Monday, June 21, 2010

The Winner and Maxie Update

We didn't have many entries but we realize this is a busy time of the year with lawns, gardens and outdoor activities luring bloggers away from the computer. We'd like to thank those who entered the Dads and Pets giveaway. It ended last night at midnight and Sam,    our experienced winning name picker, has just drawn a winner. But first we'd like to post the links to the stories, in case you missed any of them.

Gracie

The Kool~Kitty~Krew

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Artemesia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla posted their story on their grandpa's blog Stonewall's Boer Goats.

We'd like to thank each of you for participating. We enjoyed reading each tribute to a dad. (We furries didn't understand the Tom Cruise reference in the one story, but evidently Jan did.  She laughed so hard she choked on her iced tea.)

Our winner is Artemesia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla.

Congratulations, AFS&S. You have won a sample of pet food from Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. Just email us your shipping information.

The prize for this giveaway is being provided by CSftPLS. We are not being compensated for hosting it.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.

PS -- Most of you are aware of Maxie kitty's recent medical problems.  Things are still underway to try to help him and you'll be hearing more from his mom Laura and the CB in time. Just as we're ready to send this, we got a message from Laura.  The last message on his blog said his feeding tube blocked, then cracked, and he was rushed to Tufts for a replacement tube, which would run another $1000. 

The good news is that -- well, we'll let Laura tell you in her own words:

Just spoke to the vet.  The cracked tube may be a blessing.  She is going to send him home with the tube nonfunctional; however, it needs to stay in place because of the seal to his stomach for at least a week or we are looking at surgery. We are going to try oral feeds, no tube feeds, to see how he does.  If he does well, then we will go back in a week and have the tube removed.  If in two day he is not eating, we will go back and have major surgery and fix the tube. Pray for Maxi.

You can read updates on Maxi's blog.

16 comments:

  1. Congrats to the winners! We have been purring and praying for Maxie.

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  2. We are very excited about winning, we loves Chicken Soup. We will have Mom email U our address when she is on her computer. We are borrowing the boy beans netbook to visit.

    Thanks for the Maxie update we are purring everything works out OK.

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  3. YAY to the winnners! Maybe Scylla will save me a bite. Also, thanks for the update on Maxie, we're all purring like crazy for that sweet one!

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  4. Congrats to AFSS, we know they love their Daddy.

    Paws crossed for Maxie to be doing a lot better.

    We are very busy these days and are struggling to keep up with our own blog and then commenting.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  5. Concats to the winners!!!

    We are purring very hard for sweet Maxie, We purray he will no longer need the tube and will eat on his own! Paws crossed for him!!

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  6. I'm so sowwy I didn' pawticipate. Mommi has been not vewy good secwetawy lately.Congwatulations to the winnews and I enjoyed weading all the stowies!!!
    I will pway fow Maxi vewy hawd
    smoochie kisses
    ASTa

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  7. Hi Jan & furry friends, thanks for the update on Maxie and congrats to the winners. We have been slacking on our blogging as of late, but we never stop thinking about our blogging buddies.

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  8. Congratulations to AFSS...We are purring loudly and praying for sweet Maxie...Happy week friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  9. Congrats to the winners! Maxie is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  10. WOO~HOO AFSS~!!! YAY for you all!!! Purraying really hard for maxie and can't wait to hear what his mom has to say!

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  11. Congratulations to Artemesia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla!!!

    And to all those who participated too!! Lovely stories - yes Tom Cruise in sunglasses and erm not much else..!! LOL!

    And was I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Big Red!

    We are purring very hard for Maxi -all fingers and paws crossed!

    Take care
    x

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  12. Congrats to the winners and we have been purring for Maxie - that is Mom's hometown where he lives! Tufts is great.

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  13. KhonKhats!

    Thanks fur the update on Maxie -

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  14. Congratulations to the winners!

    Hi all you Funny Farmers!!!!!!!!!


    Hi Auntie Jan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We will purr for Max!

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  15. Concats to the winners. We are purring for Maxie.

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