Now that we have that headline out of the way, feel free to think up funnier, more clever captions. Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “2/27 caption contest” in the subject line, and include your name, city and phone number.
Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Friday.
The winning caption scores a $25 gift card. The winner and runners-up will appear in FYI next Friday.
OUR LAST WINNER
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Lots of dog (and dog show) captions, almost all of them funny. Speaking of which, the winner:
▪ The sheepdog couples competition at the Westminster is heating up! (Steve Schmidt, Fairway)
▪ “This wig’s so big, I can hardly Sia!” (Micah Waddle, Sedalia, Mo.)
▪ Having failed to ever win a Grammy in the pop music category, Roxette decides to compete for best hair band. (Phillip Hornbostel, St. Joseph)
▪ The hands-free poodle carriers were the rage at the 2015 International Dog Show. (Eric Weir, Kansas City)
▪ Sia Chia Pet and Sia Chia Pet Jr. (Tom Haines, Lone Jack, Mo.)
▪ A surprisingly still alive Andy Warhol and Li’l Andy arrive at the 2015 Grammys. (Chris Brower, Lawrence)
▪ Sorry, folks, the dog show is in New York City. (Judy Streu, Liberty)
▪ “Honey, have you seen the poodles?” (Fred Pellerito, Belton)
▪ “We just flew in from Boston. Haven’t had time to shovel our hair yet.” (Gary Couser, Kansas City)
▪ Two more flavors of fruity Grammy Bears! (Terry McCord, Lawrence)
▪ Due to a chill in the air these two starlets wore afghans to the Grammys, resulting in their being “hounded” by the press. (Bob Cook, Overland Park)
▪ The blonde leading the blonde. (David Hicks, Bonner Springs)
▪ “We used all 50 shades and this is what happened.” (Betty J. Ludwig, Leavenworth)
▪ Another couple hoping to mop up at the awards show. (Ralph Olson, Buckner)
▪ It was starkly apparent who would win at Westminster. (Joan Teply, Lenexa)
▪ Rogaine abuse wrecks the careers of two more budding starlets. (Richard Lovett, Kansas City)
▪ “Hey, who turned the lights off?” (Priscilla LoPresti, Leavenworth)
▪ Here’s another way to experience a whiteout without the snow! (Tom Hall, Lake Quivira)
▪ It’s been said that people and their pets begin to look alike. (Richard Semkin, Clinton, Mo.)
▪ The albino Chia Pets were a smashing success at this year’s Grammys. (Steve Shoot, Chillicothe, Mo.)
▪ “We didn’t have a sitter so we brought them with us.” (Ed Moody, Kansas City)
▪ “And now, back to Westminster for the standard and toy versions … (Jerry Shechter, Kansas City)
| Tim Engle, The Star