Tuesday, February 15, 2011

When When Contest 2011

The big question is.... "When will the snow MELT?" That's what I want to know.

When will it be ALL GONE?

Would you like to guess? I am having a contest. The cat, woofie or bun who guesses the date when there is NO MORE SNOW when Mom looks out this window will get a prize. The prize will be treats, and bragging rights! (Occasionally evil little chocolates have been known to appear in prize packages, but Mom is making no promises.)

Every morning Mom will get up and take a picture of this same view and post it on my blog. On the day she wakes up and THERE IS NO SNOW ANYWHERE IN THE PICTURE will be THE DAY. If you guess the EXACT day, you will get a prize. If NOBODY guesses the EXACT DAY, the cat who guessed the day CLOSEST TO the day, but not AFTER the day, will get the prize.

Here are the rules:
1. Each cat, woofie or bun gets ONE GUESS EACH.
2. Guesses must be in the comments of THIS POST.
3. Deadline is Midnight Friday February 18, 2011. (So when it isn't Friday anywhere in the world, the voting will be over.)
4. You have to have a blog, or leave some way for us to get in touch with you, so we have to know who you are. If you have a blog, you're good to go.
5. You can enter no matter where you live. Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada... all are welcome to enter.
6. It's my blog, so if I wanna change the rules, I can.

Now for some useful information.
1. The houses across the street face East. So the snow in their front yards will melt first. Duh.
2. Sun melts the snow.
3. Rain melts it faster.
4. The average high temperature for March in New Hampster is 44F
5. The average low temperature for March in New Hampster is 18F
6. Winter isn't over, either. We have had big snowstorms at the end of February, and in March. It snows in April, too. So, guess accordingly.
7. *****The contest ends when there is NO SNOW on the ground in the picture. If it snows the next day, oh well, that's New England weather for you!*****
8. In 2008, the winning date was April 12. In 2009, the winning date was April 3rd. In 2010 the snow was gone by the middle of March.
9. We have A LOT more snow on the ground now than we did in 2008, 2009 or 2010, so this year the contest is starting in February.
10. When the contest is closed, Mom will post a big list of all the entries and dates in my sidebar, so everybody will know who guessed what date. It is your responsibility to check that your name is there, and that your guess is correct. It's usually a big list, and adding the names gets complicated, so if your name is missing, let me know right away. No names will be added to the list after February 25.

So put on your thinking caps, leave a guesstimate, and check back every day to see if you are the winner!

Good luck!


Marg said...

Ok, we are going to guess that all the snow will be gone on April 20th. This sounds like a fun thing to do. Hope you have a great day

The Royals and Gentleman Beau said...

What good sport!

We will wager that the snow as it appears now, will be gone April 9th. We chose this date because QM Rose's Mum's birthday fell on that

It's always a fine day when the snow goes back to the Heavens for next year!

Have a Blessed Day!

and the Odds-Taking Royals

KnottedFingers said...

My baby's have agreed that March 23rd is their guess for this year :)


Sarah said...

We are going to guess April 17. Hope you thaw out soon!
-Pepper, Smokey & Cali

Hannah and Lucy said...

Sorry for beind dim is it one vote per blog or one vote per cat?

The Meezers or Billy said...

after much hissing and spitting and hollering back and forth, the meezers and billy haf decided upon March 28.

syocom said...

April 6th. I am hoping the snow here goes away much sooner than that though. My kitty is dying to explore outside again.

Tia and Millie said...

We think the snow will go on March 27th!

Millie said...

Each cat, woofie or bun is allowed one vote each! So Sammy, Miles, Nicky and Billy can each have their own vote. Same thing for Hannah and Lucy!

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Ok, here are our guesses as to when the snow will be gone.

Yoda - April 14
Brutus - March 31
Ellie - April 6

What a fun contest!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thanks for your reply Millie - we have chosen:-

Lucy - 30th March
Hannah - 8th April

Hugs Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sparkle said...

I am going to guess April 18th. I do not think you will be done with the snow for a long time this year.

Lone Star Purrs said...

Heer's owr guesses:

Meeko- March 13th

Kiara- April 28th

~Meeko & Kiara

Pasha's Mommy said...

I had to explain my Californian monster kitties what snow was, and asked them to guess when will the white fluff in Hamster go away. These are the answers they gave me:

Sima: "White fluff never goes away. It follows me every where."

Sweet: "I have white fluff, and it doesn't go away no matter how much I keep licking it."

Poonjoo: "I want some of that white fluff of new Hamster."

Moonjoo: "Oh look, there goes the little birdie again. Did you see that? *head-butt*"

Have I mentioned that they all have ADD.

Megan said...

I'm guessing April 25 thank you Millie.

Sydney, Australia

Motor Home Cats said...

We always have so much fun with this contest.

We are going to guess:

Cody - April 21
Gracie - April 1

momsbusy said...

yuki says april 27
kintaro says april 30
tt says april 15

our woofies (brownie, big boy and penny) want to guess too.
they all says march 31

The Island Cats said...

We love this contest. We're going with April 5.


ON goodie we love this contest!

Abby guesses April 4
Boo guesses March 30
Ping guesses April 21
Jinx guesses April 13
Baby Grace guesses April 9!


Angel Simba said...

April 10th is my guess.

Karen said...

Pixel says April 22,
Samba is saying April 1. I am saying I hope it is Feb 28th ;)

Gigi said...

April 16!

What do I know? I've never seen snow in my life.

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh yes!! We love this contest and totally missed it last year!! So here are are guesses....

Samantha March 29

Clementine March 22

Maverick March 15

Thanks for the cool contest Millie.
Your TX furiends,

Sweet Purrfections said...

I'm going to guess March 26!

The Florida Furkids said...

This is fun!!!
Tamir says March 17 (or it will turn green)

Allie says April 29 'cause it's her birthday

Ellie says April 24

Clifford says March 9

Cubby says March 5

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We are thinking and will post our dats soon!

Deborah said...

April 3rd! I hope I didn't miss it as I was scrolling.

Monday walkers said...

Having never lived with snow, this is a bit hard, Millie.
So a stab in the dark - April 14th will do it !
(P.S. I prefer milk chocolate, thank you!)

Noela Sydney Australia

Frostin said...

Here are our guesses;

Queen Munchkin April 14
King Obsidian April 16
Princess Boots April 18
Princess Ashlyn April 20
Prince Frostin April 22

Kikkycat said...

April 11. Being optimistic for you that it'll turn warmer soon.

Anonymous said...

Dora would like to pick April 2nd. Thank you for running a fun contest again!

Dora the Explorer and Kate

Katnip Lounge said...

We are gonna go WAY out on a limb and pick April 26th!

Just Ducky said...

OK maybe these days have been guessed.

Derby April 5
Ducky March 29

Gigi said...

Millie, you scoffed at my Snow??!! There WERE some flakes, yesiree, prolly like fifty of them, or even a hundred! Oh sure, you can sneer at our pitiful flakes when you have those giant piles of it--but c'mon! We even had pictures! Though I grant you, it wouldn't make for much of a When-When contest ;-)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Our Guesses:

Ayla - March 25
Iza - April 3
Marley - March 23

Vicki said...

Claude and Marlene would like to guess: April 10th!

AFSocksScylla said...

We are going to guess the first day of Spring March 20th.

Sue in Marion said...

Because the snow in Indiana is melting so fast, and Little Bear has been out in the yard without freezing his paws off, he says Feb. 28th.

His sister Emily, on the other hand, likes to go out, too, but will not if there is even a hint of snow in the air. She says no way before April 15th, and that's being optimistic.

The arfie (he's too little to be a woofie) next door is out in his yard every day. but we don't think he likes it much 'cause he BARKS.ALL.THE.TIME.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Kirby is guessing April Fools day, April 1

ANgel is the long shot and picking Mom's birthday of April 21

Mac Says it will be March 21

Unknown said...

Hi, Millie!
If no one else has guessed it already, we 8 cats here at the FurryPurries pick March 18th, our MamaCat & Dad's anniversary!

MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo, Honey, Pinkie & new little brother Mister Socks

Ellie and her three cats said...

we would like to try. Sylvester - march 15, Camile march 16, and Ava april 1

Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

Ok we will try, although we are so terrible at this game. He are our entries:
Squish: 28 April
Madness: 21 March
Trouble: 2 April
Bubbles: 16 April

Anonymous said...

Ginger the Cocker Spaniel is going for April 1st. And Daisy the Pomeranian is going for April 10th.

You can reach their Mommy at nelson_lisa_marie@yahoo.com

Keep up the great quilt inspecting, Millie!

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

If you mean the snow from the last storm it will be all gone by Sunday as there will be rain and it will all melt. That would make it February 20. But oh no winter is never ever gone by then. The mom here remember that we had a snow storm in the middle of April and my grandfather said he drove home from work in a snow storm the first week of May, he lived in Ohio.
I think the snow will be all gone furever, no snowflakes April 15. Yep, that is a good day. Taxes due and snow gone.
My email address is: gracie1915@frontier.com