Thankful Thursday

So far I’ve sold 34 copies of Summer at the Lake with Petie. Today I received my first payment in the amount of $119. I haven’t been paid for all the copies yet so there’s more money coming (but not until next month)! I took great joy in going to Duncan’s Place and clicking on their donate button and donating that money. As both Blurb.com and Duncan’s Place both use Paypal, it was very easy.

Ordering is very easy, too. Just click on the picture below and it will take you to the order page!

The deadline for ordering in time for Christmas in the U.S. is December 12. Blurb.com delivers all over the world, so don’t think you can’t order if you live outside the U.S.

Thank you to everyone who has or is going to order Summer at the Lake with Petie. And Happy Holidays to all!

Random Stuff on a Tuesday

Guess what I got today! A picture of GinaTheMinPin reading ‘Summer at the Lake with Petie‘. How cool is this?

Catching up on my reading

And another wonderful friend, @BunnyJeanCook, has written about the book on her blog, Bunny’s Blog. Now, if you’ve never visited Bunny’s Blog, you should. Unlike yours truly, Bunny tackles important stuff on her blog. Here’s just a couple of the things she’s written about:

Help Pawcurious Help Homeless Pets
Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week

I hope you’ll all add Bunny’s Blog to your reading list!

If anyone else wants to send me a picture of themselves reading Summer at the Lake with Petie, please do! Maybe I’ll make a whole page of the pictures.

In other news, @BorisKitty is still collecting green papers to help Peanut and Kiki’s families with the v-e-t bills. These poor kitties were shot with a pellet gun and need lots of v-e-t help. And that means lots and lots of green papers. So help out anyway you can, even if it’s just one or two little papers.

I’m sorry to say that I’m going to end on a sad note here. Yet another beautiful angel, Whiska Pusskat, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge to get his wings. You can read about him here: Whiska Pusskat: In Memorium. I hope you’ll all stop by and say a word or two to his family.

There have been so many furriends crossing the bridge lately that I’m thinking I should add an ‘In Memorium’ page to my blog. Except I’m wondering if that’s just a little morbid. What do you think?

In case we don’t get to talk to each other again before Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving!

Edit: Here’s @smokey8’s sisfer, Princess.

She’s been doing a lot of reading. Looks like she just finished not just  ‘Summer at the Lake with Petie’, but also ‘welcom to my werld‘ by my pal Henry Steiff (@henryandfriends). Looks like Princess is quite the reader. Now all she needs are copies of @maxthequiltcat‘s book, ‘The Zen of Max‘ and @CheshireK‘s book,’Please Send Money‘ (which I read and thoroughly enjoyed).

Speaking of  ‘The Zen of Max’, I won a copy from the drawing on Max’s blog! I’ll be doing a review of it after I read it. Can’t wait!

A Book About Love

We’ve spent a lot of time in #pawcircles and porchsitting lately. We’ve seen too many furriends cross the Rainbow Bridge in a very short time. When our furriends cross the bridge, the circles are for love and comfort. But sometimes, the #pawcircles and porchsitting result in a furriend getting better. This book is about a success story. This book is about the miracles that love can work.

As we all know, our pal Petie (@Petethecat) had a difficult summer. When we heard our furriend was sick, we all did what anipals do in times of trouble – we banded together to help Petie get better. And Petie did get better! In fact, he’s getting married very soon to the wonderful Pandora (@Pandafur).

@toughteddybear with his copy of
‘Summer at the Lake with Petie’

It was just an amazing summer, and I wanted something to remember it by. I thought others might like to have something, too. So I put together a book: ‘Summer at the Lake with Petie‘. I gathered together stories, poems, pictures, memories, and whatever else pals wanted to submit to the book. There is a link in the sidebar to order the book and you can see sample pages there. The book is getting rave reviews from everyone who has already gotten a copy.

This book is special not just because it’s about our love for Petie and the miracles that love can work. The proceeds of this book benefit the cat sanctuary that Candy and EK came from  – Duncan’s Place. It’s a wonderful group of people who foster cats in their homes, help them find furever homes, and help families down on their luck keep their pets with them. I wrote about them in an earlier blog – Blog the Change – Duncan’s Place.

One thing we’ve all said over and over the last several weeks is how lucky our now lost pals were to have had loving homes. I want all the kitties at Duncan’s Place to have that, too. Selling ‘Summer at the Lake with Petie‘ is one of the projects I have going on trying to raise money to help them take care of and find homes for the cats in their care. My goal is to sell 100 copies of the book. So far, 30 copies have been sold, so there’s still a long way to go.

I want to thank some pals who have been helping to spread the word about Summer at the Lake with Petie:

Rumblepurr put a link up on his blog: Rumblebum.

Whskr And Dash wrote a blog article about it on their blog and plan on writing another: Dash Kitten’s Musings.

Blind Maximus wrote a blog entry and put up a widget for ordering Summer at the Lake with Petie on his blog, Adventures of a Blind Dog in a Big World.

I do have the best furriends! If anyone else is interested in putting a link or a widget on your blog, let me know. I’ll send you the code.

I also have a chip-in on my blog for pals who want to donate. Or you can go to Duncan’s Place web site and donate there. Whether you order Summer at the Lake with Petie or donate through my chip in or directly on their site, I hope you’ll choose to do something, no matter how small, to help Duncan’s Place. I want every cat to be as lucky as I’ve been.

Much love to my furriends,
Pumpkin (@Pumpkinpuddy)