New Year, New Contest
More accurately: New Year, New Iteration of Old Contest
Awhile back, I asked for help finding a showname for Rodney [Help Me Name My Horse, Prize Offered, April 2012]. That was the summer Matilda got hurt, so it took several months until we worried about simple amenities such as Coggin’s tests [Contest in Final Days, January 2013]. The vet arrived early (!). In a panic, I went with his stable name [Contest Winner, February 2013]. Inventive.
This is why I need your help. We did not show this year, so I did not register him anywhere. (We will pass by that statement without comment.) Therefore, I can try for a new name. Rules as before – void where illegal, etc. – and the prize will only be awarded if I change his name.
Update. Prize description from last go-round:
$25 gift certificate on Amazon.com.
The same from the independent book dealer of your choice, provided I can reach their store online.
Perhaps simply my undying gratitude, if the offer of money turns out to be a can of worms.
Hint the first: Rodney’s response to breakfast? My favorite thing! To lunch? My favorite thing! To going out? My favorite thing! To coming in? You get the idea. In happiness or in pain, he is enthusiastic about how he feels. I thought about using “My Favorite Thing!” but that would be taken as a description rather than as a quote. Similarly “Maximum Gain”, would be taken as financial rather than as radio talk. Basically, he has his knobs dialed to 11 at all times. Knobs on 11? Eleven?
Hint the second: Rodney was bought to be my mid-life crisis horse. I am not above using that to humorous &/or memorable effect.
Hint the third: And now for something completely different. I feel that the perfect name is out there, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Surprise me.
Have at it. Please broadcast to anyone who might be interested. Doesn’t have to be horse folks. Or even animal folks. Perhaps people who are good with words and might want to win a few books.