Some months ago, Tottie and I started our campaign to ensure Mungo won Disresponsible Nodpot of the Year 2006.
We knew it would have to be a good one, in case there was stiff competition. First we campaigned among the toys in Theotokos. Then in Churchtown. Finally we moved onto people - not just the residents of the house where we were staying, but all of the neighbours, and voters of the burrough.
I must say they were very supportive - thank you, voters of Dun Laoghaire & Rathdown!
Unfortunately voting was restricted to the members of The Disresponsible Nodpots. This was tough - neither Tottie nor I could vote!
At the start of the campaign, we were only guaranteed one vote. There were rumours of a cartel, a unified front against Mungo.
But we were undeterred.
We talked to the Nodpots. We pointed out Mungo's superiority (as if they could fail to notice it). We reminded them of the brilliance of LEAF, in case they forgot it. We gave them badges. We got endorsements from famous toys (eg Snuggles) and famous actors (Vin Diseal). We even took out ads in the national newspapers (until someone told me that the DNs don't read newspapers).
Then there was a set back.
Without our knowledge, and without Mungo's presence, the other DNs decided to cast their votes ...
Nobbles stood in for Mungo - could we trust him?? (Of course we could!)
But could we trust ANY of the others?
Fortunately there was one ray of hope - Auntie Pamela was chosen to be auditor and vote counter. We knew we could trust her to make sure justice was done!
Tomorrow I shall tell you about the excitment on the night, the last minute attempts to nobble Mungo, and the unveiling of the trophy!