Project FUR Japan

Back on the topic of fund raising for Japan, this is the VKC’s site at Project Fur Japan (good work Aztek) which is raising funds for the animals caught up in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Enrico has re-released the Polar Bear and the Penguin for the duration of the event and he is donating all the proceeds from the sales of dogs in all the parks to the cause this week. The donations from the dog sales finish Saturday 9 April 2011, but the VKC Polar Bears and VKC Penguins are available for the rest of the month.

Project Fur Japan is being run by Blazin Aubret, Sanura Snowpaw and Tristan Careless. The creators who are selling their things at this event are donating 100% of their sales to the cause.   Please come and visit the sim.  I think this is a great cause, it is important to look out for the animals and the pets too and I like to think that if something bad happened to me, people would rally round and look after Logan so that she wouldn’t go short of a bag of chips and a cup of tea here and there and a sack of straw to sleep on.

In this photo you can see a glimpse of the aisles of vendors and get an idea of the scale of the event. The sim is quite often very busy and you might have to be patient to get it. But all those hundreds of visitors can’t be wrong.

If you look really hard, lean forward and squint a bit maybe, you can see Enrico Genosse himself in this photo. He is sitting in front of the dog house on the left, taking a short break after inspecting the display.

On the right side, next to the bog dog house where Icicle the Polar Bear has been sleeping, you can see the two special project fur items by Vavoom! Chiva adapted these specially for Projedt Fur.

There is a limited edition Fuzzbee Toy which your avatard can actually throw for the dog (it’s like this one, but with a Rising Sun theme instead) and there is a limited edition donut bed, also with the rising sun theme. These are available all month and the proceeds go to the charity. Vavoom! has also pledged to give the money from all her sales for the week to PFJ too, so visit a Vavoom! Store and get something new for your VKC Dog!

Logan’s store (which she insists on calling Sandry’s) is also represented at PFJ. Logan and I were inspecting the display where Tweety is in charge as usual and we noticed that the girl next door (AzaliaTsutsuji Bosatsu of {PHRESH}) was selling little birds that sit on your hand. Cool (-:

It’s a bit of a maze at the Project FUR sim and Logan and I soon got lost. So we staggered around for a bit and it wasn’t long before we found…

Blu had been there too to donate some things from the LogSpark Store.

…and Lail had been here with furniture, the sweat lodge and the VKC Dog necklaces (that’s necklaces for avatars not for dogs, just in case you were confused) and her cool new logo for La’Core, which is sort of like hard core but more comfortable and girly. Actually, now you come to mention it, it’s not like hard core at all really.

Just when we thought it was all over, we staggered around another corner and found that Hosanna had been here too with the new dog house from the Perky Puppy store. I read Hosanna’s literature about the house, she says:

“This dog house by QBMM Enterprises takes its form from an outbuilding to the northeast of the Wada house in Shiragawa, Japan. This outbuilding is a kura (倉 or 蔵), or traditional Japanese storehouse that was used to store valuables. What more fitting building could there be to house your precious pet?”

Perhaps I should get one of these to keep Logan in.


Finally, we found ourselves back at the VKC stand again where Chiva Vavoom had just popped in to say hello. We had been gone so long that the big brown dog house had been demolished and replaced with Hosanna’s new one by the time we got back!

Help Japan!

You may have seen the post on Logan’s web site about Tweety the Canary and how the proceeds of her sales are going to the Pacific Crisis fund raiser for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Tweety is also contributing to the Help Japan appeal.

There are dozens of other people contributing of course, you can see all their great stuff at their stores in Chirihama or on their Flickr Group.