Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cappy is in a contest! Vote for him and help Newspaper in Education

Hi!

Some of you may remember Cappy (some infamously):


Cappy is my mom's long-haired dachshund, which she got at the SPCA a few months ago. He was at Barkworld in October, he now has his own blog, and now he's in a photo contest!

Cappy is in Tampa Bay's Cutest Pet Photo Contest, by the Tampa Bay Times. The proceeds from this contest will benefit Newspaper in Education, a program that provides class sets of newspapers to schools all over the Tampa Bay area (Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee counties). They also help promote literacy.

Please vote for Cappy. The voting period opens Wednesday at midnight, and closes Friday, November 30 at noon. Each vote costs $1, and you have to buy a minimum of five votes.  But again, the money will go to a great cause.

My mom and dad use the newspapers to help teach about current events in their classrooms in Pasco County.

I mean, look at him. He looks so sad with those big eyes, as if to say "please, help my Mommy and Daddy keep newspapers in their classroom."

To vote for Cappy, go here and search for him by name.

UPDATE: I realize some people are uncomfortable registering and voting online. I have a PayPal account, so if you want you can send the money to me and I can vote for you. If you are interested, email me.

UPDATE 2: I also realize the contest process is convoluted (it's run by teachers and journalists, what do you expect?). Once you buy your votes, you have to then ACTUALLY vote for the pet you want. It's very confusing. Thanks for your patience.

24 comments :

  1. Cappy you look so sweet and we are going to head on over and vote for you! Wagging Wordless Wednesday!
    Maggie

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! Let me know when you do, so I can tell mom that you voted for Cappy! :)

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  2. Cappy is adorable! We'll vote for you :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sue! And thanks for sharing my post on Twitter. Let me know when you do vote, so I can tell Mom who voted for Cappy!

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  3. Sure we'll vote. Good luck Cappy!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know when you do, so I can let Mom know who voted! :)

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  4. I worked at Ohio's largest newspaper, (The Plain Dealer) for 21 and a half years and my Dad worked there too as an Editorial Cartoonist for 30 yrs. Newspapers are a part of my blood. I shared this and I will definitely vote for Cappy. I am super familiar with Newspapers in Education and it is my pleasure to help!

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  5. Ugh! I didn't know you have to pay :(
    They don't take PayPal
    How long is the contest?
    I can't afford to buy votes now...I am sorry!!!! But...I might be able to next week (after Wednesday) if the contest is still on. Ohhhh I saw it is on til November 30....will you please remind me and I promise I will vote next week!

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    1. Hey Caren!

      I pushed up the line about the cost and made it more obvious. Since I haven't seen any votes for Cappy, I figured that was part of it. I wasn't really thrilled with that too, but I guess it's not a fundraiser otherwise. :/

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  6. Oh, Cappy. You are a cute pet. In fact, you are too cute... too sexy for that shirt. You have my vote!

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  7. Good luck to you we hope you win. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  8. We Beaglebratz here - we hafta wait til mom gitz home - Cappy iza cutie-patootie an'd-servez tue win.
    Shiloh'n The DIVA Shasta

    (from the mom - I am at werk and can't vote from the work computer but voting for Cappy is now on my to-do list of things to-do when I get home. Oh - and I agree with the Beaglebratz - Cappy iz a cutie-patootie and does deserve to win.
    Kim

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    1. Thanks, gang! I know the voting system is a little convoluted, but if you can vote for him that will be great.

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  9. Good luck in the contest! I'll get my bipeds into action. I'm off to check out Cappy's blog now!

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  10. Good luck Cappy! I'll be sending mom right over to vote fur you once she gets home.

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  11. Hey Lulu, Jet here.

    Cappy deserves to win for sure, what a cutie and a great cause, too.

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  12. Great pic Cappy and great contest idea!!

    Good luck buddy, you rock :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  13. Yay...Cappy. I thought that wasn't a beagle in the WW thumbnail :) Glad your Mom got her blog started. I will add it to my Feedreader when I get home.

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  14. Cappy is so cute! I unfortunately have no money to vote, but good luck to him! I will go and visit his blog. :-)

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