For those of you who missed it, you missed a fun time!  The virtual party at Twitter for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (see post below) was lots of fun.  We made many new friends & saw lots of very beautiful doggies!

A big congrats to Judy & Ricochet on their ACE Award.  Loved Ric's pearls! =o)

If you missed the show & want to see who won (we will not spoil it for you by saying in our post here), or wish to see the highlights again, here is a link to see extended video coverage >>>

http://www.akc.org/videos/aenc/

By-the-way ... "Nearly 2,500 dogs competed for more than $225,000 in cash prizes in Long Beach, California during the 10th edition of the show. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship is one of the most prestigious shows in the world, and attracts international competitors as well as the top-ranked dogs in the United States" ... it was an awesome sight to behold!

~Pamela & Zena ~



date Monday, January 24, 2011

 

 

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Online Virtual Party!


This is your invitation to join us, Bev and Jen, for one of the biggest events in our work life, the annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship!


What: An online virtual party to celebrate dogs
Where: Twitter, Facebook, and your local ABC-affiliated television network (check your local TV listings)
When: Sunday, January 23 (check your local TV listings)
WHAT’S YOUR ZONE?
The show will broadcast first in the eastern part of the United States. Most stations are starting the broadcast at 2:00 PM local time (Central Time might be 1:00). You will need to check your local listings for the exact time of the show in your region. Our online virtual party will last for the entire 5 hours it takes for the show to run from the east coast to the west coast. Here’s how that breaks down in each time zone:
  • Eastern Time: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (TV broadcast starts at 2:00 ET-check local listings)
  • Central Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (TV broadcast starts at 1:00 CT-check local listings)
  • Mountain Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (TV broadcast starts at 2:00 MT-check local listings)
  • Pacific Time 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (TV broadcast starts at 2:00 PT-check local listings)


    date Sunday, January 23, 2011

     

     

     

    How have Hill's® weight management pet foods helped you transform your pet's life?

    Share your success story! You could win prizes up to $1,000,000 and meet celebrity actress Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser!


    STEP 1
    Share your success story including “before” and “after” photos showing how your pet lost weight using Science Diet® or Prescription Diet® weight management pet foods.

    STEP 2
    We'll pick one dog finalist and one cat finalist.

    STEP 3
    Finalists will win a trip to a special location to win up to $1,000,000.

    date Thursday, January 20, 2011

     




    We are in the process of redesigning our Blog, so your patience is appreciated.

    We are great with animals, but not-so-great with graphic design.  So, any suggestions you may have to offer are welcome & appreciated.

    Same goes for writing this Blog ... writing does not come natural for us.  Any topics you would like to see addressed, or any pet news you would like share, please just let us know.

    Thanks! =o)

    ~Pamela & Zena~

    date Monday, January 17, 2011

     



    Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Today on NBC


    Canine sports enthusiasts won't want to miss the the National Finals of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge airing today, January 15, on NBC at 3:30-4:30 ET. (2:30pm Minnesota time)

    This amazing event features top dog athletes from around the world competing in Olympic-style sports including: Dog Diving, Freestyle Flying Disc, 30-Weave Pole Race, Jack Russell Hurdles and Agility.

    This year's finals, held in St. Louis this past October, saw the World Record for Dog Diving actually broken twice! Canine competitors in the Challenge this year included international animal athletes representing the United States, Poland, Japan and Canada.

    Sample the fun and catch the show later today on NBC:






    Enjoy!!!
    ~Pamela~

    ** Sorry for the late notice ... I just found out about it.

    date Saturday, January 15, 2011

     

    Wow, our first Pet Blogger Challenge! We are so excited!

    However,  we also find ourselves feeling very intimidated and unsure. This whole "blogging thing" is still so new to us.

    When all of you expert bloggers take a look at our blog, we ask that you all please bear with us and overlook all our faux "paws".

    Well, here we go ...


    1. When did you begin your blog? 

    We are very new to blogging.  Our blog is only a few months old. 



    2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog? 

     Our original purpose for starting a blog was to flesh out our website, and to add another feature for our clients to enjoy.  We were also looking for an avenue in which to share pet stories, videos, safety notices, helpful tips, etc, etc.


    3. Is your current purpose the same? If not, what’s different?  If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals? 

     Our purpose is still the same, however we find that as we grow in our learning of this whole "blogging thing",  a whole new world is opening up to us ... so our purpose will most likely grow and change.


    4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you? If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?

     So far, we are blogging "as the spirit moves us" ... guess only time will tell how that will work out for us. No worries so far.  In fact, it is very exciting to check in each day and see who has read our blog while we were gone.


    5. Are you generating income from your blog? If so, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)? 

     We are so new, that we are still learning about all the possibilities out there.  Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated!  In fact, when we finish posting this, we plan to read through everyone's Challenge answers and glean all the words of wisdom we can find.



    6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)? 

     What we enjoy most about blogging is other folk's feedback, and hearing how something we posted helped someone or made a difference in their lives.  We also love hearing about other's experiences, and their feelings about what we post. Often we find that it is the feedback that gives us the fuel to keep moving forward with this.


    7. What do you like least?

     Ironically, what we enjoy least is the writing part, and learning all the "do's & don'ts" about blogging.  Face-to-face we can hold our own very well.  But when faced with putting things down into the written word, well ... that is quite a challenge. We are approaching this with the best of intentions, and realize we have a lot to learn.  However, the aggressive attacks, when we make a faux "paw", is hurtful and hard to handle.  We are still working on growing that thick skin.


     8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2011?

    This question is hard to answer right now.  We still have so much to learn. We are still at the "the more we learn, the more we find we do not know" stage.  We suppose that is our answer ... as we learn all the ins & outs of blogging, we hope our blog becomes better and better.


    Phew ... that was not near as bad as we feared it might be!  =o)

    Thanks for reading,
    ~Pamela & Zena ~


    By-the-way ... A big thanks to Edie Jarolim, author of Am I Boring My Dog  for conceiving the idea for this challenge, Amy Burkert at GoPetFriendly.com  for organizing and publicizing this blogging event, and Kim Clune, author of This One Wild Life  for the great badge she designed for the event.


    Be sure to follow the links below to read the posts of more Blogger's taking the Pet Blogger Challenge!


    date Monday, January 10, 2011

     

    Coming soon .... in fact we are typing it up now as you read this ... please stop back later. Thanks!



    ***Update - Lincoln is now back home, safe & sound! Thanks to everyone for all your help, thoughts, and prayers. Great team effort. =o)

    Although this occurred in Kentucky ... this boy could be anywhere by now, so I am cross-posting to ALL groups I am a member of ... if you could PLEASE do the same, that would be AWESOME!!!

    Thanks!
    ~Pamela~

    I keep thinking ...
    "What if this were my doggie ... what would I hope folks would do to please help me find my boy"!




    date Friday, January 7, 2011