Showing posts with label dogs dressed up. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pixel & Hill's Gift Basket Giveaway - Congratulations to 20 Lucky Winners!

Welcome to the first ever "Pixel Blue Eyes Gift Basket Giveaway Award Show" sponsored by Hill's New Ideal Balance Pet Food! I know, that's a mouthful, but these awards provide a mouth full of yummy goodness if you are one of the lucky winners. I am so excited to reveal the 20 winners - 10 winners will receive the awesome Dog Gift Basket and 10 winners will receive the Cool Cat Gift Basket! I dressed up fancy for this very special occasion. It's not everyday you get to give away wonderful prizes like this!
There were numerous entries for both the Dog Gift Baskets and the Cat Gift Baskets. We put a lot of thought and planning into this special giveaway and Hill's Ideal Balance is at the very center of it. Remember that Hill's Ideal Balance pet food and treats is a perfect balance of nutrition that your pet will love. I thought it would be fun to do this drawing the old fashioned way...by pulling the winners out of a hat. The only problem was...I only had one nice hat, but two separate drawings. So, I had Mommy put the cat entries in the hat (get it? Cat in the Hat, BOL!) and the dog entries in a nice pretty box.
Mommy and I were very careful to ensure fairness for all. Each entry was written on a piece of paper, folded up and placed in the appropriate location. They were mixed up super well, then the winners were drawn at random. I inspected each one that was drawn, first for the dog basket winners, and then for the cat basket winners. I wouldn't let Mommy see any of the winners until they were all drawn. So, without further adieu, let me announce the Lucky Winners. If your name is on the winners lists below, email me your first and last name, your pet's name, your physical shipping address, phone number and a valid email address, and of course a reminder of which basket you won. I will compare to my list just to make sure everyone gets their correct gift basket of goodies.
The  HILL'S IDEAL BALANCE DOG BASKET WINNERS ARE:
1. Diane Bykowski
2. Amy Martis
3. Cindy Kolis
4. Patricia Willis
5. Mitzi Frank
6. Janet Keefe
7. Donna Platt
8. Joanne Halstead
9. Carol K.
10. Sharon Elliott
The HILL'S IDEAL BALANCE CAT BASKET WINNERS ARE:
1. Richelle Lowman
2. Lynette Conkle
3. Carol Purwin
4. Lisa Barnett
5. Heidi Jennings
6. Victoria Christo
7. Kris Calvino
8.  Lucille Hertel
9. Sharon Piper
10. Betsy Johnson McComas
Please see below for details on how to claim your gift basket.
Now, I would LOVE to see photos of you with your gift basket, but only if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe your cat(s) or dog(s) opening it or enjoying it. If you DO feel like doing this, please post your photo(s) on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pixelblueeyes.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this. It was so much fun, I think I might just do this again in the next couple of months...what do you think?
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS of the Hill's Ideal Balance Gift Basket Giveaway!! If you are a winner, please email me at 'pixelblueeyes (dot) blog (at) gmail (dot) com' and provide me with the following information:  Your First & Last Name; U.S. physical street address including city, state, zip code where a package can be delivered (not by the post office); Phone Number; Pet's Name(s) and whether it is cat or dog; and of course, a Valid Email Address.
Please send me this information by Friday October 4, 11:59 pm PST.
**NOTE: If you are having this delivered to a rescue, shelter or as a gift, please give me the name of the person or group it is going to as well.
I can't wait to hear from every one of the prize winners...and for those who did NOT win, I wish you the very best of luck next time. Thank you again to Hill's Pet Nutrition, makers of the new Ideal Balance line of pet food for sponsoring this fun giveaway!

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Joy of America's Independence - Pixel and Her Sisters Get Into Character

America's Independence Day, July 4th, came on a Thursday this year, but I've  been "in character" the entire weekend, reminiscing on  historic highlights of my country's early independence. In honor of one of America's founding fathers, Patrick Henry, who gave the famous "Give me Liberty or give me Death!" speech, I am channeling some of his patriotic fervor here on the front stoop of my "Colonial" Virginia home on this Independence Day weekend. Please, call me "Patricia Henry".


I have been thinking a lot about freedom, freedom of speech, and other important things that make this country of mine so great. We had some very brave and innovative gentlemen and ladies (and doggies, I have no doubt!) that helped build up this country from a small colony to the United States of America. Although we're only a few hundred years old as a country, we still have a rich history. It is well worth looking into. I wonder if Patrick Henry had a little dog like me. He was governor of my home state of Virginia...twice. Plus he has thousands of acres of land and a big family. He'd definitely have needed a dog to run around with him and do zoomies with that much land. 

My sister Peanut Pumpkin Pie is with me now dressed as a very young Lady Liberty. See? Her "points" on her hat are still round because she's so young. Isn't she a shining beam of hope and light? Lady Liberty's statue has inscribed on it the following profound statement:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me; 
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
My sister Dixie Mae decided she wanted to get into character as the lovely and stoic first lady Abigail Adams, who was a great support and encouragement to her husband President John Adams. Mrs. Adams was a prolific letter writer and political advisor to her husband during the early forming of our country. I think that Dixie would make a fantastic "First Doggie" don't you?
These are just a few of the many wonderful characters that are woven into the rich tapestry that is my country's history. And as... um...
Oh goodness....
I don't believe it! I've been photo bombed by a young Lady Liberty! Well, she is a free spirit after all.
But don't worry, Lady Liberty and Patricia Henry can still defend the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence if they think danger is lurking about. We are super nice doggies when no danger is present, however we can also be the best watch dogs, just depends on the situation our country is in at the moment.
Later that day...

"It's just good to see Peanut getting into the character of sweet Lady Liberty...saying hi to all the other little flowers and communing with nature like that. She is pretty like a flower, isn't she Dixie Mae?"
"She's just as lovely as she can be Pixel."
...and as the curtain falls on our little Independence Day free for all, let us not forget that above all, freedom is not free, that we all have a part to play in keeping a great country great, and finally, we all must work together for the greater good of our great country.
So, signing off now is Patricia Henry (played by Pixel Blue Eyes), Lady Liberty (played by Peanut Pumpkin Pie) and Abigail Adams (played by Dixie Mae Doxie).
Thank you, you've been a wonderful audience!
Don't miss out on other pet blogging fun...visit some of my friends below to see what fun and mischief they've been up to!