Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bowling for Animals & Wedding bells






It's almost time for the ninth annual Bowling for the Animals! I love their little logos...

http://www.bowlingfortheanimals.org/ (Wo)Man, i wish all of you awesome blogsters could participate in this... even if you think you "can't bowl." They should do stuff like this everywhere!

(I posted about this last year: http://piscesplace.blogspot.com/2006/04/regrets.html .)

This is a totally, totally, totally 100 percent fun event put on every year by a few wonderful animal- and vegan-friendly sponsors. Proceeds go to Spay-Neuter Action Project http://www.snap-sandiego.org/ , California Animal Association http://www.upc-online.org/winter0405/sacramento.htm , Feral Cat Coalition http://www.feralcat.com/ and San Diego Animal Advocates http://www.animaladvocates.org/ . There's vegan food galore, prizes, raffles, bowling and the best thing: meeting like-minded animal lovers.

I couldn't go in 2006 because i was out of town, but i'm planning to join in this year's festivities... I'm soooooo excited!


The BFTA photog caught me after
i probably gutter-balled one in 2005:




Urban Vegan asked me recently about our dear vegan friend, the "ferocious killer kat" and "Mumbai Vegan" (among his many nom de plumes)... Remember fellow blogger Kunsjoi? He moved last year from Los Angeles to his home country of India... and guess what?

He's getting married!

Her name is Dipti and not only is she vegetarian, she's also gorgeous...
i am thrilled for both of them!!




... and speaking of India, here's what Russell Simmons, the vegan pioneer of Def-Jam Records, has to say about a simple life, as told to Daily India:
http://www.dailyindia.com/show/128739.php/Wealthy-people-are-not-happy-people-says-Russell-Simmons



And on a tough note, Mattie's going in for an ultrasound tomorrow at a specialty clinic... my little punkinhead's had a recurring bladder infection that my veterinarians & i have not been able to keep in check. i'm going to see more clearly what's going on... please think good thoughts for her!
***UPDATE!!!*** Mattie got a clean bill (never mind the bill i'm
payin'!!) of health after her ultrasound... YAY! We're still trying to
figure out what is wrong, but it's not anything serious. i am very
thankful! i so appreciate everyone's positive thoughts & prayers.
We certainly felt 'em and i know they helped pull her through.
THANK YOU!

39 comments:

Carrie™ said...

Oooo!! GIANT PRAYERS FOR MATTIE!! I hope she won't be scared. And I hope this test will get to the bottom of things.
Have fun at the bowling event. I would so go to that if I was there. I got my pledge form in the mail today for the Animal Aid walk-a-thon that we do every year. I know if you were here, you'd come along for that. Is Peter going to the bowling event? If so, have him take photos!
Again, good luck to Mattie (and to you) Hugs to you both!

Dori said...

Well thoughts are being sent for Mattie. Kunsjoi sent me an e-mail but I didn't get a picture. Future Mrs. K is beautiful. How exciting! The bowling event sounds fun, only the last time I went bowling I think I might have received a score of 60 something.... I did better with bumper pads.

Vincent Guihan said...

Wow, that's terrible. I hope your dog is okay. :(

Good luck with the bowling!

Veg*Triathlete said...

Aww, I'll be thinking positive thoughts all day long for Mattie! I hope she'll be better soon. I love that photo of you, by the way!

bazu said...

Oh, poor Mattie. Bladder infections are fun for nobody. I hope she gets better and more importantly feels better soon. Thanks for the Kunsjoi update- I hate that I can't access his blog any more!

Bowling for animals sounds so fun! I actually do love bowling, even though I'm not great at it, and that sounds like an awesome event.

Thanks for the birthday wishes. You know, I totally understand about the vaccuum cleaner- I get excited about those kinds of gifts too! We usually give each other kitchen goods as gifts (and then get really excited about using them ourselves!)

Sonya said...

Sending a million good vibes and wishes for your dear Mattie. I hope everything goes well.

Cute picture of you, too!

tara said...

I'll keep you and Mattie in my thoughts. She's such a sweet little girl.

The Mumbai Vegan said...

positive vibes and prayers for mattie.. hope she gets/feels better!!

Melody Polakow said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mattie.. I hope they can find a simple solution.. *hugs*

Great news about Kunsjoi.. I was thinking about him the other day. They make a lovely couple.

pinknest said...

oooh i will keep my fingers crossed for poor mattie.

ps i love your gutterball photo. hilarious!

The Artist said...

My prayers for Mattie, and what an exciting news filled blog.

They look a special couple getting married.

Do have a fun filled bowling event, sounds like it will be a top time.

best wishes, The Artist

Urban Vegan said...

Best wish for the Matster....poor little sweetie. I hope she feels better. You're such good mama, Kleo.

Bowling for animals sounds like so much fun. I am the world's worst bowler.

Thanks for the update on Kunsjoi (He just sent me an email!) Such exciting news. I have missed him and am so tickled to hear his fabulous news. His wife-to-be is gorgeous, inside and outm obviously since she's vegetarian.

runswithdog said...

Poor Mattie! You got all the good thoughts and prayers I can generate here. I can't wait to hear that she is ok.

And definitely give us an event review. It sounds like a lot of fun and for a great cause!

Veg*Triathlete said...

Yay! That's great news about the Matster :-) I've been wondering how things went for you two. Hugs for a healhty Mattie!

aTxVegn said...

I'm SO GLAD that Mattie is okay!

Bowling will be a blast - no gutter balls this year!

Theresa said...

Great to hear that Mattie is okay. It's always scary not knowing what is wrong, but such a relief to find out it's not serious. *hugs to the pup*

Dan said...

For a second I thought this said "Bowling for Animals" without the "the" (hey, I used "the" twice in a row). Sounds like a fun, worthy cause!

That photo of you is awesome! It proves that nearly all vegans are fit and beautiful!

Melody Polakow said...

Wonderful news about Mattie!!! I am sooo happy and thrilled for both of you! You must be sooo relieved..

Fairly Odd Tofu Mom said...

OOOO... SO GLAD to hear Mattie is OK. I worry so much when my furry 'kids' have to go to the Doctor.

Hey, and thanks for the comment about my Seattle VegFest adventure too - it really WAS a hoot!

bazu said...

Just stopped by and read your update - RELIEF - yay for Mattie! There is something so extra sad about a sick animal or one who's in pain, I'm so glad there is nothing seriously wrong with the little pup, as you said. You must be so relieved.

vko said...

Ohh, I am so glad that Mattie is better! Kisses for the girl!

I love that bowling for animals- what a great idea. If I ever get any time, would love to organize something like that in NYC...

scottishvegan said...

Oh, I’m sorry to hear you doggy has been ill, but glad to hear she is definitely not seriously ill. That must be a relief for you.
The bowling thing sounds fun and well worth while.

Vicki said...

"Will Bark for Food" that is the cutest photo... and I'm soo glad to hear that there's nothing seriously wrong with Mattie - keep us posted about her. Hugs to her.

Bowling for animals sounds like fun for a great cause - I really wish I could go bowling with you! Gutter ball city for me.

And thanks for the update on Killer Kat, that's happy news.

Emmy said...

Bowling for the Animals sounds like such a fun event for a good cause. That rocks that you get to participate in it :)

Awww poor Mattie. I'm so glad it's nothing serious but I hope you do find out what is wrong. Still sending good thoughts to you and Mattie :) *HUGS*

meesh said...

So glad to heat that Mattie is OK! I hope they can figure out what's botherin' her soon, though. THinking good thoughts here in L.A. :)

The bowling event sounds very cool! I'd love to see something like that here. What a blast!

Johanna3 said...

im so happy she is ok !!!

this is a wonderfull photo i love it!

chase said...

My thoughts to Mattie too. Your dog is quite adorable

Tracy said...

That shot of your dog is priceless! Hope everything works out OK for her.

runswithdog said...

Great news about Mattie. I am so happy that she is okay and it didn't turn out to be anything serious

Jackie said...

Glad to hear the ultra sound showed Mattie has nothing serious. Maybe it is something in her diet ? Hope you get to the bottom of it soon.

A Bowling Day for the Animals. What a great idea. I only tried it once and never got asked again as I seem to aim for the gullies running down the sides LOL

G said...

So good to hear that the Matster is got the all clear, hopefully that's the end of the health problems SO scary, I know.

Loved your new post and pics K, you are looking great, as usual. Send me an email when you can, address on Veggies...OK!!!

Huggs, G

Drasch23 said...

Thinking lots of good thoughts for Mattie. I know how scary it can be.

Jackie said...

Just popped in to wish peace and happiness over Pesach.

Nikk said...

Mattie is so adorable, I am SO glad she's okay!

Missed reading your blog, I've got to read what I've missed!

Carla said...

Coffee, blech! olives, blech! Glad I'm not the only one.

Opal said...

I am glad that Mattie is doing well I'm hoping you pinpoint what it is. I know one of my pets had a bladder infection a long time ago. I cannot remember what I did. It was something alternative but it escapes me at the moment.

The Artist said...

So pleased all is well with Mattie, and have a wonderful Easter.

A quiet one here with lots of cleaning as my unit (apartment) is being auctioned in 4 weeks and the public is coming through over Easter.

Tanya Kristine said...

I'm happy too Kleo...that's a pain that you just can't recover from. so you tell mattie thank you for staying just a bit longer!! we ALL love her!!

Candi said...

What great news to read your update on Mattie! :) :) I didn't realize she had that bladder issue, and it's great to know there is nothing too scary going on with her body! :) *pets Mattie* You're such a great mum to check on these things for her.

Bowling for Animals! I love it! Your photo is SO darn cute! :) :)