The Luck O’ The Irish!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all! Nurse Nancy is refreshed and energized after spending Saturday meeting thousands of folks along the streets of downtown Denver. That’s right, Nurse Nancy was in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Denver this past weekend. It’s one of the biggest St. Paddy’s Day parades in the country and I was out there with Bowser and some representatives from my network of clinics. I don’t know how many of you have actually been in a parade, this was my first time, and let me tell you, there’s a lot more to it than just showing up and handing out cat condoms to the throngs of parade watchers lining the sidewalks.


I showed up at the parade assembly location at 10am, just me and my Smart Car (named Smaarty, of course). Bowser was there, and Dr. Piccoli with Spay2Day as well as Colleen McManus from Downtown Animal Care Center. It was a beautiful day, and we just hung out for a while, waiting our turn to hit the parade route. It took a while, there were a TON of floats and organizations walking in this year’s parade. We had a great time hanging out with some of the 200 bicyclers that were slated to follow us along the route.

everybody loves Bowser


Bowser made friends with some St. Bernards during the day, and from the moment we got there, music was playing, people were dancing and adult beverages were being consumed by many of the participants. In fact, it looked like we were having more fun than those who had come out to see the parade. I have to say a big THANK YOU to the organizers. They were on top of everything, including getting a neat little car number for Smaarty and making sure we were taken care of while we waited.

When we finally did hit the parade route, it was incredible. Thousands of people cheering and waving and having a great time. We managed to get the Nurse Nancy banner strapped to the front of Smaarty right as we turned onto the route. It was delivered about fifteen minutes before we started moving, and thanks to some extra hustle from a Nurse Nancy supporter, we were able to get the banner, tie it to the front of Smaarty with some cute little green beads and we were on our way!

Kids and parents alike loved Bowser, and they really enjoyed the cat condoms. The parade itself is a bit of a blur. So many people, shaking hands, waving, smiling, I felt like a politician on the campaign trail. All that was missing were babies I could kiss. Suddenly, it was over. We rounded 17th Avenue in front of Union Station, passed by the Wynkoop and disappeared behind Fodo’s next to Coors Field. The crowds vanished and the parade was over. I couldn’t believe it went so fast.

Hopefully we reached some folks. Certainly we didn’t have time to talk to everyone to tell them about the benefits of spaying and neutering pets. But if we reached even just a few folks, got them to check out my videos, log onto my website, visit my Twitter page or friend me on Facebook, it was more than worth it. And now that the parade is behind me, it’s time to get back to the hard work of preventing unwanted pet pregnancies.

I’ve been working hard to figure out a way to reward folks who get their pets fixed. I figure, the clinics in my network are already offering low, low prices on spays and neuters, so there has to be a way to motivate folks to get the deed done. It’s just my way of saying “thank you” for joining in the effort. With that said, I hopefully will have a big announcement to make in the next week or so. It’s all so very exciting. So make sure to keep an eye on this space for the big announcement and remember to tell your friends about Nurse Nancy.

Also, the next video in the new web-series is due to come out next week, so keep an eye out for that as well. Things are moving along and we’re growing all the time. If you haven’t joined the Nurse Nancy Nation, do so today, subscribe to this blog and tell everyone you know to get on board. Every friend and follower saves the life of a cat or a dog. We’re all in this together and we can make a difference!

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The Big Fix!

So it’s official…Nurse Nancy has hit the streets to fight pet overpopulation. In case you missed the most recent video, I’m on the trail of a missing, unfixed cat. Something nefarious is going on and, along with my new sidekick “Bowser” I plan to get to the bottom of it.

The new videos basically comprise a web-series, with a film-noir feel. But here’s the best part, YOU get to help me solve the mystery. Just keep watching the videos, and then keep following my blog, Facebook and Twitter pages for clues or directions of where to look for clues. We have some great prizes lined up for those that help me solve the mystery, including coupons for free food and drinks at local restaurants as well as discounts at local independent pet stores. There are only six videos on this series, and the clues will begin to come out after the second video in the series is released. So make sure to check back regularly for updates. Also, tell your friends or anyone who just likes a good mystery and get them in on the action!

You can see the first installment of the series here:

The next video will be out on March 21st, so don’t miss it!

Finally, if you live in Denver and want a chance to meet Nurse Nancy, get on down to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10am. I’ll be there with folks from my network of affordable spay/neuter clinics. We’ll have cat condoms, me on a truck and lots of cute cats and dogs to pet. As always, make sure to friend me on Facebook under NurseNancyPresents, on Twitter: @nursenancysays, subscribe to this blog and keep checking out the website, http://www.nursenancypresents.com.

See you all on St. Patrick’s Day and on the videos!

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It’s a Mystery!

Sometime there’s nothing better than good mystery. I used to stay up late at night when I was younger and read the old Sherlock Holmes mysteries. They were great. I’ve always been a big fan of those late Saturday night 40’s detective flicks. Maybe that’s why I ended up as Nurse Nancy. Fighting pet overpopulation is a bit like fighting crime. You might consider me a Spay and Neuter detective. I track down pets who haven’t been fixed and then try to get them in for a spay or neuter. It’s hard work, but someone’s gotta do it. But, like crimefighting, one person can’t do it alone. I mean, I AM only one nurse. Fortunately, I have help. I have ten clinics backing me up in my crusade to get cats and dogs spayed and neutered. They’re all high-quality, affordable clinics who are on the front lines of the fight. With that in mind, I sat down and started thinking about my next series of videos.

I like hitting the streets, searching for unfixed pets wherever they may be. So this time, I’m showing the more active side of Nurse Nancy. Plus, you get to see my new sidekick, “Bowser.” He’s a loveable yellow lab and is a great addition to the team. The problem is, I seem to have stumbled onto a case that is a real baffler. See, a cat is missing and no one knows where she went, and…well…see for yourself. This is episode 1 of my new web-series, “The Big Fix!”

As they might say on Scooby-Doo, “Wowsers!” Here’s the thing. I’m going to need your help on this one. Keep coming back and watching the videos, and look for clues that might help me find out where Muffy is, who might have taken her and why. Once we have the suspects sorted out, you can help me find the culprit. I’ll have more details coming up, but just know that there’s a juicy reward for the person who solves the mystery.

Of course, you can also visit the websites of the clinics that are part of Nurse Nancy’s network. You’ll find them on my website at http://www.nursenancypresents.com. You’ll also find clues at my Twitter account; @nursenancysays. And of course, I’ll be updating the case on my Facebook page. So get on board, help me solve this mystery and together we can put an end to pet overpopulation.

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Next, on a “very special” Nurse Nancy…

What a day! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I’ve always been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. The chocolate, the flowers, the romance…ahhhh. So much fun. It’s a particularly fun day when you get to spend it with a bunch of loving dogs and cats. Of course, this February, there’s another holiday that’s worth remembering, especially if your name is Nurse Nancy.

Spay Day is coming. It’s right around the corner. It’s a national effort to raise awareness of spays and neuters in an effort to fight pet overpopulation. Clinics around Colorado are getting into the act with Spay Day specials and discounts. As you might have guessed, all of the clinics that have joined me in my effort to increase spays and neuters are also involved.

I had planned a nice quiet day at home for this Valentine’s Day with my closest friends, but one of my cats had a different idea. She left a little surprise for my dog Jackson and the next thing you know, we were on a quest to find a special Valentine’s Day surprise. And it was quite an adventure, let me tell you. Well, it’s better just to show you, actually, so here is the video I shot about “Jackson’s Special Surprise.” Enjoy!

Such a cheeky cat. Jackson’s doing allright, but boy, was he surprised. It’s all good, though. Nothing could be better than being fixed on Valentine’s Day, that’s what Nurse Nancy says, anyway. Of course it was really a “Spay Day” gift. And speaking of “Spay Day” gifts, what could be better to give your pet on Spay Day than an affordable, high-quality spay or neuter. Remember to find me on Facebook, and join me on Twitter at: @nursenancysays. And of course, you can find all of the clinics that are part of my network on my website, http://www.nursenancypresents.com. There’s a clinic near you, so get on out there, sign up for an appointment and get your pet spayed or neutered this Spay Day!

It’s quick, convenient and affordable. Help me spread the word and help me save lives by fighting pet overpopulation!

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King of the Hill!

No, I’m not talking about that crazy little cartoon based somewhere in Texas with a creepy fixation on propane and propane accessories. I’m talking about a hill of kittens and puppies. I know, that sounds strange, but take a look at this picture and tell me that it doesn’t resemble a kind of bizarre game of king of the hill.

I have to thank “Dogs and Cats 101, with Jan Marlyn Reesman” for this graphic. Click here to see her site.

You might have seen something like this before. One cat or one dog sitting atop a pile of cute little kittens or puppies. I mean, hey, it’s a powerful image, right? Of course it is. But I think the more powerful impact of this graphic is the sheer number of kittens or puppies that can result from one single unspayed cat or dog. Think about it. One single uspayed cat can spawn eight million kittens in eight years. Let me say that again…EIGHT MILLION!

I get asked all the time why I devote my time to handing out condoms and working so hard to prevent unwanted pet pregnancies by pushing spaying and neutering. Well, that graphic and those numbers say it all. Let’s assume that the majority of those kittens end up without homes (as studies show). Heck let’s say half end up in loving homes. That’s still four million kittens that end up on the streets, breeding and, more than likely being euthanized by municipalities across the country.

Four million cats and dogs, and that’s a pretty low estimate by some accounts, destroyed over the course of eight years. I cry every time I think about it. And then I get angry. Spaying and neutering saves lives, millions of lives. Spaying and neutering means more pets can find loving homes. Spaying and neutering means millions, maybe billions saved in taxpayer dollars not spent on catching, processing and euthanizing cats and dogs.

It’s such a simple, quick and affordable procedure, too. I have assembled a wonderful group of clinics across the Front Range of Colorado that provide spaying and neutering services at costs everyone can afford. There’s no excuse for not having a pet fixed. This is why I work so hard. This is why this matters so much. Nurse Nancy, you, your friends, everyone you know stands on the front lines of the problem of pet overpopulation. So help me spread the word, join my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter: @nursenancysays, and keep following this blog for updates and articles. Also, check out my website, http://www.nursenancypresents.com for a list of all of the participating clinics. Forward them to your friends and let them know about this campaign. Every little bit helps.

And from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for being involved.

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The All-Knowing Swami

When I was a kid, I used to watch The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Every now and then, he’d do a bit called the Great and All-Knowing Swami! He’d don a turban and cape, hold an envelope to his head and amazingly give the answer to whatever the question was that was in the envelope. It was funny, I liked it. But ever since then, I’ve always wanted to do something like that. You know, have people ask me questions and then I’d give amazing answers.

As it turns out, I don’t have psychic abilities like the Great Swami, but I DO have a lot of answers to give, particularly when it comes to the topic of spaying and neutering. Recently, I had an opportunity to live out my childhood dream by answering a few viewer questions. See, I get asked a lot of questions. People want to know WHY spaying and neutering is so important, WHY it matters, when is the best time to get a pet fixed. But every now and then I get some different types of questions.

Today, I thought I’d pass along some of the questions I’ve received in my emails and on my Twitter and even on Facebook. As you’ll see, I’m just a plethora of good information and don’t I look good on camera? So if you ever want to know how early a pet can get pregnant, or why spaying and neutering your cat can help you earn that much-needed promotion, check out the video below.

Now, wasn’t that interesting? And I have to say, I think I looked great on camera. I was just like Johnny Carson, only without the turban, or the cape, or a sidekick, or a nationally televised late night…well, you know what I mean.

By the way, I was serious at the end there. Please keep the questions coming. You can reach me at email at nursenancypresents@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @nursenancysays, and of course I’m always on Facebook. Keep spreading the word about Nurse Nancy and help me fight pet overpopulation. Every friend and follower saves the life of a cat or a dog in the U.S. by letting others know how important this issue is.

Anyway, stay tuned here for more updates, Spay Day specials in your area and all the deals going on at a spay and neuter clinic near you. Check out my website for clinic locations; http://www.nursenancypresents.com. And remember, spaying and neutering is quick, simple, and most importantly, affordable!

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Look Who’s Back!

Wow, hey there everyone! It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve sat down and written something here. No excuses, just life getting in the way. But, as you know, Nurse Nancy never stops promoting spaying or neutering. Since we last spoke in mid-December, I’ve been out tracking down partners, coming up with new video ideas and working hard to fight pet overpopulation. While I might have been out of sight for a bit, a lot of very cool stuff has happened in the world of Nurse Nancy!

First, Nurse Nancy made a new friend in the world of spaying and neutering. HelpJoey.com is a website out there that does a great job of raising awareness about spaying and neutering. While I prefer my condoms, Joey uses Chastity Collars to get his point across. They’re kind of like chastity rings for teenagers, but, you know, for pets. He has some videos of his own up on his website, and as I look ahead to continuing my video series, we’re in talks right now to perhaps do a joint video. Keep your fingers crossed as I think it would be a great collaboration. I’ll let you know when something happens there. In the meantime, check out his site.

Speaking of videos, as I said, I’m preparing to release the next batch of videos in my series. I’m very excited about them as you’ll see a different side of me than you might be used to. But I wanted to get you, my readers, involved in my next video adventure. Through the month of February, I’ll be taking ideas for one of my videos. The rules are very simple:

1. Videos can’t be longer than 90-seconds long.
2. Videos must have a spay and neuter message for both cats and dogs.
3. You must be willing to have the Nurse Nancy intro attached to the video
4. Keep it clean
5. Be creative: The funnier and more interesting the video, the more likely it is to get seen online.

The winner will receive $100 and will be credited for creating the video. I’m very excited about this, and I can’t wait to see all the entries. How’s THAT for something new and different? It’s been an incredible few months since I started on this project and I couldn’t be happier about the results so far. But in order to make a real impact, Nurse Nancy needs your help. Tell the world about the video contest, let your friends and followers know about Nurse Nancy, my videos, my website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Hopefully we can grow to such a size that Nurse Nancy and the message of spaying and neutering cannot be ignored.

In the coming months, there will be many more contests, challenges and opportunities to do your part to help Nurse Nancy fight pet overpopulation. I sincerely hope you join with me and help make the world a better place for pets and pet owners alike. I have a wonderful assortment of affordable, high-quality clinics involved in the fight. You can find one of the clinics nearest you at my website, http://www.nursenancypresents.com.

Oh, and finally, before I go, remember, Spay Day is coming up, and all of the clinics are offering amazing deals on spays and neuters. So get online, find a clinic and make a reservation to have your pet fixed. If your pet is already fixed, you probably know someone who’s pet needs to be spayed or neutered, so let them know, get them involved. Spaying and Neutering is simple, affordable and quick. As an example, one of the clinics, The Feline Fix, a program of RMACA (Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance) is offering 10$ spays and neuters on all cats. You just can’t beat that deal!

I’m looking forward to hearing from all of you. Send your feedback here, or email me at nursenancypresents@gmail.com. You can send your video submissions there as well. It’s a new year, and Nurse Nancy is back and she’s on a mission!

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