Cyndi: Well, we did it. We lost what was left of our combined mind. Yes, we made a slide show/video and posted it on YouTube for all the world to see -- if they care to.
Sam: We think it would be neat to see Merci win the Cutest Dog Competition. Even a weekly competition. Or the semifinals. Or... dare we mention the finals?
Cameron: But we believe Merci is the cutest dog entered. Even if Jan does oooh and aaaah over some of the other photos.
Cyndi: Let's face it, furries are all just so darned cute. Who can resist us, even if when we're in competition with one another.
Crystal: We still intend to donate $50 to a blogger or animal group in need at the time if we win a $500 weekly prize. We see all these folks promising to donate most or all of it to a shelter or rescue group if they win, and it's great they can afford to do that -- actually, we would love to do that -- but the reality for us is that funds are low and Jan has 9 of us to provide for. So we pretty much have a mini "rescue" of our own here.
Cyndi: And since no one would hire employees with 4 left paws and no opposable thumbs, we have to be creative -- or in Merci's case, be cute.
Buddy: Jan took some video snippets of Merci yesterday that we were going to combine into one video, but they would only download from the camera as Quick Time .mov files and no other program we have can read them. So we ended up trying to learn Jan's new PSE6 to make a slide show of photos from scratch.
Percy: That's a hoot. Jan is still trying to figure out their organization page and we've made a movie -- sort of. Not a good one, but, hey, we're cats and dogs.
Rusty: Then we discovered we could turn the slide show into a video to upload to YouTube.
Cameron: Anyway, this is our movie debut. You'll be able to tell who the director was when you watch it. (He's kind of in disguise.)
Cotton: If the video won't play or you'd just like to laugh at our YouTube video page, click here.
Buddy: Hopefully, the Cutest Dog Contest has worked out the kinks or at least most of them and the voting will go smoother. We have been asked what the contest is for but we didn't know the answer. The CDC has now posted a good explanation on their blog. You can read it here.
And while we're on the subject, Merci's personal voting page is:
JFF -- Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam