My brand new book, *Dear Sparkle: cat-to-cat advice from the world’s foremost feline columnist*, comes out August 18, so you *know* I’ve been planning a contest around it! And this contest has a couple of surprises attached!

The winner will get a PAW-tographed copy of my book, of course, but they will also get a second prize that I will announce at a later date. It is a very cool bonus prize! But to get a chance to win, you will have to guess something. I will give you a hint about what it is:

In case you couldn’t figure it out, or you are wondering why there is a photo of a broken baby scale here, well, this is what my human uses to weigh us cats at home. Yes, it is missing a part but it still works. The winner of the contest will have guessed how much we three cats weigh, or at least they will have come closer than anyone else. It will take a little bit of math skill, because you have to guess the sum total of our weights: my weight + Binga’s + Boodie’s = your guess. Don’t worry, I will give you some hints. Here is the first one:

That’s right — I weigh more than 0 pounds! I will also remind you — because I have said it more than once — that Binga and Boodie weigh considerably more than I do. You can get a good look at them here:

This is a closer photo of Binga. She is hoping this picture does not make her look fat.

Boodie wants to remind you that she has a lot of fluff so she may not weigh as much as you think. (You fluffy cats know how that goes.)

To be honest, we cats don’t really like being weighed — it is annoying having to stand on the dumb scale and hold still. So — and this is one of the surprises — my human does not have the correct answer yet! She will weigh us sometime within the next couple of weeks. So you will be guessing a number that is not yet known!

Here are the rules, in a nutshell:

- To enter, you must guess how much all three of us cats weigh and add it together.
- The guess must be in pounds and ounces, since we live in the U.S. and my human has problems doing kilo conversions.
- Your guess must be in a comment to
**this specific blog post**. Guesses anywhere else will**not**count! - The winner also gets a bonus prize. You do not have to register here on my blog or anything.
- The contest runs until August 16. At midnight that night, Pacific Time, the comments to this post will be closed. The winner will be announced in my August 17 post.

Good luck everyone! Have fun guessing!

Hmmm… This is our BEST guess:

Sparkle: 7lbs

Binga: 10lbs

Boodie: 9lbs

for a grand total of 26lbs. We’re crossing our paws that we’re close!!

Have a happy day!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay 🙂

We are guessing Sparkle 8-8, Binga 12-4, and Boodie 10 lbs. So we are guessing 30 pounds & 12 oz total.

I would have to say, collectively, 37 pounds 4 ounces.

🙂

Sparkle: 8 pounds 4 oz

Binga: 11 pounds 5 oz

Boodie: 12 pounds 6 oz

Total: 31 pounds 15 oz

You all look pretty healthy, I am going to put your combined weight at 41 lbs.

Ok since I have 7 other siblings, and my momma keeps tellin me i shouldn’t way more than 12lbs, so i guess that means

SPARKLE-8lbs

BINGA-10lbs 5ozs

BOODIE-13lbs(with all that fluff makes a different story on weight) meow

TOTAL: 31 lbs 5 ozs

my guess…….Sparkle looks dainty like my Tiger (named by my daughter when she was 6, who didn’t know Tiger is a boy name)……so 9 lbs 3 oz for Sparkle……Binga……12 lb 6 oz and Boodie… 10.8 which comes to 32 lb 1 oz

Sparkle, I am going to take a guess here and say 36pds 9oz!

together you all weigh 29 lbs. hope i am right. love you and the blog.

Congratulations on having your own book! How exciting! Okay, we think you all way

30 pounds 2 ounces.

32lbs 11 1/2oz You are lke me with a lot of floof, but I am quite heavy to.. Good luck everyone.. GJ xx

All three … that’s a pile of furrrrrr, no matter how you pet it!

I’d say 28 pounds, 6 oz for all three.

Sparkle,

I am going to guess 29 lbs. 2 ounces for the three of you.

We are guessing 33 lbs. 3 ounces. We like that number! MOL

We guess at 29lbs 8ozs although the two of us weigh more than that together, but then Eric does weigh enough for two. We think you are small and dainty and Binga is about my weight and Boody an average sort of weight.

Flynn

My guess is 31.5

Quess what the fat man in the red car is going to bring us tomorrow! If we’re lucky it’s our own Dear Sparkle book along with an updated photo program so we can post pictures again.

I’s gonna guess 34 pounds an 11-ty ounces.

Yup, that’s it.

Fanks fur such a fun contest.

Love & Purrs,

KC

Congrats on your new book!

I am guessing:

Sparkle â€“ 8 lbs

Binga â€“ 13lbs

Boodie â€“ 11lbs

for a grand total of 32 lbs.

Sparkle â€“ 10 lbs 5 oz

Binga â€“ 13lbs 3oz

Boodie â€“ 11lbs 7oz

34lbs 15oz

Mister Kitten says that the sum of the whole weighs less than the sum of the whole of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde…

Star says that Sparkle weighs about what he does

Binga weighs less than Mister Kitten but more than Zaphoid Beelbebrox

Boodie weighs the same as Zaphy

Lets see…

Sparkle – 9lbs 4oz

Binga – 12lbs 5oz

Boodie – 11lbs 6oz

For a grand total of 34lbs 12oz

I think you are a svelte 7 pounds, Boodie a mere 12.5 under all that beautiful fur, and the lovely Binga around 10 pounds, and since we do not want to guess a whole number, using those baby scale ounces and all, our guess is 30 pounds 3 ounces.

(We don’t do precise math here.) Tell your mom to feed you well before the weigh in.

Zippy is 6#3oz….she is about yoor size, Speedy is not fluffy he’s just fat and 19#…Sadie is, well, average at 9#, yoo guys is around our sizes, sorta…um, fur wayze less den tail bones devided by da number of toes, less da number of ears…maths is hard, we’z gonna get mommy to figger it out. Mom, what’s da total wayte?

34 lbs 12 oz