Friday, March 1, 2013

Paws with a Cause Kick Off!

I thought for my post today, since it is the kick off for Paws with a Cause, I'd talk about my cat, Vader. I didn't name him. Nope. The tot did that. But he's since adopted me. Let me tell you about him.

Vade (as I call him) showed up a couple of summers ago and decided the tot was the best. Followed him around like a dog. He's a cat, so yeah, it was strange to see. But they were buddies.

Now Vade is black and well, where we live, black cats tend to get... abused. I won't go into detail, but it can be bad. And the neighbor, bless her heart, didn't want more cats. I couldn't let the little guy end up in a bad way, so we let him come into the house. I peeved him by having him fixed and making him play nice with the other cat, but he adjusted.

He's my alarm clock every morning. He's got this idea that I need to have his paws on my lips so I know that, yes, it is time to haul my carcass out of bed and feed him. Then there's the dance down the stairs so I don't trip on him as he winds between my feet. Oh, and the mad dash after he's taken his daily constitutional after being fed. Apparently there's a cat gene that states you must run at full speed through the house, ears back and tail flying, without stopping for anything, then bounce off something and walk away cool like it never happened.

Oh, and have I mentioned his need to help sort promo? Yeah, he does that, too. He's a pill and crazy a loon, but I love him.

Now here's how you can help out:

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. 

PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy.  Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some.  Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen.  PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.
Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

How to donate:
2. Click on "Make a Donation"
3. Enter a amount you wish to donate. Everibbon will add a small fee to your donation for processing. My fee for donating $5.00 was .49 cents. So keep this in mind when deciding your donation amount. You will receive 1 entry into the giveaway for every $1 you donate.  
4. In the box that says "on the behalf of" please put your name. This is the name that will be listed on the everibbon website so put a name you do not mind being visible to everyone. Do not check the box to make a anonymous donation because I will not be able to track your donation to enter you into the giveaways.
5. Next it will ask you for your credit or debit card information. 
6. Then it will ask for your email address to send you a receipt. This is so that you can submit it for tax purposes.
7. Ta Da! Your all done making your donation. Now you need to contact Danielle to enter the giveaway.
8. Please email Danielle at with the name you used to donate your money. For example the name I used to donate on behalf of was Romance Book Junkies. Do not send me your name off your credit or debit card because I will not be able to see this. Along with the name you used please tell me how much you donated and if you live in the US or are International.
9. Your all done. Thank you for donating! 

Warning: Do not try to email Danielle the name and donation amount of another person that is not yourself. If Danielle recieves more than one email with the same persons name and donation amount she will have to ask for your copy of the receipt from everibbon to verify that you are the correct winner. Thank you.

We will have 3 winners for the main giveaway.
We have 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
Also we have a huge box of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies for US residents only.

Good luck to all and thank you for helping make this fundraiser a success.  


laurie bittenbyparanormalromance said...

It stupid for people to do anything to any animal just because of their color. We have tons of black cats in our neighborhood but none gets abused they all run free. I even have one but he stays inside. I hear you on the alarm clock mine knows when it time for me to get up and they wont quit. LOL

Wendi Zwaduk said...

IT's very stupid for people to do that, but they do. Unfortunately. but if I hadn't brought him, in, I wouldn't have the fuzzy alarm clock, either, so it works. :-)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

He sounds like a card! I love the sound of your kitty!