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.
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.