Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Big Idea!

Before I get to the Big Idea, I want to thank everyone for their condolences on the passing of my mom's kitty, Sir Moose-a-lot. It really means a lot when you all surround those who are grieving with your love and care. All of us have, or will, go through the loss of our furry companions, and it's so heartwarming to know that we are not alone when that time comes. Thank you.

Also, thank you for your warm welcome back to me, the Celestial mommy, from my long stay in rehab for my legs. The story on that is not done, looks like there will be surgery and of course rehab again after that, but for now I'm grateful to be home with my kitties!

So the Big Idea!

You all know that I fundraise for Winnie's Wish, the cat rescue and sanctuary that I got Leo and his sisters from. Chrystal is the big hearted woman at the center of Winnie's Wish. She does all of this wonderful work mostly by herself and pours her whole self into it. I think she's an extra special person and that's why I do what I can to help out.

Chrystal's birthday is coming up! May 27th! And just before her birthday she will be away on her only time off of the year, her yearly trip to Florida. It is SO hard for her to leave the kitties and her own fur family, but she needs this time to recharge her batteries to continue the 24/7 work she does the other eleven months and twenty days of the year.

So I'm thinking, why don't we have a Big Birthday Bash for her! I know, I know, we can't all go to her house.. But we can SEND STUFF to her house!

We'll call it Chrystal's Birthday Package Party!

She has a Wish List on amazon of items she seriously needs for Winnie's Wish but her BIGGEST need is Litter and Food.

It would be wonderful if everyone could send a bag of food or litter! Can you imagine what a surprise that would be to come home to??
But there's more!
If we start now! We can give her a buffer, maybe enough to get through the ten days she's gone on this wonderful, pre-birthday vacation! What a relief it would be for her not to have to worry if the person caring for the Wishers will run out of supplies!
And if we keep it going long enough, she'll have shipments all the way to her birthday! What a gift!
So, are you with me? Can we do this?
Hands and paws in, y'all! On three.. One.. Two.. Three!
Happy Birthday Chrystal!!!!

Thanks for listening! And thank you for considering joining in on Chrystal's Birthday Package Party!


Please feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions! anniclan AT aol DOT com
PS. Paypal donations would be just as awesome! There is a button on her blog that goes directly to her, or use the one on my blog and I can convert it into litter and food and send it in your name!
PPS. You don't have to use Amazon, I've sent packages to her from Chewy! You just need the address which you can email me for or get from the amazon wish list.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That is a brilliant idea, Andrea. We're in! Our #1 is going to be away from May 18 to June 13 but we will make sure she does what needs to be done before she leaves.

Bummer that you will need more surgery. Hang in there!

Purrs and Woofs,
The Chans and Tommy

Timmy Tomcat said...

Andrea this is a magnificent idea. We have been supporters of Chrystal from the beginning after reading her wonderful book. We are so happy that things are still going and even better than ever.
Purrs and Prayers of healing to you too!
Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

Brian said...

That really is a good idea, we'll check out her wish list.

Michelle Callicott said...

Great idea!! I've just placed an order now that she should be getting soon!

Summer said...

What a great idea! I think it is an awesome way to send Chrystal off on her vacation.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a great idea. I am sorry you are going to need surgery and more rehab.

The Island Cats said...

Count us in! We love what Chrystal does and really want her to have a great birthday.

Sorry you're gonna need surgery...sending you lots of purrs.

M Dawson said...

i like the idea and will share it a lot!

meowmeowmans said...

We love this idea, Andrea. Chrystal is the best, and we'll be sure to check out her wish list!

Anonymous said...

Chrystal's family are from our home town. Such great folks. She has always been a champion of the furries. Andrea I am so sorry you are not doing so well. I never heard what happened. Prayers you will recover soon. Thanks for the gift you sent me of the white key chain and the little sweet pin. I have gotten so many comments on those. Chrystal is a wonder and you are the best for helping with all the money raising ventures. I am not so computer oriented. Most of the time I just use snail mail but am going to try to get husband to help me send something. Bye now - Best to your furries. Ginny and the Fur Family

Anonymous said...

Karen Lucas and Lily, Jane and Henry are all in too. What a great idea

Maria said...

I'm in on Chrystal's Birthday Bash! Anything for Chrystal! Hoping your surgery is followed by quick and complete healing!!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Thanks for doing this!!