Normally, it's about this time of year when we start talking about raising squillions for our shelter. If you're new to the blog, let me tell you, it's a very exciting event. If you care to see what it's all about, click on the label for any of the "Dog-A-Thons" of previous years.
Things will be kicking off a little later this year. We'll still set a lofty fundraising goal, but we're just going to have to make it happen in a little less time.
You see, my dear dad is having hip replacement surgery next week, so I'll be heading back to Iowa for 2.5 weeks to help my folks as he recovers. I need to give them my full attention, so I can't be worried about the squillions during this period. I'll still blog while I'm away - I've got more Clover stories to tell and will share plenty of Nigel and Mimsey updates too - I just need to wait until I return to focus on FUNdraising.
I'm scheduled to return late on July 8th, and bright and early on Thursday, July 9th, I'll begin pestering you for money.
I've already talked with the gals in the Foster Room and they promise to have a kitten dream team waiting for me to pick on the 9th, so we can start training them for the phone bank ASAP! The telethon set has been completed, so we can drop them right in and GO!
We'll be auctioning off the naming rights for this batch, so if you want to get involved with that fun, start thinking of some good names now, please!
Because things are going to be a little more condensed this year, it's going to require a little more planning on my part. I would love to get all of our matching donation challenges on the schedule soon, so if you're interested in offering up a challenge, could you please send me an email and let me know? We do challenges at any dollar amount, starting at $500. If you have a particular day you would like to see your challenge happen, or if it's in honor of someone, or for a particular cause (Senior Cats, TNR, Foster Program, etc ) please let me know. The fundraiser runs July 9th - July 25th.
Though the telethon set is complete, I want to wait to share it all with you, so it will be a surprise when we kick off the FUNdraiser I'll give you a teeny tiny glimpse at it though - here are a few of the kitten-sized magazines that sit on one of the end tables on the set.
Every year when I build a new set, I always have to turn it up a notch. This year, I went up at least two. Maybe six. It's pretty ridiculous. For those of you who are new, please click HERE to see what we did in previous years.
Well, I better wrap this up and get back to prepping for my trip. I've got to get the cat food pantry stocked up, and pick up a couple of boxes of kitty litter. Craig will be solo-parenting while I'm gone, and I'll want to make it as easy for him as possible!
Have a great weekend, everyone! I'll be back Monday with our first adoption tale!