Monday, November 19, 2007

Meezer Monday: Raising our Paws

Gaius the Cat has a great contest going. He is challenging all of us to raise our paw for our favorite cause. Of course, Mom had to bribe us with Temptations.

Here is Kavan...

Kavan is raising his paw for The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. They use a science-based design to identity high-priority places that if conserved, promise to ensure biodiversity over the long term. Then, they work to outright purchase or obtain conservation easements to protect these wonderful places.

And here I am...

I'm raising my paw for the American Cancer Society. Cancer runs very deep in my Mom's mom's side of the family. She has lost several aunts and uncles, as well as both grand parents, to this terrible disease. The aunt she went to Hawaii with (herself a cancer survivor) helps organize the local American Cancer Society walk-a-thon every year. Mom has participated a few times.

Thanks Gaius for such a great contest!

18 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

There are a lot of good causes out there...you guys picked a couple of very good ones.

Gemini said...

You both did good paw raising! I hope you gets the one for ACS. They do very good work. Momma says they are the one place that she got more than she asked for from. I think that is very good.

I am still a bit afraid of the cat dancer in Momma's hands, but I play with it when she just hangs it up--when Cheysuli is not around to hog it all up.

Dragonheart said...

Great photos of you and Kavan raising a paw, Tara. Those are great charities! Both of my humans support the Canadian Cancer Society. My dad's mom is a breast cancer survivor, my mom's dad is a prostate cancer survivor, and my dad's dad died of an inoperable brain tumour. Cancer is a horrible disease.

Daisy said...

You did a great job raising your paws! And I think you picked some very wonderful causes, too. The great thing about this contest is that, no matter who "wins", every cause wins by getting more exposure.

Parker said...

Fabulous paw raises you two! I think you have picked two very worthy causes!

The Meezers said...

good causes!!! great pikshurs!

DEBRA said...

Those were both great paw raising causes!!! Terrific pictures of both of you.


Purrs
Abby

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Those are both really great causes! I love this idea of raising paws.

Latte

Hot(M)BC said...

Those are great causes, yall. And yall look grate in your pikshurs. Tem-tay-shuns are inspiring for most cats, huh? I wish I liked them.
Purrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

Monty Q. Kat said...

I did get my package! MomBean is just being lazy about picture taking, beans!

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Those are two great causes to Raise a Paw for. Very good pictures guys!

The Furry Fighter said...

this is a lovely post - and such great causes to raise your paws for! lots of love
stormie xxx

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are both furry good causes furr raising yer paw.

Skeeter And LC said...

Good for both of you fer raisin yer paws!

Sultanfus and Guy said...

That is some good paw raising!

michico*Adan said...

You both did wonderful raise paws job~!!!! I am very proud of you~!

Artsy Catsy said...

Very fine paw raising, Tara and Kavan, and excellent causes. Our mom lost her mother and her former husband to cancer, and her good friend is battling her third recurrence of breast cancer. Good work, both of you!

Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Henry Helton said...

I have got to get my paw raised so I can be part of all of this. Where's the camera Lady?!