I will be honest. I was not going to actively campaign for the Petties this year. Campaigning for contests takes up a lot of energy that I feel I could use better by working on quality posts for my blog, putting together my new book and having my human create new items for my Zazzle store. I like helping out causes that benefit cats, but I feel I could do better work by focusing energy on my own instead of trying to win a contest where, if I don’t win, the rescue does not get anything except maybe some temporary publicity.
I’ve won two Petties. Do I really need to do this again? Well, guess what — the answer, I have decided, is YES!
Why am I jumping in again when you can tell I’m not as enthusiastic about this as I have been in the past? Because there are cats out there who need our help who don’t have a voice, and who have been getting kicked around a lot lately: our feral brothers and sisters! They have been getting a bad rap from organizations that are manipulating statistics to make them look like they are decimating the bird population (not true). Misguided humans think ferals are dirty and disease-ridden, when the truth is that cats in a managed feral colony are as healthy as most housecats — they are spayed and neutered and receive vaccinations, flea control and medical care.
So nominate me for whatever categories you want, but please help raise awareness for our extended feral family by nominating Humans Are Willfully Destroying Our Bird TV! for Best Blog Post: http://www.sparklecat.com/special/humans-are-willfully-destroying-our-bird-tv. It shows where the blame for bird deaths really lies: in human encroachment.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for us to push back these cat-hating humans who want to do terrible things to feral cats. I hope my blog post gets in the finals. If it does, I will ask you to help me pick a local rescue organization that specializes in helping feral cats.
Nominate me here: http://petties.dogtime.com/nominations. You will have to log in, either with an email or your Facebook profile. Once you have, you can nominate any blogs you want, but make sure you enter me for Best Blog Post. You can do this once a day, every day until June 28. Thanks!
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