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I WON THE GRAND PRIZE!!! That's right, I won a week long trip to South Korea thanks to Travel & Leisure magazine. I'm sort of having a heart attack right now.


And here's Wallace in action, having his nails trimmed: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3LQIrz9FoM&feature=youtu.be




This little bugger, aka The World's Most Expensive Pug®, shown here still sporting a shave on one of his front legs from surgery to remove 3 cancerous lumps, also still sports a winning smile and personality - and I have proof!


I love Travel & Leisure magazine. Because I love fantasizing over amazing destinations and leisurely vacations. And for years I've been looking at their monthly photo contests - and it finally dawned on me - I have been to some pretty cool (though not far-flung) locales. And I finally submitted several photos to their 2012 contests. And then didn't think much about it.


Until Friday, when I received an affidavit form in my inbox that I had to fill out and have notarized, so I could claim my prize. This photo, of my smiling pug, has won the "spring" photo contest sponsored by Travel & Leisure.



So, I'm going to be receiving a mighty-swanky camera bag made by Ona. But there's more. :) The 12 winners from 2012 will all compete at the end of the year for the grand prize - an even swankier week in South Korea. I officially have a 1 in 12 chance of taking one of those absurdly out of my reach vacations thanks to this little man and a perfect spring afternoon, here in our own backyard, in Oregon.

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Taken on April 15, 2012