First of all, thank you thank you thank you for your participation and enthusiasm! It made me so happy that my FIRST EVER contest was so well received! I got LOTS of entries and LOTS of positive comments, and I'm so happy my readers have enjoyed it!
Second of all, thank you so much to the judges! I appreciate the extreme effort you put forth over the past week, spending long hours chain-chewing bully sticks, carefully contemplating each photo, and agonizing over your decisions. (As you can imagine, we judges had a very difficult time choosing from amongst all of the wonderfully silly entries. We would like to give awards to ALL of the entries, because they are all so awesome and deserving!)
Third of all, I hereby announce the winners!
1st: Roo - Roo's Doins
2nd: Lightning - The Chronicle of Woos
3rd: Arabella - Arabella
LOL Awards: Miss Mindy - Hood's Happenings
3rd: Serveta the Cowboy
Coolness award: Serveta the feminist (due to my household's feminist leanings, we think this is great!)
LOL Awards: Noro
The judges were united in thinking that Bob should receive special recognition because he’s a turtle!
Pure Silliness -- Silly Creatures
1st: Molly & Faline - Ludo, Ludwig van Doggie (who knew that bunnies could be silly?)
2nd: Zip - K-9 Katastrophie
3rd: Billy Boy - K-9 Katastrophie
Pure Silliness -- Silly Kitties
1st: Trooper - Friends FurEver
2nd: Dirk - Quilts, Cats and Automobiles
LOL Awards: Princeton - Prancer Pie
Pure Silliness -- Silly Woofies
1st: Stella - Stella and Rory from Down Under
2nd: Honey - Honey the Great Dane
3rd: Ruthie - K-9 Katastrophie
LOL Awards: Fiona - Another Tequila Sunrise
Pure Silliness -- Silly Woofies -- Garth’s Picks (yes this is a whole new category that I created to recognize my favorite woofie photos) (I can do this because I’m in charge!)
1st: Abby - Another Tequila Sunrise and Oliver (tied)
2nd: Casey - The Legacy Chronicles
and last but not least (drumroll) . . .
Grand Prize: Smudge - Mayzie's Dog Blog
Important notice to all winners: Please send me an email at garth DOT riley AT rocketmail DOT com with your shipping address and the name of your human. Prizes will take 2-4 weeks, maybe longer, because they are hand-crafted and customized, so please be patient.