Holy tail waggers, Batman! Picking the top five was tough! Really tough! (Seriously really tough.)
Many thanks to each and every one of you that sent me a picture of a pup you love. I never thought I would receive over 20 entries. I was amazed with the response. After my amazement, I was cranky, because I had to narrow it down to five. (Who had that bright idea, huh?)
As I noted when I introduced this contest, the winner will receive a gift certificate for a free pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. In addition to the ice cream, I will make a donation to the winner’s animal charity of choice.
What I did not mention was my intention to make a donation for each and every entry. When I started this contest, I planned on donating $10 to Noah’s Ark for every entry I received. I did not expect to receive 26 entries. 26! Rather than go back on my initial plan, I will simply set up a payment plan and keep my word.
So on behalf of Noah’s Ark, I thank you for taking the time to send me your puppy picture. Even if your entry did not make the top five, your entry is making a difference in the lives of animals and children. I am certain the good folks at Noah’s Ark will make good use of the $260 donation I am making in honor of all of the participants.
Sha’woo. I’m nervous. Okay – deep breath.
Here are the top five Top Dog finalists. (Click on one picture, which will lead you to the slide show.) Please vote for your favorite now through Saturday July 21st at Midnight (ET). I will announce the winner on Sunday July 22nd. Once you’ve voted, please watch the movie I made, which includes shots of all the pups that entered.
Thanks again to all the pups that entered! I hope you enjoy the movie.