TheAspenStand: "The Mayor" Would Approve

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"The Mayor" Would Approve

     If you connect with your pets like we do, you’ll understand our desire to support the efforts of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Humane Society International (HSI) in seeing the success of Spay Day 2011.    Welcome, [!AccountFirst] [!AccountLast]
    The 17th annual Spay Day is on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 with events in honor of Spay Day taking place throughout February.
    I found out about the contest via Print-On-Demand company Zazzle, where I operate TheAspenStand store and where HSUS also sells products.  Zazzle has partnered with the HSUS and HSI to create awareness and raise funds for homeless pets around the world.  
     By entering the contest, I can help spread the “spay and neuter” message and help save an animal’s life.  So here is our story to help you understand why you should vote for Lugnut.
    We had to choose one of our wonderful pets as the contest entry knowing he/she should attract enough attention that it would most benefit the effort.  The selection didn’t take a long thought process for two reasons.  First reason we selected Lugnut is that he is a photogenic rescued Maine Coon mix and second reason is we miss “The Mayor” very much because he’s no longer with us.  You'll see the wings on the sides of his name on the contest page.  We had a great life together and now he can help us promote a great cause.
     We only had about a total of 300 characters, for the most part, to tell our story for the contest entry so I added a bit more here. 
     I volunteered for a bit over one year at the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion where Lugnut had been for several weeks.  He would come to the glass, rub it and talk each time I saw him.  After several weeks of hoping he’d be adopted, I decided he was going home with me. 
     He talked like no other cat we knew and he loved a lap.  When we moved to Northern Arizona there was no keeping him inside.  Neighbors shared stories of his visits and the most popular was that he was seen peeking through their glass doors.  That’s how he earned the nickname “The Mayor.”
    I’ve shared several Lugnut photos on this post but you can see my Spay Day 2011 contest entry when you click HERE and support the HSUS, HSI effort by donating.  Yes, I may win something in the contest but my desire is more to spread the “Spay Day 2011” word using the face of our beautiful, adopted, neutered Lugnut.
     The SPAY DAY ONLINE PET PHOTO CONTEST began January 19, 201.  All votes must be in by March 3 at 10 p.m. ET.
     Thank you for stopping by to share in our story and if you have the means I hope you will support the  spay/neuter effort.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Patricia, for sharing about Spay Day 2011 by HSUS and HSUI.

    And it's so heartwarming how dear Lugnut became a part of your family as result of your volunteering at Arizona Humane Society (AHS).

    After doing lots of research years ago on the most affective charities for causes I care about, HSUS was the top pick.

    And you know I've been a BIG fan of your Lugnut photos for years! smiles - Ann

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  2. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment Ann. We are all hoping Lugnut does a good job getting the word out about Spay Day 2011 by HSUS and HSI.

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