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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pet Photo Contest A Howling Success

Back to reality, after National Dog Week. Today also marks the first day of voting on our pet photo contest: SHOW US YOUR TONGUE.

VOTING POLLS ARE NOW OPEN!
Click on the tab "Show Us Your Tongue" at the top of my blog
POLLS CLOSE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 10:00 A.M (PST)

ONLY FIVE VOTES PER PACK/TRIBE/HERD/FAMILY etc. 

The results and the winners will be announced on
Dear Twinkie on Tuesday, October 5th


I can't describe what this contest meant to me. Sure, many of you are aware that it was a lot of work, but work is easy when it's fun. Speaking of FUN, that was the general consensus. I have read that word over and over again, and that and some dog caffeine, kept me going with a big smile under my whiskers.  I got several emails stating that getting the Show Us Your Tongue posts together was a lot of fun! That's like paying me in a million dog treats! I thank you all. 

I have a bit of 'splaining I want to do. One of the participants emailed their pet photos and added, "I hope this brings traffic to your site." This made me stop and think for a moment. These past few days, I've been pushing out of my mind a disturbing thought: I am not posting links to your blogs with this event. Of course, I never said I would, since this was a contest for any pet that wanted to participate, regardless of whether on not they had a blog. I do want to bring traffic to my site, don't we all? I would never, in my teacup chihuahua honor though, try to fool anybody. The proof is through GABE (the Global Animal Blogging Event). All the links are still up, and they will stay up for as long as it's within my power. One more thing. I think most of you know by now that Dear Twinkie, my Tuesday dog advice column "gives" links. I hope this answers evereybody's questions. It is all done in good faith in the animal blog-dom, or so I want to believe.

I thank you again for your entries, encouraging comments, and incredible support! I couldn't have done it without you and your tongues!

Now let's see who the lucky Yöghund winners are going to be . . .


Twinkie

33 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

Ut oh... to the voting booths we go
Snuggles
Benny & Lily

Sam and Pippen said...

Holy Guacamole, Twink! It looks like tongues are hugely popular in blogville! Thanks for the contest, the prizes AND all the hard work you did!

Sam and Pippen

Oskar said...

this just proves how much the blogging community loves you & and want to play along with your game.

Next time I'll promote it on Pet Blogs United & you'll get even more entries, BOL!

Thanks for all of your hard work,

Oskar

houndstooth said...

It was so hard to pick! We wish everyone good luck!

Bunny

Aksharaa said...

Thanks a ton, Twinkie. we are absolutely ok with your choice. sorry we couldn't reply earlier. just couldn't log in yesterday.

Wow!152 entries!how are we ever going to select five out of that?

we really appreciate all the hard work you had put up.
may the best tongue win,
wags, bud n gin

The Luke said...

What a fun contest and a difficult decision!

wif love from the Luke

Tessa the Maltese said...

Off to the polls we go....

woo woos, Tessa

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

This has to have taken an enormous amount of time for you to organize and present. We applaud you for that. Now off to try to vote - how to pick - how to decide - oh well, here goes.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lola said...

We can't imagine how much work this was. Just picking five doggies to vote for is almost making our brains explode. We don't mind about the links. We also don't care about winning or losing. It's all just been fun and thank you so much for doing all the work on this party.

lotsa licks, Lola

bichonpawz said...

This is REALLY going to be a hard contest to judge!! Thank you for letting us participate!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Cupcake said...

Voting was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Everybody's tongue looks so cute! Well, we're all winners because we're all friends with Twinkie!

Love, Cupcake

Maggie Mae said...

Twinkie!!

Dis voting stuff is gonna be really hard, all of da pictures is great! Tank youz fur all da fun and a job well done!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Doris Sturm said...

Where are all the photos? I can't figure out who's who -

Also, I can't find Gizzy in there, my wet pekingese in the sink photo?

I must be blind!

Lorenza said...

Twinkie!
Lots of tongues!
It is going to be hard!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie and Mitch said...

What tough choices!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

pam said...

DANG that's a lot of tongues.

We're so glad we didn't post a picture (ed note: you wouldn't give me one) because we woulda won... neener neener nobody else haves a black tongue neener...

Bobo and Meja

Life with 5 dogs said...

Thank You for taking the time to do this contest. I am sure it took alot of hard work.
Awesome Job!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome khollekhtion of tongues and such!

KHONGRATS TO WOO!!!!!!

How evFUR to decide???

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

mayziegal said...

Ohmidogness, Twinkie! That was SOOOO hard! There are so many super terrific entries! I wish I coulda voted for everybuddy. (But I didn't. We stuck to the rules.)

Thank you for doing this fun contest, Twink. You sure are a hard workin' chihuahua! Give your M a snuffle from me, too. Cuz she prolly worked pretty hard assisting you and stuff, too.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Ms. ~K said...

Wrooo wrooo,
Thanks for coordinating this fun contest!

kissa-bull said...

we're off to the voting polls
so much fun

pibble sugars, wee wiggles and pupperbreath licks
the pittie pack

Mr Koda MD said...

Phew! it was hard work to pick one to vote for... the entries to your contest are brilliant!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh 'dis was fun!!!! Me's has hard times picking...

two of 'da contestants are me weirdo sisters!! hu hu's...

Me Mommy wants me to say tank you for doing 'dis contest and for all 'dat you do!!!

Hugs!!!
Anakin Man

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - what a huge response. We are going to have to wait until we come off vacation to review all of the pictures and vote (that incredibly slow internet thing).

Sonic said...

Voting is fun!

Sonic

Joyce said...

I apprecitate your wonderful idea and time that went into this contest.
I entered our pups for fun and a moment to show off them off. Enjoy! xo

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Twinkie we do think it is so much fun! And well, especially as cats, we really did just enter for the fun of it. Not that we wouldn't like to win (we have doggie cousins who would love the treat) but well, with all the doggies entering we know that our odds are slim - but hey, that doesn't make it any less fun for us - plus we love to see all the pictures! Especially when we go "hey, we know them!"

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my cats Twinkie...you and mom must be crossed eyed after posting all those pictures....
Good grief is is going to be heard to vote....so many long tongues, short tongues, curly tongues, wet tongues, speckled tongues.....
Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

Twinkie mom and I hate to be dense.........butt where to we vote?
Madi and Mom

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hi Twinkie! I will go vote! Sorry7 I hasn't beed around alot lately, I lost my interets and then hasn't got you in my reader thingy! I missed the contest, but I just played the game for the fun of it. Here you go!
http://ludwigvanpup.blogspot.com/2010/09/tongues.html
~lickies, Ludo

Twix said...

Thanks for hosting a great contest! You my dear are one popular pup....look at all those tongues!
I do have a question..... and I'm afraid I might be a little thick here since it doesn't look like anyone else has questions. BUT, on the 5 votes we are allowed, does that include like grandma and other human friends? Or do they each get 5 votes? Does that even make any sense? I'm waiting for your answer before voting ;o)
You rock, girl!
Snuggles,
Twix

Sagira said...

Look at all those cute photos...WOW!

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