Friday, November 20, 2009
Enter My Contest - Name the New Kitty
I lost my senses today. I was sort of impulsive and even a little irrational. But I fell in love, what can I say? I adopted a new kitten from the county animal control shelter all because I follow their tweets. For some reason, this tweet from them caught my eye the other night:
Isn't Nemo absolutely darling? http://bit.ly/1mEWST
That's all they wrote and when I clicked on it, this little guy didn't just catch my eye, he stole my heart. So today, I dropped everything, drove to the next town over, applied to be a "cat adopter" and brought him home. He came with the name "Nemo" but I don't really like this name very much. And I've been thinking as hard as I can and nothing is coming to my mind (unusual, I know! Ha ha!)
So I'm having a contest to "Name the New Kitty." The prize will be a $20 gift certificate for either my Artfire or Etsy shop, but mind you, this ISN'T a drawing....I'll choose a name that I really like and give full credit where credit is due!! Just leave your ideas in the comments here--and then make sure I'll be able to reach you (or check back to see if you've won!) Fun! After all, if I can fall for him just based on a snap shot...maybe one of my creative blog readers can have a "flash" of inspiration looking at the same thing?
Hey, it's worth a shot because I'm just coming up blank....and don't think this is just a "girl contest" guys...surely you have a wife, sister, mother, boss, employee, etc. who might like a little something from one of my shops as a Christmas present? See what I mean? It's open to everyone and if more than one person comes up with the same name that I like--then the first one to post it will be declared the winner.
Some notes about his personality: He's very mellow. In fact, my vet pointed out he had the laid back style of the ragdoll cat. He can't meow at all--he opens his little mouth and nothing comes out--it's weird, I know, but the vet wasn't concerned about it. But my goodness, he purrs like a lawnmower. It's just amazing the 2 pounds of kitten can produce such a rumble! And as is typical of many male cats, he's very affectionate. Finally, I think he may grow up to be pretty big because his little feet are about the size of quarters!!
So this contest will stay open through Sunday 11/22/09 at midnight C.S.T., OR later if nothing turns up that "does it" for the new kitty's new name. Thanks so much for playing along--I'm such a happy lady this evening--you should see me, I'm grinning from ear to ear. The process of introducing him to Red and Mariah is now in progress.....