Monday, January 31, 2011

Mouse Racing Contest

I recently learned that the rescue group I volunteer with will be participating in a Mouse Race fundraiser, along with two other animal rescue groups. Don't be concerned - no mice will be harmed during this event. Unless I talk them into letting me take Ziggy to the race with me. Then I can't make any guarantees. Did I tell you about the spider that was in the kitchen yesterday? Ziggy and Noelle chased it under the vacuum cleaner. Then Ziggy proceeded to guard the vacuum cleaner from Noelle so she could not have the spider. I don't know if it's because he wanted to eat the spider himself, or if he really is such a compassionate, nature-loving dog, that he was simply trying to protect the spider from Noelle. I never found out since the spider somehow escaped the vacuum cleaner and disappeared. Does anyone else hate it when big black spiders escape in the house and you know they are there but you can't find them? Ziggy does. Anyway, back to these mouse races.

Mouse Races have become the latest and greatest fundraiser in and around St. Louis. They don't seem to be catching on as fast in the rest of the country yet, but around here it seems that they are quickly replacing the traditional fundraising Trivia Nights. So in March, we will have Mouse Races to benefit All Paws Rescue, Metro Animal, and Pets Second Chance Corgi Rescue. As part of the fundraiser, we are selling naming rights to the mice. For a $20 donation you can name one of the mice that will be in the race! I thought about making the donation and naming a mouse Ziggy. Then I decided it would be more fun to let one of you name the mouse. So here's the deal. We are having a contest to name a mouse. The winner gets to choose the name of the mouse. Pictures of the event will be posted on my blog, and I will let you know how your mouse does in the race. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post on or before February 7th. Then on Feburary 8th I will use choose one winner at random and that winner will get to name the mouse. If you're commenting Anonymously, make sure to include your name so I know who you are if you win.


Frankie Furter said...

THIS sounds really FUN. I have never named a mouse before, butt I have chased them. They come out of the fields and once I had one that lived under my front porch.

Now if these were RATS.. I could REALLY have a blast with the name thingy... I'm just sayin.

A Couple of Misfits said...

I would love to not only name a mouse, but also become its personal trainer. I'm willing to bet that a mouse would run pretty fast after a week of "practice" races with Parker and Skye on its tail!

Kari in WeHo said...

Alaska State Fair had rat races for a fundraiser :)


Casey Jones' Mom said...

Would love to name a mouse. Had a mouse in my old house that cornered my Siamese cat. She was actually standing on her two hind legs in a corner as is came near her.

Tucker said...

I'm guessing kittehs are not invited to this event?

woof - Tucker

Anonymous said...

a mouse race! how fun! count us in :)


Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the contest and I will name the mouse after you! Love, Mom

Ying and Yang said...

Mom commented on the wrong post, but please add her to the draw.

Grins and Kisses,
Ying and Yang