Winner! Carla and Tino!
Happy Friday! As we speak there are 22 of you out there busily working on your 12 Days of Petmas posts that will be starting in a week, which is pretty much my favorite thing ever.
In the meantime, I have the last of the Gift Guide items, as well as a couple of gifts for you.
The 2011 Pawcurious Calendar is here! ‘Words to Live By’ Volume 2 is chock full of Brody and Koa.
Like last year, all proceeds will be donated. What I decided to do this year is take all the proceeds, buy pet food with it, and deliver it to Helen Woodward for distribution in the AniMeals program. This is a program that delivers pet food to people in the Meals on Wheels program, allowing them to keep their companions as well as keep their food delivery for themselves, as opposed to having to share it with their pets. It is a great cause.
I’m a huge fan of Kyjen toys. They are one of the rare companies that lives up to the hype: Quality products that are fun, durable, and you’ll like as much as your pets do. Anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for gingerbread- I JUST LOVE IT- so a gingerbread Kyjen toy can be filed under “Irresistible” in this house.
The Kitt-In Box is a little desktop cat bed meant to move your feline off your keyboard, which if your cat is anything like mine is his second favorite place in the world after your pillow, and off to the side of your desk. It’s like a little bread-box of kitteh.
From the moment I first learned about Nina Ottosson puzzle toys, I was intrigued. Little puzzle toys filled with treats as a mind exercise as well as a way to keep your pet busy is a great idea. I particularly like how the Dog Twister version, which is shaped like a pie, has little interlocking ‘bones’ that can be removed to add an additional level of difficulty once your pet gets the hang of the basics.
This is Brody’s first introduction to the Dog Twister after I bought him one a couple of months ago:
He was despondent when he emptied it all out.
I was sent one to review, but since I already had one I of course set it aside to gift to one of you. So there you have it:
Giveaway One: Nina Ottosson Dog Twister!
To enter, simply comment with a story about how smart your pet is (or not, as the case may be. ;)) Winner will be selected at random using random.org. Contest closes 12/9 at midnight PST.
And the other giveaway is actually from all of you. Behold the Inaugural Pawcurean Literary and Hairball Society Recipe Collection! This is a downloadable e-book featuring the pet recipes you all sent it.
Giveaway 2: The Pawcurean Literary and Hairball Society 2010 Cookbook!
This is free to download. If you are so inclined to make a donation, because that is a beautiful thing, please do so to your local shelter.