@hemmingwayscat, it is so cute.
We are almost all set for halloween, staff got a CD from the vets which has firework noises on it so we have all been listening to that to make sure that we do not get too scared when it comes to big bangs and spooky things later this week!
Staff have been so busy with work that they have been neglecting MY blog so I have given them a strict talking to and I expect to see some improvements over the next month!
Thanks for waiting for the 2nd Sponsor Sunday update, I am blaming that new puppy Ozzy for taking up so much of the staff's time this weekend he is a big handful for such a little pup! Anyhow more of that little baby terrier soon, he has been taking up so much time already so lets get on with telling you all about Montreal Critters or @mtlcritters as they are known to many of you on twitter.
Montreal Critters are the on line store for all things small and fluffy based in Montreal Canada they are caring pet owners and have years of experience with small exotic pets.
How long have you been supporting the PawPawty Events as a Sponsor For?
Montreal Critters has been sponsoring PawPawty events for over a year. We initially discovered St Patricks' Day PawPawty and we were moved when looking at the Green Wall entitled "Bark if you're Irish!". It was such an amazing idea, with such a great potential (or should I say paw-tential :-). We participated in the following event and from then on we became a happy regular sponsor.
Why do you like to support the PawPawty Events?
In times where every company is jumping into the social-media wagon, we are trying to be authentic. We created montrealcritters.com from the ground up with the intention of supporting animal shelters and rescue organizations — that's one of our core values, not an afterthought. PawPawty events are a perfect match for companies and individuals looking to have a direct impact in the lives of many animals in need, both around the corner and all over the world. Plus, you get to have fun and meet the most diverse and interesting anipals in the Twitterverse. It's great!
What is your favourite PawPawty Memory?
There are so many good memories... I tend to get emotional when I look at the PawPawty walls and when a PawPawty finishes with @FrugalDougal's Champagne Chicken © . That's when you know that, as a group, we've made a significant difference. I also remember getting super excited when a local animal shelter that we nominated was accepted as a recipient for one of the events. It felt great!
Anipals are so creative — there are many inspiring moments at every event. I often catch myself laughing out loud while looking at the avatars or at the event menus. And a few days after the events, when we receive our PawPawty mugs, memories come back and we laugh some more.
What animals do you have?
We currently have 3 cats, 5 guinea pigs and a fish — all of them adopted. On top of that, we regularly foster small animals while we find a permanent home for them. We usually end up keeping the ones that have been seriously neglected or need time to be re-adapted, so our home is constantly being modified to host new fluffy critters.
Note from Dougal - Check these beauties out !!
|Dumbo & Jaguar|
Tell us a bit about what your store?
Montreal Critters is an online store specialized in products for small pets, serving pet guardians all over Canada. We started montrealcritters.com with the intention of helping animal rescues while offering a nice selection of healthy, specialized products for small pets. We help rescues in many ways: we regularly donate food, toys and treats to many shelters in Canada. We also to increase public awareness and subtlety promote animal adoption through our monthly newsletter, Twitter and Facebook. And of course, we participate in every PawPawty event!
What do you love most about twitter?
Twitter's best feature is without a doubt its 140 characters limitation. Such a constraint forces us to be very creative. PawPawty events would not have the same rhythm and interactivity on other social networks, I believe. Another great example of what can be done within such a constrained framework is @ZackRabbit's cooking show – isn't it inspiring?
What do you hate most about twitter?
Having to rely on many different tools to participate in an event is sometimes annoying. But the new Twitter seems to provide a much better experience. We'll give it a try at the coming PawPawty event.
What is your favourite animal charity and why?
We don't have a single favorite animal charity. We've worked closely with a few local no-kill shelters such as Montreal's Jiggley Piggley Farm and Ottawa's Ferret Rescue . We've also collaborated with Quebec's Rabbit Rescue. Montreal's Eleven Eleven Rescue is also worth mentioning — we admire their energy and dedication.
We keep on discovering new great groups at every animal adoption event we participate in. Our hope is to be able to help them, so we'll be nominating groups for upcoming PawPawty events!
What is your ideal PawPawty theme?
There have been so many incredible themes already. Our favorites were the Halloween, Sci-Fi, and 80's PawPawtys. Future themes? Maybe there should be a Back to the Caves PawPawty! Whatever theme ends up being selected, you can count on us being there. :-)
A big thank you from me and the staff goes out to Montreal Critters for all of their continued support of the PawPawty events and for taking the time to share their story with us, and for showing us all of their lovely furries!
I know how you all love to dress up and so do mai pals at Petsmart and when the staff met up with them at Blogpaws they had some great costumes with them because they are having a special competition for the 6th Annual Halloween Photo Contest. You can enter the competition via their facebook page so be sure to check it out they have some great pwizes.
As a special treat they donated two costumes to the staff and you can see me below modelling both of them, honestly do I really look like a fairy tail princess cheerleader? Oh the shame...the only saving grace is that the outfits are both pink which as you all know is one of my favourite colours.
The things I do for charity !! I think I need to get myself a new agent, a dog of my standing should not be asked to do such things BOL!
Anyhow to be in with a chance of wining the cute pink hat or the pink cheerleaders outfit which is an extra large ( it will fit a less rotund, larger pup than me!) in size all you have to do is post a comment on my blog telling me what your favourite scary film is! We will then pick a winner at random and get the fancy dress costumes send out in time for the #PawPawty on the 16th + 17th October.
You have until Friday 8th to get your comments in !
Right I am off to look for a manly Howl-o-ween costume!
Woof Woof Arooo!
Welcome to the very 1st Sponsor Sunday update, We decided to start these regular updates so that you could meet and find out a bit more about the fabulous people and companies who sponsor prizes for the Pawpawty Events. We have had such great support for a long long time from our generous sponsors so it is great to find out a bit more about them and their life away from the PawPawty!
So here goes with our very 1st guest Lucky Dog Treat Company who make delicious narural treats for doggies (drool) and kittehs ( double drool). They are based in Willow Grove Pennsylvania and are you can find them at the Glenside Farmers Market most weekends. And just look at all the lovely anipals they have can you believe they have five!!
So on with the questions!!!
How long have you been supporting the PawPawty events as a sponsor?
Well, I believe it has been about a year now. It's hard to keep track with so many of them!
Why do you like to support the PawPawty events?
That is easy! Animal rescue work is really at the heart of why I opened my business. It allows me to reward others for the wonderful work they do to make a difference in the lives of so many needy animals. I also really enjoy how much fun the events are to participate in and meeting all of the fun anipals in the process is just icing on the dog treat!
What is your favorite PawPawty memory?
Well, there are so many! I think I will just say (*to protect the guilty, and I'm talking about YOU niptini drinkers!) I really enjoy looking back at the sekurity report. It's a great snapshot of a fun time and sometimes too much fun had by all!
What animals do you have?
Right now I am the proud slave, er, owner of 5 wonderful pets. First there is Dixie, aka "Biggie Fats" our oldest cat. She is very selective with her affection. And no, you wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley! Second, is my sweet kitty Sadie. She is my little love bug! Soft as a bunny and so very kind to me. Third came our youngest cat, Mimi, a real trouble maker! She has single pawedly chewed every pull cord from every window treatment we have in the house! Next is our Pitbull/German Shorthair mix Maggie. That girl is always tuned up and ready to go! So much energy, she is always keeping us on our toes. Lastly is our Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Krozby. Such a gentle soul. At the least sign of confrontation from another dog, he will turn around and waddle away as quickly as he can. He is a lover not a fighter! We are so proud that all of our pets are rescues and couldn't love them more.
A bit about what we sell
Lucky Dog Treat Company make and sells all natural, mostly organic dog and cat treats. Something for everyone! We also make select natural grooming products. Rubba dub dub! We started our business because of the growing concern over tainted pet foods and ingredient safety. Plus we wanted to be sure that whenever we can, we include ingredients that not only taste good, but are good the pet.
What do you love the most about twitter?
It's fast! and easy, to get your point across! And obviously it is a wonderful platform for pawpawty's!
What do you hate most about twitter?
Sometime I run short a few words in a tweet and with that tweets could be just a little bit longer.
What is your favorite animal charity and why?
I adore Pinups For Pitbulls! They are a fabulous group of ladies in the Philadelphia area that raise money for pitbulls/bully breeds for medicine, transport and other necessities as well as for pitbull breed awareness and education. Their main fundraiser is an yearly calendar, each picture featuring a tastefully dressed "pin up girl" and a pitbull! They have done much to change the face of the Pitbull as a breed and to teach people not to be afraid of them or discriminate against them simply because of their breed.
My ideal pawpawty theme?
Hmmm, we have already done so many good ones! Maybe a Beatles theme!
What a great 1st Sponsor Sunday, thanks so much to Lucky Dog Treat Company for taking part and a special big thanks for donating your pwizes each and every month. It is because of people and companies like yours that we are able to carry on with the PawPawty events and keep on helping more anipals all over the world.