Lucy is a Great Dog – Purina Pro Plan “How Great is Your Dog?” Video Contest
Do you ever find yourself getting all choked up about something and feel a little ridiculous about it? You know… greeting card commercials, the hometown hero story, or anything pet related? I just watched a commercial for Purina Pro Plan’s Great Dog campaign, and had to grab a tissue to dry my eyes! I’m not sure if I should be admitting that quite so publicly, but it’s the truth! What is it about our animals… our pets… our furriest family members… our best four legged friends that just pulls out the raw emotion in us? I definitely don’t have the answer to that question, but I know it’s so true for me.
Lucy is our only furry family member (at least for now). I grew up having dogs my whole life, but Lucy was the first PUPPY I ever owned. She was small enough to fit into my arms like a baby when we first brought her home and now she’s big enough to knock me over with her spazzy shows of affection. (ACK! Here comes those watery eyes again! … Whew… okay… I’m good now. )
We had Lucy before we had Atticus… and it took her awhile to realize he was here to stay! I think it’s pretty funny because they definitely have some strange brother-sister type relationship. They have fun together, get annoyed with each other, get in trouble together… and love each other. I love… LOVE watching them play. She lets him put goofy hats on her, read stories to her, and the favorite for both of them – play ball!
Looking back at Atticus and Lucy playing ball is like taking a trip down memory lane. There is Lucy, fetching for Atticus through every sit, scoot, and stumble. She knows to be gentle with him. She is patient with him. She returns it every time knowing that his throws aren’t the 50 yard dashes that she’s hoping for. She makes him burst at the seams with laughter. All of this because she is a great dog.
Okay… now I that I’ve once again started nudging at the pet story water works, it’s YOUR turn. Purina Pro Plan is looking for amazing videos from passionate pet owners showcasing whatever it is that makes their dog great. Do you have a great dog? If you do, go to the Purina Pro Plan YouTube channel and upload a short video (less than 2 minutes in length) showing something that makes your dog great. The winner of the “How Is Your Dog Great?” video contest will have their video shown during the 2013 Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show. How cool is that? They will also receive a trip for 2 (and of course their GREAT dog) to the 2013 Westminister Dog Show (including airfare and hotel), and a one year supply of Purina Pro Plan dog food. So… GET GOING! What is it that makes your dog great? Purina wants to know! (And so do I. J)
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