Monday, March 4, 2013

Paws with a Cause ~ Interview with AR Von

As part of my Paws with a Cause Interview week, I'm welcoming AR Von. She's a new author, indie author advocate and blogger who loves dragons. Today, she is sharing a little about her fur baby, Cyan. And what a cutie she is! Welcome to PRaB!

Baby Cyan

Tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, age, occupation, where you live). I’m 39 years young. I was born in Manhattan, raised in the Boogie Down Bronx and currently live in Port Jervis, NY. Currently I write reviews, love to hike (weather permitting), love to exercise, and recently made the ranks of author (woot!) When no one is looking I dance my butt off with the loudest volume my pc (with subwoofer) can muster and LOL at myself. So much fun! If anyone happens to pop in on me and watch me expel my extra energy. I just laugh even harder J

How long have you been a fur mommy? All my adult life           

How many fur babies do you have? Names? Breed? Ages? I have 1 fawn Chihuahua named Cyan (4 years young), a guinea pig named Spotacus (1 year young) and 2 cockatiel’s, 1 male, 1 female named Peanut (7 years young) and Sushi (11 years young). I know birds don’t have fun, but they’ve been in our family since they were 3 months old. Love them so!

What is your favorite part about being a fur mommy? Least favorite? My favorite part is just having her and experiencing all of the love and affection she has for such a small package. Least favorite… Taking her out for potty time in below freezing temperatures -lol

Snow Baby Cyan
What is your favorite breed of dog or cat? I love both. But sadly cannot have cats because my boys are allergic. But to give you an answer, it’s dog and Chihuahua is my breed or choice (one day I’d like a French Bull dog).

Do you dress your fur child(ren) in clothing? Oh yes!!! I have to. She looks so very purdy J
What is your favorite memory of your fur baby? I have many. Best my favorite is of her reaction to seeing snow for the first time of her life. Priceless!

I'm too precious for my dress!!!!!
How would you categorize your fur baby’s temperament (happy, cranky, spunky, etc.)? She is the most fun loving and happy fur person I’ve ever met! She’s my furry soul mate.

Do you have any advice for those who may be thinking about fur mommy but still aren’t sure? Yes, I do. Patience treats you in kind. They learn, they want nothing more but to please YOU. Just remember everyone makes mistakes, human or otherwise, it’s how things are learned. The love you’ll receive from your furry son/daughter in return, is the most incredible feeling!

Thank you for being part of Paranormal Romance and Beyond’s Paws with a Cause Blog Week, AR. Thank you for having me!

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Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. 
PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy.  Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some.  Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen.  PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.
Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

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We will have 4 winners for the main giveaway.
We have 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
Also we have 2 huge boxes of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies and Bitten by Paranormal Romance for US residents only.

Good luck to all and thank you for helping make this fundraiser a success.  


  1. Thank you for having me and my babies on your blog :)

    1. I enjoyed learning more about the precious Cyan. What a cutie!