Thursday, February 10, 2011

DISAPPOINTED BUT HOPEFUL

AND THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
Hey Hounders,
Alex here and I'm a bit down.  I made the selections and entries for this year Mango Minster 2011 competition and right now I'm so disappointed, and peeved,  that I'd qualify to win next year's Bad Sport category.  I made two entries and half of the results are now in.  Well the Good Old Boy competition ended today and Jubal was left out in the cold (figuratively - not literally); he was robbed (again, figuratively - not literally).  There were 20 entrants in the category and 476 Reader votes were cast.  Reader votes were not a consideration criteria (OBVIOUSLY) for winning except for the Readers Choice award in each category.  There are only 3 winning positions per category.  In the Good Old Dog category Judge Thor's 1st place winner garnered 31 votes, 6% of the total.  The second place winner had 6 readers votes; 1% of the total.  The third place winner had 20 votes; 4% of the total. There were two Honorable Mentions; one had 11 votes, 2 % of the total and one had 4 votes, 0% of the total.  The highest vote getter (Rusty, a handsome Siberian Husky), the Readers Choice winner, had 129 votes which is 27% of the total, yet, surprisingly, he didn't qualify in the judge's decision for any of the 3 winning positions.  

 



  
Our brother Jubes didn't win. place or show so we're all a bit disappointed.  He did however have a good voter turnout (107 votes; 22%) so we want to thank all of ya'll that took the time and effort to cast a vote for him; we certainly do appreciate it.  Just like the Red Sox and Patriots say: wait til next year.
On the hopeful side, Patti Whackit is entered in the Insane Cracker Dog category which has voting on Friday and 1/2 of Saturday.  So if you get the chance please give our sis a vote.  She'll have a different judge in her category but we really haven't figured out the winner selection criteria; but we all know that Patti is truly a Whackit.  She's always in all of faces and we each have to occasionally remind her that she is the newest and youngest of TBH.  I frequently have to spit in her face and swat her snout to tell her to back-off.  So hopefully Patti do better in the judges eye than Jubal did.   
On to more important matters.  Homer J. has requested to make his input.  Go ahead Homer; the floor is yours.
Homer J. here.  Thanks Big Al.  I know that the floor is mine, I've got it covered; at least the portion over by the warm air vent.  Anyway, we've had input from a few followers that say that we can increase our vote tally in The Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge.  If your PC has multiple web browser software installed, you can vote from the PC on each of the different browsers.  You can cast a vote from MS Explorer/Bing, from Google Chrome, from Mozilla/Firefox etc.  And you can vote more than once a day if you allow 8-12 hours between voting and you can vote from different PCs, laptops and mobile devices.  (Did I say that right, dad?)   Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary is still in second place in the West Virginia quest for the $1,000.00 grant BUT we've been closing on the state leader for the last 3 days now.  So please, please, please...let's keep it up.  You've done a lot but now I need ya'll to do more.  You've been trying hard but now I need ya to try harder.  It's more important to vote as much as you can and as often as you can (according to Hamish and Sophie that's called Chicago voting) in the Shelter Challenge than it is to even think about the Mango Minster 2011 competition.  One is just a fun game but the other is a life and death situation that most certainly is NOT a game.  I know.  I was rescued by Almost Heaven and whisked out of a high kill shelter by the graying hairs on my chinny-chin-chin just as my allotted time was expiring .  And here I am harassing youse guys to help us out - yet again.  Who'd a thunk it, Wally?  And that's the way it is.
- Alex P. Kitten and Homer J.

Homer J. and Alex
 ASK IF YOU CAN
 
HELP!

WE NEED SOMEBODY, NOT JUST ANYBODY
WE'RE LOSING BADLY - PLEASE HELP US

YOU KNOW WE NEED SOMEONE
WON'T YOU PLEASE, 
PLEASE HELP ME?
HELP ME, HELP ME.


THE AHGRRS RESCUE WAGON
PLEASE DON"T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE'S SHELTER CHALLENGE  AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN EVERY DAY; EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN CHICAGO.

WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR VOTE TODAY, WE ARE STARTING TO CLOSE THE GAP ON #1 IN WV 

THANK YA'LL FOR YOUR VOTE 

If you try to leave a comment on our blog but are unable to, please drop us a line at:

bumpasshounds@hughes.net 
so that we know we have a problem and can try to fix it.  

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PLEASE VOTE FOR AHGRRS


The above link will take you to the Animal Rescue Site where you will get to click to donate a free bowl of food to homeless animals. After you do that you will be presented with a "Thank You" page; at the top center of that page please click on the "VOTE TODAY" button. That will then take you directly to the voting page. The only information that you need to enter is to select "WV" as the State from the drop down menu and enter "Capon" for the City. Then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing "Almost heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714." A "VOTE" button will also appear. Click on that "VOTE" button. After you vote you will see a confirmation page that requires you to identify an animal photo; this eliminates illegal machine voting. The answer is simply the type of animal that you see; dog, cat, turtle, fish, cow, etc. - not a specific breed. You can cast one vote everyday from as many different computers to which you have access. Actually, you can vote in the early morning and then again in the evening; you can also vote from different browser such as MS-Explorer, Yahoo, Firefox and Google Chrome. Voting will run for 10 weeks.  You can have the Animal Rescue Site send you a daily reminder to "click" for free food; then you can vote in the All-Star Shelter Challenge. The more friends you can rally to vote the better our chances of winning. Every vote, every day, every computer - counts. 
In the West Virginia state competition, as of 2/10/2011, AHGRRS is in 2nd place but finally starting to close the gap a bit. We can get back to #1 again over a few days if ya'll don't give up your effort---- VOTE  We've got 17.41% of the WV vote today, up from yesterday when we had 17.31% ;  #1 has 24.62% and yesterday they had 24.71%.  There's now a 7.21% gap (7.40% yesterday) which we, hopefully, can continue to close in with just a week of heavy voting. We're now at #117 nationally; yesterday we were #116.  The WV #1 shelter is at #64 nationally (yesterday #61); now 53 spots ahead of us; it was 55 spots ahead of us yesterday. We are truly appreciative of your voting efforts on our behalf.  Please, let's keep up the surge.
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP
VOTE
AND PLEASE TRY YOUR DARNEDEST TO GET OTHERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS, TO ALSO VOTE

9 comments:

Sierra Rose said...

Hi sweet friends! Just went over and voted for AHGRR. :)
We are sadly not finding enough time to participate in the MangoMinster contests ...so, haven't voted nor put too much attentions to the contest referees. Just hoping it is a fair contest and all participating find it fun.
Wish we could give each and every one of you big hugs!!!! Blessings.

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Sheila and Bob said...

Recount, Recount, Recount, Jubal we were so hoping that you would come out on top.
Patti-Wackit will be getting our vote, and also we continue to vote for Almost Heaven.

If the voting had taken place in Chicago, a few dog biscuits here, a few dog biscuits there and you would have received all the votes you needed.

Hamish & Sophie

JackDaddy said...

Well, I'm all confused. I thought it was all the voting that counted.
Well, Jubal won in our house. I hope that counts for something!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I so hope Jubal finds some khonsolation in knowing he was nosed out by such a Siber challenger with such an almost appropriate kholour!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gus said...

Wow! Muzzer is glad to know about that 8-12 hour thing....now all we have to do is figure out how to keep her awake for 12 hours!

She thinks it happened to her once or twice, but we didn't believe it, we just put it down to (ahem) creeping old age.

Gotta go see if we can resurrect Mozilla...Fire Fox crashes this 'puter.

gussie

Tank said...

I think Jubal was robbed too. I really don't understand MM judges. .. . I agree with Jack... why not just let the voters decide. At least then Jubal would have taken 2nd.

The Mom of the Bleu and also The Luke, who art in Heaven said...

I wish I was there to give the Jubal and Homer nose kisses. As you know, I'm a mushpot for the heart face!

I'm just dropping by to thank you for your support and leave behind big hugs, nose kisses and lots of love for all The Hounds and Kitties, too! (I hope you got my email, because my heart if full with thanks...).


With love from The Luke and The Bleu Mom

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We will add our vote at The Animal Rescue Site!

Thanks for the kind well wishes you left on my blog for my sister, Nuka's birthday! You helped us raise $100 for the rescue she came from. We appreciate your helping to make the day very special!

The Thundering Herd said...

Shrug - you are a winner in our book, Jubal! Rusty was honored to compete with you.

FOR CHANCE, GORDON, HOMER, RADAR, SPENCER, CHANDLER, MAXDOG, LUKE & BLUE, AND SO MANY OTHERS.

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