Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fuzzy Friends Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to announce our first charity challenge of the year! Today we are starting our Fuzzy Friends challenge to bring awareness to the SPCA and all the AMAZING work they do to keep animals from suffering everyday, year after year.

To learn more about their mission and how you can help in your local area, check our their website HERE.The SPCA supports so many animal programs it's hard to share them all now but their support of local shelters alone is phenomenal and what really has touched me personally.

I got my own very first dog, from a shelter and will never forget their kindness to her, their attention to all of the animals in their care and how someday I would like to volunteer and help too. So as a New Years resolution, I vowed to spend 1 weekend a month at our local shelter, to help bath and groom the animals there. My first weekend is the last Sat & Sun of Jan., so I hope to show you some of the friends I meet when the time comes. In the meantime, I will be brushing up on my bathing and wrestling skills :)

My dog was a 5 week old mutt, abandoned on the street and taken in by a local shelter. She was the best friend anyone could ever hope for. Her name was Indiana. What can I say, I was working for Disney at the time and we were opening the Indiana Jones ride, little did I know, George Lucas named Indiana Jones after his dog Indy, funny huh!

This was her, last year, around this time. She was 16 when this picture was taken but didn't look a day over 10 :) She loved running at the dog beach, chasing water and tennis balls and sun bathing outside on her blanket. We since have lost her but we will always be thankful for the time we had with her and the joy she brought to our house.

We since, have adopted our daughters Pit bull, since she moved into an apartment and can't have her there. I know what you are thinking, but please know, she is the nicest dog we have EVER had, give them a chance, please!

Meet Layla, the gentle giant :) She is 85 pounds and it's all in her legs and hips. This is her baby, Baby, a foot long black and white cow with 12 squeakies in it. When she picks it up, she actually trips on it as she tries to run :) She likes sleeping, hanging out with her baby and talking to the cat through the screen door.

Next up Knock Knock, named for his ability to do just that, on our front door, usually when he wants to talk to Layla :) He showed up at our house after a rain storm, I made the mistake of feeding him and he has been here ever since. We toyed with bringing him to a shelter, my Husband is severely allergic and I have a mild allergy but we know the shelters are packed and he will most likely be put down, so here he stays. My husband built him a house on our porch, he likes playing with balls of tin foil, sneaking into the garage and talking to Layla through the front screen door.

Okay, you've met my Fuzzy Friends, now on with the challenge!!!

We want you to introduce your animals to us and help the SPCA in the process.

Create a Layout, ATC collection, journal page or whatever you can think of and introduce us to your family of Fuzzy Friends. The winner will take home some awesome animal themed scrappy supplies, some healthy treats for your Fuzzy Friends and TST will donate $30 to SPCA international, in your name.

The challenge will run through the month of January, ending on January 29th. Please upload a link to your blog or online gallery below or upload your picture to our online Scrappy Community HERE.

We hope you join in on the fun and join us in making a difference in our animal friends lives today.

Have a wonderful weekend,


6 Scrappy thoughts:

dianapena8 said...

K, what an amazing way to start our year, I can't win the prize but would love to participate and scrap about our lovely Sammy :)

*Hugs for Indy*
Layla and Knock Knock are so Cute!

Julie Boeck said...

Lovely challenge and what a wonderful cause! I have not had a furry friend in years; I'm gonna dig through some old pictures and see if I can't find a pic of some of my childhood furry friends!

Troylet said...
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Troylet said...

Here is a collection of ATCs about our fuzzy friends:

Rory is a big orange tabby we adopted when he was 7. We knew he needed us because he followed us around the day we went to look at cats at the local rescue group's cat house. He is definitely my husband's cat.

Aoife is a street-minded calitabby. She's got IBD, so she requires some extra care. She's also a former feral, though you'd never know it at night when she asks to climb under the blankets with us. She's some a long way over the last several years.

Rory and Aoife were both "death row" kitties who were rescued by no-kill organizations.

Fiona is the first pet I ever had on my own, and I loved her dearly. She also had IBD, and complications from that led to us having to put her down in January 2005. She was a true princess and is the reason my dog-lover husband now likes cats. :) She was also a rescue. I brought her home because she was the loudest cat at the kennel. Fiona was quite a talker!


Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I love this challenge ~ not only because it's for a great cause, but because I love to have the opportunity to talk about my pets. :o)

My entry is posted on my blog and can be found here:

Thanks so much for sponsoring this challenge! xo

Jean said...

Such wonderful fuzzy friends!