Friday, August 07, 2015

Going to the Dogs!

4:15 p.m. Beast! #adayinthelifephotochallenge

This past week, I've spend way too much time on pet adoption sites looking at kittens. I'm convinced that Mel-B needs a cat buddy since Kato died a few weeks ago. She's been overly affectionate and has even let the kids see her which is unlike her because she is terrified of the children. 

Beas-ick!

Earlier this week, I found the cutest kitten, Anakin and was showing his picture to Molly. I've decided to enlist the children in my quest for a kitten because there is no way that Scott can deny his children a kitten, right? Anyway, I pull up Anakin's photo to show Molly and she says, "Oh yea, he's cute but we already have a cat. We need to get a dog. Let's look at dog photos and get one of those." Molly is super dog obsessed and talks about how she is going to get a dog, a big, yellow one. She never waivers from this decision. She is 100% certain that we are getting a big, yellow dog. I'm just trying to hold her off until she is 5 before we get serious about getting a dog. 

I might however take her to a fun event this weekend that caters to dogs and their owners. Natural Balance Pet Foods is hosting the 'Natural Character Cafe' which is Seattle's first pop-up "doggie foodie station" where dogs can sample a wide variety of wholesome Natural Balance food and treats specially formulated to bring out their one-of-a-kind personalities. There are sure to be some great dogs at this event and if you have a dog, you should take your pup for some treats! They will, surely, thank you. 

NaturalCharacters

***EVENT DETAILS***

Denny's Pet World

12534 120th Ave NE. Kirkland, WA 98034
Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sunday, August 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
More details can be found at www.naturalcharacters.com


PUP PERSONALITY

Natural Balance has partnered up with Learndipity Data Insights to conduct a survey of 1,015 U.S. dog parents on “pup personality,” and what they found is doggone fascinating. 

It turns out, dogs exhibit many of the same emotional behaviors often considered to be unique to people. 

THEY HAVE GOOD DAYS...

*99% believe their dogs feel happiness
*93% believe their dogs smile

...BUT THEY GET STRESSED OUT, TOO

90% believe their dogs worry
79% believe their dogs feel embarrassment 

HUMAN AND CANINE PERSONALITIES COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER

*66% of extroverted people have extroverted dogs
*Only 28% of introverted people have extroverted dogs

DOGS AND PEOPLE SHARE A DEEP EMOTIONAL BOND

*79% of dog parents say their dog actively attempts to comfort them
*55% say their dog looks at them with loving eyes
*52% say their dog senses it when they are sad

To see more doggie personalities in action and share your own canine character, visit [www.naturalcharacters.com]. 
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