I have a virtual candle lit in memory of the lives lost on September 11th. This afternoon, I'm meeting the girlz for lunch. It's a day to be thankful for our loved ones so we spend time together every September 11th. A tradition.
Picking a winner was REALLY hard. I've been pouring over these entries for the past twenty four hours. Laughing, laughing, laughing. Okay, not the FULL twenty four hours. I did sleep last night. Then I laughed some more this morning over them...but I still couldn't decide so I made the hubster read them. And he couldn't decide. He actually told me to either stop having contests (because I made him help with the last one) or stop dragging him into the judging. Well!
So, again with the names in the button hat...and our winner is....(drum roll)...
"Look, Ma, she caught a monkey!"
That's actually Lily's favorite toy. She thinks it's magical because she and her boyfriend, Bubba, desqueak it, then destuff it, but it always "magically" reappears whole again in a few days in her toy box. (Shhh, I buy in bulk.)
Congratulations, Jennifer! Email me your mailing address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will pop this in the mail on Monday (the $15 Starbucks gift card, not the stuffed gorilla).
I am an Humane Education teacher & writer living in Burbank, California. I left television production almost a decade ago to pursue my passion - animals. Along the way, I snagged myself a super handsome, extremely patient and very supportive husband. We rescued three cats - Ol' One Eye Pip, Eowyn the Snow Leopard and Wednesday the Butt. We also ended up with an American Staffordshire Terrier pup, Lily. I co-founded my own non-profit (Paws and Learn Humane Education Center) and spend three days a week in the schools educating kids about kindess to animals, dog bite prevention, city wildlife, pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. I love my job, but I also love to write. I spend my spare time writing and daydreaming. I love the outdoors and enjoy hikes with my hubby, friends and our dogs! Life is what we make of it and I am making the most of mine.