Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A finalist, two times over!

The inspiration for entering Palmer into the online Cutest Pet Contest was actually a similar contest we are having at work. They released the results for first round voting and guess what, Palmer is a finalist! Check out the canine finalists:

There is also a 'feline' and 'other' category:

What do you think? Palmer's got a chance?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cutest Dog Semi-Finalist

I got an email from
Congratulations! Your Photo Of Palmer Has Advanced To The Semi-Finals & Has Won A Chance To Appear In Our Next Cutest Pets Photography Book! The Votes Have Been Pouring In For Your Photo of Palmer. Therefore, It Has Received Enough Votes To Appear In Our Next Photography Book! We have chosen to publish your photograph of Palmer in the "The Cutest Pets of 2008 - The Best of 2008" coffee table book. (ISBN# 978-0-9770401-6-2)

And what's a post without a picture of Palmer sleeping? Saturday he fell asleep with his ear propped up like a little bunny rabbit!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My little helper

It was laundry day yesterday and Palmer got into the laundry. It was so cute watching him try to wiggle his way out of the pillow case!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cutest Dog Contest

We have a Cutest Pet contest at work so there was no question that I'd be entering Palmer. It was really hard to choose which picture to submit since there are just so many cute ones of him. Should I submit a sleeping photo? A photo of Palmer wearing clothes? One of Palmer cuddling with my dad? What a dilemma! Haha. Anyway, I decided to stick to simple and classic and one that showcases Palmer's all-time favorite trick.

After I sent the pics to my brother, he sent me a link to an online contest at They have some really cool prizes including a $100 gift card to Pet Smart & $1,000 cash... and winners are chosen from online votes! For all you Palmer fans out there, support his candidacy for Cutest Pet by clicking on the link and voting for the photo. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Every day I'm so amazed at how smart dogs can be.

The other day, as I flicked the plastic applicator for Palmer's monthly flea treatment, he ran straight into his crate and planted himself firmly inside. I guess Palmer started to associate that flicking sound with the cold trickle of flea medicine down his back. If I were a dog, I'd run and hide too!

Yesterday, Palmer heard Johnny parking his car from our balcony and, again, ran to the window to verify it was him... then ran anxiously to the front door anticipating his arrival. What a smart dog!

Here's a picture of a happy, but lazy, dog. Don't you just love how his tongue hangs out the side of his mouth?