Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Leap to it for pet charity giveaway

Tomorrow is Leap Day. But I started early and have been leaping (and digging) in the garden lots today. There's definitely a spring in my step.

Leap Day is apparently a day that crops up once every four years when we get an extra day - February 29. I am told that ladies get the chance to propose.

Well, I proposed an idea to the Lady Of The House instead. She was looking for inspiration for a small giveaway to do on the February newsletter for her Lost and Fond email newsletter.

I said 'Why don't you just let people nominate a pet charity they would like to receive a little donation of £15 from Lost and Fond?' The great thing about this is that all my friends outside the UK can join in as well. As long as the charity or rescue has a website we can have a look at so we can arrange to send them the money if their nominator is drawn out as the winner.

She said 'yes', so the newsletter will go out tomorrow night (Wednesday February 29) with full details, so if you sign up asap (it's really quick and only takes a minute on this page) you can be in with a chance of winning a small donation for your favourite good cause. We'll draw one winner at random from the nominations we receive by the closing date of March 11. If you read this post when Leap Day has been and gone you can still take part as long as you sign up to the newsletter before March 11. The LOTH will keep an eye on new registrations and send you an email telling you how to nominate your favourite good cause.

  • The Lady Of The House runs Lost and Fond as a volunteer in her spare time. She does it to raise awareness of pet charities and to give people somewhere to create free online memorials for the pets they have lost in the past. Anyone can register free on the site and log in to create their own pet memorial page online or you can email the LOTH and she'll create one for you from words and pictures you supply. Read more about Lost and Fond here


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

LOTH came up with a wonderful thingy with the Lost and FOND . THAT is so grrreat. You must be truly proud of her, Winnie. Such good work!!

Casey said...

What a great idea! Good for you and LOTH. :)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Good win fur all!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'd leap ovFUR that big pond thing to give her a khyss!

Way to go!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furgot my 'h' in my excitement!

kHyra ;-)

houndstooth said...

What a great idea! Winnie, you are brilliant!


What Remains Now said...

We're in! Cute picture of you doing a victory lap around one of your awesome holes.

Bassetmomma said...

Looks like you had lots of fun digging holes!

Sue said...

Fabby idea.

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

What a wonderful idea that is, very clever and Winnie please give LOTH a big hug from me, she'll understand, take care sweetheart xxx

George The Lad said...

Your mom does a great job to help people at a very sad time, I have joined the mailing list.
I've not payed you a visit for a while, we have just been super busy and not even blogging that much, but I happened to notice a comment you left on a fellow blog that you mom is going to Crufts.
Pop by my bloggie on the 1st as I have some news:)
Happy Yeap Year to you and a Happy Welshie Day for tomorrow.
See Yea George xxx

Winnie said...

Oh George!! I definitely will! You've got me intrigued now.

HoundDogMom said...

Winnie, we wanted to let you know that we have subscribed to the letter. Mom was kinda wondering where that came from in her in box. Guess she forgot she signed up already. Great picture for Leap Day. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Winnie said...

Thanks HoundDogMom. The LOTH made a new year resolution to get a newsletter out every month - so you might have signed up ages ago and forgotten about it until the January email came. She keeps it brief and tries to make it interesting (she says!)

Sue, AKA Greyhound Lover - the LOTH sends a big hug back xx

Elyse and Riley said...

Cool idea, Winnie! You're so smart! Have fun leaping and digging (and digging and leaping) in the garden!! :)

Happy Leap Day!

Elyse and Riley

Lauren @ Life With Desmond said...

hi winnie! you've won an award! come pick it up on my blog :-)

Bobby said...

Good digging Winnie ,you might strike oil.
Licks Bobby