I didn't know what happened to my Mom and brothers and sisters. I was lonely. One day this nice human found me in a cardboard box and took me to a place called St. Tammany Humane Society, and guess what! My tummy is full! I got a bath and a clean hat, and met a lot of other orphans who told me that I was at the largest no kill animal shelter in Louisiana. What's a Louisiana? The other orphans told me that wasn't important, that I would be loved and cared for, and maybe some nice family somewhere in the world would want me to be a part of their family, since I didn't have one of my own anymore. I got a clean, warm place to sleep because one of the other puppies got a home. What's a home? I never had one before. Maybe the nice folks at St. Tammany's will find me one in some foreign land where I will have to learn to bark in another language--they do that you know.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

And The Winners Are.....!

Just finished the drawing for the four lucky winners of tickets to Unleashed 2011!  For privacy, I will only publish first name and last initial, but you know who you are!  The tickets are in the mail!  Lucky winners are:

Brittany M.
Beverly M.
Alexis G.
Sandra T.

Thank you all so much for participating!  Loving the wonderful total!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No Ticket? No Problem! Win One October 25!!!

BIG FABULOUS DRAWING!  Four lucky winners will attend St. Tammany Humane Society's Event:  UNLEASHED-"Bash on the Bayou" on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Castine Center in Mandeville, Louisiana.  Oh, and did I mention MEET IAN SOMERHALDER!

Cost to enter the drawing: any donation $5 or above (higher donations appreciated)!  Missed out on Vampire Diaries conventions because of the cost?  What a great bargain! Just $5 enters you in the drawing (or those generous souls can open your heart and your wallet and donate more!), four winners to be announced on October 25!  That's SOON!  Hit the DONATE button NOW and enter your information!

These tickets are PREFERRED SEATING! You will be sitting closer to Ian's table than you would with a regular general admission ticket! Closer to Ian--photo ops!  Cuddle ops (hey, take a look at my profile pic--this could be YOU)!

Check the Event Poster above. Three great bands!  Dancing!  Silent Auction!  Open bar!  Catering by some of New Orleans most famous restaurants!  Make new friends and meet old friends, both human and furry!  Face value of each ticket is $75 in advance, $100 at the door (if there are any left), so this is a great bargain and a great way to contribute to this worthy cause.


Not only do you get to have a great time at Unleashed with Ian; but you will also be helping homeless animals!

St. Tammany Humane Society is the only non-profit animal sheltering and welfare organization serving St. Tammany Parish, and they rely primarily on the assistance of the community they serve to care for the more than 1,000 orphaned pets that enter their shelter each year.  They offer a variety of services and have developed several programs to give these companion animals a second chance and a new leash on life!!

Don't miss this fun night of  great music, food, drinks and IAN! :)

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Nine Weeks and Counting!

We're only 9 weeks away from the big UNLEASHED 2011 event!  I need your help! As 1 of the "small" UNLEASHED Club 2011 members, I'm not reaching enough peeps with my site  http://smak-mak75231.blogspot.com.  I'm not selling bracelets, tee shirts, or anything but the joy of giving!  Please support St Tammany Humane Society and Ian Somerhalder!  Would love to have a higher total, and am in complete awe of those of you who got me past my goal.  I would appreciate if some of you fansites & bloggers would RT my site! Thanks!  By the way, I have four choice tickets at my table I might be willing to "donate" to nice supporters!

Friday, July 1, 2011

We Have A Winner!

For those of you following, late on the last night of the contest I received the largest donation to my June contest to win two HOT tickets to UNLEASHED!  While the donor prefers to remain anonymous, I can relate that she's from Little Rock, Arkansas!  I think a little "GO RAZORBACKS!" is in order!  Thanks so much to all of you wonderful individuals that made contributions during the month of June.  I had increased my goal to $2500 and I'm almost there--again!  Another huge SMAK! from the forever friends at St. Tammany Humane Society who will benefit so much from your generosity.  I'll be coming up with some more incentives, so keep watching for more opportunities!  And check out the new "Garden of Ian" idea STHS has come up with on their site. http://sttammanyhumanesociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=145&Itemid=160  Ingenious!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

What Are You Waiting For! Time Is Running Out!

I have had "tiny" response to my June contest to win two PRIME, up close to Ian, tickets to Unleashed. This is disappointing for someone who thinks he about hung the moon!  Where are all you guys!?  As it stands today, someone is getting two (2) tickets at a Club 2011 table up close to Ian for $20--can you believe it!  The tickets are worth $200 at the door!  I know it's a long way to travel for some, but I do have a suite reserved if someone needs a place to stay and wants to chip in.  I have seen a couple of ticket auctions turn out as epic fails, an I know we've been overshadowed by TVDEyecon and ISF Event in Atlanta only two weeks earlier--but you have Ian ALONE as a "captive" audience at Unleashed and are raising money for his hometown charity that he's been supporting since he was a child.  Won't you consider even a $25 donation to my Club 2011 site just for the tickets?  That's all it would take as of today's date to win these tickets.  I really don't want to sit alone!  This isn't like an e-bay auction where you need to wait till the last minute.  With the low response you could get two tickets for LESS than COST.  All proceeds go direct to St.Tammany, and I pay the PayPal fees out of my own pocket.  It would be nice if they even raised face value, which it $75 each.  Do it for the animals!  Hell, do it for Ian!  You are guaranteed to be breathing the same air as him for at least a couple of hours, and he loves it!  Last year he was like the Pied Piper leading women all over the floor!  Give it a chance!

While you're at it, take a look at ALL Ian's Club 2011 members on St. Tammany's website at http://www.sttammanyhumanesociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=118.  Pick one or more of them to help support.  We can't do it alone!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Win a Pair of Tickets to UNLEASHED 2011 NOW!!

The contest starts at midnight tonight Central Daylight time!  Big news!  New goal is $2500!  Thank you so much for all your contributions to STHS that helped me reach my original goal.  We're over the top!

The single highest donation by an individual person to SMAK! during the month of June will receive a PAIR (that’s TWO, count ‘em, TWO!) regular admission tickets to St. Tammany Humane Society’s UNLEASHED - Bash on the Bayou [The Sequel] with Honorary Chairman Ian Somerhalder.  This could be a REAL STEAL!  The tickets are valued at $75 each (in advance---$100 each at the door).  That’s a potential value of $200!  Since SMAK! hasn’t had a lot of traffic lately, that could mean you pick up a pair of tickets for A SONG!  It’s up to you--could go for $5 or $500.…all depends on how big a hearts people have!  100% of all donations made to SMAK! go to St. Tammany Humane Society to benefit homeless animals and animal rescue, and are TAX DEDUCTIBLE for U.S. residents!

UNLEASHED is Saturday, November 12, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Castine Center in Mandeville, Louisiana (just across Lake Ponchartrain from New Orleans).  Some of the most prestigious restaurants in New Orleans provided the catering last year, as I’m sure they will again!  Live music (3 bands!), silent auction, great food, open bar, meet your Twitter friends, meet members of the STHS Staff and some of their cuddly guests, and best of all….IAN SOMERHALDER!

As a guest of one of St. Tammany Humane Society’s Ian Somerhalder Club 2011 members (Me!), you and your guest will be in “choice” seats--much closer to “the action” than regular general admission!  Does that sound like fun, or what?  As soon as I receive the tickets (sometime in July); I will mail them to you--free of charge!  Anywhere in the world!  BTW, these are tickets for the EVENT only; transportation and hotel accommodations are your own responsibility.

STHS is the largest non-profit, non-governmental no kill animal shelter in Louisiana (since 1953).  When space is freed up at the shelter itself, they go to other shelters to get animals that are on "death row" and bring them to their no-kill shelter to give them a chance of being adopted.  STHS has sent animals across the US to meet their new families (also sent them to as far as Costa Rica & Spain even).  Louisiana & the Gulf Coast have the highest overpopulation in the US for animals, meaning more animals are in danger of being euthanized.  This is more important than ever considering the ongoing flooding issues along the Mississippi River!  STHS gives unwanted, abandoned, and lost companion animals a second chance and a new leash on life!!

Something to keep in mind….I am allowed one “guest” for the exclusive Champagne Reception with Ian Somerhalder just prior to UNLEASHED….I have not yet invited anyone to accompany me.  Could it be you?  Would you like to discuss saving the planet?  Global warming?  Deforestation?  The Vampire Diaries?  

To make your donation, hit the DONATE button on the right!  If you would rather donate via regular check, you can do so.  Please send me an e-mail (see my full profile for e-mail address) and you can make those arrangements.  DONATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT, JUNE 30, 2011 TO QUALIFY.

Friday, April 15, 2011

SMAK!Down Challenge!

Today is U.S. Tax Day (well, you have until the 18th apparently) For all you folks that can thank the U.S. Government for using your money interest free all year, I'm reissuing my challenge.  I got a refund from Uncle Sam this year, and I put 10% of my tax refund in my Unleashed Club 2011 contribution fund.  I am challenging you all to do the same!  Hit the donate button!  It's tax deductible for 2011!