Merry Christmas everyone! We all hope you are having a nice vacation (hopefully you are on vacation) and enjoying time with family, friends, and of course your pets.
The Singing Dogs love Christmas time as they get to hear and sing to their favorite Christmas songs. Here are some Christmas songs that we've recorded that I am sure all of you will enjoy.
O Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
We hope you enjoyed all of our Christmas music videos. If you have a Christmas song request or enjoyed our videos please leave a comment below and let us know. Cody and Sierra love hearing from our fans.
If you are a pet blogger than I am sure you have heard of BarkWorld, a blog and social media conference. BarkWorld is now going strong in it's fourth year and BarkWorld 2013 is just around the corner in August. I would really like to attend BarkWorld 2013… but unfortunately I find myself a bit light on cash at the moment.
Thankfully Pruven, 3M's pet division, is going to sponsor one lucky pet blogger's trip to BarkWorld 2013. This pet blogger doesn't want to go but needs to go BarkWorld.
10 Reasons I Need to Attend BarkWorld 2013
Improve Social Media Skills: Honestly my social media skills are not that impressive. I understand Twitter and I am a TweetDeck user. However, I can't seem to crack how to get a lot of followers and could use some. Having recently attended BlogPaws 2013 I felt a came up a bit short talking with the so-called “Social Media Gurus.” I found they offered no advice I hadn't heard before and didn't give me clear answers to many of my questions. If I attend BarkWorld I know I will pick-up some better skills from speakers and other bloggers there.
New People and New Connections: For anyone that has attended a blog conference before you know all the great people you meet and connections you make. Making friends in the real world translates to good friends online which can really help catapult a blog. I'd love to meet make connections with pet companies, brand, rescue groups, and other bloggers so that the Singing Dogs are more well known.
Take Blogging to the Next Level: I already feel like my blogging and writing skills are pretty good. You should never stop learning and gaining new skills especially if you are competing online. Attending blog conferences, such as BarkWorld 2013, will really up my blogging game and take it to the next level. I need to be successful online since I really don't want to get a real job. You know, since real jobs kinda suck.
Help Rescue Groups: Every since I discovered Sierra and Cody's singing talents I have hoped that I could use it to raise money for animal groups and shelters. In addition I have hoped that I could use it to raise awareness about animal abuse. I haven't quite figured out how to do this and I know attending BarkWorld 2013 I could talk with rescue groups and organizations about any ideas. (Sierra and Cody are divas when performing live and we can't use pop songs due to copyright issues.) I'd love to help animals in need since that is why Singing Dogs was started.
I can Teach: Having attended other blog conferences I know I can teach other bloggers a lot. I truly believe the value you get out of these events is not only learning but giving back to others who need help. It pleases me when I show people resources or tools they have never heard of before. Having bloggers willing to teach others makes the a blog conference better in my opinion.
My Session Summaries: My BlogPaws 2013 Pro Session summary was as detailed and comprehensive as you can get. (If anyone can find a more detailed summary of the talks shoot me an email.) If I attended BarkWorld I would write a similar summary of my various thoughts about the talks and sessions. This not only helps other bloggers and potential attendees asses how useful BarkWorld is but would also make future BarkWorld conferences even better.
I am a Dude: There seems to be a lot more female pet bloggers out there than guys. Therefore a lot more women will be attending BarkWorld than guys, which is not necessarily a bad thing. I need to go to BarkWorld to make sure that everyone is aware that guys also love animals too even if we don't show it quite as much by starting a blog about it. Of course I did.
Visit Atlanta: I think Atlanta is a great city and would love to visit again. Quite honestly it is much cleaner than Baltimore and I don't mind not having to worry about crime all the time. It is also dog friendly.
Cody and Sierra Assume I am Going: My dogs already think I am heading to BarkWorld. Would you want to disappoint them? 🙂
Hopefully the generous, smart, and attractive (I can only assume) people from Pruven will agree with all my points here. I know there are a lot of people vying for the BarkWorld free trip but I truly hope I am at least considered with this blog post.
BarkWorld 2013 is set for August 22-24th in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are $129 if you purchase before July 31st and at-the-door tickets are $169. (There are additional fees too.) That is reasonable pricing for a blog conference since most are $500+ for a weekend not including hotel and airlines expenses.
Even though BarkWorld 2013 is a reasonably priced I could use help in getting my way paid. Hopefully we will but I will be ok if we don't win too.
I've decided to start to start posting about dogs that need homes. While I mainly focus on English Shepherd rescue I hope that all dogs and pets can find loving homes.
Ambrosia kicked cancer, but she needs your help to kick homelessness.
It took two surgeries to remove her mammary glands, but every awful malignant cell is gone! And to think that could have been avoided had she been spayed. But she is healthy and spayed now, not to mention current on her vaccinations, house- and crate-trained, a doll on a leash, and a total lady in the car. And her foster parents say she’s going to make some lucky family very, very happy.
Originally pulled from Cleveland Animal Control by the Tennessee Humane Animal League-Pet Placement Center, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brobee – as her friends affectionately call her – is a petite, 45-pound, two-to-three year-old pit bull terrier mix. At some point in her life, she suffered a leg injury that didn’t heal properly. So now she looks a little bow-legged on one side, but it certainly doesn’t slow her down. Nothing keeps her from enjoying a game of fetch
Besides fetch, Brobee also adores her squeaky toys. You can hear her squeaking away almost all day long. Something else she loves? Being coddled, cradled, and rocked like a baby! It’s true – you can trim her nails, examine her, give her a bath … she’s fine with it all as long as she has your arms around her.
Perhaps the only sticky point with Brobee is her choosiness about canine friends. In general, she doesn’t want any. That’s why her foster family can’t adopt her. They have four rescues already. But Brobee shows a gentle attentiveness to their elderly, sight-impaired Chihuahua mix. It’s hit or miss, so it’s probably easier if she’s an only pet.
You can read a whole lot more about Ambrosia here.
Can you please welcome this sweet cancer survivor into your family today? If you’re sold on bringing this little lady home with you, please contact Nan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 290-5159.
1-800-PetMeds is running their “Next Pet TV Star Contest” for choosing the next dog or cat (I assume) that will be featured in their newest TV commercial. On top of your pet being in a TV commercial you will win $1000 (seriously… I a company like 1-800-PetMeds could have sprang for a lot more money!) and be flown down for 3 days and 4 nights to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a tour of the 1-800-PetMeds headquarters with all expenses paid.
Since this sounds like a pretty awesome contest, I deiced to enter Cody and Sierra. Instead of trying to pose them in a cute or funny picture I looked through my massive library of dog pictures. I thought I would just use this picture we took of the wonderful handmade dog outfit's made by Ada Nieves. These outfits were given to my dogs as a gift from Anderson Cooper when we were on his show “Anderson” last year.
What I like best about the picture is it says something about the dog's experiences. It also shows the stark contrast between Cody and Sierra. Cody looks a little embarrassed to be wearing a dog tuxedo but Sierra was quite taken with the dress she had and was happy to be posing for the camera. She knows she is a photogenic dog!
Hopefully this photo will be our ticket for winning the Grand prize and be in the TV commercial, win the money, and the trip to Florida. Cody and Sierra deserve more TV time in my opinion. The first place winner recieves a lifetime supply of flea and tick medication and the second place winner will get to choose a petgear product.
If you are interested in entering the contest visit the 1-800-PetMeds Contest site to upload a picture of your pet. You can also use Twitter and Instragram to enter the contest simply by using the hashtag, #PetMedsTVstar, when uploading a picture.
The contest runs through November 14th 2012 to November 28th, 2012. The public voting period is between November 29th to December 14th, 2012
Just make sure to submit a good picture as it will be hard to beat Cody and Sierra in this pet contest! 🙂