The Official Relaunch of My Blog

All three of us in one picture. It doesn't happen very often. We're examining a new nip toy from Colorado Catnip.

I’ve been working on my new blog for about a week. It’s starting to look like a blog and not like a mess, but I still have a long way to go. I would love your feedback on how things look and how I can improve my blog.

I’d also like to make some changes to my content. The first change is I’d like to start a new feature – guest bloggers. I would love to have a guest blog once a week, but that will take time to build up to. For now I’ll count myself lucky to start out with a guest blogger once a month. Let me know in a comment if you’d like to do a guest blog.

Not sure what other changes I’d like to make. I guess a good blog is always evolving. It will be interesting to see what the next year brings.

Speaking of years, my 2nd and EK’s 1st birthday are coming up in a couple of weeks. So in honor of our birthdays, and to help launch my new blog, I want to do a giveaway. But this one will be different. I want all my pals to be able to enter no matter where they live or what kind of animal they are. So, the winner will receive a $20 USD gift certificate to their favorite pet store. The store must have the ability to allow me to buy the gift certificate online and send it by email. That’s just part one of my giveaway.

Now for part two. In honor of BlogPaws having been this weekend, and the commitment I made last year at BlogPaws to help Be the Change for Pets, I will also donate $20 USD to the animal charity of the winner’s  choice. How’s that for a prize? Something for you and something for your favorite animal charity!

To enter, leave a comment. One entry per pal please! Leave your comment by Saturday 5PM MT (mountain time). Then I’ll throw all the names in a virtual hat and pull one out. I’ll post the winner next Sunday.

That’s it for this week. Good luck in the drawing!

Hill’s Science Diet Giveaway Results

It’s time to announce the winners of the 15 bags of Hill’s® Science Diet® Hairball Control cat food. There were only 16 entries, so everybody wins! Concatulations everyone! 15 of you will get your bags direct from Hill’s and someone local to me will get their food from me because I have some extra here at the house. Unfortunately, as wonderful as this food is, one of us in the household has an extremely sensitive tummy and didn’t react well to it (glares at offending sisfur). EK and I think this is wonderful food. If it were up to us, Mom would switch us to this. Unfortunately, the kitty with the sensitive tummy outvotes the rest of us. 🙁

Please email where you want your food shipped to pumpkinpuddy@gmail.com. I’ll forward all the addresses on to the wonderful people at Hill’s. Thanks everyone for participating in my giveaway. I know you’re gonna like this food. I sure did.

That’s it for this Sunday. Lippe had a big weekend and we gotta get all the pictures on the computer and get them labeled so we can post them, so I gotta say bye for now.  *runs off to get camera*

Some fun from Hill’s and a giveaway!

I’m so excited I just can’t believe it. I got this message from the folks at Hill’s:
“We can give 15, 7lb bags of food to your readers. Here’s the info we’d like to share with them as well. Thanks!”
That’s right my furriends. 15 winners! Can you believe it! I can’t believe they picked my little blog for this. I’m very honored.
Hill’s is doing this for a furry impawtant reason. We kitties are prone to hairballs, and we all know how dangerous they can be. A stuck hairball can make a kitty very very sick. I’ll let the Hill’s folks tell you the rest. 

“Hairballs are serious, but Hill’s has found a fun way to build awareness of the problem of hairballs…Join Hill’s in the battle against hairballs!

Just as Hill’s created the innovation of hairball control cat food (http://www.hillspet.com/cat-care/hairballs-trouble-with-fur-adt.html ), the company is now leading the field with a branded consumer game on Facebook….Hairball Battle. Strategically, this game is an exciting and innovative opportunity to interact with consumers in a new way to build upon hairball awareness.

Playing the game is simple. Choose one of our hilarious hairballs and cough them up on your friends! But watch out, they’ll be able to retaliate! Silly, sloppy and a bit disgusting—it’s the most fun friends of felines can have without leaving Facebook!

Please support our game by clicking the Battle link below. Then fight to the yucky finish as we generate awareness of our hairball control products in a unique way. Watch your step! 

http://apps.facebook.com/hairball_battle

P.S. Dog lovers, don’t be shy—you can play, too!”
Here’s how to enter for giveaway – leave a comment telling me you’d like to enter. I know from last time that lots of pals will leave comments that don’t want to be in the giveaway, so it’s real impawtant you say you want to enter in your comment. I’ll take comments for one week and announce the winner on June 5th. One entry per household. Sorry to my international furriends, but recipients must live in the U.S.A.