Monday, October 24, 2011

Achievement Awards for Pawty Volunteers

I will be presenting Achievement Awards at the Friday Night Anipal Academy Awards ceremonies. These awards go to volunteers who help make anipal charity pawties and donations possible. There are approximately 150 anipals that donate their time for #pawpawty, #nipclub, and other charity functions. It is incredible to me that out of the thousands of participants about 150 anipals freely give of their time and talents. These anipals are true heros in our world.

When you attend pawties, please be mindful that these volunteers are trying their best to help you have fun. Please be considerate and thank the dj's, quiz masters, and barktenders. If you have a suggestion, do it politely or on DM. Barktenders can easily miss tweets. DJ's spend hours putting together playlists for pawty themes. Requests are gladly taken when presented in a constructive manner. Quiz masters usually quiz for many hours and appreciate an encouraging word.

Without this core group of anipal volunteers, support for anipal charities might fall apart.

Please give your pawty staff a big thank you the next time you "pawty hawty".

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thankful Thursday 10-13-11

Mom continues to improve! Yay!

Today I am thankful for anipals and their humans who use their art to benefit anipal rescue related activities. I would like to talk about my good friend @ConfuciousCat, CC for short. You all probably know CC as the innovator of the Sunday "Purrs for Peace". What you may not know is that his mum, Patricia Mason, is a writer. CC and Pat have joined forces for #pawpawty! Here's the scoop.

Pat has written a wonderful book written for the young adult (YA) market “Entanglements (Multiverse)” written under the name P. R. Mason. “Entanglements” is part of the fantasy genre featuring wormholes, time travel, vampires and a handsome time traveler hero. I won’t divulge any more about the plot. Let it suffice to say that “Entanglements” captivated me - I read the book straight through, skipping sleep and only stopping when I needed to nom.

Here is the best part! Pat is going to donate all proceeds for books sold Friday, October 15 to the next #pawpawty charity! So warm up those paws and get ready to help out #pawpawty meet the fundraising goal, and get a great read in the process. Amazon and B&N are offering the book for $0.99 and Smashwords for $2.99 as of this writing.

Think about something cool to stick in a Christmas stocking for your favorite young adult. Heck, mom said she has some fantasies about hero herself, so buy it for a lady friend! (Mom, you are SO embarrassing!)

You can find “Entanglements” as an ebook at these links: Amazon; Barnes and Noble; Smashwords
“Entanglements” is the featured book for the December 12 #readpawty meeting at 8 pm Eastern Time.

See you October 15 at the bookstore and at the next #pawpawty. Make sure you drop a tweet to CC and thank him for this great opportunity to help anipals! I hope we totally overwhelm him with our gratitude!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Mom's surgery was more extensive than originally hoped. She was pretty cranky for a few days since most pain Meds made her sick. We had come through all that, and she has made a remarkable recovery. We are so thankful since she is playing with us and we get lots of lap time! She has started physical therapy, so gets tired which is good since, guess what, I get MORE lap tme!

We know she is very lucky to have a good job with benefits so she can take the time to heal. We are also lucky to live in a city with teaching hospitals and an excellent reputation for health care.

We thank all anipals for the best wishes and #paw circles. I have seen the power of positive thoughts affect many recoveries, and Mom is one such case.

So, I will leave you laughing!