Happy November! This month features both Thanksgiving and the National Dog Show, so see what I've picked as the show stoppers and tummy fillers and click through the slideshow.
My standing-water paranoia continued this weekend as North strutted his stuff as a Frog Prince on an unusually balmy Sunday afternoon. I didn't have a cool drink on hand for our long walk, so I was luring him away from random bowls on the street before sneaking him into a corner shop to buy a sports-capped water bottle for us to share. It made me wish we had something like this in our town — do you?
Source: Flickr User richardmasoner
Halloween is over but I'm still giving you a few more days to upload your pets' cute costume shots to the community group! Sunday welcomed the annual Halloween Dog Costume Parade in Long Beach and I'm already inspired for next year by some of the standouts. Doggie Twister, Abe Lincoln and a Bulldog Kissing Booth? Looks like an amazing time.
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It's time to get clever! A picture is worth a thousand words, but those messages vary from person to person. Look at all these cats — what do you think this felines are thinking, feeling, or doing in this pic? Offer your sayings, quotes, or even a costume name for this funny photo in your comments below, and I'll do a roundup next week of some of my faves.
Riddle me this: it's winter and basically subzero temps outside BUT you're tired of wearing a plain-Jane-sensible jacket (that, let's face it, kind of looks like a less-fitted sleeping bag). So what's a freezing fashionista to do?
Easy! Enter to win the latest and warmest gear from Columbia, of course. Five lucky winners will get Columbia's Kaleidaslope Jacket featuring Omni-Heat. Omni-Heat uses little silver dots (kind of like a space blanket) applied to the inside of the jacket to reflect heat back to you. It's also breathable, so you'll never OVER heat. Each jacket jackpot winner will also get the Peak Ascent Peruvian Hat (also armed with Omni-Heat technology) to keep your brain-freeze at bay.
Tell us how you will put the Columbia Kaleidaslope jacket and Peak Ascent Peruvian hat to use. Leave a comment below for a chance to win.
- ARIES: March 21st - April 19th
Your pet senses your boldness on Monday, and the two of you make an unstoppable force. You're a stickler for the details on Tuesday and Wednesday, so if you're in charge of a pet-related project, be sure to keep things as organized as possible. Your sense of fairness drives you to help animals on Thursday and Friday, and these are good days to put your own pet first. The weekend brings a pet mystery. If you're the first to solve it, you may get a prize.
- TAURUS: April 20th - May 20th
Your arrogance gets in the way of simple pet-related tasks on Monday. Show that you mean business on Tuesday and Wednesday, though, or you and your pet might be pushed to the back of the line. Thursday and Friday are good days to seek an impartial judge to help you solve a pet dilemma with a friend or family member, but it's your own inner strength that guides you through difficult pet times on Saturday and Sunday.
- GEMINI: May 21st - June 21st
You voice your pet opinions loud and proud on Monday - don't let anyone silence you! You have a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it on Tuesday and Wednesday, so try not to let your pet get lost in the shuffle. Your focus is on fairness as you navigate new territory with your animal pal on Thursday and Friday. Don't let them take second place if they really deserve first. If you're thinking of investing money in a pet-related project, Saturday and Sunday are good days to do some research.
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Let's kick off the morning by playing the Which Pet Is Cuter? game — I know I could use a smile right now. This face off shows two pets side by side, and it's up to you to click on the one you think is the cutest. Each time you select the pet with the higher "cuteness" score — based on our audience's votes (we don't have a secret cute meter) — your score adds up! Need I mention, every time you play, you're eligible to win big? We'll be giving away a $500 grand prize every month — you must be logged in, and you'll be entered once each time you play. (Check out the official rules here.)
If you think your pet has a winning mug, you can add him to the site, and he can be added to the game. Keep 'em coming because I love seeing new pets on our site!