Well this was one of the few true ties. Both Vincent and Vespa and the gang at Cat Wisdom had comments come through at exactly 9:33 PM so they were about as tied as you could get. We decided since Vincent and Vespa don’t have a blog that we would put Merlin’s portrait up because he is a favorite of ours.
They both said, “Powells in Portland?”
Vincent and Vespa also said, “The languages section is in the red room….if it isn’t Powell’s, we are smoothering the mistress…and finding a new owner.”
Well, those two don’t have to do that fortunately. Finding a new owner can be difficult. I have been on a search for a good one for years.
The Florida Furrkids and the Island Cats knew it was a bookstore! Newton, Pierre and Ashton admitted to hearing about Portland all the way on their end of the country but did not guess it before the smarty cats did. Umm.. Katie didn’t get her pants on quickly enough (talk about a reason to find a new owner!)
Mom was gone all day yesterday at Emerald City Comicon. She said it was huge and there were way too many people there and dealers and stuff. She did get some great postcards from Jenny Parks Illustrations though.
She said I should be glad she didn’t “dead me” for the Walking Dead in this photo. I don’t want to be dead so I am glad she did not but I’m a little worried that she threatened.
Well I have some very good friends who keep after it when all seems lost. In fact, Katie kept guessing and guessing and said, “That’s it…I’m taking my pants off.”
We were speechless until we talked to George Takei who said, “Oh Myyy….”
Then finally, Finnegan came by and said, “Ok…here goes…[deep breath]… I fink you’re in Ketchikan, Alaska!!”
And he was right. First, he was not an early guesser and no one had even guessed the correct state! Yep, that’s right. People were guessing Washington and Oregon even though I said it was north. The tabbies o Trout Town guessed Canada but when we said we weren’t there people went back to Idaho and Montana, completely bypassing the correct state.
Merlin and his buddies came by and read the truck and said, “The truck is from Southeast Environmental Construction based in Ketchikan, Alaska. Holy moley, who stole Katie’s smartypants?”
Maybe it was him? But I’m sure it was an accident if so…