Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Katz Tales Competition

Scoop, our old kitty who lived with us for some 12 years, passed away 2 years ago - after a fun filled luxury life that many cats would envy!

Scoop lived in Kuching in Sarawak as well as Malacca and Kajang and Subang Jaya in West Malaysia. He traveled on on aeroplane - and had the man at the airport weigh him twice because he couldn't believe how fat Scoop was! And Scoop made friends wherever he went.

Here he is, snoozing in front of the bedroom window on his favourite box and towel.

A year or so after he passed away, Sook Yeng who was one of the organisers of the Dogathon, sent me a gift for a pet rock made by Suzi Chua, a popular Pet Artist in Malaysia. And here he is! Isn't he glorious?

Suzi is one of the most talented people I know. She really captures pet characters, be it on rock or canvas. So I'm really chuffed to tell you that the 3 lucky people in Malaysia who win first prize at The Star Weekender newspaper this month will be getting one of their pets painted on a pet rock by Suzi.

Winners will also get free copies of Tales, the book, and yummy scrummy pet treats from Addiction. Au's fave are the salmon crunchies. In fact, they are the only shop bought treats he's really fond of. Target also likes the herring and fish crunchies.

Finally, the publishers are throwing in a nice extra in the shape of a discount!

All you have to do is enter the Weekender Star Katz Tales competition. I'm afraid it's for people in Malaysia only. If Tales is ever out in Europe and North America, I'll hold another contest.

As published in Feline Fixation this week in The Star, these are the entry guidelines:

Katz Tales Weekender Star Contest

Katz Tales: Under The Velvet Paw is authored by Weekender’s Ellen Whyte and is based on her column Katz Tales in The Star.

Katz Tales: Living Under The Velvet Paw is available in all major bookshops. The retail price is RM28. If you answer these three questions correctly, you may be one of the lucky winners to win a free copy of Katz Tales: Living Under The Velvet Paw and other fabulous prizes!

All you have to do is answer these questions:
1. Who is older: Target or Au?
2. Who was called Mr Snizzles as a kitten: Target or Au?
3. Who has a white tummy: Target or Au?

Also, Complete the slogan in less than 20 words:

I like Katz Tales because . . . . .

Please include your full name, address, telephone number and email address.

Entries may be emailed to katztales@lepak.com or posted to Katz Tales c/o Marshall Cavendish (M) Sdn Bhd, Bangunan Times Publishing, Lot 46, Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Batu Tiga, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Participants must live in Malaysia.

There are 3 first prizes:
· 1 copy of Katz Tales: Living Under The Velvet Paw
· 1 rock painting of your pet by Malaysia’s pet artist Suzi Chua
· Cat treats from Addiction
· A 35% discount voucher for any Marshall Cavendish titles under General & Reference Publishing

And 3 second prizes:
· 1 copy of Katz Tales: Living Under The Velvet Paw
· Cat treats from Addiction
· A 35% discount voucher for any Marshall Cavendish titles under General & Reference Publishing

The closing date is Friday 29 January 2010. Winners will be announced in Weekender on Saturday 6 February 2010.

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Ginger said...

The pet rock is just adorable.

Anonymous said...

Love the rock painting - nice contest.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

The pet rock is so pretty. It is nice to have something to remember
Scoop by.

I once had a cat who lived to be 21 years and three months. You can't imagine how I miss him. He died in November of 2001. There is still a huge empty spot in my heart.


The Chair Speaks said...

Wow, the prizes are so attractive that it makes me want to enter this competition.
The rock painting is lovely.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

*Jumps up and down in excitement*
I shall take part! I shall take part! I think I know who has a white tummy!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

I miss Scoop. I feel like I've known him for years. I lit a candle for him during the World Animal Day celebrations at the SPCA. I wrote "Scoop Boy" on the tealight.

Anonymous said...

OOOOOH I want to win! Sending entry right now!!!

Jenny said...

That rock painting looks awesome. Waiting till you get this going in Singapore!

Gattina said...

I used to do that too I mean transforming pebbles into cats especially around Christmas time and then I sold them. Now since 3 years I haven't done it anymore. The one you got is real good !

mummymeow said...

I hope KatzTales the book will be selling heaps and u will get to expand to other countries thereafter. I love ur book!

Pam said...

I love that pet rock! I can imagine one made to look like Sassie. You need to live in North America so I can enter too! : )

Anya said...

Je wordt nog eens wereldberoemd Ellen :-)
Het schilderij is prachtig !!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a wonderful painting Suzi did!

Mishkat said...

The rock painting is beautiful - and so is the photo of Scoop.

P.S. Many congratulations on your new books! We checked the previews for both of them and they look wonderful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Ellen, hello dear friends!
I miss you all so much!
Thanks a lot for your always kind comments!
wow cute contest!
I loved the picture!
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

Anonymous said...

omg ..love the rock!!
i love cats basically..and au is soooo cute...my mom's friend have a big black cat call panther.
he likes to eat and somehow already overweight!!
when we are eating he will make 'meow meow' noise.if ignore him he will scratch our backs ..he only eats nice fishes..cheap fish for him is a no-no@@