Friday, August 15, 2008

The Great Percy Toe Raffle


With dad going back to school, my family is having a hard time coming up with the money for my cancer surgery. So, my wonderful grandma made me four fleece blankets. When they first came I was so excited because I thought they were all for me and I could sleep on them in every room, but the note said they were to raffle off to earn money for my surgery. I have to admit, I'm not excited about my surgery, but it sure was nice of grandma to think of me.

My brofur and sisfurs helped me model the blankets. I thought I would begin by showing you what my foot will look like after my surgery so you can better visualize my goal:

First up, the blanket we call the Eliot, because it has a blue backing that is his favorite color:

This blanket will be raffled off individually for $2 per chance.

Next is my purrsonal favorite, a little gem we like the call the Percy, because it has an orange back just like me!

This beauty could be yours for just $2 per chance!

Next up, a treat for all you pink loving cats - a blanket we have dubbed Emily, because she's a girl and pink is her signature color:

This one can be yours again for just $2 per chance.

Next we have a blanket we like to call Abbie, because she has enough energy to be considered two cats: the double-cat-sized version of the pink backing blanket:

This blanket, perfect for any multi-cat household, can be yours for just $3 per chance.

But that's not all, we also set up some value packs for cats interested in more than one cat blanket.

Our first set we call the Brofurs, this includes having your name entered to win both the blue and orange backed blankets, two raffles for just $3:

Here's Abbie modeling the Brofurs blankets:

And for just $4, you can be entered for the Sisfurs - where you name will be entered in both drawings for the pink backed blankets:

And for our mega deal - go for the Cat Stephens - where for just $6 you'll be entered in the drawing for each blanket!

And just to show you how cat friendly these blankets are, here are all the Cat Stephens modeling all the blankets!

Eliot, Emily and Percy wanted to show you just how comfy and warm they are to lay on.

All blankets went through extensive quality control that was snoopervised by yours truly:

For those who want to help but aren't interested in a blanket - use this button

Raffle Update:
The girls and I were talking, and what about all the people who have a boy cat and a girl cat - shouldn't they get a deal on raffle tickets too! So here you go:

The Fluffies (Eliot (blue backed) and Abbie (large pink backed) blankets) $4:

The Short Furs (Percy (orange backed) and Emily (small pink backed) blankets) $3:

The Grays (Eliot (blue backed) and Emily (small pink backed) blankets) $3:
Halloween (Percy (orange backed) and Abbie (large pink backed) blankets) $4:
Contest opens Monday, July 28, 2008 at 12 noon EST; contest closes Friday August 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 8 AM EST.

Winners will be announced no later than Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 8 PM EST Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10 PM.

You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you’d like for any combination of the blankets.

Winner for each blanket will be first name drawn.

One person could win more than one blanket; one person could possibly win all four blankets. In the event any one person wins more than one blanket, they can keep all blankets that they have won, or chose a blanket to keep and give the rest to a second place drawing winner.

Blankets will ship out no later than Saturday, August 23, 2008, provided all winners provide addresses.

Purr usual, I can change the rules anytime I want to…

UPDATE: The fabulous Ann of Zoolatry made some wonderful badges for us, in case anyone wants to put them up. Thanks Ann! You sure are pawsome!

Thanks and purrs,



Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those are wonderful blankets and we will look forward to seeing things going up and getting sorted out!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

those are gorgeous! we're gonna get in on this for sure!

ML said...

Gorgeous. I'll get this posted on the Pet Purrs & Purrayers... maybe we can get a sidebar graphic for our blogs, too.

Daisy said...

What a great idea! I am going to get a raffle ticket right now!

Astrid, Kashim and Othello said...

we gots us some raffle tickets right away furrom the handsum man's paypal account!
(it's g.jungwirth just in case you wonder)

your grammy is a real nice lady to do such a nice fing for you and your toe!

Colby and Cheddar said...

Percy, we bought five sets of brofurs tickets to help you with your toe! Mom hopes that nasty cancer will get knocked right out after your surgery. She says it's fine to have one toe less. Some kittehs, called polydactyls, have extra toes and they are speshul, so you will be speshul by having less! You can be...hmmm..semidactyl?

Sweet Praline said...

That was very nice of your grammy. We really hope the raffle raises bunches of money to help with your surgery!

momsbusy said...

yus gots a really nice grammy. she mus luv yu lots. mommees gots to sell sum horses on ebay so she kan gets sum green papers in hers paypal akount. she saids as soon as she gets sum monees we kan buys sum tikets. woo hoo!

yuki, kimiko, & kintaro

Mickey said...

Those are pawesome blankets!!! What a great idea :)
Purrs Mickey

Boy said...

You've got a weawwy wonderful gwamma!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Your grandma made beautiful blankets, Percy. We hope they raise every penny you need for your surgery.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Wow! Those are some cool blankets! Your Grandma was so nice to make them for you and we hope you get all the money you need for your surgery! We are going to get some tickets when Dad gets his next check!
Your FL furiends,

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

great blankets! i bought 2 tickets for the Eliot and 2 for the Percy. if i win both, one can go to the second kitty drawn. we just couldn't decide!

Junior said...

Our Meowm is gonna have to figure out a way to be able to use Paypal! Those are great blankets!!!!!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Percy, I asked Dad if I could haf muney fur yur toe raffle, an he asked why I'd want to win a toe. Maybe dat's a good question.

Mine dad's goin back to school in August an finks I don't need to win a toe. I fink him's confused so I'll ask Mom instead.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! We're getting a ticket, too!

Forty Paws said...

Those are beeyoutiful blankies. We must get some tickets!!!

Luf, Us

Tesla said...

Hai! Yoo know know meh, but i found out bout yoor toe surgery through the blogosphere!

Mommeh werks at vet, so knows how much dem surgeries can bees! So, i asked mommeh- mommeh yoo sink we can help out sum kittehs?

An, she heard bout your raffle! So, we entered and donated sum monies too yoo. Good luck wif everysin, keep us posted k?!



Tiger Lily said...

Wow! Your Grandma is very nice to help out like this!!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Those are beautiful blankies, Percy ... The Feline Americans an' I just bought our tickets.

Tesla said...

I'm so cited bout dis raffle! Hopes i wins sumtin!

Shadow / Molly said...

I think Molly would like a pink blanket so I put in for a ticket for that one. BUT most impawtantly is that we got the chance to help you Percy!

~ Shadow ~

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Grandma's are the bestest blanky-makers!! We're glad you ekstended the raffle, 'cos we forgot to get owr tikkits and now we can. Whew!

Finny Buddy & Jasmine

Lisa said...

We wuvs blankies and meowmie just bought us some tix with sum of her green papers.