Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Fundraising For Animals In Need: Blog the Change #BtC4A

Hi, Athena here just jotting down some ideas to help Mum with the fund raising.

thinking cat


As we haven't raised quite as much money as we'd hoped from my book (why isn't it a bestseller???), Mum has decided to create some items in her Zazzle stores that are specifically for raising funds for the shelters we support. I must stress here that not all the items in our Zazzle shops are for raising charity funds because, let's face it, we need to eat and pay our bills.

Mum is telling me she hates to talk about money, and it's true because she avoids it most of the time, especially with me. But it has to be said. Honestly, I hear her moaning to other humans about it all the time (and I can read her mind) so even if she doesn't talk to me about it I know everything. Yes Mum, you can't hide anything from me, I am a cat after all. And yes, a very wise one.

Mum always moans about how much she hates having human problems and how she wishes she could just be a cat instead. Oh well, I do see her point because I don't wish to be a human either. But the thing is she has the power within her to at least learn to be calm like a cat. This is what I have been training her to do for ages, but she is so prone to anxiety, the poor woman. I love her very much and so I try to think calm thoughts for her and am always ready to supply extra purrs and cuddles for days (and nights) like that. So come on, Mum. Just be and live in the now.

OK, I think that's calmed her down now as she's just given me the code for this new Pinterest board she created for the said fundraising items, so do check it out!


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27 comments:

Julie Flanders said...

You're a gorgeous girl, Athena and I am going to go check out your book now. How wonderful that you and your mum are coming up with so many creative ways to raise money for rescue.
Great to meet you thanks to the BTC hop!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you! Nice to meet you too :)

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Your book *should* be a best seller, Athena! It is fantastic!!!

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Wow, that's wonderful!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Kitties Blue said...

Darn, we missed Blog the Change. We need to get better organized. Good luck with your fund raising. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Summer said...

It is so hard to do book promotion and generate sales - my human knows a LOT about this! She is always trying to think of something new. We need to beef up our Zazzle shop some more. Actually, I just think we need some beef - hey, I'm a cat!

Kim Thomas said...

The link is open until midnight, ET, if you're able to post something...we'd love to have you join, help promote your favorite cause!

Kim Thomas said...

Purrs can make life so much better - even the challenging parts are smoothed over with some loving purrs. You're much needed, Athena, by your mum in her troubled times. Best of wishes in your fundraising efforts, and keep purring!

Thank you for blogging - and being - the change for animals!
Kim Thomas
CindyLu's Muse
Be the Change for Animals

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are wonderful items ! Your mum has many great ideas to help shelters ! Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a great idea. I just followed and will check everything out later.

Jen Gabbard said...

Love the idea of having items available with proceeds going to charity. Unfortunately the money situation tends to be rough for so many animal advocates and rescues, it's always a tough situation.

The Daily Pip said...

I love this idea! We also have a zazzle shop and might do something similar. I didn't know about your book, but will definitely check it out.

Robin said...

I hate talking about money too! It is tough to ask people for money, but sometimes you just have to do it. Those are some really pawsome items for sale! You do good work, Athena!

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we LOVE your book, Athena. Thank you and Mum for raising money to help shelter animals. It's difficult, isn't it?

HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Good work, Athena! Good Luck Pawkisses :) <3

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Yes, we know :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. We are so glad to be part of the change for animals. It's such a great cause.

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. We almost missed it too, Kitties Blue.

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. And we have another idea coming up next week. Stay tuned :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you very much for following :)

Marie Symeou said...

We know. It is tough. We can't rescue them all, but every little bit helps :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. I want to help other animals who aren't so lucky :)
Athena xx

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. And thank you too for the wonderful work that you do for the animals :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. Pawkisses :) xx