Monday, November 24, 2008

The Big 7MSN Giveaway

This blog has been around for a little more than a year now. While it started out as a training log for George and Alan, it has evolved into a place to share my pictures and stories with a whole bunch of people I would have never met otherwise. George and Alan have developed a fan base, Wynonna has her own following, and I'm continually amazed at the number of folks who stop over here regularly to see what we're up to.

To thank you all for visiting and supporting this blog, the Big 7MSN Giveaway starts today. No, I'm not giving away the 7MSN.

I am giving away one of these...

...created especially for you.

The winner will need to supply photos of their pet(s) and I'll take it from there. You will receive a 20" x 20" color print and the electronic original to do with what you wish...use on your blog, print on t-shirts, use as a screensaver, whatever.

We'll keep this giveaway really simple. Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post with the answers to these two questions:
1. Where are you?
2. What are you wearing?

Not sure how to leave a comment? (Nancy? Janice?) See the little green icon at the bottom of this post, to the right of the time? Click on it. A pop-up window will show up. Scroll to the bottom of that window and leave your comment in the box. Then click the button that says Name/URL. Enter your name or your initials or your dog's name, then hit "publish your comment."

Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 28, at 10 pm Mountain time. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced here Saturday, Nov. 29. One entry per person, please.

Thanks again for stopping by. The herd and I will do our best to keep you entertained and smiling.


  1. I'm in the mountains of east TN, sitting at my computer desk which is in 'my room', a room lined with bookshelves, my desk and my overstuff reading chair. It's 4:45 a.m. and I'm wearing my comfy old pj's.

  2. 1. Atlanta, Georgia
    2. Pajamas (i'm off this week, hallelujah)

    Love your blog: the burros are adorable, I've always loved horses but never been able to have one and admire you for jumping off the corporate ladder...

  3. Here I am: standing in my kitchenette in the Hacienda San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico, dressed in a black bathing suit with a fishy cover-up, just about to leave for 2-tank scuba diving day -- while our lonely little cat, Micio Bello, cries from his vet hotel back in Florida.

  4. Wow, Linda - I expect folks will be lining up to enter for this fabulous artwork prize!

    I'm in NC.

    I'm wearing sweatpants and a thermal henley shirt. Big thick socks b/c it's 27 out there this morning!

    And congrats on the anniversary. I was kind of hoping you'd be giving away 7MSN "working holidays" - LOL!

  5. 1) Malta (that's the European one; I understand there's a Malta in the US as well!)
    2) Jeans and a tank top

    Wow a year already huh? I only discovered the 7MSN blog a few months ago but I trawled through most of your past entries anyway... my favourite one has to be the picture sequence where you discover a cone used in Lyle's pattern training in the water basin... those darned burros :P

  6. 1. Madison, Wisconsin
    2. pajamas and bathrobe (it's early...)

    I enjoy reading about your animals and love seeing your beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Linda,
    I'm in my den, in my comfy chair, in my sweats.
    It doesn't seem like a year already. Your blog is very entertaining and interesting, I can see why you're such a hit and destination every day to lots of people.
    By the way you're right about google, they haven't got it right yet. I went to the old address and got here that way.
    Say hello to Wynona for me.

  8. I have really enjoyed your blog and have shared it with several friends.
    I am in Utah this week, but live in Rochester, NY.
    I'm wearing my glasses as it is still early morning.
    Thanks for offerring such a great giveaway.

  9. Hello from Duluth, MN. I've been following your blog for several months now, and have also told my sister about you. I love your animals and your pictures. You are a joy to read!

  10. Bossy is on her computer. She is wearing her sweatpants.

    Of course, keep in mind this answer applies to the other 23 hours 56 minutes of the day, times seven.

  11. I am at home, checking email and blogs while waiting for my carpool ride to work. I am wearing a cozy gray tunic style dress over brown leggings, and brown lace-up leather boots with fur trim. Oh, and a brown scarf because im always cold! I love scarves!
    I love that you are giving one of these away, they are so unique!!!Oops- my ride is here, got to go! A dozen or so 4 and 5 yr. olds await me! ;)

  12. Ooooh! Oooh! Pick me.
    I'm in my spare bedroom/office/junk room.
    I'm wearing a long white terrycloth robe and fuzzy slipper-boots.

  13. I'm Debby living close to Ree (The Pioneer Woman) who introduced me to Bossy who got me here thanks to your comment on Bossy's blog.

    I'm wearing black pants, red vneck button up sweater w/3/4's sleeves, an aircast (effing plantar fascitis) and some low heels (low being 2" due to effing foot issues). My podiatrist would not be happy

  14. Congratulations on your 1 year (sort of) anniversary. You've certainly made my life richer.

    Okay, I'm going play along.

    1. Where am I? Physically, I'm sitting at my computer on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Emotionally, I'm in denial about having to go to back to work. Financially, I'm trusting that everything will work out, in spite of how paltry my bank balance looks right now. Spiritually, I'm sitting on a warm beach watching the surf roll in with my animals by my side & a white horse nickering in my ear.

    2. What am I wearing? Hey! I thought this was a P.G. site. I'm wearing my favourite sweats & a big smile. Oh, and warm wool socks because it's frikkin' cold here.

    Happy Monday!

  15. Linda,

    1. I'm up the road in our place in Corrales, NM.

    2. I'm wearing what I always wear - work shirt and jeans - helps with all the horse work.

    Whomever wins, this is a very generous gift on your part.

    Well done.


  16. 1)Spare Bedroom
    2 Grandma pants and Victoria BC tee - what I slept in last night. Gee, you'd think I could get dressed up for this!

  17. 1: Bryson City NC
    2: pajamas, socks

  18. I am in Minnesota. There is a layer of snow on the ground and we are definitely at the beginning of winter.
    I'm not working today, so I am wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, socks and slippers -- my usual around the house attire. As the winter gets colder the layers get thicker.
    I enjoy very much reading about your life and animals. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Hi!
    I am at work right now in Traverse City, Michigan. And yes, it is snowing.
    I am wearing black slacks, black top with a black with white poka dot blouse over it, black 3" heels.

  20. I had to google your name to pull your blog up. Thank goodness I had not done something! I was worried.

    I am in Texas, but wish I was in Colorado.

    I am in my flannel pj pants and a t-shirt.

    off to take a shower, get dressed for my day!

    Have a great week.

  21. I'm north of Indy and wearing my fuzzy vest which I won't take off until May, Keen clogs and the requisite jeans. Oh, also lots of corgi hair.

  22. I am in Oklahoma, born and raised in Canada.
    I'm wearing a pair of brown leather aptch pants that I doubt I will be able to wear again for a long time-I just found out I am pregnant. Oh well guess I can look skinny just a little while longer. I enjoy your blog very much-I have 3 dogs and 3 cats any way we could fit them all in?

  23. Well, I'm sitting in class at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. I'm currently wearing fancy work clothes since I have to go to the office as soon as I'm out of here. BUT, my breeches are in the car for after work!

    Love your blog, especially the burros! I think it's so great that you were able to adopt them both--congrats on it being final!

  24. I love following the 7MSN posts!

    This is Lisa the Whinemaker (and yes, I really am a winemaker ... AND a whinemaker!)

    1. I am in Clovis, California (sleepy, wonderful little town next door to Fresno)
    2. I'm wearing grey sweatpants, and a grey Fresno Sheriff's Dept. Football sweatshirt. And socks, 'cuz my feet are cold!

  25. I am sitting, with one dog to my right, two dogs to my left, on my couch in my livingroom in the Town of Wright in the hinterlands of New York. (Think northern Catskill Mountains. There was a cat lurking around, alternately asking to go out one of three different doors, but now she's settled in front of the soapstove stove while the hill winds howl.

    I am wearing what I wore to work: black pants, black tank top with a white/black striped 3/4 sleeve shirt, a white/silver bead necklace, silver earrings, and a concentrating, non-intimidating furrow between my brows. I have black trouser socks on and various footwear near at...foot.

    You send me yours, I'll send you mine! :-)

    Marly's Mom
    (you recall...your grrl-dog's twin with the EARS)

  26. I am in Florida, wearing a sweat suit :)
    Thanks for having and entering me in your giveaway!!!

  27. I'm in So. Cal. in my garage/office/laundry room/faux family room. Wearing jeans and a t-shirt, ugh boots and my carhart jacket.

    I just want to say that I love you blog. I check it often. (yeah that's me every day). Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.

  28. I'm in *True* Northern California, that's right FIVE HOURS north of what other peope call Northern California (it's really central) up in the cold mountains in my keen shoes, jeans, long sleeved celery v-neck shirt. I love your blog, and I'm a fan of George and Allen and DEETS! :)

  29. Love your animals. Love your mountains. Love your big blue sky. Love your blog.
    1. I'm in northwest Ohio (no mountains)
    2. I've been in my jammies since last Wednesday - recovering from total knee replacement.
    Love my dog. Love my hubby. Love my kid. Love my life.

  30. In my bedroom, in my bed, propped up on pillows, watching Dancing with the Stars, wearing neon green panties.

    Aren't you glad you asked?

  31. I'm in Morristown AZ, at my desk. I am wearing a Bambi long sleeved pink shirt and black leggings and socks.
    Love that pic of Wynonna. You could do a whole block of her alone, she's so sweet!

  32. Celeste - Blogger ate your comment! I hit publish and it went to neverland. If you see this, come back and re-enter. If you don't, I'll be sure to enter you anyway. Sorry!

  33. Enumclaw, WA. Pink flannel PJs with brown and paint running horses and horseshoes.

  34. I am sitting at my computer, wishing that I was looking out of the window at the lovely sunset from last night, staining the last of the hydrangea blooms crimson. What am I wearing? Just the normal 5 layers to keep warm, since my husband considers it warm in here. And definitely not enough socks!
    A very intersting and unique give away, cool!


  35. I'm in Zinder, Niger (West Africa), at the Eden office, wearing a pair of grey jeans and a black top. Barefoot.

    Warm greetings!

  36. Thank you for showing me the way to the 7MSN!!! You are right..I can't get to you from your link for some reason. I was ready to try to access you from someones else's site next!

    Right now I am sitting in my office/play room/ exercise room, and I am wearing khaki colored Dockers, a green button down, and brown socks...on my way to school of course!

    What a fun idea!!! If I win though, I may want you to keep a picture of Wynonna's smiling face on my picture. :)

  37. OMG, OMG, I so want to win this!!! :-D

    Thanks for the comment on my blog with the advice to use the old link - I couldn't get to your site since yesterday...yikes, I could have missed this!

    Oh yeah, I am in Council Bluffs, IA.
    And I am wearing sweatpants, tank and jacket...

  38. What were the questions?

    After reading everyone elses comments I forgot...

    1. Where are you? Working in Wilsonville, Oregon for a heavy road construction company (shhh..I am at work, sitting at my desk)

    2. What are you wearing? Jeans, white long sleeved shirt, heavy gray and black sweater from Eddie Bauer. And... Tennis Shoes!

    I love that your doing this giveaway thingy...

  39. -I'm in Everett, WA sitting at a computer in a bldg surrounded by new Boeing airplanes being finished and ready for delivery for customers around the world.

    -I'm wearing a Top of Europe Jungfraujoch t-shirt that I got hiking the Alps in Switzerland last year, a pair of jeans and Rocket Dog sneakers that are blue with green dots. :)

    Your blog is one of my favorites, I love every single one of your animals and your beautiful ranch and the way you share it with everyone. I'm sure glad Alan and George inspired you to start a training journal!

  40. Hi! Love, love, LOVE your blog! You and Dilbert help me get through my days hanging on to the corporate ladder. Some day I'll get smart like you and jump off! :D

    1) I'm at work on the 38th floor of a downtown Seattle office building, looking out over a great view of the Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier.

    2) I'm wearing a black suit jacket, black knit top underneath, black heels, and jeans to celebrate the short week!

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving everyone! Linda, I'm so thankful for your beautiful photos and fun posts.

  41. Oh I finally got on to your site. Those error messages are annoying.

    1. I am at home (Marcola, Oregon) in my computer/sewing room writing this message to you.

    2. Since I have a few days off I am in jeans and a big old warm sweatshirt. It is cold, cold, cold.

  42. Western Oklahoma, and I'm wearing Jeans, a shirt and sneakers, from working in the school lunchroom all morning and noon. :)

  43. I found you! Thanks for the road signs :)

    I'm in N. Central Montana and I'm wearing a very yukky t-shirt because we just finished butchering and packaging a deer!

  44. I am: At work in Omaha, NE

    I am wearing: Boring work clothes, until I can get home. Then it will be boots and jeans for chore time!

  45. 1. Where are you?
    2. What are you wearing?
    Now sitting happily at my pc in South Carolina reading your funny comment on my blog :)
    Have recently change into beige cords and a baby blue tee, no socks or shoes, with a smile on my face!
    Phyllis Sherer

  46. 1. Where are you?
    On a business trip near DC, ready to retire to my hotel room for the evening. But wishing I was petting Alan and George.

    2. What are you wearing?
    Business casual (long sleeve shirt, slacks, dress shoes) for a little while longer, anyway.

  47. Hello...I enjoy your blog, cute four legged kids, ya got.

    1. My chair, my office, my farm, Roberts, WI. USA. Planet Earth.

    2. Jams, smartwool socks, big red oversize hoodie. Trying to keep warm!

  48. 1. I'm at work in Renton, WA (Seattle suburb)

    2. I love my casual office! Jeans, t shirt, and polar fleece jacket because it's cold in here!

    P.S. I love following your blog!

  49. Okay, count me in- I'm in Connecticut on the couch by the fireplace with my computer on my lap. I'm wearing flannel pj bottoms with cowboys and horses on them and a cozy fleece top. Wish you were here to have a cup of coffee with me (too early for a margarita) and celebrate your blog-aversary. Can't imagine the blogosphere without the 7MSN!

  50. Well goodness...I'm in northeastern Indiana, in small town USA. I'm wearing flannel jammies because it's currently 28 degrees, and it's nearly bedtime!
    Your giveaway looks like fun! Love the blog.

  51. Hey..or is that Hay!!

    Finally got to your blog again!!! Dang 'puters anyhow!

    I love your art and thank you so much for letting us get a chance to win!!! You're great!

    Ok...I'm in Princeton Oregon.

    And...I'm wearing black sweat pants, a Let 'er Buck denim shirt (Pendleton of course), warm socks & lil' blue slippers...oh so fashionable ;~)

  52. I am in Western NY by the Erie sitting in my LLBean fleece robe with my Golden lying on my foot
    I am in love with 7MSN :)

  53. Hanging out in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Wearing a big pink polka dotted bathrobe. Love you blog, especially the training tidbits on the horses!

  54. Hi from northern VT!
    I'm sitting in my pajamas at my dining room table getting ready to go climb into a warm bed.
    This is a great gift BTW...absolutely beautiful. :-)

  55. I am in my parents' house in Wakefield Virginia in the "sunroom" on their computer (we have been staying with them for a few months). I am wearing blue capri pants and a blue shirt....and my feet are in my New Balance shoes, but are killing me after being on them all day COOKING Thanksgiving dinner! :-)

  56. Edgewood, NM
    I'm wearing my jammies, covered up with a blanket, looking at the snow outside. It's just a little bit but we had a pretty good storm yesterday.

  57. 1 In my "study" in Hastings, New Zealand.
    2 Wearing shorts and tee shirt as it's nearly summer here!!!

    Then it will be a day of chores - lawns, housework, washing, getting the horse ready for the ODE tomorrow. Ah, weekends.

  58. 1. I am in my living room, just outside of Tucson, AZ.
    2. I am wearing jeans, tennishoes, a t-shirt and my red jacket.

    I have just recently discovered your blog and am enjoying reading it. Thanks for the chance to win such a great way to display my critters photos.

  59. I'm in NE Alabama, sitting propped up in bed, with our new (cheap) prelit christmas tree glowing in the corner. I feel like a spoiled princess with a tree in my room. :o)

    Wearing cotton pajama pants, pajama t-shirt, my glasses because I've already peeled my contacts out), and a ponytail. Wish I had a big bowl of popcorn. Oh well.

    I enjoy your blog. Congratulations, and so happy you "found" it again. :o)