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.
Julie Ruff says
Lucky Tanner, congrats on the win.
Peggy S., Scooter and T.C. says
We have our act together for the shelter challenges, now it’s their turn! Congrats on the $500…we voters are a persistent group. And congrats to Tanner….lucky dog.
Yay, Tanner!! I did get to vote one time in the Shelter Challenge, but couldn’t find the link after that. Glad you guys won something!
And Travis? How’s he doing?
Steve Smith says
Karen, Travis is doing fine!
Awesome! Glad to hear he’s doing good.
So happy for Tanner – and you guys too! He is a love! And congrats on the $500 prize! Praying it multiplies to meet all your needs at the Farm.
Congratulations on the Shelter Challenge win, and congratulations on the decision to keep Tanner!! It’s so heartwarming!
Kathy Hertzel says
A big congratulations to Tanner for finding his forever home ! and congratulations to you & Alayne on your new “son”.
Sharon K. says
Yay on the $500 win and your decision to keep that handsome Tanner pup! I tried voting early in that contest. I had no luck voting until the end but I got some in~~
I never got to vote even once during the whole process despite trying every single day. Really glad to hear you won $500.Glad to hear you’re keeping Tanner at RDF. That way I’ll get more updates on the personality kid.
Miranda Brooks says
You won the lottery twice little man Tanner! Good job! 🙂
Congrats on winning $500….I too could only vote once during this last challenge.
Yay for Tanner….he and Darla are quite the cute pair! It’s a win-win for all!
I’m so glad Tanner is staying!
Jackpot! For all. So happy for you 🙂
stu kertiss says
I figured Tanner was there to stay the first time I saw him.
Looks like you are not involved in the heavy snow storms, from what I can see on the weather channel. Hopefully, you’ll stay out of the whole darn thing!!
Congratulations to all on both happy updates!
Shirley and James says
WELCOME HOME TANNER!