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Big Girls with Big Hearts: Miss Plumcake needs a favor | Manolo for the Big Girl

Big Girls with Big Hearts: Miss Plumcake needs a favor

So we’ve been together for what, twenty, thirty years at this blog? And we’ve had some good times. I think we have a pretty strong understanding of each other by now. For example, you know how I feel about kindness and human decency and all, and how I generally frown upon happiness, rainbows and puppies. It’s just who I am. It’s what makes this relationship work.


You all might recall how I have close ties to Nashville.  My grandparents met on the campus of Vanderbilt. I was by my beloved grandfather’s side through hospice in Nashville and my grandmother still lives in Belle Meade, which was one of the places hardest struck in the recent floods.

My grandmother was just fine. Her power was out but she informed us through a neighbor’s cell phone that she was fine and had enough gin to last her a week. She was lucky.

This is Stevie:


(Awww, is hims a good boy? Yes hims is! Lookit his soulful eyes, lookit!)

Stevie is a blind puppy rescued from the Nashville floods who needs help with his vet bills to see if something can be done for his vision.

That’s right. He’s a blind flood puppy.

Let me repeat that:




And I’m not SAYING that if you are not moved by a BLIND FLOOD PUPPY that your heart is made of stone and you’ll probably die alone and miserable, your sad, unmourned corpse left to putrify unnoticed until the gas man reports an odd smell, but I’m not going to argue too strong against the people who would.

I know I’m just a random person on the internet, and I know until I appeared in New York Magazine a bunch of you thought I was a figment of a bunch of drag queen imaginations, so you’ve got no reason to do me any favors. Still, I would count it as a personal solid, mitzvah and blessing, whatever, if you could do what you can for this sweet little puppy from a town that means so much to me.

Please click here to find out more about Stevie and donate as generously as you can.

Everyone who donates to Stevie and fowards me their PayPal receipt to plumcake at shoeblogs.com will receive a hand-written note of thanks from me if you provide a mailing address.

Woof woof,

Miss Plumcake

17 Responses to “Big Girls with Big Hearts: Miss Plumcake needs a favor”

  1. joods May 20, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    Hims a sweet furbaby. I just couldn’t ignore that sweet face.
    Paypal has got my donation…thank you Plummy for alerting us to Li’l Stevie’s plight.

  2. Lorraine May 20, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    Call the cops. Those puppy eyes have extracted money from my bank account!

  3. Plumcake May 20, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    @Lorraine: Thank you! Isn’t he the sweetest?

    @joods: you know I don’t normally like stumping for causes, but I mean come ON, blind flood puppy. Thank you, you’re an angel!

  4. mariebruxelles May 20, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    Oh, the poor baby!!!
    How can one resist? I made a donation. Of course!

  5. Plumcake May 20, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    @Marie, thank you so much! Don’t you just want to give him skritches?

  6. Lisa May 20, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    No problemo, and no handwritten notes needed, though I know how you like to keep up with good form. I have a blind adult dog, and he is the love of my life, so I’m in on any animal giving. I give money to the rescues I got him from, etc.

  7. Plumcake May 20, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    @Lisa, thank you so much! I’d take him home with me if I could (in fact, if they can’t find a home for him, I just might drive out there)

  8. mywhimsey May 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    God help me, a blind flood puppy – I can’t even try to resist the plea. Donation sent.

  9. Plumcake May 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    @Mywhimsey. Hooray! You’re (one of) the greatest!

  10. Lisa May 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    @ Plumcake Just sent via Paypal, using my husband’s account as I don’t have one. I have to say, when the rescue folks told me that my Max was blind, I fretted, but he really seriously does OK. He’s learned not to run as he runs into things, and he responds to voice commands and the way we tug on the leash. He’s a happy little lovebug and very popular with the girls going to the nearby nightclubs.

    The one time he had trouble was when we moved from our old house in Virginia, which had wood floors, to our new place in LA, which has concrete floors. For him, it was confusing because I think he figured out “bathroom place” and “not bathroom place” by virtue of the surface under his feet. So in Virginia, he did fine: Wood=floor=not bathroom place; Grass=outside=bathroom place.” But when we moved to downtown LA, it was “Inside=Concrete; Outside=Concrete; How the Hell Am I Supposed to Know?” So we had a lot of accidents in the lobby of our building for awhile there, but he figured it out eventually–the outside smells and sounds much different.

  11. Cat May 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    You had me at “blind flood puppy.” I have a house full of rescues and am completely unable to resist any animal in need. Donation sent!

  12. Plumcake May 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    @Cat: Cat and dogs, together at last. I know, I’m helpless with a sad puppy face. Sad BLIND puppy!

    @Lisa: That’s good to know. I’ve got a nice backyard, but I’d be worried about him navigating the stairs.

  13. BrooklynShoeBabe May 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Blind. Flood. Puppy.

    Damn you, Plumcake. You lucky tomorrow is payday.

  14. Plumcake May 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    @BrooklynShoeBabe: There really is no resisting him. Sweet little moo face. Thank you so, so much!

  15. Jennie May 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Due to an unfortunate banking incident, there are no funds available in Casa Jennie (and the bill collectors don’t care! ) I have posted the link on my Facebook page.

  16. Lisa May 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    @ Plumcake…we have a ramp he’s figured out how to use to get from the floor to the couch. He can manage going up the stairs, but the down the stairs isn’t easy for him, and he gets scared. The ramps are cheap and sturdy, depending on how many stairs you have. (And yes, I know, I *have a ramp* so that my dog can get on my couch. There is no discipline at the Casa del Lisa. Life is too short not to cuddle on the couch and watch teevers.

  17. AmazonAngelle May 21, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    My long time furry companion left us some time ago but I do try to donate to more animal related charities these days and frankly that face just…how could you not help. Donation sent!