AND THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
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|
WE NEED SOMEBODY, NOT JUST ANYBODY
|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.