Most of us know Sandra Lee as the First Lady of New York and a culinary genius who can make a delicious and refreshing mojito out of stuff you have lying around the house like Lime-A-Way, mint-flavored mouthwash and leaves. But what we don’t know is that Sandra Lee is also a modern day Artemis. Case in point: She saved a baby seal this week!
Page Six says that the greatest thing to happen to the food world since taco-flavored Doritos (RIP) was strolling along the beach in Malibu on Tuesday morning when she noticed a distressed, washed-up creature who was probably heaving and gurgling in pain the way most people do after eating a slice of her world famous Kwanzaa cake. Usually when you see a blubbery, washed-up creature rolling around in distress on the beach in Malibu, you figure it’s just Charlie Sheen after snorting some bad coke again. But this time it was a baby seal in need. Sandra dropped the shells she planned to use in a future tablescape, put on her Captain Save-A-Ho hat and ran toward the baby seal.
Sandra said on Facebook that after seeing that the pup looked cold and hungry, she went to the nearby Malibu Beach Inn to get some raw fish and a blanket. (Side note: That might be the first time in history that Sandra handled fish that didn’t come from a can.) Sandra called a few seal and animal rescue organizations she found on Google and that went nowhere. Most of the numbers she called had a voicemail message saying that they wouldn’t be able to return calls for up to two days. After making a bunch of dead-end phone calls, she finally got a hold of an actual person who sent out a wildlife rescue team to the beach. Sandra writes that GIRL POWAH saved that baby seal’s life, because the wildlife rescue team was led by a woman.
And, as I find so often in life, girl power can be a force stronger than nature or in this case, saving one of nature’s most vulnerable creatures. The young woman who gently scooped the little seal into a net to transport him to a wildlife rehabilitation center told me she has rescued three thousand baby seals within the past year. This epidemic was unknown to me and it probably is to you too. So if you want to help here’s how you can do it, by saving one little life at a time and I’ll match every dollar you give up to $25,000.
Sandra explains that because of the rising of ocean temperatures, so many baby seals are washing up on shore. Sandra has started a donation drive with the California Wildlife Center. She promises to match every donation that is made, dollar for dollar up to $25,000.
Sandra is the true saint of the Food Network. Those other Food Network hos wouldn’t have done what Sandra did. Ina “Make-A-Nightmare” Garten would’ve strolled on by with Jeffrey and said she was too busy to help out that sad pup. She’d probably spit on it too! That cold-hearted demon! And Guy Fieri would’ve tried to hump the poor thing. But Sandra saved it and is donating money to charity.
I also heard that Sandra plans to throw an aqworium-themed party in honor of the baby seal and she will serve her complex “Ocean Breeze” cocktail made with ice and Hpnotiq!