Have YOU voted?
When I created PNW Dog of the Year, I anticipated some moderate voting and some campaigning by a handful of people and their dogs. Boy, have I been delightfully surprised with this year's contest! There are a total of 38 dogs in the running for PNW Dog of the Year. (All of the dogs who are featured in Tails of the Pacific Northwest are eligible, but some chose not to participate.) As of today, July 19 at 1:30 pm, there are 2000 votes! 2,000! I'm flabbergasted!
The top 9 dogs all have votes in the triple digits! Since voting is open until the end of the month, I am sure more dogs will end up with votes in the triple digits.
The winning dog will receive
How's that for a prize package! And, it doesn't matter where the winning dog lives, because I will travel TO them to present their winnings.
I am very excited and am trying to remain impartial as the votes roll in. I can watch the votes get counted in real time on my Google Sheets form.
The best part?? We were able to contribute $1,600 to Rogue Detection Teams!
My next book, which I begin shooting in September, is called Working Tails of the Pacific Northwest. This book is ABOUT and FOR working dogs.
I have a very strong conviction to create this book because the stories of these dogs need to be told. I have. like. 100 other reasons too, but I wont bore you with that list. =)
I will recreate this process again next year....creating a book, naming a PNW Working Dog of the Year (unless there are dogs featured from outside the PNW!), a calendar for 2025 and another book after that. You will also be able to purchase apparel, note cards, etc. I have big plans and it's all about celebrating working dogs next year!
See, my goal is to create this process every year so that YOU will know that it's happening and can get involved or tell your friends and family about it, or just enjoy being a spectator of the process.
So, if you haven't already, please vote.PNW Dog of the Year
Hugs to your Dogs!