Best emails of the week: July 7-13 edition

Flying puppies, cannibalism, Kevin Costner playing golf



Subject: "Media Advisory: A Tweet to FedEx Express Canada Leads to Delivery of Dozens of Rescued Puppies"

GUYS! 60 rescued puppies from Happy Valley Goose Bay will be touching down on Nova Scotian soil via Litters n’ Critters/Fed Ex/the cutest airplane ride ever. The puppies were displaced due to a series of forest fires in north-eastern Canada. Some crucial email info:

"The offer of assistance came about as a result of a Twitter posting by one of the many supporters of Litters n' Critters, a foster home-based animal rescue organization based in Halifax, with whom the HV-GB SPCA has been partnering with for the last four years.

“I knew there were a lot of dogs and pups in the shelter and foster homes and since we couldn't get a lot out this year, I put out a (plea) on Facebook looking for someone with a plane or if they know anyone with a plane,” explained Shelley Cunningham, President of Litters n' Critters.

“One of our supporters twittered it and Adrian Grundy, the Manager of Corporate Communications & Public Relations from FedEx, found out about it that way.”

“He was so sweet and nice and understanding and said he was going to present it to his boss the next morning and call me back. He called me back and said that all they needed was permission to go into Goose Bay air space and if that goes through, it will happen. He said he would call me back the next afternoon. And he did. And he said yes. And I cried!”

Thank god for twittering! And Grundy sounds like a real catch. Apparently media can go to the Halifax airport at 11:30am tomorrow (July 14) and take pictures. I'd make up one of those fedoras with a "press" card in it, if I were you.

Subject: "hello I seek to have a very important article published. More important than entertainment."

This was an passionate entreaty written by a self-described telepath encouraging the city to "reeestablish the canopy" and plant fruit and nut trees in order to stop cannibalism and avoid sinking into the ocean like Atlantis. It was pretty complex, but more important than entertainment? A bold claim.

Subject: Tom Cochrane and Kevin Costner to golf in Halifax July 29-31

Pretty self-explanatory. $99 for a two-day pass ($65 for one day) to watch Cochrane and Costner play golf in the TELUS World Skins Tournament at Glen Arbour. The proceeds go to the IWK, and TELUS will be donating buttloads of money also. Think you could keep a straight face? Hit up, or call 1-877-451-1221.

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