As I’ve posted many, many times in the past, I love the Page-a-Day® Cat Calendar. I’ve been getting it since I was in high school; I’m pretty sure I started with the 1982 edition, which was something like the second or third one (they used to number them but I think they stopped when they got to twenty).
I think I’ve been entering photos I’ve taken of my cats almost as long. I’ve mailed them photos, I’ve sent in CD-Roms, I’ve emailed my pictures. And in all those 30-ish years, they’ve never chosen one of my entries. My sister did, in 2001; her red Van shorthair Juneau was featured on October 22 that year.
So you can imagine the thrill that ran through me when I opened my mailbox this morning and saw this:
I knew what it was instantly. Ive never gotten a letter from Workman before, but I’ve memorised the contest rules by now, and they say that winners will be notified by mail if their photos were chosen. So I knew.
Excited, I opened the envelope to read:
“…We are very happy to inform you that your cat Jacoby has won a spot on the 2013 Bad Cat Wall Calendar in October and in the 2013 Bad Cat Page-a-Day® Calendar on October 12…”
I mean, granted, it’s a Page-a-Day calendar…but it’s not the Page-a-Day calendar.
And October 12th next year? Is a Saturday, which means that Jake’s photo will only be on half the page, since they share weekends between two cats’ photos.
Still, after all these years…I’ve finally gotten a photo into a Workman Page-a-Day cat calendar!
And before you ask…I have no idea which photo it is. I can’t remember for the life of me what I submitted this year. I thought I sent in the mistletoe hat picture, but I’d imagine they’d use that around Christmastime, not October. I’ve been wracking my brain, but, I don’t know what photo they’re using. I know I did a post back in January about submitting a photo of Jake in his tuxedo with a can of Planter’s Peanuts, but I can’t recall if I actually sent that one in or not. Guess we’ll just have to wait for the calendar to come out.