Monday, 16 February 2015

BAAs - the Best Animal Awards

Posted by Rosie

So we have had the BAFTAs and the Oscars are looming but all that celebrity film malarkey is nothing compared to:

The BAAs - The Best Animal Awards


With 7 categories up for grabs in this prestigious award ceremony here has been much fevered gossip in the animal sheds as to who will walk away with an award this year.  Therefore without further ado I give you The BAAs (drum roll please ...)


Fussiest Eater Award



Nominees:

Boris Johnson (our pig not the Mayor of London)
Maddie the Goat
Turkeys


And the winner is:

Do you REALLY expect me to eat this hay?
Maddie
How on earth can one animal like something one day and refuse to eat it they next?  At the moment soaked beetroot and her goat nuts are OK but that could all change tomorrow.  Oh and she likes cabbages, but only when they are hung from a nail where-as hay is better to sit on than eat (except when it's really cold then she will eat hay - a bit anyway).


Most Expensive Pet Award



Nominees:

Poppy - dog (posthumous nomination)
Henry - cat


And the winner is:


Me, expensive? But I'm worth it!
Henry.  
Poppy was on medication all her life but it was cheaper here than in the UK. Henry however is proving to be a very costly pet now with daily medication that costs €35 a bottle and only last for 2 months and equally expensive special food to keep his kidneys working.  A worthy winner I am sure you will agree.


Greatest Thief Award



Nominees:

Saari - dog
Henry - cat
Firkin - supposedly an outdoor car but frequently found skulking round the kitchen


And the winner is:

Caption not needed
A joint award to Henry and Saari for collaborative stealing.  
We came in the find Henry on the table gently pushing home-made biscuits onto the floor for Saari to eat. 

Whilst individually, Saari has been known to steal all her diet food and Henry is very fond of the butter.


Noisiest Animal Award


Nominees:

Lambs
Pigs
Any chicken laying an egg


And the winner is:

The pigs
Honestly, at feed time you'd think I was murdering them rather than trying to offer them sustenance.


Most Shy Animal Award



Nominees:

Fumée - cat
Betty Boo - sheep
Any animal that needs catching


And the winner is:

You can't catch us ...
Any animal that needs catching. 
I have lost count of how many times I have had to ring the vet as a cat who was due for an appointment has done a bunk.  Then there's pigs who normally adore a back scratch but who run off as soon as you actually need to catch them for any reason.  Ditto chickens (minus the back scratch!)


Stupidest Animal Award



Nominees:

Turkeys
Sheep
The duck who spend 2 days stuck under a feed bowl that had upended on her (all she needed to do was stand up and she'd have been free!)


And the winner is:

The duck

Finally we have a special people's award and we are asking you, the public, to vote for the best animal name here at Eco-Gites of Lenault. 

Best Animal Name Award



Nominees:

Boris Johnson (a pig)
(The) Firkin (cat)
Coco Chanel (a pig)
Fluffy Chick (our oldest hen)
Erol Flynn (a turkey) - posthumous award ... we are after Christmas after all.
Foggy the Moggy (a cat)

There's an album with pictures of all the nominees over on our Facebook page.  Please vote with a comment here or on Facebook.  I will collate all votes and announce the winner next week in Animal Tales (Feb 24th).  Multiple votes will NOT be frowned upon and I *may* be open to bribery by chocolate ;)

Go on - cast that vote now!



14 comments :

  1. Well it's got to be Boris Johnson of course, duh!

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  2. I vote for Saari - that sorry looking face won me over!

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  3. Coco Chanel every time !! Chief mender x.

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  4. Am I right in counting FOUR cats?

    Anyway moving onto our (hubby and I) nominee - Firkin of course.

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    1. Yes - Henry, Foggy, Fumée and Firkin. Only Henry is supposed to be in the house but as I type Firkin is also asleep in front of the fire!

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  5. They're all fantastic names! I like Foggy the Moggy best I think :)

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  6. Ash says - What a great award post. I've spoken to the Mother and she agrees with me. We are loving the name Coco Chanel! Great post - Paw-5's to you xx #animaltales

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  7. Henry is Innocent. Saari's partner in crime was Firkin - caught red handed.

    Simon

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    1. Ooops - you're right. Sorry Henry to wrongly accuse you!

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  8. Foggy the Moggy! :)

    How you managed to acquire a goat that's a fussy eater is beyond me...I thought goats ate anything and everything. It may be James Herriott stories rather than real life that let me to that belief though!

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    1. I thought the same so maybe Maddie is the exception to prove the rule.

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  9. I'm with Phoebe - it has to be Boris Johnson! T x

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  10. Meow - Firkin here .... I vote for myself (LOL) because I think I have the world's rudest name!

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    1. Hmmmm - I see a touch of vote rigging going on here .....

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