Meet my new little friend, Jasmine
My wife Lois and I spent most of Sunday afternoon and evening going through the unbelievable 1,165 entries in my Name Gary’s New Little Orange Kitten Contest. I have never seen so many different cat names in one place in my life!
Jasmine REALLY fits this little doll. I knew it as soon as I saw the name and so did Lois. After we first found her in our backyard tomato patch, she spent a lot of time hiding in the tangle of our huge jasmine plant while I was trying to tame her down. She’s also full of jazz. One hip little kitty!
Thanks to all of you who entered my contest. Interacting with you is what makes this job so much fun. You are the greatest readers in the world!
Two people entered the name “Jasmine,” but they did it a week apart. So the winner of this contest and the first one to enter the name “Jasmine” in the contest is:
Susan Zahn of Oakley, California.
I’ll be getting in touch with Susan to make arrangements to deliver her prize, an autographed collection of five of my books.
MOST POPULAR NAMES:
As I also printed in my daily newspaper column, here is a list of the 12 most popular names you entered in the contest and the number of times they were entered:
1. Pumpkin (100) … 2. Marmalade (79) … 3. Punkin (32) … 4. POOF! (27) … 5. Ginger (27) … 6. Lucy (26) … 7. Autumn (21) … 8. Tang (17) … 9. Tangerine (17) … 10. Poppy (14) … 11. Cheddar (12) … 12. Clementine (10).
SOME INTERESTING NAMES:
Needless to say, that leaves a LOT of other names that were entered. Here are a few of the more fascinating names:
Jackie O’Lantern … Nacho … Conundrum … Gotcha … Newman’s Nightmare … Purrsius … Poo … Richard Parker … Caltrans … Zip-purr … Cheeto … Butterscotch … Cosmo … Hazel Mae … Mrs. Bigglesworth … October … Purrcilla … heirloom … Popsicle … Peachy Queen …
As you can see from these photographs, this is a neat little kitty.
Thanks for being a part of all this fun. /Gary