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March 18, 2011

#FollowFriday & a Top Ten Activist: #Pawcircle Peeps!

This #FollowFriday we are highlighting a movement on Twitter, the #Pawcircle.  We are awarding one of out Top Ten Awards to Dana Moody, who started the Pawcircle movement.

The Pawcircle is a warm place that sends healing thoughts to Anipals!  Highlighted in this blog, and people we recommend you follow are:

Dana, @danapixie, joined Twitter a couple of years ago thinking she would follow some cyclist and local news folks. They didn't tweet very exciting things so one day she started looking around to see who else was out there.  

She stumbled upon @sockington, A CAT that tweeted, and said some pretty funny things. So Dana started following him. And also looked around for some other animals. She soon found herself in the 'Anipal Community" These are dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, stuffed animals, you name it, that have typists, or staff, or mom/dad that type for them. She soon was following hundreds of them, and now most of the tweeple she follows are of the four-legged variety.

Dana was chosen the Coolest Human by the Anipal Academy in 2010!

The #Pawcircle started on Twitter. Two of Dana's friends @BigBoyBosco and @JinJinDoggy were chatting about another friend @BrunoTheDog, who wasn't feeling well. Bosco asked JinJin to take his paw and form a "pawcircle" for Bruno. JinJin put the hashtag on it ( #Pawcircle ) and quickly many anipals were joining paws in the #pawcircle. That is how it began!

"The #Pawcircle is a place on Twitter where we send good thoughts to those in need. If an anipal or human is not feeling well, or going through a rough time or if someone has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, #Pawcircle sends them healing thoughts. It a place where one can see who is hurting or see that someone is thinking of them." states Dana.

They send tweets out using the #pawcircle with the anipal/human's @username.
Anyone can tweet a pawcircle, but Dana will usually go thru and see who might need to be added and will tweet it.

There is also the Pawcircle Blog, that Dana maintains. It is basically the same information as is in Twitter, but in one spot. She has gotten requests from folks that have stumbled upon the blog or have seen mentioned elsewhere. No one is refused, and everyone is welcome to participate.

There are so many great people and animal organizations on Twitter, too many to list. But Dana's recommendations are:

@FrugalDougal and his mum do great work with organizing 'pawpawties'. Visit his Blog here.

@PepiSmartDog who himself is OTRB and helps so much those left behind when their beloved pet has passed. To visit their website click here.

And near and dear to Dana's heart is @AChanceForBliss which is where @HomerLePorc lives. Dana has visited there many times and it is a wonderful sanctuary. You can visit their site HERE.

There is also a #Pawcircle Daily Paper to read!

Congrats to Dana Moody for her work with the Pawcircle.  We indeed believe she is a GREATEST HUMAN winner too, as well as one of our Top Ten Activists for 2011!


  1. Terrific article. Dana gives so many comfort at a time when they need it.

  2. Fantastic news! Dana is also great friend to the people behind the anipals! GO DANA!!

    LUL Jazzy and dat Trea XXXX

  3. I am one of the proud to be able to say I am furriends with Dana on Twitter! She brings compassion and love every day that makes all of us feel special and loved.

    If there was a medal for Most Compassionate Purrson she would win it paws down!!


  4. Very cool! And concats to Dana!! She is very deserving of your award!One of the coolest people on twitter!

  5. Wow coolest human!! What a pawsome tribute to Miss Dana

  6. This is a wonderful article. Dana and the Pawcircle have been a great comfort to me and to most anipals. Just last night we had a real-time Pawcircle on Twitter, joining paws to pray for Japan.

    Concats, Danapixie!

    Cokie the Cat
    Editor in Chief
    The Anipal Times

  7. This is a wonderful article about a wonderful lady doing wonderful things! Dana (or Pixie as she is affectionately known by some) is a caring and loving human being that brings are great deal of comfort to everyone that needs it. We are honored and proud to call her a friend.

    Les, Smokey & Ody

  8. BRAVO!! Skye curtsey from all OTRB*. Scattering grace. xx~*ChatteMuse

  9. so proud of you bff pawsome. xoxoxo

  10. PAWSOME! Juss Pawsome!! Concats Miss Dana...Yoo so deserve dis award! LUV yoo tons! xxx, Leo

  11. We are so proud of you and the work you do to help ease aching hearts. High Paw!! I have posted to my FB page - everyone should see compassion in action! (((LOVE))))

  12. @PepiSmartDog = Dana you absolutely deserve to be honored in this way !! You do such a wonderful job of keeping #Pawcircle up to date at all times. Please never stop, as we all need your #Pawcicrcle. My family personally experienced it's tremendous power of comfort when I crossed OTRB; thank you for all you do !! Love you ! XXX