November 11, 2007

Raise A Paw Contest

Gaius the Cat is having a wonderful contest. It is called Raise A Paw and when we read about it we decided that we all wanted to give it a try and enter. Well... three of us decided to enter. Powder refused to raise her paw no matter what we tried . She couldn't be coaxed, bribed or shamed into doing it. It isn't that she doesn't want to support a worthy cause, she's very shy. We love her anyway and we'll just try extra hard with our paws to make up for her refusal to perform for the camera. We chose Wayside Waifs for our special cause. Wayside Waifs is Kansas City's largest Humane Society and it helps thousands of homeless animals every year. Mommy was a volunteer there for a very long time and even though we live in O Hi O now, she still stays in touch with a lot of the wonderful people there. You can read about some of her experiences with Wayside Waifs here and here.

First we have Puff limbering up.
A 4-paw raise! Very impressive sis!
Here's her classic one-paw entry.
Rudy is confused about which paw to raise!
Oh! The front paw, OK.
Now...Gimme treat!
My photographer cuts my head out of the first shot.
Too much feather, not enough face!
Um, Mom, get your hand out of the shot!
Purrfect!

31 comments:

Ariel said...

Hi Parker,

Very cool post a a wonderful cause :)

P.S I put your button on my blog my grandpa has diabetes.

Dragonheart said...

Great photos! :) You all look fabulous raising a paw. For such a great cause too! :)

Mickey said...

That is way cool guys! Love the pics(and you getting a treat)
Purrs!!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Sweet photos, sweet kitties. We are still enjoying our treats 'n toys...

Daisy said...

You all done a great job raising your paws! I am especially impressed with Puff's four paw raise. I think Powder is raising her paw in spirit.

I think the Wayside Waifs is an excellent organization and a very worthy cause.

Artsy Catsy said...

A rip-roaring round of appaws from all of us at Artsy Catsy! Those are great Raise a Paw pics!!

Rocky

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Pawesome so many paws!!

Rudy, I admire you...raise a paw here, demand a treat there! Can you teach me???

~Donny

Sunny's Mommy said...

Hahaha! Those are some very funny, and cute, pictures :-)

All of you cats did a good job raising your paws!

Yoggie said...

Wonderful paws!

Forty Paws said...

We luf da 4 Paw raise! Dat is great! Way to go you 3! It's ok that Powder is shy. Some of us are kinena shy too.

Luf, Us

Skeeter And LC said...

Great raised paws! We're gonna give it a try as soon as we finish visitin alla our friends today...

Cheysuli said...

I think you have raised the most paws!

Henry Helton said...

Hey guess what? I got a sister!

Tara said...

hehehe..those were great! And a great cause!
Tara

Jimmy Joe said...

That is a great organization, Parker. You guys did a good job. I think that Puff is a really good paw-raiser, especially. Although Rudy's back-paw pose is pretty funny, too!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Chairman Mao said...

Whatta great job you kitties did raisin yur pawsies! And fur such a wunnerful cause.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Lux said...

Those are such cute pictures of raised paws - even better since it's for a good cause!

TT said...

Awesome job all yous kittys! I likes the 4 paw raise by Puff, very impressives.

brandi said...

Hey, sweet Parker. Mama wants to put your Diabetes badge on our bloggie. We's asking permission. It's a special cause to us cause mama is diabetic and one of the kitties who went before me was, too. Check out the diabetic site on the bottom of our linkies, too...

Thanks, sweetie.

Monica said...

You all did a great job with that photo shoot. I hope the contest goes well.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Rudy you are awesome - RAWRRRR. Wow. Puff, we love the four paw and Parker, yes yes Perfect as always.

Glad your mama made it home. At Lan Ta is a BIG place to have to wait.

Purrs for a happy week. We love all your pictures!

The Cat Realm said...

Wonderful paw raising!!! We have a cause but our staff has real problems getting us to raise our paws - we are all so strong willed - don't like to do what being told....
But with you good example - maybe we can do it too....
That contest is one of the best ever, we think! And yours is a wonderful cause!

Team Tabby said...

What a great cause! Bravo.

Moe & Mindy

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Great job! What a worthy cause. It is the sentiment that is important Powder, not the actual paw raise.

Good job with your paw raising guys!

michico*Adan said...

Wonderful Photos,
I especially crazy LOVE "Now...Gimme treat!" That is a neat one~!!!!!!

Karen Jo said...

Great paw-raising pictures. I love the four-paw-raise. You picked a great cause to raise your paws for.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Hey Parker...regarding the comment you left at our bloggie about cleaning out the basement.....It took mom about 3 years to work up the energy and the desire to get down there & do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Very cool cause Parker and cute photos of your guys paws up! Wayside Waifs is a neat place. Our Dad had diabetes, too and we put the badge on our blog. Thanks for that!
Your FL furiends,

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

YAY for the good cause and we love all of your fotos!
Thanks for joining us for WCB this weekend,
purrrs K&O

Kitikata-san said...

Very cute paw posting!

Anonymous said...

Great name for a great cause. The pictures look so cute. Raise your paws. And great job on the paw raising.