HAVE YOU PLAYED TODAY?
Think about it, when was the last time you actually stopped to PLAY? I don’t mean playing a game on the computer, but the kind of carefree, kick-off-your- shoes- twirl- round-and-round- on- the- grass- til-you’re dizzy kind of play that you did as a child. The kind of play that brings on belly laughs that actually bring tears to your eyes. The kind of play that makes you feel exhilarated and free!
It was probably some time ago wasn’t it?
I know for me it was. There’s this thing called “life” that often gets in the way with responsibilities such as kids, paying bills, going to work and the constant onslaught of depressing news. I know I don’t often make the time to actively play, and I bet that you don’t either!
According to a recent survey on the state of play in the U.S., 82-percent of the total adults surveyed say they don’t believe Americans are experiencing enough play in their lives*. Who better to inspire more play than our four-legged friends who bring smiles and spontaneity wherever they go?
To help Americans get more play in their day, Beneful® brand dog food is launching a digital video campaign that features some fun-loving dogs that spread random acts of play in the most unexpected places.
Two of my favorites are below:
This last video is my absolute FAVORITE!
The last video reminded me of when I attended the Meet Purina Pet Blogger Summit, and we had all convened in a meeting early in the morning. We were thrilled to be there and were delighted to listen to an assortment of speakers, but it wasn’t until 2 cats strolled into the conference room that the laughter, “ooohs and ahhhs”, and the giggles began! Purina “gets it”, that is why they allow their employees to bring their pets to work!
Beneful® must know that if I am in need of play, Dakota must be too. Look at what they sent to us!
Isn’t this stuff just great? Dakota’s personal fave is the green tennis ball! He is all about the tennis balls!
To inspire more play between you and your four-legged best buddy, Beneful® would like to send you a Beneful® Play Pack like the one I received above! (U.S. only please)! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you are going to put more “play in YOUR day!”
DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH.
WAIT! THERE’S MORE!!
You can also PLAY when you swing by PetSmart-if you purchase a 31-lb bag of Beneful and a 10 oz. Beneful Prepared Meal, you’ll get a free toy with your purchase (there will be a special display of tennis balls right by the Beneful display). Just one more way Beneful is encouraging PLAY!
We are also proud to tell you that the dog-loving community of Lancaster, Pa., has plenty of reason to play, as local resident Angela Bauman and her German Shorthaired Pointer, Beau, have been named Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Beneful® Dream Dog Park Contest. Bauman wins $10,000 cash and a one-year supply of Beneful brand dog food. In addition, her creative entry for her ultimate play destination will help serve as inspiration for a $500,000 renovation of a dog park in the Lancaster area!
That’s some exciting stuff!
Congratulations Angela and Beau!!
Now, what are you waiting for?
“Play. It’s good for you”
*About the Beneful “State of Play” Survey
The 2012 Beneful “State of Play” survey was fielded online by ORC International on April 16-22, 2012, among a sample of 2,024 American adults comprising 1,001 men and 1,023 women 18 years of age and older. The sample comprised 789 adults who own a dog.
In Full Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am a member of the Purina Pet Blogger Panel and I was sent a Beneful® Play Pack for Dakota. I was given information to share with my readers if I chose to. Purina did fully pay for all expenses involving my visit to Meet Purina, this past October.