Friday, April 12, 2013

Follow-up Friday: Monkey Winner, KONG Dog Treats, Photo Contest and More

I'm delighted to be co-hosting the Follow-up Friday blog hop with Heart Like a Dog this week!  Created by Jodi at Heart Like a Dog, this is the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

At Talking Dogs, we've been partying all week.  All the month of April, we're celebrating Jeffie's 7th birthday.  Because of all the "party favors" we're giving away, we have winner's to congratulate and we're also participating in Fido'[s Freebie Friday blog hop which is co-hosted by Dog Tipper, All Things Dog Blog and Doggies and Stuff.

First, we want to congratulate Nellie who won the special Dog Blogger Necklace from For Love of a Dog in the giveaway at Dakota's Den!  Not a winner, but you'd like a necklace like this?  Fetch one at For Love of a Dog! 
They're on sale now!

If you'd like to enter to win a cat blogger version of this necklace, fetch Cat Chat with Caren and Cody.  Hurry!  The giveaway ends soon!  Or you can purchase one at For Love of a Dog.

Next we need to woof about receiving the Versatile Blogger Award from The Daily Dog Blog.  Thank you, Julie!  We'll talk more about this later this month, but we just had to woof a bit today.

2 Black Dogs Too Long at the Shelter:  Adoptable Dogs
Many thanks to those of you who shared this post via social media.  Both dogs are still without homes.  The fact that one has been there for over 5 years simply breaks my heart.  Please continue to share. 

Mischief Monday:  Too Much Party Punch?
In addition to having a laugh at Rudy's expense, we announced the winner of our Monkey GiveawayCongratulations to Jodi! We hope she enjoys her monkey earrings from For Love of a Dog and that Sampson and Delilah enjoy their Skinneeez Big Bite dog toy.

KONG Premium Jerky Dog Treats:  Product Review and Giveaway
If you haven't entered this giveaway yet, Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie think you should.  They LOVE these new, made in the US, KONG jerky treats for dogs.

The "photo shoots" for this giveaway and the one we'll be doing this next Tuesday (new flavors of Good Dog Take Outs) were pretty funny.  After a round or two of taste testing, none of the dogs minded wearing party hats at all.  As they jockeyed for position, a few hats got knocked akimbo and Rosie lost hers a time or two.  I'll share some of the "out takes" on a future blog post.

Jeffie's Birthday Party Pet Photo Contest
Just want to clarify - you do not have to make sure your pet is wearing a party hat in the photo(s) you submit.  And Photoshopped photos are fine with us.  

Join the fun! We've already received some fantastic party photos!  We'll be sharing more each week, plus you'll soon find a Jeffie Birthday Party page here on our Talking Dogs blog.  One (1) winner will be chosen at random ( to win a $25 gift card.

So far, we've got some real party animals joining us!

 Gracie and Cider came to the party from Kelly's Pet Salon in Michigan!

 Gambler is ready to par-tay!   He lives with JoAnn at Sand Spring Chesapeakes in Wisconsin.

 Artie dressed as a Ninja for a Pet Days party at the Harley Dealer and thought why not use this dog-gone good costume again!
 Coco is ready to celebrate!  Coco Chanel Bella is a 7 year old American Cocker Spaniel who lives with Christine.  Jeffie and Rudy are smitten!

Snoopy thought if he got enough birthday balloons, 
he could hitch a ride to Jeffie's party! 

Nibblet (above) and Shiner (below) 
of Pawsitively Pets are pretty in party pink!

What are you waiting for?  
You can see what fun we're having.  Join us!


  1. Hi Sue, great follow-up, thank you for co-hosting the FUF hop with me, it's fun to have you!!

    I wore those monkey earrings yesterday and received many compliments. My mom even loved them so I'm thinking of ordering a pair for her...maybe for mother's day. ;-)

    I think I have a photo of Sampson in a party hat, I'll have to look it up and pass it along, you've planned a wonderful month long celebration in honor of Jeffie's birthday. It's going to be fun!

  2. Woof! Woof! Hope the 2 black dogs find their forever home soon. Mom I think found my barkday hat ... will take photos today or this weekend. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Those are some great photos! So cute.

  4. Aww everyone looks great for the party!

  5. A month long birthday celebration? Lucky dog!

    Very nice looking jewelry. That takes talent! :-)

    How sad that one of those dogs has been there for five years. It always kills me to hear stuff like that. :-(

  6. We hope the black dogs get rescued soon. Great pictures.

  7. Look at all the doggies + rat! They all look pretty and ready to party ;)

  8. Woof! Woof! So excited to get this pawty started! :)

    Big wags,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  9. Great party photos, Gambler is excited to join in the fun! Have a great weekend.

  10. what a great week you have had and this is gonna be one GREAT MONTH!

  11. Congrats to all the winners...Gizmo and I are deciding on his party outfit and we'll get our photo in this weekend

  12. Cuuuute pawrty pics! We want to play along - I just have been so crazy busy. Will try to get a photo together soon!


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