…there are a couple of very deserving causes that caught Munguin’s eye and persuaded him to open his wallet (we found the key in the vaults of Munguin Towers), allowing a multitude of moths to escape.

The first is from Munguin reader and blogger, The Rambling Junketeers, who, currently living in Mexico, has been touched by the plight of the hundreds of stray dogs that are left to starve on the streets in that country.


He’s fundraising for a kennel that he volunteers with. His story is heartwarming and tear-jerking at the same time. It’s worth a read if you’re an animal lover.

So, if you’re a dog person, and flush with cash, you might like to help him out. Money goes a good deal further in Mexico so even a little would make a difference.

The second cause is an old favourite of this site and of Munguin’s, so it will need no other introduction than… Mark Frankland. We all know what Mark does, and Munguin and I have the deepest respect for him. Homebase needs funds for the winter and this is important work, given the terrible hardships imposed on people by this heartless Westminster government of incompetents.

In addition to the Just Giving page, Mark has written another novel, always a seriously good and exciting read, and is selling it on Amazon Kindle. If you fancy buying it for your Kindle you can do so here. All the money goes to the fund. I think you’ll like the plot.


If you don’t have a Kindle you can read the book on his blog (see sidebar) or here, and make a contribution (or not) on the Just Giving page.

OK, that’s Munguin’s begging bowl going back in the cupboard until the next time. At least, to the little fella’s credit, he never asks anything for himself. (Of course, neither does Rupert!)



n joss orph
Hello, my name is Joss.
n kerry
n govan 1890s
Govan 1890s.
n hitching a ride
Sometimes you just need a lift.
n hk to macau
Bridge from Hong Kong to Macau.
n king
n Kinderdijk, Neth
Kinderdijk, Netherlands.
n olympic national park
Olympic National Park.
n or
I’m getting bored waiting!
n panda
n pawalan, philippines
Pawalan, Philippines.
n pig
I’m as happy as a human in… Oh, sorry, it’s Sunday, I can’t say it.
N queensfery 1887
Queensferry 1887.
n sea eagle or golden
Golden Eagle, I think.
n tala reservoir borders
Tala Reservoir, Borders.
n em
Hi, Mum.
n culross
Culross, Fife.
n sheep
n blaze
Blaze fae Skye. (Hopefully this time.)
n bridge
Our bridge at night.
n or1
OK tired now, I’m going to have a sleep on Mum.