First, links to the contests that are still open, and then I'll tell a story that I make reference to in the above interview.
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Okay, here's my story.
I have two dogs. They're my babies. Absolutely spoiled rotten. You'd never know they both came out of bad circumstances.
So, Shane and Tanker and I became a little family. One day a few years later, I was in the house and the dogs were outside in the fenced yard. There was a knock on the door and it was a neighbor--he said some neighborhood
Frantic, I looked and looked all over my New Orleans neighborhood. After an hour with no sign of them, I went home, made some signs, and grabbed my cell phone. About fifteen minutes later, the phone rings, and it's the manager of the Columns Hotel on St. Charles Avenue, wanting to know if I'm missing two dogs. "Well, they're here enjoying happy hour," the woman says. Uh-oh.
Off I go to the Columns, which is about four blocks from my house. I walk into the posh lobby, and the first thing I see is my huge black beast stretched out on a velvet sofa. O.M.G. He's very pleased with himself, too, but at least seems happy to see me.
Shane, on the other hand, is in the bar, filling up on h'ors-d'oeuvres courtesy of her new best friends, a couple of tourists from Texas. She is quite put out when I slip a noose around her neck and drag her to the car.
Her friends came on the porch of the hotel and waved goodbye.
And that's my "Shane and Tanker Go to the Columns" story!