Post 1331: a little contest, with a nice kitty prize…

I sometimes confuse Andy for Dougy and vice versa. The following suggestion by elizabetcetera made me think:

“Hey, I have an idea for a post for you. It would be contest with photos of Dougy and Andy having us guess who is who. The winner could get a mention of their blog or whatever small prize you could dream up. I have no idea how to tell these brothers apart!!!”

Yeah! Great idea and I’m doing it! The prize for the first person to correctly identify all photos of the kitty boys side by side and by themselves is this set of 11 ounce/ .33 liter coffee mugs/beakers:

There is no second, third, fourth or whatever prize since I’m a retiree and the two mugs plus postage to the winner will pretty much eat up my contest budget!

  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE ~ Anyone reading this blog, including all of my international friends. (I post from the USA, if you are unaware.)
  • HOW LONG WILL THE CONTEST LAST ~ Till I get the first entry with all correct answers or 17 March, whichever comes first.
  • WHAT DOES THE CONTEST INVOLVE~ The contest involves identifying Andy and Dougy in photos. There are sixteen images of Andy and fourteen of Dougy. For the sake of simplicity, just identify all the Andy’s in the photos. Obviously, if it isn’t Andy, it’s Dougy!
  • WHAT IS THE CONTEST FORMAT ~ Each image is numbered. In the instance of photos with both kitty boys, there is a number and a description of which kitty it relates to. Please write down the numbers, in numeric order, for all the Andy images only, and email your answers to me.
  • HOW DO I IDENTIFY MY EMAIL CONTEST ENTRY ~ On the subject line of your email entry type MUGS CONTEST so I don’t accidentally delete it, unread. (I get a lot of emails I delete unread, and I’m sure you do, too!)
  • WHERE TO SEND ENTRIES ~ Please give me the name of your blog if you post on the blogosphere. I want to do a short review of each blogger’s blog of those who enter this contest since there is only one prize of mugs for the winner. If you don’t blog, no problem, just give me your name if you’d like to be mentioned as an entrant.
  • HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU ENTER ~ One time, please, and have fun!

I ordered the mugs and they just arrived. I have the same ones for personal use, and they are hefty, fun to use, and representative of the personalities of Andy and Dougy. I think you will enjoy them, too, if you are the winner!

I’ll notify you by email if you win so you can email your mailing address back so I can post your prize to you. (emails are dated and have a time stamp, so I will open them in the order they come in.)

Oh, yeah! And I will mention your blog, winner or not, if you want the mention! Most likely, if you read my blog, I read yours, and I guarantee you probably post clever, interesting, fun, thoughtful, creative, or provocative posts others will find interesting, too. I have interesting bloggers following me!  

Unless there are a huge number of entries, I will try to give each blog address a short review. If there are a huge number of entries, I will still try to do short reviews of each blog, only over more than one post.


So here are the contest kitty photos!

All of these photos have appeared in earlier posts. Some you can guess if/because you are familiar with the kitty boys’ personalities. You should end up with 16 A’s and 14 D’s….

Nr. 1 (Dougy)

Nr. 2 (Andy)

Nr. 3 (Andy)Nr. 4 (Andy)Nr. 5 (Andy)Nr. 6 (Dougy – top); Nr. 7 (Andy – box)Nr. 8 (Dougy)Nr. 9 (Andy)Nr. 10 (Dougy)

Nr. 11 (Andy – front); Nr. 12 (Dougy – ottoman)

Nr. 13 (Dougy)Nr. 14 (Andy)Nr. 15 (Dougy  – foreground); Nr. 16 (Andy – in back)Nr. 17 (Andy)Nr. 18 (Dougy)

Nr. 19 (Andy)

Nr. 20 (Andy – in my arms; Nr. 21 (Dougy – naughty kitty on counter…!)Nr. 22 (Andy)Nr. 23 (Dougy)

Nr. 24 (Dougy…so naughty!)

Nr. 25 (Andy – in back); Nr. 26 (Dougy – foreground)

Nr. 27 (Dougy)

Nr. 28 (Andy)

Nr. 29 (Dougy)

Nr. 30 (Andy)

64 thoughts on “Post 1331: a little contest, with a nice kitty prize…

  1. Gorgeous cats. The way to tell them apart is to drop paint (it doesn’t have to be much) on one of them. Or–well, I don’t know how they’d feel about this, but there’s always nail polish.

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  3. This is frustrating but I keep coming back. I think #1 & #2 are Andy and #5 is Dougy but I’ll just have to wait until tomorrow cuz I’ve changed my mind again about these picks. It is easier in person, probably a breeze but I’m just stymied. Great Fun though Doug and I can always pick you out. ~~dru~~

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  5. doodz….what a grate contest …we wood like ta say best fishes two all food servizz gurl sneekz round blogland frum her werk pea cee; but we will guess then tell her ta email yur dad ! hope everee onez doin soooper grate ~~ ♥♥♥

    • It is tricky enough, but I think you will start to see which is which when you check your answers against the correct ones! Thanks for your entry, but more than that, thanks for stopping by and supporting this blog, Jeanne! I’ve enjoyed yours for some time as well. Always something fun or informative in your blog! (Of course, the stars of your blog are your celebrity kitties, Shoko and Kali. You know, of course, that my kitty boys were born on Canada Day 2011…! Three days later, they could have been Yankee Doodle Dandy Kitties, born on the 4th of July, but Canada Day kitties is pretty “kool”, too!))

    • I’ll email you the correct answers back when you do submit your answers…. Two people have submitted answers so far, and the challenge to identify hem all correctly still stands! It’s harder than I thought. The winner may end up being the person who identifies the most correctly first. I have the time stamp on each email to sort out the received order to help in that matter!

  6. I would like to play but since I came up with the idea I don’t want to cheat anyone of this experience. Those mugs are cute though! Those mugs themselves could lending​ a big clue as to who is who! Good to know they are still available to losers! Ha ha! I wonder who will be brave enough to sort those Persian moggies out?!?!!

    • I think you should take a chance on it. If you were to win, I think it would be fair to have a second winner (I’d order a second set of mugs in that case….) from others who enter to make it fair, so don’t worry about “cheating”! If the entries received so far, the best one got 14 of 16 correct. It may turn out that the winner is the one who gets the most correct first instead of who gets them all right. We’ll see!

    • Your blog is full of fun and facts that more than make up for that! Of course, there are your books, too! (Incidentally, I had problems downloading the ebook. Is the first one in the trilogy in print form? I was going to order the three, then do a review like I’d agreed to do.)

        • OK, that was my concern. I looked for it in Amazon, and that was where I got the idea that the first one was an ebook only. I’m checking it again as soon as I answer all my comments. I believe in supporting my fellow bloggers!

          • The only title that is only available in ebook is Latitudes & Cattitudes, which is 3 chapters long & free. I wrote it to give away. It introduces Xander de Hunter before he becomes Catamondo’s first Sea Purrtector … IIMHO, it is preferable to allow readers to meet Xander and see if they like experiencing the story from a cat’s perspective.

        • OK, I ordered the trilogy, by single book, and applied some earned point, so brought my cost down to a little more than $20 or less than half price. Thanks for the guidance on how to go about this, Jeanne. I’m behind on my reading, but I am sure this is one I will enjoy enough that I can see me slipping it in before all but one other I promised to read for another friend!

          • It my take me awhile to get through them all, so I think I’ll just start one the first book, give you my review and work through the whole, step by step!

          • I appreciate your agreement! I am really slowed down right now by the dialysis. Though I could read there, there is some limit put on my left arm because the fistula they place the needles in are on that side. Holding a book one-handed and reading it is a complex dance! (On top of it, the right arm has a blood pressure cuff on it the whole time that goes off on a regular schedule. One can’t move during that time.)

          • Of he alternatives, this one is the one I am most comfortable with. I suppose a transplant would be the best way to go if I didn’r have a an aversion to having foreign tissue inside my body. (And spending the rest of my life on serious drugs.

          • Two things I detest are drugs and surgery…. things need to be mighty bad for me to agree to either, so I completely understand your choice. Still, one would think there should be a better alternative… I shall pray on this.

          • Drugs I avoid as much as possible, especially pain medications. Fortunately, I have a high tolerance for pain, if a low tolerance for opioids: when I had the surgery to create the dialysis fistula, my surgeon gave me a prescription for OxyContin for pain relief. I did fill it, thanks to my tolerance for pain! Anyway, surgery itself doesn’t bother me, though I haven’t even had anything as invasive as a kidney transplant, thanks to the development of laparoscopic surgery. Kidney transplant surgery is, as you can imagine, very invasive.

          • I’ve had a couple surgeries, but never needed to stay in the hospital for more than one night … (Thank goodness & knock on wood!) However, we all get older and that seems to mean more health issues.
            As they say, getting older is not for the faint of heart.

  7. What a GREAT idea but one that is so hard, I’m not even going to attempt. I rely on their “daddy” to tell me which is which. I can see subtle differences but again, I forget which is which. If no one comes up with the correct answer by the deadline, maybe you should publish one duo photo with the correct answers as a key.
    I admit when I first started reading I attempted to memorize the differences but my brain is mush from too much catnip and kitty litter. This will be fun to follow. ~~dru~~

    • Check out other posts to get a good look at photos identified as Andy or Dougy. Actually, get a good look at Andy, then you should be able to sort through the photos for just Andy. Where they are in the photos is a clue, too, since the kitty boys have their favorite spots. Go ahead and enter. You might surprise yourself!

    • I look forward to your entry, then! Good luck! I don’t think it will be too hard for anyone who reads the blog regularly since some of the photos can be identified mostly by where the kitty boys are or by their faces. Of course, it is fair to go back though of posts to get clues or see the actual photographs identified. (The mugs are also available through Zazzle, but it would be more fun to win them. I agree on that)

    • Take a guess. I know we haven’t been reading each other’s blogs long, so you are at a disadvantage. On the other hand, send an entry and I will do a short review of your blog, which is one others with pets will find as fun as I do!

        • If you recognize just the Andy photos or just the Dougy photos (of which there are only 14, compared with 16 Andy’s), you could just surprise yourself and get more right than not! It looks like the winner may not be who got them all right, but who gets the most correct first! Give it a try, Amy. Who knows? You might do better than you think!

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