Several cool things have been going on around here, so I thought I’d put ’em all in one post!
First up, the Paw Project! As you might recall, during November and December, I vowed to donate all royalties I received from my No Declaw tote bag to this awesome organization, which has the goal of educating humans about how awful it is to declaw cats, and to encourage them to outlaw declawing. My goal was to sell 20 totes, and I wound up selling 14 for a total of $20.07 in royalties. My human rounded that up to $25 and sent it in, not realizing that currently, with a minimum donation, they will send you a copy of the Paw Project DVD! My human was really surprised when it arrived in the mail. Since declawing is already illegal in Los Angeles, my human wanted to send the DVD to someone who could use it. It turned out that somebody she knows in Seattle had recently seen the movie and was fired up to do work towards outlawing declawing up there, so she sent the DVD to them.
We got these in the mail around the same time. If you follow Bugsy and Knuckles and their artist human, Lou Belcher, you might recognize them! They were part of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge that Lou took last month. You can see all the paintings from that project here. My human was really drawn to these two paintings — she loved the colors — and she kept staring at them. Finally she had to break down and buy them, and she is really glad she did because they are even prettier in real life than they are on the computer screen! They are kind of iridescent. There are other paintings that are still available, so check them out.
Lastly, I found that Lay’s potato chips was having a contest where you could make up your own chip flavor and compete for a million dollar prize! Well, you know I was all over that! Do you realize how many cat trees and buckets of KFC that would buy? So I entered my own flavor: Chicken à la Kitty! It is chicken (duh) and catnip, plus added taurine, because it is a supplement we kitties all need! If you want to vote for it, you can do so here. Actually, the votes don’t really count towards winning — human judges are going to decide based on flavor. I think the votes are just for fun. But it’s still cool to see my flavor have so many more votes than most of the other ones humans are coming up with!