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September 29, 2012

It's ALMOST too late to win this great prize!

It's not too late to enter to win!  Raffle ends October 1.  Tickets are $5 and you can call (208) 772-3288 today or Monday to buy a chance to win!  Thank you to Hayden Pet Medical Center and Kendall and Donna French Bodkin who are always so supportive of our work!  They also worked as Veterinary Volunteers in Peru during 2011!

According to Donna French Bodkin:
We are doing a raffle for a beautiful tapestry from Peru. Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be on October 1, 2012. All of the money raised will go to support the non-profit organization "Amazon Cares". For more information about this group, you can go to their website at We have seen this group in action and they do wonderful work. They rescued my Keara, cared for h
er, and helped me get her into the US. They have had a very difficult year due to the extensive flooding of the Amazon and nearly lost everything. We want to help them get back on their feet. If you don't live in the area, you can still mail us a check or call with a credit card number and we will be happy to get your name in the raffle."
Located in Idaho, the Hayden Pet Medical Clinic is open today (Saturday) until 12 pm and on Monday, October 1 from &:30 Am to 6 PM.  The center is located in the Pacific Time Zone!

Every geometric icon in this tapestry, based upon the Inca calendar, advises dates and seasons to plant and harvest. Indians hand-weave these piece with careful dedication following the techniques instilled by parents and grandparents with a view to preserve Peru's legendary weaving traditions. A work of resplendent artistry for the admirer of pre-Hispanic astrology.

I also want to note that all the colors in this work of art come from natural sources. During a recent trip to the Andes region, a guide pointed out many different colorful flowers that are used and/or mixed together to create natural dyes for the fabric. Vegetables and their roots also contribute colors for natural dies. Thus, a person should take care in the cleaning of this item. This item works wonderfully as an area rug in a small hallway (carpeted or wood floored) or as a beautiful wall hanging which also serve to absorb sound if you live in a place with thin walls. Thank you to Donna French Bodkin and Hayden Pet Medical Center for their enduring support of Amazon CARES!

PLEASE ENTER TO WIN!!  And be sure to read this great article about their Amazon adventure!