Unfortunately, our fair visit this year was a mix of good news/bad news, so overall it was just, eh, fair.
If we're friends on Facebook, you already know that instead of doing the Dance of Joy, we were doing the Trudge of Dejection around the exhibition hall...
So, let's start with the bad news... We really had high hopes for another blue ribbon this year, but it wasn't to be.
We got 3rd place in the Needle Felting division for our Meet the Beagles:
|Third place?! But look at ALL that ADORABLENESS?!|
|Whoo-hoo for that big green ribbon!|
|(Ignore the wooden head... it's a hanger in front)|
Anyway, we were a little bummed. But at least we won the big theme prize, which we had really targeted! Here we are, the needle-felting team, trying to look happy. (But we were dejected...)
I about had a heart attack over the doughnut - not from the deep-fried-ness and all the bacon, but from the price. It was $8.75! I hadn't even looked - just ordered it figuring it would be doughnut sized and doughnut priced! But in defense of it's priceyness, I will say: it was huge; it was delicious; and it had a lotta bacon on it. We ate every bite! (I can't say the same for the Reese's...)
In Other Wee "Fair is Fair" News...
Last September, I pledged on the blog to donate 10% of the proceeds on the sales of Rescue Me, Maybe for all of 2013 to the Morris Animal Foundation. I had decided to extend that pledge for 2014 as well, so I just wanted to let you know that I sent them what I owed them for this almost-first-half of the year.
|MAF - Unite to Fight!|
MAF is also holding their Unite to Fight virtual walk on June 22 to raise funds and awareness for pet cancer. If you want to donate to that cause, check out Sugar the Golden Retriever's page or the Wag N Woof crew's page as they are both entered for the virtual walk! Good job guys!
And in other cancer awareness news... mark your blogging calendars for Wed. Aug. 6, the next Give Cancer the Paw hop!
And Don't Forget the Giveaways...
Don't forget I've got 2 giveaways going... this one for Rescue Me, Maybe, a picture frame and dog treats, open to US and Canada; and this one open to US only (sorry) for a cute bag filled with 5 bestselling Women's Fiction books, including RMM! Go enter!