Saturday, July 14, 2012


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

1st: Noro

2nd: Zosia

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

3rd: Zoey - Zoolatry & Gracie - Goodness Gracie (tied)

LOL Awards: Princeton - Prancer Pie

Pure Silliness -- Silly Woofies

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

3rd: Jacobi - The Dog Who Doesn't Fetch and Reuben - floppy tongue joy (tied)

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.


  1. Congratulations to all the winners! We had a great time just looking at all those funnies!!

  2. Hey Garth!
    Wow, congrats on such a huge and hysterical turn out for your big event! I had a blast seeing all of the contestants. Congrats to all of the pawesome and funny winners! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  3. Congratulations to everyone! What a great contest!


  4. Congratulations to everyone! What a great contest!


  5. Wow, Garth. You really had a lot of entries! I was thinking of submitting a couple for piggies but none were silly enough. I am your new follower but I am going to follow every single winner you just announced here from now on.

    Nice meeting you, Garth. These photos make me smile and laugh.

    I'll be back,

  6. Weeeehoooo, Dirkje is 2nd.... Who would have thougt?! Dirk himsel probably. LOL
    it must be said; there are some very silly kitties and doggies and assorted in this world. Just to cute.

  7. LOL! Garth Riley these are great!!

  8. Hey coolio! I got an LOL award! All the pics were so great, it must have been hard to choose. Thanks for having this contest!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  9. Wow wow wow! Momma and I were just scrolling down through all the winners, laughing at all the silly pictures, and then we saw OURS! I'm so honored to have won, and a Garth's Pick to boot!

    Congrrats to all the winners. You brightened mine and Momma's morning!

  10. OHmidogness! Smudge won the grand prize? Ohmidogness! You should see him right now. He's doing kitteh leaps in the air.

    And congratulations to all the other silly picture winners, too! This was SUCH A happy-making contest, Garth. ALL the pictures made us giggle. Thank you, thank you for hosting it and to the judges, too. I know they had a super hard job.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie (And Smudge!)

  11. OHmidogness! Smudge won the Grand prize? OHmidogness! You should see Smudge right now. He's doing kitteh leaps in the air, he's so happy.

    Congratulations to all the other winners and to everybuddy who pawticipated. This was SUCH a happy-making contest. ALL the entries made us giggle. Thank you for hosting it and to the judges for judging it. I know it was super hard to decide.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  12. Congratulations to all the silly woofies, horses, turtles, goats, bunnies and, yes.... even the kitties. I has a great honor to gets a special Garth award! All of the entries had fantastics and I no can wait for next year.... is you going to do it next year Garthie?


  13. Great contest, Garth. So much silliness brought lot of smiles to our faces. Thanks for picking us although we do think everyone in our category could have been a winner.

    Have a great weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. Well done to you and well done to all the winners. Have a grand weekend.
    Best wishes Molly

  15. Nice job Garth and the judges! Who knew other animals could be silly too?! Congrats to the winners!

  16. Congratulations to everybody! That was one fun contest, Garth!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  17. Ooooh! We are so excited! We'd like to thank the judges, and the makers of Bully Sticks (seriously, chain bully-stick chewing? sign us up as judges!), and Mom and Dad, and, of course, you Garth, for hosting this totally funballs competition! Thank you so much!!! Congratulations to all the Sillies out there! We'll get on Mom to send you a pee-mail! Thanks again, Garth!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  18. Ooooh! We are so excited! We'd like to thank the judges, and the makers of Bully Sticks (seriously, chain bully-stick chewing? sign us up as judges!), and Mom and Dad, and, of course, you Garth, for hosting this totally funballs competition! Thank you so much!!! Congratulations to all the Sillies out there! We'll get on Mom to send you a pee-mail! Thanks again, Garth!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  19. *gah!* Blogger just ate our last comment.... But anyway! Thank you so much for picking us! We are so excited - and congratulations to all the Sillies out there! This was a Most Pawsome contest, and we were honored to be a part of it! Thank you Garth! (And yeah, my doofus sister REALLY is that goofy!)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  20. SQUEEE!!! Oh we are so excited!!!!! YIPEEEEEE!!! Wait till I tell Zip and Billy Boy they 2nd and third place!! And I got placed too!!! Thank you so much Garth for hosting this fun and silly contest!


  21. Great contest and Concats to all the winners! Thanks fur picking Princeton's pic! We loved all the contestants!

  22. You can't compete with a goat.

    Super duper contest! Congratulations to the winners.


  23. Khongrats AND KhonKHATs to all the winners!

    What a great khontest!

    So many silly sillies out there!


  24. Congratulations every buddy
    Benny & Lily

  25. Congratulations to all of the winners! It must have been hard to pick, there were so many great pictures. It was really fun seeing them all and thank you for having this wonderful contest.

    Loveys Sasha

  26. Garth that was such a fun event! Mom and I got so many laughs from each and every one of them! I'd missed Smudge's entry before. Hilarious! Very deserving of the Grand Prize BOL!

    Waggin at ya,

  27. We're still laughing over here. Garth did a great job on his first big event!

    Lily Belle

  28. Howdy Garth, wowza that was a fabulous competition. Thanks for having it and congratulations to everyone who entered. I can't believe I won with my silly photo. Yowza! We loved all the photos, they gave us a good laugh. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  29. Dear Garth,

    My person is still giggling. Would you please tell her to stop giggling and get me my dinner?

    Oh, and thanks for choosing me as one of your special picks!


  30. Hi, it's us again. We linked you up on our Mancat Monday. Just lettin you know.

  31. Hi weee's poped over from Prancer Pie. Great photo's and big CON-GRAT-ULATIONS too all the winners :)

    Mollie x

  32. Having seen Garth's "First" contest, we strongly support the
    "Second" contest ... and so on, and so forth.
    Just fabulous; great photos from everyone in every category.
    What fun!

  33. Oh Garth! Molly and Faline is just thrilled to have won! We has been busy moving house so we is sorries we has not been by sooner. I will get Mum to email you our *new* address now!

    Congratulations to everyone! Some very silly winners!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  34. hey garth, thatt reeelly mayde me laff, thanks furr shayrinn awll those pictyoors - mummer says yoo relly mayde her day!! congratts to da winnerrs, love n likkys, pdorg xoxx

  35. Gawth
    What an absolutely delightful contest. I think one was silliew than the next and i can undewsand you chain chewing those bully sticks, while twying to decide the winnews. Must have been incwedibully hawd to choose
    I'm so sowwy that doo the a lazy And ancient fowgetful Mommi, i didn't get a chance to entew

    I loved yoow contest
    Congwatulashuns to all the pawticipants
    Smoochie kisses

  36. We are rolling on the floor with laughter, these were indeed some really SILLY photo's. Congrats to all the winners.

  37. Those were great entries. I am sorry that we never heard about this otherwise we would have entered.


  38. Wowwie Zowwie! Me and Kozmo and the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Cinnamon has had such a great laughs this morning! This is such a great way to start the week!
    Yous Rocks!

  39. Congratulations to all the winners. Great contest, Garth.

  40. What a fun idea. We love your pics, all of them. Congratulations to all the winners!

  41. Those pictures crack me up. It must have been difficult choosing the winners.

  42. I am thrilled and honored to have placed and ties for third in the kitty category! This was such a fune event and hope you will make this a yearly event! Thanks for hosting!!! A lot of funny faces out there!!

  43. Wow, what a great contest! Congratulations to all the winners!

  44. MEOW! We love this! Great fun, great poses and wonderful Art.