Shelter Challenge Update
First, I wanted to let you know we learned last week we won $500 in the holiday round of the Shelter Challenge by winning the state prize for New Hampshire. This despite the fact that many of us were not able to even vote because of the botched system they used for that round. So a big thank you to everyone who did manage to vote! I did tell the person who notified us about the prize that many people were very frustrated with all the technical glitches they encountered, and that many simply had not been able to vote at all. I also noted that no one ever received any response back from the Shelter Challenge after emailing them about the problems. She said she’d pass on the information to the relevant people.
I noticed this morning on the Shelter Challenge website an announcement: “Exciting news: we are currently upgrading the Shelter Challenge website. It’s going to be a big and exciting change! Thank you for your patience while we roll this brand new system out.”
Having never seen a website “upgrade” that didn’t create collateral damage and unintended consequences, I am not optimistic about the next round of the Shelter Challenge! (No date yet.)
On To Other News
I’ve had a few emails in recent weeks asking me for an update on Tanner. He was on the blog in early December, with Darla still chasing him around the front yard and Tanner happily darting back and forth, always staying a few steps ahead of her. Tanner’s doing great, and as you can see from the photo I took a week ago, he’s still enjoying his chew toys. The only “new” news on Tanner is that … drum roll please … we’ve decided to keep him. Yes, he’s staying. (Wait, did I give that away in the headline?) In the process of house-training him and working on that leg-lifting issue, he kind of worked his way into our hearts. (Plus, Darla wanted Tanner to stay because having him here helps keep her figure nice and trim.)
You know, it occurred to us we’ve never had a three-legger stay — they always get adopted so quickly! So Tanner will be the first one we’ve ever kept.