The BIG Contest: Your Views, Votes, and Shares Needed!

Run A Muck Ranch, in yet another exploitation of Emmi and Slugger’s rough start, has entered the PetSafe Shelter Me Video Contest.

The stars in the "Don't overlook the ones that need a little work" Adoption Promo Video.
The stars in the “Don’t overlook the ones that need a little work” Adoption Promo Video.

The Top 10 are chosen by a combination of Views, Shares, Votes and Ratings from the contest page.   If you do decide to jump through the hoops to vote, be careful!  You have to highlight all 5 stars before clicking!  Crabby accidentally only gave us a 1 star rating.  From the looks of the competition, others are having the same problem.  Anywho, the top 10 then go before judges and the winning 3 are chosen.

Prizes to the winners are as follows:

1st Place:  $5000

2nd Place: $3000

3rd Place: $2000

Here’s the link to the video:

Emmi and Slugger’s Adopt a Shelter Dog that Needs a Little Work Promo Video

But wait!  There’s more!

All prize money is split between the video winner and the PUBLIC Animal Shelter of their choice.  It can’t be split with a private rescue organization – which I personally feel is an Uber Bummer.  As residents of Maricopa County, Arizona, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control would be the recipient of the prize split.

But wait!  There’s still more!

20% of any prize money won by Run A Muck Ranch will be turned over to that Special Laura mentioned a few posts back, who happens to be Cheerleader #1 for Soldier’s Animal Companion Fund and Nowzad, and it would be her choice of where, either SACFund or Nowzad, it would go.

Back when Slugger broke the snooty barrier and won Dog of the Year 2012 for AZ Foothills Magazine, there was prize money won, said funds turned over as soon as we were done filling out the necessary tax forms.  Yes, sports fans, Run A Much Ranch, if we do make it into a prize-winning rank, will have to pay taxes.  So we figure the rest, whatever is left over, will either pay down vet bills, stock up on meds, stock up on dog/horse food, or buy Crabby underwear in a color other than blue so he doesn’t always appear to be wearing the same underwear.   While it would nice to think we could splurge, anything extra or anything disposable always goes back to the upkeep of The Hoard.

 

Emmi's life has been so hard since her days as a pound pup!
Emmi’s life has been so hard since her days as a pound pup!

OK:  Now for the Shout Outs for those that helped in the production of the video:

I would like to give a very loud shout out to Julie M-B.  No matter what I asked her to look at, she always said make it better.  Everyone else said “It’s good” just the way it was – all through many, many edits.  Not Julie!  She always said it was “good… but…”.  Though I got exasperated a few times (God Bless e-mail over voice communication during those times or Julie wouldn’t be speaking to me now!), in the end, Julie was right.  If anyone is looking for an honest and straight forward editor for a project, I’ll get you in touch with her.  It’s not what she does for a living, it just happens to be something she’s good at.    Julie was also responsible for the additional 2 Shout Outs found on fiverr.com:

Some people are glass half full, others half empty.  In Slugger's case, his glass runneth over!  Even when he was in a bad way, he just knew there was a rainbow with his name on it!
Some people are glass half full, others half empty. In Slugger’s case, his glass runneth over! Even when he was in a bad way, he just knew there was a rainbow with his name on it!

 

Eric at  http://fiverr.com/eyani1 did the music for the video.  In less than a day,  Eric composed the most perfect accompaniment to a video he never saw.  This guy is an incredible artist!  If you need music for a presentation, GO TO ERIC!  You will NOT be disappointed.

She never actually told me her name, but “The Voice” at  http://fiverr.com/yourvogirl, I think you will agree, did an absolutely PERFECT voice over job for the video.  She was actually the 3rd VO person I had worked with at fiverr.com: the first being overly weepy and not impressed with requests for changes.  The second one was overly happy, and the experience with #1 prevented me from asking her to tone it down.  As with the 3 bears, the Third Try was just right!  “The Voice” sent 2 versions but I never even listened to the second one.  The first was absolutely perfect, no changes needed!  If you click on her fiverr link and listen to her demo reel, then compare it to our video, you will see the incredible range she can work in.  With “The Voice”  you can also visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yourVOgirl?fref=ts,

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9 thoughts on “The BIG Contest: Your Views, Votes, and Shares Needed!

    1. Thank you! Keep viewing, sharing, and if you have any technologically advanced friends, tell them to vote! Voting isn’t as easy as it sounds, though Petsafe has made some improvements.

      No reason to cry – Emmi and Slugger don’t even remember where they came from anymore 🙂

    1. Thank you! We are 5th in views and shares right now, still a little lean on the votes – but then again, Petsafe doesn’t make it easy to vote!

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