Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bloggers Help Paws with a Cause: Melissa Palmer

Today's post is by blogger Melissa A Palmer from Palmer's Picks for Reading.

Emma was a Jack Russell Terrier named after Jane Austen’s character Emma. My Emma thought she was a cat. Most of our cats outweighed her (she was 9 lbs fully grown) so she became one of them—hated dogs but loved cats. At the vet’s office she would try to climb into cat carriers—and they were never our cats. She died of bladder cancer at age 9.

Max is a seal point Ragdoll. He was my first kitten. Max is our alpha male cat. He enjoys sleeping in his cat hammock and breaking into the automatic feeder.

Gizmo is a seal point Ragdoll. Gizmo is a lover cat, not a fighter cat. He loves to snuggle and “hold paws” (he wraps his paws around my fingers).

BooBerry Radley is a blue point Ragdoll. Annually, he visits my school where I am a guest speaker in my friend’s Small Animal Care Agriculture class and I discuss cat ownership. He is very good with the high school students.

Jack Frost Palmer has his own Facebook page. He is a chocolate point Savannah. Savannahs are bred from African Servals so he has some wild blood in him. This is balanced by the chicken flavored liquid Prozac that he has on a daily basis. Jack is the baby of the family and he enjoys that. He loves his stuffed Santa hat toy, hiding my husband’s watch and drinking milk.

Hello Everyone! We have a total of 59 blogs that have gotten together to help raise money for a great cause. There are going to be some awesome prizes up for grabs for people that donate money to the cause. Here is a little about the company that we are raising the money for:

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.

PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy. Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some. Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen. PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.
Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348
How to donate:
2. Click on "Make a Donation"
3. Enter a amount you wish to donate. Everibbon will add a small fee to your donation for processing. My fee for donating $5.00 was .49 cents. So keep this in mind when deciding your donation amount. You will receive 1 entry into the giveaway for every $1 you donate.
4. In the box that says "on the behalf of" please put your name. This is the name that will be listed on the everibbon website so put a name you do not mind being visible to everyone. Do not check the box to make a anonymous donation because I will not be able to track your donation to enter you into the giveaways.

5. Next it will ask you for your credit or debit card information.
6. Then it will ask for your email address to send you a receipt. This is so that you can submit it for tax purposes.
7. Ta Da! Your all done making your donation. Now you need to contact Danielle to enter the giveaway.
8. Please email Danielle at
RomanceBookJunkiesDanielle@Yahoo.com with the name you used to donate your money. For example the name I used to donate on behalf of was Romance Book Junkies. Do not send me your name off your credit or debit card because I will not be able to see this. Along with the name you used please tell me how much you donated and if you live in the US or are International.
9. Your all done. Thank you for donating!

Warning: Do not try to email Danielle the name and donation amount of another person that is not yourself. If Danielle recieves more than one email with the same persons name and donation amount she will have to ask for your copy of the receipt from everibbon to verify that you are the correct winner. Thank you.
We will have 4 winners for the main giveaway.
We have 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
Also we have 2 huge boxes of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies and Bitten by Paranormal Romance for US residents only.
In addition, the wonderful Sparkle Abbey is generously contributing a signed copy of one of their Pampered Pets Mystery series books (winner's choice) to anyone who leaves me a comment on any of my Bloggers Help Paws with a Cause posts that they donated to this wonderful cause.

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1 comment:

Froggy said...

I donated under Froggy!

Such a great cause! Thanks for being a part of it!!