Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Alex wants to go viral

You're going to be seeing a fair bit of Alex on my blog for the next couple of weeks.

Gordon and I are doing the Ontario SPCA Friends For Life Walk-a-thon again this year, on May 25th at Gray's Creek Conservation Area in Cornwall, Ontario.  (Here is the page for our shelter.) In an attempt to beat our donations for last year, I'm working on a special "Alex" campaign. Alex is an OSPCA kitty.

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Yep, that was Alex's story in a nutshell. Every day I post a different photo of him on our Facebook page and on my Twitter feed. This year, I made a Facebook page for us, to generate a little buzz! If you're on Facebook, please like the page. I will be a happy camper. :)

Every day, I've been putting up a different photo of Alex. I'm up to ten so far. More coming in future blog posts.

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We keep hoping Alex will go viral! Maybe Justin Bieber will do a retweet of one of the pics. Or not. Actually, I'm more of a Patrick Stewart fan!

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I did get a hefty donation from a total stranger the other day. She had "liked" Gordon's law page, then she "liked" our OSPCA page, then she gave me a big fat donation. I was very touched by her generosity. A total stranger! That's the power of the internet I would like to harness.

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Plus who can resist a three-legged cat? He sure sucked us in!

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Feel free to share any of these! At the very least, you'll make Alex feel important!

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Yes, Alex can be a bit risqué!"

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We had donations from other strangers too, people who had found out about our walk via Facebook. There's still a lot of kindness in this world.

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If you would like to sponsor one of us, click here for my page and here for Gordon's page.
The OSPCA issues tax receipts for donations over $10.


Last year, I won the award for being our shelters top first-time fundraiser, which was quite a thrill! This year I'm aiming for $1200 in donations. We'll see how that goes!


I know economic times are tough right now, so don't worry if you can't donate.  But you can spread Alex's pics around for free. :)

Next post: cool bee pics from my beehive inspections yesterday.

6 comments:

  1. You are crazy woman!

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  2. Alex is going on my fb page!

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  3. Our cat Freddie (spitting image of Alex) has his own Facebook page. Maybe I should encourage him to become a 'friend'.

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  4. He reminds me so much of Hugo (grand-kitty)
    Natalie..can you send me your full mailing address. I had some photos printed and thought I would send a few to you and Ronna. Thanks

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  5. Wow, you are really dedicated to this cause! I wish you and the adorable Alex great success!

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  6. Lovely Alex.

    Do you think he knows that he is missing a leg or does he just think the other cats have strange extra growths on them? I wonder. I rather doubt that he ever gives it a moment's thought, actually.

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!