I got an email yesterday from a woman named Annie, the web director at Mambo Sprouts, a site that helps promote natural and organic manufacturers. She asked for my help in publicizing a photo contest on my blog. It’s co-sponsored by Wellness Natural Food for Pets and benefits an animal charity. I said yes, so here’s the link.
The reason that I agreed is two-fold: It’s for a good cause. And it was clear that Annie had bothered to look at my blog.
I get a lot of solicitations, most of them from people who have not taken the time to find out what subjects I cover and what my views are. I’m thinking specifically of one person who has asked me twice to link to a site that sells electric fences for dogs. Anyone who’s spent five minutes on my blog could figure out that I’m opposed to shock collars, electric fences, and all other negative methods of behavior modification.
Annie also asked me if I was interested in doing a product review of any Wellness pet foods. I am generally unable to test anything edible on Frankie, since he is diabetic, but as it happens his diet consists of Wellness Core kibble — high fiber, low fat, grain free — topped with lean meat. I did a lot of research and discovered that the company does not use gross ingredients. Frankie likes the kibble and seems to thrive on it. So my endorsement of Wellness products — or at least one of them — is honest and heartfelt.
But in the spirit of the new FCC blogging rules of full disclosure, I can’t leave it at that. You see, I woke up this morning to discover that the bag of Wellness Core had a small hole in it, made by teeny teeth. If that weren’t enough of a giveaway as to the (generic) identity of the perpetrator, there were mouse turds in the drawer where I keep Frankie’s food. Eeek!
So I feel compelled to add: “Wellness. Mice like it too.”
If you still want want me as a spokesperson, Annie, feel free to send me a few bags of Wellness Core. You get what you pay for, and Wellness products are not inexpensive.