Hello to all my new visitors from the Blog Jog, and hi to all my regular friends too! You are going to have fun here today!
Let me introduce myself to those who don’t know me yet. My name is Sparkle and I am one of several hundred blogging cats you find scattered all over the internet. I actually have been blogging longer than most — I began in January 2003! I am also an author and have written two award-winning books:
Dear Sparkle: Advice from One Cat to Another (Winner, Wild Card Category at the Hollywood Book Festival), and my latest book, Dear Sparkle: Cat-to-Cat Advice from the World’s Foremost Feline Columnist (Winner, Best Animal/ Pet Book: Novelty and Best Interior Design, USA Book News “Best Books 2010” Awards)
I am called the “feline Dear Abby,” because I give advice to other cats about their problems, whether it’s dealing with quirky kitty roommates, or proper human training. My latest column, for example, offers advice to a cat whose human thinks she is too “busy” to spend time with him. But of course, my blog is about a lot more than advice. I try to help cats find homes, talk about my adventures, and I review books about cats! I even recently starred in a mini-documentary promoting cat adoption. So look around my blog, I am sure you will enjoy it.
But before you do, make sure you leave a comment here because I am having a giveaway and a drawing!
I have really cool bookmarks — on the back, they offer some cat advice for humans! And you can get one, just by saying you want it in your comment to this post! I will email everyone who asked for a bookmark for their mailing addresses when the giveaway is over — postage is on me today only, until Monday, November 22, 2010 at 9 AM Pacific Time. Lots of my regular kitty visitors already have bookmarks!
AND you will also have a chance to win my 2011 Wall Calendar! My 2008 and 2009 calendars won awards for their photography, and this one is even better because each month also features some of my finely honed kitty wisdom! Just say you would like to be entered in the drawing when you comment to this post. I will pick a winner through random.org. Again, you will have until 9 AM Monday, November 22, to enter — comments after that date and time won’t count. Good luck! (BTW, if you would like to buy the calendar, one dollar from all purchases of my wall calendar goes to Rikki’s Refuge, a Virginia sanctuary that takes in and cares for all types of animals, including those with special needs.)
Now that all that is out of the way, please visit my Blog Jog partner, author Allyson M. Deese! She is writing and working to put a stop to domestic violence — and as you might imagine, this serious issue affects pets along with their humans.
Note: Since my human was on the road all day Sunday and I was not able to do much blog jogging, I have extended my deadline for the bookmark giveaway and calendar drawing until tonight, Monday, November 22 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time! Good luck!