Do any of you remember when Oprah used to do those “Oprah’s Favorite Things” shows? She’d come out in front of the audience who thought they were there for ’10 ways to dress thinner’ or some other Oprah-esque show, and then boom in her resonant voice, “It’s my Faaaaa-vorite THINGS, PEOPLE!!!” and everyone would burst into cheers.
Well, we’re a small outfit here, and while I won’t be giving away any Burberry dog coats or cars or anything, I did want to give a little something back to all of you for being so wonderful and supportive of the blog over the past year. This list is by no means exhaustive- an entire list of favorite things would be 10 pages long, but you gotta start somewhere. Hopefully I can make this a regular bit!
So without further ado, let’s get on with Brody’s FAAAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY!
1. You gotta be stylin’– Winner will get the collar of their choice from Sophie’s Threads on Etsy
2. You gotta be tasty– 2 winners each get two 4 oz bags of gluten free, healthy hand crafted treats from Biscuits by Lambchop. If you’re lucky your pet might share some with you (I eat em!)
3. You gotta be nourished– Winner will receive a Gift Duo from The Honest Kitchen:
- a 4 pound box of Force dehydrated, raw grain-free dog food (makes 17 pounds when rehydrated)
- The Made out of Love cookbook for you and your pet to enjoy!
4. You gotta be playful– Brody loooves his Puzzle Magic Hat. I hope your dog does too!
5. You gotta be realistic– I won a big and adorable gift basket at a raffle recently that was chock full of goodies for a kind of dog I don’t have (less than 12 pounds or so.) I realized, hey, I bet someone on the blog would love this. If I had a small female dog I would be so set. If YOU have a small female dog, you will be. It contains:
- a pink dog bed, 4 little bitty outfits, a tiara, a picture frame, a water bottle, and a stuffed dachshund toy. (There are more pictures on Flickr, complete with Koa looking forlornly at the items she is WAY too big for.)
6. You gotta love– I said I would donate a Kuranda dog bed to a shelter if you guys came through with Brody B-Day donations, which you did and then some. So I will donate two. I’m trying to get one for Roxy if I can get it arranged; the winner gets to designate a second shelter I will donate a bed to.
This prize was initially going to be a gift card to a big pet retailer, but I thought about it and decided spending the money on this was a better way to honor the things we all feel are important, so I chose this instead. I figured you all would understand.
7. You gotta chew– Far and away bully sticks and pizzles are Brody’s favorite chews. With a $25 gift certificate from K9cuisine.com, you can keep your dog in chewing heaven; if those aren’t your dog’s thing trust me, this site will have something else that is.
8. You gotta smell nice– Dog collars can get somewhat ripe, a wee bit pungent, hanging around with your dog doing all the same stinky stuff they do. The winner will get to choose a Dublin Dog No-Stink Dog Collar from Rusty Dawg Pet products so the only stink you’ll have to worry about is the one coming from your dog.
There are 3 ways to enter:
1. Comment below. One comment enters you for all the giveaways, but if there is something you know you wouldn’t use go ahead and say so and I will leave you out of that drawing. One prize per individual!
2. Share this entry on Facebook, and link to it in a comment below.
3. Share this post on Twitter with the hashtag #pawcurious
I will announce winners Monday! PLEASE check back on the blog as I can’t always find the winners by e-mail or other means and I want to make sure everyone gets their prizes!
FTC disclaimer: Some of the items were purchased by me, and others donated for the giveaway, but I have not accepted any compensation or free items in exchange for being included.
Very cool stuff! You rock Dr. V! The only thing I wouldn’t use would be #5. I have a female dog, but she is 55 lbs. 😉 I won’t be back to check on things until late Wednesday night, (leaving for the holiday weekend) so if I win something, be patient with me! 🙂
Georgia Jewel says
Consider me entered, Dr. V! (except for the little girl dog basket) Please give the Birthday Brody an extra kiss from the Peachtree State.
You are such an amazing person. I wish I lived near you so you could be my vet to my kids (4 labs and a beagle/bassett mix). I loved the birthday montage of Brody and your fun blog is the first thing I like to read every morning. Keep up the awesome work! And you rock for donating the beds!!! Shelter dogs are so amazing (mine are all rescues – some owner surrenders, others were strays pulled out of shelters),
Thanks Dr. V 🙂
I love the Kuranda dog bed give away to a shelter! What a great way to support them. I loved Brody’s birthday video. I gotta get another golden!
How generous! Thank you!
(not 2 or 3 for me, as I have a very allergic dog, and not 5 because my dogs are quite a bit larger than that! I’m hoping to win #6!)
Hi Jessica, I believe #2 is one of the most allergen free treats out there! They are great for dogs w/ allergies, kidney disease, stomach issues, etc.
Annette Frey says
Jessica, our treats are formulated with the food intolerances/allergies in mind but of course every dog is unique. If you would like to try them, I would be happy to send you some samples. Just e-mail me through my website. Annette
Annette Frey says
Hit send too quick! Oops, sorry for the typos!
Oh wow! These are awesome! Good job Brody (and Dr. V) on picking these out! I especially love the dog-puzzle magic hat thing. My pumpkin-face (it’s her nickname since she’s pumpkin coloured) loves puzzles. Her favourite is playing hide and seek with a toy in which I tuck in a little dog treat. She could play for hours!
(anything except 5… pumpkin-face doesn’t even tolerate the scarf our groomer puts on her, I doubt she’d appreciate the dog-clothing)
This is great! Although our 95 lb lab/australian shepherd can curl himself up unbelievably small, I still don’t think the little girl dog stuff is going to work for him.
Tabitha W says
I dont have a dog so Good luck every one!!! I did like it to my facebook so all my friends with dogs will enter!
What a great giveaway. With two greyhounds, I wouldn’t be able to use #1 or 8. Though my friend has a little yorkie poo girlie, so if I won the tiny dog stuff I’d pass it on to her!
Tammy S says
Love the giveaway and your blog! Please enter me for everything except #5 – all boy dogs at my house and I would not want to give anyone a “complex”!
Yay faux Oprah! :p
(you know, because of their size we never girl up the pups figuring people don’t respect their doghood as it is, but if we happened to have the girlie stuff in-house…)
And updated my FB – not sure how to link that particular post though…
Kelly Anne says
A week ago I would not have entered this giveaway, as I just relocated as an Americorps VISTA and left the family dogs behind. However, two days ago a sweet little pup followed me to work and has somehow become mine. Since I’m living on the poverty level this next year, PLEASE sign me up for this giveaway! Except for number 5. Unless this little lady turns out to be preggers, she won’t need little bitty things!
the 7msn ranch says
Brody has exquisite taste!
p.s. for everybody that’s feeling lucky, there’s still time to enter a giveaway that’s going on at my place:
Great giveaways! I have a small dog, but he’s male, so it doesn’t sound like number 5 is for us. we’d be thrilled if we won anything else, however! happy memorial day! And thanks for your blog. I love it, although I rarely (ok, never) comment.
Jenn D. says
Giveaways rock and so do you, Dr. V.! (Is that right? Period, exclamation point?) #5 probably wouldn’t fly for my 45-lb boyo, but other than that we’re good to go. Thanks so much!!
Wow!! All of them sound great! Happy Birthday Brody, here’s to many more healthy, happy years!
Rose D. says
There are so many dogs in my life that could use all of these. I hope I win something!!
What an amazing giveaway, there’s so many great items!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love all the prizes but #5 would be way too small for my Golden. Thanks!
Lurker Vet student here – I read every day and :raises hand: I have a little girl dog that would look absolutely adorable in #5.
I am entering my Grandpuppy Jaz. But no #5 for us, she’s a Blue Heeler Doc. Thanks for the chance!
Woo hoo! Great idea on the Kuranda dog bed! Love that one! Thanks for making our days our a little brighter by sharing Brody! The past year has been fun.
P.S. I will abstain from 1 (someone more stylish should win that one), 4 (Clyde would tear it up), and 5 (Clyde is too big, plus he’s a BOY!).
WOW! What an outstanding assortment of great give-aways! Please count me in for all drawings except the small dog girlie supplies, #5. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes!
Ooooo, All that stuff looks awesome!! I’m commenting to enter my pumpkin Toby!!
Thanks Dr. V!! 😀
Sandy Pranka says
This is so great of you to do for people, especially with so many of us out there without jobs still. It is nice to know that places like yours are still there for the little people and also little furry people as well.
I would not need gift #5, but I am sure someone will absolutely love it.
Susan Montgomery says
What a great idea! Most of this isn’t suitable for Finn, but that’s ok. Anything we win will be donated to Fido’s for Freedom or a shelter.
Diane N says
Thanks for what is sure to be the highlight of my Friday! My little Danni would look adorable in the girlie clothes, but her big brother Wrigley would prefer any of the others things. You and Brody and Koa rock!
Awesome goodies!! I added the link to my fan page.
Lisa W says
What a cool thing to do! We would particularly like 3 (my preference), 4 (Oscar and Sophie’s preference), or 6 (because that’s the way we roll)… Thanks Dr V!
I put the link on my page!! 😀
I can’t find the pics you mentioned on Flickr. 🙁 Was looking forward to seeing more of Koa! Maybe I just don’t know where to look?
Dr. V says
OK, hopefully this will work:
Georgie and Gordy says
Aroo arooo! We (two standard poodles) love prizes and would like to enter the giveaway.
Lisa W says
Can anyone tell me how to link to FB?
Lisa W says
Wrong link. Maybe I’ll get it right this time! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699844787
Dr. V says
I edited the first post to remove the link instead of removing the whole comment- otherwise it deleted your reply too. 🙂
Lisa W says
Thanks – I really appreciate it!
Wooot!! Sa-weeet giveaway, Dr. J and Brodes!
The only thing we wouldn’t be able to use is #5. Dottie’s a beast at 40 pounds.
Leave me out of 1,5 & 8 but Pepper would surely benefit for any of the others! Thanks so much, love reading your accounts!! 🙂
LOVE the fun stuff!!!
My girl is too big for the outfits and my boys wouldn’t be wearing pink either!
Love your blog.
will share on FB.
Hooray! Benjen and Marley would love all this (except the girl stuff)! 😀
Awh Happy Birthday Week/MONTH to Brody. We’ll pass on #3 (we live on Thrive) and #5
You’re awesome Jess!!
(and as you know Cookie is 70 lbs! LOL!)
This is awesome! I didn’t know about some of these retailers. We’d love anything but 1, 5 or 8 since I have loads of collars and our dogs are too big for 5. :p Thanks!!
Sherry G says
Lots of cool stuff! Thanks for the chance to win.
Sara Grothe says
Awesome. Put me in for any of it.
I would love to enter your contest; the pups are so excited and wish you and Brody a happy waggy day!
Heres my tweet! Great stuff, and so generous! No 4 or 5 for us, thanks. http://twitter.com/katklaw9/status/14913238114
Annie D. says
Love Brody, Love Goldens, Love your blog. We have 2 rescue Goldens, Belle and Jake. Brody and Jake could be brothers, in crime and silliness.
hidden exposures says
consider me entered, but if i win anything i would like to see it given to a dog at the shelter – maybe given to roxy?
Heather T says
Yay, who doesn’t love presents? My pup, Oscar, would look beautiful in that tiara;)
Love all of these! This is such a great idea to celebrate Brody’s birthday (I may have to steal this idea next year for Pru. We love celebrating her fans!). The only one I must abstain from would be #3, even though I would LOVE to have the Force, I already have the cookbook 🙂
Pru facebooked to giveaway on her page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/Prudence/182370924760
And I tweeted it: http://twitter.com/lostinsomniac/status/14914157188
Hooray! I have 5 dogs ranging in size from very small (5 pounds) to large (65 pounds) so I’m excited about this! 🙂
The ones I couldn’t really use are #4 and #5. Jaz doesn’t do well with fabric, and she’s also about 50lbs. 😀
It makes me smile to think of Roxy with a brand-new, plush doggie bed!
I don’t need #5, unless the cats want to be dressed up and I want to have an eye scratched out.
You are fantastic! I have a small dog, but he’s a boy, and I have a girl, but she’s a lab…so small pink things probably wouldn’t work for us. Thanks for doing this!
Awesome stuff, Dr. V! The only thing I can’t use is #5 – we have all girls, but my Westie wouldn’t be caught dead in a dress and you’d loose a finger or two trying!!! Thanks for all you do for the pet world & hugs to all your “children”!!
Debbie G says
Love the giveaway. I would not be able to use #4 or #5. I hope to win the bed for the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center. I’ve been looking for a job (since getting laid off) and have been a volunteer tech in their spay/neuter clinic.
Cute! I read regularly but don’t comment usually. I guess this is a good time to stop lurking!
(Although the small girly dog items are way cute, I have a larger dog so wouldn’t be able to use those items.)
Awesome giveaway!! Paddy has her paws crossed for that tiara 🙂
Awesome! Female Dachshunds here, so everything would be used and much appreciated!
Happy, happy birthday to Brody!!
Barbara and Daisy says
Thank you for appreciating us! 🙂
I’m not into “dress up” (#5) but if I win that it will make a nice prize for a shelter here to raise some extra money.
Happy Birthday to Brody! Only thing Sue wouldn’t be able to use would be #5, although it would be pretty funny to watch an 85lb pitbull try to fit his fat butt into one of those pink dresses 😀
I love your giveaways! Thanks for being awesome Dr. V!
So many of those are awesome.
Great giveaways! My Chloe would look very cute in the little pink outfits. Please enter us.
Jen L-N says
What a fantastic idea! And great choices on giveaways of course. Brody has excellent taste 🙂
Denise Dochnahl says
Tweeted on both my personal & work twitter accounts, and posted to FB too – being the head of a SoCal rescue group, I know LOTS and LOTS of dog folks, so hopefully you get some good traffic from it.
Bella would love to win any of the wondreful prizes you are giving away, except that the little girle dog prize package is much to small for my “robust” Basset girl.
Denise Dochnahl says
My FB post – http://www.facebook.com/denise.dochnahl
Oh, and we forgot to say HAPPY B-DAY BRODY! Drool and belly rubs to you!
Birthday hugs to Brody! You’re so generous to share all this lovely loot. Thanks for the time you spend blogging, I always enjoy reading it.
jenifer w says
Happy Birthday Brodie!!!
I love my 2 rescue dogs & would be thrilled to be able to share any of the items with Peppertree Rescue & Clear Creek County Shelter (Charlie’s Place). I will share this link on both Facebook & Twitter
Jenifer, Cocoa & Jenks
Brody has excellent taste, I must say! Bo, Sasha and Bailey would be head over paws if they won!
Shared on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/AuntieThesis
Shared on Twitter: http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/14921212447
I would love to be entered as well. Or at least I know Emmett would love almost all of those things. The only prize we couldn’t use would be #5, Emmett is not small enough to wear any of that :(. Not to worry though, we have shirts for him.
Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!
If you ask me, Brody’s favorite things are way better than Oprah’s. 🙂
Ill take the collar please 🙂
Wow…how neat! Good luck to everyone. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all won something? 🙂
How fun! Brodys favorite things are great!
We’d have to opt out of Gift #5 though as there’s no way she’d fit into any of that! eheh. The colors perfect tho!
Annette Frey says
Happy Birthday Brody! We’re so thrilled to be included in your Favorite Things! xo
I would love anything except #5 (both of my dogs are about 40 pounds too big)
Stephanie B says
This is awesome! Count me in!
Yay! I am especially excited about the dog bed donation… I know just the place 🙂
I will exclude myself from the small dog things though 🙂 Any other prize will be going straight to my mom’s doggy but I doubt an 85 pound pit bull has any use for a basket of tiny pink things (as Lindsey pointed out–small world!) even if he IS a delicate princess (and he is).
Hi Dr. V! There are so many cool things in this drawing!! Tuck would looove everything (except #5). He is an 8 month old Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix and I’m sure everyone says this, but he is the best dog ever! I’ve wanted a dog since I knew people could have them, about 23 years ago :-), but only got him 4 months ago. Since then we have been inseparable. I posted this drawing on Twitter too, so my other doggie friends can enter too!
– Lauren and Tucker
Jenn D. says
Facebook, even though I don’t think you can see it since my profile is private: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1687000491
Here’s a screen shot of my FB post: http://i46.tinypic.com/ouwlep.jpg
Jenn D. says
Oh, and again, please exclude us from prize #5!
Alex the Welsh Springer would love any of these (except 5) for his upcoming second birthday!
I don’t think it’s possible to link to a specific facebook comment, but I sent you to my profile. Since we’re friends, I think you’ll be able to see it. 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=694294639
allison b says
Everything looks really nice, but the only thing I wouldn’t be able to use is #5. I have a 67lb boy 🙂
I technically can’t use any dog stuff, as I am a cat person, but I have TONS of dog-owning friends who don’t know about this blog. If I win anything dog related, I’ll be passing it on to them!
I posted the link on Twitter….and I have a small femail dog! 😉
Ashley Pruitt says
Such fun stuff!
No 4 or 5 here – my dogs are big, and they tend to tear up everything. Would really love 3; my dogs love Honest Kitchen.
Hey Dr. V! Great giveaway and happy birthday to Brody! We’d love anything except #5 – all our pups are boys. What a great way to celebrate! I shared this on my FB profile & twitter too. Hope you get lots of people!
Cheryl - Arizona Beagle Rescue says
What a wonderful way to share your birthday, Brody (and Dr V)! All our us beagles at Arizona Beagle Rescue are starting new lives and we would love to have any of your birthday prizes! Looks like lots of people don’t want Prize #5 but we know some rescue Pugs that would look sweet in them! We love to share! Thank you for this opportunity!
We love your site – all 3 kids and our 3 furry children too – a border collie, a lab, and a great pyrenesse – all from rescues 🙂
All the items in your giveway (especially the BBL treats) look phenomenal! Everything but the ‘lil girl’ gifts would be wonderful (no lil girl here). I will definitely share this on my FB page. Poochas Gracias!
Deb Spoonhour says
They ALL look great!! However my girls are both medium size dogs so #5 wouldn’t work. They’ll both be crossing their paws for the Choppers by Biscuits by Lambchop!! Thanks for the opportunity=:o!!
Your Daily Cute says
I’m not commenting to enter (Pimp and Moo want to make sure a doggie wins, not their Catnesses), but I just wanted to say that I love this idea!
Good luck to all the doggies. Brody has some great faaaaavooooooorite things.
twittered, http://twitter.com/allison_marisa and facebooked (not sure how to link that?)
My 3 pups, Huey (Chihuahua) Maud (Dachshund), and Mimi (Ital Greyhound-terrier-ninja mix) would love all of these! Adorable!
what fun….. love your blog! Thanks Bisquits by Lambchop for pointing us to it 🙂
Gracie 75# wouldn’t fit in # 5 (dang it) and #8 is probably not something that we would use either.
Henry’s too big and manly for #5, and you can leave us out of #3, too, but enter us in the rest – thanks! 🙂
I would love to enter as well 🙂 My boys are still wearing their Christmas collars! What a bad mom 🙁 And being that they’re both boys, you don’t have to enter us in #5 🙂
that is fantastic! my dog would love any of those things 🙂
Sue Eckhardt says
Rosie, Celie, and Roscoe would each love some of those prizes!!!
Awesome prizes, especially the “designate a shelter to get a dog bed” one!
Dr. V, you are an amazing human being. I would like to be entered for #6; the shelter I used to volunteer at would love that. I don’t have a dog, so I don’t want to be entered for the other stuff. Thanks for blogging, I love reading your posts everyday. Tell Brody Happy Birthday for me!
I’d love to be in for any of them but 1,5, and 8. Tempting as it is to further confuse Puzzle’s gender identity by shoving him into too-small pink things…
Happy birthday Brody! You have great taste in things!
This is Brody’s birthday song! It isn’t very long!
What great fun stuff! We don’t have any puzzle-like toys in our area, not sure why! We have a border collie mix, she could certainly use another something to do!
We would LOVE everything save the collars (#1 & #8), no use for those since our pups all have great collars right now! Brody has such good taste! Thanks so much!
Amber Guffey says
My two pups could use any of the prizes except for the tiny girly items.
Count us in!
Happy Birthday wags n’ woofs Mr Brody 🙂
When we found your moms blog you were just s lil’ pupster.
You’ve grown into such a hanmdsome big pupster.
Love Morgan & MullyPup