And the winner is...
First I have to tell you that my original plan didn't work as intended. I put the four names and a bit of kibble plus a special treat in each envelope, thinking Gilly would pick one up and begin to devour it, and I would rescue the winner's name before it was too late. But the packaging wasn't fragrant enough for her to be interested. So I decided to dispense with the envelopes, and cover the cards with the names on them with a tiny piece of paper towel soaked in sardine oil:
At first she didn't want to participate, but then she was unable to resist any longer and made her choice:
She picked it up and took it to a more private spot, whereupon she ate the sardine oil soaked piece of paper towel and deposited the paper with the name on the ground!
I forgot to mention this earlier, but there is a consolation prize for all entrants which will be a print of the original pray for rain drop:
Please keep praying for rain in California. There are already fires down south and it's quite early in the season.
Thank you all so much for participating in this. Send me your snail mail addresses so your prizes will come soon. To reach me, click "view my complete profile", under the About Me section, over there in the right sidebar. If there's a problem, just leave a comment and we'll find a solution.
Thank you all and I can't wait to hear from you.
p.s. oops I almost forgot. Here's Gilly as she woke up this morning. She likes to sleep late, but she had work to do...
4 hours ago