Caption Contest #2

Photo of a small dog licking a baby's face on a carpeted floor. Photo Copyright 2007 by Linda Warner.

The contest has ended. Thanks for playing!

The winner who takes home the wonderfully inventive Fortamajig fort-building toy is… Mariel from San Antonio, Texas.

These are the top ten captions:

  1. Snips and snails and puppy dog tails make for a messy little
    boy, but puppy dog licks and family pics are what bring lasting joy!
  2. "Honey, have you been feeding the baby Slim Jims again?" —Ponch
  3. "How many licks does it take to get to the center of this baby pop?" — Wendy Sebastian
  4. Yep… this end tastes better. — Marianne
  5. Automatic, organic, baby washing station. Deposit 2 bones for service. — Florabora
  6. Fido remembers a time of dignity, now to stay in the good graces of his master, he has been reduced to …this. — Whitney Wright
  7. The new nanny didn’t say much, but she was really good at keeping the baby clean. — Fran Magbual
  8. This spa has the best facials! — Sandy
  9. "You don’t look like my other pups. But, I love you anyway." — Vicki Weisshaar
  10. You’ve almost got my face clean. Just one more lick and I won’t have to take a bath. — Ticia

For posterity, below are the contest rules, along with all of the submitted captions.

Submit your caption for the photo above via the comment form located at the bottom of this article. Be sure to include a valid e-mail address (it won’t be published, but will be used to contact the winner)!

This photo is a head scratcher for me, so I can’t wait to see what churns up in peoples’ minds.

One funny, punny, creative or thoughtful caption submitter will win a single layer purple or lime Fortamajig, the ultimate fort-building toy. Read the Thingamababy review, and then print this product flyer (PDF) and accidentally leave it where your spouse will see it.

A second Fortamajig has been awarded to Thinga-reader Linda Warner for submitting her photo for our captioning fun. Thanks Linda (and everyone who has submitted photos thus far)!

The contest ends 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2007. 

For the nitty gritty, read the contest rules regarding captions and photo submission guidelines (if you submit a photo for a future contest).

Photo of a Fortamajig draped over a bed above a window and a photo of a Fortamajig hung from a tree like a teepee.

Fortamajig — "Finally, there’s a new plaything that doesn’t involve batteries or video screens. The Fortamajig is a simple, yet revolutionary, new playspace which offers kids a fun, easy way to build playspaces anywhere.  Constructed of durable and colorful fabric panels, the Fortamajig — 8′ x 8′ in its full, open state — has been designed to allow kids the ability to easily create, change and implement creative spaces just about anywhere, indoors or outside.  Featuring adjustable Velcro loops around its interior and exterior edges, the Fortamajig — designed as a power tool to spark imaginations — can attach to chair-backs, stair rails, door knobs, tree branches, you name it! Each Fortamajig comes with a matching tote bag and is machine washable.  The Fortamajig, safety tested for ages 3+, is available in two versions: the ultra lightweight single layer model and the two-color reversible model. Both models are available directly from The Happy Kid Company site at"

That’s right, one lucky winner will set up his or her home with a toy that is good for years of creative fun. Thank you to The Happy Kid Company for sponsoring the contest. Now post a caption!


50 Responses to “Caption Contest #2”

  1. Ticia says:

    Hey! I was saving that for later.


    You’ve almost got my face clean. Just one more lick and I won’t have to take a bath.

    June 11th, 2007 at 7:01 am

  2. Sandy says:

    This spa has the best facials!

    June 11th, 2007 at 7:38 am

  3. lacey says:

    baby: Ahhh! my puppy really does love me.

    dog: Yuck! pureed peas again! Don’t they make liver flavored baby food?

    June 11th, 2007 at 7:51 am

  4. Randa @ FreeStuff4Kids says:

    Doggy spit cleans better than Mommy spit any time!

    June 11th, 2007 at 9:28 am

  5. wdskmom says:

    “Oooh, yeah, that’s the spot. Yooou’ve got it.”

    June 11th, 2007 at 10:05 am

  6. Beckie says:

    Nothing like my daily Puppy Facial ™ to keep me looking young..

    June 11th, 2007 at 1:30 pm

  7. Fran Magbual says:

    The new nanny didn’t say much, but she was really good at keeping the baby clean.

    June 11th, 2007 at 3:10 pm

  8. Mark says:

    Wow…tastes great AND less filling!

    June 11th, 2007 at 4:31 pm

  9. Rob McKnew says:

    mmmmm….tastes like chicken!

    June 12th, 2007 at 4:47 am

  10. Ponch says:

    “Honey, have you been feeding the baby Slim Jims again?”

    June 12th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

  11. Marianne says:

    Yep… this end tastes better.

    June 13th, 2007 at 7:16 am

  12. Marianne says:

    The Inspector was starting to think that no amount of tickling would get this kid to talk.

    June 13th, 2007 at 8:39 am

  13. Christine says:

    Ah…to be on the waves and feel the spray on my face…. It isn’t a dream…..

    June 14th, 2007 at 4:41 am

  14. marsha w says:

    Parents; We got bathtime done, if only we could teach the dog to change diapers life would be great.

    June 14th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

  15. aBookworm says:

    Licky Icky Love!

    June 15th, 2007 at 8:40 am

  16. Amy says:

    This kid will sleep through anything!!!

    June 15th, 2007 at 2:08 pm

  17. Whitney Wright says:

    Fido remembers a time of dignity, now to stay in the good graces of his master, he has been reduced to ….this.

    June 15th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

  18. thordora says:

    Timmy the dog follows through on the “Triple Dog Dare” initiation from the pack.

    June 16th, 2007 at 2:48 pm

  19. Benita Bartel says:

    You missed a spot…right there.

    June 16th, 2007 at 8:16 pm

  20. Priscilla says:

    Befuddled by a drop in applicants, members of the I Heart Mutts bumper sticker club adopt a new ritual at their annual initiation ceremony.

    June 17th, 2007 at 9:07 am

  21. Tiffany says:

    Maybe this baby isn’t so bad after all…

    June 17th, 2007 at 9:28 am

  22. Liz says:

    I hope that glue you ate earlier holds!

    June 18th, 2007 at 10:57 am

  23. Matt B says:

    “Day 245: It appears that the large, grey rodent has accepted my offering of a plastic bumblebee. Subsequently, I was accepted into its tribe by way of an odd rite of passage: the ancient mongrel licking ritual. Strange days almost definitely lay before me…”

    June 18th, 2007 at 11:30 am

  24. ryan says:

    As a dog owner I should point out the position of the dog in reference to IT’S rear-end, and then the seemless switch to the poor child’s face…

    June 20th, 2007 at 2:02 pm

  25. Linda says:

    Ryan —
    Not to worry. As the taker of the picture, let me assure you despite apperances the dog had NOT just been licking its privates. Although our cat often does such, I’ve never, over the two years we’ve had it, observed our dog to do so. The dog does have several other disgusting mouth habits, so we kept licking to a minimum, but with this dog it’s impossible to completely prevent it.

    June 20th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

  26. Cliff says:

    …you are the best! Even DAD couldn’t get those dried-on bananas off my cheeks!

    June 20th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

  27. Zoe says:

    “… aye, baby: the other, _other_ white meat!”

    June 21st, 2007 at 1:01 am

  28. Marina says:

    Tastes good on the bun

    June 21st, 2007 at 2:35 pm

  29. Heather says:

    Lick. Giggle. Repeat.

    Man’s best fried? Ha!

    Doggy daycare at its finest.

    June 21st, 2007 at 4:38 pm

  30. thomas says:

    I don’t think this is going to work out

    June 21st, 2007 at 8:20 pm

  31. Melanie says:

    Uugh, you taste like phys ed.

    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:55 am

  32. Justin D says:

    At least he’s too young to know where my tongue has been.

    June 22nd, 2007 at 6:43 pm

  33. Wendy Sebastian says:

    1. “So this is what it’s like to shave!”

    2. “Aaahhhh a day at the spa!”

    3. “How many licks does it take to get to the center of this baby pop?”

    June 23rd, 2007 at 5:56 am

  34. Cris says:

    “Come on…make Mommy believe I ate my green beans today!

    June 24th, 2007 at 2:19 pm

  35. Shelly says:

    MMMM – sweet potatoes and applesauce, my favorite!


    Sweet, but not as good as mommy’s kisses.

    June 25th, 2007 at 12:09 pm

  36. VenturaMom says:

    OK Scruffy, now the other cheek…

    June 25th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

  37. Brooke says:

    How many licks to get to the center…

    June 25th, 2007 at 8:10 pm

  38. Ashley says:

    If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

    June 25th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

  39. Aviva says:

    Baby’s latest “pet” peeve is tongue-in-cheek humor!

    June 27th, 2007 at 6:46 pm

  40. Lynn Barbee says:

    LOVE this fabric softener!

    June 29th, 2007 at 7:59 am

  41. chris says:

    1.) what i have to do to be feed… blech.

    2.) they who smelt it, dealt it.

    3.) out of baby wipes – again!

    June 30th, 2007 at 1:31 pm

  42. chris says:

    oops! no sleep last night – sorry about the spelling (fed fed fed)

    June 30th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

  43. tony says:

    who let the dogs out!

    June 30th, 2007 at 6:06 pm

  44. Fawne says:

    The Cutest (and cleanest) Puppy Ever: $150
    The Cutest (and cleanest) Baby Ever: $2866/yr

    The Cutest Puppy Ever Cleaning the Cutest Baby Ever: PRICELESS.

    June 30th, 2007 at 8:00 pm

  45. CG says:

    The subject is actually well over 100 years old, but discovered early on that dog saliva contains the secrets to eternal youth.

    July 2nd, 2007 at 9:33 am

  46. Brandy says:

    Am I in heaven?

    July 2nd, 2007 at 3:11 pm

  47. 'Buncess' says:

    Sweet-pea go “lickity lickity spit” “…ahh…goo dogg…”

    July 3rd, 2007 at 5:59 pm

  48. TaMi says:

    Ahhh… that Lovin’ feeling.

    July 5th, 2007 at 10:20 am

  49. Jeanie Wilby says:

    Ahhh Calgon take me away!!!!

    July 6th, 2007 at 6:44 pm

  50. Vicki Weisshaar says:

    “You don’t look like my other pups. But, I love you anyway”.

    July 7th, 2007 at 10:03 pm