And we have a winner. And some runner-ups because there were so many that made me giggle. First the news. Drum Roll please ...
Wild Dingo is relocating from Northern California to Luasanne, Switzerland. I know. Insane. I can't even freaking believe it myself. To answer the obvious: YES we can bring our dogs, with no quarantine. That was the fist thing we thought about before we even considered the move.
Next question: Yes, it's because Mr. Wild Dingo's job is transferring him. Actually, he recommended himself for the new position in August, but a transfer from the U.S. to a Europe office takes a long time so we never really knew until Thanksgiving, when he returned home from a visit out there. That day he needed a beer.
Next question: Yes, we're keeping our newly built mountain home. The transfer is temporary for two or three years. Which will fly by in a blink of an eye I'm sure.
Next question: We think the move won't happen for two or three months. Though Mr. Wild Dingo's new boss wants him to start immediately. So he'll most likely be gone a lot until we move.
Next question: Yes, I'm working on paperwork and passports for Loki and Juno so they can travel easily throughout Europe. I mean, what else am I going to do there, work? Silly readers. Wild Dingo barely works as it is. Or at least, that's what Mr. Wild Dingo says. No instead, we'll be working with a tutor (and not Dex's tutor thank dog!). But this tutor will help us learn better French. We already speak it, but we want to speak it so they understand us. It'd be nice not to get pointed at and hear "silly American!" And my other activities there will be hopefully, dog training Loki in a sport, as well as day and weekend travel trips, Amelie-style with postcards of the two in famous places. Well, that's the plan. Nothing ever goes to plan. I mean, we didn't "plan" to move to Switzerland, did we?
Now for the Winners!
First, thank you all for playing my silly game. It was too fun and I hope to do more like it in the future. You all made me giggle every day and in this day, in this time, that is no small feat. So you are all winners in my book. And for that, Planet Blue Dog asked me to pass on this PAWESOME discount of 10% off if you mention the code: HOWLIDAYS.
The Winner of the Contest was Darwin of The Evolution of Darwin!
Chase It...Dogs Love It!
Fun for puppies, dogs, cats and people of all ages. Grab onto the ergonomic handle and move the toy in a circular, zig zag or lunging motion and watch your pets enthusiastic reaction! At first, most pets do not realize a human is activating it. A game of chase has never been this much fun! The toy is attached with a velcro strap and, therefore, is replaceable. The Chase-It collapses (telescopic) to 18" and extends to about 48".
Human-Grade Wild Salmon caught in the pristine waters of Alaska. Unlike many other salmon treats out on the market today, it is made from 100% Pure Salmon Meat with NO Bones, Fillers or other ingredients. Only the finest salmon is used to hand-make these premium pet treats. You can try it too! It makes an excellent training treat, because it brakes up easily into small pieces without crumbling.
And she also won:
A Pair of Jodhpurs!Designed specifically by Juno Belle Jodhpurs and fit exculsively for Darwin's size.
Juno Belle Jodhpurs jodhpurs are low maintenance jodhpurs.No laundering and no pressing is required. Just floof, walk and be prepared for the compliments!
And becuase I'm the boss and can change the rules of the contest, I'm announcing three runner-up winners who made me smile:
Each of you will receive a pouch of Salmon Paws from Blue Planet Dog and a free pair of Juno Belle Jodhpurs jodhpurs. Please email me at info at wilddingo.com your shipping address and include a photo of your derrière (that's French for butt), so I can size them for you!
All of you made me laugh this week. And for those who guessed another puppy or a Swiss mountain dog puppy, you'd have to be crazy to think I'd get myself another dog. I have enough gray hairs. Anyone with more than two dogs in my book is officially whack-a-doo (but my kind of whack-a-doo). Thank you so much for playing! I'm so glad I can take you with me to Europe via cyberspace!
No cash for the treat jar but you'd like to show the love? No problem! Connect with me on LinkedIn and endorse my creative writing skills. Thanks for the love!
"Your project is guaranteed to meet superior Siberian standards or I will fatally masticate it. You have my "woo" on that!"
"I keep your project safe from crows, coyotes, and flies. I prefer to be paid in salmon treats and tennis balls."
"I manage the treat jar & the staff's daily payroll of cookies and bones. The staff is excellent at math and let me know when I come up short."