The Paws for Japan drive has been amazing! As I write this post, World Vets has over $32,000 in their ChipIn widget, and we blogging pets, along with those who Tweet or are on Facebook, helped lots! Many of my friends took part in yesterday’s big push. I originally pledged a dollar for each comment on yesterday’s post, figuring that I would probably get three to four times the comments I normally do, which would add up to somewhere around $100 or so. And I looked like I was about on target, until the World Vets humans announced my pledge on their Facebook page. Well, they have over 33,000 fans and the comments were coming in faster than I was even approving them! I never dreamed that would happen. It was wild. So my human finally had to pull the plug on the comments and say she was donating $300 even. Yesterday turned out to be my biggest traffic day so far — I had nearly 3,000 page views!
So now it’s time for me to dig into my human’s purse so she can pay up!
I’ll just take these green papers out of her wallet.
Wait a minute! Those aren’t hundred dollar bills — they’re one dollar bills!
I think I’d better track down the plastic!
What’s that? You already took care of it with PayPal? Thank Cod!
Dash Kitten says
Dash and I have to confess we tweeted about your blog post a bit %-) We are so glad you did so well, and are proud of your achievements in raising so much money. As for the page views, WOWWWWWWWWW!
Whskr & Dash
WOW! That is sure gonna help. I read in the paper this morning that a lot of animals are starving to death in Japan. That made me really sad. 🙁
fambly kittens says
We is gonna tell our momma that PayPal is the way to go! She had a grrreat week sellin’ this week so she’s gonna ‘do what’s right’ cuz we told her.
Dear Sparkle, you and your human are AWESOME. My Mommy donated through IFAW. Praying that more animals get rescued. Thank you for your generosity to help animals affected by the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
Noir the Texas Tabby says
Wow! Sparkle–you DO need a body guard! You’re doing such a good job for all the kitties and those green papers. So yes, Brother Earl Gray would be able to keep human lips from your dainty head, because his would be there first!
Wow Sparkle – your human is really generous. That’s a huge number of comments. Ã„iti saw the World Vets post on facebook and then the link for your blog! That could have cost megabucks – well, it has! We will make sure that Ã„iti ups her contribution to World Vets in honour of what you have done. paypal will be busy!
Caren Gittleman says
that is an incredible amount of money to donate……..you are soooo special!!! ((((hugs))))) to you!!!!!
Fraidy Cats says
Concats Sparkle! What a success and bless you and your human for having the commentathon. We like your human’s wallet 🙂
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie
ozark Mountain Cats says
Your blog was very busy yesterday. We tried to leave a post and couldn’t get to the comment box. Concatulations on all the visitors.
OMC!!!! Sparkle!! Well done!!
(Rumblemum likes your wallet. She has similar ones;))
Good job Sparkle and human! I am glad we could help you help the animals that need it most now!
Baby Patches says
OMC! Thank Cod indeed Sparkle!! You and your momma are so wonderfur to donate that much. It means da world to all dem pets in Japan. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs
Kim Wagoner says
Hello and thank You!
Well done indeed, Sparkle.
The Poupounette Gang says
We are just delighted. We have been reading that donations for Japan earthquake relief so far have been paltry compared to other disasters, but that is clearly not the case for the animals!
Toby & Leia says
Woo!! Wonderful news. We weren’t able to comment – by the time we arrived, it was all closed! BTW, our Mom luffs Hello Kitty too. So far she’s acquired a keychain, necklace watch, stuff Halloween doll and an alarm clock.
That was very generous of your mom, Sparkle. Pricilla is donating 10% of her soap sales through April 11th
Fuzzy and Zoe says
Miss Sparkle, that was very generous of you and your human to donate so much money to the animals in Japan. Too bad you didn’t find her plastic card, though – you could have bought yourself something pretty!
WOW! That was amazing. We heard that the chipin link was down or slow because it was getting so much use yesterday too. What an amazing thing!
Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz says
MeWowZa! That’s a pile of green papers!! Amazing what ‘meow of mouth’ can do! Your commentathon was a special way to ‘donate’ if one didn’t have the green papers especially, and a very good way to also get people to visit your site and boost your fame and show you are a very compassionate as well as beautiful cat! Your mama should guard her purse and wallet, as we know pink is Skeezix’s favorite color!
Aimee Dars Ellis says
I’m glad it was so successful! Thanks for raising awareness and helping Japan’s animals.
Bravo, bravo, bravo!!! I am so very proud of you and your Mom!
Concatulations on the great response! We were too slow in making it over here in time but we think your human is very generous to donate $300! You both are very special and do wonderful things for animals everywhere!
Sparkle – Yous and your People is the bestest!!! We donated to the chip for Japan.
Have a great weekend!
OMC – that was a huge success for sure. Never underestimate the power of Facebook, twitter, and the blogging community. Poor mom, she’ll be in the poor house – but she is a very generoius person. Thank you so much for doing this. It was fun directing people to read your blog.
Congrats on the success of your very generous commentathon, Sparkle! p.s. I love your human’s wallet!!!
Hannah and Lucy says
We think your mom was wise to cut off the donations at $300.00. – the World Vets were unfair putting it on facebook.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Clarissa & Co says
Wow!!! That is a lot of visitors! And concatulations on such a large turn out.
Cathy Keisha says
Whoa! I don’t blame your human for cutting it off. Even my Pop stopped by and commented. I was wild. I know we were all glad to help.
Barbara Lowe says
YEAY SPARKLE! ARRIGATO TO YOUR MOM & DAD ALSO! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REACHING OUT TO HELP JAPAN! MANY MANY PURRSSSSSSSS
Eric and Flynn says
Concats on a huge success for your commentathon Sparkle.
Fuzzy Tales says
Sparkle, that was a fabulous commentathon! Well done, kudos to you and your mom. We’re glad it was so successful! We put the chip-in on our blog yesterday and it’s been terrific to see the amount go up and up and up!
Huffle Mawson says
Well done Sparkle. I know lots of kitties will be extra safe now.
Daisy the Curly Cat says
What a wonderful response! And I also want to say that I love your mom’s pink Princess purse.
The Island Cats says
Congratulations, Sparkle!! It was a huge success!! And let’s hope it continues, because they need lots of $$ to help the animals there.
Max the Quilt Cat says
Glad it’s a success. Hope people and anipals continue to contribute.
Wow, Sparkle, that is so fantastic. Good for you doing that. Glad it was all such a huge success since the money goes to all those poor animals over there. Take care.
Oh Sparkle, what a cute post! Your Mom is very very generous and we were glad to donate to World Vets and post about it too. Now we just hope they can do lots of good with all the donations.
Karen and Gerard says
That’s great! Hope some of those new visitors return again! I don’t blame you mom for cutting it off at $300–that’s a nice chunk of change there!
Bless your heart Sparkle Cat!!! 🙂
Mr Puddy says
HOORAY !!!! You have done well !!!! GO PAWS FOR JAPAN !!!!
BIG KISS FOR YOU