I am not a zombie

Though I am perilously close to feeling like one. Yeegads. When I am not so sleep deprived and my fingers are no longer curved into arthritic claws from typing a month’s worth of posts in one day, I will give you the behind the scenes look at a blogathon that, for all intents and purposes, really did end up feeling like a real life apocalypse. There were cops and power outages and insanity and late night evacuations and everything. But it all worked out in the end, and we raised $1240 for Lions, Tigers and Bears so all’s well that ends well!

Giveaways will be live through today, so go enter them if you haven’t already. Good stuff there.

The best part of it was all of you, hanging tough. And the amazing people who also came on board to do their own insane blogathons- they rocked it! A HUGE thank you to:

The Blogpocalypse Survival Team

Dr. Finch: Who was a tireless cheerleader, organizer, and brought in her entire family to participate!

My Brown Newfies: Who did a fantastic job in her first blogathon supporting the Columbus Zoo;

the Cornerstone Christian School: Making it a group effort and involving the kiddos!

My Tail Hurts from Wagging So Much: who was up at 2 am making Pupcakes to continue the wonderful cooking tradition;

Dawg Business: rocking out a great post about the real dangers to dogs aside from zombies;

BZTAT: Who did a draw-a-thon, which is crazy to me because she doesn’t have the luxury of guest posts or anything. It’s all her. Bids are still open on her drawings- go check them out! I am of course bidding on the ZOMBIE VET AND GOLDEN duo.

and Kol’s Notes, who did an incredible bang-up job on their very first blogathon and knocked it out of the park with a zombie extravaganza! What a show! Great work!

The Pawcurious Support Team

I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who sponsored giveaways and wrote guest posts for me during the blogathon- it means so much to have that extra help. THANK YOU to Star, Malice and Bobbi at LTB; Dr. Mahaney, Romeo the Cat, Generation Vet, PetSafe, KnobNotesBiscuits By Lambchop, Calming Collars, Iams, and Pudgy and Pals! And of course, everyone who helped with a generous donation and comments during the blogpocalypse!

It takes a village to save a tiger, after all.

Filed: Be The Change, Blogathon, Blogathon 2011
  • Vonny

    Looking good there, Dr.V. This was my first time with one of your blogathons and I very much enjoyed it. Have another Corona in celebration of the hard-won total donated, and sleep well.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s always a good time, though I can only manage to do that silliness once a year- I need sleep!!

  • Vonny

    Looking good there, Dr.V. This was my first time with one of your blogathons and I very much enjoyed it. Have another Corona in celebration of the hard-won total donated, and sleep well.

  • Deborah Mendez

    Thanks to you, Dr. V — for keeping the Zombies from crossing the country! Happy to donate a Calming Collar to the lucky winner! After reading some of the entry comments, I may even have to make some “direct” donations — there sure were several touching stories of anxious dogs and cats in need.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Wow Deb, yet another reason to adore you! :)

  • http://twitter.com/kamnel Kim

    Congrats on surviving!

    I have you to thank for imagining my cat Nala say “BRAINZ!” every time I saw her on Saturday.

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Ha! I do that every day.