The reason I'm taking over the blog for this post is because the latest thing we won, Mama decided to give to me! She said Lily gets too much attention sometimes and I deserve something special. So, when the people at Richmond Pet Lovers said we won a Buckle Down Collar, Mama said it was all mine!
Its called a Buckle Down Collar, by the way, because it is made from the tough nylon material seatbelts are made from, and the clasp is actually a tiny seatbelt buckle. See?
Here is another view. They have all sorts of designs, but we picked the one with lots of rainbow peace signs, because we are hippies at heart! :)
They sent us a matching leash, too! Mama didn't take a picture of the leash because when I was wearing it I kept jumping around like a maniac and she couldn't get the picture. But it is a leash that looks just like the collar! I will be so stylish on my next walk! Thanks, Richmond Pet Lovers and Buckle-Down!
Now. What else did we win? First of all, a looong time ago, back in January I think, we won this cool bumper sticker set from Oz The Terrier. It has an angry looking dog on it and it says BARK OFF! Oz designed it himself! Ingenius, right? One is actually a sticker, and the other is a strong magnet. Thank you, Oz!
Next... Kritters That Twitter had a huge Valentines Day party and gave away a ton of stuff. And we won these cute kitty figurines from Lenox! Mama loves little nick-nacks like that, and the kitties now have a place of honor in her room. We won them by commenting on what we would name the kitties. We said we'd name one Sammy-Joe (after Sammy-Joe, of course) and one Trouble after a kitty Mama fostered when she lived in Colorado. Check out the cute kitties!
Last but not least... we participated in our first Paw Pawty on Valentines weekend. The Paw Pawty had some games where you had to answer questions by looking at different websites. We played, and we won something! We won a book called Carl's Snowy Afternoon. Its a children's book! Carl is a rottweiler who has a whole series of books about him. In his books, he's always going on adventures with Madeleine, his human toddler sister. Mama thinks Madeleine's parents are just a little negligent because they are always going off and leaving Carl in charge of the baby, which Mama says is actually illegal. You can't use a dog as a babysitter, no matter how smart the dog is! Madeleine's parents may have figured this out, because in Carl's Snowy Day they do hire a babysitter... but the babysitter just watches TV, so Carl ends up taking care of the baby anyway! (LOL... I am just joking! Some people really do think the Carl books are bad because they show the parents "neglecting" their baby. We are pretty sure the real-life Carl doesn't have so much babysitting responsibilities, although we hear that he loves children and visits kids in hospitals and stuff as a therapy doggie!) Anyway, this book is going to be special. Mama is studying to be a special education teacher someday, and she is going to put this book in her classroom library for the children to read! (She's already building up a classroom library. Her teachers say this is very important, so when she goes out on job interviews, she can tell them about all the preparation she's already done.) Anyway, here is me, lying very nicely next to Carl's Snowy Day. I was napping when Mama wanted to take this picture, so she tried to get Lily to sit by it... but Lily was afraid of it! What kind of dog is afraid of a book? Well, maybe because the book is just as tall as Lily is. So Mama woke me up from my nap, and I did a great job lying next to Carl!
Anyway... if you would like to go to a Paw Pawty, we hear there is one happening this weekend. We can't go, because Mama has to go to Auntie Etta's funeral, and then she is sleeping over at her other aunt's house with her little cousins and won't be back until Sunday afternoon. But maybe you can go and have fun!
See ya soon!