Thankful Thursday: Pet Blogger Gift Exchange! Our New Friend “Kirby”

There are many traditions that take place during the holiday season. Some involve music, some involve decorating or the preparing of special heirloom recipes, still others involve the tradition of gifts.

When we think of  gifts, we think of presents that  are in boxes or bags and decorated with silvery, satiny bows.

There is what I hope will be a NEW holiday tradition taking place in Blog Land called the Pet Blogger Gift Exchange. Upon first glance one would think that it also involves exchanging gifts with fellow pet bloggers that involve boxes and bows. Not so.

Our friends over at Something Wagging This Way Comes have created, in my estimation, one of the best group blogger events…EVER! It is:

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What it involves: Positive Affirmations. From Something Wagging This Way ComesAnytime during the month of December, shower your fellow online animal lover with encouragement and compliments. You can write it into a blog post, tweet about them, set up a Pinterest board, or post to your Facebook wall. It’s an easy way to share a gift while feeling good yourself for encouraging someone who works so hard at advocating, educating, or just plain entertaining the animal loving community.

Let me tell you just how much I LOVED this idea! I couldn’t wait to take part! Now, allow me to introduce you to the blogger that I was paired with over at:

KIRBY’S DAWG BLOG

Click the photo to visit Kirby's blog!

Click the photo to visit Kirby’s blog!

 

How cute is this little guy?

From Kirby’s Dawg Blog September 2012– This blog is going to focus all around the trials and joys of owning my 5 and a 1/2 month old puppy…soon to be dog Kirby! He is quite possibly the happiest adventurous little dog I’ve owned. I hope this blog turns into a fun community for dog lover’s alike to discuss and relate to one another. I guarantee there will not be one dull moment with Kirby around- being cute also helps:) I have education in the dog/animal world and am hopeful to put it to some use!

I am embarrassed to say that I don’t know much…(yet) about the person behind the blog because I just started following her about a week ago. What I DO know is that the person behind the blog by all accounts is a complete sweetheart. We are now following each others’ blogs (I was honored to find out that before we were paired up for this exercise that she was already following me!)

What is pitiful is I forgot to find out her name! I am beyond embarrassed! I can tell you the name of every dog and cat in the blogging community (no, not really but I do know A LOT of them) but I forgot to ask Kirby’s Mom her REAL NAME!

What I see when I visit Kirby’s Dawg Blog is a completely adorable dog who shares his life with a human whose love is evident with each blog post.

Kirby’s human shares every day events in her dog’s life such as playing, bath time, one of my new favorites, “The Dreaded Christmas Sweater”  in a warm, friendly, humorous and welcoming way. You cannot leave her blog without feelin’ the love and to me that’s what pet blogging is all about.

Click the photo to read about the "Dreaded Christmas Sweater"

Click the photo to read about the “Dreaded Christmas Sweater”

What I am most happy about after having been paired with Kirby’s Mom is that our journey is just beginning, it won’t end after this blog post. I will learn more about this fun-loving, warm and compassionate blogger and guess what? I WILL FINALLY FIND OUT HER NAME!! Hey Kirby’s Human! I am now your #1 Fan and if there is ANYTHING that you need, I am here for you!! ! I’m HONORED to meet you and I am so happy to have you as my new friend!  Keep on creating blog posts that are as adorable as the ones you have created, your posts brought a huge smile to my face and warmed my heart. I look forward to reading more! I wish you the warmest of holidays, and give that little guy a HUGE KISS FROM ME!

 

Freshpet Launches Real Turkey Bacon Dognation® Treats!! WIN!

Hi my furry friends!  I’m gonna take a survey. Raise your paws if you LOVE BACON!! Let’s see…one, two, three, four, a zillion…I can’t count much past a zillion and the paws just keep on going up!!

Ok, I have another question. Since I am an intelligent doggy, I am just full of questions! Raise your paw if you LOVE TURKEY!  Let’s see, one, two, three, four, a zillion…you get the idea!

Have I got news for you! I could barely contain my excitement when the people at Freshpet gave me the opportunity to tell you about one of their newest

Dognation® Treats

TURKEY BACON FOR DOGS!!

Photo Courtesy of: Freshpet on Facebook

I have featured Freshpet in the past and it is my pleasure to do so again! Mom and I think highly of this company, everything that they do is first-rate!

Gather round me pups and let me tell you about the:

TURKEY BACON DOGNATION TREATS

I’ll tell ya when Mom opened the bag to give one of those sumptuous smoky smelling strips to me,   I nearly lost my mind! That’s why there isn’t a photo of me eating them…I was TOO FAST FOR MOM! At one point, Mom  held the bag out to me and I grabbed a bacon strip right out of the bag! They look  AND TASTE like REAL BACON STRIPS!

Mom apologizes about the blurry shot, I wouldn’t stop moving because I wanted those Turkey Bacon Treats!!!

Who DOESN’T love bacon? Mom was watching TV this morning and that “Pioneer” cookbook lady was on and she was making meatloaf ready for this?… WRAPPED IN BACON!

I know that regular bacon is made of pork but many people like my Mom, use turkey bacon because it is a leaner alternative. Don’t get your fur ruffled, it is still crunchy the way we like it but has fewer calories and fat!

The best part? Now there  is Dognation Turkey Bacon made for dogs!

Freshpet Dognation Turkey Bacon for dogs are:

  • made using only all natural, simple ingredients the way ALL of the Freshpet products are made.
  • Fresh, wood-smoked turkey bacon treats made of simple, all natural ingredients. No fillers, by-products or preservatives.

Mom wanted to video me eating my Dognation Turkey Bacon treats but I would have NONE of it! I just wanted those treats! Mom remembered a FANTASTIC video that she saw over at the great blog Something Wagging This Way Comes and asked Pamela if she would share her fabulous video! Guess what! She said yes!! Thanks soooooo much Pamela!!

Dognation Turkey Bacon is $6.99 for 3 oz. which is a teeny bit pricey, but Mom loved Pamela’s idea of using them as training treats to make them go further and may have to do that with me!

You can purchase these treats in the U.S. by visiting the Freshpet store locator at www.Freshpet.com/storelocator.

NOTE: They will not be available in Canada until early 2013.

No worries!!! I am having a give-away!! One lucky dog who lives in either the U.S. OR CANADA can enter to win your own Freshpet Dognation Turkey Bacon Dog Treats!

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment telling me just how much you love Bacon!

DEADLINE TO ENTER: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 at 11pm EST. Winner will be announced, Wednesday, November 14th!

GOOD LUCK!

For more information about Freshpet foods visit www.freshpet.com

I was not compensated for this review. I was sent some Dognation Turkey Bacon Dog Treats to test and review. All opinions are my own!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota