Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: Blessing of the Animals

Debbie asked me to show these videos because she’ll be attending a Blessing of the Animals at her church this Sunday. As part of that service, pets who have left this Earthly plane for Rainbow Bridge or Pet Heaven will also be remembered.

The first video is one of the Fireside Chats that Debbie’s Pastor has been filming on important topics and the church’s view on them. This week’s topic was “Do all dogs (and cats) really go to heaven.” The other videos are of Blessings of the Animals at other churches that traditionally take place in October to honor the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saints of animals.

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Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: Remember Me Thursday

Hi, there. It’s Sneaky with a few Feature Friday Films that I should’ve shown yesterday for Remember Me Thursday, but because it’s never too late to adopt a pet, I’m sharing them today. Also, did you happen to catch my author’s blog post about her adoption of Harry and Hermione who still write occasional columns on this blog? If not, you can read it here.

Happy Kitten Day and a Giveaway from Harry and Hermione

We just found out that today is National Kitten Day. If you know the story of our adoption and have kept up with our Kitty Korner columns, you’ll know that we’ll be turning one in just a few weeks and that our human, Debbie who also happens to be an author, is giving away two of her books for free in honor of our upcoming birthdays.

For National Kitten Day, we would like to offer some free coupons good for 12-count variety packs of Purina Fancy Feast® brand wet cat food, any variety (up to $11.99 value). We will paw five random winners for these coupons from everyone who sends a photo of their kittens or cats to Debbie at debbiewriter@yahoo.com  with the email subject: Kitten Day Contest Entry and follows her on any or all of the following social media sites. The winners will be contacted on Monday, July 15. Winners must be U.S. residents. In addition to winning the coupons, each winner will have their kitten or cats’ photo posted on this site in the future.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debbie-de-louise

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

Also, don’t forget that, to celebrate our birthdays, Debbie is hosting a fundraiser for Golden Paws Society, the rescue from which we came. The fundraiser has already started, and it would be great if you could contribute any amount to help kittens and cats on National Kitten Day.

Harry and Hermione when they were adopted in October from the Golden Paw Society and the Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe

 

Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: Meowing About The Cat Writer’s Association Conference

This week, instead of my usual Feature Friday film of cute kitties, I’m showing a video of the Cat Writers’ Association. Have you heard of this group? If you feature cats in your books, articles, poems, blogs, photographs, etc., this is the group for you. CWA will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in St. Louis, Missouri this month.  My author is attending this conference and will be speaking on a panel with other cat authors including Mollie Hunt, Patricia Fry, and Sandra Murphy.

Top (left to right): Mollie Hunt and Patricia Fry. Bottom (left to right): Sandra Murphy and Debbie De Louise Photo courtesy of the Cat Writers’ Association

In addition to being on the panel of “Communicating, Capitalizing, and Connecting in a Fictional World,” Debbie will be selling and autographing some of our books at a book signing at the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch on Saturday, May 17. This event will also feature a fundraiser by the Humane Society of Missouri and is open to everyone.

Here is a video compilation of past CWA conferences from founding member and past president, Amy Shojai. Isn’t it pawsome? Note that a younger Debbie appears in the 1999 conference slide taken in Kansas City.