Category Archives: Competition

Gone to the Dogs

Well truly, it’s about time a few dogs got themselves back on this blog.  Little character infused kittens seem to have been taking over recently.  So, we’ll give you some pics from the Vereeniging & Districts Kennel Club open show.  They kindly agreed to me having a table to raise funds for the shelters. 

Fund raising was, well, a rather dismal affair but it’s hard not to have fun at an open show.  We didn’t get in any money but we did get to run around, taking photos of blog friend look-a-likes and we got a whole lot of our new brochures out.  Let’s hope that the kind souls who now have them, choose to fill in the all important debit order form.  Anyone out there, reading this to see if their dog made the blog, your generosity could make all the difference to the less fortunate pups out there.  Even the smallest monthly donation helps and, if you truly have no spare cents at the end of a month, then flea market items (those bits and bobs creating clutter in your house) are always very much appreciated.

Right then, enough bribery and on to some look-a-likes and general cuteness.

Being an Open Show meant is was, yes, you guessed it, open – to all breeds and, even better, ages.  That meant we got to see both puppies and child handlers.  Who can resist cute kids and puppies?  So, first up, 2 adorable and beautiful children with their equally adorable and cute puppies

Lab Pups

 

Lab pup and child handler

And not to forget our friends.  This one is for Raffles 

Raffles look a like

And Misaki.  Well, fine, it’s not a Malamute but a Husky is pretty darned close

Husky

And Mollie.  Yes, again, not really a Mollie dog but close, at least in colouring

Mollie look a like

Oh and, guess what, we even found an Easy impersonator.  Just look into those eyes and tell me there’s not trouble coming.

Easy impersonator, you can see the naughty in the eyes

Then a bunch of cute little Grey Hound puppies, just to add to the cuteness factor

Grey Hound Puppies

And how could we do a post without having some nudity involved.  A Chinese Crested is always good for and this pic will have to be dedicated to Doggy, not only because he rather likes posts with nudity but also because he insists that he wants to steal Pixels from me but would have to shave her.  Thought I’d let you see what a nude animal might look like.

Chinese Crested

Plus a Collie for our Meadow friends

for collies of the meadow

And, not to forget our lovely Litchi Love.  We at least managed to find a dog that shows her what she was supposed to look like, even if she failed.

Staffie

So, even if the fund raising didn’t go as well as others, we had a wonderful day out.  Not the best set of photos but certainly fun taking them.

Who do you think is the best Look-A-Like?

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Even Sabre is powerless to resist the charms of Pixels

To begin with, he was far from impressed.  Remember, Sabre is my ultimate Baby Boy.  He believed this to be his universal right and took to Pixels much like an ostrich takes to flying.

Of late, however, I see even his resilience has crumbled.

Come here Pixels!  I need you for sleep time

Come here Pixels! I need you for sleep time

These photos may be poor but they are irrefutable proof that even Sabre likes the idea of cuddling and touching her when sleeping.

Getting ready for the cuddly curl-up

Getting ready for the cuddly curl-up

The cuddle begins

The cuddle begins

Kitty Cuddle Complete!

Kitty Cuddle Complete!

As we begin to regain our credit giving strength, our gratitude to the following, for their tireless efforts in tweeting and facebooking Pixels competition attempts, needs to be shared:

Mollie & Alfie

Misaki

Please visit both these sites, as they are on a most awesome mission, running raffles and auctions to raise funds for Leo, who’s story can be found on Savannah’s site.  Please support them in whatever way you can.

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Credit Relapse

Credit is due to so many and we’ve relapsed terribly.  This might be due to the cuddly nature of Pixels, whose love for sleeping in her Mom’s arms, just like a baby, distracts us from actually typing.

Tell me if you could type out thank you notes with this cuddle bunny in your arms!

Right, these arms of Mom's look perfect for a good sleep

Right, these arms of Mom’s look perfect for a good sleep

Get ready for it!  Sleep is coming.

Get ready for it! Sleep is coming.

Ah yes, here it is!

Ah yes, here it is!

Fold your arms like an angel.  Close your eyes and snuggle into Mom's arms for the best sleep ever!

Fold your arms like an angel. Close your eyes and snuggle into Mom’s arms for the best sleep ever!

So, belated credit and eternal thankfulness go to:

Serenity in the City
Princess Zena
Dogs N Pawz
Cats & Co
My Three Moggies

They all reblogged and shared our desperate attempt to win a competition for the shelter animals. Truer examples of the spirit of togetherness that our blogosphere exhibits, would be extremely hard to find.

There are still many more, deserving of our gratitude. We shall attempt to stay awake in future and post suitable acknowledgements. This, of course, remains to be seen but, on step at a time

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The War we Lost but Gained

True, the title makes little sense and yes, we did lose the war.

What do you mean, I LOST?  I'll make my eyes go squiff and hang my ear in shame!

What do you mean, I LOST? I’ll make my eyes go squiff and hang my ear in shame!

This is sad with regards to assisting the shelters with food but, fear not, we’ll find other ways to help them.  What is more important is what we gained.

Really!! That many peopled helped?  Amazing!

Really!! That many peopled helped? Amazing!

The number of people who selflessly jumped in and helped, voting, emailing, reblogging and sharing on twitter and facebook was quite dazzling.  In truth, we feel more like winners due to everyone’s generosity than we ever could getting a prize.  Your friendship and dedication warms the cockles of our hearts (strange term but seems entirely appropriate here).

Well, you'd better get started with Thanking them all!

Well, you’d better get started with Thanking them all!

With such a vast quantity of people, having gone way beyond the call of duty, it would be unfair to list everyone in one post.  So we’ll start, today, by thanking 3 of these gallant and charitable hero’s and continue the list, through the week, in an attempt to show our gratitude.

Today’s insufficient thanks goes to:

Sand Spring Chesapeakes, who reblogged for us not once, not twice but THREE times.

Doggy’s Style, always there to when you need him.  Always willing to help and go the extra mile.  He reblogged TWICE for us.  You remain, always, my competition mentor extraordinaire.

Animal Couriers, the best pet relocation experts of all time who, somehow, in the midst of dealing with innumerable animals in their care, find time to reblog and help others.

Please go and visit each of these wonderful sites and give them your support as my only way to begin thanking them for their help.

Tune in for our next post for links to further incredible and delectable sites who’s generosity knows no bounds. 

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South Africa is at War!

Oh alright, not the whole of South Africa but the Cats of South Africa are at war!   Fine, obviously not all the cats are at war.  That would be absurd and frighteningly noisy

OK, two kittens, in South Africa, are at war!

This is our final plea!  A desperate last stand!  The lives of kittens in Animal Shelters depends on this!

Not so ladylike but definitely comfy

Not so ladylike but definitely comfy

Pixels is still in the competition for Cutest Kitten.  She’s cracked 1st place a couple of times but the other kitten then rallies up over 100 votes in a matter of minutes.

Pixels will donate her prize to the Animal Shelters most in need of kitten food.

Ask not what the kittens can do for you but what YOU can do for the kittens!

Apparently, sleeping upside down is very comfy

Apparently, sleeping upside down is the way to go

The competition ends on the 19th.  We need YOUR votes.

I know most of you have already voted, shared and reblogged but, if you know of any other warriors who could come to our rescue and swell the ranks for this final battle, the orphaned, neglected and homeless kittens of South Africa would be eternally grateful.

Every adult and child, armed with an email address, can force the enemy into retreat.

Can you do headstands whilst you sleep?

Can you do headstands whilst you sleep?

To join the war, click on the link below, enter your email address, rate the photograph as 5 Stars and Send!

Click here to Help Pixels win the War!

2 seconds of your time and 1 years supply of kitten food for the abandoned little love bugs.

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Miracles Never Cease!

Our dear, beloved postal service has been on strike (who’d have guessed) for the last couple of months (or years, considering how efficient they are).  As such, no-one in the area has any idea what mail they might be missing. 

Now, on an average day, I can’t say I’m all that unhappy.  Most mail is either utterly boring or terrifying.  However, every now and then, there’s something exciting.  I remain clueless as to anything good that may have been sent but for one exception.

Imagination Is Spicy had a competition on their site so, of course, I had to enter.  And I WON!  I didn’t get the answer right but, then again, nor did anybody else, so we ended up in a hat.  Long Life was drawn!  Oh, the excitement of it all.  Now that, in itself, is something of a miracle but the fact that the prize actually arrived, is the greatest miracle of my time!

Our prize came beautifully wrapped and presented:

My beautifully presented prizes

It could hardly be more appropriate, as it included a MOR Tin-Boxed Soapette and Handcream with Lychee (or Litchi as we would spell it here) flower fragrance.  Together with a beautifully hand stitched heart (or favourite) brooch.

MOR Lychee Flower

Litchi (the dog, not the fruit) is delighted!  She believes it was created especially for her.  She will not be getting to use it!

I love that the tin is collectable and has a cute little hinged lid.  Just precious.

And, as with all things that I love, it even gave me a giggle.  The soap tin comes with instructions.  Maybe they’re concerned that, here in deepest, darkest Africa, we may not know how to use it.

Directions:

“Add water and massage onto body for a creamy lather.  Rinse thoroughly with water”

Thanks Imagination Is Spicy!  I love the gifts.  I love their fragrance and I always love a good laugh.

PS – If anyone has not yet voted for Pixels, please click on the link below, enter your email address, rate the photograph as 5 stars and Send.  2 seconds of your time and a chance for Pixels to win 1 years worth of kitten food, which she has agreed to donate to the needy Animal Welfare Shelters

Vote For Pixels – Save Lives!

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Pixels is getting a Stress Headache

Oh the stress of it all!

You, my wonderful friends, have done an incredible job and, although Pixels entered the competition race ludicrously late, she’s managed to climb up to 3rd position!

I think I'm getting a Stress Headache!

I think I’m getting a Stress Headache!

Problem is, she needs at least 226 more votes to get to 1st.

I know most of you have already voted but, if anyone has additional email addresses, or people they know who might vote, or any other ideas to drum up votes, Pixels would be eternally grateful and the kittens in the shelters (all awaiting the prize food to be donated to them) would love you forever!

The link to vote on her picture is:

Pixels Photo – currently in 3rd but needs to get to 1st

You hop on there, put in your email address, rate the photo as 5 stars (please) and Send.  Job done!  Kittens happy!  Your good deed for the day – accomplished! 

 

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Vote for Pixels and Save Lives!

Finally, a COMPETITION, here in South Africa, that I can actually enter and WIN.  But I need your help.

Based on your votes, I have entered 2 photographs of Pixels for CUTEST KITTEN.

Standard issue Cute

Standard issue Cute

Funnier version of Cute

Funnier version of Cute

 

 

Cute she may be but she’s up against entries that already have over 800 votes.  She’s starting this race late and needs to charge forth at speed.

You can vote for both photos but, only once each.  Then again, if any of you have multiple email addresses, you could manage a few more (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone I said that).

The links for each photo are: Photo Number 4 and Photo Number 6

These links take you directly to Pixels’ Pics (can’t have you being distracted by all the other cute kittens).

Anybody managing to rustle up some extra votes through friends or family will be helping to SAVE KITTENS LIVES!  If Pixels wins, she has agreed to donate her food to needy Shelters who are currently overrun with kittens.

If the above links can’t be sent to others, then they can go onto the website at http://www.royalcanin.co.za and hop onto the competition page that way.

The kittens of South Africa say “Thank You”

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Ditzy here needs your help choosing!

# 1

# 1

I hopped (appropriately for the Easter Season) onto the Royal Canin website, with plans to rustle up much needed kitten and puppy milk for the shelters.

# 2

# 2

Being easily distracted, I got ambushed by a COMPETITION they are running for the CUTEST KITTEN.  Yippee, finally a local competition I can enter.

# 3

# 3

The prize is 1 years worth of kitten food.  Imagine how much that would help the shelters!  So, I simply have to enter Pixels into this one.

# 5

# 4

Problem is, this ditzy blonde cannot make up her mind.  so I humbly hand the reigns over to my most trusted of sources – YOU!

# 5

# 5

Which pic do you think could win Cutest Kitten?

# 6

# 6

I’ve simply numbered them from 1 through 8 (seemed like the easiest option for a blonde to handle).

# 7

# 7

Please enter brilliant advice in the comments.

# 8

# 8

I trust your judgement and, if she wins, Pixels can donate her food to the shelters in need.

 

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Ramping it up for the Rescues

Yes, the other entries are splendogorous and splencatorious and not to forget splenpigorous but I’ve just found out (yes, I’m a little slow) that there are ACTUAL PRIZES to be won.

Now you know I’m not going to take a prize for this little menagerie.  No sirree!  If there are prizes to be given, they’ll go straight to an animal shelter.  Come on guys, it’s time to vote for a shelter to get a prize.

The Valentines Ball over at Mollie & Alfie is going magnificently.

Raffles is a most regal and handsome fellow but, bless his little curly socks, he is, of course, still a pup.  He started the proceedings looking like this:

Regal Raffles with Litchi in her "A La Poodle" hairstyle (courtesy of Raffles' Help)

Regal Raffles with Litchi in her “A La Poodle” hairstyle (courtesy of Raffles’ Help)

But soon found the decorations simply irresistible:

How can any pup, regal or not, be expected to ignore such delectable toys?

How can any pup, regal or not, be expected to ignore such delectable toys?

Litchi, whom many believe to be a true Lady but whose hidden nature is that of Manic Mania, joined in the fun like this:

Maniac Litchi trying to catch pieces of decor tossed about by Raffles

Maniac Litchi trying to catch pieces of decor tossed about by Raffles

Raffles, on having been admonished by the bouncers, retreated in shame to hide in the bushes:

Raffles, like any young one at their first party, landed up in the bushes!

Raffles, like any young one at their first party, landed up in the bushes!

But Litchi, knowing it was her duty as the “more mature” half of this couple, ran to her rescue, bribed the bouncers (she learnt that from Doggy) and ensured their return entry to the Ball:

Litchi rushes to Raffles Rescue

Litchi rushes to Raffles Rescue

Shadow and Coccolino also started the festivities in fine style:

Cocco, the true gentlepig, arrived with a cupcake gift when he collected Shadow

Cocco, the true gentlepig, arrived with a cupcake gift when he collected Shadow

But as the alcohol flowed, he managed to relieve another guest of their costume and give Shadow some good giggles along the way:

What girl wouldn't laugh at a man wearing pirate skulls for Valentines?

What girl wouldn’t laugh at a man wearing pirate skulls for Valentines?

Realising he was on to a good wicket, he sneaked Shadow off to teach her how to steal the best quality drinks on the sly:

Well, no cat is going to say "No" to some stolen, spiked milk

Well, no cat is going to say “No” to some stolen, spiked milk

But once the shenanigans were over, Cocco certainly put his best hoof forward and my, oh my, what an accomplished dancer he proved to be:

Now tell me, how could these two possibly not win King and Queen of the Ball?

Now tell me, how could these two possibly not win King and Queen of the Ball?

Moving onto the youngest attendee at the ball.  Little 8 week old Pixels and the two most utterly handsome dates in dogville, Scout and Teddy:

As the Lady we trust she will grow up to be, she donned a fabulous hat to match her Gentledog partners

As the Lady we trust she will grow up to be, she donned a fabulous hat to match her Gentledog partners

What kitty could say no to the perfect Black & White partners, sporting their top hats with style and grace?

Scout seemed really taken by Pixels and gave her his best Toothy Grin

Scout seemed really taken by Pixels and gave her his best Toothy Grin

To which Pixels replied with an:

Eeeeeek!

Eeeeeek!

But soon realised that these two stunners were nothing, if not caring, gentle, slobberbugs well worthy of her paw pats.

Enough jabbering – get yourselves off to Mollie & Alfie and cast your votes for King and Queen of the Ball and Best Dressed.

Again, I warn you, DO NOT look at the other entries.  They are spectacular and brain cells will instantly ignite into an inferno.

Remember, you are voting to get a Rescue Shelter a PRIZE.  You are voting for the DESTITUTE, the HOMELESS, the UNLOVED and ADORABLE!  This is YOUR CHANCE to make a DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES!

PS – All photos of dates were maliciously stolen off their blogs.  They may sue me but would have to stand in line with the other 3258 other claimants.  We suspect your court date would be scheduled for around 2098.

The Rescue Animals of the World unite in saying THANK YOU!

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