Yes, there's a telethon tonight, Hope for Haiti
, that will be broadcast on every channel in the known universe. No, George Clooney did NOT call to ask if we wanted to participate. He hasn't called in, like, OK ever. But that's OK.
We are proud to announce that the two biggest stars in our firmament, Kay's dog Olive and and Ann's cat Kermit, have joined forces to raise money for Haiti.
The fluffy cat, Eliot, is kind of grumpy, or seems to believe in anonymous giving. We think. We actually have no idea whatsoever what goes on in his small brain. So he's not really involved in all this.
We're not going to add up everybody's contributions or anything like that. The idea here is simply for everybody to take a minute and give something to this most serious of crises, to any of the organizations listed right here in the New York Times blog
Here's the link right here
It's a long list of organizations. They're all good.
If you have a blog, and your pet would like to be a part of this celebrity blogathon, please consider drafting Snowball or Rover or Inky the Gecko and blogging the link (here it is!)
to the Times' list of charitable organizations this weekend.
The situation is dire, as you know. It doesn't appear that it's going to improve anytime soon, so please do what you can to help.
Kermit and Olive are donating their time to man the comments section throughout the weekend. Neither one of them can hold a telephone, but with a running start or from a high piece of furniture, they can hit the keyboard on a laptop with a great deal of emphasis.
Kay and Ann
9:30 PM NEW YORK OLIVE'S 9:30 CHALLENGE
"Yo peeps and homies! It's me, Olive! Yes me! Olive! Olive! I challenge teething juvenile animals everywhere to sign up humans to sponsor them for chewing up paper and tangling up yarn.
Personally, I'm prepared to chew and drag crap around all night, if that's what it takes!
Who's with me? Kermit? Can you emboss those little marks on some legal pads? Can we count on you my man?"
10 P.M. NEW YORK: SERIOUSLY Y'ALL, THEY WILL PAY BIG MONEY FOR THIS!
My barky brothers and sisters! Listen up! She told me she would give $20 to George Clooney if I'd wear the coffee pot cozy! This was easy money! Go find something she wants you to wear, and wear it! Do it for me! Do it to help people! We love people! Where would we be without people?
OK, so NOW do you believe me that it's an ACTUAL COFFEEPOT COZY? For reals! You cannot make this people stuff up! My Big Lady's friend Other Ann, No Not That Other Ann, The Other One
made it for her as a tribute to the book No Roses For Harry
(which is an awesome book by the way, a true-to-life tale of how knitting can go horribly wrong, from a terrier's perspective).
C'mon. You know you have something ridiculous in your house. You know she wants you to wear it. I challenge you to get more than 20 bucks to Haiti for it.
11:30 PM NEW YORK:
: DIG DEEP
I'm not gonna lie to you. The Princess Dress? Are you serious? That thing really puts my ears back. It's an ear-flattener par excellence. What are they thinking? Why is this amusing? But hey--if there's money involved? For Haiti?
Just keep repeating to yourself: It's for a good cause, it's for a good cause.
Olive signing off! Before she finds the Snuggie for Dogs
! I am not kidding you! Big Lady is cuckoo!