Friday, 27 May 2011

Small Print

Bloggie friends!

Earlier last month, I came across this competition – got all excited – until I read what the competition organisers do not categorically want.

“Avoid cat and dog stories”.

And the title of my story? The Cat Who Came to a Dog’s Dinner.

Always read the guidelines, the small print and/or the tiny writing under the space where you are about to sign, bloggie friends!

Charlie says: I look for signs of next door.


Finally, it’s Friday! Have a great weekend everyone.

It’s a 3 day Bank Holiday weekend here so see you all on Tuesday!

55 comments:

m.q said...

wow..3 days holiday!!! we only has 2 days normal weekend off

Deborah said...

OMG, that is a riot! I also didn't read the fine print in a Mary Kay makeover competition. My daughter and I made over three girls age 17, they looked great...guess what, you have to 18 to enter!!! I didn't read the fine print! LOL
Have a great three day weekend!
xxoo
Deborah

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charlie should feel indignant!

KarenG said...

What? No cat or dog stories? People love those! *dumb rule*

mshatch said...

I love three day weekends :)

Margo Berendsen said...

I love that title! And i love that song about blogger in the previous post. I'm so afraid to comment these days when it ends up being a waste of time

Summer Ross said...

Fine print can be brutal! Have a fairy great weekend!

martine said...

Kitty, send it anyway, I'm sure you could change their minds on the subject of cats and dogs:-)
much love
martine

Mr Puddy said...

I think your mom can keep the story for next competition !
xoxo

Madeleine said...

You post made me laugh. Talk about typical! I get all excited about competitions and then discover only people in Southampton or those living in the US are eligible or something!
Hugs to Charlie, Borage caught another bird this morning! :O)

Jessica Bell said...

I had no idea you were in 100 stories! I am too :o) Looking forward to reading it!

Mia Hayson said...

HAVE A FABSIES WEEKEND!

<3

damyantiwrites said...

Lovely pic...and a timely reminder to read the guidelines well! You have a great weekend too!

Brigid said...

Kitty, that would be tragic if it wasn't so funny. I have got much better at reading guidelines, I use to just skim over them and get all my submissions wrong.
Hope you have a great long weekend, ours is the following weekend.

Princess Jasmine said...

Hello Charlie. Are you waiting for someone to play with from next door or is it an enemy?

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oops. LOL. I hope you get to submit the story to another competition, though.

Enjoy your long weekend! It's Memorial Day weekend in the US, I believe, so they get a long weekend too. Gee, maybe we Canadians could have 2 consecutive long weekends? LOL.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Fancy not wanting cat and dog stories for the competition - they don't know what they are missing!
Charlie enjoy this weekend cos you'll have your mum at home for an extra day (although on second thoughts she might cramp your style with the ladies!!)
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ellie Garratt said...

Oh, no. Well, they don't know what they are missing out on!

Happy Friday! I've got to work today and tomorrow :(

Words A Day said...

Interesting story title regardless, it'll find a good home! Enjoy your bank holiday!

Clarissa Draper said...

That is so funny--both no-nos in the title!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Meowza!!!!!!!!!!!! No cat or dog stories?????? That's total scandal!!!!!!!!

It's a 3 day weekend here also, as Monday is our Memorial Day.

We send much love to both of you....we are so thankful for your friendship.

Lydia K said...

You're kidding me...really? That's what the fine print said? you should submit anyway, just to bug 'em.

Brian said...

Enjoy your long weekend, and dinner with the dogs! Howdy Charlie!

Simon Kewin said...

Good advice! Did you enter something else?

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Oh, Old Kitty, this made me laugh. Sorry!

Have a great weekend!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd say "Bah, humbug" to them! Save your story for a more welcoming contest, Jen.

Have a wonderful weekend! It is a three day Memorial Day weekend here in the US.

Margo Benson said...

They must be very dull not to want cat or dog stories!

laughingwolf said...

dumb competition, banning dog/cat tales! GRRRRR

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh and I bet the story would have been great.They dont know what they are missing. Have a great weekend.. Hugs GJ xx

The Golden Eagle said...

Too bad about the competition!

Maybe you'll find one that is looking for cat and dog stories. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

ABBY said...

We say it was their loss!
Have a great weekend.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

"The Cat Who Came To A Dog's Dinner" HA!!! I would submit it anyway unless you just made that up to make us laugh which I have a feeling you did!
xoxoxox

fairyhedgehog said...

They don't know what they're missing!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan Fields said...

What? No cat and dog stories? That's no fun at all. :(

Have a great holiday weekend!

Marg said...

Good thing you read the fine print. That is kind of silly to have something like that. What is wrong with dogs and cats anyway?? Hope you have a nice long week end.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Hi! Fangs for stoppin by our bloggie! We like stories about cats and dogs the most, unlike those people, hahameow!

Jayne said...

So true. I was going to send a short story somewhere and then read they wanted stories with a 'warmth' about them. My story was like Bleak House in a Bleak Mid-winter with a Bleak Ending. Needless to say I didn't send it there, but am so glad I double-checked the requirements!

Theresa Milstein said...

No way!

But reading fine print is so tedious.

It's a 3-day weekend in the US too. Memorial Day on Monday. Enjoy!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That's too funny, Kitty! If you had entered, they probably would have thought it was a joke. :-)

Stephen Tremp said...

Charlies seems so aloof at times. But then again, he's a cat. He's too cool for us humans.

Patsy said...

My usual mistake regarding skim read guidelines is to write something twice the maximum permitted length. Or to think the closing date was a month later. Or not to notice I wasn't eligible.

OK, I agree. I should read them properly.

Patsy said...

Have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw4KVoEVcr0

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Thank you for visiting us and wishing Deacon good bye. It meant a lot to Dog Dad. It has been a long hard day for him, but the healing has started.

Essex

The Creek Cats said...

Happy weekend, furiends!!

KarenMcG said...

Go ahead and submit it anyway. And tell they they can change their rules!

Charlie sure is always busy lookin' next door. He got a girl friend over there or something?

We hope you have a fun Bank holiday!

The Chair Speaks said...

Thank you very much for sending so many purrs and headbutts to make us feel comforted and much loved. Please thank your mom for us.

Well, you can go for the cats and dogs competition. We are sure you have lots to tell.

notesfromnadir said...

Thank you for pointing this out! So many people send their stories to inappropriate markets.

Bank Holiday falls on Memorial Day so there won't be too many blogs being posted on Monday. Hope you & Charlie have a fun & relaxing day!

Len L said...

Hello Old Kitty! I'm back! Thank you for being patient with me and for always being on my blog. You have been such a good bloggie friend : Can I give you a hug? *BIG HUG*

This post made me laugh. LOL. I sometimes miss a few important words, too.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Cheri said...

It is a 3 day weekend here but all I got was one day off. Have fun on yours. Hugs to Charlie!

Carolina Mts

soggibottom said...

Hope your keeping your paws dry over the weekend Charlie.

Now can you believe that ?
Nothing better than a good moggy or scruffy dog story. Some people just never know what's worth reading
lots of luv Ames and the ice cream pot :-)xxx

Jemi Fraser said...

That totally cracked me up! I'm terrible at reading fine print - who has the time!! :)

LTM said...

omg... LOLOL!!! :D That sounds about like something I would do.

All I can say is they're missing out. Scratches to Charlie, hugs to you~ :o) <3

Pk Hrezo said...

Hey it's a holiday weekend in the US! Sorry about the no dog/cat rule. :( BUt have a lovely weekend!

Tracy said...

Kitty,
I love the look on Charlie's face- like he just can't be bothered with trivial matters such as no dog or cat stories; really? look at what they are missing out on!
hugs my friend...

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Disappointing! A shame they have those rules!