Have you ever wanted something badly but were afraid to take a leap of faith? A friend of mine summed it up nicely.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Sunday, August 29, 2010
And the winner is....
Congrats, Linda and Binky, you won the cat contest
Today is the last day of the scavenger hunt and a chance to win a Nook. If you haven't already go to http://www.longandshortreviews.com/promo.htm for a chance to win a Nook.
Also if you're in the vicinity around noon, please stop by and say hey at email@example.com.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
If you are interested in rescue or if you're a cat lover I urge you to visit this website. Craig Grant's story is fascinating. A man who started out as a non-cat person became such an advocate that he bought a tree farm outside of the city to build a sanctuary for the homeless cats he'd rescued.
"If a homeless cat could talk, it would probably say give me shelter, food, companionship and love and I will be yours for life." Susan Easterly
I'll be chatting tomorrow, Sunday, the 29th at noon at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an opportunity please stop by.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thanks for finding this one, Helen. Its priceless.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
What's your thoughts on this? Showing both sides of the coin or taking it too far?
Monday, August 23, 2010
You and Your Cat Contest
For a chance to win a PDF of Shardai, a cat fantasy, for you and some catnip for your cat just leave a comment. The drawing runs through and the winner will be announced .
The council of cats sat in a round circle. There were nine, representative of a cat’s . They wore gossamer robes and the table at which they sat floated in misty clouds, the sun occasionally peeping through to warm their silken fur. In front of them, a magnificent white cat with glowing green eyes stalked back and forth.
He rose on his hind legs and placed his paws upon his sleek thighbones. “I must go back. She weeps so.”
The elder, a dignified named Ramses, gave a weary sigh. “We have been through this, Shardai. You spent twelve years with her this time and seven before that. Do you forget she had you killed?”
Sunday, August 22, 2010
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Shardai is a large sleek cat with attitude. He has the courage of a tiger and the disdain of a king. The fearless feline has only one weakness…his guardian. He would do anything, including coming back from the afterlife, for her.
“We will put it to a vote. All those in favor of allowing Shardai to return to earth raise your right paw.”
Four paws shot up. Nefret’s, Lolita’s, Luna’s and Frodo’s stayed flat on the table.
Shardai felt his muscles tighten, as he looked at Ramses. He was so close. He had to get back to his beloved mistress. He strode round the table till he stood directly in front of Ramses.
The Abyssian’s golden eyes narrowed. “I distrust that look, Shardai. Don’t think to sway me with one of your pretty speeches.”
Shardai leaned his front paws on the table and looked into Ramses eyes, his expression intense, his long tail swishing. “I never beg or plead, though I would in this case if I thought it would get me home to her. Instead, I ask you to remember, fifty years when you died. The boy was what, twelve, thirteen? Trembling on the threshold of young adulthood and he still cried into his pillow every night for two weeks for his beloved Ramses. And even after all these years speaks fondly of you to his grandchildren. The bond was there, Ramses, you knew it, you felt it. You know what its like. There were cats and dogs that came after you over the years but no one took your place. That corner of his heart he locked away and you’ll always reside there.” Shardai felt the gaze of the council on him, but focused on the Abyssinian, who held his fate in his paws.
A warm light breeze ruffled the cats’ fur but neither Shardai nor Ramses felt it, their eyes locked. The silence stretched out for several heartbeats.
Shardai’s gut tightened and the nerve endings under his skin quivered and jumped. Just as he opened his mouth to hiss out his rage and pain, Ramses shoulders slumped and he threw up his paws. “If this is what you wish, so be it. He stood up, tall and regal, the sun at his back, glistening on his fur as he began to chant:
“For troubled shores now thee leave
Man’s imperfections to receive
With mortals weakened, faulty shell
So shall ye among them dwell”
Ramses paw shot out rigidly in front of him.
Shardai was gone, leaving a wisp of blue smoke floating in the spot he had inhabited only moments before.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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EPIC eBook Awards are open for entries. The entry period closes on August 15th.
The entry rules and guidelines are here:
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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Three-four million cats and dogs are euthenized in shelters each year.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Long and the Short of It is celebrating its third anniversary in style -- by giving away THREE Nook eBook Readers that come with $50 BN.com gift certificates AND are already pre-loaded with dozens of romance and juvenile fiction eBooks.
They are having a scavenger hunt that runs from August 2 - August 29 and culminates in a two day chat that final weekend in their Yahoo groups, during which they’ll be announcing the winners.