Yes! It’s the first day of the birthday giveaway! I think I’m going to need to do more than one birthday giveaway a week. There’s a lot of stuff in my box. Today I’m giving the winner the opportunity to choose between two gifts! Here’s the first one:
I kid. I kid. No, you can’t have any of my chickens. Or my duck. Well, maybe the duck. He’s been ornery lately. No, here’s what I’m REALLY giving away:
Both of these are swag from Bark World. The leash is tres chic, particularly since it’s reflective and sturdy. I need a new leash, but I’m trying to convince Hunny to make one out of leather.
Wait, you thought I meant I wanted the leash for ME? No no no. I mean, I know my birthday is this month and all, but I don’t need a leash. The DOGS need new leashes. True.
And the video? Here’s what it says on the case:
Kathy Santo K9 Living – Your guide to an obedient, confident, happy dog. … This DVD is an absolute “must see” for anyone who owns a “beginner or puppy.” If you thought that puppy training was a frustrating experience, Kathy Santo’s humorous and effective approach will change all that!
The case also talks about training dogs adopted from shelters. Ms. Santo says she has over 20 years of dog training experience. Looks good. If you choose the video, I’d like to know if she incorporates treats.
I’ve been working with Patches, lately. She doesn’t come in the house when I call her. I assume she’s hunting rabbits in the backyard, or just laying in the sun on the grass. But I sound like a shrew, yelling at the dog and having long conversations with her about listening to her mom.
Here’s where I’m grateful I have a second dog that listens. Flash comes immediately when I call. Lately I’ve kept a bag of Chicken Taffy by the back door and have been praising Flash loudly and treating him when he comes inside. “Good Flash! Good come!” Treat.
Now Patches shows up right away, looking for her praise and treat. No more standing in the back yard hollering at the dog like a crazy woman. In fact, I think Patches is asking to be let out more often because she knows she’ll get a treat when she comes inside.
So the rules for my birthday giveaway are a little different than my usual rules for giveaways.
- You must leave a comment stating which gift you’d like
- You must leave that comment before Sunday at noon, Tulsa time (CST), October 13
- You must wish me a happy birthday
- You must not ask me how old I will be
- You must send me a baby elephant
Okay, I’m kidding about that last one. I checked the zoning laws for my neighborhood and I’m not allowed to have a baby elephant.
I’ll be using the random number generator online to choose a winner, so even if you sent me THREE baby elephants, it doesn’t guarantee that you’d win. Honest.
The winner will be announced Monday morning. I’m not sure when the next giveaway will be, but it might just be Monday morning! Might not, too. So maybe subscribe to the blog if you want to know for sure!
Until I write again …