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Mama and Thomas thinking of an About.com Readers' Choice Award

We're dreaming of a Readers' Choice Award!

So, do you remember how we asked you to nominate Paws and Effect for Best Cat Blog in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards contest? Well, we’ve got great news:

We made the finals!

We’re so excited, our tails are twitching with love just thinking about it.

But we need your help. We need you to go and vote for us once a day, every day, until the contest ends on March 21 at midnight. Right now we’re way behind. And this kind of makes our whiskers droop, because the blog we’re behind is written by one of Mama’s friends (but we still want to win).

We love to give advice, so here are some tips on how you can remember to vote for us:

1. Schedule a task in your computer’s calendar software. Whether you use Outlook, iCal, or something completely different — just set up that recurring task and you’ll be well on your way.

2. Enter it into your phone’s calendar. That way, you’ll remember to vote for us even if you’re not in the office. And if you have a smart phone, you can even vote for us as soon as you get the reminder!

3. Put sticky notes near every computer you use. Oh, and near your colleagues’ and friends computers, too.

4. Write it on your forehead. Well, OK, maybe that’s not such a great idea.

Whatever you decide to do, please help us out. We’d really love to win the About.com Readers’ Choice Award for Best Website About Cats. There’s no money in it, but there are some mighty awesome bragging rights!

And while we’ve got you here, let us just tell you about a couple more things. Early next week, we’re going to have an awesome giveaway of The Tiniest Tiger’s Hipster Bag, filled with the same awesome goodies — including several hundred dollars’ worth discount coupons and goodies like Spirit Essences and a Tipsy Nip Tickle Pickle — given to A-list celebrities at a special red carpet Twitter party featuring our friends Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger, and Jackson Galaxy, host of the TV show My Cat From Hell. Mama says she’s going to use her Cat Power Tower discount coupon to get us a new cat tree for our new home. In April, we’re moving to a place Mama says is the biggest cat tree in the world!

And speaking of moving, we’d love your help with this special treat, too… but only if you can! No harm, no foul if you are unable or unwilling; we love everybody just the same. You see, we’re all glad to be moving, but Mama has issues with her back (what did she expect, standing on two legs like that?) and we want to help her hire some strong men and a big truck to get us to our new home. We’ve started a ChipIn to help pay for it, and if you can spare a couple of dollars, we’d love your help. And so would Mama!