BlogPaws, the big deal annual pet blogger’s conference, starts this afternoon. I’m not going this year, though I wish I could for many reasons:
- The camaraderie
- The professional development
- The networking
- The cute pets
- The swag
That’s right. I’ll admit it. I love the swag.
Toys, T-shirts, pet food samples, cleaning products… if it’s fun and/or functional and pet related, you’ll find it there.
Even when the goodies I got at the last two conferences weren’t Frankie appropriate, I could give them to my local shelter and know that I was providing quality products.
Hollywoof to the Rescue!
So for all of you who can’t make it to BlogPaws this year — and to all who never heard of the conference but now feel bad since I told you just how cool it is — I have a giveaway that I saved up just for this occasion.
And it’s a good one.
The nice folks over at Distinctive Assets put together and delivered HollyWOOF: the A-List Doggie Gift Bag, described as “an eclectic and fabulous gift assortment for those stars who love to shop with, tweet about, Facebook and fawn all over their pups.” These stars include Tori Spelling, Alicia Silverstone, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Bell, Betty White, Charlize Theron, Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Rachael Ray, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Griffin, Katherine Heigl, Blake Lively, Denise Richards, Mario Lopez, Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Olivia Wilde, Justin Timberlake and Chelsea Handler.
But, you may be saying to yourself, these people can afford to buy their own dog goodies, can’t they?
Exactly! So if you’re not movie star rich, I imagine you’ll appreciate them even more.
Here’s what I’ve got for you:
- The Cocojor carrier pictured above. It’s pink and it’s in a small size — I’d wager for less than 10 pounds, and probably best for a toy breed.
Two Squeeki Tikis, one large blue one and one small pink one, and a red Dogbon, all among the new Petprojekt dog toys that will be featured in Dimension’s upcoming Piranha 3DD movie in November. I have to admit I wanted the small Squeeki Tiki for Frankie but he was totally uninterested in it (which means he didn’t slobber on it, though I would wager a toy kissed by Frankie would be worth a lot).
- An assortment of Pet Head products: The Oatmeal & Honey Conditioning Crème Rinse, Furball Strawberry Yoghurt Detangling Spray, and Pretty Kitty Orange Burst Shed Control Cat Wipes (hooray for HollyMEOW!). Gratuitous aside: Oddly, the dog product instructions and ingredients are all listed in French as well as English, while the cat product is English. I would have thought that cats would be more pretentious than dogs, wouldn’t you?.
I kept the oatmeal shampoo, even though it was “deodorisant” and Frankie doesn’t smell.
Just tell me in the comments section, below, why your pet is a star and deserves to get all this pet swag. That’s it. I’ll choose the winner by Random.org.
I’m paying to mail the prizes and those Pet Head products are heavy so, sorry my Canadian friends, I can only afford to send them to U.S. residents.
But if it makes you feel better, this year’s BlogPaws attendees are not eligible to enter either. They’ve got plenty of swag already. Sure they can try and I may not find out, but it’s bad pet karma.
This contest will run from midnight August 25th to midnight August 28th EST — by coincidence, the days of a certain conference.
May the pet star of your heart win!
UPDATE: And the winner, chosen by Random.org, is…. #3, Kim McMunn, whose mom has a double-skunked rescued Yorkie! Congrats, Kim!
I am so glad that Random.org chose for me… there were so many worthy entries! And if I were awarding on literary references, I’d have to go for Denise Herman’s dog Pi, who “is like Ms Havisham and wants to sit at home, slightly bitter thinking about when she was younger and free wheeling.” I don’t know what Charles Dickens would think, but I love me a literary chihuahua.
Erin, I don’t think “bladder stoner” is a medical term, but I love it — I have an image of your dog with a bladder-shaped water pipe, getting high… I’ll be blogging about Frankie’s new insulin regimen soon but basically he’s doing fine.
And Chris, I love the description of your doxies’ “little fat frito feet.” Your blog is a hoot.
It was a joy to read all the comments. Thank you all for participating — your dogs ARE superstars!