Flynn was the most opinionated Collie that many folks had ever met, and in his old age, he had a definite, “these darn kids” and “get off my lawn” vibe.
Like most of our dogs in their later years, Flynn had more personality in his Collie body than was probably allowable by cosmic law. He would plant his feet every time he passed a Starbucks shop because he wanted his cup of whipped cream. And make no mistake. Flynn could identify a Starbucks shop even if it was one he’d never been to before. He was a serious fan of cake, and if he spotted one sitting on a countertop, his “woof!” demanded a slice. If Flynn couldn’t figure out a job that would get him “paid,” he invented the job description: Retrieve any random object in sight: Notepads, plumbing tools….you name it.
To honor Flynny’s memory, his person, Chelsea, is sponsoring the “Get Off My Lawn” photo challenge.
The challenge: For the “Get Off My Lawn!” Photo Challenge, our judges will be advised to give weight to the most creative (or endearing) interpretation of curmudgeonly impatience with the younger generation, an owner, another pet in the house, the world at large, or just a general unwillingness to share something treasured. Oldsters. They’ve earned it, right?
The prize: $25 Starbucks Card
The Sponsor: Chelsea Bloomberg
The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter
•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to US residents only;
•••• One entry per person; You may enter four different photo challenges,
•••• When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest, Chelsea Bloomberg in Memory of Flynn: The “Get Off My Lawn!” Photo Challenge;
•••• Your entry must be for the 2023 contest. Photos submitted from previous years’ contests will be disqualified, and yes, we remember photos from one year to the next;
•••• Within the photo, your image must include a purebred dog and one of the following either downloaded from the link or handmade:
The “Happy National Purebred D♥g Day” sign
The “I L♥ve My Purebred Dog” sign
Any official National Purebred Dog Day item available here.
•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign. Be creative with how you use it, but our judges must see what you actually shot with your camera;
•••• Many people may help you take your photo, but the prize goes to the person submitting the winning photograph;
•••• Entering this contest implies consent that your photo may be shared on NPDD’s social media platforms and by Chelsea Bloomberg:
•••• A full explanation of how, when, and where to submit your entry can be read here;
•••• Important! You and your dog should have safe fun when composing your entry!
•••• Judges’ decisions are final