December 26, 2011

White Dog gave me until noon to catch my breath from the holiday and then she tapped me on the knee. "Aren't you forgetting something," she asked? I looked around the chaos slowly once again becoming orderly and raised an eyebrow. "I can't believe you FORGOT!," my little Drama Queen wailed dropping to the ground in a swoon. "You PROMISED and THEY," she shot angry arrows at her sleeping siblings, "were supposed to help!" "You know I always keep my promises and the White Dog Army has been doing extra duty as hosts and supervisors and entertainers during the past three days, give them a break. Take a breath and tell me what has you so upset."

"The winners of my Pay It Forward Birthday Celebration! The Army was supposed to choose seven winners TODAY!!!" White Dog began to pace and whine. "OK, let the other White Ones have a well deserved nap, you and I can do this together right now. I am sure they will not mind."

White Dog hopped up on my lap and we fired up the computer. There were 32 comments on her December 22nd post plus 2 more the next day and three on Facebook's networked blog link...a total of 37. I looked at her and she confirmed my math. We agreed to go from earliest to last comments in assigning their number. Then we went to www.Random.org and randomly generated seven winners. For each we will donate $25 to the charity of their choice in their honor. White Dog was smiling now.

"Can I announce the winners," she pleaded? "Are your typing skills up to it? Although I admit mine are pretty iffy, too!" "Momma, I will count and read the winner to you and YOU write it down...ready?"

Drum roll, please. The winners, as they were drawn are:
  • bichonpawz
  • furkidsmom
  • SwimFlyAway
  • Teddy Bear
  • Fuzzy Tales
  • Khyra
  • Doxies with Moxie
So we ask each of the winners to contact at us at sehismith@aol.com to let us know their charity of choice and how to reach them. Congratulations...and thank you everyone for making White Dog's birthday extra special.


Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

Congratulations to all the winners! And Siku Marie, congratulations to you for having such a huge heart! I am sure there are going to be some very happy charities due to your kindness and generosity! <3

And you were also furry nice to let your siblings get some much needed rest while you took care of picking the winners with your mom. You are such a good girl, I hope your mom gives you an extra special treat! Hugs!!

Suka and K

Kari in Vegas said...

Congrats to the winners. We understand about catching your breath!

Stop on by for a visit

bichonpawz said...

Thank you ever so much for your generous hearts!! Mama will send an email regarding bichon rescue. Xoxo Chloe and LadyBug and the mama

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday Siku Marie. You and your family are very generous. Congratulations to the winners. Have a wonderful, peaceful and healthy New Year. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

Keith Andrea said...

.,wow great way to celebrate you birthday huh..congrats to all winners.

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Amber DaWeenie said...

WooHoo....What a wonderful gift for the shelter animals! You guys rock!

Hound Girl said...

Whoo Hoo congrats to the winners! we are still catching our breath!

Agnes B Bullock said...

What an honor!

Our charity will be DRNA- Dachshund Rescue of North America, which is where our Dachsies With Moxie originated and saved us!

Your quilt patterns are done! Today is washing and ironing the fabric, tomorrow is cutting and then I start the appliqueing! Quilt should be in your hands NLT 16 January, when I start the Pittie Pack Quilt!

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year. May you continue to be blessed and teh WDA srong and loving!

Brian said...

Hooray to each of those winners, such a wonderful birthday gift you gave from your hearts!

Random Felines said...

congrats to the winners - we think this is an EXCELLENT way to celebrate your birthday....

GOOSE said...

Woo Hoo for all the winners. Now go catch some more breath.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh brilliant winners and I am sure they will pick some worthy causes and Khyra's will I know mean more rescues get bforever homes.. Hugs GJ xx

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We were THRILLED to see this!

Of khourse, given the recent events, it will go to The HPP!!!!!

The Fearless Five ROKHK!!!!!



We're so excited about winning! We're sending an email with the info right now! Thanks for having such a pawsome contest!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Mr. Pip said...

Hurray for the winners! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

Your pal, Pip

meowmeowmans said...

Congratulations to all the winners! That was such a great -- and oh so WDA -- way to celebrate your birthday. :)

We hope you had a great Christmas, friends. We gave you an award ... come by our blog to pick it up when you have a chance.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Yeaaaa winners.
So many places will be helped!

Sagira said...

You guys are the best.

Congrats to all the winners. :)