PetMeds TV Star Photo Contest – Top 10 Finalists

 
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After 2 weeks of voting and sharing, the long-awaited finalists from the PetMeds TV Star Contest have been tallied. We’re proud to present to everyone the Top 10 finalists below:

Jeter

Jeter

Bella

Bella

Badger

Badger

Norm
Norm

Chiko
Chicko

Scout
Scout

Lily
Lily

Thelma Lou
Thelma Lou

Pacer
Pacer

Frosty

Frosty

We’d also like to thank everyone for participating in the PetMeds TV Star Contest, and wish each of the finalists the best of luck as our judges will make their final decision tomorrow, August 16th for the winners of the grand prize, as well as 2nd and 3rd place.

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52 Comments

  1. amy
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    No cats? LAME!

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  2. raven
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Message bodyI have to say im very upset with this contest i know you have already anounced the top 10 but ive had an on going issue through out the whole contest with all my friends not showing up who voted. You reported the issue for me then wrote me back saying there is/was no issue but there was and still is all my votes never showed up. I understand this was the first time u guys were doing this but there really was a glich in your system with not only for my votes but i see many people experienced the same issue and i think there should be a redo on this contest because not only is it not fair to me but its not fair to others and im not just saying this because my dog wasnt listed in the top 10. There has been to many glich’s and issues and i just feel there should be a re do. You keep telling me theres no issue but there is if i wasnt seeing all my votes and someother people experienced the same issue.

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    Danielle Reply:

    I agree with Raven and some others as well. This contest was messed up. My friends that tried to vote couldn’t at one point, and I could never find my pet on the site. A search bar would have been nice. Also I was never notified of my pet’s progress.
    As much as I like pet meds, I have to say this contest was done in poor taste

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    Shelly Lantz Reply:

    I have to agree with many of the others. I also would like to share that we must realize all our posting and pushing people to go to PetMeds is a great way of advertizing for them. You see this is a great publicity and marketing catch as I am in marketing myself and have use these kinds of promotions all the time. It was fun though even though we know it would of taken them alot longer than 48 hours to research and read comments on owner 3,500 dogs are you kidding me no way. bet you will never see that winner in the commercial too. But this is all business folks I am in it myself. its all for fun and well we can only hope right. so really know they wont invest in an updated system that shows the vot3es because it all costs money. I know we all put alot of hard work and time in this but thats life. Pet Meds also made more sales on their products this past month than in the last 3 years. Remeber they buy there Meds from overseas some outdated too I know this from a reliable source. Well get over it all losers we were duped!!!!

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    Susan McDonald Reply:

    I agree! I missed out on the entire first two days of voting because I couldnt find my dog. I’m very upset with the winners chosen.

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  3. Pat
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    No cats?? What the heck!! I guess my Jerry didn’t have a chance. :o (

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    FatboyBabushka Reply:

    “Tell Jerry to go to my Moms facebook page (Mary Carotenuti) and see the sign I made for all us cats who got ignored by the stinky judges at PetMeds. He will feel much better”! Love, Fatboy Babushka.

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  4. Pam Hendrix
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Oh my, Lily is a finalist! She’s simply thrilled. Thanks Pet Meds!
    Love,
    Lily

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  5. Nicole
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Where are the cats? I think there should be something for just cats.

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  6. Michelle
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I to have encountered where my friends voted and their votes never made it. :(

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  7. cathy
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Oh well………..my Ayumi didnt win, but she is still a star to me and all her friends!!! LOL Congratulations to al the finalists!!!

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  8. Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Why No CATS ? not a single cat is in the finals, whats up with that….. Pet Meds don’t like cats ?

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  9. Deborah Lawrence
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    there wasn’t anywhere to watch the totals as votes were placed.

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  10. Jacky Caprio
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Agree with Raven, I never saw any of my friends either who voted and since we weren’t allowed to see how many voted, it was not controlable……it really stinks!!!!!! All my posting and sharing down the drain and waist of my time!

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  11. Cindy
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    DELETE MY HONEST COMMENTS, 2 OF THEM !!!
    YOU ARE LAMED PETMEDS!!!!

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  12. Alison
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    You’re kidding me right?

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  13. Erica
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t even find my pet to vote for her. Maybe next time you should include a search bar so people can find the pet they want to vote for without having to scroll through 300 pages of entries.

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    Lisa Reply:

    I also agree with Raven. I could never even find my dog on the sight. I went through every page 2 days in a row and never found my Gus on any page. I wasnt even aware that people could vote! If you are going to run a contest, you need to make it fair and accessible.

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  14. Amy
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    PetMeds SUCK! NONE OF THE TOP 10 HAS PETMEDS THEME, IT SNOT ABOUT THE DOG BEING RESCUE OR NOT, IT DEPENDS ON THE OWNERS VOTES AND NOT THE GENERAL PUBLIC, IT IS RIDICULOUS, PETMEDS, DID YOU READ YOUR OWN OFFICIAL RULES, NONE OF THESE DOGS HAS ANY THEME WITH PETMEDS.

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  15. Sandy
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Just to let u know that my votes didn’t show up either. I agree with Erica, needed some way to be able to find ur pet for other people to vote (unless it was for FB only). I am kinda curious of how many votes my girl got and I think, if u do something like this again, u should be able to see how many votes u get. CONGRATS to all the winners :o )

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  16. Marty
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Anyone can put a goofy hat on a dog or cat and have it come out “cute”

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    Mary Carotenuti Reply:

    LMAO! I don’t know why that just struck me funny…. I guess because it’s true. Whether it’s a lampshade, a hat, or whatever….. it’s true… put anything on a dogs head and it’s funny… but being photogenic is another thing. The winner, Bella, is a very cute little dog.

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  17. MaryEllen Nosel
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Petmeds for giving “unprofessional” dogs a chance to be on a TV commercial. Congratulations to all of the winners!!!

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  18. Kacy
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I am proud of the top ten but I also had many problems with this contest: never being to find my dog, not seeing friends who voted, not letting me vote… There were many issues with this contest, there should be a search bar because no one wants to search through 300 pages!
    I do not think these precious ten dogs should have this taken away from them, I do think we should have another chance to show our babies off and do it easily and fairly.

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  19. Pam
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    This is SO unfair to the cats that were entered!! There should have been an equal number of cats and dogs chosen as finalists!! Think I’ll be buying my pet-meds from another source now!!

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  20. Susan
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    My Jeter is the cutest, sweetest, friendliest star in the universe even if he didn’t make your list! Lol

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  21. Beth
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    So racist! Not a single cat! =(

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    FatboyBabushka Reply:

    “I think the judges stink on ice”. FatboyBabushka.

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  22. Pam
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I just “Unliked” you Pet-Meds and I encourage all others who were disappointed w/the way this contest was run to do the same!!

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  23. Posted August 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    we love you ped-med and we really do use ped-med i am badger steading grand mom … you picked the right dog as you may be able to see by all the votes and comments about the bama badger thank you

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  24. Jason
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    UNLIKE PETMEDS, this top 10 list is so stupid, not personal to the dogs, but their owners, I can tell a lot of the photos submitted were not even FOR the contest, didn’t even make any effort to take a PHOTO for the contest itself. YOU SUCK!!!!!

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  25. Brinkley Marek
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Contests are just exactly that. It happens or it doesn’t. So many are complaining about not getting to vote, but I finally realized that you have to wait 24 hours; not just vote whenever each day. As far as the cats, go, maybe they didn’t share as much as the dogs did and maybe they just didn’t get the votes. I’m sorry for the humans who are complaining because if you look at your cat or dog, they are just as happy doing what they’re doing right now…being loved. Congratulations to those of you who made the Top Ten and in the long run, all the pets who were in the contest are winners because they have homes and are not out on the streets. ♥♥♥ :o )

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    Cynthia Reply:

    “didn’t share as much as the dogs did”? I don’t buy it… they wanted a dog and that was obvious. They could have found a cat whose owner knit 3 piece suits and sent them overseas to the troops and worked 2 jobs working animal shelters and homeless shelters and who would donate their winnings to PETA….but they wanted a dog; plain and simple… period!

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  26. Clint Rowan
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    To the ones that didnt make the top 10. This contest wasnt for the cutest or smartest pet or cutest picture. It was for who knew the most people so they could vote for their pet contest. So dont worry to much if your pet didnt make the top 10.

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  27. Jeff
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    No matter what … you will always have a group who feels they were done wrong.~ You either got the votes .. or you did NOT …the votes were every 24 hours..so you couldn’t vote at 5:pm and then try again at 7:00am the next morning… and the ones who just stuck a photo on there and walked away .. and then expect something without a bit of effort …well.. here ya go.

    Congratulations to the top ten winners … I’m sure you put a allot of effort forward to make it happen … Great job !!

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    anna Reply:

    :-)

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  28. Shelly Lantz
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I have to agree with many of the others. I also would like to share that we must realize all our posting and pushing people to go to PetMeds is a great way of advertizing for them. You see this is a great publicity and marketing catch as I am in marketing myself and have use these kinds of promotions all the time. It was fun though even though we know it would of taken them alot longer than 48 hours to research and read comments on owner 3,500 dogs are you kidding me no way. bet you will never see that winner in the commercial too. But this is all business folks I am in it myself. its all for fun and well we can only hope right. so really know they wont invest in an updated system that shows the vot3es because it all costs money. I know we all put alot of hard work and time in this but thats life. Pet Meds also made more sales on their products this past month than in the last 3 years. Remeber they buy there Meds from overseas some outdated too I know this from a reliable source. Well get over it all losers we were duped!!!!

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  29. anna
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Honestly speaking my dog did not make the top ten ( Mista Mann ) but I would like to congratulate the top 10 Pooches that did make it! I feel that it is wrong for the folks that did not make it to make nasty comments :-( . Don’t Hate! Congratulate! A lot of my folks tried to vote also and couldn’t. Maybe pet meds will correct this issue next time. Hopefully there will be a place for cats too :-) . God Bless pet lovers.

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  30. Dana
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t see my votes either. i just assumed you couldn’t see them.

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  31. Rose
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Specially the part where each one of the voters is asked to give out all their fb information just to be able to vote.

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  32. Julie
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I would like to congratulate all the winners as well as all those who participated. As one writer previously mentioned, all these dogs at least have someone who cares for them and they are not the unfortunate ones who are currently on death row or roaming the streets emaciated.
    That being said, I want to specially congratulate BELLA POMERANIAN, who is one of the ten selected. For those who don’t know this dog, Bella has her own Face Book page; she is the POM-bassador for Southern California Pomeranian Rescue. Bella’s mom in addition to her regular job, works extensive hours sewing up a storm in hand making items to raise money for the rescue. I am so thankful and grateful, for Bella so beautifully marketing these items, because without asking she and her mom helped raise money for my dog that had a broken neck and unable to walk, raised money for the major surgery as well as stepped in and helped others as well. Bella and mom goes out in their Pom-mobile and pick up dogs from shelters, or from other sources where other dogs may be in imminent danger. I am grateful to all those who were a stepping stone in my dog Tumbelina Pomeranian recovery. There are many like me in the group that can share similar stories of how Bella’s presence has placed a smile on their face and hope in their future.

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    Teresa Reply:

    Thank you Julie for putting this nice comment about Bella. Her mom and her do work very hard to raise money for the Southern California Pomeranian Rescue. The rescue also came to Iowa and rescued several Poms from a puppy mill and drove them back to California. They cleaned them up and had them vet checked, and put them up for adoption. I think she deserves to win plus she gave her winnings to the rescue. What would you have done with the winnings? Bless Bella and her mommy’s hearts for all the hard work they do there will be a special place in Heaven for them!

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    FatboyBabushka Reply:

    “If I wasn’t double-pawed I’d get a violin and start playing…..” Love Fatboy Babushka

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  33. Kim
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I think PetMeds learned a lot about hosting a online contest. It may not have been run the way we wanted but you have to admit that it was kind of exciting and fun to promote our pets and read the comments our supporters posted.

    And reading the comments from the participants you can hear the pride the have in their pets. They are all stars to each and every one of us.

    Congratulations to the finalists.

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  34. Brooke
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Why wasn’t there any cat finalists?? There should of been an even number of cats and dogs. Doesn’t the “Petmeds” mascot have a dog AND A CAT??? . I’m extreamly disappointed.

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  35. Ray Beaufait
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to the winners but My Dog, Leon Gunner, wants a recount and a investigation……..LOL

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  36. Jill Stout
    Posted August 16, 2011 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    Not all the votes were counted. I know many of my friends who voted, didn’t even show up as being counted! It wasn’t even my dog and I thought it was inconsistant and incorrect information. It was hard to find the dog you wanted to vote for more than once. Maybe next time assign at least page numbers!

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  37. cathy
    Posted August 16, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Geeze people–it was only a contest, just like any other. The pets who got the most votes won, just like American Idol or any other people-voting contest. All pets are beautiful in their own way—-so therefore, all our pets are winners to us!!!!

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  38. Cindy Koby
    Posted August 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Re: Negative comments against PetMeds Contest:

    Certainly, I, wish my pet would have won :) like all of the pet owners who entered. I can’t help but remind all of us “Wonderful Pet Owners” that PetMed offered this program for Fun, No Cost & No Obligations; this is a company that offers “low prices for medications” to help us afford our pets AND keep them healthy :) Many Veterinarians can’t or choose not to offer low prices & many owners give up their precious pets due to not being able to afford medical care due to inflated prices. Yes, I do realize it’s likely that part of the reason PetMed’s offered this “Fun” contest was to build business/marketing efforts in this crazy economy, but what company is not trying to honestly survive? I am asking that pet owners read what I have wrote below, prior, to leaving negative comment’s regarding the contest and PetMeds.

    ” Please Read On? ” If you have not experience PetMed’s “reduced medications” please give PetMeds a call when “your vet” tells you how much your pet’s medication is going to cost when you reach for your wallet. (PetMed’s saves me $130.00 monthly due to my pets on going necessary medications. ALSO.. :) when my vet tells me the price of a ONE time medication I ask if my pet can wait a day or two for the medication. IF SO, I call PetMeds immediately for a price (takes a 3 minutes phone call while you are still at the vet prior to paying the bill). 99% of the time I receive a MUCH lower cost AND it’s shipped to my home FEDX (within 24hrs or 2 day if the pet can wait longer than 24 hrs) and the TOTAL price with shipping is STILL less than the vet was able to offer me.

    Just please consider the simply phone call and experience “How PetMeds Sincerely helps you, your pet and your budget.” Yes we are all disappointed that we did not win, however I am ****Truly Grateful for PetMed’s efforts***** to help me “financially” keep my Big, loving angel pets. If not for PetMeds’, I would have had to find new homes or bring their little hearts to the humane society/rescue. SO :) :) :) Thank you PetMed’s for a contest that was fun and made me smile at EVERY entered photo I had a chance to view!

    Sincerely, Cindy, Bucky and Merlot! Big HUGS & sloppy kisses to everyone! (Please put PetMeds number into your cell phone now… it is 800-738 6337)

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  39. Ray Beaufait
    Posted August 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Ditto

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  40. FatboyBabushka
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    The winner of the PetMeds contest has been announced and I didn’t win. PetMeds… PetShmeds. Mommy told me to be gracious so I won’t say the judges stink even though I think they stink on ice. I’m not bitter… I’m just saying… they might stink because I didn’t win the contest and I didn’t even win a cat toy. If I gave a rats patoot, I would write the judges and tell them what I think of them but I don’t. They can “talk to the butt” for all I care and if they ever have another contest and think that I will enter, they’ve got another think coming. Mommy says I will always be her little “star” and besides who wants to go on TV and make a stinky commercial for PoopheadsMeds. I’m not even disappointed and I’m not crying, I just have something in my eye. I hope I didn’t disappoint all my fans. I have to go and unpack my suitcase because I’m not going anywhere now; and I have to help Sunny Papoochie take down my “Congratulations, Fatboy Babushka” banner that he made for me. Hugs and Kisses to all my fans”. Love, Fatboy Babushka. P.S. “Congratulations to the dog who won the contest…. I was just wondering… can you quack? No? Well, I can. Oh… and do you have a big fluffy tail? No? Well, I do. Oh… and can you groom yourself? No? Well, I can ….. because I’m a cat….. just sayin’.”

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    Shelly Lantz Reply:

    O)h my gosh I am laughing so hard you pout a huge smile on my face this morning. Thats what it is all about. Cute stories that make us laugh and you tell that Fatboybabushka I am his fan and he is a winner in my heart. Tell him he really didnt miss out on much his personality and cuteness makes us all us that didnt win laugh it off and get over it. xoxox

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    FatboyBabushka Reply:

    “Thank you Shelly for being my new fan. Please visit me at http://www.fatboybabushka.com where you can read my story or go to my Mommy’s facebook page Mary Carotenuti where you can see more photos of me. I’m not going to give up on becoming a celebrity……. like I always say… the food dish is half full not half empty.” Love, Fatboy Babushka.

    “Oh.. and to the lady who thinks that Bella’s poop doesn’t stink…. guess what…it does…. just saying. I was going to donate my winnings to the Humane Society too… and I have just as many credentials as Bella….. probably more….I just didn’t list them because I’m not a braggart…… like some people who I won’t mention”.

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  41. Cindy Koby
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Oh FatBoy Babushka!…. so sorry :) That was funny!!!!!

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    FatboyBabushka Reply:

    “Thank you for your comment. I am a little sad… but I like to turn a negative into a positive. Like just a little while ago….my Mommy made a huge sign that reads “PetMeds Unfair to Cats”. She put in on our front lawn mostly to make my Daddy laugh when he comes from work… but it has slowed down the traffic on our busy street… so see? It’s all good”. Love, Fatboy Babushka

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  42. Julie
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Julie
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
    I would like to congratulate all the winners as well as all those who participated. As one writer previously mentioned, all these dogs at least have someone who cares for them and they are not the unfortunate ones who are currently on death row or roaming the streets emaciated.
    That being said, I want to specially congratulate BELLA POMERANIAN, who is one of the ten selected. For those who don’t know this dog, Bella has her own Face Book page; she is the POM-bassador for Southern California Pomeranian Rescue. Bella’s mom in addition to her regular job, works extensive hours sewing up a storm in hand making items to raise money for the rescue. I am so thankful and grateful, for Bella so beautifully marketing these items, because without asking she and her mom helped raise money for my dog that had a broken neck and unable to walk, raised money for the major surgery as well as stepped in and helped others as well. Bella and mom goes out in their Pom-mobile and pick up dogs from shelters, or from other sources where other dogs may be in imminent danger. I am grateful to all those who were a stepping stone in my dog Tumbelina Pomeranian recovery. There are many like me in the group that can share similar stories of how Bella’s presence has placed a smile on their face and hope in their future.
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    Teresa Reply:
    August 16th, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    Thank you Julie for putting this nice comment about Bella. Her mom and her do work very hard to raise money for the Southern California Pomeranian Rescue. The rescue also came to Iowa and rescued several Poms from a puppy mill and drove them back to California. They cleaned them up and had them vet checked, and put them up for adoption. I think she deserves to win plus she gave her winnings to the rescue. What would you have done with the winnings? Bless Bella and her mommy’s hearts for all the hard work they do there will be a special place in Heaven for them!
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  43. R.Haynes
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    I too know many of my friends VOTED daily and at the top of my dogs picture it only showed one friend…..and many could not get it to work…..very disapointed in the way the contest was handled…..

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  44. Deedee Townsend
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the congratulatory messages for Bella’s win, and I too offer congratulations to the Top 10 Finalists. You all know how hard you had to work to get there, it took so much more than throwing a cute pet picture up on the gallery and then hoping for votes. And yes, we all had the same difficulties with the voting site. I was never sure if the votes were being counted; there were days that I couldn’t vote at all; I heard back every day from friends that tried to vote and had the same issues. In the end it was sheer determination, perseverance, and the help of lot of friends and friends-of-friends networking like wet hornets daily. We worked our butts off never knowing what the actual vote count ever was.

    Again, thanks to those who have posted their congratulatory, uplifting and positive messages. There are way too many who are being downright ugly. Just know that I didn’t have any more information than you did.

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  45. Posted January 9, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    What breed is Bella?
    Thank you,
    Patsye Seaback

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  46. Posted January 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Please, what breed is Bella?
    Thank you,
    P. Seaback

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    Julie Reply:

    Bella is a pomeranian.

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  47. Posted January 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    I think the dog that won is absolutely adorable and deserved to win.

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  48. Michelle
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Why did you even have us enter pictures of our cats when you didn’t even plan to have any for the commercial??? Why all Dog’s??

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    Bella Pomeranian Reply:

    Michelle, I don’t understand your question! These photos are from the August 2011 contest, not the current one. These ten were the top ten vote getters. I guess there were no cats in the top ten. There IS a cat in the 2012 top ten though. And, PetMeds DID put me in the commercial! It has been airing since October of 2011.

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  49. Posted December 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    \What? another contest? How did I not hear about this? Oh, well, Michelle, you are correct. There were hundreds maybe even millions of pets entered in the last contest and even birds and hamsters, and oh … even a mouse I think. Anyway, the only winners were dogs. I asked all my friends to vote for me and I had my suitcase packed and everything and I didn’t win and I am a cat. You can read all about my experience with this contest here: I ran away from home and everything because I didn’t win just sayin’. Oh, and hello Bella you’ll probably win again this year so congratulations in advance …and Merry Christmas. Love, Fatboy Babushka\.
    FATBOY ENTERS A CONTEST

    Fatboy Babushka has always dreamed of becoming famous. When PetMeds notified him that he was eligible to enter a contest that might make him a celebrity and the \next TV Star\ he was thrilled. He asked all his friends to vote for him and he even packed his little suitcase in the hopes of winning the trip to Florida and starring in a TV Commercial.

    So on 8/1/11 Fatboy Babushka entered the contest sponsored by PetMeds. It was called \The TV Star Search Pet Photo Contest\ and the winner was to star in PedMeds next TV commercial. The pet who received the most votes would become the winner as determined by PetMeds’ judges. The photo below is the photo that was submitted along with the following caption and biography per the contest rules:

    \ … while visions of tuna and catnip dance in his head …\

    \Fatboy Babushka is a 24 lb, 2 year old, double-pawed tiger cat who was abandoned as a kitten and raised by a family of opposums. He doesn’t know how to \meow\. He \quacks\. He loves to be loved and will allow anyone to pet him.\

    On 8/18/11 the winner was announced and Fatboy didn’t win. The winner was a pretty little dog named Bella. The 9 runners-up were also dogs. Out of over 10,000 entrants, not one cat was chosen and that upset Fatboy. He was convinced that he had received a \hundred million votes\ and was so disappointed at losing and embarassed that he had let down all this fans who voted for him.

    Fatboy Babushka was so despondent at not winning the contest he ran to the top of this cat tree and refused to come down.

    Then, when he did … he tried to run away from home so I had to buy him a harness. He is so smart that he was able to escape from his harness in less than 2 minutes but promised not to try and run away again.

    In this frame of mind, he hastily posted a comment on the PetMeds Facebook Page and said:

    \The winner of the PetMeds contest has been announced and I didn’t win. PetMeds … PetShmeds. Mommy told me to be gracious so I won’t say the judges stink even though I think they stink on ice. I’m not bitter … I’m just sayin … they might stink because I didn’t win the contest and I didn’t even win a cat toy. If I gave a rats patoot, which I don’t …. I would write the judges and tell them what I think of them … but I don’t. They can \talk to the butt\ for all I care and if they ever have another contest and think that I will enter, they’ve got another think coming. Mommy says I will always be her little \star\ and besides who wants to go on TV and make a stinky commercial for PoopheadMeds. I’m not even disappointed and I’m not crying, I just have something in my eye. I hope I didn’t disappoint all my fans who voted for me. I have to go and unpack my little suitcase because I’m not going anywhere now; and I have to help my brother, Sunny Papoochie take down my \Congratulations, Fatboy Babushka\ banner that he made for me. Hugs and Kisses to all my fans\. Love, Fatboy Bbaushka. P.S. \Congratulations to the little dog who won the contest … I was just wondering … can you \Quack\? No? Well I can. Oh … and do you have a big flully tail? No? Well, I do. Oh … and can you groom yourself? No? Well, I can … because I’m a Cat .. just sayin\.

    Comments came in from many other cats who also entered and did not win. As not a single cat even made the top 10, Fatboy and his brother, Sunny Papoochie, took it upon themselves to make a sign (see below) and post in on their front lawn.

    Fatboy then wrote another comment on the PedMeds Facebook wall.

    \Sunny Papoochie and I made this sign and it is on our front lawn. We live on a very busy street and it is slowing traffic down – which is a good thing … just sayin’. We dedicate it to all the cats who were overlooked in the contest. Love, Fatboy Babushka\.

    At that point, PetMeds decided to award Fatboy a consolation prize and even posted a photo of him on their website. The photo and their response is below:

    \Congratulations to Fatboy Babushka and his owner, recipients of today’s random giveaway. Hopefully your cat will accept our goodie box as a consolation prize :) Remember, with great catnip comes great responsibility\.

    Fatboy was thrilled because he not only won a prize but he was also featured on the PedMeds Facebook page in their Profile Photos; so he wrote PetMeds the following letter:

    \I would like to thank you all for the very nice comments. I would also like to thank PetMeds for randomly choosing me to receive a consolation prize of a goodie box even though I did not win the contest and will not become the \next TV Star\. I apologize for calling the judges \PoopheadMeds\ and for saying that they \stink on ice\. It wasn’t nice. I’ve never even smelled them … just sayin’. I will be putting my little suitcase on eBay. (The one I bought for my trip to Florida which I won’t be needing anymore). Love, Fatboy Babushka\.

    Fatboy Babushka and PetMeds are now great friends and have put the past behind them. Although Fatboy didn’t win the contest to become the next TV Star, he is still determined to become famous and dreams about stardom. He is writing his biography and has also written a book of poetry for children. He hopes to inspire children to be the best that they can be and to never ever give up on their dreams.

    Fatboy Babushka sells products featuring himself and his friends on-line with 100% of his royalties going to other kitties on Facebook who need financial help for medical treatments and food. He will continue to do so but hopes that he will become even more famous so that he can generate more income to help that many more kitties as well as dogs who may need his help.

    WEEKS LATER ……

    Rebel (Fatboy’s sister): \Oh … no! He’s talking in his sleep again …. some jibberish about not winning a contest.\

    \High Five to all my fans and friends. Love, Fatboy Babushka.\

    10/19/11 – Fatboy Babushka is having a little tantrum because PetMeds removed his photo from their website and replaced it with a cat who is playing the piano. He is insisting I buy him an electric guitar. \Fatboy Babushka … what am I going to do with you\?

    Content copyright 2011-2012. Fatboy Babushka. All rights reserved.

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  50. Posted December 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Fatboy Babushka is my brother and he should have won. No offense, Bella, but Fatboy wanted to go to Florida and star in a commercial and he was very disappointed he didn’t win. The runners up should have been kitties also. So I think their contests stink on ice too! Thank you. yours very truly, Sunny Papoochie.

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  51. juls
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Feel bad for 1-800-pet meds, since they have to deal with craziness of the sore losers. My pet was not into the competition but I enjoyed seeing different animals and voting. At times my vote seem to go off to la la land as I am sure others had the same issue. I am sure that if fatboy had his forces behind him he would have won. Those who won obviously had more. It is a simple process. Vote, the one with most votes win. I am sure Bella and her peeps worked there fuzzy butts off to be winners. I have seen where sometimes she has entered other competition lost, and has been gracious to congrat and wish well to others. That is true sportsmanship. If you cant handle loss may i suggest never for you to place yourself or your pet in that position again. “You cant handle the truth!” Like Jack Nicholson said in one his movies, previously I thought your writing was comical, now you prove openly that you are a sore loser. Deal with it.

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    sunny papoochie Reply:

    Oh hello relative of Bella. I mean, Juls. I am sorry you don’t have a sense of humor. I hope your pet does. Oh, I think I hear him laughing. He gets the joke, too bad you don’t. And, by the way, I think you stink on ice too … sincerely, and very truly yours Sunny Papoochie. by the way, Bella knows we all love her and are happy she won; so lighten up you big hen.

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  52. Posted December 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Those are not the top 10 pets with the most votes. What happened to the pets with the most votes? Your rules said you were going to select from the pets with the most votes?

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