KATIE: Oh I've got a pretty good idea, Waffles.
KATIE: Almost, Waffles. Just swap out the O for an A.
WAFFLES: Boss! There's no A in COOL!
KATIE: Waffles, we don't have time for a spelling bee. We've got a LIST to attend to. Remember?
WAFFLES: Oh yeah! Today's the first day of the Santa Kitty Toy Hop! I'm holding up the sign just like you told me to, Boss.
Santa Kitty Toy Hop Starts Today!
Cat bloggers from around the world are coming together over the next week to make the holidays a little brighter for shelter cats. Waffles and I are very lucky cats. We've got all the toys and treats and kitty loungers we could ever want. More important, we have a wonderful forever home and a family that loves us. But there are so very many cats in shelters, waiting patiently for just a little bit of what we have. It's those cats we want to help.
Bloggers participating in the Santa Kitty Toy Hop will be donating some wonderful presents to a cat shelter in their community. They'll be taking photos as they drop off all the great stuff and wish the kitties a Merry Christmas. There's bound to be lots of feathers, catnip and smiles. Each blogger will be sharing that special visit on their blog so you can celebrate with them. It's a way of helping out some of the smaller shelters that are often forgotten and inspiring our friends and readers to do the same.
Our friend Summer, at Sparklecat.com, is hosting a blog hop where all participating bloggers will be posting links to their Santa Kitty Toy Hop blog posts.
Giving Does the Heart Good
And as cat bloggers, we're very fortunate to receive a lot of cool stuff over the course of a year. We can't think of a better way to put it to good use than to share it with our shelter cat friends.
We'll be delivering our gifts to Feline Rescue in St. Paul, Minnesota and sharing the fun with you next week.
Next Up on our Christmas List –
We're hard at work getting ready for Christmas here at the Townhouse. We've got a very special Christmas card we've made this year and we've got LOTS of envelopes to address. We're participating in a holiday card exchange with other cat bloggers all over the world and the cards are already pouring in.
Here's the official card count as of December 11, 2014:
Glogirly & Gloman - 1 (from the dry cleaner)
Katie & Waffles - 20
Would YOU like to receive a card from Katie & Waffles?
Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with "I Want Katie & Waffles for Christmas" in the subject line. Please include your name and snail mail address and we'll make sure you get on Santa Glogirly's list.
THIS WEEK ON GLOGIRLY!
Voting is just about done in the latest mike's HARDER design contest. We are embarrassingly behind... probably because we've been sipping a little too much Mad Kitty Cocktail! We'd be ever so grateful if you could help spread the word and drum up a few more votes for our can design!
HERE'S HOW TO VOTE:
1. Just click the voting link below and login either with Facebook or your email. The site you're going to is called ZOOPPA.
2. Once you're logged in, click the back button twice to return to our Rasta Kitty Cocktail page. (if you've been to the site before, it will probably remember you and you won't have to go back.)
3. There's a voting "slider" on the right hand side of the Rasta Kitty Cocktail page. Slide it ALL the way over to cast 5 votes. That's the maximum number of votes. You can only do this once.
4. Then just click the VOTE button. That's it!
VOTE HERE FOR RASTA KITTY COCKTAIL
LAST DAY: Lilly Brush Giveaway!
Enter to win! Two lucky readers will a Forever Furless Lilly Brush AND a Save Our Sweaters brush! We're doubling the prize so you can choose a shelter to win too!
Holistic Select Giveaway!
Enter to win! One lucky ready will win $50 worth of Holistic Select's new canned cat food recipes. We've got a great review of this new favorite of ours too.