Can you believe it??? This is Brutus' post number 100!!
I knew it was coming, but in the end it sort of snuck up on me. Time has flown since we started in May, and the blog has certainly taken on a life of its own! We have 58 followers officially, plus others that keep up via our posts on Facebook. Visitors have come from as far away as Malaysia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Norway - 32 countries in all! Who'd of thunk it???
We so appreciate all those who take the effort to stop by. We love it when you leave comments, but are thankful for the visit even if you can't leave a note. The number of friends (and furiends) we have made is amazing, and to see how the DWB community pulls together to support those who are in need truly warms my heart!
So to thank all of those who have made our blog what it is today, Brutus and I are hosting a little contest! We are trying to be original, and hope we have come up with a fun format! We enlisted the creative services of the one and only Purple Hatter to come up with a fun button to commemorate our contest
We want to know what the most ridiculous thing you humans out there do for your loyal doggie companions. It might be special food or some sort of grooming or spa treatment to pamper your pooch, or perhaps a crazy ritual that you must indulge them in. If it raises an eyebrow from you, your significant other, your neighbor, a passerby, or your whole neighborhood - if it's ridiculous, we want to know about it!
So, without further ado, here are the rules for the contest we are calling:
1. Each entry should consist of two things: a photo (or photos) as well as a short story (a few sentences) to explain what it is that you do, and perhaps why you do it.
2. Your contest entry is a post on your blog. Please include our "That's Ridiculous" button and link to this post/our blog. It would be helpful (but not mandatory) to also post the button on your blog to help spread the word (it certainly can't hurt your chances of winning, wink, wink)! The more the merrier!! Oh, and if you don't have a blog, you can still play - just email your entry.
3. Once you have posted your entry, just let us know we need to come & get it! You may comment on our post to notify us, or if you would prefer (or don't have a blog), you can email the notice and/or the entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. We will accept submissions until 12:00 EDT on Friday, October 16th. One entry per dog, please (for those of you with packs, each dog can have their own entry, or submit one entry as a group - humans' choice!).
Since this is our first go around in the contest-hosting department, understand we are learning as we go! I plan to post the entries weekly so that everyone can see who's in the running. I'm not going to spill the beans and tell what the prize is, but we promise it will be a very cool, one-of-a-kind sort of thing!!! At this point I plan to assemble a "committee" to help chose the winner.
So to start you off, here's a sample entry. I do so many things to pamper Brutus, it's hard to pick just one!
"Hey Mom, I need a drink"
As you might guess from the following photos, Brutus sleeps in the bed with us. Some might consider that ridiculous in itself, but it gets better! If you look closely on the nightstand, you'll see a bottle of water for me. Closer inspection will reveal a small bowl - that's Brutus' water! He wakes me up during the night when he gets thirsty; so to avoid escorting him to the kitchen, I keep the water nearby. All I have to do is roll over to take off the lid & hold it for Brutus till he drinks his fill. My husband thinks it's ridiculous, I just think it's practical!
Hopefully that will give you all some ideas and inspiration for your entries! We can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Have a great weekend. Go Buckeyes, beat Illinois!!!