Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Virtual Awards Ceremony: Silly Photo Contest Winners Enjoying Their Prizes - Part 1

Mom and I have really enjoyed reading the posts and seeing the photos of the winners of Garth Riley's FIRST EVER Silly Photo Contest enjoying their prize packages.  We thought my readers may enjoy them too!

Zosia is enjoying her squirrel from Kygen

Serveta appears perplexed by her trophy

Zosia is not letting the squirrel out of her sight

You should definitely check out the post in which Arabella shows off her prizes -- mom and I were cracking up while reading it.  That girl can balance ANYTHING on her head and snout.

Reuben especially liked the Kygen Fling 'n Floss.  I get the feeling he will be growling at anyone who comes near his Fling 'n Floss.

Casey received two prize packages in one day -- one from my contest and one from the Legacy Boxer Rescue Summer Athletic Competition.  He is one lucky dude!

Zoey enjoyed playing with her prizes too, one of which matched her bedspread -- you can see her post here.

Princeton also enjoyed his prize package, especially the treats.  Check out his post about it here.  He said "Garth, you really know what kittehz like!"  This made me feel especially good, because I have to admit I was somewhat at a loss when putting together the prize packages for kitties.  I don't have any kitty brothers or sisters and I don't really know many kitties.  So I asked myself, "what do kitties like?"  

Then I found these:

How cool is that?  I included kitty tennis balls in many of the kitty prize packages because I think the idea is simply brilliant.  Why should dogs have all the fun playing with tennis balls?  (I've heard they even make tennis balls for humans these days.)

When I was out shopping for the kitty prize packages, I also found some kittie party mix!  I didn't even know kitties liked to party.  But they obviously do, judging from the photo on the front of the package.

So I was quite pleased with myself when the kitties told me they enjoyed their prize packages.  (Aren't kitties notoriously difficult to please?)

Speaking of kitties, Mayzie's brother Smudge won the Grand Prize.  He particularly enjoyed the tissue paper and bubble wrap that mom put in the package to keep everything from breaking.  Check out his post here.  I enjoy playing with and eating boxes, so I understand completely, but the bubble wrap?  That stuff scares me.

Roo found a new use for his Kygen moose toy prize -- as a shiatsu face massager.  He also wrote a very nice post about his winnings.

If you have written a post about your prizes and I haven't seen it, please let me know so I can include a link to your post in Part 2 of the Awards Ceremony.  I think I follow everyone who entered the contest, but I've been having some difficulty keeping up lately.  Also if you write a post in the future about your prizes, let me know and I will include it in Part 2.  

Mom mailed out some prizes last week, but she still has one prize to complete and one prize package to deliver.  She had some technical difficulties with the last one (besides the whole broken arm-surgery-installation of 8 screws and a titanium plate into her arm thing) and will be unable to work on it for a couple weeks, but hopes to have all prizes completed and delivered by the end of October.

Due to the overwhelming success of Garth Riley's FIRST EVER Silly Photo Contest, I am making tentative plans for next year's contest, and am considering making this an annual event.  I'm also trying to convince mom to help me out with another contest soon, because I had so much fun with this one.  I'm thinking of a small contest with only one or a few winners and perhaps a random drawing as at least part of the contest.  I'll tell you more about it when mom agrees to do it.  She said the Silly Photo Contest was very taxing on her mentals trying to keep track of who won what and make sure she sent the right prizes to the right creatures.

I've also got several pieces of big, exciting news, which I will tell you about in an upcoming post.  (Hint: one of these pieces of news involves a giveaway of one of my favorite things to some of my readers!) 


  1. oh boy - what I would not give to have a KITTIE tennis ball! They look just my size!

    I cannot imagine how much work this must've been for your peep and you! Good job!

    Loved the pics and the links!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners.
    Benny & Lily

  3. Hi Garth, yes! Yes! Please host the contest again! We missed it this time because we are kinda new to blogville and still practising our silly moves. I, as the mummy too still learning the photo tricks. I read many of the stories and you sure sent them really cool and gorgeous gifts, esp the handmade stuff. I am going to read the other stories too.

    Kudos for making blogville so much livelier. I also made two badges, if you have the time do join in the fun. I think Garth will want to tell us a silly story, hehe.


  4. Kitty tennis balls look fun!:) too bad I didn't get to know yous yet when you were holding the competition :(

  5. Garth you mum is super generous and we have read many delighted posts. Can't wait for your big exciting news pal. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Dude, your kitty-gift-finding skillets is amazing. They has litterboxes (some of them does, mine no does), so of course they love sand. So South Beach balls and Beachside Party Mix is totally the perfect thing! Thanks to you and your mama for all your hard workings in the contest.


  7. Your contest was SO MUCH FUN! I hope you do it again. I'm going to work hard to have a very silly photo for you.

  8. HOwdy Garth, we certainly hope you have another silly photo contest cause it will give us an excuse to be even sillier hehehe. Everyone loved their prizes for sure. Thanks again mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory