Saturday, April 23, 2011

May Train - Paws for a Cause

This month we decided to pay tribute to our furry friends this month as here in Australia on Sunday 15th May all over the country the RSPCA Million Paws Walk will take place. This year will be Ciara's third and will be Jasper's first. All proceeds go to funding the RSPCA, of which Sydney's shelter is close to capacity at the moment and urging people who are looking for a pet to adopt one.

So I have used the colours from this years event, and the MPW website - you can check it out if you wish for information on exactly what the walk entails and how it works. It's a lot of fun for pet owners. The Million PawsPublish Post Walk is primarily for dogs, but it has at attracted all kinds of pets, as well as cats, in some of the more rural areas with horses, rabbits and the like. So feel free to make something in honour of our furry friends - dogs, cats, horses...anything with paws (well, hooves for I am constantly asked for kits on dogs, as there seem to be a lot of cat ones, but some other animals I am sure will be welcomed also.

You may make a sampler of a PTU kit you wish you place in store. For myself, I think all proceeds from the PTU kit will go to the RSPCA here in Australia. I encourage you to perhaps do the same in your own country, if you wish. These organisations are only very minimally funded by the government with the rest of their funds coming from donations and sponsors and events like the Million Paws Walk. is the palette and information.

You may make Tagger, Full Size, CU, QP's whatever you like - just be sure to let your visitors know what your items are!

You may call your kit/items anything you wish just so long as it fits into the theme.

NOTE: You have to be very careful with what you call things or use for supplies due to copyrights.

To take part you just need to stop over and join the group to be ready *s*

to fill out the database for the May participants (already in Database). I use this list for the Blog Roll and if your name is not on the list or preview in the Slideshow you will not be included.

You must upload your preview to the May Slideshow album created for the train at when it is completed.


1. Log in to
Log In details on Yahoo Group

2. Select Brat Pack at the top, then May TRAIN, and click OPTIONS (located to the right) and then EDIT;

3. Click BROWSE and locate your preview on your computer and upload;

4. In Caption/Tag Line BENEATH your preview (thumbnails at bottom of page) PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME (so I know whose preview is whose);

5. Click OK, then SAVE, then SAVE Slideshow (again)...and you're done!

Sign ups will end on 8th May
Previews to be uploaded to the photo album on Yahoo by no later than 11th May
Train departs Sunday 15th May - Midnight YOUR TIME (or anytime after Australian EST)
(so please bear in mind that departure times may differ from others)

Train will run for the duration of the month after which on the 1st of the following month your part is yours to do what you wish with - put it up for sale or keep it as a freebie.

Happy journeying with the Brat Pack!
Stina and Tooty