Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Mommy!: Comment-A-Thon & Giveaway


Hey everybody, Truffles at the keyboard! There's a possibility I'm going to need you all to back me up here today because I might be in a little bit of trouble. But since we all know you visit our blog for me I know that you've got my back.

What did I do? Well, I hopped on the 'puter while Mommy was sleeping and deleted the post she had scheduled for today. (It had nothing to do with me, so it was fair game.) It's for a good cause though, honest! Today is Mommy's birthday and I want to do something extra special for her.

Let me explain...

It's probably pretty obvious how much Mommy loves kitties, right? Nothing would make her happier than having a house full of cats...okay, she would probably settle for 3 or 4. Unfortunately, between working, blogging, taking care of her elderly parents, and me, adding to our little family just isn't in the cards right now.

So here's what I'm thinking...

Ever since our special Sparkle blogged about sponsoring shelter cats for July's Blog the Change for Animals post, Mommy has been pretty obsessed with the idea. It's wonderful to make a blanket donation to a shelter, but by sponsoring a kitty you know exactly which fur babies your money is helping. It's the perfect way to have more cats in your life when you can't add any more to your home, at least until they find their forever families.

Mommy and I have been fortunate to make a little extra money thanks to our blog. We've been setting it aside as a little "nest egg" in case I ever need something special. (i.e. future vet bills) But as a gift for Mommy's birthday I want to use some of it for something else. For the next 24 hours I am having a comment-a-thon: for every comment we receive today I am donating $1 to PAWS of Connecticut. I'm hoping to be able to sponsor two or three kitties, and during the coming weeks we'll introduce you to our new friends!

To sweeten the pot a little I'm offering a giveaway too: 2 fun kitty cozies (The Cat Sitter's Nine Lives by Blaize & John Clement and To Die Fur by Dixie Lyle), and a box sign with a very wise saying: Love Your Cat.


Comment-A-Thon & Giveaway close tonight at 11:59 EST. (September 8, 2014) Winner will be chosen by Random.org; open internationally.

51 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh I am glad to help spend your Mom's money on a good cause! Happy Birthday!

Patty Woodland said...

Happy Birthday to your mommy and you are a very sweet kitty to do this Truffles

Cat said...

Happy Birthday to your mommy!!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy birthday to your human, Truffles! I hope your commenthon is a huge success - sponsoring kitties is so rewarding. And thank you so much for your donation to Tabby's Place in Sparkle's memory.

servedogmom said...

Wishing You the HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY ever,
✿•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•✿
. . . ✿•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•✿ . . .
……………… ....♥ •.¸.•´♥……………
may all of your dreams come true, including the ability to sponsor a few kittens!

Anonymous said...

Happy Meowday to yous mommy Truffles, dat's so pawsum!!!!

Luv ya'

Dezi

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy birthday to your momma!

Michstjame said...

I think you found the best birthday present you could give your mom, Truffles, and I hope she has a perfect day. You definitely started it off right. :)

M Dawson said...

Truffles, maybe you did good deleting the post! Not about You?? Shame!!!!

Harvey

Ingrid King said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Dorothy Abernathy said...

A very happy birthday to your Mommy. We hope her birthday wish comes true.

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

The Florida Furkids

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday to your mom ! It's a great idea to celebrate with a commentathon ! Purrs

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy birthday :-)

meowmeowmans said...

OMC! Truffles and Mom Melissa, you are wonderful to do such a selfless thing on your birthday. Thank you for choosing PAWS for your commentathon. We hope it's a huge success, and we can hardly wait to see which of our pals you'll be sponsoring! Happy birthday ... we hope your day is as special is you are. :)

Hugs,

Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and all of the PAWS cats

Anita Yancey said...

Truffles must be a very specail cat to want to do this for your birthday. Happy Birthday! I hope you and Truffles have a great time.

ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Birthday to your Mommy! What a wonderful idea!

pilch92 said...

Oh Truffles, what a sweet kitty you are to do that for your mom and have a contest too! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a great idea, Truffles! We hope you get enough from the commentathon to sponsor several kitties at PAWS!

And very happy birthday to your Mom!

Fur Everywhere said...

Truffles, we think you did a wonderful thing; sponsoring individual kitties is a wonderful idea! We can't wait to see the new friends you get to sponsor.

We wish your mom a very Happy Birthday! We hope this one is the best one for her yet <3

Anonymous said...

Thank you, sweet Truffles!

To Mommy...Happy birthday, to you...HAPPY year-ahead, too!

Have a PURR-fect day!

patucker54 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy B-Day!!!
-Yoshi, Gatsby and Rob (If there's three of us, do you donate $3.00?)

Oz theTerrier said...

Here's my "Comment for the Kitties"!!! Happy, HAPPY Birthday to your mom! It's a great week for birthday celebrations, don't you think Truffles?!? And there's lots of fund raising for great causes too! Thank you for your comment this morning!
Oz

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Birthday to the momma
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Caren Gittleman said...

happy happy birthday to your amazing Momma!!!!! Great post Truffles! xoxoxo

traveler said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Mommy. What a lovely celebration. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Well done, Truffles!
libbydodd at comcast dot net

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

petite said...

Great post. Happy Birthday and all the best. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Truffles you are such a thoughtful girl! We hope you give your Mom lots of hugs from all of us and we wish her happy birthday! YAY for those kitties in CT!!

katsrus said...

Happy Birthday. May your day be blessed with love and joy.
Sue B

The Island Cats said...

What a awesome way to celebrate your mom's birthday! Happy Birthday to her!!

Christy Paws said...

What a sweet thing for you to do, Truffles. I don't see how you could be in trouble for this!! Happy birthday to your mom.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

Karen B said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful gift you have given her. <3

Random Felines said...

Happy Birthday to the mom!! What a wonderful gift and we can't wait to see who gets sponsored!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happy birthday to yur mom truffles...we hope her iz havin a mega fun filled day; hope her iz eatin lotz oh nip filled cake, hope her iz enjoyin her day N we hope she buyed EWE sum presentz !!! ♥♥♥♥♥

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to you! Truffles, you always have such great ideas.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Kitties Blue said...

We absolutely love how this kitty sponsoring is taking hold. Like your mom ours would like to have more kitties, which is why we are sponsoring Swizzle. Can't wait to meet whichever kitties you select. Hope you get lots of comments. Though it is late in the day, Mom will Tweet and see if she can get you more Comments. Happy Birthday to your mom. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May Giulietta Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Linda Szymoniak said...

We have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats, so I know we can't bring any more furbabies into our home - at least not now. They are all rescues, and one of our cats, my daughter's "kitten" name Arata, just celebrated his first birthday yesterday. I have helped sponsor many dogs and cats, and have helped rescue several that I was only able to rescue because OF the sponsorships for them. This is a wonderful thing you're doing and I hope the kitties you sponsor find as loving of homes as you have!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

A meowvelous idea! Happy Birthday to you mom.

Elisa and Abby said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! Truffles you have a wonderful idea. Hope she loves it.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, good, we love spending money that isn't ours. :) Great cause. Happy Birthday!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! You don’t have to enter me for the books. We love the sponsoring idea. Pop used to sponsor—wait for it—cows at the Popcorn Park Zoo. He even got to visit them and feed them.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Happy happy Birthday Mommy!!! Don't enter me for the books...just like my BFGF Cathy Keisha, I just wanted to support your sponsoring some cats...paw pats, Savvy

Mariodacatsmom said...

Happy Belated Birthday to mom. Sorry we're late seeing this, but can't always get on the computer here. Hope you had a wonderful one with lots of purrs from Truffles.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Hi, I just saw this on Facebook and am so sorry I missed the commentathon - especially because I volunteer at PAWS!
Thank you so much for sharing your birthday celebration with the cats at the shelter. I hope your birthday was very happy.
Maggie

Marty the Manx said...

Happy Birtday to your Mommie! So sorry we missed the Comment-a-thon :( Phooey! Hope you guys had a great day yesterday!!!!!!
Marty

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to your Mommy, Truffles!!!

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

We are late to the commentathon we know, but we still wanted to stop by and wish your Mommy a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! That is a very thoughtful thing to do for your mom, Truffles. The kitties at PAWS will be most grateful. We can't wait to see which ones you've sponsored. Hope your mom had a wonderful birthday celebration!!!