Monday, August 22, 2011
Giraffe Contest Deadline
Here is James enjoying his giraffe blanket, one of his many giraffe accessories. In addition to being very comfortable, this blanket had the added benefit of being machine washable, an essential quality for any James accessory.
Today was the last day for submissions to the Dallas Zoo for their Giraffe naming contest. Thank all of you so much for your submissions. We will not know the results until September, but regardless of the outcome it has been deeply humbling to see the response that this campaign has generated. It's touching to know that so many people thought of James and his story. Besides, I can't think of a better name than Jamie for a giraffe. Yes, I am extremely biased.
Throughout all of this, it has been a great comfort to know that James has reached so many people and touched so many lives. Although we'd gladly trade all of it in a heartbeat for a moment with him, it is gratifying to know that his memory lives on and is a source of comfort to others. James never did sad very well, and it is appropriate that his legacy be a joyful one.