Micah: Why are we posting this picture again? Halloween is over.
Marcus: That's okay. I don't mind. Don't I look neat and handsome?
Cyndi: Neat? You destroyed the wig because you were too busy playing soccer to pose.
Rusty: That's water under the bridge now. We posted the picture again because we want to tell a story about Halloween.
Marcus: A story? How short is the story?
Cameron: What does it matter how short it is?
Marcus: I have to pee. So it matters a lot.
Sam: Go ask Jan to let you outside and hurry back.
Marcus: *races for the back door* Okay. Don't start without me!
Buddy: Now that there are no distractions, we would like to go back to earlier in October when we held a giveaway sponsored by Entirely Pets. (If you missed that, you can read about it in Clown Soccer.)The two winners would each get to pick a Halloween costume.
Marcus: Hey, I thought you were going to wait for me.
Merci: You're just in time. Buddy was just introducing the story.
Percy: When the giveaway ended, we used Random.org to pick two winners and they sent us their information and which costume they would like. (B&W Selfie Smile Winners) But they never received their prizes.
Micah: Oh, that isn't good. Why didn't they send the costumes to the winners?
Sam: Do you really need to ask? It was Jan's fault. Entirely Jan's fault!
Cyndi: Well, not entirely Jan's fault. She had some help.
Merci: Yes, that was during the period when our computer was crashing and doing strange things.
Rusty: And then one morning Jan was working on emails, the computer crashed and the hard drive died.
Cameron: We were without a computer for about a week. When we got online again we were missing all of the emails on our computer for about 3 weeks. Jan emailed Entirely Pets to check on the costumes and Halloween costumes had already been shipped.
Percy: Jan was busy trying to reconstruct those missing three weeks of work. Just before Halloween she checked our online gmail account and could find all the Entirely Pets correspondence EXCEPT the email she wrote with the winners' information. Evidently she wrote it and the computer crashed before she could send it.
Buddy: Jan felt terrible. It was her fault so she determined she should be the one to provide different prizes. But Mr. David from Entirely Pets insisted on providing each winner with an alternative prize.
Merci: Mr. David, thank you and Entirely Pets for rescuing Jan and us from this situation. It was kind, merciful and generous. As of last night, both winners have received an alternative prize.
Sam: We would also like to thank Dory's Backyard and Miley's Daily Scoop for their understanding and patience.
Cameron: And we do apologize to everyone for Jan. She's hard to train but perhaps one day ...
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