Third Gotcha Day News and Giveaway

Happy Sunday everyone! First, I want to thank everyone for their paw prayers for Mom’s back. She’s feeling much better now, but still has to watch her computer time.There’s something about her chair or the table height that makes her sit funny and makes her back hurt. She’s working on a more ergonomic setup, but in the meantime, I’ll be using her tablet more for twitter. I type very slowly on the tablet, so you’ll have to bear with me.

Now to the good stuff! As you know, this past Wednesday was my third Gotcha Day. Since that was a workday and last Sunday the weather was so purrfect, we went to Eldorado Canyon State Park. There’s a wheelchair path there that Mom thought would be good for the stroller. It has a great view of the canyon. Aside from pawsome scenery, we saw lots of people rock-climbing. That looked kind of fun, so when we went to the picnic area for brunch I decided to do some rock-climbing, too.

We were down by the creek edge and there were tons of nice crunchy leaves to play with. I didn’t realize the I was so close to the water because of all the leaves. I was just playing with them and having so much fun I stepped right in the water and got my paws wet! I backed out really quick and was trying to shake the water off my paws. Mom just stood there laughing and laughing at me! *shakes head* So here are the pictures from my trip.

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for – the Tillman Skateboard Deck Giveaway! I won this cool skateboard deck from the pawsome people at Natural Balance at the last Blogpaws. Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions. There are steps to get more than one entry. You don’t have to do all the steps, but you do have to do the steps you say you’re doing. No cheating! If you don’t know how to post links to Twitter or Facebook posts, tag me in the post (@pumpkinpuddy on Twitter, Pumpkinpuddy Katz on Facebook) so I know you posted. I’ll take entries until 11/7 and announce the winner on 11/11. I know I originally said I’d announce the winner on the 9th, but that’s a Friday so I’m gonna wait until my usual blogging day, Sunday. Also, that’s the day before EK & Candy’s Gotcha day and the purrfect day for another Gotcha Day blog.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s it for today everyone. Have a great week! *hugs*

On vacation!

Happy Sunday everyone! As you know, @Edgardakitty is visiting us. We’re taking some vacation and having all kinds of fun. Yesterday, he went to a Celtic Fair. Today, mom got up early to straighten up the house and clean the litter boxes so we could have all our chores done in time to watch football all day!

Here we are all lined up and ready to watch. In the picture (L to R) is:

Front row: Candy and Pumpkin (that’s me!)
Back row:

  • Unicorn (needlepointed by mom),
  • Flat Dash (@Dashkitten, NZ)
  • Kiwi (from @rumblepurr, NZ)
  • Kangaroo w/baby (from @jessiejaney, AU)
  • Barnabas (from @Kolo_Martin, UK)
  • Evie (from @I_am_fuzzy, UK)
  • Treasure (from UK)
  • Tillman (@tillmanskates, USA)
  • @Edgardakitty (USA)

As you can see, it’s a very international group. But my stuffies have gotten quite used to American football. You have to in this house. MOL! I know some of you are wondering where EK is. He’s off making trouble, as usual.

I’m taking the rest of the month off from blogging to enjoy the lovely weather we’ve been having and Edgar’s visit. I’ll be back in October to tell you about our adventures. I will be tweeting, so watch for the occasional picture of me and/or Edgar out and about having fun.

My gotcha day is October 24 and the fursibs gotcha day is November 12. I’ll have a big celebration post in between where I’ll be giving away something furry special I won at Blogpaws and have been saving just for this occasion. So stay tuned!

Have a great week everyone!

 

The Official Relaunch of My Blog

All three of us in one picture. It doesn't happen very often. We're examining a new nip toy from Colorado Catnip.

I’ve been working on my new blog for about a week. It’s starting to look like a blog and not like a mess, but I still have a long way to go. I would love your feedback on how things look and how I can improve my blog.

I’d also like to make some changes to my content. The first change is I’d like to start a new feature – guest bloggers. I would love to have a guest blog once a week, but that will take time to build up to. For now I’ll count myself lucky to start out with a guest blogger once a month. Let me know in a comment if you’d like to do a guest blog.

Not sure what other changes I’d like to make. I guess a good blog is always evolving. It will be interesting to see what the next year brings.

Speaking of years, my 2nd and EK’s 1st birthday are coming up in a couple of weeks. So in honor of our birthdays, and to help launch my new blog, I want to do a giveaway. But this one will be different. I want all my pals to be able to enter no matter where they live or what kind of animal they are. So, the winner will receive a $20 USD gift certificate to their favorite pet store. The store must have the ability to allow me to buy the gift certificate online and send it by email. That’s just part one of my giveaway.

Now for part two. In honor of BlogPaws having been this weekend, and the commitment I made last year at BlogPaws to help Be the Change for Pets, I will also donate $20 USD to the animal charity of the winner’s  choice. How’s that for a prize? Something for you and something for your favorite animal charity!

To enter, leave a comment. One entry per pal please! Leave your comment by Saturday 5PM MT (mountain time). Then I’ll throw all the names in a virtual hat and pull one out. I’ll post the winner next Sunday.

That’s it for this week. Good luck in the drawing!