Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day 65 part 2...and the "Really Silly Halloween Picture Contest"

Okay, I'm going to admit it. Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. As a matter of fact, on a scale of 1-10, Halloween has always rated about a negative 73.2. I really despise horror movies too and there is probably some Freudian connection in all of this, but the bottom line is that I've just never gotten into the whole Halloween thing... until I took this picture during Bear and Willie's first game of ball.

At the time, I thought, "Wow! They look like two goolies with pumpkin heads running through a field!" and actually, they do. I also thought that everybody probably has one of these pictures of their dog where the flash buggers their eyes and their love of a dog looks possessed. "Wouldn't it be fun," I wondered, "to run a contest for the "best Halloween dog picture" on the blogsphere?"

I querried with phaird over at Dog Parks about it...Hi phaird!... and he was willing to help out, but then things got busy with the job and ... well, life, the universe and everything, so the idea kind of fizzled...until today when I realized that on Halloween, the husband is out of town and Bear is in surgery all day and recovering all night so its really going to be pretty boring around here! So, in the hopes of not being bored to death on Halloween night, I am launching the "First Official Best Halloween Dog Picture Contest!" If you've got one of these pictures, post it on your site, hit my comments and let me know you have it up and I will come around and see if yours wins. The first and only prize will be that you can post your picture and the story behind it here on my site... and maybe I can find a blog award thingie to go with it. 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time on October 31, 2008 (oops! forgot to put that in earlier...) is the cut off and we will hopefully be posting the winner at midnight on Halloween.

The rule is, its got to be a picture of your dog, suitable for publishing on this blog, and have something to do with, the one above, costumed, messing with the pumpkin...whatever. Have fun with it but be tasteful. You are also going to have to do a paragraph about it...which is three sentences or more in legnth.

I know, incredibly silly but it will keep me occupied... and phaird, if ya wanna lend a hand on this you're more than welcome!

Oh, and the more the merrier on this thing so if you want to post about it on your site, feel free!
(I'm really not looking forward to sitting around here all night by myself watching Bear sleep off the anesthesia...)

Happy wandering!

The Writer...and her dog, Bear


~Marie~ said...

What a fun contest!!! Good luck everyone!

phaird said...

Looking forward to seeing all the fun photos. Halloween is my MOST favorite holiday of the year and am looking forward to see how everyone gets their dogs involved.

Luck O' The Labrador said...

Great idea! I'm in. Check out my demon-dog photo!

saratogajean said...

Alright, I'm in. Ernie is such a patient soul...

BrazenBareToe said...

I got Buddy to stop licking my face and pose. He likes to wear pirate garb around the house and yell at wenches. Oh wait, that's me again. I wonder what he does all day? Anyways I'm in too.

Danielle said...

I think I'm too late. Dexter from bad mutha fudruckers is (was) my dog. My friend Sarah has so graciously taken over my responsibilities while I work and travel on a yacht. The picture is of Dexter; who has taught me so much about life. One is how to deal with the prejudices and stereotypes of people (people seem to have adverse reactions to pit bulls). Anyway, Happy Halloween!