Our Crystal will receive one of 5 runner up prize in Boris Kitty's Birthday Contest. (Our original post is here.) Crystal won a hunting mouse. Not a real live squealing mouse but a squeaking one.. Jan would freak out if Boris sent Crystal a real live mouse. And you'd probably see her racing past your window -- no matter how far away you live. But a toy mouse to hunt. If Sam doesn't eat it first.
We want to thank all of you who voted for us in this contest. And it was entering this contest that helped us screw up our courage to enter Merci in the Cutest Dog Competition.
Boris has posted the winners here. The winner is #10 Sam the Cat. Congratulations to Sam, the runners up and to all the entrants. It was a fun contest and there were a lot of neat entries.
Of course, we're going to mention again that Merci needs your vote for the Cutest Dog Competition. We're not even close to having the most votes for this week. We need your vote every day. This week's competition ends Saturday and a new one begins Sunday with all contestants at 0. Since at least one dog has over 900 votes so far, zero sounds depressing.
Please click on the photo of Merci at the top of our sidebar or on Merci's personal voting link.
There have been a number of losses in the blogosphere again and although we don't always post them, we do visit each grieving blogger we are aware of.
We hope ML doesn't mind us borrowing this graphic, but we are typing this on Wednesday, just after learning that Charlie Taylor has had to be helped to the bridge. He is a good example of yesterday's Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Day. Charlie was an older cat -- 14 years old -- when his owner suddenly went into hospice. ML & Auntie Deb rescued him as soon as they learned he was alone in the home. No one knew he was there, so he got very sick and spent a long time at the vet's. Although he survived, it was discovered he was in renal failure that couldn't be treated because of heart problems. So each day was a gift to his family. And although their time with him was too short, they wouldn't have missed loving Charlie. If you haven't already, please stop by Missy Blue Eye's and leave a purr or two.