We were up to our tail feathers in quilts around here, so I guess that’s a good thing. She’s going to sell them in Houston (remember yesterday’s blog) so the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative can fund more research. That’s a good thing. My Nannie has Alzheimer’s. She looked right at me the other day and didn’t know who I was. Then she called me a CAT! Yeah, right, a 70 pound cat that barks! I had to laugh. It was either that or cry.
Wait. I just had a thought. My brain is only the size of a large walnut, so don’t be too critical. If your people are going to Houston, please tell them to find Mom and give her a hug. Booth #5726. She’s probably missing me a lot.
Here’s an even BETTER idea: All you dogs who aren’t going to Houston either, I think it would be great if we sent in a donation to the AAQI from us! You know, Dollars From Dogs! I love it! Or Coinage From Cats! Bills From Birds!! If lizards, snakes, hamsters, gerbils, turtles, and ferrets want to join in, we can call it Animals Against Alzheimer’s! All of a sudden, I’m turning happy inside!
Dig around for spare change under the sofa cushions.
I happened to find a few bucks sticking out of the couch and snagged them. You can see me on this video if you look really fast.
Then show the money to your people. It doesn’t matter how much you find, it’s the thought that counts. They will be very proud of you, even with the slobber.
Make sure you get the address right:
1200 Creekwood Trail
Burton, MI 48509
(I accidentally put Creekwood TAIL and had to start over on a new envelope. Hey, authors are supposed to write about what they know right?)
If you don’t like sending cash through he mail, have your people send a check. Put your email on the memo line or the envelope so the AAQI can thank you. If you don’t want to spend money on a stamp, you can have your humans make a donation through the web page. It’s tax deductible either way.
And here’s the best part. If you make a donation and email me a picture of you in care of Mom at AmiSimms@aol.com I’ll make Mom post your photo on the blog when she gets back from Houston. Be sure to tell me your name and what you are. I’m fairly nearsighted and don’t know about all types of pets without sniffing. I don’t want to call you by the wrong species, so help me out. Also tell me who your humans are (not for publication) so I can match you guys up with your people. Here, this will make it easier:
- One picture only of you. If you attach it to the email, name it with YOUR name and your family (people) name so I know which pet goes with which people, like this:Madison(Simms).jpg Or, you can just insert it in the email and tell me to look out for an envelope from the _____ family or a check from your Mom or Dad and what their name is.
- Your species (dog, cat, gerbil, fish, etc.)
- A short, little something about yourself to go with your picture, including your name. Only you and your comments go on the blog. No people stuff. If you want to add a sentence of support, go right ahead.
- Deadline for the picture and donation is November 7th.
OK animals, you’ve got your assignment! It would be really cool if we could ALL send in a little something. The more animals, the better. And remember the amount doesn’t matter. Mom got her emails down to just ONE before she left, so let’s stuff her inbox with pictures of us. She’ll like that. Start sniffing for something to send in TODAY. I will try and hold all the envelopes in my mouth for a picture, because well, it was my idea. I hope that’s OK. Thanks, everyone! Tail wags and kisses!