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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Giveaway/Contest! ENTER NOW!

Hey furry following friends!
Please all followers KEEP READING THIS POST, you have a chance to enter to win some cool prizes (furry fun dog toys, treats, and something cool for your humans too)! That's right:
It's time for the HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!
Though the dog toys my raiser ordered for the giveaway haven't come in the mail yet - my raiser has decided to start this giveaway/contest TODAY on December 1st 2010! Pictures of items in person will be posted upon arrival - pictures below of prizes were taken from the online store.
At first I was going to just do a giveaway (one fur the humans & one fur the dogs), but my raiser gave me a furry fun idea - and I'm now doing a CONTEST instead! (a very easy contest at that!).
Instead of picking the winners at random... my raiser will be picking the 5+ best contest entries - then letting her family pick the 2 grand winners of my contest!
So you have a furry good chance at winning... if you enter the BEST entry in this contest :)
Wanna know what the furry cool prizes are?? ...

Giveaway One: Dog Fun Pack (pictures below)
The Dog Fun Pack will include a leopard squeaker "mat" dog toy (a stuffed toy with SIXTEEN squeakers in it!), a set of 3 puppy face squeaker dog toys, some store bought treats AND homemade dog treats straight from our kitchen (won't be made 'til right before the prize is sent out), and maybe some other surprises along the way!

Giveaway Two: Humans Only
The humans Only prize includes a very cute (pictured below) cooking apron; my raiser does owns one - and would wear it to town if she could! This would be the perfect addition to your kitchen; and you could even cook your furry cute fella a dog treat or two! My raiser also may include some of her homemade Goat Milk Soap (which would be dog themed), but more on that later though.

Ready to see what you furry fellows have to do to get those AWESOME prizes??

Rules by my furry cool Raiser:
1. In order to be entered in 1 or both giveaways all you need to do is write a very short poem that is Christmas/Holiday & DOG (or pet) themed!

**Please note the poem can be AS SHORT or AS LONG as you want! It won't change you chance of winning!**

2. Once you write the poem (long or short) please either post it in a comment on THIS POST or email it to me at guidedogawareness AT yahoo DOT com (please make sure to include your blog address in the email), if you do email me the poem - Rudy would still love for you to leave a comment on this post!
3. If you email the poem to me I'll be sure to email you back to let you know I've received it; some of you may rather choose emailing the poem - unless you don't mind others seeing your poem BEFORE the contest ends

4. If you are considering entering this contest please be sure to do so - the more entries the BETTER! It won't take long at all to write up a fun little poem. I'll even be sure that Rudy posts reminders about this contest repeatedly through the time it's "open"!

**Depending on how many entries I get, decides whether or not Rudy will (or won't) be doing another giveaway/contest!**

5. Please note in the comment you leave on this post (with your poem or without) what prize pack you'd like to win (either or both!). By writing a poem & entering it in this contest you can be entered into BOTH contest prizes - or you can choose to just be entered into one. But please note that in the comment!! (Whether you'd like to be entered in the Dog Lovers Pack, the Humans Only pack, or BOTH)

6. Whether or NOT you enter this contest PLEASE pass this post along; publish the information on your blog & let all your blogging pals know! We want Rudy's first Holiday Giveaway to be a huge hit!

7. Please make sure to email me with ANY questions pertaining to the contest (guidedogawareness AT yahoo DOT com) we want all of you guys to participate!
I know I have OVER 200 followers - so Rudy better get a WHOLE bunch of entries :)

8. Contest starts TODAY (12-1-2010) and will be ending in 2 weeks (12-15-2010)

I'm handing the post back over to Rudy now -

So do you guys understand the rules? Make sure to email my raiser with any questions you may have, I want ALL of my furry friends to participate in this contest, it will only take like a minute to write a poem - so make sure to enter! Post/email me your poem NOW! (please!)
Enjoy the pictures below of some of the items for prizes - they look soo cool!
The dog with a blog
Dog Lovers pack includes:
Tasty Treats
Picture of dog treats, some are stacked up and tied with a brown ribbon

3 puppy face dog toys
Picture of 3 dog toys; they are cute puppy faces in the color of red, green & white

1 leopard "mat" 16 squeaker dog toy
Picture of the leopard mini squeak blanket dog toy; it has SIXTEEN squeakers in it!

Humans Only includes:
1 awesome apron
Picture of the women's apron up for giveaway; it is trimmed with black/white striped & has a flowery print

And maybe some Goat Milk Soap too
Picture of a bar of my goat milk soap with a puppy laying on a pillow beside a bone on top (the puppy is also soap!)


Raiser Erin said...

how very cool! I'm starting to think of poems right now. :)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Furry khlever!


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! What a great FUN Holiday contest. Guess What??? We have 2-3 more posts before we go on our holiday break again n one post will be a poem. We plan to post it by the end of next week. Will definitely send you a copy via email. My doggie chef mom will LOVE the apron and/or the goats milk soap (is it safe to use on me? - I do use goat milk shampoo). Golden Thanks. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

pam said...

Ode To Bobo and Meja

Oh where oh where would I be
Without the love of Bobo and Me...............................ja
Would I be like a tuna
on the Chicken of the Sea

I don't think so cause I don't like water

Where oh where would I be
without these dogs I love so much
certainly crazy
and out of touch

(ahem??? mommy how is that different than now??? - bobo and meja)

They kept me alive
when I didn't want to go on
knowing their Papi
would never come home

So to Bobo I say
thanks for straddling me
and letting me cry rivers of tears
onto your self then so wee

And to Meja who was always Papi's girl
you look at me sometimes
and I think that you know
that now you're the apple of my eye
As we grow so we grow...

Oskar said...

Oskar has written a Haiku for his poem entry:

Santa's arrival
Oskar patiently awaits
Hoping for goodies!

We are interested in entering both giveaways. Thanks for hosting them!

Nubbin wiggles,

Oskar said...

Oh yeah & I'll try to get my mom person to remember to do a post about this on my blog tomorrow!

Nubbin wiggles,

Dexter said...

OK, I got it. Are you ready?

The holidays are here at last
And Mango's gonna have a blast.

There's food and cards and pressies for all!
But PeeWee just wants his tennis ball.


ocmist said...

We will have Grammy email our poem to you and we will be putting it on our blog in the next day or two along with the announcement of your contest. Sounds like you've already got some neat poems! The Country Corgis

Busy Buttons said...

What a great idea for a contest! Here's my poem...I call it, "An Important Reminder"


Santa Paws is coming
Just as long as we’re all good
So we have to mind our parents
And behave as we should.

If we all can make it
The payoff is sublime
But we all must behave
…Most of the time!

Cookies, treats, and dog beds
Some fun squeaky toys
Oh, you know I love those
And their squeaky noise!

So no misbehaving, please
Or Santa won’t appear.
We just can’t have a repeat
Of what happened last year!

Don’t chase the neighbor.
No puking on the bed.
We shouldn’t chew on slippers.
Only eat what we’re fed.

Keep those all in mind, of course,
But most importantly,
This year no one potty
On our Christmas tree!

Busy Buttons said...


Ta dah! I posted about your contest on my blog. *wags*

jen said...

We heard about your contest from Busy Buttons.
What a great idea!

Elijah said...

Okay, I'd like to be in for the dog lovers pack. I'll try to think up a good poem and send it to you.

jen said...

Ok we have our poem.
We are sending it to you via email
and are interested the dog lover's pack.

ocmist said...

OK... We did our post today about your contest and posted our poem, too. Grammy is going to email it to your Mom as well! Thanks for doing this cute contest! The Country Corgi Crew

Unknown said...

We heard about your contest from Mango and my mom is scratching her head now. Hope she can come out with something useful!!!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Me came from 'da Mango blog
You may tink of me as a Pug dog...

For I am not a Pug at all~

Me's a puppy mastiff
Yous need to get past'dis~

Me wants one of 'dose dog face toys
For I's have been a very good boys~

So 'dat was me poem hope you like lots

If not me's blow me nose wits lots of pug...errr..mastiff snots!

hu hu's :)

Anakin Mini Mastiff Man

Golden Samantha said...

Furry great idea for an xmas contest! We will meditate upon a poem and returns before it's too late! Loves the ones posted here!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hi Rudy, Corbin sent me over. Here is my Poem:
By Frankie Furter

You have got to go.

Doris Sturm said...

Very cool contest - thanks Rudy! (and your raiser friend)

Gizzy and I will put on our thinking cap and get back with you in a little while with our peom!

Lots of love,
Doris and Gizzy

Doris Sturm said...

Ok, here I am - after collaboration with Gizzy, we decided we like this one best, so here's my contribution to the poetry contest. It's free form poetry, so it does not rhyme:

When I look at my dog
I see poetry in motion and
It occurs to me that
If one could weigh Love,
I would not be able to carry
My 10 lb dog!

Doris Sturm said...

p.s. Please enter me for the doggy gifts only;

My e-mail address:


Good luck to everyone!

Joey said...

OK, I emailed my entry. I still want to come up with a better one.

Unknown said...

I am posting my poem...you can also find it on my blog, www.acanineopines.blogspot.com! I would like to be entered the dog-only contest. Thanx!

Dogs are like Christmas

A Christmas Eve when I was young
I slept by the fire where the stockings were hung
Then along came Santa down the flue
In a whisper he said, “I have a secret for you.”

Dogs are like Christmas every day of the year
Bringing joy to their loved ones, always being sincere
Quickly back up the flue and onto his sleigh
“On Dasher, on Dancer…” Santa was gone and away.

I sat and I pondered what the jolly man said
While symbols of Christmas danced in my head
At last I saw it from Santa’s point of view
Dogs ARE symbols of Christmas all the year through!

Like the shining star ever so bright
That faithfully guided on the cold winter’s night
A dog will lead you through life’s bad and life’s good
As any devoted companion should.

Like the bell that chimes for the sheep as they roam
Helping the shepherd call his flock home
A dog’s love and trust you will immediately earn
And to your side, he will always return.

Like the candle, a beacon in the dark
A dog will inspire or warn with a bark
And like the wreath, a symbol that love has no end
A dog will always remain man’s best friend.

Busy Buttons said...

Sorry -- just realized that I forgot to specify a prize pack. I'd say doggie-pack only 'cause Mom doesn't cook much. *snickers*

Abhishek Duggal said...

The Holiday is here,
I'm filled with glee.
I see snow everywhere,
And it makes me happy.
I love Christmas,
I love the treats.
Wish you a merry Christmas,
To you as well as your furry family!

I'd like to be entered into BOTH contest prizes.

Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

Ronnii said...

Mee would likes to enter da doggy contest. Mee is so excitamagated cos dis bee da furst contest mees has evver entered. Heer is mi poem

A good time be coming Or so Mee hear
Mee heard it be da very best time ov year
Mee would count if Mee had fingers or thumbs
The days until Santy Paws comes !


Richie said...

Hey dere Rudy, I has posted my poem on my blog yu can find it here

I will add it here too under this comment
xx xx

Richie said...

My Letter To Santy Paws by Richie

This year it will be different,

the first in our forever home.

I wonder what he’ll bring us,

stuffies, a ball or a juicy bone.

We don’t need much if honest,

‘Cos’ we havs the best fing ever.

A loving home wiv pawrents,

he couldn’t top that NEVER !

A family who luvs us lots,

what more could two dogs ask.

Well loving homes for every dog,

now thats a massive task.

So Santy our list is simple,

please let the whole world know.

So many don’t have what we do,

lets find them all somewhere to go.

Hopes yu like it
xx xx

Unknown said...

we emailed our poem over :)


Anonymous said...

Great contest. I am having fun reading all the entries.

Corbin said...

I've thought long and hard about what I was going to write! I blogged about your contest a few days ago, and now I finally have my entry for the doggie prize!

Here it is:
I broke a toy that Emmett had,
Somebody snitched on me.
I brought dirt into Mommy’s bed,
Somebody snitched on me.
I drooled my water on Daddy’s floor
Somebody snitched on me.
I chewed at the rug until it tore,
Somebody snitched on me…

I’m getting nothing for Christmas,
Sandy Paws thinks I’ve been bad.
I’m getting nothing for Christmas,
And this makes me very sad.

I played the bitey on foster sister,
Somebody snitched on me.
I let a growl out at next door Mister
Somebody snitched on me.
I knocked over Mommy’s plants,
Went in the bedroom and ate her pants,
Dug up the yard to find some ants,
Somebody snitched on me.

I’m getting nothing for Christmas
Sandy Paws thinks I’ve been bad.
I’m getting nothing for Christmas,
And this makes me very sad.

So next year I’ll be good, whatever I do,
Because if I’m not, my toys will be few,
Sandy Paws won’t even bring me two!
And, again, I’ll get nothing for Christmas!

ps. I really enjoyed reading everyones entries!

Sarah and Romeo said...

Here's my attempt:

Twas the night before christmas
and all through our house
every dog seemed to be eager
to squeak their stuffed mouse

All their stockings were hung
filled with bisquits and toys
the girls were patient
but not those boys!

The tree was lit
and the presents were wrapped
so while waiting for Santa
They decided to nap

mel @ Hitch Hollow said...

loving all the doggy themed poems.. what a fun contest !