Monday, June 9, 2014

Kickoff Summer with a Gigantic Pet Blogger Giveaway!!

While my dogs and I all love Winter, we all look forward to Summer, warmer weather, and the activities and adventures that go along with them.

Swimming is one of our favorite activities, be it in a creek or a pond.  Neeko and Faolan get such delight from pouncing, swimming, and sticking their entire heads underwater.

My dogs love to play in and explore the creek that runs through our property.
We all enjoy grilling out, and although I don't regularly give my dogs hot dogs, we do cook one and split it three ways for them on occasion.  They go nuts for it.

Long days mean long walks when there is plenty of shade, hanging out in and by the water, and sometimes doing fun stuff indoors if it is just too hot out.

What better way to kick off summer than with a HUGE giveaway?  I am pleased to be participating in a Gigantic Pet Blogger Summer Giveaway with some other amazing bloggers.

While one only has to enter via my blog, I encourage all to check out, comment on, and follow these other amazing bloggers.

The Lazy Pit Bull -

You Did What With Your Wiener -

My Rotten Dogs -

Your Designer Dog Blog -

Pet Product Review -

Heart Like A Dog -

Dolly the Doxie -

Cascadian Nomads -

That Dog Dancing Guy -

Fidose of Reality -

Heartprints Pets -

Oh My Shih Tzu -

Beagles and Bargains -

Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

What is your favorite summer activity to do with your pet?
a Rafflecopter giveaway

No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only (excluding Quebec). Giveaway will run from Monday, June 9, 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.Three (3) winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Participants must read and agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy before entering and participating in this promotion. Facebook, Twitter, and Petsmart do not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion. Prize packages were donated by Stylish Canine and Karma Collars, and participating bloggers paid an entry fee to cover the cost of the Petsmart gift card.



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  2. This is amazing! My momma girl loves swimming in the pond. Its so amazing to watch her dive under and pop up at the other end. All 3 of my babies would be in heaven with this.

  3. I wish Murph could swim... He needs a life vest :)

  4. I am a teacher with summers off. I have more time to play and hang out with my husky, Beau. He loves having me home all the time. If only he knew that we can sleep late in the summer!

  5. Pretty neat!
    Blaze likes chasing ducks at the pond but then I read an article bout some nasty bacteria lurking in pond water :(
    Took all the fun outta of it now the search is o. To find some new watering holes this summer

  6. Sadly we are not allowed in our ponds in the park as I can't be trusted with the ducks etc, big sigh. Some cool blogs listed there for sure. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Our dogs love to play in the water in summer!

  8. Gatsby behaves like a cat if the water gets past his chest. It's quite hilarious.

  9. What a great giveaway - somebody is going to be pretty lucky!

  10. Watching the birds in the birdfeeder!

  11. My dog won't go swimming if her paws don't touch the ground. Running and long walks are her favorites.

  12. Oh I have been waiting soooooo long for this pawsome giveaway!
    My fav summer activity is taking the huskies for a swim, and playing on the beach in the sand!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. This is absolutely amazing, and what a great way to start off the summer. I love to take my pups to the river, one even knows to chill in the raft if we decide to go tubing. They love it if I go fishing too, all three will stand over the bucket staring wistfully at the fish lol

  14. mom says we would sink like a rock and haf to wear life jackets, but at least hers did let us enter your contest...geeze woman!
    Angus McConnell Long

  15. When it gets hot, we head for the water, Uno comes with me on a kayak and we'll go swimming as well.

  16. Even though we can't take all of ours to romp and splash in the river, they still enjoy cooling off under the shade of the trees and in their own pools. They even enjoy hanging out with us when we have a fire in the fire pit on the cooler evenings. Even though they prefer winter and cooler weather, as long as they are spending time with us, they enjoy the summers too.

  17. Odin likes to fetch sticks from wherever he can- his favorite in the summer is to have them thrown in water and if he is 'lucky' there is a duck in sight he can bark at (he would never hurt them) He's funny he hates the rain but likes to paddle around!

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

  18. Gershwin loves to hike and go swimming in the summer!

  19. Since my girls, too, are Northern Breeds, we get up before the crack of dawn (the puppy will learn this -- she's already going for walk #1 by 0600) to go on a 2-3 mile walk. After that, it's indoor fun with toys and fresh cantaloupe. LOL.

  20. WOWIE!! What a great would be a SUPER Summer if we won this!
    Thanks so much for offering this great giveaway!

  21. I entered the giveaway! Such great prizes. I would be very happy to win any of the three. And I love the creek photo. It looks so relaxing!

  22. Hello, and thanks for visiting our blog---yours is GREAT and very informative! And of course, your pups are gorgeous too! We wish we had a swimming hole like you---it looks so refreshing!

    Kiki and Nala

  23. Nice giveaway!
    Not season-specific or really that atypical for us, but I love hiking with the Bows summer, spring, fall... you name it. =) It never gets too hot here, but when it does, I'm tempted to look for trails further out of the way in search of cooler weather.

  24. Taking our pup, Arthur, to the doggie beach!

    Great giveaway!

  25. That sounds like an awesome giveaway. Best of luck, US residents!

  26. IO love to take my dogs swimming at the lake.

  27. Laying in the shade and taking pictures ;p

  28. Epcot loves to play catch and fetch with the ball. And loves to hike with me

  29. One final entry! Any of these prizes would be great - hope to be a winner!!


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