Timmy Stones were created to honor Oliver D Cat, who died from exposure to harmful flea & tick products, and Tiny Timmy, who lives with neurological damage from his exposure to these products. These two extraordinary cats want to help raise awareness of safer alternatives so no one else has to suffer.
Timmy Stones are made by the T.O.Y. Army (which stands for Timmy, Oliver and YOU), a dedicated team of volunteers dotted around the globe. Each one is a little bit different.
On August 16th, 2011, Aundria Arlandson, the pet parent of Oliver, placed the first Timmy Stone at the base of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
These Timmy Stones are placed all over the world to show support and outreach and in honor of anyone who has a special bond with an animal or has had one that has passed away. Once placed, locations can be added to our global map so others can find them. When you find a Timmy Stone, you can also log it here on a map, or leave it where you found it for the next person.
Want to place your own Timmy Stone? Request one here. There is no charge for our Timmy Stones, but we ask only that you pass it on. We will send one or two, at your request. You can keep one and place one for someone else to find, thus keeping the message going.
Consider Timmy Stones like an interactive global Easter Egg Hunt! Have fun searching for and placing them! Share your Timmy Stone Stories with us so we can share them with the world!
Volunteers of the T.O.Y. Army have a few Rules of the Journey. The first is that you do what you can, when you can and how you can. Maybe you don’t have time, but you have connections, a skill or money. Maybe you don’t have money, but you have time or a skill. We know that the key to propelling an idea forward is one of passion. When passion becomes mandatory, you burn out and it’s no longer a passion. When life gets overwhelming, the last thing you need is extra pressure. This concept works very well for us and we have been able to accomplish great things together.
The second Rule of the Journey is that we all have the ability to make a ripple. Maybe that’s talking to someone in the store, or doing a kindness for someone that takes little effort for you, but means a great deal to the other person. By creating ripples of action around you, eventually those ripples gain momentum and become great waves of change. Timmy Stones tag line “because one small stone creates a ripple” reflects that.
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