It’s been almost six years since, after months of searching for the perfect pup, I brought a tiny 1.2lb critter home in Kingston. She was perfect. Mischievous, fluffy and bright, she kept us all on our toes and won over the hearts of everyone she’d meet. Seriously – could you resist this face?
In the past 6 years, Chloe has been there to snuggle with me whether I needed some reassurance or comfort, laughs or naps, or just a quick kiss on the nose. She’s become a constant companion for my parents, the people who said they would never ever get a dog. To see Chloe go from being confined to a single room (mine) plus anywhere with tile to having the run of the house has been nothing short of miraculous. As much as we love her and love to spoil her, it’s no surprise that recent survey conducted by PetSafe Canada revealed that 98 per cent of respondents feel that interacting with their pet improves their general wellbeing. We give to our pets, but they give back in a major way.
I always knew I wanted a dog, but I never realized how much of an impact having would would have on my life and those around me. Chloe’s a constant fixture in my life, a constant topic of conversation with friends, new and old, and a frequent model on my Instagram page. She greets my old housemates like long lost friends every time they visit, never once forgetting the people who were there for her from the start.
Today, on World Animal Day, take an extra few minutes to spend time with your pet – ruffling their ears, giving them an extra belly rub, throwing that ball for the umpteenth time – and show them you’re thankful for all that they do and what they bring to your life. They deserve it!
Want to spoil your pet even further? Petsafe Canada has been lovely enough to provide me with a wicked contest for readers of LEOPARD is a NEUTRAL worth over $200! It contains fun items for both cats and dogs so all the pets in your life can enjoy it. [Cat items not pictured below – they’re with Gatsby the Catsby!]
6 oz box of indigo Smokehouse Strips
18 oz box of indigo Triple Chews
6.5 oz Sweet Potato Dental Sauce – could make for a nice dog gravy on Thanksgiving 😉
Busy Buddy Jack – Medium
Lickety Stiks in the flavour chicken for dogs
Frolicat Flik toy
2 Feline Lickety Stiks in the flavours dairy and tuna
Cat and Dog
Drinkwell Stainless 360 fountain
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below to leave a comment telling me your best memory with your pet. You can also tweet and like our respective pages on Facebook to get extra entries. Good luck! Contest will close on Wednesday of this week.