Many thanks to our blog hop hosts Two Brown Dawgs and Ruckus the Eskie. This is the hop that’s “a little of this, a little of that, and everything in between“.
A few weeks ago we entered a drawing for a gift box from Hill’s Ideal Balance. We actually entered on more than one blog, and much to my surprise we won on two of them! I never expected that! So I want to give a huge thanks to Pixel Blue Eyes and her Mom Jenny, as well as Kimberly from Keep the Tail Wagging. These are both great blogs, and I hope you’ll give them a visit if you aren’t familiar with them. Here’s what we won:
What a generous prize! There were actually 6 cans of food, all different flavors, but we couldn’t wait for photos before getting into those. Many thanks to Hill’s Ideal Balance also! We have been considering trying grain free food which was the main reason this interested us. We haven’t actually tried the dry food yet, but we have started adding the canned food to our dog’s current dry food and they are thrilled. Kobi was starting to get picky about eating, especially in the morning, and we were hoping this would help. It definitely did the trick! He was sleeping in most mornings, but now he is right up with the other dogs looking for his breakfast!
The bag of treats were also a big hit:
They didn’t get any food, but the cats didn’t want to be left out. So I put the blanket on Samantha’s favorite dining room chair:
I felt kind of greedy winning two of these prizes, so I am sharing the 2nd box with family and friends, and sending the blanket off to a Christmas drive that some pet pages on Facebook are having for a rescue in Texas. You can read about the drive in this Facebook post from Twinki Gurl.
Our Cat is Not Right:
For a cat that used to spend most of his time hiding, Conrad has matured into one entertaining old guy. Last week I burnt my bagel when toasting it, and had thrown it on the cooktop and forgotten about it. After feeding the cats lunch, I heard strange noises coming from the kitchen. Here’s what I went out to find:
Note where his back paws are!
Some of you may remember my recent post about the war between the beagles and Conrad for one certain bed. Conrad lost that first round to Kobi and then this week I posted this on Facebook:
Finally, last night, Conrad won!!
Kimberly Gauthier says
So excited that your pup is liking the food. One thing I found with our dogs is variety was key. I didn’t think we could do that, because everyone warns against it, but now our dogs enjoy turkey, chicken, duck and beef and they love that it’s shaken up 🙂
Thank you, Kimberly. We are also excited that Kobi is eating like normal again! I always thought variety was a no-no also, so it’s great to know it’s not. I really think Kobi was just bored with his food.
Hawk aka BrownDog says
What? The kitty won in the end? Must be the patience that my Humans often mention when speaking of their cats, now long over the Rainbow.
Y’all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
I’m not sure if it’s patience or the fact that he’s stubborn and persistent! Thanks for coming by, Hawk!
Wow…can’t believe you won on both blogs! If that isn’t the universe telling you to start using that food, I don’t know what is!
WTG Conrad. The dogs might get goodies, but you got the bed. 🙂
I hadn’t thought about it that way, Donna, but you could be right! I’ve been so “on the fence” about the grain free thing.
Yeah, I think the bed was definitely a big win for Conrad!
Dogs N Pawz says
That’s a great picture of Conrad! Too funny and congratulations! Pretty awesome that you won two of them! Have a great weekend!
Conrad is just such a nut! I can’t believe we won two either….I was never lucky at winning until I started blogging!
Ann Staub says
Awesome winnings! I got one of those boxes too a while back.
We entered for the cat one on your blog too….the cats have all their paws crossed that they get their turn to win!
mollie and alfie says
Wow what a super win, we can never enter those , as it costs too much to post to UK. Have a super weekend xxooxxxx
Mollie and Alfie
It’s too bad you guys have to miss out. Once in a while I see a giveaway that says they will ship overseas. I’ll have to let you know when I see one! xxoo
congratulations for winning the prize! and congratulations to Conrad for winning the bed! XD
Thanks! It’s kind of like musical beds there in front of the wood stove….except everyone wants to land in that one bed!
The Island Cats says
We won the cat version of this Hills prize package! What a great prize! And Conrad…dude…what’re doing there licking a burnt bagel?? MOL!
I just entered another giveaway for the cat version. I hope we win so Conrad can have better things to eat than a burnt bagel!! He’s not deprived, really! 🙂
Congratulations on winning! Our dogs love grain free and we won’t go back. And thank you for a good giggle about the battle of the bed!
I think I’ll be buying someone a new bed for Christmas. That one is hard to keep clean, but it’s the one everyone loves the best!
Ruckus the Eskie says
Congrats on the win! Hahah our cat is not RIGHT. Love that. Thanks for hopping onto This N That Thursday this week! Woof.
Thanks, Ruckus! It’s always fun to join this hop…gives me a chance to ramble on about random things!
2 brown dawgs says
Thanks for participating in TNT. Wow you sure won a nice prize! Conrad is very entertaining…lol. The bagel picture is classic!
My hubby just couldn’t believe that Conrad was licking that burnt bagel! I had put a grilled cheese sandwich in a pan on the stove the other day (hadn’t turned it on yet) and left the room for a minute, and there he was eating the bread on that!
Congratulations! It’s always fun to win stuff! Cute pets!
As our cat gets older her evil powers seem to increase and the dogs don’t have a chance. 🙂
Tell me about it….I can’t believe Conrad even lets the dogs steal his bed….at other times he swats at them for no apparent reason!
Congratulations! And Conrad is one cool cat! Wooooowoooooo!
Thank you, Ku!! He is a character!
Us cats and dogs are always battling over something around here. Now Mom’s favorite thing is that Bert the cat and Bailie play lots of chase games, she doesn’t like this in the house, though. Bert is a house cat that is constantly trying to run away, so now she has trained Bailie to get him back. When Bert runs out, Mom says Bailie get that kitty! She races after him and tackles him like an NFL player…he begs for Mom to pick him up and bring him in. Finally a use for chasing cats!
Oh my gosh, Emma, that is too funny! Samantha likes to escape too, but I can’t ever get any of the dogs to bring her back….that would be great if they’d tackle her! 🙂
Jackie Bouchard says
Congrats on the wins! That’s nice of you to share your winnings! And congrats to Conrad on the win as well! That pic w/ the bagel is too funny.
Thanks, Jackie! That crazy cat will eat pretty much anything left out on the kitchen counter. We have try to remember to remove him after he’s done eating!
Congrads on the win! The cat deserved a win too so it had goodies. I have often thought about running contests on my blog, maybe soon 🙂
Thanks! I’ve only done one giveaway but would also like to do more….I think they are really fun for people.