The drawing for the Name-The-Kiwi Contest ends March 15, 2011. This is your last chance to enter. Good luck!
She has been with me since the 90s. She flew across an ocean. She flew across the USA and half-way back, just to meet me and relocate. Yet, in all this time she has remained nameless. See how she cuts her eye at me? Could be she's ticked because of it?
She and I know how tireless she is when it comes to protecting all the pages I hold dear. Used to be, she was perched midway on the shelf she seems to prefer. Tonight I noticed a possible explanation. She's closer to Jonathan Livingston Seagull. You think there's a connection? Or merely coincidental? No matter. She who is nameless, shall be named. And to show our appreciation, we will give a gift to the good soul who christens her with a moniker that's appropriate, befits her personality and makes her proud. She's no longer a New Zealander. She's totally American. I wonder if she's ever homesick? Oh, I hope not!
Maybe a few clues are called for. A little insight to her personality. Looks can be deceptive. My "Kiwi Girlfriend" is:
6. listens well
7. a woman of few words, but when she speaks, what she says is worth the wait.
9. gets along well with others
10. once offered to lend me her beak to write with . . .
Now, if these few werds aren't descriptive enough . . . Then I don't know what to else to say, except, she really does deserve a nice name. The winner of our little contest will win a lovely journal from Limner's Ink. It's priced at $40, but my Kiwi Girlfriend's new name will be priceless.