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November 14, 2014

Flashback Friday...Give Us The Bird



Hey Everyone!
Wow, I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving here in the USA!   I was thinking of a fun Flashback Friday for today and remembered an event I hosted back in November of 2011.
It was called  GIVE US THE BIRD!   Do you remember it?!?


From Nov 21 through Nov 25th of 2011 I asked all of my furiends to post something about a bird since we all think of turkey for Thanksgiving.     Here were the details:



The rules are amazingly simple.  Just post a bird pix on your own blog during the event week. 
Any bird pix will do. 
v  Real, live birds from your territory, house, yard, park, trails, neighborhood, feeder, garden.
v  Foodables, turkey drumsticks, chicken nuggets, hot wings, chicken kibbles, duck tenders.
v  Paintings or sculptures of birds, any bird crafts, any artsy birds.
v  Bird toys from your stash, stuffie ducks, unstuffy birds, squeaky bird shaped toys.
v  Pix of birds from the internet, cartoons, television, movies, books.
You can post just one pix on one day, or multiple pix on multiple days during the event.  Your choice.  Then leave me a comment so I know you pawticipated.  On Sunday, Nov 27th I’ll take each name from the comments and a winner will be drawn at random.  The winner has their choice of prizes.  Either a collar from Clara’s Collars or a $20 pack of foodables selected especially for the winner. 




Oh, it was a lot of fun!     I posted every day and these are a few of the pix I used:


Wild Pennsylvania turkey in my yard!




Male grossbeak at the feeder on my deck!




Mom's favorite picture...colored pencil sketch of a hummingbird!




Wild Pennsylvania turkey after Dad went KABLAMMMO and put him in the pot!  BOL








A ginormous woodpecker on my tree!




A local bobwhite sitting on Mom's hand!   




A Ruffed Grouse walking down my road!    They are the State bird of PA.



When the event was over, there was a total of 35 furiends who had pawticipated by posting something about birds.    Here are all of the names:




All of the names went into a bowl and Dad drew the winner....it was the Slimmer Pugs!   
The whole event was a ton of fun and I hope you enjoyed this look back to the Fall of 2011.   You can click back to my posts from 11-21 through 11-27-11 to see all of the action.

 
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commissioner


 




21 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BOY HOWDY we Well remember this one...
Let's do it again this year... butt you don't have to do the Give Away...
It was really FUN ...

Molly TheWally said...

That sure looked like a fun event. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Amy Boyer said...

What a fun idea and I loved seeing your photos - a bobwhite on your Ma's hand? What?! That is so cool!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We participated and thought that was fun. Time sure does fly! (No pun intended)
Lily & Edward

easyweimaraner said...

wow that was a super flashback. it's great to see what kind of birds you have in your area, seems even the birds are bigger in the U.S. than in the ole world... and they look much tastier :o)

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we use to love to do giveaways and competitions but the cost of postage just got to much for mom's piggy bank

stellaroselong said...

Do you consider bacon birdlike?
angus mac

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow...we can't believe we missed that one!! It looked like lots of fun!!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Dory and the Mama said...

OH I am sorry Sarge, but we wanted to also let you know that we will be having a Birthday/Christmas Party for Miss Dory on December 26th...and were wondering if you could put it on the Blogville Calendar for us?? We will be announcing a Save the Date on Monday :-)

Thanks!
Jakey and Arty

Casey said...

I missed that one, but it sure sounds like it was a fun event!

Anna the GSD said...

Oh, I'll have to get a bird watching!!

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY DOGS...WE ARE IN LIKE FLINT....
MOM HAD A POST JUST THIS PAST WEEK OF 87 THOUSAND BIRDS THEY SAW LAST WEEKEND.
WE'LL INCLUDE THAT IN OUR POST.
hUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Idaho PugRanch said...

That look like fun - it was before we joined blogville. We specially liked the turkey in the pot waiting to get ate up!
hugs
Mr Bailey & Hazel

Julie said...

Wow, that looked like great funs.
I finks I might just 'post a birdie' next week to mark the anniversary of your birdie competition (just 'cos I missed the original one !)
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We saw our names. We remember. It was a fantastic event! We didn't even need to have prizes.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Man....that was a whole lotta posts given everyone the bird....Barharhar.

The Mad Scots

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Sarge ...... that was fun, aye?? Mum would have loved that. She LOVES birds. That Woody Woodpecker bloke was making a mess, aye?? I'd love to see one of those blokes.

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

We love giving people the bird

M. K. Clinton said...

We didn't know about blogging back then, but that is such a fun idea.

sprinkles said...

I do remember that event! I couldn't remember if we pawticipated or not, so I had to look to see if my name was amongst those listed, and it was! :)

Ruby said...

Wells, that was before my time, butts it sure sounds like tons of funs! I thinks I have a burdie photo or 87! I'm in!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥