With joy in my heart.
And grass in my mouth. I have an announcement to make.
While mom was at BlogPaws something big happened. She was sitting there enjoying the last day of the conference and there was a drawing for lots of prizes. Mom was getting excited because there were lots of wonderful things...including a Bissell spot cleaner. Oh how she wanted that!
But then something even better happened. They announced they'd be drawing for one of the best prizes of all. The opportunity to choose a service dog organization to receive $500.00. Wow! Turns out Eukanuba/Iams is the sponsor of this prize.
When she got home she told me that I would be able to choose the winning organization. It didn't take me long to make my decision. We live in Oregon and mom and I get to see a wonderful program in action. Guide Dogs for the Blind has a campus in Boring Oregon. They train their amazing dogs in downtown Portland all the time. And guess what? Sometimes I take my walkies in downtown Portland.
And what's even cooler is that mom once got the opportunity to be at a luncheon in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind. She got to hear Michael Hingson speak. She got to see sweet puppies being delivered to the puppy raisers!
I wish I was cool enough and smart enough to be a Guide Dog, but I'm ok with it. I've got a job. I'm a cat herder and proud of it.
GREAT CHOICE GRETE!!!
We were sooooo furry excited when we saw what WOO had won!!!
PeeEssWoo: The SpotBot is great to have - Mom got one at Tar-Jay a few months after I arrived!
What a fantastic choice, Grete!
Mommy wonders if you do any extraCATricular herding...
How very exciting--the Woman says that's the closest she has ever come to winning is sitting next to a winner!
Congratulations, that is a wonderful choice, Grete...You are such a great cat herder and a gorgeous sweetheart...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki
That is so cool! And yes, that was an even better prize than the Bissell cleaner.
BTW Grete, the dog here is part German Shepherd and part Border collie, and she thinks she is a cat herder too. But when she tries to "herd" me, it only makes me annoyed.
You can herd cats?! Well that is impressive. Good choice for the charity too.
WOO HOO Grete-- what a wonderful choice. We met up with one of their puppies in Las Vagas a few years ago. She was so good--even after our flight back to Portland was delayed for 3 hours!! We collected her bags, while she and her foster Mom went to find some grass.
BTW, please tell your Mom that Mumma loves her bracelet!!
Love & Purrs, Meowmepurr, Smokey, Charity and Old Mumma Jan
First of all, Grete, I want you to know that you're one of the coolest woofies I know. Never forget that!
How wonderful to be able to help Guide Dogs for the Blind. We think the work done by those dogs is totally awesome!
Grete, yoo have made an awesome choice. We think that service dogs(for the BLIND, or the DEAF etc) are absolutely wonderful. We are so proud of yoo for choosing them.
Grete, that's pawsome! We think you made a wonderful choice too!!
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids
Wonderful choice ! we are so proud of you
Puddy and Boom : )
Wowie! That is very exciting! We bet that Guide Dogs for the Blind will certainly agree!
Grete, you're plenty cool enough, and you have to be pretty smart to herd a cat!
PS. Smoochies to Cory pleez! ♥xo
Oh Grete! That is so cool!! Congrats to you mom for winning and congrats on picking a great organization like the Guide Dogs! Not far from us is a guide dog training place, too. And mom knows some people who are fostering a guide dog wanna-be!
Oh my catness! Concatulations! What a wonderful prize, and a wonderful organisation to support. And Miss Grete, we love seeing your happy smiling face :)
That's excellent! Many concats! You ARE very clever for choosing such a worthy organisations, Grete.
Fabulous, worthy choice! What an incredible prize! Congrats to your mom and to you...and to the organization!
Congratulations to your Mom and you, Grete! That's a great choice and obviously a very deserving charity!
P.S We actually 'googled' Boring, Oregon...we didn't know if it was a city name or you were calling Oregon boring!
What a wonderful prize! Many purrs to you and your mom - guide dogs are the best!
P.S. Cat-herding is very important too! Our mom wants to know if you make house calls :).
That is so wonderful Grete, y'all are the change fur sure!
That is an awesome choice Grete! Congrats to your Mom again for winning that awesome charitable prize.
Grete-buddy, you are so much more than a cat herder!! You are the centerpiece, the pillar, the foundation of that house!! What would your cats do without you? You protect them, you keep them warm (if they want) and you make sure they are where they should be..you are indispensable!! Don't underestimate yourself!! And you are a hero, too..because you gave that prize to such a good organisation!! Bravo Grete!!! Bravo Grete!! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny
Cat Herding is important too. But being a Guide Dog for the Blind is awesome! That sounds like a fabulous choice of the charity to receive the $500.
Yay for your mom winning.....and for you picking such a worthy benefactor, Grete. xxxxxxxxxxx
WOO~HOO~!!! That was a great win and a great choice!!!
Congratulations to your mom on winning the drawing, Grete, and that's a PAWsome charity you chose!
By the way, we think you are the coolest ... cat herding takes plenty of smarts!
Oh, we are just catching up visiting and this is the bestest news ever! We wished we coulda met your mom at BlogPaws but we went to the Ohio one and thought 2 in 1 year would have been a bit extravagant for our generic nip and designer food budget, hahameow!
You can feel really good as a woofie who helped those doggies and those humans who have those doggies to help them!
And we know you are a good cat herder cuz you got a herd of cats!
WOO HOO!!!!! That is a great choice!!!
How awesome Grete! We think you are the paw! You make me miss having a dog of my own!
Congratulations on winning a great prize for a wonderful cause!
Concats to your mum for winning that great prize. That is a very worthy cause that you donated it to.
Big hurrah for you and your Mom. This is a fantastic prize and what a great organization to award it to. Aw, we at BlogPaws luvs all you guys and gals who do the give back thing. W00t!
Grete, we think you could totally have been one of those service dogs, but you have a different calling: Cat Herder is a very proud profession.
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