Mommy and I had such a wonderful birthday yesterday! I want to thank you all for the wonderful wishes you sent us! We indulged in some nip, a little toy playing and, of course, tuna.
Now that I'm 4 years old, I have matured enough to realize that I'm a very lucky cat to be living with my family and to have you, my friends and readers, in my life. To celebrate this, I've decided that this year I'm going to give away some prizes to show my appreciation to all of you.
Before I let you know how to enter and win the contest, here are the prizes that you'll be playing for. One lucky kitty or doggy is going to win ALL three! All of these prizes have one thing in common - a portion of the proceeds go to help animals in need.
1. A hairy blanket made by none other than the extremely talented Peggy! Samson and I have two hairy blankets and we don't know how we lived without them! We bid on this blanket specifically for our contest. Isn't it just divine?
2. A $15.00 USD gift certificate to The Beaded Tail Etsy shop! Mommy is addicted to the beautiful jewelry in this store and we think that one of you will love to give something wonderful to your Mommy or special lady in your life.
3. A $15.00 USD gift certificate to The Casbah Kitten Etsy shop! If you've read our blog at all, you'll know that we go bananas over Jane and Alice's special handmade and handgrown catnip toys (hey, speaking of bananas, Samson and I think you girls should make a banana toy!)!! $15.00 dollars will get you something really awesome to play with. They have all sorts of really inexpensive toys for kitties and doggies!
Here's Samson posing with some of our loot:
Now the contest details. A number of our friends have agreed to model their toes, and every Tortie Tuesday or T(h)ursday for the next week, Sweet Pea and I will be posting a couple of pictures of some mystery Tortie toes and you'll have to guess who they belong to from the list of Tortie models. Each Tortie's toes will only be shown once, and we're going to give you lots of hints, so it should be pretty easy (we hope). At the end of the contest you can submit your answers, and everyone who guessed all the toes correctly will be entered in a draw for all THREE of the above prizes.
Here is a list of the the lovely Tortie models assisting us with this contest, beginning with Sweet Pea and I from this blog:
Isabella from The Beaded Tail
Maggie May from The Creek Cats
The most beautiful Tortie guardian angel ever, Callie, from The Kitty Krew
Tasha from Mishkat
Sweet Praline from her self-titled blog
Pricilla from The Kitty Trio
Bijoux from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life blog
May Ling from The Katnip Lounge
Cricket from The Kool Kittie Krew
Meredith Ann from the Lilacs and Cats blog
You do NOT need to be a Tortie to win and even if you're one of the models, you can also enter (your own toes will be the easiest ones, we hope!) There is also no restriction on your location. If you have any questions, please email our Mommy at themonkeycats (at) gmail dot com.
Here are today's toes.
I think the first Tortie toes are the easiest to guess because there is no other Tortie we know with this much floof! This sweet girl's toes are one of a kind, just like the Tortie.
The next toes are plentiful and a little strange looking, but wonderful in their own way. I think this young and sweet kitten will eventually learn to open doors with those mittens!
If you can guess these two toes, keep note of who they are, because Sweet Pea will have more toes for you to guess on Tortie T(h)ursday!