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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Let the PAWTY begin!!

JD - Hi everyone! We're kicking off a weekend of celebrations for Blogville's Crossed Paws Organisation to officially mark the end of a very successful fundraising event for Richie and Ronnii!

We're proud, proud, PROUD members of Frankie's cabinet! Our aim is to help out - one paw at a time!

Max - It's been a JOY to be a part of the fundraising, which has consisted of a prize door banquet raffle which raised $400.00....

JD - .....an amazing auction which raised $1,715.75 - please check to see if you're lucky enough to be a winning bidder as PayPal buttons have now been set up against each of the 76 items donated....

Max - ....and the kissing booths which will close tomorrow at midday GMT and which have so far raised a whopping $361.00!!

JD - Please note that the bake sale is an on-going fundraising project for pups and kitties in need so we are not including the totals in this event.

Max - Thank you to everyone who has donated recipes - we haven't had a chance to concentrate on this much because of the auction and the kissing booths but we plan on working in pawtnership with Oskar from PBU to run this site as well as a pet recipe cook book to raise money for pets in need so watch this space!! So if your recipe hasn't appeared on the site yet please bear with us - they will soon!

PBU - a pawsome site for pet bloggers!

JD - So, the grand total raised so far, including donations from some wonderful people out there (who wished to remain anonymous but you know who you are!) is....

Max - ....and this is truly stupendous!!!!....

JD - ......$2,501.75 - wow, wow, WOW!!

Max - So here's the 'finance bit'!! To ensure everyone is aware of what happens to all funds raised by Crossed Paws here is what will be happening with the money that you have so kindly pledged....

JD - Firstly, as we are using PayPal to collect all the funds we do need to remind everyone that 10% of everything donated is kept by PayPal - sigh! But as Frankie wisely said 'to make money sometimes you have to spend money' and PayPal is the most reliable way for us at Crossed Paws to collect funds.

Max - That does mean that our useable total raised is $2,251.58 - but we still say WOW!!!

JD - Now, the outstanding vet bills for Richie is $1,320.00 which means we can pay this off - YAY!!

Richie is ready to pawty, pawty, PAWTY!!

Max - This still leaves a whopping $931.58 raised for Richie and Ronnii! As you all know these two cute furballs have known health issues so we wanted to raise extra monies to hand (or should that be 'paw'?!) over to their vet to ensure mama Tea doesn't have to worry about the future.

Ronnii is catching up on some zzzzZZZs ready for the pawtying ahead!

JD - However, mama Tea is so kind and generous and knows that there are other pets in need out there. So she would like to pledge $425.00 of the monies raised to Miss Judy which she so desperately needs at the moment to help with her kitties - and hey, we're not speciest, he he he!

Max - Which would STILL leave mama Tea's vet with AT LEAST $506.58 in reserve. (We say 'at least' because of potential donations that could still come in!) This means we've helped mama Tea, her furbabies AND many kitties - wonderful! We sure do hope you're happy with how these funds are being used.

JD - So - onto the celebrations! Yeah!!

Max - We now officially declare the auction closed! So we ask those of you who have winning bids to use the PayPal buttons that have been set up against your item to pay - this makes it easier for us to keep track of your details to enable your item to reach you quicker!

JD - As a HUGE thank-you to everyone who has taken part in this event - which will be those who bought tickets for the raffle, those who donated items to the auction, those who had winning bids at the auction, those who were in the kissing booths and those who purchased smoochies from the kissing booths - we will be running a prize draw.

Max - The name of one lucky pup or kit will be drawn - by our very own Richie and Ronnii! - and will win a tag of their choice from Sugar's Paw House, which has been donated by the beautiful and huge-hearted Sugar!

One lucky pup or kit could soon be the lucky owner of one of these pawsome tags! (Click on the piccie above to find out more about the very talented Sugar's Paw House)

JD - We will be sending a list of names through to Richie and Ronnii and they will make the draw next weekend!

Max - Tomorrow we will be closing the kissing booths and to mark this occasion the hugely talented PAWSBANG will be playing live so please DO drop by for this pawsome gig!

PAWSBANG will be playing out the official closing of the kissing booths JUST for you - make sure you don't miss them!

JD - We LOVED the kissing booths - what an amazing idea that was of Frankie's! And to think that smoochies are STILL coming in - what a hot blooded lot you all are out there, tee hee!

Max - Oh gosh yes, that was a GOOD afternoon! We visited ALL the ladies for a super-smooch - well, it WAS all for a good cause, tee hee!

JD - I visited Morgan for smoochies twice - *blush!*

We crash out after a WONDERFUL afternoon at the kissing booths!

Max - And I visited Christmas and the Girls AND Minnie twice - *wistful sigh.....!*

JD - In total Blogville has notched up three hundred and sixty one smoochies - hubba hubba!! Well, it IS almost spring we suppose, he he he!

Max - Please DO swing by tomorrow for the kissing booth party - we can't wait to boogie along to PAWSBANG, he he he!


Amber-Mae said...

The auction & Kissing Booths were a HUGE success!!! WOOHOO!!!

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Wow, pawsome news on the results of the auction and all! I'm so geared up to play at the pawty! Woo Woo!


scotsmad said...

Well done, guys!!! That's a pawsome amount. We're happy you have PayPal and take donations, because as you know, if we bid on something, then it has to be sent to us, most of the proceeds end up with the post office. So it's great to be able to donate.

XXXOOO daisy, Kendra & Bella

Bella kept trying to get on to kiss Oskar, but we had to limit her.

Oskar said...

We are giving you all a standing ovation for taking over such an overwhelming task and pulling it off so well.

What an amazing amount of money and how generous of Momma Tea to donate some of it.

I love Pawsbang, so I'm headed off to ask Bella to dance. I know you're busy, but if you have time stop by Oskar's blog to see the amazing date that Bella & I shared courtesy of the ever generous and kind Asta & her Mommi.

Thank you for all of your hard work, Clare!

Oskar & Pam

K9 + Grace said...

YEAH! That is great!! Thanks so much for doing so much work!


Minna Krebs said...


What a wonderful post!! We are doing da Snoopy Happy Dance round here to celebrate!!!

Thank you JD and Max......and Mom...fur ALL your hard work (and we know it was ALOT!!)

Blogville is a WONDERFUL place!

***now I am off to get in a few more smoochies before the kissing booths close*****

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is just awesome!!! Thank you very much for all of your hard work on this special event. It was so nice to have so many different ways to take part too.

Thanks again - you two and your human did a wonderful thing.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

You did such a wonderful thing for Ronnii and Richie! Bless your hearts! Morgan says you deserve extra kisses for that and she just sent them to you. That girl can't hold her licker sometimes!


Mango said...

You guys are the best. Thanks for coordinating the fund raiser for our pals in need.


Mr. Pip said...

Hip Hip Hurray!!! Three cheers for JD & Max!! You guys rock!!!

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

Ohh JD, Max & Momma Clare.
I really don't know whats to say, my bark seems to havs deserted me fer da first time in my life. I am so fankful and grateful to yu, Da Slimmer Pugs, Frankie, Minna and ov course Pip. Yu has lifted such a weight off ov my Mom. Her was very worried about all da bills n fings, she can now stops her worrying and I can't tell yu how much dat means to all ovs us ( she can be most grumpy when her is worryin ).

So Fank yu all so very very very much and I will be doin a proper post tomorrow. ( we has not been on too much dis week cos our typist has been tired ).
We can't waits to meet yu all very soon, I has a feelin dat dere will be lots ov fun had when yu come down.

All my chavvie luv n snuggles
xx xx

K9 + Grace said...

HI JD and Max, tell me something: Do the recipes for tastey nommies have to be original?

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm so sorry I missed all the pawties but I have to keep an eye on Mom and The Doggy Nanny -

What a great bunch of green paper$ -

PeeEssWoo: Khongrats on your win too!

Neeko said...

Oh! This is just too exciting!!!
All those greens raised for precious Ronnii and sweet Richie :o)
Pawsome, Pawsome, Paaaaaaaawsome!!!!
You Guys did a FABULOUS job posting in detail about everything. Wow!!! You Guys rock!!!
I’m just sooo happy; cannot stop doing the Yorkie happy dance :o)

Neeko :o)