Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday Thanks

   As we begin a new year, I wanted to make sure that I didn’t have any things left unsaid from 2014.  Actually, I wanted to make sure that I had said thank you to all of the blogs where we have won some wonderful prizes.  If you follow me on a regular basis (and I hope that you do), you know I love to enter contests.  What I usually do when a prize is delivered is set it on the guest bed and leave it there until we take the appropriate photos.  This is a great system…usually.
   In the case of a couple of these great items, they were not put on the “To be photo’d” bed pile.  That’s because they were put aside for special purposes.  I’ll explain as I show you my treasures.

   That was the case in this “must-have” dog and cat book.  I was ecstatic about winning “The Truth about Dog and Cat Treatments and Anomalies” by Robert L. Ridgeway, DVM.  My blogging friend, Caren from Dakota's Den and Cat Chat with Caren and Cody reviewed and held a giveaway for this 5 star book.  When it arrived, I scanned through it and realized I need to keep this book at my fingertips.  I immediately put it with my books that I keep for constant references with my work.  If you aren’t familiar with this handbook, let me tell you it can really be a lifesaver.  Dr. Ridgeway covers over 150 different pet medical subjects and includes dosage instructions, so you can react with confidence.  When we travel, this book will be in Bentley’s dog bag.  You can read Caren’s review here.  Thanks so much Caren, Dakota, and Cody!      

You may have noticed this next prize among Bentley’s birthday gifts. That is why it has taken me so long to acknowledge it.  When I entered to win the bone white treat jar from Sweet Pea Kitchens, I thought it had such a pretty and clean look.  When it arrived, it was even better!  I immediately knew it was going to be one of Bentley’s “fancier” birthday gifts.  We currently use Pierre’s treat jar, but it will be moving with him.  That will leave a perfect place on the kitchen counter for this beautiful jar.  I am a huge fan of Sweet Peas Kitchen and reviewed their delicious “Oh My Apple Pie” dog treats.  They also have a fantastic assortment of treat jars for your dog or cat.

  One of my new Twitter and blogging friend is Holly from The Hair of the Dog (is on my Black Pants).  If you haven’t discovered her blog, check it out here.  She is a super sweet pet lover and it’d be great if you would visit her to welcome her to BlogPaws and Blogville!  She recently held a Twitter contest and I won this precious Westie ink pen.  It will be added to my daughter’s gift basket for when we return Pierre.  She will be thrilled to have it.  Thanks so much Holly and continued success.

   I have followed some of my favorite blogs since being introduced to pet blogging.  Sand Spring Chesapeakes is one of those incredible sites that I never miss.  JoAnn lives with her husband and three of the most beautiful Chesapeake Bay Retrievers ever.  The have the awards to back me up on that!  I don’t know much about hunting or field trials, but what I do know, I’ve learned from JoAnn.  If you aren’t already a fan of her and the gang, click here and you will become one!  She even has a cool cat named M.K.  We were lucky enough to win a handmade paracord leash and matching collar from the glorious Glory’s birthday bash!  I chose purple and gold colors for our beloved LSU team.  It fits perfect and I love it!  Thanks so much to JoAnn and Glory.

   Another beautiful prize I received is from Asia of Destiny’s Dog Blog.  She had a contest and the prize was a gorgeous handmade necklace.  Asia gave me a chance to tell her a bit about myself to help her choose the stones.  She also asked about my favorite colors and the proper length.  When it arrived, I couldn’t have selected anything more perfect for myself.  You know how sometimes you see a piece of jewelry and think that it looks like you?  That is how this necklace turned out.  It is one of my favorites and I wear it every chance.  Thank you Asia and Destiny.

    My last thank you goes out to BlogPawsTwitter Chat as well as Castor and Pollux Natural PetWorks.  I won the top prize and it was a doozie!  Bentley was incredibly excited when the  deliveryman came to our door with a huge box.  Following me into the kitchen, he put paws on the table and his nose went to work sniffing as I unpacked cans, and bags of drool-worthy Organix food and treats.  I made the mistake of storing everything in the laundry room with their other food when it first arrived.  It was torture of both he and Pierre.  They talked me out of one can before the photo shoot and devoured it.  Now, they can enjoy the other cans and bags since we’ve taken the photos.  Tomorrow’s lunch is going to cause major excitement!  We just have to figure out which taste they want to try.  We have Carved Turkey Dinner w/ Fresh Carrots and Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Wing and Thigh w/Fresh Harvest Sweet Potatoes, Tender Chicken Dinner w/White Potatoes & Apples, and Shredded Chicken Dinner w/ Fresh Cut Potatoes.  Tough choice, right?  Guess what else?  We have to choose between Jerky Chip Cookies in Oatmeal & Salmon flavor or Oatmeal & Beef.  As if that isn’t enough, we have a bag of Chicken, Brown Rice and Flaxseed dry food!  Oh, decisions, decisions.  Prizes are just one of the fun things about Tuesday’s #BlogPawsChat.  It is great way to make new friends and discover awesome companies like Castor & Pullox!
   I once again say thank you to everyone for these incredible prizes.  I will do better in 2015 with my acknowledgement turnaround time if I am lucky!  I wish all of my readers a lucky 2015.
I am excited to co-host Thoughtless Thursday with my awesome friends Ruckus the Eskie andLove is being owned by a Husky.  Drop in to see them along with these other fun thoughtless blogs!


  1. Lots of good stuff! I love that cookie jar - it is way cute!

  2. Congratulations on all the wins! I agree with Ann...the cookie jar is very nice!!

  3. What wonderful items. I am a big fan of reading materials, so the book looks very interesting to me. I may go find a copy.

  4. I never thought of putting everything in one round up post...great idea but I would have to remember it all which would be tough over 12 months. Nevertheless, we are most thankful at my house that my mom met your pawrents and we get to meet this year.

  5. So nice of you to acknowledge the prizes and link to the blogs that offered them. I will visit Hair of the Dog to welcome a new blogger. I remember when I started blogging and how important those first followers were to me. And every follower is still treasured - we do a little happy dance each time! Amy and Toby of Terra Toby

  6. You really rocked out some nice stuff, congrats on all the winnings. Thank you for the very special shout out, it was really nice and I thank you for that. You displayed the collar and leash so nicely, I should take a lesson from you and display my stuff better, lol. Enjoy all your stuff. I just love your blog too!

  7. WOW! Look at all that fabulous stuff!!
    **cough couch** horseshoe!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. That is an awesome selection of prizes!! YAY westie pen!!! :D

  9. What great treasurers you won! It's always nice to say thank you...I need to do better with that in 2015 too! Happy Thursday!

  10. I sure hope you play the lottery as you definitely have a strong lucky streak going!

  11. Wow, Melissa, you won a lot of prizes! Good for you! Here's to a great 2015!

  12. Thanks for the shout out and we are so glad that you are enjoying the book! Don't feel bad about being behind on "thank yous' there are a few things from 2014 that we haven't gotten to either! It's so hard keeping up!

  13. Awesome winnings! I always run behind doing my thank yous too, we always want to get those photos which takes more time!
    I love that cookie jar, I will have to check that company out. All of our dogs have JoAnn's collars and leashes now and they are our absolute favorites.

  14. Yes, it sure it fun to win prizes. You've won some great ones.

  15. Those sure are some great prizes!! We won some good ones this past year too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Wow, are you the luckiest Blogger in the Blogosphere or what?! These are some awesome prizes! That white treat jar is my fave - Luv it!

  17. What lovely stuff you've won over the last year! You definitely have a lot of luck. I adore that treat jar especially!

    P.S. Speaking of prizes, do you know what ever happened with the Revitamil (not sure I spelled that right) stuff? We never got ours.

    1. Oh No! I am not sure, but I will check right away. I'm so sorry that happened. I will let you know a.s.a.p.

  18. OMD, am I late in finding and replying to this post!! Thanks so much for the lovely shout-out, Melissa! I'm so glad you like the necklace. Hope you're still enjoying it! :)


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