Tuesday, March 25, 2008

And the winner is... (winners are...)

I typed up all of the entries. (Oh, and please note that I didn't blab, blab, blab about this free drawing, because it was to be a Reader Appreciation Give-away, so I put it at the end of a LOOOONG, boring post, and only the dearest of dear readers would have slogged through the drudgery and find the opportunity to get a freebie!)

I then cut them up into equal sized pieces and put them all into one pile, all together, with none left out.
The dogs were all sound asleep. Who would supervise?
I couldn't raise anyone, and Bill is still out of town, so it was up to HENrietta and Fartin' Earl to see that all entries were in the empty CD holder ready to be drawn:
Yup, they were all in there (you can click on any of the photos to enlarge them... use your back button to return):
I did the drawing. And then I felt like a cheapskate. Because I do so appreciate all of you dear readers. So I drew another. And then even one more. And then I thought how much each book costs me and I got a grip.
Here are the WINNERS!!!

Congratulations! And thank you for your unexpected and surprisingly supporting words!!! Really, I was the winner here, and I pumped out about ten chapters of the novel zoom with enthusiasm and confidence after reading your kind words of encouragement.
And since I feel bad that there were only three winners, I will lower the price of the book on eBay for one week, 20% !!! Wow!!! Bill will kill me!!! Welcome home, darling!


hug your hounds and winners please email me your snail mail address and let me know if you want my autographed book and to whom you would like it signed, or let me know if you already have the book and want two free custom collars instead.


  1. Congrats to the winners. We are hoping you sell 53 books at the library reading. Safe return to Bill.

  2. OMG, where did you ever get Henrietta and Fartin' Earl? They are too cute!
    Congratulations to the winners!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. congratulations to the winners!

    looks like everything was done open and aboveboard. jimmy carter would be proud.

  4. Your "publicist" says you must stop giving everything away.......lucky winners!

  5. We loved Henrietta and Fartin' EArl. They are funny. They look like upstanding citizens, so we are sure everythign as on the up and up.

  6. Congrats to the winners!! We saw those toys at the store but Mom said we would shred them, but they look SO fun!

  7. Well congrats to all the winners.And of course with Henrietta and farting earl we know that the voting was honest.maybe our current President should have used those two!! Love A+A PS Archie hasn't stopped saying the mantra..BUY HER BOOK BUY HER BOOK all night.....

  8. Henrietta and Fartin' Earl rock...how did the library readin' go???? We're sendin' u crates of terrier zen!!!!


    Read ur post on the dog show..."the dogs macramaed their leashes..."...oh how I can identify with that!!!! I love ur writing....you are hilarious!!!


  9. Congratulations to the winners!
    Sure it was nice to have the help of Henrietta and Fartin Earl!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Francarrich from WWMarch 26, 2008 at 2:14 AM

    I can see my name on the list, in the pile & in the CD box, how disappointing it wasn't pulled out. Keep up the blogging Patience!


  11. Oh my gosh! I can't believe I won!! Thank you!!! E-mail is on the way.

  12. We too love Henrietta & Fartin' Earl!

    Well done to the winners. Ma gets paid on Friday so we may steal her magic plastic card to buy your book and some of your lovely collars!

    Toodle pip
    Harry x

  13. Congratulations to the winners.
    I have so enjoyed reading my copy of your book.
    Henrietta and Fartin' Earl rock!!!

  14. Looked totally above board to me!

    Congrats to the lucky winner(s). Funny how you couldn't stop at one winner ... I don't think I could have stopped at one either!

  15. The cutest! Those silly sleepy dogs.

  16. Oh poo! Well, I had to rush over to Ebay and buy it anyway...have to have a Patience-Bill-Whippet book!

    Henrietta and Fartin' Earl did a great job. Perhaps auctioneering is in their future?:)

  17. Fantastic!!!congwatulations to all the winnews..we loved youw book, so they'we in fow a big tweat!!!
    I love youw soopewvisows...
    Myrna gets the lid opened when she asks..othewise it's closed hewe too, hehe
    smoochie kisses

  18. How come I didn't win anything??!!

    Nearly, waiting for his Henrietta and Fartin' Earl.


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