Saturday, July 27, 2013

Social Pet Saturday: Contests, Turtles, and Pets in Need

So today I have some announcements, educational stuff, fun stuff, and a cry for some help. First, I'll I just give you a heads up that next week, I may be slightly scarce because my family and I are going to Schlitterbahn! If you don't know what Schlitterbahn is, you should totally Google it. It's an awesome waterpark in New Braunfels, TX (about 2 hours away from me) that I've been going to since I was a kid.

This was too cute not to share today! Reminds me of my mother's
battle to keep Shiner off of her couch. 

Anyways, I have lots of stuff to share with you all today so I better get to it.



  • BuildASign Giveaway Winner - Congratulations to Christy H. of Sassmuffins.com on winning our last giveaway! I know Christy will be putting her prize to good use as she'll be showcasing her super cute pet beds at the Austin Pet Expo in 2014. I think she's the only other blogger from the Austin area that I know. 
  • Guest Post at Keep the Tail Wagging - A few days ago, I was a guest contributor on Kimberly Gauthier's fabulous online magazine - Keep the Tail Wagging. If you haven't already, please stop by and read my guest post there - "Heat Exhaustion and Dogs | What Every Dog Parent Needs to Know". 
  • Snouts in the City Photo Contest - First of all, you might have noticed a Snouts in the City badge in my sidebar. I recently became acquainted with them and we worked out a plan to swap blog badges. Anyways, they are having a fun photo contest right now and the prize is a $25 gift card to Petsmart. All you need to do is submit a photo of your dog's style to Snouts in the City. Click here to read the full details of the contest
Photo from SnoutsintheCity.com
Photo via Marcus Couper
  • Pets in Delaware Need Help! - The final thing I have to share is probably the most important. Our friend, Bren from Pibbles & Me, has brought it to our attention that there are about 280 pets in Delaware at Safe Haven (a no-kill shelter) that are in dire need of help! The shelter faces closing at the end of August. They have 50+ dogs that are going to have to be housed outdoors and need supplies to support these animals. You can read the full details at Pibbles & Me here. If you'd like to donate to the cats and dogs of Safe Haven, please visit their donation page at YouCaring here!

20 comments:

  1. Have a great time at the water park. You deserve the break!

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  2. I am still so excited about being the BuildASign giveaway winner! And yes I will put this to very good use! Do have fun in New Braunfels; it's an awesome place. I always loved just tubing down the river there. Hope to see you and your daughter at the Austin Pet Expo next Saturday. I will be there for all the fun, and gathering ideas for next year!

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    1. I hope that maybe I'll see you there too :) It will be lots of fun I think, haven't been to a pet expo before.

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  3. Have fun at the Schlitterbahn! Congrats to all winners! Are there really people who paint the shell of a turtle? Why?

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    1. Thanks Easy! There are some pictures of the painted turtles at Underneath the Shell's post. I have never seen one painted quite like the ones in those pictures but yea people do it =/ I guess because it's "cute".

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  4. Great round up! Have a blast at that water park :-)

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  5. Ann! I want to see LOTS of pics from Schlitterbahn! I've seen the parks on tv and they just look fabulous!

    Congrats to the BuildASign Winner and to you on your guest post over at Kimberly's! Woohoo!! You go girl! I'll have to check out that Snouts thingy. Sounds rather interesting! Oh my, poor turtles! I'll have to peek and see if there are some colorful pics I can share with my bosses gf. She's a turtle-holic!

    Lastly, thanks for mentioning my cry for help. I fear the shelter is failing and am trying my darndest to just get these animals out of there and to safety. There's about 180 dogs, mostly pitties, and about 100 cats so I'm hearing. I haven't been down there lately but there's alot. ;(

    Thanks Ann! Enjoy your day!

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    1. I know! I want to share pictures! I've been thinking about it because I'd rather not carry a camera around. You have to carry an inner tube around for many of the rides in the oldest part of the park which is where I like to ride rides. Maybe if I get a little disposable water camera and where a fanny pack? Idk yet...

      And no problem sharing Safe Haven. I did visit their FB page and it seems like a rather complicated thing, but I wish the best for the animals there.

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  6. We hope you have a good time too at that park. Sounds like great fun. We did not know about not painting turtles but we have never had a turtle. Hope that Safe Haven gets the funds they need to help all those dogs. Take care.

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  7. Concats to your winners. I went and read about the turtles cos TW's ex BF was an artist—he did the mural on my blog post today—and he had 2 turtles put he never painted them. I also pinned the turtle article. Enjoy your vacation. TW wants me to give her a vacation from blogging. I said NO.

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    1. Thanks CK. Glad your human's ex never painted his turtles. Blogging vacations are nice every now and then. Don't work her too hard or she might expire or something!

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  8. Sounds like a fun time coming up...except for the real water stuff MOL!

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    1. Ah well I haven't seen too many kitties at Schlitterbahn. I don't think it's a very popular spot for them.

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  9. have fun at the waterpark Ann photo's would be good if you can,xx Rachel

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    1. I'm sure I'll get at least a couple!

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  10. The water park sounds fab, have a great time

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  11. cool ! have a lot of fun at Schlitterbahn & a lovely week .

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  12. Loved your guest post and today's meme...Have a fun trip!

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