Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our first contest: Guess Sadie's weight!

Now that Sadie is one year old, she's an adult kitty. In celebration of her first year, we're having a special contest: Guess Sadie's weight!

Here are the rules:

  • 1. Post a comment with your guess of her weight in pounds and ounces. If you're an international visitor and don't use pounds, convert your guess at this handy site.

  • 2. Leave your first name and email in the post (so I can contact you if you're the winner). I recommend putting a space before and after the @ to prevent spammers from grabbing it.

  • 3. The contest will close at midnight on September 15.

  • 4. Pending any emergencies or other problems, I will weigh Sadie on September 16. She will be weighed on an empty stomach.

  • 5. Sadie will be weighed on my Escali digital postal scale, which has been my cat scale for about five years. It has proven to be reliable and accurate.

  • 6. In the event of a tie, the person who posted on the earliest date will be the winner.

  • 7. I will ship the package anywhere, using the most economical shipping rate.

Sadie is a petite cat. To give you an example of scale, here she is in a 28 lb cat-litter bucket. Now, on to the fun part. . the PRIZE!

The winner will receive an assortment of goodies, including a package of Party Mix cat treats, cat Halloween socks (womens size), a shedding comb with two rows of rotating bristles, and a unique cat card. Note: basket not included.

The winner will also receive this handmade kitchen hot pad with a calico cat on it (get it, Sadie is also a calico?)

Here's a close-up of the cat card. It's a birthday card with a "grow your own" pink cat included.

Aren't the Halloween socks adorable? There are three sets of cats on each pair.

Remember, the deadline is SEPTEMBER 15! Submit your guess today! If you have questions, email me at rj_schweitzer @ yahoo . com (without the spaces of course). Good luck!


Janet in Kansas said...

What fun, Rene! Your video of the birthday party was charming. Sadie is a lovely lady. I'm going to guess that she weight 5 lbs. 5 oz. You are very generous to offer such a wonderful prize.

Janet in Kansas CCCC

Anonymous said...

While I haven't seen her in person in a while - I'm going to guess 8 lbs. 6 oz. - in honor of my childhood calico that was always around the 8 lb mark.

Anonymous said...

What an unusual and nice contest. Our guess is 6lbs. 12 oz.

Madeline & Vinny

Laila and Minchie said...

We are going to guess 7 lb. 8 oz.

Laila and Minchie
lailaandminchie @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

Wow- i will bet you got the contest idea from work. You just love to do work! Anyway- I will guess 8lb 2 oz.

If I win - you could donate the prize to your favorite organization.

DMO at work

Lorie said...

9lbs 2oz. She is SO BIG! She was just a kitten, like yesterday, and now she's grown-up lady-cat already! Happy Birthday Miss Sadie!

Lorie & the meows
loriewest @ gmail . com

Angel and Kirby said...

We guess 5 pounds 4. Stop by later, we gave you an award.

Anonymous said...

Rene, I will guess that your Sadie is 7 lb. 1 oz. I want those socks. Carmie

jasmine said...

She is a bueaty I say about 5lbs 11oz cindydespain @ yahoo.com I have a darker calaco that looks like they may be around the same size.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

I weigh 4.5 pounds. I think you might weigh 7.2 pounds Sadie Sadie pretty lady....Have you ever heard Barbra Streisand sing that sing in Funnt Girl?
Love your picture...
Love Miss Peach

Meg said...

Tom's guess is 7lbs 11oz. You're right across the hall from him, so no email needed!

Mine is 7lbs 3oz. I think she's smaller than our kittens. celticmeg@gmail.com!

The Creek Cats said...

Oh boy this is fun! Ok our Maggie May is a petite calico so we are gonna guess..... 8lbs 7oz.

thecreekcats AT gmail DOT com

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I could only get one photo before he got up (he does that a lot when I get out a camera). He is in the middle of a meow. Hi mom!