Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's Contest Time!



Hey, Boys & Girls....It's contest time!

I'm celebrating my birthday this month and I've decided it would be a fun thing to have a contest. This is the deal. Over the course of my life I've had many, many pets. For this contest you have to guess the correct number of pets I've had. All of these pets have had names and were (and are) members of the family. The only pets not involved in this contest are the fish, turtles and snakes that were nameless. The 1st person who guesses the correct number of pets or closest to that number without going over, will be the winner of a wonderful prize package! Leave your guess as a blog comment to this post. I will also pick a name from everyone who enters in a random drawing, for an additional prize. PLUS, I'll put your name in twice if you put my contest button on your blog with a link to this post.

The button is above. Make sure to let me know that you posted it by leaving me a comment with the link. (And please host the button on your own server.)

Part Two: Guess The Names
I will also give out a prize to the 1st five people who can guess any of my pets names. Sunny and Beauty Baby's names do not count in this part of the contest!! Everyone can guess up to 5 names.

The contest ends on August 14th.  Winners will be announced on August 16th, along with a list of ALL the pets and a brief description with their name & species.

OH - the Prizes! It will be some very beauteous yarn. Very beauteous. I'm thinking Lisa Souza Sock!, Dashing Dachs, Lorna's Laces, and maybe some Wollmeise - maybe.  I may even give choices. And for you non-knitters out there (yes, there may be a few), I'm sure I can come up with something.

No Entries will be accepted from Anonymous posters or people 
who do not leave their identity and a valid email address for me to contact.
Only ONE entry per email address, please.

64 comments:

Knit Witch said...

I'm guessing 13 for the number of pets. As for names - I'll think of some and let you know. Thanks for the fun contest and I will definitely repost it!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I'm probably going over, but I say 28 because that's how old I think you will be. ;)
Bunny hugs to you! =:8

Phyl said...

You are Oh, so kind, Miss Bunny Lover! I can't even remember when I was 20 something!

Knit Witch said...

OK - your contest has been posted on my blog and here are some pet names:
Spike, Tiger, Muffin, Blackie, Callie, Buddy, Petie, Leo, Casey, Sadie, Amos, Lily, Jack, Spaz......

Anything??????

Phyl said...

Dear Knit Witchy,
FIVE guesses on the names. 5. Your first five will be in the running.
You are SO competitive!

Turtle said...

Hmmm, 16? (prob way under!) I am thinking names like flopsy, blackie, oatmeal, nutmeg and lady. Happy birthday!!

Susanne said...

I think you have had 11 pets and I also bet that you have had one named Sparky, Wiggles and mmmm have to think of more.

Restless Knitter said...

I'm going to guess 14. Names, let's see, Socks, Midnight, Fluffy, Tigger, Brandi. (It made me think of the movie where they named their dog Balls, but that's not one of my guesses :D )

Knits4Bears said...

Okay, I'll guess 37 pets, since I know you are a happy pet person and have probably had lots. As far as names, how about, Socks, Dusty, Mittens, Bootsy & Fred.
Fun contest! 8)>

Sara said...

oops - it ate my post...

I'm here via Knit Witch - she sent me to wish you a very happy birthday. Life begins at 62!!

I am going to guess 21 pets - and sure some had to be named Fluffy, Sweetie, Harry, Beatrice, and Baby.

Dawn said...

Blogger ate my comment...here goes again. I think the number is 17...and the names are Butch, Sam, Rusty and Duchess..Happy Birthdat!

Dawn said...

I posted it on my blog:
http://knittwitter.blogspot.com/
but couldnt figure out how to use the button...

candi said...

I'll go with 23 pets. And for names, Tabby, Sassy, Cricket, Muggins, and Princess.

alke said...

I'll take 24 then.

and names: Purl, Teddy, Rowdy...

Jennifer said...

Hmm... how many pets.. I'll say 15.
as for names...
Timmy, Frisky, Queenie, Taffy, Crickett, Ladybug, Poppy, and Pansy.... why these names... they were/are my pets names.

Jane said...

I will say 19 pets total and one of their names perhaps, Miss Kitty?

Fun contest. Can't wait to hear the correct number!

Rachel said...

Happy birthday! Okay, I'm guessing . . . . 24?

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Elaine said...

I'll guess 29 pets - that would be a lot of pets even if you were 124.

Names: duke, cutie-pie, frankie, black beauty, and spotty

(everyone already chose my original name ideas)

And I'm posting this on my blog

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allergicmom said...

I'm going to guess 42 pets because that's the magic number for life, the universe and everything! Some pet names I know: Dusty, Rex, Scully, Calvin, Whisky.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing 30 pets.

For names:
Scout, Champ, Major, Rascal, Midnight

Jackie
JackieCastsOn on Ravelry

purple-power said...

I've never had a pet and I'm the same age so every number sounds too high to me.

I'll guess 18 pets.

Now what would I name a pet if I had one?

sleepy, grumpy, dopey, sneezy, and doc (sorry you other two guys - only 5 guesses! :-) )

Happy birthday - I've got 8 months on you.

Kristen said...

My guess is 25 pets. And as for names...

Kitty, Kirby, Spot, Trooper, Rex

Happy Birthday!!

selects wool and flax said...

My guess is 33 pets ~ and some names, hmmm how about floppy, pumpkin, polly, scooter and vespa?

Lizardknits said...

I'll guess 12 pets. Peanut, Bobo, Red, Lady, Brownie.
Thanks for the contest!

EJ said...

I guess 26 pets - their names: sweetpea, honey, hopper, max, and minnie

And a very happy birthday to you!

Bean said...

I guess 11. and as for names... Everyone has a max or princess, dasiy, spot and spike maybe...

Jean said...

Number of pets: 25 Names: Maggie, Tiger, Fluffy, Boots, and Angel. Your contest is stimulating, I am so glad I found your blog, (not to mention beautiful yarn as a prize, I'll try not to drool). Thank you!

Georgi said...

I am posting this to my blog right now. I guess you have 14 pets. And the names are Sunny, Beauty Baby, Rocky, Floppsie, and Princess. :-)

gardienne said...

What a fun contest! Hmmm, 22 pets and Tweety, Midnight, Sammy, Buffy, Belle

Jersey said...

Oops - you deleted me. I thought this was tied to my email address:

jerseyjessie@gmail.com (is that OK?)

Now I forgot how many I guessed and I forgot the cleaver names I guessed.


Well, no one seems to have claim to 27 pets so I'll try that. As for names - ginger, pepper, salty, feathers and blackfoot.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm going to guess 31 pets. Some of our pets were named Snoopy, DeeDee, Velvet, Sarge, and Bippy. I see Sam and Fluffy in the entries a few times, and we had those as well. The name I'm holding in reserve for a very special dog is Phideaux. That's Cajun for Fido. I don't know how to do the button thing, but your contest will be in my blog. I came here from WiKnits contest blog.

purple-power said...

I'm really losing it. I was sure I posted that I was purple on Ravelry. That's a good way to get me in case I win.

EJ said...

Hi,

I just stopped by for another visit and to see what other people think your pet count was and see that lots of posts have been deleted. Mine hasn't but just in case you can't tell who I am, I am

bloglessinnj@gmail.com

I guess I'm competitive too!

brownbear said...

I'm guessing 19 pets. For names I guess: Clyde, Socks, Riley, Scout, and Princess.

Claudia said...

OK, I know you had many pets... I am guessing 33 (that a good number for me because that's how old I was when I met Irwin). I am not even going to try the pet names. Too many have already been listed and you way too creative for me. ;-) And posted the button on my blog this morning. See ya and the Joker tonight. ;-)

Claudia said...

And OMG - it's too early to post comments without having had coffee. I guess I am more German in the morning...

Dragongrl4 said...

Hmmm, I am going to guess 15 pets for the number and the names...

Romeo, Petey, Shadow, Misty and Pumpkin =)

Dragongrl4 said...

I wasn't sure if this showed you my email address from when I first posted the comment so here it is,

Amand.Reyes@sylvania.com =)

Mary said...

I guess 22 pets. And for names: Sam, Fluffy, Aurora, Leo, and Myha.

Dotty said...

OK - I'll guess ;) I'm going to say 24 pets. Names, huh? How 'bout Simon, Queenie, Spot, Phoebe, and Ricky?

Phyl said...

Dotty! I'm LMAO.
Phoebe, and Ricky?
Those names sound SO familiar......

Rachel O said...

I don't blog but would love to take a guess.

I'll try 32 pets because no one else seemed to have picked it.

Names - sugarpie, honeybun, lassie, puppy, goober

Rachel O said...

it posted before I got to give my e-mail address:

Rachel O
dadofra AT hotmail DOT com

vickie said...

ok i say 23 pets total for cats names i say morris, pixel, tiger, spot, orangey. my cats names are draven and zen mater obiwon kenobi(zen for short)(there tabbies) over the years i have had pixel, oden, loki, simba,crazy cat, that damn cat,goofy i also posted a link to your contest on my blog http://knithappens24.blogspot.com

Teribella said...

I will guess 17 pets. And names? Pepper? Princess? King? Goldie? Bruno. Sure. Sound good! And happy, happy birthday!

Debbie said...

I'm guessing 21 pets, just because that's my lucky number. LOL Some names are Fluffy, Lady, Blackie, Baby, Spots, and the weirdest one Sponge. That is actually my cat's name. Debbie

Anonymous said...

Okay. I made the contest by the skin of my chinny chin chin. Is that really the way it goes? O no, another senior moment.

I was going to guess 27 for some reason but I saw someone already did that number. So I will go with 53 because that's my age and you are such a kind and wonderful person that I believe you could have given a loving home to a 100+ animals.

Take care!

Jacquie

Dove Knits said...

I'm going to guess that you had 21 pets, and that you had Grover or Lucy as names:)

Nell said...

Happy Birthday to you!

My guess is that you've had 16 lucky pets, and that some of the names might have been Romper, Ginger, Brandy, Shadow, Patches, or Daisy.

I'm thinking of my old kitties too, Nara & Innish, Sphinxy & Brutus and of course, one-eyed Rex. Hoping there's plenty of catnip in the everafter!

Nell said...

PS, my guess was supposed to be 17.

Joanne said...

I'm going to guess that you've had 19 pets and that one of them was named "Lucky", "Georgia", "Brownie", "Duke", or "Fluffy".

Fun... I think I'll have to have a blog contest very soon too.

By the way, I've added your button on my blog!

Joanne said...

ps....

I forgot to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

How rude of me.

I hope that it's a good one.

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday! Wow, you got a lot of guesses already! I posted your button on my blog...

Ok, I am going to say... 20...

Names: Jenny, Oscar, Link, King, Bear

My kitty's name is Honey :-)

mellenknits said...

Hi and happy birthday - I found my way here through ellenalexandra's blog...

I'm going to guess 32 pets, for no other reason than that's how many years I've been alive. :)

As for names - hmmm - I've had cats named patches, dusty, cocoa, pepper and cleopatra, so maybe you did too. I've always liked the name mittens too, but none of my cats have had mitten paws (yet)

Enjoy your birthday and I hope someone gives you gifts as nice as the yarn you're giving away!

kasiaiscarly said...

Neat contest! Hmm 'a lot' is all relative, huh? I've had only 8 pets in my 28 years but that is just dogs, I imagine when you start with kitties and bunnies and such you can really get up there quick. I was going to guess 42, but I see someone else chose that, so I'll go with 38 instead.

As for 5 pet names, how about Sadie, Pepsi, Sprout, Bitty and Molly.

My current two pooches are Zosia & Jimmy Ray :) They say woof woof!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I don't know how many pets you have, but I'll guess 16, it's my lucky number.

loreetaso said...

57. If you have ever had kittens or sheep. Happy birthday!

Phyl said...

LOL!
I'll admit to having kittens but unfortunately have never had sheep. I'd love it, but I think my sub-division would frown on it.

loreetaso said...

I often look forward to sheep in my retirement on a ranch somewhere in Montana. Thanks for your blog -- I also have a Leo -- birthday daughter -- and annually remind her that the Perseid meteor shower is for HER. I hope you see some shooting stars for your birthday. Keep on knitting!

StarSpry said...

This is probably too high, but I'm going to guess 30!

As for names...Cottontail, Fluffy, Stripe, Cutie, Kitty :)