Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Reaching Out To Someone In Need - Twitter



Hi Pals,

Exciting news..........

I'm collecting stories of how someone on Twitter reached out to you and touched your life in the time of great need when you were really hurting.  It could have  been with a card or personal note, perhaps a couple of DMs, maybe a small gift arriving in the mail, etc. - some act of kindness that really touched you and you'll always remember it.     

A few days ago one of our Twitter friends contacted a few of us via email and asked if we had any stories like I just mentioned.  This particular human was working on a project for her job at work and needed a story or two.   Well, one by one these stories arrived by email, and the stories were each so very touching that many of us had very leaky  eyes.   Then someone made the comment that these stories should be turned into a book.  

@FreshOtis and @MickeyShortTail's humans (both of whom have published books) volunteered to turn these stories into a book if someone would collect them.   Well, here I am.  I volunteered M for the job.   

If you have a story and would like to share it, please email M at Ladycat3.04@gmail.com.   Just name the subject line "Animal Story" so she doesn't miss it.   She'll be collecting stories and will turn them over to @MickeyShortTail and @FreshOtis for final editing and making into a book.

The plan is to sell copies of the book and donate the money to an animal charity (to be determined yet).

You can help too by RTing the tweet when you see it.   

If you have any questions you can contact @Mariodacat either by email or a DM on Twitter.   

This is going to be so very cool.   

47 comments:

Nerissa said...

Oohhh... that IS gonna be cool. Super-duper cool, I think. purrs

meowmeowmans said...

That's such a neat idea, Mario! I use Twitter for work, but not so much in my personal life, so I don't really have any of these kinds of stories to send you. I AM, however, really looking forward to reading the ones that are submitted! :)

HUGS!

McGuffy Ann said...

This is a great idea. I don't Twitter, never have. (I can't help but think of Monty Python and the Twit Races, sorry.)
There is so much social media, and it takes so much time. I don't even do Facebook much. I'd rather read, write or be with critters!
But I can't wait to read these stories!

Marilia said...

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian said...

That will be wonderful and we sure will be looking forward to it! Bravo Mario!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

fabulous idea!

Cathy Keisha said...

Great idea. Why doesn't someone collect the proceeds and give them out when there's an anipal in need. There's been so many recently between people being out of work and high vet bills.

Katie Isabella said...

I love the idea as you Know. ;-)

ABBY said...

What a lovely idea Mario!!!
There are some great stories out there waiting to be told.
xoxoxo

Lily said...

Thanks so much for organizing this Mario & M (Gotta give M some credit here!) This will be a beautiful book - so many stories of kindness in the anipal community! ((HUGS))
Love yoo! OxOxo

Skye613 said...

Wonderful idea! I hope there are many responses. I will be spreading the word via RT.

CATachresis said...

I expect there are some brilliant stories out there :)

The Island Cats said...

This is gonna be a great book!

Sushi said...

that's a great idea. i hope there will be a lot of those stories. purrs...

Team Tabby said...

That sounds wonderful, there are sure to be lots of great stories waiting to be told.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Alas, we hardly tweets at all (the Human says I'm lucky she even lets me have a blog--sigh), but it does sound like it will make for some great reading!

JessieJaney said...

great idea ... let me know if I can help will look in your timeline so can retweet xxx's with love

Clooney said...

What a cool project you and M are involved in, that's so great! Have a wonderful week buddy!

Janis Felidae said...

Great idea! Will RT it on Twitter, hope I cant catch tweets MOL xxx´s

Tamago said...

What a great idea! This book will be so great, and how wonderful the money will be donated to animal charity!

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

This is so wonderful. I still haven't gotten the hang of Twitter but it sounds like a great idea.

Piggy kisses,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

clowiescorner said...

This is a nice idea!

Kjelle Bus said...

Such a cool idea Mario !
Looking forward to read the book :)
XOXO

Blueberry's human said...

That's pretty cool - but sadly, I know nothing of Twitter.

:)

Katie Isabella said...

Best idea all year! I love it...especially since Mommy contributed two of them. hehehe. Mario, you gorgeous hunka hunka burning mancat you. xoxoxo

We are said...

We thinks that is a really wonderful idea!!

marley said...

That is pawsome idea my pal and we haz an entry for you....we will get to peemailin it soon

Marg said...

Goodness, that sounds like such a good idea. We want to do that but at the moment are so far behind. When is the deadline for it?? I will just have to make time. Good deal.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

This is very interesting. You know I have a friend that I have never met that gave me a computer and a check so Tom could take a week or 2 off from work and he has taken a week off!!!!

Oui Oui said...

This is a super cool idea! We are not on Twitter, but we hope you can keep us posted. How sweet of Mario to think of you and volunteer your time!

Geetalima said...

What a great idea! Mummy has an accnt bt hasn't been updating fr quite some time. Must ask her to follow u.
Do keep us updated bout d book

Wags,
Gin, Bud n Shadow

Geetalima said...

What a great idea! Mummy has an accnt bt hasn't been updating fr quite some time. Must ask her to follow u.
Do keep us updated bout d book

Wags,
Gin, Bud n Shadow

Cory said...

That is a very cool idea. I try to tweet, but all that comes out is a meow. I need to practice more.

xoxo Cory

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Sounds like a great project!

cats of wildcat woods

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Buddy! Hope you are having fun with your tweet stories. Have a good easy Sunday!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Meow that is a grreat idea!
We do not use Twitter though...

Purrs

K9friend said...

I don't twitter, so can't help with this one. If someone decides to do a regular story collection, though, count me in!

Pat
Critter Alley

Eric and Flynn said...

Thank you for your condolences for our precious boy. The love from everybody is helping us through our sadness.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hey, Mario! Hope life is good in Mario-Land-love your Easter header!

Prudence said...

Wow, what a terrific idea buddy! And M is just the one to make it happen. Twitter has changed our lives so much, in a very good way. We're looking furward to reading the book, 'tho mom knows she'll have the leaky eyes.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Mario--just stopping by to say Happy Wednesday! You needs to grow some thumbs so you can type and catch us up on your doings!

Oui Oui said...

We hope you got some good stories! We appreciate all your visits.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

oh Mario, such a pawsome idea!! I am thinking of making my Real Rescue Cats and Dogs Are Talking Interviews into a book. I was hopin' to offer it to shelters to give away to new adopters to help them learn about ways they can help their adult shelter rescue cat or dog. But maybe it should be for sale and use all (like there would be any MOL) proceeds to help adopters with vet costs like CK mentioned...what think you???

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

I know I have some events like this I must remember them. I tend to panic and forget. OK guys remind me OK?

Savannah - go for the asking for money thing. Never give something away - people do not value it.

Herman Kozlowski said...

This is a wonderpurr idea. I'm definitely going to write something. So many pals have touched my life, but there is one in pawticular who really helped me and my mom through a very rough time last year. Paw hugs!

rumpydog.com said...

What a fantastic idea! I know there are LOTS of stories out there!

Honeybell said...

Hi dear pal!

The sweetest anipals in the world are on twitter. I am so grateful for our friends.

I remember when Honeybell got out and was missing for a day. I was so sad, I asked for a #pawcircle.

Seconds after the pawcircle started, I went outside at midnight to sit in a chair until the little focker came home. ;)

I can't believe it when he appeared around the corner and missing his collar but he was home safe and sound.

Everyone on twitter got together and sent us a KritterKondo! I love the kind, loving hearts of the bestest ppl on earth on twitter!

Love you,
HB and Nina