The winner of the alter-your-cat contest!

The judges have deliberated long and hard about the winner of the “humiliate-your-cat-by-altering-his-visage” contest. In the end, it came down to a scruff-and-scruff race between Bobby (owner of Barbara) and Kink (owner of Doc Bill).  Intensive rumination, following a stiff dose of prayer to Ceiling Cat, has led us to declare the winner as. . .

BOBBY!

bobby

Barbara will receive an autographed edition of WEIT, complete with hand-drawn cat. Here’s a little bit she wrote about Bobby:

 Bobby was a tiny kitten, ten to twelve weeks old when she came to live with us. My daughter and I were fostering her, along with a feral kitten, Pepper. Of course, when it became time to adopt both of them out, we decided to keep them. Bobby, who used to be the tiniest kitten, is now the biggest one of our three cats and a very talented model.

And here’s the runner-up, Kink, submitted by Doc Bill (I don’t feel too bad because Kink already won a contest). Doc Bill receives my warm congratulations.

kink-entry

Thanks to all who entered their cats. I’m sorry that the rest didn’t win (this isn’t a website, though, where “all must have prizes”!), but you have the consolation of having amused many readers, and my appreciation for your fortitude in getting your moggy to sit still long enough for a picture!

I’ll add one meme that nobody seems to have thought of; this one’s from Richard Wiseman‘s site:

catnote

h/t: Mary

16 Comments

  1. pktom64
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    I’m disappointed of course but congrats to Bobby and Barbara!

  2. Chris Quartly
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, Barbara! :)

  3. docbill1351
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Kink is a sore loser. Drew blood last night, he did. (I might have had a role in that misadventure.)

    Yes, our house is overflowing with WEIT! A guest asked recently why I needed so many copies of WEIT. Can’t get enough, I said. I could have said, “Well, this Coyne guy is just a slacker and if he’d just get off his lazy ass and write another book I wouldn’t have to fill my bookshelves with this pulp.”

    Too bad Shubin doesn’t have competitions. Just saying.

    Oh, and Kink says “Congratulations, Barbara,” although he didn’t mean it. Kink is polite if not sincere.

  4. Posted January 9, 2013 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    “I’ll add one meme that nobody seems to have thought of…”

    :-o

    Ahem… latso and I both mentioned Wiseman’s Abracat Lincoln!

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    • Diane G.
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

      Obviously he meant that no contest entrant had thought of…

      • Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

        Well, that makes more sense. *whistles*

        But those of us without Lincoln on our banknotes are at a disadvantage here. As are those of us without cats… ;-)

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        • Diane G.
          Posted January 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

          Well, you’re better off than I. I have both–just no imagination!

  5. Posted January 9, 2013 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Flippy and Kitty are upset because they’ll never get to read WEIT. (They had their library cards revoked after the “Cat Fancy” incident).

  6. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    this isn’t a website, though

    Can I quote-mine you on that?

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      LOL!

  7. Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Congrats to the winner, but that was my least favorite one.

  8. Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to all who entered their cats. I’m sorry that the rest didn’t win (this isn’t a website, though, where “all must have prizes”!), but you have the consolation of having amused many readers, and my appreciation for your fortitude in getting your moggy to sit still long enough for a picture!

    You know, featuring those who didn’t win as a cat-of-the-day would make for a pretty awesome consolation prize….

    b&

  9. Diane G.
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Bobby and Barbara! A most deserving entry!

  10. gravelinspector
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I’ll add one meme that nobody seems to have thought of; this one’s from Richard Wiseman‘s site:

    Oh, that’s quite a good one. I’d have tracked down and molested my friend’s cat for that. Particularly since the English five pound note (or is it a tenner? I’m not sure and don’t have either to hand to check) … hang on … Gimping … nah, totally ineffective. I’d do better printing the images, cutting and pasting (in the literal sense, involving a brush and paste pot. Well, to anyone who’s seen a tenner, the idea is pretty obvious. Getting the whiskers to line up is the tricky bit (digitally).

  11. Posted January 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    A wise judge and a creative entry. Congrats Barbara!

  12. Barbara Bengtsson
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Thanks All – I look forward to my first copy of WEIT.


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