Wednesday, April 22, 2009

National Hairball Awareness Day "Who's Your Favorite Furball?" Contest

In honor of National Hairball Awareness Day, Friday April 24, we have teamed up with FURminator, Inc. to sponsor the "Who's your Favorite Furball?" contest!

The winner will receive a free FURminator deShedding Tool and will also see their favorite, funniest, furriest furball featured on and popular pet blogs across the Internet.

Entering is easy!

1. Click on the FirstGiving link to your right to donate $1 (or more if you choose!) to my FURPOWER beneficiary of the month, Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles.

2. Submit your favorite, funniest, furriest furball photo (cats only, please!) via email to romeo at romeothecat dot com and tell me how winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!). Make sure to include the following information:

• Your Favorite Furball’s name
• How winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!)
• Your name
• Your email address
• What name you used with your FirstGiving donation

3, Entries must be submitted by 9 p.m. EST Thursday, April 23, 2009.

4. We will be posting the Favorite Furball entries here.

5. The winner will be selected via a random drawing.

6. The winner will be announced here at 12 p.m. EST Friday, April 24, 2009 and featured on and participating blogs.

Contest parameters:

• Contest is only open to cats (sorry doggies but it is hairball day!)
• Entrants must be located in the U.S. or Canada
• Entries must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 23, 2009
• Entrants agree to allow their photo to be posted on participating blogs

If you have additional questions, please contact romeo at romeothecat dot com.

Good luck and GO FURPOWER!


Romeo and Pugsley


  1. We are helping promote your contest, our friend Ann at Zoolatry asked us too. We also saw a piece in USA TODAY about your fundraising efforts. Romeo you makes us proud to be cats. Alas we are fur challenged but we will be by to see all the pictures of our fluffy friends. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

    Even though I am not a cat I am very proud to know that us four legged creatures can make a difference. ~Fenris Wolf (the dog)

  2. This is a wonderful thing that you are doing! I was able to donate something from through the generosity of those in the CB that helped me during my recent illness. We will support your efforts on my blog this week and mom is helping me find a picture to send! Love you!

  3. Pawfun Blog is happy to help you promote Romeo's great work. We posted about it tonight.

  4. It's a shame I can't enter because I'm in Australia! I'm looking forward to seeing all the entries though.

    Huffle Mawson

  5. Woo! We can't wait! Go Romeo! Go Furminator!

    Kitten Rescue

  6. We're posting about this today - and we're hoping that you raise a lot of money to help Kitten Rescue. Thanks for doing this!

  7. Hi Romeo! We're posting today about the Furball Contest!!!

  8. Hope you raise a lot of money for the good cause. Mum donated and we will put the button up but cant enter in the uk.

    Hugs Ginger Jasper x

  9. We're promoting and have also donated and entered!

    Thank you so much for this wonderful contest, Romeo. We hope it's a big success for Kitten Rescue!

  10. What a terrific contest! We've put a link to your site on our blog.


    Marilynn, Grace & Company

  11. That's great Romeo. You are pawesome! We gotcha at

  12. Hi, Romeo, We got our contest post up but we're not going to be able to enter. One of us hacked up a good one last night but when we asked her to take a photo, she said, ewwwww, that's gross, and cleaned it up before we could find her camera.

    But we hope you raise lots of green papers for the Kitten Rescue.

  13. Hi Romeo, this is a wonderful thing you are doing. We have added to button to our blog and hope that you have a very successful campaign.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  14. Hi Romeo. I've got a link to your contest on my blog page. The girls at Zoolatry sent it to me.

    Click Rusty's World to visit my blog.

  15. We putted yoor pichur on oor blog Mr. Romeo Wehope it helps :)

    MTW and Fambly

  16. We are helping promote your contest, as our friend Ann at Zoolatry asked us too.
    We're not floofy and we live in the UK so we can't enter - but we hope it goes really well for you. We're keeping our paws crossed for success.

  17. Hey Romeo we are helping to promote your contest!! It is so cool what you are doing for the Kitten Rescue! Here is our link....
    Your FL furiends,

  18. We put the announcement in our sidebar - but we won't be able to participate - except for Mrs. OZ we NEVER do hairballs in public. And while Mrs. OZ' hairballs themselves would be winning any price that could be out there the staff strangely never took pictures of them... OR recorded the noises (award material!) Mrs. OZ makes while producing the hairballs....

  19. We came by t say thank you for what you are doing to help all the fluffys out there. Zoolatry and the CB sent us here. If we were to win, we would donate it to be auctioned off thru the CB.We put the button link on our sidebar

  20. We made a blog entry about yoor contest and encourage da beans to donate and enter der fur masters fotos, or kitties to steal da plastic and do it demselfs!

  21. Fur-me-nate,
    Floof to the music!

    Romeo & Pugsley: you two are ABSOLUTE STARS from heaven... it is a grand thing you are doing to help friends in need...

  22. We have our post up - we put it up last night, along with a link in our permanant right side thingee (wow, great description - the name for it escapes me right now). We hope you get a lot of entries! We love that you are trying to help out kitties! And good luck to everyone who enteres - from the cats at the House of Cats!!

  23. I'm back again! I have the information posted on my blog.

  24. hey, dear! how are you tonight!? fine, I hope! I come here to show you what published about you in a brazilian site! it's a blog of this site that published this note! take a look!

    you do a great job, Romeo! congrats to you! your the best, a proud for us! see you tomorrow on the twitter! nite nite! *highpaw*

  25. We are all for the furminator contest too. our post it up at, We hope it helps a lot of kitties at the kitten rescue too.

  26. Hi Romeo! We posted today about the contest!

    And we also have the graphic on our sidebar!

    This is a great contest and we hope you raise lots of $$$ for the Kitten Rescue!!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

  27. Hey Furball!
    This better be on the level!
    If not
    I hope You choke on a Furball!

  28. Hey, Romeo. I got my Mom to make a donation to the Cat Rescue. We are all so lucky to have wonderful forever homes and humans that love us. I wish every kitty could know how wonderful that is.

  29. I just recently started volunteering for an animal rescue. I am so proud to be a part of it and have met so many wonderful people.

  30. Oh,I have just been informed I can vote for LKN Lucky Cat to win the prize here in the comment section! They are such a wonderful organization and help so many babies... I feel privileged to know these women and help them any way i can.