Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dogs are Winners for Good Reasons

When we enter our dogs in a contest and they do not win they are still winners and for good reasons. A dog does not have to win a Best in Show title or a prize pack to be determined a winner.

Undoubtedly, my Redtick Coonhound will never even enter the Westminster in hopes of winning a trophy as the best in his breed or the best in the show. And when I entered my mixed-breed shelter dog in a photo contest to win a prize pack of Good Reasons dog treats, he was not the winner. A dog named Gabe won first place with a picture story all his own while my Valentino came in as the second place winner.

I did learn, however, that my dog Valentino knows how to win friends and influence people. As I promoted Valentino's photo in order to win votes in the contest, I also watched his daily tally of votes increase. I saw the picture and story of my dog and I on the seashore shared all over the world wide web by friends and by people I did not even know.

Good Reasons Dog Treats

Much to my surprise, a few days after the photo contest, hosted by MyDogLikes and sponsored by Good Reasons, my dog was the recipient of a priority mail call package. Valentino had won the giving spirit of my fellow writer and dog lover friend, Margaret Schindel, who told me...

 "In my book you and Valentino won that contest, so I wanted you to have at least part of the prize."

Good Reasons dog treats arrived for my dog in three flavors, personally selected by Margaret: Charlie's Cheddar Chomps, Gracie's Goodie Two Chews, and Tucker's Tummy Ticklin' Turkey. Valentino immediately pounced on...

No doubt about it, in the future I will purchase additional Good Reasons dog treats so my dog Valentino will be able to taste test all available flavors for he gives his Paws Up! to hounds and these flavorful treats.

Reasons Dogs Are Winners

For me there is no better reason for my dog being considered a winner in my book than through the unconditional love, trust, and respect he has grown to show me since we rescued one another from our life circumstances.  But of course, I shower him with those same key ingredients in our canine - human relationship.

Share the good reasons you feel your dog is a winner!

You can share your winning canine here in the comments. Or, better yet, blog about it and link up with PAWSit Hop Saturday right here on Dog Pawsitive Tidbits.

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