Today we all said good-bye to one of the feistiest cats on Twitter, my furriend, @Scully_Cat. It feels like deja vu. It seems we just did this for her brofur, @Mulder_Cat.
@Scully_Cat was smart, sassy, funny, and could give her @Staffpurrson or anyone else the stinkeye like no one else could. She was a brave kitty who fought a really tough fight against chronic renal failure. Now she’s OTRB with Mulder, running free and happy like a kitten and no longer in pain. I’m sure Mulder stocked the mansion with cases and cases of Luna Tuna in preparation for Scully’s arrival.
I wish we lived closer to @Staffpurrson so we could be of more comfort to him right now. He’s alone in the house for the first time in 12 years, and a bad storm is on the way. It breaks my heart to think of him alone in a storm with no kitty for company. @Staffpurrson did the best he could for Scully, going way above and beyond what a lot of pet parents would have done. I hope he doesn’t wait too long to bring home new fur furriends. Any cats he chooses to adopt will be furry lucky to have him.
If anyone wants to make a donation in @Scully_Cat’s honor, you can donate to Kings Highway Cat Rescue Inc. This is the shelter that @Mulder_Cat came from. Let them know it’s in memory of Scully Kreps.
Mulder and Scully are the ones that brought me to Twitter and blogging, and now they’re both gone. I hope they’ll continue to tweet from OTRB. It’s hard to think of the anipal twitterverse without their humor, wit, and chutzpah.
It’s time to announce the winners of the 15 bags ofHill’s® Science Diet® Hairball Control cat food. There were only 16 entries, so everybody wins! Concatulations everyone! 15 of you will get your bags direct from Hill’s and someone local to me will get their food from me because I have some extra here at the house. Unfortunately, as wonderful as this food is, one of us in the household has an extremely sensitive tummy and didn’t react well to it (glares at offending sisfur). EK and I think this is wonderful food. If it were up to us, Mom would switch us to this. Unfortunately, the kitty with the sensitive tummy outvotes the rest of us. 🙁
Please email where you want your food shipped to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll forward all the addresses on to the wonderful people at Hill’s. Thanks everyone for participating in my giveaway. I know you’re gonna like this food. I sure did.
That’s it for this Sunday. Lippe had a big weekend and we gotta get all the pictures on the computer and get them labeled so we can post them, so I gotta say bye for now. *runs off to get camera*
And that’s just what I can think of right now. I know there’s stuff I’m forgetting.
Most of my blogs have been about fun stuff and exciting adventures, but there have been a few serious ones, too. And I’m gonna get serious now for a little bit. As you all know, I keep trying to raise funds to help out Duncan’s Place (http://duncansplace.org/), which is where Candy and EK came from . I’ve put up a chip-in to raise some money for them. They do so much for the cats in their care and for the community and I really want to do whatever I can to help them. If you can see your way clear to donate, even just $1, please do so.
Another way you can donate is by getting a copy of ‘Summer at the Lake with Petie’. My good pal @BlindMaximus was kind enough to write a blog about it and to put a link to my chip-in on his site. How amazing is that? @Rumblepurr is also helping. He has a link to my book on his blog. If I’ve missed anyone who still has a link up, please let me know. I want to make sure everyone who’s helping me gets mentioned.
I’m gonna really push the book here for a minute, because of the way the website where I sell the books works. There has to be $25 in my account before they’ll cut a check. What goes in the account is the difference between the cost of the book and how much extra I added on to have to donate to Duncan’s Place. I’m short by about 4 books worth in order to get paid. It was 6 books worth, but @BlindMaximus bought a copy in addition to blogging about it, and @iamDaisyDoo bought a copy to donate for a prize for the next #pawpawty. Anipals really are the best pals. So I’m really hoping that at least 4 of you will order books so I can get one last check to donate.
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the Giveaway! A while back I won a wonderful prize package from the folks at Nutro. It was very similar to this one:
It took a while until we actually got to eat the Nutro Natural Choice food that was in the prize because of Candy’s tummy problems, but we finally got to try it a couple weeks ago. We loved it!
Even more important, it doesn’t upset Candy’s tummy. We think the food is soooo good and you know how we love Greenies, so I wanted someone else to have a chance at the same wonderful prize package. I asked @EdnaAtNutro and the wonderful folks at Nutro if it would be possible to arrange one for my blogiversary. The answer was yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So it is my pleasure to offer you a chance at this package full of fun and yum. Here’s the particulars:
Anyone is welcome to enter for the drawing, but the prize is a cat prize.
Apologies to my pals outside the U.S.A., but the winner has to be in the U.S.A.
Here’s how you enter.
Go to the Nutro (www.Nutro.com) site and pick which formula of Nutro Natural Choice you’d like.
Leave a comment saying you want to be in the drawing and telling me which flavors you’d like.
The last step is the most important. I know lots of pals who are not entering will also leave comments, so make sure to tell me you’re entering the drawing. Comments left by April 30th will qualify for the drawing. After the 30th, I’ll throw all the names in a magic internet hat and pull out the winner. The winner be announced May 8th. Good luck!