Hello, Kitten Academicians!
Today is the one-year anniversary of the Kitten Academy Live Stream on YouTube! We started the live stream when our first momcat, Hazel, gave birth to seven beautiful baby kittens. At the time, we could never have anticipated all the wonderful support and encouragement we've received from all of you! We'd be fostering kittens no matter what - but it's all of you who make Kitten Academy special.
We didn't plan a party or anything, but once again, all of you have come to the rescue by sending an amazing number of letters! So our anniversary celebration will be a special mailbag segment, where we read your letters on the live stream. That will be live at 18:00 KATZ. I know that's kind of late for our European fans, but it's a regular working day for us during the day, so that's about the earliest we could find enough spare time in the day. If you can't join us live, we'll be sure to archive the event so you can view it later!
In addition, Sarah Donner (warning: link contains PG-13 language!) -- friend of the Academy, kitten foster, and woman of many artistic talents -- has generously offered to produce a music video for all of us! We thought it might be fun to have a little contest - we've got a whole bunch of Sarah Donner CDs and Kitten Academy swag to give away. So here's what we'll do! If you have an idea for the music video - any ideas at all for lyrics, themes, video to incorporate, big or small, tweet it at us using the hashtag #donneracademy and if it gets used, we'll send you something! Exactly what will depend on how many ideas Sarah ends up using. If we end up with just a few winners, we'll send them a bunch of stuff - if we have a bunch of winners, then we'll spread the stuff out a little. And if we have stuff left over, we'll send it to the ideas we liked the most that didn't end up getting used!
Here's a couple of rules I think we need to mention to help keep it fair. Firstly, if more than one person tweets the same idea, then the credit will go to the first! Secondly, if you don't include the hashtag #donneracademy, it doesn't count. Next, it would be great if we can private message you on Twitter if you win, so we can ask you for a shipping address. If you are a winner, we'll tweet you and you can private message us, but if you take too long to respond, we'll probably have to move on. So enable private messages!
We'll allow entries for the next week - from April 20th through April 27th. After that, Sarah will work her creative magic with no rush - so it'll be done when it's done! It could take a while to get it right.
So, get creative, and tweet at us! Thank you all so much for helping to make our first year a fantastic experience. We hope for many more great years, together with all of you!