(updated 14 Mar 05) 

The Somerville Gates
(Hargo, who spoofed Christo's Central Park "Gates" with his own "version", graciously allowed me to use any photo from his site, which gained much notoriety in the past couple weeks. That part of his site is now "officially closed" due to overwhelming hits, but you can still read about it here, if you haven't already... The Somerville Gates.)

The Co-Winners:

My pets usually bury their crap. (noncomposmentiss@aol.com)

Mitzi's nostalgic passion for Burma Shave signs goes woefully awry. (williemelmoth@aol.com)

The Runners Up:

Mr. Whiskers froze as his voyeur fire hydrant camera was about to be discovered. (davidmibarra@yahoo.com)

Bowzer's mixed-media performance art left most viewers catatonic. (ListenBucko@yahoo.com)

Will Tig and Fluffy overcome the hurdles that stand in their way? (grandpagabe@aol.com)

This piece is from my "Dogs Scare the Shit Out Of Me" period. (tpanner@inorbit.com)

Fear Factor meets Stupid Pet Tricks. (maxcel200@aol.com)

"I call this piece, 'Something evil this way comes'." (tpanner@inorbit.com)

Nothing more day-wrecking than going to an art exhibit and bumping into your EX! (paracletus3@earthlink.net)

Her red mini-gates ruined & now orange, the cat catches the guilty leg-lifter on the security cam. (ListenBucko@yahoo.com)

Mr. Whiskers stares angrily as he realizes that the video dating service sent the wrong tape. (davidmibarra@yahoo.com)

Fluffy had to overcome many small obstacles to face her fear of dogs. (stan@squidworks.com)

Cats in a gated community are SO stuck up. (old.curmudgeon@hmoforum.com)

"Dammit! They've superglued my paws to floor again for some reason." (tpanner@inorbit.com)

"Remember mutt, your left feet go over the hurdles on the left and your right feet go over the hurdles on the right." (archerjoe@hotmail.com)

"I know the camera adds 10 pounds, I just hope it hasn't added them all to his teeth..." (dstydream@aol.com)

Two things that a cat will hiss at...but only one is Christo-clear. (maxcel200@aol.com)

Fluffy watches the video training guide for the deCAThlon. (murdoctor@aol.com)

The mouse triathlon was cancelled due to...technical difficulties. (bobshush2@yahoo.com)

MY cat doesn't need warning signs. (DaphnetheRed@yahoo.com)