I never thought there was anything that could make me appreciate dogs more than I do already, but these amazing stories of lessons-learned from the pooches in our lives has done just that. We truly has some wise, brilliant, loving and compassionate pups in our lives. Aren’t we the luckiest?
And now for the winner….congratulations MEGAN!
Parker, my dapper 14yo guy, has bestowed so many lessons as he has been my watchful guardian through my 20s and now 30s. He’s definitely taught me to stop and take a pause. Even if this means squatting in the middle of the 6-way intersection in the very hip Wicker Park neighborhood for a #2. Well, that day he taught everyone to take a pause! Always at my side, he now has been slower moving older gentleman and I have been careful to sit and relax more at home (instead of jumping to the endless list of to-dos) to give his joints a rest. Together we can admire the change of light or hear a city noise that may have otherwise escaped notice. Every day is a lesson in aging fearlessly and gracefully.
Parker sounds like a dapper gentleman indeed! Megan, please email me at email@example.com with your full name and mailing details so I can send out your prize.
Thanks again to everyone who entered. I plan on having some fun giveaways in the new year, so stay tuned! And happiest holidays to all!
This week I shared a fun gift guide for pets and pet-lovers on Design*Sponge and it got me thinking about the power gift giving.
There is something so magical about giving. Whether it’s a small trinket, a grandiose gesture, a smile or a compliment, the power of giving can go a long way. I know for a fact that Harvey was the best gift I could have ever received. And while no one actually gifted him to me (sheer kismet brought us together three years ago), he has graced my every day with a love and joy that nothing will ever compare to…blinking red nose and all.
He keeps me in the “present” and that is the best gift anyone could ever give. (Did you like that play on words there? I know I was impressed.)
So in the spirit of giving and holiday cheer, I thought I would give away a hodgepodge of pup goodies for you to share with the lucky dogs in your life.
This is just a small selection of favorite items I came across this past year and it makes me so happy to share them with you, my fellow dog-loving peeps.
Wildebeest Funston To-Go Bowl – Hydrate on the go!
Dogtails Shampoo – All natural and it smells as fabulous as it looks.
blanketID “Too Cool for Drool” ID tag – Our House of Harvey custom design for blanketID. Such a fun collaboration!
Life of Riley Faux Bois Food Bowl (large) – Still haven’t found a bowl I like better than this one.
George Green Stick Chew Toy – Because who doesn’t love a green rubber stick toy?
In order to enter to win this collection of amazing swag, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me the greatest lesson your dog/a dog in your life has ever taught you. And for bonus points – and because it’s a gift we all can enjoy – take a pic of your pup enjoying the holidays and tag @houseofharvey via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I’ll share them via social and on the site!
I’ll select and announce the winner on Friday Dec. 13. Good luck!
Now for the not-so-fine print:
- I will be selecting the winners based on favorite responses…creativity counts!
- You are allowed only one entry per person.
- The giveaway will run from Dec. 10 – Dec. 12, 2013, 11:59 pm PST.
- No P.O. Boxes…sorry.
- Once the winner has been announced, they must email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with correct shipping information in order to receive their prize.
- I wasn’t paid a cent for this promotion. I just believe in great products.
- No purchase necessary
- Void where prohibited.