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Karen
12-18-2006, 12:52 AM
For the past nine years, we have been featuring a new Dog, Cat and Pet story every day. For the first time, we are trying something new. We are having the first (and perhaps only) Pet of the Day fundraiser to help us pay for the Internet hosting and computer-related costs of running the websites.

We are delighted to bring a little bit joy into the hearts of people around the world each day. If you are willing and able to send us a donation of $10 (or more) to defray the last year's costs, and help us upgrade for the coming year, we would be grateful.

If you are a child, this message is not for you.

For general discussion post here, or for specific questions, you can email Paul. ([email protected])

Please choose donating (http://PetoftheDay.com/fundraiser.html) through Amazon, PayPal, or our postal address:

Karen Watts
69 North Street
Newton, MA 02459-1737

Thank you very much for being part of PetoftheDay.com. We are happy to do these sites, regardless of the success of this fundraiser.

dukedogsmom
12-18-2006, 01:51 AM
I'll do that with my next paycheck which is this coming Friday :)

Cinder & Smoke
12-18-2006, 02:08 AM
DONE!! :)
In a Heartbeat! :D

Can't think of a more worthy cause - this site give SOOO Many of us Soooo Much Pleasure ...
Helping to cover some of the costs seems only fair.

Hopefully enough other Pet Talkers will feel the same way - and the costs can
be easily recovered.

GLAD to Help out!!

/s/ Phred
;)

koxka
12-18-2006, 03:33 AM
Can't think of a more worth cause - this site give SOOO Many of us Soooo Much Pleasure ...Helping to cover some of the costs seems only fair.

Exactly my thoughts! :)

Kfamr
12-18-2006, 05:00 AM
I am a bit tight on money at the moment between the holidays and Mufasa. However, when the holidays are over and I catch up I will certainly be sending a donation. How long will you guys be accepting?

kittycats_delight
12-18-2006, 07:08 AM
You can bet your bottom dollar we will get some funds to you. This amazing community is all because of you and Paul and the least we can do is donate.

I will have to send snail mail though. Hope that is ok. I will PM you when I send it so you can be on the lookout for it. :)

jenluckenbach
12-18-2006, 07:42 AM
I couldn't donate faster. ;)

Thank you for Pet of the day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Paul
12-18-2006, 08:16 AM
   Thank you, all!

   Snail mail is fine. We will end the fundraiser on or before December 31.

      Paul

BC_MoM
12-18-2006, 11:20 AM
So am I not to donate because I'm a "child"?

Karen
12-18-2006, 11:34 AM
So am I not to donate because I'm a "child"?

I think you are old enough to participate - we just know little kids - too young to even belong to Pet Talk - view the homepages and even browse Pet Talk, and we didn't want any little kids clicking away with a parent's credit card without permission, you know?

binka_nugget
12-18-2006, 11:40 AM
Done! Anything for Karen and Paul! :)

lvpets2002
12-18-2006, 11:42 AM
:) Karen & Paul my money has been donated.. Sent E-Mail on the payment sent.. Many thanks on the Web-site & all the support to All of Us out Here in Pet Talk Family!! ;)

Freckles
12-18-2006, 12:32 PM
You bet!
I love upgrades.

Barbara
12-18-2006, 12:45 PM
:) Done! :)

I want extra carrots for Miss Hoppy too ;)

cassiesmom
12-18-2006, 01:04 PM
worthy cause[/b] - this site give SOOO Many of us Soooo Much Pleasure ...
Helping to cover some of the costs seems only fair.

GLAD to Help out!!



Karen, your timing is great ... I got paid Friday ... it's time to send a gift to the shelter from which I adopted Cassie and helping with Pet Talk costs goes perfectly with that ... thank you for asking and thank you for all you do with Pet Talk! I'm one who has gotten much pleasure from the site. Thanks again -- Elyse

Prairie Purrs
12-18-2006, 01:57 PM
Donation happily sent. Thank you and Paul for being such gracious hosts! :D

gini
12-18-2006, 02:28 PM
Absolutely! A check will be in the mail.

How could I not? I am on here every single day of the year or just about.

I would also be very willing the pay a "membership" fee to help pay for those upgrades. Just a thought.

Randi
12-18-2006, 02:29 PM
I'll certainly send a donation for the BEST website there is! It will be snail mail and I'll let you know when I send it. :)

Thanks for all you do, Karen and Paul!

Karen
12-18-2006, 02:42 PM
:) Done! :)

I want extra carrots for Miss Hoppy too ;)


Now, now, carrots ARE fattening ... but we give them to her anyway, as she's just the best bunny in the whole world.

My Peanuts
12-18-2006, 02:47 PM
Check will be in the mail tomorrow :D

Kfamr
12-18-2006, 02:50 PM
*We will end the fundraiser on or before December 31.

******Paul



Man, I don't know if I'll have any extra cash before then. I literally spent my last $20 last night on some gifts. I get paid Thursday but that money will go towards the last of my Christmas shopping, shipping for packages to PT'ers, and then Mufasa's vet visit on the 27th, and who knows how expensive that will be. Would you mind if I sent it sometime in January?

Grace
12-18-2006, 03:05 PM
My check will go out in tomorrow's snail mail. Coming from Michigan, should get there by Saturday, I would think.

slick
12-18-2006, 04:31 PM
I'm in the same boat as KayAnn. Will you accept a cheque in January?

borzoimom
12-18-2006, 04:32 PM
I love this site, and its on the way!

lizbud
12-18-2006, 06:05 PM
I would be happy to help. :) I really appreciate all the work that goes
into maintaining a great animal site like this one.Thanks Karen & Paul. :D
My check will go out (snail mail) tomorrow.


p.s. Almost forgot to thank Gini too for posting the "read this" notice. I might
not have seen this message.

cyber-sibes
12-18-2006, 06:15 PM
ABSOLUTELY! I've often wondered how you guys keep this site going, what kind of costs are involed, etc. Pet talk is a daily part of my life now, and I'm very grateful for the effort you and Paul put into this, keeping it a wonderful place. :) Thanks for giving us the opportunity to give back!

moosmom
12-18-2006, 07:25 PM
I'll send you a money order on Thursday when I get paid. Anything to help keep Pet Talk going strong.

catmandu
12-18-2006, 07:43 PM
Sadly things are a little tight at The Found Cat Hotel.
Bo Bo has to see the Vet , shes not feeling well.
I feel bad as I love this site.

Pembroke_Corgi
12-18-2006, 09:28 PM
I will have to wait until I get paid this weekend, but I would love to help. It's a small cost compared to all the enjoyable hours I've spent here. Thanks for keeping up such a good site!

dukedogsmom
12-18-2006, 10:13 PM
I would also be willing to pay a small monthly membership fee. For instance, www.fansofrealitytv.com, I pay $2 a month. It's a lot bigger site but I know there's people that would be willing to do that. This site is getting a lot bigger and I think it's a good idea to have donations all the time.

kt_luvs_kitties
12-18-2006, 10:47 PM
I would be happy too! I will pay through paypal tomorrow, which is payday :p

RedHedd
12-18-2006, 10:53 PM
A very happily DONE donation through PayPal. Thank you for giving us Pet Talk (and thanks for the Xmas card too!)

Karen
12-19-2006, 02:03 AM
Yes, any check sent will be fine, even if it arrives in January, that's just fine. Thank you everyone, in advance!

Laura's Babies
12-19-2006, 08:38 AM
As much as I love this place, I will be glad to donate. Ha! If we had to pay by the minute like we do on long distance calls, you'd be a millionare!

This place is educational, cheerful and a great place to make friends.

Dorothy39
12-19-2006, 11:38 AM
I've grown so fond of the forum~ SO,
You * BET* ;) ~ My check was sent in todays mail!!!

Never , ever hesitate to depend on us Karen and Paul!!!!

I don't know where I would be without The Pet of the Day!!!! :eek:

Freckles
12-19-2006, 11:52 AM
In Karen's first post, I received a surprize when I clicked on her link "donating". ;) Did you see it?

lvpets2002
12-19-2006, 12:29 PM
;) Thats not what I heard Gary from Santa.. ;) I heard the The Found Cats at the Hotel was talking to Santa's Reindeers & slipped them some money to take to Karen & Paul.. :) Helpfull & Sneeky Wittle kitty's.. :D Happy & Safe Holidays To All


Sadly things are a little tight at The Found Cat Hotel.
Bo Bo has to see the Vet , shes not feeling well.
I feel bad as I love this site.

mruffruff
12-19-2006, 03:17 PM
I'm putting you on my list for monthly mailings. Every month.

fairlady68
12-19-2006, 07:07 PM
Yes, I have also gotten many years of pleasure out of Cat of the Day. Though I seldom have time to read and/or participate in the discussion threads, I ALWAYS enjoy the cat picture and story each time I open my computer for the day. I love the peaceful simplicity of the site, with no pop-ups or dancing images on the screen! So if you upgrade, please don't go there...I am happy to help you avoid ramping up the advertising beyond its current unobtrusive Google format.

Best wishes,

MARTHA and Julie ("Meow!")
The California Calico Princess

buttercup132
12-19-2006, 10:14 PM
Am I old enough?
I would love to donate once I get paid.

Karen
12-19-2006, 11:48 PM
We are glad you want to participate, and appreciate the sentiment, Buttercup, but you are too young. We enjoy your bunny pictures, especially, and are glad you are a member here. Thank you anyway.

anna_66
12-20-2006, 05:18 AM
p.s. Almost forgot to thank Gini too for posting the "read this" notice. I might
not have seen this message.
Same here...and than YOU Liz for bumping it up:D

Karen, Paul I've met so many wonderful friends because of this site and I'd be honored to help in your fundraiser!
.
.
.
Done!

chocolatepuppy
12-20-2006, 07:05 AM
The check will be in the mail today! Thanks Karen and Paul for this wonderful site! I'd be lost without it. :D

Sonia59
12-20-2006, 09:07 AM
Donation happily sent via Paypal! :D Karen and Paul , thanks for what you are doing :)

Jadapit
12-20-2006, 01:04 PM
I'm more than happy to make a donation to this wonderful site. Thank you so much for giving us Pet Talk. :D

Karen
12-20-2006, 04:49 PM
You're welcome, and thanks back at everyone! :)

cassiesmom
12-20-2006, 07:19 PM
Sadly things are a little tight at The Found Cat Hotel.
Bo Bo has to see the Vet , shes not feeling well.
I feel bad as I love this site.

Catmandu, gotcha covered in honor of all you do for the Found Kitties and in memory of your mother. I love the image of her caring for the Rainbow Bridge cats.

ChrisH
12-21-2006, 08:22 AM
Done. :)

Karen
12-21-2006, 10:20 AM
Thanks, everyone ...

blue girl
12-21-2006, 10:35 AM
What a great idea. I'll send a check in the mail. This site is my favorite way to begin each morning!

My Peanuts
12-21-2006, 06:38 PM
I sent a check yesterday or the day before. If you could, please let me know when you get it :)

Karen
12-21-2006, 11:21 PM
I sent a check yesterday or the day before. If you could, please let me know when you get it :)

Okay, we will! Did you write "My Peanuts" on it anywhere, or you wanna PM me with your "real name"?

pnance
12-22-2006, 01:19 AM
A Check will go in the mail tomorrow. Thanks for keeping this going.

K9karen
12-22-2006, 02:07 AM
Count me in too! I'll mail my check to you tomorrow,

Without you, I would have never met and befriended the most amazing people on earth whom I love with all my heart.

My Peanuts
12-22-2006, 10:31 AM
Okay, we will! Did you write "My Peanuts" on it anywhere, or you wanna PM me with your "real name"?

In the memo I wrote 'My Peanuts', and it's an ASPCA check :D

kb2yjx
12-22-2006, 02:40 PM
I just wish I knew about this sooner!!! A cheque will be on its way to you!! How could I not send something? This is a great site and have made many friends here!!! Sandra and the Clan

Karen
12-22-2006, 11:53 PM
Thanks, everyone!

RICHARD
12-23-2006, 05:03 AM
Since there was no mention of Ethiopian Lotteries, I think I am in....or, to borrow Barbara's thoughts...

DONE :) :)

Rachel
12-23-2006, 01:19 PM
I enjoy so much the Dogs of the Day, and when I have time looking at the Cats and Pets of the Day too. The friends I have met here mean the world to me. What a gift this site has been in so many respects and Hannah and Tucker would certainly want me to chip in.

krazyaboutkatz
12-23-2006, 05:21 PM
I just sent my donation through paypal. This is still my favorite website and I don't know what I'd do without it. Thank you for all of your great work.:)

smokey the elder
12-24-2006, 08:50 AM
I sent you a donation thru Paypal.

Kfamr
12-24-2006, 11:17 AM
I wanted to add, a great way to raise money would to be PT merchandise. I know there are STILL many of us wanting Pet Talk t-shirts, mugs, etc. You never gave me the permission to create any, so I haven't, but if you'd like to I could create a shop just for that and the proceeds could go to this fundraiser.

Miss Z
12-24-2006, 11:20 AM
I know I can't contribute as much as I'd like to, but good luck with it and I hope you make as much as you need and more. :)

wolflady
12-24-2006, 11:34 AM
I sent a donation with my Christmas card! :) Thanks for bringing Pet Talk to all of us. Merry Christmas! :)

dukedogsmom
12-25-2006, 10:57 PM
Finally remembered to dononate. Merry Christmas! Thanks for all you've done here.

Karen
12-26-2006, 12:07 AM
You're welcome, and thank you, everyone!

smokey the elder
12-26-2006, 02:25 PM
stuffonmycat.com and mycathatesyou.com sells stuff to help defray the costs of the web sites. "Bad Cats" is a mycathatesyou product, and it's a HOOT!

krazyaboutkatz
12-26-2006, 06:47 PM
Karen & Paul, do you know how much has been donated yet? Will you please let us know later on? I'm just curious.:)

Pam
12-26-2006, 06:58 PM
I can't believe this thread was started a week ago and I am just seeing it. My check will be in tomorrow's mail! ;) As others have said, so many friendships have been made here and we are all very grateful to you and Paul for making this site *happen.*

cyber-sibes
12-26-2006, 09:40 PM
I'm putting my check in the mail tomorrow - I hope it arrives by the 31st- some of my PT cards seem to have taken w-e-e-k-s to get to their destinations.

Karen
12-26-2006, 11:59 PM
We will still accept donations that arrive after the 31st, don't fret, cyber-sibes. And thanks, everyone!

pitc9
12-27-2006, 10:21 AM
I sent payment via Pal Pal today!!

Karen
12-27-2006, 04:48 PM
Thanks again, everyone!

Killearn Kitties
12-27-2006, 05:01 PM
It was a pleasure to be able to give a tiny bit back to what this wonderful site has given me. :D

Dorothy39
12-27-2006, 08:00 PM
Thanks again, everyone!
You're So Welcome~ ;)

catland
12-28-2006, 01:39 PM
In loving memory of my Sidney, the check is in the mail.

catfamily
12-29-2006, 12:10 PM
The check is in the mail Karen.Thank YOU! :)
Carla and Mike

lvpets2002
12-29-2006, 12:33 PM
:) WoW I do beleive PT members have come thru for Karen & Paul.. I think that is so Grand.. ;)
Thanks again, everyone!

Maya & Inka's mommy
12-29-2006, 02:01 PM
Paul wrote that "snail mail" is fine. Is that money sent in an envelope? If yes, let me know :) :)

catfamily
12-29-2006, 02:19 PM
I wrote a check out for 10 dollars to Karen in her name and the address at the beginning of the thread.I hope that was fine.
I'm very happy to do it.
If this site helps you...send her and Paul money to keep this website alive.If I had to count pennys I'd STILL do it.Thanks for everything You've done for me.I don't know how I would of gotten through the bad days without this site. :)

Karen
12-29-2006, 02:19 PM
Paul wrote that "snail mail" is fine. Is that money sent in an envelope? If yes, let me know :) :)

Yes, anything put in a physical envelope and mailed - that's snail mail! And is fine.

Kalei
12-29-2006, 04:28 PM
Hello Karen and Paul, just letting you know that I have sent my donation through PayPal! I wanted to send cash or cheque but I just never have cash on me to send so I sent er the fast way! Thanks for this site and Happy Holidays!:D

P.s. If someone wants to make donations anytime, can they send money?

robinh
12-29-2006, 04:48 PM
Mailed my check yesterday. Thanks for all you do.

Robin

kimlovescats
12-30-2006, 01:58 PM
I am JUST now seeing this thread! I sure am glad I got here before the deadline! :eek: I sent my donation through PayPal! Thank you Karen and Paul for all you have and continue to do for us!

Love,
Kim

Laura's Babies
12-30-2006, 03:02 PM
I have to admit, I forgot about this and didn't realize there was a deadline... It is a nasty day out so I can't get it mailed today... hope Monday won't be to late!


......It is in my outgoing mail all sealed up!

Karen
12-30-2006, 11:07 PM
Whenever you mail it (Post Office is closed Monday for the New Year) will be fine, Laura, we promise! And thanks everyone!

slick
12-30-2006, 11:46 PM
Finally got to the bank today so I'm going to mail you on Tuesday Karen. So sorry for the delay. :o

TheAntiPam
12-31-2006, 05:41 AM
Happy New Year to all the Pettalk family - especially Karen and Paul (and Miss Hoppy).

Although I've been away for awhile, it was great to see so many familiar names that are giving from the heart.

This special place has helped so many, we're glad we can help in return!

Love and Kitty Kisses from Pam and Noodle

Maya & Inka's mommy
12-31-2006, 09:53 AM
Yes, anything put in a physical envelope and mailed - that's snail mail! And is fine.

No problem then!! I am most happy I can do something for my favorite forum!!
I won't be able to mail it before tuesday, so it will arrive beginning of next week. Is that okay, Karen?

Karen
12-31-2006, 10:03 AM
No problem then!! I am most happy I can do something for my favorite forum!!
I won't be able to mail it before tuesday, so it will arrive beginning of next week. Is that okay, Karen?

That will be fine, and thank you! And hey there, AntiPam! Welcome back!

Jportnick
12-31-2006, 05:32 PM
As much pleasure as this site has given my husband and me, we are pleased to be able to make a contribution. I just sent it through PayPal.

Best wishes and Happy New Year-

Jennifer P
San Franicsco :)

CatLuvrs
12-31-2006, 05:53 PM
I would like to make a donation for the fundraiser but I don't get paid until Jan 12th. How can I do it then?

lvpets2002
12-31-2006, 06:12 PM
:) That would be just fine.. Karen & Paul will accept a check mailed to them then & or you can use PayPal..

Pawsitive Thinking
01-02-2007, 07:20 AM
I think I donated through Amazon................. :rolleyes:

ramanth
01-05-2007, 11:55 AM
I get paid next week. :D Will use Paypal then.

DrKym
01-05-2007, 12:12 PM
Sent ours! Great Idea and thrilled to help in a small way.

gini
01-16-2007, 11:40 AM
"bump"

Kfamr
01-16-2007, 06:10 PM
I've got mine ready and in an envelope to send on my day off tomorrow. ;)

Karen, do you know what amount has been raised thus far? Are there any non-Pet Talkers contributing?

Karen
01-16-2007, 09:03 PM
I don't know the amount, but I do know some non-Pet Talk folks have contributed. Amazon doesn't even let us see what email address anyone donated from, so I cannot check anyone specific, but we have receieved donations through Amazon, as well as PayPal and checks in the mail.

Catty1
01-16-2007, 10:29 PM
Don't need too much information - but did you get enough to cover the improvements you wanted to make, and maybe a nice lunch for you and Paul (or dinner - and YES, you deserve it!)?

hugs :)

gini
01-17-2007, 11:06 AM
Don't need too much information - but did you get enough to cover the improvements you wanted to make, and maybe a nice lunch for you and Paul (or dinner - and YES, you deserve it!)?

hugs :)

I second this motion!:D

cassiesmom
02-08-2007, 10:45 PM
I hate to keep asking ... but ... how did the fund-raiser go?

Cinder & Smoke
02-09-2007, 01:12 AM
This post <bumped up> again later .../s/ Phred

lizbud
02-09-2007, 12:10 PM
Oh wow, I almost forgot all about this. :o Thanks for asking guys.

Cinder & Smoke
02-09-2007, 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by Karen

I don't know the amount ...

Amazon doesn't even let us see what email address anyone donated from,
so I cannot check anyone specific ...




http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/confused.gif

Amazon doesn't advise you WHO made a donation?? http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/eek.gif
How are you supposed to *acknowledge* donations?

I think most of us would like to know the Total Amount donated and the
Number of Donors who participated.

I don't mind being a repeat donor - but I'd like to know what the average or median
amount donated was.

/s/ Phred

Karen
02-09-2007, 08:07 PM
I guess Amazon doesn't expect us to ackowledge donations or something. There isn't any "final total" yet, as we are still getting some donations via snail mail, one yesterday, and another today! I don't know about the electronic ones, Paul keeps track of that.

kuhio98
02-13-2007, 12:45 PM
Karen ~ I had a thought after reading your posting about the banana bread recipe. How about if we organize a Pet of the Day (or Pet Talk) book of recipes?

We submit our favorite recipe(s) with our username and a photo of our pets (or ourselves or whatever) and print up a book. The proceeds of the sales would go to keep the Pet of the Day up and running.

The pet calendar website (I can't remember it off the top of my head) might have a template we can use for organizing and publishing a book.

I regret that I would not be able to volunteer to take this on right now, but with all the talented folks here, there are probably some who have experience in a project like this.

Whatcha think?

kuhio98
02-23-2007, 12:16 PM
Karen ~ I had a thought after reading your posting about the banana bread recipe. How about if we organize a Pet of the Day (or Pet Talk) book of recipes?

We submit our favorite recipe(s) with our username and a photo of our pets (or ourselves or whatever) and print up a book. The proceeds of the sales would go to keep the Pet of the Day up and running.

The pet calendar website (I can't remember it off the top of my head) might have a template we can use for organizing and publishing a book.

I regret that I would not be able to volunteer to take this on right now, but with all the talented folks here, there are probably some who have experience in a project like this.

Whatcha think?

Wow! Not a single response? No one interested?

Blue_Frog
02-23-2007, 12:34 PM
Wow! Not a single response? No one interested?
Kuhio -- I think it sounds like a great idea -- PM me to discuss if ya get the go-ahead from Karen, I write manuals and do layout designs etc. and i'd be happy to help out :)

cassiesmom
01-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Karen, I'm bumping up this reeeeeeeeeeeally old thread because I want to ask - how is this going? Is the advertising providing sufficient funding, or would donations still be helpful?

Thanks,
Elyse

Edited at 8:00 PM to add: Kuhio98, I think a cookbook would be a terrific idea. My best friend from college did one for her theater group fund-raiser through Morris Publishing. You collect the recipes and submit them to the publishing house, and they turn it into a spiral-bound book.

Karen
01-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Donations would be very helpful, as advertising has gone down. Thank you for asking!

Cinder & Smoke
01-01-2009, 09:05 PM
Repeat Question from Last Year >>>




http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/confused.gif

I think most of us would like to know the Total Amount donated and the
Number of Donors who participated.

I don't mind being a repeat donor - but I'd like to know what the average or median
amount donated was.

/s/ Phred

Karen
01-01-2009, 09:09 PM
It was about 200 people, and totaled just under $2,000.

We are always grateful for your support.

jenluckenbach
01-01-2009, 09:10 PM
I forgot how to donate? :o Is there a link for paypal somewhere?

Cinder & Smoke
01-01-2009, 09:56 PM
For the past nine years, we have been featuring a new Dog, Cat and Pet story every day.
For the first time, we are trying something new.
We are having the Pet of the Day fundraiser to help us pay for the Internet hosting
and computer-related costs of running the websites.

We are delighted to bring a little bit joy into the hearts of people around the world each day.
If you are willing and able to send us a donation of $10 (or more) to defray the
last year's costs, and help us upgrade for the coming year, we would be grateful.

For general discussion post here, or for specific questions, you can email Paul. ([email protected])

Please choose donating (http://PetoftheDay.com/fundraiser.html) through Amazon, PayPal, or our postal address:

Karen Watts
69 North Street
Newton, MA 02459-1737

Thank you very much for being part of PetoftheDay.com.
We are happy to do these sites, regardless of the success of this fundraiser.

The reference to "donating" in the post quoted above brings you to a
Pet Talk page that offers LINKS to donating via PayPal and Amazon ...

Here's that page once again >>>

http://petoftheday.com/fundraiser.html (http://petoftheday.com/fundraiser.html)

Karen ~
Can you Verify that those links on that "donating" page are still the correct
links to Pet Talk Fundraiser?

Karen
01-01-2009, 10:33 PM
Yes, that page is still correct in terms of ways and links to donate!

Cinder & Smoke
01-01-2009, 10:58 PM
;)

Merry New Year, Karen & Paul! :)

There's a few pennies on the way via PayPal.
Let me know that they arrive in the proper account.

{{{Hugs}}} to the Mayor and her Sidey-Kick, Mr. Paul :D

catfamily
01-01-2009, 11:03 PM
i like to send a check each time....thank you karen...for everything:)
you help sooooo many animals and people more than you know just having this website for support and education and lots more:)
i'm sorry i cannot donate a lot but i 'can' donate and 'will...happily donate' each time.i am so greatful for this site.
thanks again : )

Karen
01-02-2009, 12:38 AM
Thanks, both of you. Phred, we'll let you know when it appears!

Taz_Zoee
01-02-2009, 02:12 PM
I need to remember to just send in a donation each year, regardless. This site is so important to me and my "kids". I love sharing stories and reading others stories. Honestly, when I can't check in I begin to panic!!!

Karen, I'm going to send you a check through snail mail this weekend. I hope that's okay. I do not have paypal or anything. It's easier for me to just send a check.

Karen
01-02-2009, 03:57 PM
I need to remember to just send in a donation each year, regardless. This site is so important to me and my "kids". I love sharing stories and reading others stories. Honestly, when I can't check in I begin to panic!!!

Karen, I'm going to send you a check through snail mail this weekend. I hope that's okay. I do not have paypal or anything. It's easier for me to just send a check.

Snail mail is perfectly fine, thank you! :)

blue
01-02-2009, 11:29 PM
The Dog House could be Pay to View/Post area.

Randi
01-03-2009, 07:45 AM
I think the PT recipe book is a great idea, and if I can help with that in any way, I'll be glad to. :)

Karen
01-05-2009, 12:40 AM
The Dog House could be Pay to View/Post area.

We prefer to keep everything free to view! Fairer to all that way.

blue
01-05-2009, 12:47 AM
We prefer to keep everything free to view! Fairer to all that way.

An offroad forum and a gun forum Im a member of have pay to play areas, it was just an idea for the Dog House.

ETA: Another bonus of the pay to play area is for site sponsers/advitisers to have raffles or give a ways for paid members. An incentive for advitisers and members alike. For those wanting to addvertise their business and wares that would be a different type of paid membership.

Hellow
01-05-2009, 01:17 PM
An offroad forum and a gun forum Im a member of have pay to play areas, it was just an idea for the Dog House.

ETA: Another bonus of the pay to play area is for site sponsers/advitisers to have raffles or give a ways for paid members. An incentive for advitisers and members alike. For those wanting to addvertise their business and wares that would be a different type of paid membership.

I have complete and utter hatred of websites that make you pay to do something special in them. Its unfair to people who just dont want to pay to access a certian part of a website.

blue
01-05-2009, 09:57 PM
I have complete and utter hatred of websites that make you pay to do something special in them. Its unfair to people who just dont want to pay to access a certian part of a website.

I like a free for a free for all too, but I also appreciate offerring extras to supporting members who help pay the bills.

Like I said, it was just an idea.

To keep the site free for all maybe some of those who frequent or addvertise in the Marketplace could put together a raffle to benefit PetTalk, as a way of giving back to the community. If I can get the parts I can throw some glow in the dark leashes in for a raffle, made to length, I could even do a glow in the dark coupler. Make the tickets cheap, and offer discounts on blocks of tickets of 10 or more.

Karen
01-07-2009, 06:35 PM
I have thought about this (puzzled and puzzled 'til my puzzler is sore), but dunno how we'd do a raffle - seeing as I'm only familiar with the old-fashioned kind, where tickets are thrown into a jar and drawn out ... but we do appreciate your thought, though!

I imagine glow-in-the-dark leashes would be even more popular further North, where you are - Floridians may not even know that this time of year, even as far South as Massachusetts, by the time folks get home from work it is solidly dark out!

We do thank folks the contributions we have received!

krazyaboutkatz
01-07-2009, 11:56 PM
I still like the "Pet Talk" shirt idea that some one mentioned a long time ago. I know that I'd buy one.:)

catfamily
01-08-2009, 12:11 AM
I still like the "Pet Talk" shirt idea that some one mentioned a long time ago. I know that I'd buy one.:)
that sounds like a great idea...with all different kinds of animals on it.

they are soon having liscense plates here in maine where it says adopt a pet...with a dog,cat,horse and bird on it.
but we got special ones already about supporting our troops...so we may not get them...not sure.maybe later in the future sometime.

but those t'shirts sound like a great idea for pettalk.

MoonandBean
01-08-2009, 02:10 PM
I never knew about the fundraiser before now. I'm in. Just think how much money I saved on vet bills this year getting to ask y'all my billion Sunny questions :)

dukedogsmom
01-08-2009, 10:14 PM
I still like the "Pet Talk" shirt idea that some one mentioned a long time ago. I know that I'd buy one.:)
I made numerous attempts at that for the millionth post thing. I still would like a PT shirt. I even offered to set it up on Cafe Press.

Karen
01-14-2009, 05:58 PM
Has anyone gotten a shirt from Cafe Press? Paul is just concerned about the quality.


In any case, thank you again to all who have sent donations, we really appreciate it!

cyber-sibes
01-14-2009, 06:43 PM
Has anyone gotten a shirt from Cafe Press? Paul is just concerned about the quality.Les from Nothin' Butt Dogs donated shirts & hats to one of our Husky Hikes for the auction- I'm sure they were produced by Cafe Press, & they were quite nice. Good quality shirt, good job on the printing too.

cassiesmom
01-14-2009, 09:22 PM
Has anyone gotten a shirt from Cafe Press? Paul is just concerned about the quality.




Yepper, I have a couple. One has the Czech flag on it and one says, "Nursing - A Work of Heart". They are both Hanes T-shirts, same as ones you might buy from Wal-Mart. My nursing one has a lot of different colors in the design. Cassie barfed on it and I was worried that the stain wouldn't come out - of course, she barfed on the front of it-- thanks, cat. But it came out no problem. They are good weight- not too thin, true to size, and my Czech flag one is tagless. They're well-made and hold up well in the wash.

Karen
01-14-2009, 09:25 PM
Thanks, good to know.