Kids And Pets: Friendship, Fur, and Fun

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If you know me and my family very well at all you know that our three dogs are a special and significant part of our lives. We have two awesome elder male dogs, Jack and Dapper, and one younger female dog, Zoey. Each one of our dogs is a pedigreed mutt and each one has their own distinct, and delightful, personality. For as long as I can remember, pets have been part of my life (I grew up on a farm with an entire menagerie of animals and birds) and now my kids are experiencing the joys of pets. Our dogs greeted us at the back door when we brought our girls home from the hospital and our girls have grown up living alongside their furry siblings.


Pet ownership is not something to be entered into lightly, but letting a dog into your live can teach your child some wonderful life lessons.


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Head over to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Wishing Well Blog for my latest guest post on the joys of owning a dog!


Party Like a Pooch Alpo Giveaway #HappyStartsHere

Zoey Alpo Dog Party

Zoey waits for our guests to arrive


Update: This giveaway is closed. Congrats to reader Joe Bissy for winning!

Our three dogs are a very special part of our family. Just like our daughters, our furry kids love any excuse to dress up and have a party. Our dogs are very well loved mutts and each one has their own distinct personality. They may or may not have their own rapper names – Dizzy Z, Fuzzy J, and Big D. Ahem.

We truly treat our dogs like family so I was excited to serve them Alpo’s canned food as a special treat as well as have some of their dog friends over for a pooch party to sample treats and take home some fun goodie bags that included one of our favorite dog toys, Kongs! Between our house and our next door neighbors, we have eight dogs so we are truly a dog loving neighborhood. My dad even brought his French Bulldog Gigi over to sample treats. Alpo provided our furry friends with fun gift bags, as well as everything we needed to throw a party.

Jack Alpo Party


Jack, our senior boy, really enjoyed the Alpo Chop House canned food.


Gigi Dog Party


Gigi says, “Let’s get this party started! I’m too fabulous to wait!”


Alpo Dog Party


Want to throw a backyard event for your dog(s) and their friends? One lucky Blonde Mom Blog reader will receive an Alpo Party Kit, valued at $250, that includes:


Samples of ALPO canned dog food (enough to get your party started as well as some for favor bags to keep the party going after your guests leave)

  • An ALPO placemat and bowl for your dog

  • Nestlé coupons for snacks for your human friends

  • Fun dry-erase thought bubbles to write what the dogs have to say about ALPO

  • Favor bags to give your party guests (supplies for up to 10 favor bags, including ALPO samples, coupons, bandanas  and Kong toys)

  • Streamers and a fun ALPO #HappyStartsHere banner

WIN IT

To enter, just leave a comment on this post letting me know what kind of dog(s) you have and their names. For up to four additional entries (and please leave a comment below for each of these you choose to do):

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    • Let me know if you are a fan of Alpo on Facebook

I’ll select a winner from all eligible comments using Random.org; giveaway closes at midnight CST Sunday, May 12. The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, ages 18+.

Wordless Wednesday: Super Mutt

Dapper Super Man


Dapper says, “Being super is exhausting work.”

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