Well, it came a little late, and – thanks to all the cool, interesting, funny, witty, strange, confusing and a few slightly disturbing caption entries – it took me a little longer than expected. But I have at last chosen a winner in the MBF caption contest First, however, a few honorable mentions…

Spentcartridge had a good one with “No, I wasn’t climbing the fence. I was stepping over it when my legs shrank”, and reader jbiz71 hit the nail on the head with his entry “maybe an underground fence isn’t such a bad idea.”

Reader 1grand6 took a cue from one of my favorite Bogart flicks (and better book by the enigmatic B. Traven) with “What gate, I don’t need no stinking gate!” While bassman1 gave the photo his best TV pitchman effort with “Bird dog mail box now $39.99. No hardware needed just place paws over fence. Not responsible for mauled or missing mail.”

Regular blog reader MLH chose to highlight the alleged visual shortcoming of certain Teutonic continental breeds with “Just call me ugly one more time … just one more time.” And the contest even garnered a little limerick action from reader Cunninghamww

Ole Hank didn’t have much sense.
He got hisself stuck on a fence.
But don’t be dismayed,
His sweetie’s been spayed,
A fence-jumpers only defense.

But in the end it came down to three finalists, bshinley with “No no no.. I said “guard the house, you are the last line of DEFENSE”, ckRich with “Your lack of skill with the bumper launcher is getting old,” and the very first entry, kyle V’s ode to Homer Simpson “Spiderdog, Spiderdog, does whatever a Spiderdog does.”

CkRich almost took it with the bumper launcher reference, because truly, I’ve sent the damn things everywhere, and Kyle V, who must know I’m a huge “Simpsons” fan, about won it right out of the gate, but in the end the winner was…bshinley, because I’m a sucker for wordplay. Bshinley, I will get your contact info and get the calls in the mail to you soon. And thanks again for all the great entries. I had fun reading every one of them.