Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Tails Of Love" Pet Photo Mascots Announced!

Meet 'n greet the 12 "Tails of Love" Pet Photo Mascots and Pet Pals! Randomly chosen and ready to have their furry little ways with your heart, these critters' people are the lucky recipients of goodies from the "Tails of Love" authors and friends, including Virginia Kantra.

Nearly 200 pets -- and their loving keepers -- participated in the TOL Pet Photo Mascot Extravaganza. See the complete Gallery here. We can't thank you enough for sharing your love -- and little loves -- and for the sweet, funny and moving stories you sent along with your photos. But we'll say it again, anyway: Thank you so much for helping us help pets in need!

If your pet is featured below, you'll be hearing soon about how to claim your pet prize packages. Without further ado, please meet the TOL Mascots and Pet Pals:

Check out Michelle's new "Unabashedly Bookish" column on steamy love triangles here. Sign in at both b/ and book clubs to comment.
Friday: Brenda Novak GuestBlogs to bring you utd on the other big event you've been such a vital part of, her Online Auction for Diabetes Research. You've only got a few more days to bid and help make a difference!


pjpuppymom said...

Congrats to the 12 Pet Pal winners! Enjoy your goodies.

Lori Foster aka L. L. Foster said...

Wonderful! Michelle, thank you again for hosting this pet extravaganza! It's been so much fun seeing ALL the beauties.
Congrats to the winners!


Marcia James said...

Thanks, Michelle, for hosting such a fun contest! The winners are an appealing group of cuties. Congratulations to the mascots/pet pals and thank you to all of the animal lovers who entered the contest!
-- Marcia James

DianneCastell said...

The cutest group of pets I've ever seen! Thanks, Michelle, for doing this. What fun. I think I need a dog to go with my cats.

Hugs, Dianne

Kate Angell said...

Thanks, Michelle, for opening your blog to TOL and the contest! Everyone has such adorable pets.

Tiona said...

Hey, Bellas! Congrats to the winners. What a cute group of pictures posted. Go pets!

Donna MacMeans said...

Congratulations to the mascots and their owners! What fun - and what adorable pets. I'm so glad Michelle randomly chose them because the 200 entered were too cute to narrow down any other way. Congratulations to everyone who entered because you've already won the love of your pet.

Anonymous said...

Wow this was so much fun! I loved looking through all the old photos of Harley to try and find a cute one. To tell you the truth my mom said I should enter with that photo. Thanks for the fun contest and CONGRATS to everyone won :)

Sue-Ellen Welfonder said...

Wow - what darlings! Heartfelt congrats to the mascots! I'm with Donna, though ... I am so very glad Michelle used a random drawing process. It would be sheer impossible to choose the most adorable out of so many absolutely precious pets.

Each one is cute beyond words and I'd love to cuddle them all.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. It's been great fun and so wonderful to get to 'meet' your special darlings.

Thanks again, Michelle for doing this for us.

Hopefully Tails of Love will help lots of needy pets and inspire readers wanting a pet to adopt a rescue darling. It'd be so great if all pets could be as loved as the ones who have appeared in the Pet Photo Gallery.

Congrats again to the Mascots!

Snuggles and cuddles to the rest!

Go pets!

Portia Da Costa said...

Aw, all the winners are adorable! Especially 'Purrci', who looks exactly like my cat Mulder.

So cute!

ev said...

WOW!! What a bunch of great looking furbabies! (I don't think I should tell mine they are in that bunch- they have ego problems as it is!)

I can't wait to read Tails of Love!I am sure I will be buying lots of copies to give as presents too!

Thanks guys for doing this. We try to help as many animals as our family can handle. I am sure there will be more to add to the zoo here. And soon if hubby has his way!

David B. said...


You put a lot of work into this project, so a hearty congratulations on its completion. All the animals look great.


Stella Cameron said...

Great job--Thank you so much, Michelle. It's a good job you had your drawing all figured out because I'd have been stuck with as many winners as there were entries!

Congratulations mascots--and owners--we love you.

Stella Cameron

Patricia Sargeant said...

I've enjoyed all the adorable pet photos. Thank you to everyone who shared pet photos with us. We really appreciate your time and enthusiasm.



Stacy~ said...

Aw, they're all soooo cute! Congrats to the winners :) I can't wait to get a copy of "Tails of Love".

amy kennedy said...

Congratulations to the winners--I loved looking at all the pics of the mascots. They are all so cute.

And what a great cause.I'm with the other bellas in waiting--for the book.

Great job Michelle.

Julie in Ohio said...

Awwwww, look at all the cuties. Congrats to all!!!!

Unknown said...

although my lovely dog Hunter didn't win, he'd like to congratulate all the winners and all the competitors-what great pictures!!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I've always felt Hunter was a gentleman among canines. :)

Thanks, everyone, for taking part in the Extravaganza! For those of you who were pet supporters -- cheering on the critters -- grazie mille for your kind comments and cyber kibble!

Could you believe the number of pets? And, gosh, there even was a rat, turtles, horse, what was that little critter, a chinchilla? Help me out, somebody, 2 birds, a baby (though not actually entered) :) ...