Back in the days when diner sores were still seen (people developed them from having time to sit down to banquets or big business lunches lasting most of every day?) I ran a competition about avoiding headgear or something – a cap shun one.  Here is a reminder of the featured picture:


Well, I have been too wrapped up in a succession of minor disasters and several exercises in futility (thanks, but please don’t enquire) to get to it before, but I finally threw a tantrum and my other projects aside in favour of doing the scoring.  I adopted the good old ‘one-two-three; three-two-one’ system.  In other words, a first place gets three points, a second two, and a third place one.  Simple, but it works.

Based on that, we have a winner with 19 points for the caption:

“I’m returning her … and they had better give me a full refund! Same as a puppy, my foot!”

Here is the well-earned certifi-cat-and-dog:


And a badge copy:




Second, with 16 points, was my own:


Cat burglar arrested with taped evidence.

Third, on 14 points, was:

“Excuse me, Miss. I think you dropped this.”

A galloper-up, on 10 points, was:

 You said “fetch”, but you didn’t say what!

Several of the others were snapping at the heels of the first three, points-wise.

Well done all, and thanks for participating!  I am seeking a suitable subject for the next.

© November 2012 Colonialist (WordPress/blogs24)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Androgoth says:

    An excellent competition my friend…



  2. Zirkie says:

    Love this and Hopey’s caption was excellent!!


  3. Dizzy says:

    That caption was a surefire winner!


  4. melouisef says:

    Congratulations to the HH


  5. optie says:

    A well deserved winner, please let’s have more of these Col


  6. zannyro says:

    Congrats to Hope! Such a great combo…picture and caption, you make a great team!


  7. It couldn’t go to a better blogger, Col! Great competition, great result 🙂 Thanks for running it!


  8. nrhatch says:

    Wonderful fun, Col! 😀

    Two suggestions for the next round:

    (1) Include only the captions with their assigned numbers in the voting post, while omitting the names and avatars of caption contributors. I’m sure I’m not the only one who found it difficult to vote for captions without considering the source (i.e., the persons who tossed said captions into the ring).

    (2) Use poll daddy to tabulate the results. That way voters can vote anonymously, we can check back to see how our faves are making out, and you don’t have to manually tally the scores.

    Here’s an example of Poll Daddy:

    You might find some fodder on Zen and Genki as well . . . Anne finds the most amazing photos to share with us each week.


  9. Pussycat44 says:

    Aaaawww, thanks, hey!


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  11. I cant believe it! and thanks to you the voters! I have never been a winnah every before on something like this!


  12. newsferret says:

    Glad I am not the only one struggling with the electronics amongst others. Had to buy a new one so went for a notebook BUT had to take Windows 8 and MS’s home/office Suite 2010. It is like having to learn from the start again.


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