KATIE: A friend and fellow blogger, Miss Marjorie from DashKitten.com, tweeted us a message last night about a design contest for The Paw Project. What a wonderful opportunity to help raise awareness for such an important cause. Paws UP!
What IS The Paw Project?
The Paw Project's mission is to educate the public about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, to promote animal welfare through the abolition of the practice of declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate cats that have been declawed. The Paw Project is a nonprofit organization supported by private donations and the sale of Lala cards, a line of animal-themed greeting cards.
You can watch The Paw Project documentary online for as little as $2.99. It's available on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes and Netflix.
As cat bloggers, we forget that in some ways we're living in a bubble. Our readers love animals, our fellow blogging friends love animals and we love animals. We're also much more informed and educated in this bubble of ours. The fact that declawing is cruel, isn't a new concept to us. But it doesn't take long once we step outside the bubble to realize there are SO many people that just don't know. The vast majority are not inhumane, they don't lack compassion... they're just uninformed. Education is so important.
And because there will always be people for that simply don't care, are selfish or heartless... well that's why changes in laws are so very important.
The Design Contest
If you're an aspiring designer, a seasoned pro or just have a passion for drawing ... and of course CATS... we encourage you to enter their t-shirt design contest. We're already working up a couple of entries! Your design could help make a positive difference in the lives of our feline friends. Click HERE for contest details.
"Laws can't change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Waffles and I... well we're just a couple of funny cats and we don't ever claim to be experts on much of anything. ...except for Waffles thinking he's a chicken expert. We'd like to share some wonderful articles that fellow bloggers who are far more informed and eloquent than us have published.
And we promise to create a brief tutorial on how Glogirly is able to easily trim both my and Waffle's nails in the coming weeks. Yes, there are treats involved.
Declawing Cats: Inhumane and Unnecessary
~Ingrid King, The Conscious Cat
How To Trim Your Cats Nails
~Ingrid King, Answers.com
Scratching the Surface on Declawing Cats and Trying to Uncover the Reality of Martha Stewarts's Opinion on the Controversial Subject
~Deb Barnes, Zee & Zoey's Chronicle Connection