: Updated!

  7. 7
    MomSense says:

    I did this yesterday before I found out about the Facebook page. Emma is such a sweetie and I can’t imagine how scary this has been for the whole family.

  8. 8
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @MomSense: Yeah, before folks popped up here to provide that info I sent off an email with 6 or 7 pictures and well wishes.

  9. 9
    Steve in the ATL says:

    When one arrives at ATL, on takes the underground train from the terminals to the baggage claim/arrivals area, whereupon three escalators take people up to the unsecured area where they can be greeted by friends or family or limo drivers. (Note: as often as I land here, NO ONE from the Juicetatiat ever greets me!).

    There are always wives and kids and whatnot holding signs welcoming people back home from long trips, particularly for people returning from active service.

    Tonight, there was a family holding a poster with a picture of a woman and in giant letters “WELCOME HOME FROM REHAB!”

    Struck me as a bad idea….

  10. 10
    MomSense says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    But I said no no no.

  11. 11
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    This is first I’ve heard about Emma, but tomorrow is Mr. Cuba’s 100th birthday. He had asked for 100 cards; at the beginning of the week he had received around 3,000. Any updates on this, his birthday eve?

  12. 12
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    (Note: as often as I land here, NO ONE from the Juicetatiat ever greets me!).

    Memo’d.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Tonight, there was a family holding a poster with a picture of a woman and in giant letters “WELCOME HOME FROM REHAB!”

    “CONGRATS ON YOUR EARLY PAROLE!”

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Mary G:

    Oh sweet. Thanks.

    Although when I saw “Sheppard AF Base,” my first thought was “Sheppard As Fuck Base? I don’t know what even that means.”

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I have not heard anything more. No one tells me anything. As we can tell from none of you telling me about the Facebook request regarding Emma before I published this post!

  17. 17
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    You sound like old James Forsyte.

  18. 18
    Dan B says:

    Can we send pics of kats? All we’ve got are kat pics… We saw lots of doggos on our walk this afternoon. If we’d only known we could have got dog pics – dozens. I’ll try some kat pics to give the doggos on the facebook something to do.

    Life is tough. Thank you dogs (and kats)!

  19. 19
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I’ll have to take your word for it.

  20. 20
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Dan B: I’m sure, just please post them to the Facebook page linked to at the top of the post.

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    @Mary G:
    @SiubhanDuinne: The kid did her tech training at Sheppard.

  22. 22
    Pogonip says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: The last I saw he was up to around 16,000 cards.

  23. 23
    Pogonip says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Sheppard Air Farce base.

    (No, we’re not quite solid purple yet! ). 😄

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    Kristine says:

    I posted photos of Gaby in the snow.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Pogonip: That was the first one I posted. Here’s the link. I’m going to repost it towards the middle to end of March.
    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2019/02/04/time-to-do-a-good-deed-get-your-pens-out/

    Do try to keep up Pogonip, there will be a quiz later.//

  27. 27
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Pogonip:

    Wow. That’ll larn ‘im to tell folks about his hundredth birthday. Bet he doesn’t try that again next year.

  28. 28
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    From Galsworthy’s Forsyte Saga. Old James, one of the senior generation, was forever complaining that nobody ever told him anything.

    (Note to self: Time to reread the FS. It’s been at least 20 years.)

  29. 29
    Pogonip says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I am humbled.

  30. 30
    MoxieM says:

    Sent Emma a pic of Murphy sliding upside down head first in the snow. Fierce guardian dog hides a secret goofball under all the fur. Thanks for the tip.

  31. 31
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Pogonip: We’re watching you…//

  32. 32
    jackmac says:

    Our pup Bailey just sent an email, photo and virtual nose lick to Emma.

  33. 33
    Alien Radio says:

    “No squirrel shall escape our sight,”

    Like Ch’p you mean?

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