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)

Thankful Thursday

We been losing a lot of pals. The lastest was our pal @Ryker_Tyker. @MaggieTKat wrote a lovely blog about him and you can read it here: Remembering @Ryker_Tyker.

This may seem like an odd way to start a Thankful Thursday post, but all these losses  lately reminded me how grateful I am for all the wonderful friends I’ve made since I started twittering, blogging, and being on Facebook. Anipals and their humans are amazingly loving, giving, and so supportive of one another. Everyone I’ve met here works in some way to make life better for anipals and their humans, even if it’s just by giving an animal a home.

I’m especially thankful for @Mulder_cat & Scully_Cat and @Staffpurrson. Mom knows @Staffpurrson from a different online community and he introduced Mom & me this wonderful community that we otherwise would never have known existed.

I also want to thank @Rumblepurr. He was the first one to find my blog the very first day I posted it. I don’t know how, but he did. And then he wrote a blog introducing me and my new blog, and the rest is history!

So I just want to make sure you all know how much I care about you all and how glad I am I found you all. We sometimes forget to say that and just sort of take each other for granted. I wanted to make sure that my online friends know that I never take you for granted even when I forget to say it. Now I have to make sure I let my offline friends know it, too.

Hugs, purrs, smoochies and lots of love to all of you.

News!

All kinds of news this week. The first item is that the book about #lakewithpetie is finished and ready to order. It’s called Summer at the Lake with Petie and is available here: Summer at the Lake with Petie. You can see a preview at the right. I was thrilled at how many pals sent stuff for me to put in the book! There are poems, stories, pictures, memories, and even original artwork. We have some very talented anipals in our community. Not only is this a wonderful way to remember the amazing summer we had, but the proceeds are going to Duncan’s Place cat sanctuary. It will make a great Crispmouse present for your humans, so buy lots of copies!

Duncan’s Place cat sanctuary is also where my brofurs are coming from. Cathy at Duncan’s Place cat sanctuary sent me more pictures of them.

I finally have names for them. The cream colored one is gonna be Evel Kneivel and just EK for short. We’ve been told he’s a bit of a daredevil. The grey and white one is gonna be Bandit because he looks like he’s wearing a mask. Mom’s picking them up Friday night!

Edit: Just found out from Cathy at Duncan’s Place – turns out the grey & white one is a girl. So instead of 2 brofurs I’m gonna have a sisfur and a brofur. Cathy called her Babette and I think I’m just gonna call her that and not change her name again. Bad enough everyone thought she was a boy and called her Bob all these weeks. I’m not gonna change her name yet again.

So that’s the good news. Now the sad news. We lost our good friend, Gunner, this week. He crossed the bridge on Thursday. PepiSmartDog escorted him across the bridge and arranged a wonderful welcome banquet for him. The banquet was held at Nipclub so that all the anipals could see Gunner off and wish him a good crossing. It was a wonderful banquet for a wonderful pal.

That’s if for this week. Next week I’ll have lots of news after the brofurs get here. Wish me luck! Smoochies!