Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We've Got a Little Announcement to Make!!!

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And now... the moment you've all been waiting for...

Over at IBKC headquarters, we randomly selected a winner from our pool of 675 donors. The winner of a complete set of IBKC cards (Butterbean, Picketts, Davenports, Pettipbones, Lovejoys and Ashbys) AND naming rights to an itty bitty kitty from our next litter of fosters is....

Ms Christine Halfon!!!

Congratulations, Christine!! Please shoot me an email with your mailing address and your prizes will be mailed right off.

I wanted to give everyone a chance of winning a little something regardless of if you donated or not. I'll got a heap of Dog-A-Thon SWAG that I would like to give away to one lucky winner. Included in the prize package: A Dog-A-Thon Tee Shirt (size adult large), a bandanna, baseball cap, and a cinch-pack. I am also throwing in an assortment of 10 IBKC cards too. If you would like to be included in the raffle, just leave your name and a comment after this post. You've got until 11:59 PM Pacific Time this Thursday to throw your name in the hat. The winner will be announced in Friday morning's post.

113 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Christine -- and wow, how generous to offer a second pack! I'll throw my name in (Amanda, were it not obvious).

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  2. Congratulations, Christine!

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  3. i'll throw my name into the hat too. brooke r. (max and ava too).

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  5. What a sweet little kitty picture. Congrats on your successful fund-raiser.

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  6. Congratulations Christine! I know you're gonna enjoy those cards!
    ~ Jenna V

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  7. Congrats Christine
    I'd like to throw my name into the hat (Sherlyn :P)

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  8. Congrats Christine and to the IBKC!!! What a huge impact a community can have!

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  9. OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! I'm fanning myself, not just because it's 94 degrees here in seattle, but because i AM SO EXCITED!!!!

    :)
    christine

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  10. Congratulations Christine! I know you will be inspired to put forth a perfect name for an itty bitty.

    Laurie- I appreciate the second chance drawing - so I will throw in my name - Webbthistle. Thanks!

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  11. I'd like to throw my name in!

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  12. I would love to be put in the draw.

    Congrats on all the fundraising and the great walk! :)

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  13. Include me in, please. I loves me some IBKC. (Dan N., the other human from Meephome.)

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  14. I love the kitties! Include me please.

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  15. Congrats Christine!

    And congratulations Laurie (and the IKBCs) for all the money you raised!

    -Arielle L.

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  16. I love the IBKC and would like to be included to please. My Katia loves bandanas.

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  17. Hi Laurie! I'm sorry I missed meeting you at Dog-a-thon. I would have loved to tell you in person what an incredible photographer, writer, and fundraiser you are! Please throw my hat in the ring too (mostly for the cards)! Thanks for all your fine work!

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  18. Congrats to Christine! I'll toss my name in the ring- Stephanie S.

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  19. I look forward to viewing this site each morning and night because it's always so positive.
    Laurie, you do such a great job for all the kitties and animals as a whole.
    You're great! Throw my name in the hat, too!
    di

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  20. I'd be very happy to be included in the second draw for goodies.

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  21. Me, Me, Me! Oh, wait...Meow! Meow! Meow!

    Purry Hugs,

    Robin

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  22. Congratulations Christine! Please throw me in the drawing too. :)

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  23. congrats christine!

    I'm so glad the fundraiser was such a HUGE success! All the animals are going to benefit from it, and i'm so glad so many people were able to find a little extra in their pockets to help out the cause :)

    way to go!!

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  24. Throw my name in, too!

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  25. That kitten is just TOO cute. Almost enough to make me brave dire allergies to have another kitty. Almost. I'd rather have my own kitty back and healthy. Sammi was a rescue from Tacoma Humane that I adopted 15 years ago. She was fostered by some wonderful person just like the IBKC before she came to the shelter to find a home (her original name was Tabitha, she was a fluffy white and grey tabby). I had gone to the shelter to find a kitty after losing my last one to FIP. Sammi looked just like my last kitten, although Sammi had more fluff. I would have passed on her but she kept grabbing at me through the bars. I finally relented and picked her up, she she immediately snuggled up and purred like crazy. I was hooked. We had 14 wonderful years together before I lost her to kidney disease last August. Thanks to folks like IBKC who give kitties like my Sammi a chance to let us love them. --Jenn from Portland (formerly of Tacoma and Issaquah)

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  26. My name, in the hat!
    Anne Boleyn, whose just happy to be a groupie.

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  27. Liz Augustine. Hooray for the IBKC!

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  28. Oh, congrats Christine!!! And how lucky you're so close by, you could go pick them up ;) and maybe sneak a peak at the babies!

    I'd appreciate my name being thrown into the hat as well, Alyssa Durden!

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  29. Congratulations Christine!

    I'd like to throw my name in as well. I'm so glad this whole event was a success!


    -Elisa McEntee

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  30. Aloha from Maui - Congrats 2 all - goggies, kittahs, hoomans! (Lolspeak)

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  31. I LOVE this space!

    I like the idea of the 2nd chance drawing as well.
    I am a proud "KatBoxJanitor" and a regular IBKC card customer....who hopes for more soon, so I can work on my Christmas purchases. Only 5 MONTHS to go!

    Did Drewey have to give someone a stinkeye a little earlier today? Bummer.

    Love all you do for kitties and us poor hoomans who just need a kitten fix when we are away from our own!

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  32. So cute - kitty looks like he is trying to whisper "Hey, gues how much 'nip I got into tonight!"

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  33. I'm so glad to hear that the dog-a-thon was such a huge success! Also, Congrats Christine.

    I'll throw my name into the hat, too.
    Stephanie M.

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  34. I'm a huge fan of the IBKC! Please throw my name in the hat.
    Lynn Z.

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  35. Congrats Christine - that is a great prize you won!

    And of course I would love to throw my hat into the ring too!

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  36. I must say, when I saw your heading, I was thinking we were going to see the final totals you raised (but thinking back, I think you already announced that). Congratulations to Christine!!!

    I was wavering between asking to be put in the hat or not. My heart said "I want kitty cards!" BUT my heart also said "If I want kitty cards, I'll buy them (when I have money, eventually, one day), and the money will go to helping to buy kitty litter for the babies."

    And so...

    Don't put my name in the hat. I want someone else to win. We had so many dear people donate, I want as many people as possible to win the raffle.

    My thoughts are that I already won a 21 squillion dollar prize. Nothing can beat having your hopes not only fulfilled but exceeded many times over.

    -darin

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  37. Catherine and ZoeyJuly 28, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    We love IBKC and all your loving work, words, and photos, Laurie!

    (Can we please have the Francine and Selma Darling goodbye story after you've had a chance to catch your breath? We so miss their floofy babynesses!)

    love,
    Catherine and Zoey

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  38. My husband is very allergic to cats so I couldn't get a new kitten when my fifeteen year old cat passed away two years ago. I've missed having one terribly since. I love seeing your kittens and getting my kittah lovin' vicariously through your page.

    Thank you for the wonderful photos!

    -Amy in Westminster, MA

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  39. Well, you KNOW I"m throwin' my hat in - but first I'm throwin' it in the AIR, in celebration for your success in the Dogathon and in joy for the IBK and in general celebration! Also - throwin' it in the air for congratulating Christine, and in thanks for all the forever homes and babies to come, and a specially BIG throwin' it in the air for Charlene Butterbean, who does what we all wish we could do for those babies. Laurie? Mazel Tov!
    Dale-Harriet

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  40. Just for the sake of possibly winning a set of IBKC cards I'd like to throw my name in for consideration (Rachel). Not sure what I would do without this website; it's my daily dose of smiles :-)

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  41. congrats to the winner!!
    laurie, will you toss a little lynx point into the swag bag please?
    hugs,
    puglette
    :o)

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  42. Congrats to Christine! Good luck thinking of a good itty bitty name. =) I'd love to be in the drawing.
    -Mo

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  43. Congrats Christine!

    And please through my name into the hat - Joyce C.

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  44. My new favorite kittyblog! Can you update it ...say...every five minutes???? Ha Ha....Put me in the hat!!! Julia A!

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  45. I wish I could have helped out during your fundraiser! Unfortunately, I am a teacher in a state that has no money (California). But I've been watching this blog and celebrating with you!

    I am absolutely committed to shelter babies--I have two of my own, and they are absolutely marvelous.

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  46. Hurray for Christine!!!

    I admit, I'd love my name in the hat for a second chance! :D

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  47. I am so glad that the donated money (including my tiny donation... wish I could do more!) goes to such a wonderful cause.... all the kitties!

    Thanks for the smiles you give me every day at the beautiful pictures of your little fosters.

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  48. Laurie, you are so generous! I'd love to be included in the second chance drawing!

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  49. Congrats Christine! IBKC you give me my kitty fix for the day even though I've got 5 of my own. You are an amazing bunch! - Renee

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  50. So happy for everyone! Great job by all! I too would love those cards. But I even enjoy just looking. We have five adopted kitties to love, and that makes me happy.

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  51. Congrats, Christine!

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  52. Congratulations Christine!

    *throws name into hat* :)

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  53. Hooray for Christine. Happy Naming to you. And if you don't have any IBKC cards yet, you're gonna be wowed by them. I use mine, but never the ones of Charlene. I bought a separate set just for myself.

    How totally awesome that there were *675* donors! The IBKC and it's groupies rock.

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  54. Lucky Christine!

    I'd like to throw my name in the bag as well: Julie R.

    Yay!

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  55. Congratulations, Christine!
    I'd like to throw my name in the hat too, if it's not too late. :)

    -- Julia C.

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  56. Count me out of the contest but count me in to congratulate Christine! Yay!! A shelter biggie kittie shall be named in your honor!

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  57. Lucky Christine - congratulations :-)

    Please throw my name in the hat also!

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  58. Please throw my name in the hat! I love all the kitties!

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  59. Throwing my name into the hat...
    And huge conratulations to Christine!
    - Julia

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  60. Congratulations on a FABULOUS fund-raising result, Laurie!
    I'd like to put my hat in the ring too. I'm in the UK, but I'd be more than happy to pay the more expensive shipping costs if my name came out of the hat first.

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  61. Oops, I've just noticed that I have mixed up my hat metaphors there!

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  62. Congrats Christine!! I threw my name into the hat too..

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  63. I'll admit, I've only come out of lurking to drop my name in the hat ;)

    Anakiro <3

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  64. Congratulations and count me in!!!

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  65. Thanks for all you did (and do) and count me in for the drawing. Loved the picture of the Bean cooling her floof!!

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  66. Look at that little smile! And the paw demurely raised -- he'd be the standout student in any class, I can tell. Toss my name in to the drawing, please, as Ann Rose.

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  67. Not putting my name in the drawing - just wanted to comment that Warren (or Luigi - can't tell them apart yet!) looks like the Lucky Chinese Cat in that picture!

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  68. Yep, I too am all about the IBKC cards! I am tossing in my hat!

    There are not enough good things to say to equal the praise you and Charlene deserve for the work you do! For my entire life, all my babies have been rescues! Keep up the good work and my your heart always be brimming with love!

    Glenys

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  69. Adorable photo--looks like he's saying "psstt, come closer. I have a secret. . "

    Rene

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  70. Hooray!! Congratulations Christine!! Thank you for helping IBKC reach 20 squillion plus.

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  71. Oh, how can you resist picking up sleepy kitties and snuggling them?

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  72. Congratulations, Christine. I love IBKC. Please put my name in the hat, too: pjhowell. Thanks.

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  73. I'm in! Thanks, Laurie and crew, for all you do!

    Shelly
    tangoastor at gmail dot com

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  74. Awesome Christine! Congratulations, I know you'll absolutely adore those packs. I've been eyeing them myself ever since Miss Twyla.

    (Slips my name in the pot)

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  75. Yay kitties! Yay for the dogathon! I'd love to put my name in (Elinor) for a second drawing.

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  76. Here I am, throwing my name! Hope it doesn't hit anyone! ha ha.

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  77. I'd love a chance at some goodies!

    -Shea Sundstøl

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  78. Whoa! Look at all the comments... Like Darin, I'm going to skip the raffle and give someone else a chance to win (it's a great idea, Laurie!!!!). Just wanted to pop on and say...

    Congratualtions, Christine... and congratualtions to everyone who contributed & participated!! Ya done good!

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  79. Thanks to your wonderful example, my family is now on the list at our local shelter to foster kittens! We are waiting for our first litter (maybe this fall, they said!). I couldn't think of a better time to comment, lol.

    Barbie

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  80. oohh! how fun!
    oh yes! throw my name in too! :)

    congratulations Christine!

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  81. Congrats Christine & IBKC! Keeping my fingers crossed for the prize! :)
    ~Angie in MD

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  82. Congrats, Christine! Please put my name in the hat; kthanx!

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  83. Is it wrong that I want to nom that little paw? Just a harmless little nom ...

    Congratulations to Christine, and a big thanks to Laurie for all your hard work and commitment.

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  84. oh wow. i would love to be in the hat. that sounds fun!
    -my mommy said to tell you her name JIC. its Audrey

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  85. This cartoon made me immediately think of Charlene.... was thinking about the blogs when you mention her in your craft room :-)

    In any case Simon knows cat's love the butt wiggle & kitty chirps he added

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qHVVbYG8Y

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  86. I'd love to be in the drawing!

    My name is Kali Glogowski :>

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  87. Hi! My kitties and I are so thrilled with all the squillions you raised. Nice work everyone!
    -Stephanie (& Mozart & Calvin)

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  88. How sweet of you to include everyone! I would love to be considered.

    Justine W.

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  89. Congratulations, Christine!, I just found the IBKC and love it, I'm sorry I missed the fundraiser, what a wonderful idea to auction off the naming rights!

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  90. Hat. Ring. Me :)

    Serious. . . snorgle some ittybitties for me please! Scritchies for all!

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  91. Congrats to Christine, you are a lucky gal indeed. Please include me in the drawing for the second drawing of Dogathon swag ;o)

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  92. Linda P. would like to be in the drawing!

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  93. Chance to win IBKC card I'm in

    David

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  94. With free IBKC cards on offer I'm in

    DewiCasgwent

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  95. SylvestermiasmommaJuly 29, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Congratulations Christine!!. I would like to throw my name into the raffle.

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  96. Count me in! IBKC makes my day. Thanks.

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  97. I'd like to throw my name but my cats Aqua and Zephyr got here first. (the dog is named Flamia).Pawdua

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  98. Congratulations to Christine! And to the Humane Society for all of the wonderful donations you and the kitties eared for the Dog A Thon! My name's in the hat :) Amanda

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  99. Throwing my hat into the mix! Congrats Christine!

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  100. Another drawing? Yay! Please include me!

    Mercredi C.

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  101. Congratulations! Please throw my name in the hat.

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  102. Congratulations, Christine! (secretly a teeny bit jealous...)

    Laurie, please count me in for the "second chance drawing."

    Gwen

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  103. :O I couldn't donate (poor college student) but I'm so proud of everyone who did :) Congratulations, Christine!

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  104. How generous! Please let me throw my hat in... Ann G. in KC

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  105. Oh how I would love to snorgle that little neck. And with all the money raised there will be more happy little bellies!

    Consider my name in. -Shoshana

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  106. What a generous raffle! :D And congrats to Christine! Gonna throw my name in ... I'm Kit Kuzma!

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  107. Congratulations on reaching your goal!!!

    Laura G.

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