It is that time of year again here in my Georgia Gardens folks! What time you ask? Time to hunt down things to create a unique costume for the annual Humane Society's Wags to Witches Fur Ball.
The Fur Ball is the number one fund raiser for the Humane Society of Clarksville, Tennessee. And it has also been voted the BEST CHARITY EVENT in town!
I have not missed one Fur Ball even when The Saint could not join me. Part of the event is a Pet Photo Contest. Each vote for a pet equals $1.00 tax deductible donation.
The Male and Female pets with the most votes wins. The winner of the contest has their picture on the Front of the following years Calendar. Which is another benefit for the group and usually ready for Christmas gift giving. My Beautiful Fur Baby Cheetah helped make history for this event. She and little Bruce kitty were the first place male and female winners as a cat duo! Mr and Miss Wags winners, THE CATS won front cover of the calendar! Cats rule, Dogs drool. Ha ha, not really just having a bit of fun here today.
Cheetah also had her picture inside the calendar being Miss September. Cheetah earned just under $700. I was so proud of my Fur Baby.
But the real winners are the countless animals that the shelter helps within my hometown community. I am sad to say that little Bruce kitty was on Chemo during the event and has since crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. His family was devastated to say the least.
This year we have entered Sheba Kitty into the photo contest. I decided to have a photo op with her thinking that it would be a total flop. After all, she is a feisty gal and does not beckon to any ones call. Not even her persistent mommy, ME.
But ole mom put her thinking cap on and went to work. I set up a couple of backgrounds and with the aide of cat treats, I got that girl to strike a few poses for me! Anyone with a black cat or dog knows how difficult it is to photograph them.
After a few minutes and many cat treats, we had a photo to enter! If any of you would like to donate a dollar or two, feel free to go the web site, Fur Ball Pet Photo Contest. 100% goes to the HS. You do not have to vote for my kitty as there are some wonderful pets you can vote for other then her. Even a little fluffy baby chicken! After all, this is a benefit and all the pets win in the end. When funding is tight, this is the best way we know to help out the needy animals. And remember, "Don't Liter, Fix your Critter"...
I shall be off the Net for a bit as I will be busy finishing my costume (Mummy Gal) and getting ready for the WAGS TO WITCHES FUR BALL, In the Garden...
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