Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spay Day 2010 Pet Photo Contest & Rooster Giveaway

Until March 4th:  Read on to learn how you can get a FREE crocheted cock-eyed potholder, or be included in a drawing to win one (free shipping to US and Canada)

I just entered my boy in The Humane Society's Spay Day 2010 Online Pet Photo Contest. I just learned about it and thought I would ask you, my dear friends, to help vote for my boy. It's not so much about him winning, but more importantly and foremost, about raising money to get our pets spayed and neutered. I still can't believe how many people I talk to that still do not want to spay/neuter their pets so that they can breed them.

Did you guys know that four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year?  If you stop a moment to ponder on those numbers - it's a mass murder of animals that we, the human race, could prevent. I don't think that this is what God had in mind when he gave us dominion over the animals, do you? To me this boils down to two wide-spread human traits: selfishness and greed!

Believe me, if this were about Tupperware or Avon, I would not be approaching you here, but this is a subject near and dear to my heart, and in my opinion, very important. It's all about saving lives. Our pets need to be spayed and neutered to prevent overpopulation and euthanization...not to mention countless other cruel and horrific ways a stray animal can succumb. I often wonder if it were mandatory for potential pet owners who believed in breeding, to work in an animal shelter for a couple of weeks and were forced to personally euthanize animals, if they would still be as readily eager to breed their pets. I feel sorry for the people who have to do that. I know someone who does, and he hates it. I would not want to do it. I'd never stop crying.

Voting continues until 10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, March 4, 2010.

For every $1 you donate, my Gizzy gets another vote. For those of you that can dontate (and I totally understand if you can't) I will sweeten the deal for you by giving the first five (5) people that donated (and voted for Gizzy) at least $5 (or more) one of my crocheted rooster potholders. I sell them for $12 each, so you'd be getting one for less than half price. Plus, your donation is tax deductible too. So, please, send me a message as soon as you have voted for Gizzy and donated (we're using the honor system here) and I will send you one of my roosters (with postage paid to the US or Canada)  first come, first served.  After the first five people have donated, I will enter subsequent names in a drawing to win another one of my rooster potholders. I will also enter the names of people who post about this on their blogs and/or put a link to this article on their blog's side bar. Remember to notify me after you have done this, so that I can include your name. I will draw a name after the contest is over, on March 4, 2010.

I really had a difficult time deciding which photo of my Gizzy to enter, but I finally opted for the one that shows him off the best.

We were visiting Bank's Lake that day. He looked so handsome and proud sitting on that fallen tree trunk.
(NOTE: this photo was entered as a memorial to a pet who is no longer with us -  namely my beloved Bootsie boy!)

Like I said, Gizzy won't win, because I entered him too late, but it's not about him winning, it's about raising money to spay and neuter our pets. Please, vote for my boy and donate at least $5 (if you can) and I will either mail you or enter you in a drawing for one of my handsome, crocheted rooster potholders.

This is the link that takes you to the voting section of the website, so you can find Gizzy quickly. If you go to "Pet Search" be sure and search for Gizzy by his last name (Sturm) because there are many Gizoms and Gizzys entered (all of them very cute.) Select "Last Name" in the drop down menu and type in Sturm, or just click here:

Thank you in behalf of the animals!


Erika's Crafts Corner said...

Hallo Doris,

Nice to find another blogger that comes from Germany like me. I have been reading your blog for a little while now, but this is my first comment to you so far. I have very much enjoyed reading your entries. Thanks for sharing your little world with the rest of us.

Just so you also know you are so full of sunshine, even in hard times. For that reason I am awarding you the Sunshine Award! Thank you for always being so sweet and cheerful!

Come to my site and pick it up if you dare! ;o) Not as easy as it looks - but fun, and a good way to get to know others!!!

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Doris...good to see you back on line again.

Doesn't Gizzy look a treat with his chest all puffed up with pride...and deservedly so! Definitely a handsome doggy!!

Yes...I will vote...better do it now before I forget.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

That is an adorable shot of Gizzy. If cuteness won the contest, he would win. He's just adorable.

The Beneficial Bee said...

I am totally with you on the spay/neuter issue. I had the hardest time agreeing to purchasing our new livestock dog because she was from a breeder (yuck). I vowed never to buy a dog, but I caved because she is a "farm" dog to help protect the goats. I still feel guilty.
Anyway, Gizzy looks adorable. I can't donate right now as we are saving up for the baby, but I thank you for your efforts! Good luck, Jess

♥ Kathy said...

I'll pass this on Doris!

♥ Kathy said...


I wrote about Gizzy HERE have a great day!

Love, Kathy

William Manson © 2010 said...

hi Doris over from Kaths Blog, I have voted, he is really cute, good luck :)

Julia said...

It is maddening how folks are ignorant when it comes to this issue!! MADDENING!

Great cause and mission. I donate to our local no kill shelter which sponsors spaying and neutering too!

♥ Kathy said...

Good morning Doris! I wanted you to know that I wrote about my snowflakes HERE I just love them! Thank you so much!