A big fat hug and doggie kiss to everyone who entered… to say that judging was impossible (thank you judges) would be an understatement… all the animals were cute and cuddly and funny and deserving of a prize… but this lucky little man is the winner…
Meet ARCHIE! ARCHIE (you little rascal) you WON the dog photo contest!
Archie's mom had a lot going for her when she sent this picture in…
- he's a rescue from the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
- he's eating her beautiful coffee table from ABC Carpet & Home
- the photo is excellent quality
- I love seeing what looks like possibly a Kong dog chew toy got dropped for the table
- it's inside her house (bonus points)
Her email that accompanied the photo:
our new puppy, archie…
rescued from the western pennsylvania humane society
breed(s): unknown, but looks like a good mix
archie lived with with us for ONE day before we realized he was very sick. he was then hospitalized for a week with pneumonia and parvo. we were told his chances of coming home to us weren't very good.
he made a miraculous recovery!
and he IS home with us.
and as you can see he is chewing everything he can get his little mouth on (my favorite antique coffee table from ABC home & carpet).
he had a very rough start to his life.
so we are looking forward to making the rest of his life as happy as possible…
Kari, I am emailing you for details on your PRIZE!
Here are some other close runner-ups…
Walker & Leroy from Emilie in Marietta, GA
Grover from Jeni in California (check out her blog- she's so darn cute and has a fabulous house!)
Bentley from Carly in Huntington Woods, MI (he came from petfinder.com (like my Penelope))
Iggy (*Penelope's boyfriend) from Leslie (aka Reclaiming Miss Havisham)
Hershey & Josh from Suwannee, GA – don't have the mama's name but Josh (above) says- "p.s.- My Mama doesn't like Hershey so much, he eats the furniture, but she likes your blog a lot! She says it's lovely!"
Mabel from Katie in Carrboro, North Carolina
Jax from Heidi (those two crazies have a blog of their own - go see their Halloween costumes)
Okay, I have to stop… I am about to post every animal in the slideshow. YOU ARE ALL WINNERS IN MY BOOK!!! THANK YOU ALL for your entries, your kind emails, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY your love for animals. I'm passionate about rescues…
As you know both of mine were rescued from kill shelters, they are so precious to me… I really can't imagine life without them! If you are thinking about a dog please check out: PETFINDER
There are so many loving dogs that need a good home (like this one):
Sharolyn (from Galveston and now Houston), like many who entered the contest, adopted Piper (below) after Hurricane Ike left her homeless:
Can you stand it… that little scar on her nose? Those eyes. Sharolyn says, "She was abandoned during hurricane Ike and I took her in. She is either all standard poodle (severely neglected prior to coming home with me) or a standard poodle mix."
Penelope and Paisley would like to remind everyone to SPAY & NEUTER your animals… and also would like to tell everyone how very sweet shelter dogs are! Please give a shelter dog a chance!!!
They also wish they could have a play date at our local Bark Park with each and every dog (and cat, and horse, and especially squirrel) who entered!
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!