Shadow's Facebook Competition
Thank you to all that entered the Shadow's Facebook Competition. Not only did we generate some more friends for Shadow but we heard some great stories about other dogs.
The entries we had were all quite different so it was quite hard to choose two winners but after much deliberation and an office vote the winning stories were decided.
1st prize of two cases of Shadow’s run wines (white and red) goes to Meg Rohan whose working dog constantly provides her with protection.
Phil Latz's well travelled friend won him 2nd prize of one mixed case of Shadow’s run wines. Even though the competition has closed we would still love to hear all your stories.
Winning entry: “My Gandalf is a working dog, like Shadow was. He even looks just a bit like Shadow. Gandalf's job is to look after me. He has been trained to tell me about all the sounds around me, a necessary thing since I lost most of my hearing a while ago. He also trained himself to do something else--he knows if I am about to have an attack of vertigo, and he tells me about it. He herds me, nudges me and generally tries to get me to GO TO BED NOW. I ignored him once, and spent three weeks in a very sorry state. Gandalf never left my side. Recently I woke up with his warm fuzzy body wedged next to me. When I opened my eyes, the room was spinning. I got the message and didn't move again until Gandalf unwedged himself. He is a true friend and protector.” Meg Rohan
Second Prize: “The gold exploration company I serviced with my 3 passenger chopper in the jungle covered mountains behind Suva, Fiji, had spread its area of operation. Some days I visited numerous helipads on their lease. The camp dog, a friendly imported creature, often followed the workers. One day I dropped into an outstation helipad to collect a geologist-both he & the dog got in. `Don’t worry, I’ll hold Taffy’s collar.’ After takeoff I turned my head & saw Taffy sitting quietly on the floor, unrestrained. I’m sure he attempted a smile to reassure me that he would behave. After that flight Taffy often travelled with me, sometimes the only passenger, using the helicopter as his personal transport. He often waited for me at outstation pads & when I opened the door, jumped in & behaved like a perfect mute passenger. Sometimes he politely declined to get off for several stops before leaving me to pursue his doggy interests. He never put a paw wrong.” Phil Latz
The Competition Details
We here at Fox Creek are missing our furry ambassador and namesake of our wine Shadow’s run. Shadow’s facebook group is growing but we want to boost the number of members to help keep his memory alive so, we thought we would run a competition for those of you who love dogs.
Competition opens – 8th May 2009
How to enter – Post your most memorable four legged tale (dog only) on Shadow’s Round Up. Please limit your tale to 150 words. The tale can be happy, sad or just plain stupid – it is up to you. You are welcome to upload images but this is not a competition requirement. Limit of three stories per person.
Winning entries – The winners will be judged by the staff at Fox Creek Wines. Prize – First prize will be one case of Shadow’s white and one case of Shadow’s red and Second Prize will be a mixed case of both.
Competition Closes – 1st July 2009. Winners notified shortly afterwards.