Saturday, April 14, 2012

In Memory....

Brutus passed away the last week of March 2012. Come to find out Brutus had an enlarged heart...which is common in his breed to some extent similar to bad hips in large dogs.   It came as a major shock since Brutus showed no symptoms and appeared to be very healthy and happy up to the Monday evening when he first started showing very minute signs of stress.    He died Tuesday morning in his family's arms, at the doctors.

The next weekend the kids came home. It was a very sad weekend.  

Brutus was a wonderful friend and companion.  He was much loved by his family.  

He was a remarkable dog.  He never complained, never bit, never said a word.  He always went along with whatever dumb idea his family came up with (photo is case in point).  

Brutus was beloved of everyone.  He will be missed.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Annual Easter Egg Contest 2012: The Contestants

EggCycle Built for Two (this came with music)


Angry Eggs

Blue Egg Group

Jabba the Egg

Brown Eggcluse Spider

pEGGasus (this came with a light show
that was stolen by Eggcycle Built for Two )


M EGG a Millions (with last weeks winning numbers)

PAIN IN THE EGG (like this contest i think)

16 and PR'EGGnant

Gotyegg (this came with a music tract and video)

Double E Eggs (signed by the artist..look carefully on right double E)

Easter Egg Contest 2012: The betting..

This year as the judges were busy judging ...... the contestants were busy wagering on BEST OVERALL THEME and FIRST PLACE. Everyone had to bet on both.. two bucks a shot.

The Judges (2012)

Our favorite judges ......
there were some rules this year.... not everyone should win an award... AND no throwing candy at the winners. (My sister made sure to remove all the free standing dishes of candy to prevent certain contestants from displaying any examples of poor sportsmanship. Apparently last year things got kind of wild. I wasn't there of course which is a good thing probably in case I lost).

Annual Easter Egg Contest 2012: The Winners! (cont)

And the winners are......

3RD PLACE: 16 & Pr'eggers! (Tommy)
2ND PLACE: Double E's eggs (Billy) (signed by the artist)
FIRST PLACE: Jabba the Egg

Oh.. late post.. MOST LAME: The GottyEgg (Megan)

The judges tell us it was a tough decision between PAIN IN THE EGG and THE GOTTYEGG. PAIN IN THE EGG had points taken off because the SCAR which was a pretty good effort. Thus Mike's egg(er Pain in the Egg) was disqualified as truly lame.

Annual Easter Egg Contest 2012: THE WINNERS! (cont.)

The Lamest: GottyEggs (Megan)

Judges Choice: P'Eggasis (Jim)

Most Artistic: Bicycle Built For Two (Le Roy)

Best Theme: M'egg A Million (Shannon)