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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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! . . .
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
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
WINNER: BORIS KITTY (763 votes) nominated by his-own-self (with help from Kelly)
Runners-Up: Caster, nominated by Emily Hall/Kitty Cat Chronicles
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
WINNER: KINSLER (2,134 votes) nominated by Theresa Littlefield
Runners-Up: Freckles, nominated by Karyl Cunningham
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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