I apologize to those of you sane enough NOT to have a Facebook account since you can’t participate, but for those who do:
Gertie has been entered in the 85086 Magazine’s Cutest Pet Contest. Is it because she is a cute pet? Nay I say!
Gertie has her own facebook page, 1,000 Hugs for Gertie, where she is trying to get 1,000 hugs before she dies.
Gertie absolutely loves meeting new people, and believe it or not, loves getting a little too cozy with them. It kind of came to me in a dream that we should see how many hugs she can get from unique huggers. 1,000 Hugs for Gertie sounded so much better than 75 Hugs for Gertie or 128 Hugs for Gertie. Ergo, the campaign 1,000 Hugs for Gertie was born.
That was the easy part. I swear I could find more participation if I were begging for money! At least then I’d be normal! But I’m not asking for money, I’m asking for hugs for Gertie. That makes me one of the reasons people carry pepper spray! I guess people aren’t used to Crazy Dog Ladies asking people to hug giant, geriatric dogs.
In 4 months we’ve amassed a whopping 38 hugs (see them Here. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can see them unless you have Facebook.)
Back to the Contest:
85086 Magazine is a magazine with a target area of those residents in zip code, you guessed it, 85086. It is distributed, free, to all residents and businesses in that zip code – a number exceeding 50,000.
What zip code does Gertie live in? 85086.
A win would get Gertie the cover of the May 2016 issue as well as a feature story. That feature story couldn’t be written without mentioning Gertie’s goal of 1,000 hugs.
A feature story about a furry old lady looking for hugs would connect Gertie with a hundred or 2 huggers close to home and make other people less likely to call the white suits on me, pan handling for hugs.
So, can we get your vote?
Like 85086 Magazine (click here to go there) on Facebook, then click the “85086 Cutest Pet Contest” tab (to the right of the photos tab). Find Gertie’s photo
And vote for her.
You can vote once a day.
Blessedly this is only a 10 day contest, so voting ends on April 10.
A vote today could mean many hugs for Gertie in the near future.
The lengths we go to here at Run A Muck Ranch to keep The Horde happy.