Monday, August 26, 2013

A special request: Vote for Benny!

Hi friends,

So we entered this contest to be a part of the "Dogs of Blogville" calendar this year. I think Bella's picture is cute and have been pestering all of my friends to go vote for her.

But I'm changing my stance and asking them, and now you, for a different action.

The "Dogs of Blogville" calendar is a fund-raiser hosted by Jodi Stone of "Heart Like a Dog" and Julie Melfi of "The Daily Dog Blog". It's in its second year.

Last year they raised $500 that was donated to "Champion of My Heart" to help defray some of the medical costs associated with Lilly's vaccination issues. (It should be noted that some of the money was set to also go to "Life with Desmond" but Lauren wanted her share of the funds to go to Roxanne and Lilly. You are still my hero, Lauren.)

This year, the money raised from the calendar will be going to "Two French Bulldogs" to help with some of the costs from Benny's cancer treatments.

I really want to see the calendar be a huge success for Benny.

But I saw something today that made me think there was something "rotten in Denmark". Not that there's anything wrong with the contest - it's totally on the up-and-up: you can only vote once per IP address per day so Julie and Jodi did a bang-up job securing the process.

What I noticed though is that, based on the votes as they currently stand, Benny may not even make the calendar being made in his honor. And that's just not right.

So I'd like to ask everybody who reads this to please go over to the "Heart Like a Dog" voting page and register their vote for Benny and Lily. It only takes a minute and you can vote every 24 hours. Recruit your friends.

I'd really love to see Benny on the cover of the calendar and I'm going to campaign hard for them for the next several days the contest runs. Would you help me spread the word?

You're gonna go vote for Benny now, right?
Okay, thanks!

And thanks to Alfie, Snoopy, Luna and My Brown Newfies for bringing us the Monday Mischief Pet Blog Hop.

Make sure you hop on through to the other blogs and see what trouble our various critters can get into over the weekend.


  1. This is so exciting. Great pictures
    Benny & Lily

  2. Leslie, I'm tearing up! What a kind hearted gesture. Benny has my vote <3

  3. Such a cute photo of Bella! The contest is hard since most of us in the contest are friends. May the best dog(s) win.

  4. I didn't even realize that Benny was that far behind in the voting when I voted for someone else yesterday. Thank you for pointing that out, and I'm off to vote for Benny today! :-)

  5. Thanks, Donna. He's caught up a good bit today but I'm still campaigning for him. Everyone needs to vote their conscience but if folks are so inclined, then I'd love to see him make the calendar that's kind of all about him this year. :)

  6. Of course I never expected folks who were in the contest to vote against their own interests. Just trying to drum up awareness for Benny. (And that picture of Emma is seriously adorable,)

  7. There are a lot of great pictures. And all in your honor, Benny! Let's make this year bigger than ever. :)

  8. I think your idea is wonderful. Contests are not really our thing, hate having to ask people to vote day in and day out, but that is a super idea voting for Benny.

  9. I think that's why I decided to change course. Asking for votes for myself made me uncomfortable. But asking people to vote for Benny? Well, hey, that I can do. :)