Doodles 'n' Drawings, On Blogging

And The Winner Is…

The Penguin Ice Bucket was filled with more than 100 ballots!
The Penguin Ice Bucket was filled with more than 100 ballots!

Holy cannoli, those Win A Doodle contest ballots came pouring in!

And along with the ballots came a wide and wild assortment of possibly perfect fictional pets. Some choices were inspired (Brain from Inspector Gadget) others were suicidal (Smaug from The Hobbit), and, in one case, bewildering (Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights).

Unfortunately, none of you selected the correct pet:

It's this guy.
It’s this guy.

The perfect fictional pet is Gromit from Wallace & Gromit. The pooch is cute, quiet, brilliant, self-motivated, a cracking electrician, a fine housekeeper and a superb knitter. He also doesn’t shed, is not slobbery, and can take himself out for walks with or without Techno-trousers. He is also loyal enough to accompany his human to the moon and back.

As I said, perfect.

By the way, if you haven’t seen a Wallace & Gromit movie, please get on that won’t you?


Before I get on with announcing the contest winner, I’m afraid I have some news:

Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned that I’m a little accident prone? Well, I have sustained my second bed-making accident. My pathological quest for hospital corners has resulted in a ripped tendon in my ring finger.

Yep, I'm a moron.
Yep, I’m a moron.

This is my doodling hand, I’m afraid. Fortunately I have figured out ways to compensate for the splint, so I don’t think my injury will inhibit my doodling.

In other words, the winner of this contest will now be the recipient of a Custom Made Mike Allegra Overcoming Injury Doodle! This type of doodle very rare! It’s also inspiring and heartwarming! It’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, really.


OK, enough nonsense. Let’s get down to business. All of the ballots were dumped into the Penguin Ice Bucket of Mystery.

The happy judge took his position…

happy judge

He shook well.

bucket shaking 1

He continued to shake well.

bucket shaking 2

And he shook well a little more.

bucket shaking 3

He really should stop shaking now.

bucket shaking 4

 Oh, for God’s sakes, kid, knock it off!

And the winner is…

Happy selection


Happy winner

Sarah Wesson!

Congratulations, Sarah! You get a Custom Made Mike Allegra Overcoming Injury Doodle! (Suitable for framing.)

All you have to do is go up to the “Hire Me!” menu and send me an email.

Thanks to everyone who entered! See you next week!