I am a little miffed with my human right now. Okay, a lot miffed. She is at the BlogHer conference this weekend, which is actually kind of cool because my blog post about the cat before me is one of the BlogHer Voices of the Year honorees. What is NOT so good is that my human stole my credit! She says it was all some sort of horrible accident, but no matter — I do not see my name and the damage is done, so punishment must be meted out. I demanded that she bring something home for my readers. But she reminded me that there is a problem with that.
You see, BlogHer has a lot of sponsors that give away loads of promotional stuff — but virtually none of it is cat stuff! It’s all stuff that mainly appeals to women: beauty stuff, food coupons, kid stuff, even cleaning stuff and decor. Last year, my human ditched most of this because it was stuff she didn’t use. But that gave me an idea: the majority of you cats have female humans, and even the male ones could use some coupons and random household items, right? So my Un-Cat Grab Bag Giveaway was born.
Here is the deal: when you comment below, let me know if you want to be entered in the giveaway drawing, and either I or one of my roommates will randomly pick a winner. Then my human will take a medium-sized Flat Rate Priority Mail box and fill it with whatever will fit from the “goodies” she gets from BlogHer and ship it off to whoever we’ve chosen! There are only two conditions: 1) you have to be located in the U.S. because international shipping, even to Canada, is way expensive, and 2) if your cat blogs, please post about it so everyone can see how disgusted your cat is by these “gifts,” or if you don’t have a blogging cat, send me photos of your cat’s reaction to the items so I can run them myself.
Comments close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 7. So let me see who wants this box of possibly great (and if not great, possibly re-giftable) promotional stuff! I hear you humans love surprises, and I guarantee you will have some if you win.
Marcia VanOsten says
Wow, Sparkle, I am surprised you let your Mommy go! My Donny doesn’t like me even going outside to water my plants!! And he especially HATES when I go out in the CAR!! I never win anything, but my Kitties are all I need anyway, just in case I don’t win this!!
toPhyllis: I,too, have been unemployed—since April 18. Me thinks they do age discrimination, since I am now 62! (and gotz a degree!)
Oh,hooray—my above address for my CATS worked when I just clicked on it!~ Now ALL of you cats can post YOUR pics up there on it—I have a page specifically just created for all your pics!! Shutterfly is an interactive site, so all my members can post and blog,etc….check it out. it is FREE and all your pics are NEVER deleted, nor are you demanded to make any annual purchase! and you can make photo books, slideshows to send other kitties,etc…(I don’t get anything for this…just like the place~)
Lee in Texas
Phyllis W. says
Sparkle, my hoomin has been among the ranks of the tragically unemployed for over 3 months now and is very down…..a box of goodies would definitely cheer her up! She’s one of your biggest fans!! 🙂 Love, Zephyr a/k/a Head Cat of the Household
wow–what a great idea, Sparkle! We cat mommies love stuff,too! (but any CAT goodies are highly appreciated, as I am the “foster mom” (well…okay, I just let all of them come inside when I saw the next door neighbor with the stupid trapping cage on the other side of my fence~~~~!!!) of 7 cats…plus Bear, my cat I’ve had since around 2002. It is a Full House here!! I am the only human—way outnumbered by my little LOUD sweeties!~..Your pic is adorable…I am not sure how to attach pictures of my kitties….I do not see an “attach” thing. How do I send you pics of all of us?? If you look at my facebook page, we are all on there…and let me see if this is correct to see my cat page on shutterfly: http://www.taxcatscat.shutterfly.com.
Not sure if that works…I know it was supposed to say Taxcat’s Cats but shutterfly left out the “s” per space allowed…Have a great weekend!
Miss Sparkle I would like to be in the draw. If I win I have a friend in the USA I would like to donate the surprise to – would this be OK? Mum said to ask to make sure.
Actually, I think this sounds like a cool idea!
Sparkle its me Baby, your mom stops by my moms blog sometimes, I know my mom would love to win a prize she likes anything so will you enter her in your contest please your friend Baby the spoiled cat
Rose and the Royals says
What sort of PetBlog convention is it that doesn’t give away Noms?? Jeepers, what IS this Country coming to?
However, QM Does get above-board-giddy when a package is left by Our door. Even if it’s all for Us! She behaves as if she’s been brewing some of Our Catnip into tea!!
So, if you could be so kind as to include QM Rose in your game of chance, We would be most grateful.
It is, of course, an excellent solution you came up with. Solutions to problems are what you do best, Sparkle!
Brutus, Emily and Marigold
Elizabeth Petry says
My DLH Calico/Torbie, Portia….wanted me to sign up for this!! I would love to enter the contest!
Noir the Texas Tabby says
Humans and surprises…I heard you on that! Please enter my human and if she wins–I will watch her babble on…would make my day! 🙂
Cupid and Chloe says
Sparkle can we enter for our mom please. Thanks! It’s a great idea 🙂
caren gittleman says
What in the world????? When did CATS get pushed to the back burner! This is a travesty!!!!
What is also a travesty is I think when this comment posts it depicts my brother Dakota (a WOOFIE!!) Let that not take away from the fact that I am Cody, hear me roar lol…I am a CAT…CATS WANT PRESENTS, CATS RULE………..get with the program BlogHer!!! MOL!
Sparkle, I loved your post about Harlot. It was beautiful. I think you should haf gotten credit for it! Please enter my mama in the drawing. Thanks! She says I can haf the box if she wins!
Father Tom says
Hey, Sparkle-if you could get some of that free stuff to Julie, that would be great. It would make up for the fact that I can be a big pain in the @** sometimes. She always makes me look good, smart, witty..hehe! She would love the freebies and the surprise!
Concats to your Human!! Mom is totally down with free stuff, fingers crossed.
Hey, I like stuff! And Melly will chew on anything, cat-related or otherwise, so I bet she’d like stuff too!
Devoted to Willow says
Normally I love to play with human things, but for my Mom in order to give her a gift at this time I will take a page from your book and develop a digust for those “gifts” as they would be ultra lame.
Emma and Buster says
Don’t worry Sparkle, every one knows that you are the author right?
Well, just because mama has been good to us, put us in the drawing. She might finally get to win something. She groans and groans forever that she never gets to win anything 🙂
YOU weren’t given credit, Sparkle that is not acceptable.
This is a great idea you came up with and that is really thoughtful of you.
Please enter my human in the ungrab contest.
I would think you should take legal action, but alas, human courts do not award chicken. Please enter my human in your drawing…I make a good miffed face.
Athena M says
Sparkle, you are too good! Thank you for the giveaway! Please enter my human. And you wrote a beautiful post about the cat before you, Harlot. I loved reading it.
My mom wants to be entered. Just what she needs. More crap. *sigh* (much eye-rolling, too)
Erin M. says
Oh! My little Cat here doesn’t blog as of yet–but i would love to show her some surprise gifts and show YOU her reaction in pictures! thanks for the giveaway. You’re a sweetie <3
Cat's Cats says
Sounds like a great give away! We are in Canada so we won’t be playing but wish everyone good luck 🙂
Ashley H. says
I would love to actually get a box in the mail 🙂
Kathy Steelman says
Sparkle, you’re a genius! Please enter the kitties of Purring Pines!
I’d love to be in your giveaway. All the boxes that come to the house are for me. It would be a great surprise for Mom to open the box and see people stuff in it.
Little One says
How could this be? Your human taking your credits on the blog. Hope she brings home something very special for you. I would love to be entered in the giveaway.
Personally I would go on a hunger strike and then I would never let her blog for me again for about fifteen minutes, and then I would vomit all the food I ravenously ate after my 15 minute hunger strike on her feet, while she sat there feeling bad for me. I shall easily show my displeasure at everything except the box. Boxes are always good. Does this disqualify my human? I hope so. I hate it when she gets stuff that I don’t get.
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
The publicist loves to get mail. And presents. Since her birthday was on Wednesday she would love a present.
I’m sure that claiming credit thing was a total accident Sparkle, really!
Cheryl J says
Sparkle we know that you are the “brains” behind the organization and your staff messed up. That is ok….your staff loves you. Who could resist your cute face??? I would love to win because my two Somali’s would share with the Forever Home Feline Ranch cats! We love your blog.
Carol @ Carol's Critter Corner says
Hmmm, I wonder if we could use the gift package surprise. Why not, if we don’t want it we can give it to someone else for Christmas! LOL, this is fun!
Toby & Leia says
Our Mom would luff to be entered. But we agree with you – this is totally unacceptable! Hoomins!
Sparkle, it’s not right that your human stole your credit! And what’s up with BlogHer giving out stuff for humans and not cats? That’s just crazy! Our mommy would probably like that non-cat stuff though so please enter her in the drawing. Maybe it’ll have cleaning supplies that she can learn how to use! MOL
I suspect my cats would care less but I’d be willing to try to get pics of them ignoring everything!
Cathy Keisha says
What the hay? Taking credit for your blog? TW better not do that. Yeah, enter TW in the sweepstakes for the surprise package. Nothing better than something for free.
Laila and Minchie says
Our mom got so excited at possibly winning! Please enter her in the contest. We get more packages than she does, so this would really brighten up her day.
Awe, my moms sad that she cant be entered into the draw, as we are in Canada. But its so nice of your mom to give the stuff away! Very nice! 😀
Fuzzy Tales says
We think it’s terrible your human is taking credit for YOUR blog post. But we think your un-cat give-away is a great idea. We can’t enter, though, since we’re in Canada–and we know only too well that shipping charges are high! Good luck to those who do enter!
Ohh…I know my mom would love to win. Plus, if it comes in a box, that’s a prize for me too!
Hannah and Lucy says
We can’t enter our mum cos we’re too far away -sob sob Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Huffle Mawson says
I refuse to let my mum enter, which is just as well because we are in Australia.
Hiss on your oman Sparkle – but I’m sure you have already said dat to her. M said she doesn’t need any coupons tho cux she’s beyond being bootiful stage. he he Give them to someone who really wants them.
That sounds like a good deal. We would like to be entered in the surprise package drawing. What a good idea. Take care.
The Island Cats says
Sparkle, we think it’s quite unfair that your human is taking all the credit for your blog post! But go ahead and enter our mom into the drawing. We’re sure we won’t like any of that stuff if she wins.