Good Saturday morning to you. Something unfortunate happened with the Pet Love contest, which was very upsetting to me as it was done as a fun way to honor Teddy and to share everyone’s obvious love for their pets. Two things occurred simultaneously, a first with my contests and hopefully a last! I discovered at the end, that one person entered two pictures which were not theirs, they were taken from another website and belonged to another person/company. I really don’t know why someone would do this but they did. So obviously those pictures were both disqualified and have been removed from my site. In addition, despite the fact that there were some restrictions on how often one could vote, one astute reader also noticed within a very short period of time, a certain picture suddenly getting many many more votes. This had me really upset as this was meant to be fun and entertaining, nothing more! So in the name of fairness and after getting the opinion of one of the smartest and most logical persons I know, I was advised to omit the 2 disqualified pictures and have a new “final round” with the legitimate final four pictures with the highest votes (2 from each round). Let’s do this fair and square. Another level of security has been placed on the voting to insure it’s one vote per IP address per day. So here we go with one final vote for the winner (legitimate winner)! Here are your four finalists, I will announce the winner on Tuesday. The top two pictures from Round 1- Picture 1 Picture 2 The top two pictures from Round 2- Picture 3 Picture 4 OK, time to vote for your finalist! Good luck to all:) ______________________________________ Well, I am glad we have this behind us. I am so grateful for everyone who sent in their darling pictures and to everyone else for voting. I love holding these contests but trust that like me, everyone wants it done with honesty and integrity. Thanks for stopping in, until next time…… PS If you missed my part one on my peony posts, you don’t want to miss it! Click here to see. PPS Last day of our exquisite silver flash/arrival sale! Click here to see Which picture do you choose as the finalist of Pet Love?