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May 27, 2010

Contests, Contests, Calling ALL!

Filed under: Animals,Good Causes I believe in — Laura R @ 8:57 AM
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I wish I was hosting these contests, but they are being held by wonderful bloggers I have come to know,  enjoy,  appreciate, and, yes, love.
I am sure that when you have spent some time with them you will share my appeciation.

What makes these contests exciting is that they involve the whole family – yes, that means the pets, too!

The first one I will mention is being held in celebration of 100 posts over at Mayzie’s Dog Blog.
Before we even tell you what you have to do, I know you want to hear about the prizes.
  The first place prize is a $60 gift certificate  to this very nifty place called CSN Stores. Now they have like a million different stores and they sell all sorts of stuff like sectional sofas and toys and cooking pans and even stuff for dogs and kittens!  You can use this gift certificate  like cash at ANY of their stores!
The second place prize is an “adoption good,  homeless bad” t-shirt from Shady’s mom’s business called This Good, That Bad.  They help raise funds for rescue places through the sale of their stuff.  If you’re involved with a rescue she can even helps you set up a fundraiser!

The very best prize of all goes to the wonderful rescue, Mariah’s Promise, cuz Mayzie’s mom and dad are donating 50 cents for every guess left on this postie up to 400 guesses!
UPDATE: Zona  is matching monies raised.
You can put in ONE guess from each member of your family – both human and furry. More about that in the rules.

This is a FAMILY TREE contest.

Mayzie’s Family Tree Contest will run from today until next Wednesday, June 2nd or until  400 guesses, whichever comes first.

The rules are pretty easy:

1. All you have to do is tell  what breed you think Mayzie’s pure bred grandpawrent (intermediate breed) was.

2. You can put in ONE guess from each member of your family – both human and furry.

And that’s it! For everybuddy who guesses correctly what breed the grandpawrent was, you are entered into the final drawing for the prizes.  If no-buddy guesses right,   everybuddy is  in the drawing!

For clues and a picture or several of Mayzie,  please follow the links to the official contest post, where you will submit your guesses, and read about a bonus question.  There is also a link where you can make donations to rescue.

Now- News of Another Contest!

I learned about this from my dear friend Stumpy
out in Dirtville.

The Official name for this contest is

Khyra’s Khatch Me If You Khan Khontest
and it has its own blogspot address.
Please visit to read the whole story and adventures.

While you and I sleep-in/relax/do our own thing on the weekends, Khyra sends her mom, in her XTerra, to help other dogs on their way to find forever homes.  She has been doing this since June 2008.
The actual number is probably close to 300 dogs that have ridden in Khyra’s XTerra on the way to their-happily-ever after homes.  Khyra’s mom sometimes  transports for more than one rescue,  and more than one road trip on a weekend!  TWO YEARS!
Stumpy wants to celebrate this accomplishment and help with the cause.  She is offering you a chance to be part of it from your very own home.
Of course there are prizes,  but more than that,  the contest itself is FUN.

This is a VIDEO contest.

Send Stumpy a video of your four-legged Khompanion khatching as many treats in a row, as possible.  As demonstrated below:


The winner will have a $50.00 gas card donated, in their name, to Khyra’s XTerra Transport.  They’ll also receive a batch of Stumpy’s favorite homemade pumpkin/banana/peanut butter cookies (without the banana, if you prefer) and a Petsmart/Petco/Walmart gift card…depending on when she can get out of dirtville and where she goes.

Send your videos even if your khatcher is not a champ – there may be prizes for Best Bloopers!

The rules are simple.
1) Email your video: giantspeckledchihuahuaatlivedotcom (replace the “at” with “@” and “dot” with “.” )
2) Include your blog name and url.
3) Video must be raw,unedited and uploaded to YouTube
4) The khatches MUST be counted outloud, on the video.
5) Title the video with the Khatcher’s name (the 4-legged) and the number of khatches.
5) If you improve your score, go ahead and enter again.

I did not verify, but the rules say 4 legs, but do not specify canine.
I am sure we would also love to see videos of 2 legged non-humans, if you are so inclined. But for prizes, it says 4 legs.
I also see rule 2 says you should have a blog, but I think that may not be a hard and fast rule. We want to see your videos even if you don’t have a blog. THIS IS NOT MY CONTEST, so I should not be adjusting the rules.
(BAD DogsMom.)
Khontest begins today (Thursday, May 27) and ends Monday, June 7 at midnite EST.
All video’s will be posted to Khyra’s Khatch Me If You Khan Khontest blog
Khontest begins today (Thursday, May 27) and ends Monday, June 7 at midnight EST.

I will warn you, Stumpy is practicing!


I know this is one of my longer posts, but please take time today also to visit Khyra’s blog
to read about some other cool rescue moments, and Today’s BIG EVENT  which involves birds and banding and live streaming video. I did check, it is live now.  This is EXCITING.


If you know of other contests, animal or otherwise, I should share, please leave information in the comments.

Good Luck!



  1. Oh, thank you, thank you so much for blogging about my contest! This makes me feel all warm and happy inside! And thank you for giving me your guess! I’m so very happy to meets you in pawson. I luv making new furends!

    And thank you for telling me about the contest for Khyra! Me and my Brudder Ranger are expert treat catchers. (Brudder Ranger’s prolly an itsy bit better than me, but I’m still pretty good.) Plus, Khyra’s mom does so much for other doggies. I’m excited to be able to do something for her!

    Wiggles & Wags,

    Comment by mayziegal — May 27, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

    • Congratulations on 100 posts!

      Comment by dogsmom — May 27, 2010 @ 10:08 AM

  2. Cool contests! I will have to check them out! Just curious is there a place to sign in to follow your blog….I can’t seem to find it….

    Comment by Remington — May 27, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

    • Great question! Since I am still in “basic mode,” (meaning I am a technical non-genious) I just learned this from Mayzie!
      Go to
      Go to “Reading List”
      Go to “Blogs I’m Following”
      Click “Add”
      Then just paste in my web address:
      or I think there may be something on here you can click when you make a comment, but it looks different for me as blog keeper.

      Comment by dogsmom — May 27, 2010 @ 11:36 AM

      • If you have a frame bar at top of page, if you are logged in to your own blog, there is a dropdown menu under blog info. One choice is Follow.

        Comment by dogsmom — May 27, 2010 @ 11:39 AM

  3. Cool! some nice contests for peeps with fur-babies!
    will pass them along!

    Comment by Faythe — May 27, 2010 @ 3:18 PM

  4. How khool!

    Thanks fur sharing Mayzie’s khool celebration!

    AND fur sharing Stumpy and The Berner’s pawesome khontest!

    IT was great to watch the banding today!

    Khyra, Khousin Merdie, and Khyra’s Mom

    Comment by Khyra, Khousin Merdie, and Khyra's Mom — May 27, 2010 @ 5:34 PM

    • Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Comment by dogsmom — May 27, 2010 @ 5:54 PM

  5. Thanks for spreading the word! I checked out Maizie’s blog, too! I really miss the rescue world. whatever I can do to help other’s help is a wonderful thing!

    Any of your big guys game? If they don’t catch you can always send bloopers!

    Comment by cyndi — May 27, 2010 @ 6:01 PM

    • I have never uploaded a video to YouTube. If I can figure it out, I am sure you’ll get bloopers!

      Comment by dogsmom — May 27, 2010 @ 7:57 PM

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