Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What Is Your Pet Thankful For? | Thanksgiving Photo Contest Entries + Winners!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we are hoping that all of our friends stay warm and dry and gets to fill their bellies full of delicious food. We'll be making a little bit of food over this way as well as visiting some family members. 

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who entered our Thanksgiving Photo Contest for Pets. We are very thankful that you sent your wonderful photos in! I am also thankful that I was not the judge for this contest... all the photos were great! I employed my family to do the judging for this contest. 

The guest judges include my 9 year old daughter, my boyfriend, .and my mother. (My mother is doing OK and came home from the hospital over the weekend.) Before announcing the winners, I'd like to share ALL of the photo entries. Get ready for an overload of cute! 

Velveeta is thankful for her forever home.


Dakota and Cody are thankful for each other.

Bailey is thankful for having a best friend and being a best friend.

Brody is thankful that his mom knows how to sew comfortable dog beds!

Charlie is thankful for his pink manly bed.

Sammy is thankful for lots of things!

As a cat with a blog, Carlos is thankful for a reliable internet connection in his mansion.

Pierson and Maya are ever so thankful for food.

This is Riona, Killian, and Fearghas. Riona and Fearghas have epilepsy. They are thankful for each other and every seizure free day they can enjoy together!

Vegas is thankful for her food bowls.

Silver is thankful that her human has invested in her. And by that she means that her human allows her to sleep in her vest!

Chewie is thankful that his pawrents let him help with the yardwork.

Spencer is thankful for RAGOM (Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota) who rescued him mom from a puppy mill while she was pregnant with him and his fur-siblings.

Elvin is very thankful for his towel that he can hide under!

Sookie is thankful for her fox toy.

Easy is grateful that we are all together!

Buddy is most thankful that he has a place at the table and can be a part of any festivities going on.

Brody is thankful for our troops that serve their country and sacrifice so much for our freedom, especially this time of year when they are so far away from their family, friends and pets. He is most thankful for his very own soldier.. his mom!

Karma, Cleo, and Autumn are thankful for their warm heated blanket.

Mya is thankful for a nice yard with plenty of leaves that she can enjoy playing in with the kids.

Bittle the dog is thankful for his ratty fur-sublings!

Manna is thankful for her Daddy who plays with her.

Mushu is thankful for a warm bed.

Luma is thankful for favorite summer spot in the window with her fan.

Hazel is thankful for her big purple pool!

Burney is thankful for a nice patch of sunlight with a stellar view.

Diesel is thankful for his great, big, cozy bed!

Shelly and Poe are thankful for each other and for a nice warm blanket.

Sissy is thankful for her fur mom, a roof over her head, toys, treats and the kitty she lives with. 

See why I'm glad I didn't judge this contest?! Everyone's photos and stories are fabulous and I genuinely enjoyed receiving each one! Now to announce the winners as selected by our special guest judges...

Congratulations to our runner-up - Katie and Waffles - who will receive a small prize package -

Waffles is thankful for dinner. Katie is thankful Waffles isn't touching her feathers.

And our grand prize winners are Emma and Bailie who will receive a large prize package full of Thanksgiving goodies! Congratulations!

Emma and Bailie are thankful for their stuffed wabbits and their window seat.

If you didn't enter the photo contest, let us know what your pet is thankful for in the comments. Thanks again everyone!

42 comments:

  1. Love all the great photographs - thanks for sharing. I am thankful for my pawrents, my doggie siblings, my friends, fluffy blankets, sunshine and carrots - WOOF!

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    1. All very good things to be thankful for PB!

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  2. Burney gets 3rd place from us! Sunlight and a view- what more could you ask for... Well, except wabbits and Waffles staying away from the feathers! :) Very nice. Congrats to the winners, continued healing wishes to your mom & Happy Thanksgiving to you, Ann!

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    1. Thank you Bethany! Burney is a beautiful cat... my mom chose him as one of her favorites while voting.

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  3. Those pix are just great. Hope all your preparations are going well. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Lots of wonderful entries. Golden Congrats to Emma and Bailie. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  5. They all are wonderful and I wish all will have a super thanksgiving tomorrow! Congratulations to Emma&Bailie and Waffles& Katie. Thanks to you for inviting all to this contest!

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    1. No problem Easy. I want to include all of my friends as much as I can!

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  6. Fantastic, so much to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing

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  7. They are all such fab entries! Cngrats to Emma and Bailie

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  8. Beautiful pictures ♥

    Welcome to join my blog
    Yourspecialdog

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  9. These are all winners, we think. We are thankful to live in a nice home with loving humans, for our noms and our catio and for the heated kitchen floors. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  10. Congratulations to Emma and Bailie on their big win! And to Waffles and Katie for their runner-up win! But everyone is really a winner...look at all those great photos and ALL those wonderful things to be thankful for!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Miss Ann!
    Oz

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    1. Thank you Oz! All the photos are wonderful! I could tell my mom was having a hard time picking just a few favorites.

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  11. So many who are thankful. A big congrats to Emma & Bailie and all who sent in their wonderful photos. And I know there's lots and lots more out there, including me--I'm thankful I'm 4-years-old today!

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  12. There's so much to be thankful for! Don't forget to hop on over to the Thanksgiving Edition of This 'N That Thursday tomorrow for a increase chance to enter a giveaway from doggyLoot! Anything goes!

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    1. Thank you Ruckus - I will try to remember but I will be super busy tomorrow! I'm usually up late though :)

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  13. They are all lovely photos!

    Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  14. I enjoyed every single one of those!

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  15. Aww. So many thankful pets! Cute.
    My WW entry is #95. Come by and vote for us?

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    1. Hi Deanna I will stop by and see what all the voting is about :)

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  16. We do have so much to be thankful for. Love Velveeta's picture. So cute.

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  17. Such wonderful pics! Totally adorable!

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  18. Wow, the judges had some hard decisions to make! Such wonderful entries!

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  19. All great pics - so much to be thankful for! Glad your mom is out of the hospital!

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  20. Congratulations to Emma & Bailey and to GloGirly, Katie, & Waffles!!! Those are some really great photos!
    Hugs,
    Pepper

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  21. Wow!!! We're so excited!!! Thank you so very much...ALL of the photos were wonderful and we're sure glad we didn't have to vote either! Congrats to the big winners too! We know Emma & Baile...in fact they are practically our neighbors!
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
    love, Katie & Waffles

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  22. Bailie and I are howling in excitement! Thank you so much, what a great Thanksgiving surprise! So many fun entries, I'm sure it was not easy to choose! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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  23. Wow, that must have been so hard to choose! So many great pics! Congrats to Emma and Bailie!

    I blogged today about what Rita is thankful for! All the best to your mom! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  24. The winning photos were wonderful. Congratulations.

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  25. hope everee one at yur houz haza happee non burd pie filled thanx bee givin :)

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  26. Wow, those were all great! Congrats to the winners.

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  27. Yay for Emma and Bailie! They are so cute. You are lucky you didn't have to judge though, Ann, that would have been tough....so many great entries! I wanted to do an entry but just got too busy. I enjoyed all the other photos though.

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  28. I'm thankful for all these cute pictures! :) Congrats to the winners and thanks for sharing all the entries!

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  29. Concats to the winners. I thought Bailey’s was very cute myself.

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  30. Great Photo's Ann,Happy Thanks Giving,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  31. I should let my parents know that to save them some money on room decor, I'm just going to adopt myself a dog :) At least I'll know for when I move into my first apartment in a couple of years... for now, I think my university would flip if we snuck in a pet...

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  32. Oh we are so behind, we missed all this fun.. Poop! Such great photo's xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  33. Concats to the winners! There were all great pics!

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  34. Great entries and congrats to the winners!

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