Monday, October 6, 2008

Faster Pussycat, Vote, Vote


Simon and Zoe would like to remind you to exercise your right to vote. They came thisclose to being shelter kitties (incredible moment of stupidity by somebody else, not me, but we don't talk about him anymore). And not the good kind of shelter either, but the Hotel California kind (you know, where you can check in any time you want, but you can never leave). As self-elected sovereign rulers of The Lounging Party, they are putting their catnip where their mouths are by voting daily so other kitties (and dogs too, like our new neighbor Tully) can have a better life. The Animal Rescue Site and Petfinder.com are having a $100,000 shelter challenge. All you have to do is vote daily (or when you remember) for your local shelter and in American Idol fashion, grants ranging from $25K to $1K will be awarded to the shelters with the most votes. If you have no idea what shelter to vote for, please consider voting for Our Companions, a no-kill shelter in the Hartford, CT area. Many thanks to She Knits By The Seashore for bringing this to The Lounging Party's attention.



Think of this as a warm-up for voting on November 4. And if you are not yet registered to vote in the election that will make a difference for humans (although no cash will be given away), you'd better hurry up, as the last day to register in many states is TODAY October 6.

12 comments:

only a movie said...

The cats are cute. :-) Nice post.
Your swap box should be in the mail... tomorrow. Happy Monday.

A-M said...

If I could register down here in the Southern Hemisphere I would! I love your little darlings! A-M xx

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Your cats are beautiful. Extremely regal.

I tried to vote but there wasa picture of a racoon to confirm my vote and it kept popping up saying wrong answer. So I'll try again later.

PutzFrau said...

What a great cause.

I worked for a non-profit animal shelter for 3 years and that is how I aquired 2 cats and a one eyed pekingese.

Good for you for adopting.

knitseashore said...

Thank you for spreading the word! We're voting for our local shelters down here, but any no-kill shelter which receives the money will be able to help even more animals, and that's what counts.

Paws crossed for the human elections too.

twoladiesinwaiting said...

I couldn't find Our Companions on the list to vote for!

Hola, Simon and Zoey.

Robin said...

Try entering just "our companions" without the "animal shelter" part. I've updated my post above as well.

Raina said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this info. My cat, Harley, will most certainly be voting.

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT photo! My two favorite cats came from a pound/shelter... if I were to get another I would rescue one again! GREAT cause!

a little bird said...

thank goodness California is 2 weeks prior!! thanks for the reminder :)

Mumsie said...

Having done nothing but rescue my last many, many (I have lost track of the number) cats, I hope everyone votes and picks up a shelter cat, or dog, if they can.
Everyone needs a little love.
prrrrrrrrrr.....

Iheartfashion said...

Adorable cats!
I got my sweet Buster at our local no-kill shelter after his previous owner abandoned him.