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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

An exciting new project - please help!

JD - Hi everyone - we're currently working on a new project and we'd like your help!

Max - A while back we mentioned to Frankie and The Slimmer Pugs that we were thinking of setting up a site dedicated to hosting auctions for pups or kitties in need and we're now ready to start doing it!

JD - We're gonna set it up in WordPress as FH found a neat little app that should allow us to host the auctions more professionally and more easily than we have been doing in Blogger (well, it will do once FH figures out how to use WordPress and the app - he he he!)

We need to give FH a chance to get used to WordPress - humans aren't the brightest species after all, he he he!

Max - But before we set everything up we'd like everyone to help us choose a name for the site - we can't set it up without a good and appropriate name!

JD - We also want to use this site for raffles, for uplifting stories (such as Shelby!) and possibly even to request help for transport runs and to help find lost dogs/kitties and foster homes - we need to see how it all comes together.

Max - So please consider these things when thinking about a name for this site. Our FH is not very imaginative and could only think of 'Power of Paw Auctions' or POPA for short, so this is where you come in!


We'd love this project to become a 'coast to coast' thing with pups and kits from all around the world coming together to help those who need it! So here's us on one coast waiting for other coasts to gear up for it!

JD - What we need all you good pups and kits of Blogville to do is to suggest a name for the site in the comments section of this post by 21st January and we will then put your suggestions up for everyone to vote on over the weekend of 22/23rd January - the popular vote gets it!

Max - We plan to have the site up and running by end February (this will give FH a few weeks to work on it) and our current plan is to host a fun 'launch' for it over the last weekend in February with a competition, a raffle and a few guest bloggers providing us with some inspirational stories.

JD - We aim for our first auction to be an Easter one - who the auctions will be for will be deccided upon by all you pups and kits of Blogville - this really will be a community effort!

We're very excited about this - we hope you are too!

Max - So get your thinking caps on everyone and start leaving those name suggestions now!

24 comments:

Oskar said...

How about "One Paw at a Time", or "Helping Out Paw to Paw".

Great job on setting up such an ambitious goal. Let us know how we can help.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

HoundDogMom said...

Oh, this is such a great idea. I was actually thinking about mentioning this to the Frankie for his thoughts, so great job for reading my mind. I really like Oskar's choices "Helping Out Paw to Paw". But then I am not creative either. Again, this is so awesome and everything. HoundDogMom and The HoundDogs

scotsmad said...

We like Oskar's idea. You guys are so generous!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Frankie Furter said...

Help and Humane Services

is what your Blogville Cabinet Position is called. Would that be a worthy choice fur a name.

I am soooooooo very much tickled about this!!! I love the idea that it is not just an Auction/Help site butt rather more of a full spectrum site!!!

What a wonderful wonderful thingy!!!
I really like the idea of Voting on the name... it is one way to help everybuddy feel like they have a part in it. EXCELLENT!!!

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

That's such a wonderful thing that you are doing. A salute to you guys and your FH.

We can't think of a good name but we like your "Power of Paw ......". Since it is not just on auctions, we were thinking of replacing the word "auctions" but we can't find another word for it, can you?

If you need us in any way, please let us know.

Teddy said...

I like Oskar's names too. That idea sounds good and I'm sure it will help many doggies in need. You pups and FH have big hearts and we appreciate it!

Teddy

houndstooth said...

I think you guys will do great at this! You were born to run a site like that. We're trying to learn Wordpress, too, and it's not easy!

What about "Put Your Paws Together" as a title?

Bunny

Mr. Pip said...

Great idea!! I like One Paw At A Time.

Your pal, Pip

K9 + Grace said...

I like Bunny and Oskar's name idea!

Licks,
Ruthie

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We are most impressed at the generosity of your spirits! What a very kind and loving thing to do.

Paws for Peace, because the aid will help bring peace of mind to pawrents who may be struggling to pay vet bills and such while worrying about the actual furkid illness, too? The other suggestions above are also excellent.

Paws United, because it's intended as a world wide source of mutual help? There's already a group called United Animal Nations; don't know if it's international. They give small sums to individual pawrents trying to pay big vet bills, too. They help all species, including rescued farm animals. Might check out their web site.

Crossed Paws, because that's what we all do when someone needs some healing vibes?

We also like just Power of the Paw, which really POPs.

Jed & Abby

Aksharaa said...

Oh JD n Max!
How very nice of u, really to think of such a kind idea.
u never fail to amaze us.
right now all we can come up with is ' PAWPALS ACROSS MILES...'

Will put on our thinking caps n try to come up with some more names. We like
'Power of the Paw' n 'Crossed Paws' too.

wags,
bud, gin n shadow

laslig said...

Hi boys

I think this is a very good idea, and I'm going to try to come up with a good name.

I'll let my human try, too, but she's not very good at that kind of thing...

Puppy kisses
Sasha

Tessa the Maltese said...

LOVE your idea! Thanks!

I love everyone suggestions.

How about, Paws across the World
or Paws around the World lastly, World Paws.

Great! Blu and Tessa

I Am HoneyBuzz said...

Well, we don't has a name for you but I was barking out loud when I thought of a good tag line for it:

From Dogs to Hogs and Cats to Rats

ROFBOL. Oh, I just kills me.

xo HoneyBuzz

Pee.S. Mom says I forgots to tell you what an uber pawsome idea this is and that you is all the uber pawsomest!!

Rubie said...

How about "Pawfect Appeals and Auctions"? I hope that FH will master the app! My mum wants to let you know if you needs help from Australia - she is happy to do what she can. Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Team Beaglebratz said...

Frum Shiloh'n Shasta - there r so very many T_RIFIC namez already mentioned. We don't really haz a complete name but if/when it doez get international then whatever the name iz - the name Worldwide needz tu b a part of such az Worldwide Help and Humane Services (frum Frankie) or Worldwide Paws for Peace (Jed 'n Abby in Merryland)or Worldwide ___________

Captain Nemo said...

Hi JD and Max - what a great idea - some good names coing in too. How's about 'Paws Across the Ocean'? Good luck with it all. :) Nemo

Clive said...

Hi JD and Max

What a wonderful idea! Well done to FH for taking on all this! We love all the above suggestions as well - one better than the other!

But if we had to pick one - we liked 'Crossed Paws' - that struck a cord with us.

Good luck on all this,
Clive & Co

the booker man said...

hihi dudes!

ya'll and your FH are awesome to put together this wordpress thingie for auctions 'n stuff to help other doggies 'n kitties!!
me and asa and mama really liked jed and miss abby's idea of "crossed paws auctions"!

*woof*
the booker man

mayziegal said...

Hi JD and Max! I think this is the Most Wonderfulest idea and I had to think, think, think real hard to come up with a name and this is what I came up with. You ready?

Paws for a Cause

What do you think?

Oh, and mom wanted to let your FH know that if she's doing the site on wordpress.com (instead of wordpress.org) that wordpress doesn't lets you run anything that has javascript in it cuz of viruses and such. So like, my mom couldn't put Jimmy the Pibble's chip-in thingie on our bloggie cuz the chip-in thing runs on javascript. Anyways, it might not be a big deal but she wanted to make sure you all knew abouts that.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Mango said...

Hey you guys. I was participating in two online auctions at the same time, so I forget which one I won. I won a set of star and moon earrings and neckless. I love them so much that I wanted to find out if the creator has a web site where I could buy more of her stuff. Do you have any way to look me up and see if I won those at Blueberry's auction?

Thanks,
Mango Momma

We love Luna said...

Fantastic idea, good luck in this new project!
purrs and love
Luna

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Okays...wesas thought of this like at 1am this mornin'...wesa was watchin' the Australian Open Tennis (mama a huge tennis fan)...anywhos...our name suggestion is Paw it For-Word...it combines the "pay if forward" and well as "word" which incorpawrates both theme-ies that yousa both were thinkin' ofs...and we like Bunny's idea also...and Power of the Paw is always a nice choice...we evens have a good puggy picture for that one...and maybe we could get other doggies to submit their "paw" photos...it would be so cool and maybe have Sam & Andy's crafty mama create the auction site header with all 'dose paw pictures...just sayins' us puggies have our best sporadic'ness of thoughts at night.
Much luvums to you or fellow cabinet members JD & Max!!
Your Cinnamon butts (and yes theysa are a wiggling at yous),
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi
PS: Wesa having a Mini-Auction on our blog site in honor of Lily's birthday and it will help a bloggy furiend that saves homeless kitties that are abandoned to have their own home while ats their place...a second kitty house!! :)

Kenneth Copeland said...

We like Oskar's idea. You guys are the greatest!!