Little Bitsy

This is the final week, and we are only 200 votes behind right now, so go vote.

69 replies
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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    199 down now

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    198. Come on, guys!

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    Already voted today. Go Bitsy.

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    slag says:

    Did that already this morning. Working to become a founding member of the Cult of Bitsy.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    I voted, but damn it, where can you see the current totals for her competitors? Clicking through all the current cute dogs shows maybe 1-8 votes each.

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:


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    Bad Horse's Filly says:

    Voted. That’s one more thing of my list of things-to-do today!

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    Steeplejack says:

    Just voted for the day and put her up to 1,535.

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    Laura W says:

    @Comrade Mary: Thanks for the prompt, Mary. I will NOT sit here all day in my PJs and keep refreshing. No, I will NOT.

    This is Rufus. He was #2 last week.
    As far as I know (which is not far), he is her main competition this week. However, last week he and Alfred (who took first) snuck in. By that I mean, they’d not been in the top 30 gallery in previous weeks, as I recall, so I was not tracking their numbers.

    You can check some of the other top scorers from previous weeks by going to the Top 30 Gallery by Week. It’s really not a very intuitive path to that page, so I hope this goes through for you.

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    JenJen says:

    Go Bitsy! Go Bitsy! Go Bitsy!!

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    Laura W says:

    @Laura W: You can see the reason for Evelyn’s emphasis on 1,000 votes per day. The last few winners have had 5000-6000 votes I think. Bitsy’s got a lot of repeat voters (JUICERS), but just needs a couple hundred new ones to step in and vote daily. Just for FIVE MORE DAYS!

    There was some drama about “Mafia Wars” with Rufus and Alfred’s owners last week. I couldn’t follow the details on the Dog Contest Blog (second post down) but it seemed they were getting votes by promising product giveaways. The judges deemed it all fair. Maybe to entice new voters John could promise to give away….um….er….that needs some further development.

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    Violet says:

    Already voted. Doing my best to get more people to vote for her. Go Bitsy!

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    jnfr says:

    I have been and continue to vote every single day. Go Little Bitsy, go!

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    Cheryl from Maryland says:

    Survived staff meeting by voting for Bitsy!

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    tamied says:

    I’ve found that as long as I vote for Bitsy every day, the Steelers continue to win. How’s that for incentive?

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    Da Bomb says:

    Just voted again!

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    Laura W says:

    One more important point: if you’ve been voting under multiple email addys, please don’t. They look very closely at that when verifying the weekly winner:

    Note: Over 500 votes were removed from Alfred’s total (votes that were determined “invalid” by the judges due to multiple voter accounts registered by the same person and votes from emails, etc.)

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    Laura W says:

    One more important point: if you’ve been voting under multiple email addys, please don’t. They look very closely when verifying the weekly winner:

    Note: Over 500 votes were removed from Alfred’s total (votes that were determined “invalid” by the judges due to multiple voter accounts registered by the same person and votes from emails, etc.)

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    Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon) says:

    Just enlisted my Facebook crew! Go Little Bitsy!

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    Violet says:

    Just signed up someone new to vote! Will get them to vote every day too.

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    Scott de B. says:

    Why is this drive going on and on and on? When will it end? What’s the point of dragging it out over weeks and weeks?

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    Phoebe says:

    I just registered, voted, and facebook-promoted, but I would be nice if there were a thumbnail of LB to go with this post. She’s no Lily, but she is mighty cute.

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    Phoebe says:

    Scott @22: it gives tons of money to an animal shelter if LB wins, which I found out by watching the video. I had resisted this campaign until then, because I didn’t know what it was for. And was too lazy to find out, but the video made it easy.

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    Violet says:

    @Scott de B.:
    It’s a 12 week contest. One dog wins every week. The winning dog each week gets $500. Then the top 3 runners up will win $5,000 and the winning dog will win one million dollars. This is the last week to vote for Little Bitsy to win one of the twelve weeks.

    The money will all go to an animal rescue to help save more dogs and cats. It’s for an excellent cause. Please help!

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    bystander says:

    Oh, Jeeze… That video. Whew! [wipes eyes]

    Have voted, voting daily, will continue to vote…

    Win, Bitsy, win!

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    trollhattan says:

    The head tilt and forehead worry wrinkles just kill me. And the ears. Also.

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    Laura W says:

    @Phoebe: Thanks a ton, Phoebe. I am really sorry it was not more clear all along why the push has been so consistent in terms of the monies going for rescue work.

    Can you use the photo from this gallery page for your thumbnail purposes? I’m on a Mac and just dragged the jpg off to my desktop quite easily.

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    asdf says:

    I cannot believe I am doing this.
    OK, signed up and voted for Little Bitsy.

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    ellaesther says:

    @asdf: You are a better person for it, my friend! Well done!

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    DanF says:


    I, too, was beaten into submission.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Once you’ve signed up, it’s dead easy. I have the page bookmarked, I go to it each day, click to vote, and I’m done. Bam!

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    Libertini says:

    Voted, as I do daily, and now posted to my Facebook Page. : )

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    R-Jud says:

    I voted. Forgot to vote yesterday as the human members of my household had a combined body temperature of 306 F and were all vomiting an exciting array of pastel colors. Forgive me, Bitsy.

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    sylvia says:

    You guys are Fantastic!!!
    Go Little Bitsy!!!
    We are catching up to Rufus all because of your votes!!
    Thank you so much for supporting Animal Rescue!

    Sylvia and Little Bitsy

    Easy link to vote for Little Bitsy

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    sylvia says:

    Ya’ll are fantastic!!
    Because of your votes we are closing in the gap between Rufus and Little Bitsy. (Now 163 votes! )
    Thank you so much for supporting Animal Rescue!!
    Sylvia and Little Bitsy

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Twenty dollars, same as in town.

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    Shell says:

    Why is this drive going on and on and on? When will it end? What’s the point of dragging it out over weeks and weeks?

    Kind of like the Publisher’s ClearingHouse. ;-)

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    licensed to kill time says:

    She’s at 1799 now – who will make it 1800? Do I hear 1800?

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    Violet says:

    Her closest competitor from last week. Rufus, is at 2,000 now. :( How can we get more people to vote for her? We need a new influx of voters to really push her over the top.

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    Laura W says:


    How can we get more people to vote for her?

    I think John should promise all new voters Naked Mopping For Dummies DVDs.
    Oh. I guess you meant we should incentivize new voters?

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    Violet says:

    @Laura W:
    LOL. I was really just wondering out loud. Are there any untapped sources of potential votes that we could try to get the word out to?

    Maybe John should offer some kind of prize to anyone who posts saying they voted AND if Bitsy’s votes get over a certain number by a certain day – like over 3,000 by 8 p.m. tonight Eastern Time, or something like that.

    Or maybe some of us loyal Juicers could come up with a series of prizes to offer for the next couple of days if Bitsy meets her goals?

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    She’s even cuter in the video than in pictures )

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    sylvia says:

    Go Little Bitsy!

    Thank you all for your votes for her and for animal rescue!
    Right now Rufus is just 165 votes ahead of Little Bitsy.
    That’s not much – we need to get her there!
    Your votes are helping so much!

    Sylvia and Little Bitsy

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I voted for Bitsey early this morning (I need to do it early or the day will get away from me), but just checked and she’s at 1,904. GO BITSY ! ! !

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @R-Jud: Ewwwww

    @Comrade Mary: One of my favourite stupid jokes

    @SiubhanDuinne: How does it happen that I mistyped Bitsy’s name?

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    Laura W says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Do you recall where she was this morning? I thought 1200 but don’t recall much before fully caffinated.

    She could really get 1,000 votes today, you know!
    Of course, Rufus is not giving much ground at all either.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Laura W:

    If only you had done that fork-in-the-head ad, we wouldn’t be having all this last-minute agita. Just sayin’.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Laura W: I think it was somewhere around 1100-something, but it was VERY early (and yeah, uncaffeinated for me too).

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    sylvia says:

    156 Votes apart – Little Bitsy is gaining ground!

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    Janefinch says:

    Voted and FB-promoted!

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    gogol's wife says:

    James Wolcott has come out for Bitsy:

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    Laura W says:


    Thank you thank you thank you.

    Where’s Sylvia?


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    Violet says:

    @gogol’s wife:

    OMG! YAY!!! Thanks so much for posting this. This is her week! It’s got to be! Vote Bitsy!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @gogol’s wife: OMG this is excellent news. Thank you for posting. And thank YOU, James (if I may so address you).

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    One of my favourite stupid jokes

    What’s the setup?

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    sylvia says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe Little Bitsy is getting this attention! It might go to her head!
    They all got special bones tonight!!!!
    ( she really is a cutie!)
    Sylvia and Little Bitsy

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    @sylvia: This is so awesome. I really hope she wins this week. After what she’s been through, she deserves to feel extra-special!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Notorious P.A.T.:

    What’s the setup?

    A naïve young priest, while on a rare walk through town, is accosted by a prostitute. “Psst! Father! Twenty dollars for a quickie!”

    Confused, he walks on, only to run into another hooker. “Hey, padre, twenty bucks for a quickie?”

    He hurries back to the church, and, while walking to the rectory, meets the Mother Superior. “Tell me,” he says, “what’s a quickie?”

    She replies: “Twenty dollars, same as in town.”

    Badda-bing! Thanks, I’ll be here all week. Try the prime rib tomorrow night, and don’t forget to tip your waitress.

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    Phoebe says:

    This is freakish but I too am on a mac and it won’t let me drag any pictures of Bitsy onto my desktop. From the site or from this site either. Pfft. I will have to rely on my eloquence to get them to watch the video.

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    Remonster in Mosul says:

    Ya, da pooch gotta win see? Esle wizes da kitty gets da shiv. Capache like?

    Try the veal.

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    Deb says:

    Hay is everyone voting for Bitsy in the final 12? She’s over 800 votes behind and voting finishes very soon. The votes will be taken into account by the judges who will select the four grand finalists.

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    jeff holly says:

    Please check out our little (52 pounds…) Sachi, or Sachi-saurus! She is half Dachshund, half Catahoula Spotted Leopard dog.

    When she was a baby, her original humans saw that one eye was not going to develop normally, so they took her to the pound and told the vet to “put her down, she’s defective”.

    Fortunately, Diamond Dachshund Rescue got a call from the vet, and took her away. Her foster parents then noticed that she, even though still a young puppy, and even though she looked like a dachshund, was getting really big! Their pictures of her, in the middle, laying in a pile of dachsunds all napping, is priceless.

    We decided to become her permanent parents, and now she is about 2 1/2 yrs old, and is the sweetest, best dog- in the top five of all time best dogs on this planet, she can be found!

    Please vote for Sachi- the “little one” who escaped death and now enriches our lives in ways that cannot be quantified!

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    Deb says:

    @jeff holly; sorry I didn’t see your little Sachi before voting closed. My vote would still have been with Little Bitsy, but we could have appreciated your little girl’s story more too!

    Let’s see what happens when the four finalists are announced on November14th. May the prizes go where they are most needed and deserved.

    Although the $1million sounds huge, it is given over 30 years (that’s if the company is still operating over that time, and provided the nominated pet owner is still surviving and at the same address). The payout is $33,000 per year. In 30 years that will be a pittance. Worth winning anyway for sure.

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