Animal Welfare Challenge Blog Hop

Animals Australia are my heros!

 

They truly are the voice of Australian Animals

They truly are the voice of Australian Animals

 

The creative team who gave this little pig wings and voices to the millions of animals suffering in Australian factory farms has been recognised internationally with a Mobius Award — the Oscars of the advertising world.

The coveted award, judged by a panel of international experts, recognised the outstanding visual effects that brought to life the little winged pig in Animals Australia’s Make it Possible TV ads and videos.

The concept was developed by Animals Australia and our pro bono advertising agency LOUD, with post-production specialists FSM animating our hero pig so she could plead her own case for a kinder world, then sprout wings and fly to freedom. Her backdrop was footage of animals from real factory farms throughout Australia.

With the TV ad already reaching 3 million people across the country and the campaign videos viewed over 320,000 times online, Make it Possible is having a HUGE IMPACT and inspiring positive change for the millions of animals suffering in factory farms around the world. Nearly 100,000 caring Australians have already pledged to help create a world without factory farming.

Experience the powerful and poignant video for yourself and take the pledge below:

 

 

Click on this picture to make your Pledge

Click on this picture to make your Pledge

 

Please take the PLEDGE to make it possible to live in a world withour factory farming – a win all round!

 

Please click on the picture of Rumpy, Dee Dee & June Buggy to visit their Animal Welfare Challenge Blog Hop

Please click on the picture of Rumpy, Dee Dee & June Buggy to visit their Animal Welfare Challenge Blog Hop

Thank You Rumpy, Dee Dee & June Buggy for giving me this challenge!

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Liebster Blog Award

OMC I heard a distant Ka-Ching and was so delighted when I went to investigate the blog of Shiva & Jaya to find I’d been nominated for the:

The Liebster Award - Discover New Blogs!

The Liebster Award – Discover New Blogs!

With this award there are a few different things to do:

1. Thank the purrson who gave you the award and link back to their blog
2. Share five things about yourself
3. Answer the five questions (at bottom of page)
4. Replace those questions with five new questions to be answered by your five nominated bloggers
5. Name your five nominated bloggers (with less than 200 readers) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog, on facebook or a tweet!
6. Copy and paste the award on your blog
7. Hope that the bloggers you’ve presented with the award forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

So here is me sharing 5 things you may not know about me:
1. I will not sit on huMum’s lap
2. I am scared of children
3. I am NOT scared of gianormous ferocious wild bushy tailed possums
4. I only have 7 nipples (don’t ask)
5. I miss my #bestie @toughteddybear very much

"Purrime Ministerette Pees On Purrth Award"

“Purrime Ministerette Pees On Purrth Award”

I wish to thank Shiva & Jaya for presenting me with this Liebster Award as well as their personal Pees on Purrth Award! They have set me 5 very difficult questions to answer and, as I’ve taken this job so seriously, I’ve called on the might of Google to ensure I get my facts straight.

1. What song makes the soundtrack of your life?

Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” because of these lines:

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

2. Who is your favorite politicat and why?

Think this is a trick question because it has to be a draw between Shiva and Jaya as they are the only politicats I know! They seem to be able to manage Purrth pretty well, even if they do live in England and only visit the Colonies when they need to remember what a sun puddle feels like *sniggers*.

3. What kind of anipal scares you the most?

Mean humans pretending to be Anipals so that they can steal our money, hurt our feelings and bully us so that that we and many others leave twitter. Makes me so sad and mad! *HISSSSSSSSS*

4. If you could be human for one day, what would you teach Planet Purrth about love and friendship?

If I could be a human for a day then I’d like to give my my fellow humankind a double-whammy, life-time lasting injection filled with “kindness” and “sharing” so that they immediately realise that wars and guns are not needed. Then, for the first time ever, children and anipals would be safe in kind loving homes.

5. If you could travel to a far-away destination on Planet Purrth, where would it be and why?

HuMum has travelled to many places in the world but the one place she found true happiness was living on a house boat on Dal Lake in the middle of the Kashmir Valley in Srinagar. The beauty of the many and varied Mughal Gardens are inspirational. I think she and I would like to live out our lives there surrounded by peace, beauty and illumination.

The J and J Houseboat on Dal Lake

The J and J Houseboat on Dal Lake

 

Thank you Shiva & Jaya so much for setting me this mission, I hope that you are pleased with my modest blog contribution.

 

NOW COMES THE HARD PART

Jessie’s 3rd Degree:
1. Recommend a book that you or your staff have read that you feel my huMum would like.
2. Show us a picture of your favourite flower, preferably from your garden but understand if you have to use Google.
3. How do you express your love for those close to you.
4. Name an all time favourite film of you or your staff.
5. Do you find all this just a bit tedious?

Jessie’s Nominees:
.   Pepper’s Paws by @PepperPom
.   We are Siamese if you please! by @MiaandManu
.   Cotton’s Cottage by @furrycotton
.   The Best Me That I Can Be by @grrlysquirrel75
.   Keely and Thomas by @AngelKeely & @PuppyNumber7

The Next Big Thing Award

The Next Big Thing Award

The Next Big Thing Award

 

The rules for this Award state that I am to thank the wonderful person who nominated me:

The Stunning Cathy Keisha

The Stunning Cathy Keisha

Please meet Cathy Keisha who is ever so famous for her blog, Stunning Keisha.  Dear Cathy I am so happy to receive this award and sincerely thank you for bestowing such an honour on me.

Now I am to give the Award to 5 other deserving recipients – “drum roll” – I nominate:

1. Janis Felidae and her huMum of the blog, Catonauts.  Janis and her huMum live in Germany but they have a wonderful grasp of English and think of themselves as having been Australians in a previous life.  Janis plays a wicked game of Australian Rules football!

2. Bumpy Cat blog with the original name, Mr Bumpy Cat.  I adore visiting this blog and highly recommend to you all.

3. Angel Keely & Thomas Archer’s blog, Keely and Thomas.  Keely & Thomas share their lives with us including those of their offspring #ourWinnie and #ourChloePup.  I get to feature too as I’m the pup’s Nanny *chuckles*.

4. Gemma’s blog, Gemma’s Little Gems.  We get to experience life through Gemma’s big eyes, her adventures are a hoot.

5. Billy also has a very original name for his blog, Billy The Pig.  Without doubt this is my favourite weekly blog to read as I either am sobbing or laughing very loudly.

I hope my 5 recipients are suitable impressed and, in turn, that we will soon see who they pass this prestigeous Award onto.

 

Posing for my Award Picture *giggles*

Posing for my Award Picture *giggles*

Farewell #bestie

Last Picture of Teddy Bear taken on December 16, 2012

Last Picture of Teddy Bear taken on December 16, 2012

This is the hardest post I have ever had to write. A few simple words and my world came tumbling down around me:

Now I have some sad news. TeddyBear, my baby, went OTRB this (1-3-13) at 10:30 am. He got out last night. We didn’t find him all night. I was in and out looking for him. I saw him this morning coming up the path but he didn’t look right so took him to the vet. He had extensive injuries and the Vet said it looked like he could have been hit by a car … treatment of his injuries may be too much for Teddy to endure and, then said, it probably wouldn’t do him any good. So I made the painful decision to ease his suffering and let him go. Yours sincerely TeddyBear’s Mom

My heartfelt condolences to Teddy’s Mom and his human Sissy, please know I’m just a DM or email away … can you feel the warmth of our hugs?

My heart is broken and huMum is not much better. I’m wiping her eyes while I dictate to her as she can’t see the screen.

So instead of continuing to portray our grief I’m going to remember the wonderful times I’ve had with my #bestie, @toughteddybear a true gentleman of Twitter. Teddy would want us to celebrate his life not mourn it.

I met him just 28 months ago when he was still a kitten in my eyes but he had the wisdom of a 100 year old elephant. Think he was number 38 on my list of followers! Through him I met his girlfuriend, @LilyLuWhoT and they got me involved in the lives of so many twitter anipals.

 

Teddy proposing to Lily --- awwwe

Teddy proposing to Lily — awwwe

Hey #bestie I know you are reading this – do you remember when you bashfully *whispered* to me that you wanted to ask Lily to be your wife? Oh we had so much fun preparing your proposal but I had to sit biting my nails in background! Think I let out the loudest full-blooded YEOWL when she said yes.

 

Just one of Teddy's gifts to Lily to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, 2011

Just one of Teddy’s gifts to Lily to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, 2011

Then came your monster task of preparing a gift every day of the 12 days of Christmas and, again, I was like a voyeur seeing Lily’s delight when each day you gave her a new present.

With you and Lily safely engaged our anipal furiends began to accept that you and I were just #besties. They understood that a girl and boy cat could have a platonic relationship. Lily became my close girl furiend and she understood that when she was asleep and you had the zoomies (around your 2:00 am) we’d often meet and chase each other around twitter and our homes and gardens. Oh the delicious food we nommed in each other’s kitchens … hehehe remember the cream fight?

 

Teddy's 1st Birthday

Teddy’s 1st Birthday

On March 10, 2011 Lily organized your 1st Birthday in Pawty in Puerto Rico and you were crowned King for a day.

 

No more air guitar for Teddy!

No more air guitar for Teddy!

And you received a guitar as a present!

 

SuperTeddy

SuperTeddy

Time marched on but each time we met it was just pure joy. Remember your happiness when you realised you were #SuperTeddy?

 

The Bridal Party

The Bridal Party

Toast to the Bride and Groom

Toast to the Bride and Groom

Finally in the beginning of October, 2012 I was so very proud to stand beside you as your #BestCat when you eloped with Lily during the Love Boat’s visit to Bermuda.

 

These are just a few memories of my time with TeddyBear … I’m inviting you to use the comments page of this blog to remind Teddy, his Mom, his human Sissy and beautiful wife, Lily, of your special time with this wonderful furiend of ours.

Dedicated to TeddyBear’s Mom and his human Sissy:

When I am gone, release me. Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.
I gave to you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I travelled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
You’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say welcome home…
By Anonymous