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Name That Dog & Name That Cat: WINNERS!

by | Jul 4, 2015 | Writing Advice & More | 16 comments

Show_Tell(1)I am absolutely blown away both by the wonderful name suggestions and the enthusiastic voting for the pet stars of SHOW AND TELL. Arrrooo!!! and meee-WOW! Some names were hotly contested, with y’all rallying the troupes to vote.

SHOW AND TELL:  An animal behaviorist and her service dog race a deadly storm to expose a treacherous secret others will kill to protect. The story once again takes place in the fictional town of Heartland, Texas. When September Day figures out missing pets aren’t lost, but instead stolen to be training bait for dog fights linked to a drug distribution ring, she has 24 hours to save the victims (furry and human). For those who have read the first two books, you’ll be pleased that SHOW AND TELL brings the story full circle. (Okay, that’s enough of a hint!).

The winning names not only will be included in the book, but your name and real pet’s description will be added to the “fact or fiction” acknowledgements in the book, and I’ll send you a paw-tographed copy of the book as soon as it comes out. I would also like the WINNERS named below to please email me (amy@shojai.com) 1-3 photos of your named pet for possible use in future blogs/publicity about the book.

Because of the incredible interest, and I wanted to acknowledge your effort, I’ve included the names of the runners-up in the contest, too. BRAVO! And…here’s a teaser. All the runners-up will get a prize, too–not sure what just yet, but because it’s still percolating, but will have something to do with the book promo so you can share bragging rights with your peeps. Stay tuned!

The Name That Dog/Cat: VOTE post garnered a total of 7456 pages views. The combined votes of the 6 polls totaled 16,930 votes.

. . . AND THE RESULTS ARE IN! . . .

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NAME THAT “DROOLER” MASTIFF, total of 987 votes

WINNER: HERCULES (419 votes) Nominated by Patricia H.

Runners-Up: Thor, nominated by Vicki in honor of her Bouvier

kitten jumping isolated on white background

NAME THAT SMALL CAT, total of 1494 votes

WINNER: WAFFLES (510 votes) Nominated by Debbie Glovatsky

Runners-Up: Lucy, nominated by Robbi Hess; and Truffle, nominated by Paula/Sweet Purrfections

LadderCatKitten_42359535_l-2015NAME THAT TARZAN CAT, total of 2192 votes

WINNER: BORIS KITTY (763 votes) nominated by his-own-self (with help from Kelly)

Runners-Up: Caster, nominated by Emily Hall/Kitty Cat Chronicles

Playful little kitty isolated over white

NAME THAT KITTEN, total of 2,954 votes

WINNER: FUZZIT, aka Anubis (1688 votes) nominated by Karyl Cunningham

Runners-Up: Einstein, nominated by Elaine Dalke

Yorkshire terrierNAME THAT DIGGIDY-DOG, total of 4,111 votes

WINNER: KINSLER (2,134 votes) nominated by Theresa Littlefield

Runners-Up: Freckles, nominated by Karyl Cunningham

Brown and white Pit Bull dog sitting and looking at the camera with a happy expressionA friendly and obedient black and white Pit Bull breed dog laying down

NAME THAT HAWG DAWG, total of 4,592 votes

WINNER: TEDDY nominated by Lynette George, and DOT nominated by Kristi Brashier (1,850 votes)

Runners-Up: Buster & Bo, nominated by Una Bell Townsend

Thank you so much for lending your pet’s name to the contest–and congratulations! I can’t wait to add in these great names and descriptions and personalities into the storyline.

Now go tell all your friends and thank ’em for their votes! Hope this news gave your JULY 4th an extra SPARKLER-Y reason to celebrate!

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16 Comments

  1. Karyl

    Ooh I’ll have to pick you some good photos. 🙂 (Or if you still have my Flickr you’re welcome to raid that since I think my best ones are already there)

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    • Amy Shojai

      Kewl, I think that I still have that, will look. Congrats!

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      • Karyl

        Sent you an email with my favorites from there. 🙂

        We told Anubis the news. He is celebrating with a nap. 😉 Can’t remember if I ever told you the origin of the nickname “Fuzzit” – he used to get into EVERYTHING as a kitten, so there were a lot of cries of “Fuzzy, dammit!” which one day James mashed into “Fuzzit”. It later became a term of endearment.

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  2. Sweet Purrfections

    Congratulations to all of the winners. Truffle is pleased she was a runner-up.

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  3. marjogo75

    Love the names of the dogs and cats. I had a friend with a Mastiff who was a sweet baby and she was always wiping his drool with her shirt, skirt or had a roll of paper towels handy. She and her husband owned a small business in Tulsa. In an attempted robbery, the two robbers saw her dog come around the desk, and they panicked. One shot the dog in one side of his muzzle, My friend Kathy told me that all the way to the Animal Clinic, she thought about the movie Turner and Hooch. Hooch looked like her dog Joseph. Joseph make it and became a TV star,

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    • Amy Shojai

      Poor Joseph! Glad to hear he survived.

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    • Amy Shojai

      Was a great selection, I agree.

      Reply
  4. Glogirly and Katie

    Oh my gosh!!!! Waffles is beside himself. We’re just tickled! What an amazing turnout of votes you had too!!! This is so cool.

    We’ll pull some photos for you as soon as we’re moved back into our house. (it’s repair week and we’re at a hotel right now)

    Thank you SO much!!!
    Congrats to all the winners, runners up, ALL the cats, dogs and their wonderful people who voted!

    xoxo

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    • amyshojai

      Yay Waffles! Wonder what Katie will think of it. 😉

      Reply
  5. Patricia H.

    OMG I’m so excited for this book to come out. I can’t believe Hercules was one of the winners. I was so happy to see all the names this year. It was so competitive. Amy, THANK YOU from one of your faithful readers and followers for all the great information you share with us, for creating the best blog I have ever read and for giving us readers and our beloved pets the opportunity to be included in all your great masterpieces.

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    • Amy Shojai

      Awww…thanks so much Patricia! You and the readers make writing so much fun–much better to enjoy the process with lots of friends!

      Reply
  6. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    We are excited that our Caster boy is a runner up for the Tarzan cat! Very exciting. Thanks for such a fun contest!

    Reply

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