Crystal and Buddy have returned from the Hams of the World Tour. Shhhhhhhh, we have to type quietly. They're sleeping it off in a corner. Too much excitement -- not to mention too much ham -- in a short time.
As to Buddy's suitcase of ham for the Funny Farm, when the weinermobile litter room and vehicle were cleaned, the suitcase was left out of the fridge (what would you do if you found a suitcase in the fridge?) and all the ham ripened. It nearly hit Sammy in the head as it sailed out the window when Sammy drove around a curve on two wheels.
But the Meezers saved Buddy's day. They sent Buddy and Crystal home with extra hams for the Funny Farm.
Yesterday we read the blog post for the Cutest Dog Contest. Seven times we're told not to worry, cheaters won't win. And whoever wrote it is starting to take offense? Gee, golly, gosh, you think his (her?) feelings are really hurt?
What about all of us who were unable to vote or be voted for so much of the time these last weeks? What about our "feelings" when we post a comment on their blog about ourselves and our friends being unable to access Merci's page to vote and our comments are removed? So, hey, whoever you are that wrote that, we aren't the least bit concerned about your feelings.
The first week Merci was entered, she had 180+ votes the last time we checked. The next week she had 200+ the last time we checked. So, they're not particularly impressive numbers, but she was picking up voters.
And then...... we couldn't get through; Merci's voters couldn't get through. So Merci dropped down to 59 or whatever. And then they changed the rules so folks had to register and Merci's voters ran for the hills because they didn't want to give out their paid email addresses to what they thought might be someone collecting addresses to sell, and non-blogging folks don't want to be bothered with having to remember another password.
You can read their blog entry here. We sure hope they can stop cheaters and that no cheater wins. What surprised us is the remark that sometimes it isn't the entrant doing the cheating, it's a competitor padding the votes to get their rival disqualified. Why don't some of these folks put all that brain power they invest in cheating to a positive and honest use?
We hope many of you will resume voting for Merci daily and the CDC site will be accessible so voting won't raise voters blood pressure as it has been doing. That's been our big complaint -- not being able to access the CDC site to vote much of the time.
And with that said, vote MERCI. http://www.cutestdogcompetition.com/vote.cfm?h=194291465301F78C17ECD3F5BA4AB250
On another subject, please pop over to Angus Mohr's to vote on what color Huffle Mawson's new parsley pot should be. We hope this means the petition worked and Huffle's parsley pot is forthcoming.