This Thanksgiving, Give Thanks to Your Dog. It’s About #Dogthanking…

Clancy and Sandy celebrating #Dogthanking
Clancy and Sandy celebrating #Dogthanking

November is synonymous with a variety of events. There’s Thanksgiving of course, the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and then there’s the annual National Dog Show, a highlight on the annual dog show calendar and a popular televised event.

This year, on November 14 and 15, 2,000 of the top American Kennel Club sanctioned dogs from across the country representing more than 150 different breeds and varieties will once again compete for best of breed, first in group and, ultimately, the coveted title of Best in Show.

Every one has their own personal list of things to be thankful for. For me, I am always grateful to have my pets around me. When I moved to this country, I came with my family and three cats. The cats were the only constant from “a previous life” and were very instrumental in helping us all settle down and make this our new home.

There is no question that both dogs and cats are a lifeline for so many people. This year, in order to thank the four-legged friends who make our lives so special through November up until the Thanksgiving holiday, Purina is inviting dog owners to log on to Facebook, Twitter or Instagam and tell the world why they are so thankful for their dog.

“For every original post that includes @Purina and the hash tag #dogthanking, Purina will donate one dollar up to $75,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation whose mission it is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.

We all love to post photographs of our pets. After all, it almost qualifies as a national pastime. So once again here’s an opportunity to brag about your fur kids with long term benefits.

Lst year's National Dog Show winner was Nathan the Bloodhound
Last year’s National Dog Show winner was Nathan the Bloodhound. Photo Courtesy The National Dog Show

This post was sponsored by the Nestle Purina PetCare Company. However, all opinions are my own. I only write about topics, events and products that I consider readers will consider useful information and relevant to their interests.




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Sandy Robins - Lifestyle Tip reigning cats and dogs blogsof the DayCats and dogs, just like children, like a schedule in their lives. Do your best to schedule meal times, walks for your dog and indoor game times for both cats and dogs.