Friday, March 30, 2018

Why My Dog is a Star

Sponsored by Purina.

Today I'm sharing a super fun program for all of you doggy mama's and papa's out there! Purina is inviting dog lovers across the world to share the positive impact dogs make in our lives with their "Every Dog is a Star" program. 

Today I'm sharing why our little Moo is a star. I've had her now for 14 years. She's been with me longer than my husband and my kids. She was my first ever baby and she's been with me through all the most important moments in my life. She was there walking down the aisle with me at our wedding, she was sitting there at the door when we brought both of our babies home from the hospital. She's been there for me through times of sorrow, and joy and she always manages to make me smile no matter what's going on in my life. 

That's why my little Moo is a star. Because she always finds a way to make each and every one of us smile. Whether she's creeping in on one of my videos or IG stories, or making her little faux fur pink bean bag just right by scratching and digging in a perfect little spot for herself to snooze in, she's constantly making our kids laugh and bringing grins to our faces daily. We all have so much love for our sweet little friend. 

She's constantly sitting still and snoozing until I need her to pose on the red carpet. Typical lol. I spent about 20 minutes, tempting her with treats, trying to get her to sit still and look at the camera. This is the best I could get. I guarantee if it was her pink bean bag, she'd be sitting like a perfect little statue haha.

Moo is always by my side. She's so sweet.

Moo in her favorite pink bean bag. I bought it for my daughter but Moo decided it was hers. Lily gave it up with a smile because she thinks it's the cutest thing ever when she sleeps in it (which is a whole lot nowadays... it's tiring being an old lady you know).

My sweet little Moo.

Phoenix loves taking her for walks. And she loves being held by him when she gets pooped out.

So many great adventures with our little Mooshie.

To participate in this fun program and to help raise some major moolah for Mutt-i-Grees, all you need to do is post a photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram showing how your dog is the star of your family! For every original post submitted now through April 8th, using the hashtag #BHDogShow and tagging @Purina, Purina will donate $5 (up to $25,000), to Mutt-i-Grees to help expand the program to more schools around the country. If you're not familiar with Mutt-i-Grees, it's a program run by North Shore Animal League America, that shows children the positive impact pets can have on their lives. It helps teach them important skills like empathy, friendship and kindness through interaction with dogs at shelters. As a mother of two children, I absolutely believe that raising children with animals, teaches them to be kind, to care for others and to respect all lives. Our children love Moo. They love taking her for walks and snuggling with her. She brings them happiness and love and I'm so glad they've spent their entire lives so far, with her in it. It's made them more loving and gentle people, and for that I am forever grateful of my special little Moo. I hope we've made as much of an impact on her life, as she has made on ours. 

You can tune into The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina on April 1st (this Easter Sunday), on USA at 6/5 p.m. ET/CT. You will be able to see the stars of Hollywood, with the stars of the dog world and one dog will be crowned as the 2018 champion. I remember watching dog shows when I was younger and I loved seeing all of the different breeds and how fancy they looked. It's such a fun show for kids to watch! 

I can't wait to see everyone's posts!! I do hope you will join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for reading :) 

Enjoy your Easter weekend with your loved ones and of course, your fur babies too!