Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Sixth When When Contest is ON!! - Entry Deadline Extended!

I am happy to announce the Sixth When When Contest will is ON for 2015.

The When When Contest is not an annual event because there isn't always snow on the ground on March 1st. The first When When Contest was held in 2008. The contest was held in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

This is the view outside the front of our new house in the town of ----, about four miles away from our other place. We had two full winter's worth of snow in just over a month. The piles of snow on either side of our driveway are both taller than Mom (60").  We have more snow on the ground now than we have ever had in any previous When When Contest.

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. (Our friend Megan from Sydney Australia can enter even if she isn't a cat, but she's the only hooman who is eligible.)
2. Guesses must be in the comments of THIS POST.
3. Deadline is Midnight  Wednesday March 4 Friday March 6, 2015. (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. (We don't do Facebook.)
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. We face true East. South is to the right.
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. 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.

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

Good luck!

**updated March 7, 2015: The deadline to enter the contest has passed. Entries are now closed.


Megan said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! .

I'm the first guesser. I guess May 1.

Sydney, Australia

Monday walkers said...

I'm not a cat either (I am Megan's mother )
BUT if I could have a vote I would say May16th.

Noela sydney Australia

Summer at said...

I do think all that snow will last way longer than normal - but I also bet you will get lots of rain this spring. So I'm guessing April 26.

Poppy Q said...

Hello ladies. We are going to guess
April 25.

Babby58 said...

Millie guesses April 29.

Babby58 said...

Caity guesses April 20.

Frostin said...

I was going to guess April 20th like I usually do, but since Babby58 already guessed that I will go with April 24th.

Pat said...

April 30th. I'm Jack and I'm a woofie. We don't have a blog but your mom answered my mom awhile back from her cooking blog so I think you can find us. Woof!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we wunt to guess april 22, earth day

meowmeowmans said...

We're going to guess April 27. :)

Just Ducky said...

April 21. We haven't guessed correctly all the other years, so who knows.

MrsB said...

Mr.White and Mr.Kitty say April 5th.

KitKat said...

Our guess is May 4th.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We are tempted to say 2016, but...

Ayla - April 23
Marley - April 28
Iza - April 30


Goodness that is a lot of snow!
Annabelle -- April 21
Boo -- May 5
Jinx -- May 2
Ping -- April 19

Ellen in Oregon said...

Mom is casting votes for us cats in Oregon. Sasha picks April 14th & Cosmo is really optimistic with April 2nd.

Mickey's Musings said...

Oh boy!
Our guesses:
Georgia- April 17
Julie- April 18
Treasure-April 24
JJ- May 4

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

Our crowd doesn't do well with this, either, but we're voting April 8th. When it starts to melt, it usually goes pretty quick!! Thanks from Bogart, Gracie, Ron, Patrick and Watson.... in Iowa with much less snow!

Dee W said...

Calypso the white lab and her mom Dee are voting for April 8. stubbywinteratgmaildotcom

Quiltdivajulie said...

Darcy guesses May 3 . . .

Becky said...

Kikky sez April 15, so there will be one good thing about that day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hannah guesses 11/4/2015
Lucy guesses 29/4/2015

Cherie in St Louis said...

Hi Millie. Casper & I couldn't agree on a date, so we played rock, paper, scissors. I won so our pick is May 4th, 2016, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Mom says, "Simontacchi, that's plain mean." He he he he, heh!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

It is tough to guess this year since we have nothing to gauge it against!

Angel - May 4th

Kirby - May 10

Max - April 29

Unknown said...

My little bundle of joy is my kitty Smudge and she thinks its going to be April 15th.

We don't have a blog but you can contact us on

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Since it seems like winter is going to last forever we will guess March 31.

The Florida Furkids said...

Allie picks April 28, Ellie picks April 16, Raz picks April 23, Cubby picks March 27

The Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

Wow dat's a lot of snow. Weez a little confused by how da entwy purrocess goes, so me Dezi will say dat it will all be gone May 5ff. And I Lexi will say minez Meowday April 29ff is da day it'll awl beez gawn.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Angel Simba said...

I am going to guess April 16th.

Fefe said...

My black cat Ifi says it's going to be May 2th.
We don't have a blog so please contact su on


da tabbies o trout towne said...
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da tabbies o trout towne said...

meowloz two ewe millie !!

maggy & zoey sended uz yur way...we wood like ta guess tax day...april 15th...coz hoomans everee wear bee a cryin a river on that day...shirley sum oh it haz ta help melt that snow...

{ whoa....ya haz a bunch !! }

veree nice two meet ewe bye de way, pleez stop bye trout towne any time as we all wayz haz fish on de grill ♥

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I'll go with April 20th :)

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Millie! What a pretty kitty you are! I came over from a link sent by Zoolarty!
So here I sit in NC! We still have snow on our ground from last Thursady...and we even had a 50 degree day over the weekend. and our temps are not as cold as NH!
Soooooo my guess on when your snow is all gone is
April 27th...because that is my dad's birthday!

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Hi, Millie!
Mine guess is May 5.
Your furriend,

momsbusy said...

this is tough. so many good dates are taken.
kintaro says may 7
tt says march 23 (daddy's birthday)
kippie says april 10

Karen Jo said...

Karen Jo's kitties guess May 15.

Spyro, Oja, Rocio, Bambino, Horus, Julius, Tabitha and Bentley.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We'll guess April 15

Samantha & Mom said...

Samantha says her guess is March 23!

Motor Home Cats said...

We haven't done this in a couple of years, so we are excited to join this year. We are going to guess April 13.

Cody and Gracie

bichonpawz said...

Chloe and LadyBug guess May 8th!

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee said...

Tiki - May 6
Kirby - April 14
Stan Lee - May 9

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Laila - April 27 (her birthday)

Minchie - May 10

Sarah said...

Millie, we think you might have a smidge more snow than us here in WNY but it's pretty close this year.

Squeaky - April 17
Midgie - April 30 (grandMomma's Bday!)
Zorro - May 10 (Momma's Day!)

Vicki said...

Yay...It's time for our favorite contest of all year! We're sorry you have so much snow, but we LOVE your When-When Contest! We love your new kitty condo and want our Mommy to get us one! Stay warm, Millie!

Claude - April 19th
Marlene- April 22th

The Meezers or Billy said...

we guess April 18th.

ZOOLATRY said...

Oh dear, we'd go for not until next year (like 2016!) but that's purrably not acceptable so guess we will pick a May day ... like as in May 30. Don't think anyone else picked that. But of course we hope you still don't have snow then, but with so much snow ... who knows!
Yeah, May 30 ... might still be a pile or two here or there!

RedSetter said...

We've clubbed together and would love to go for 10th May which we don't think anyone else has gone for. Its a lot of snow though and we are thinking you might need some red cross parcels if it doesn't clear soon.