How To Make It As A Dog Blogger

Friday, November 6, 2015

"I don't get out of bed for less than ten bones." -Harlow

His diva antics have gotten out of control. I'm not sure how he ended up on every dog product PR list, but he has. And lately, it's been bad. Bad as in the only reason I get the mail right now is to bring in packages for Harlow.

Do you know what it's like to get more mail addressed to your dog than to you? It's somewhat demeaning.

Every day it's something new. Ropes, Kongs, Squeakers, jerky, Pumpkin Treats, there's always something. I put a bunch of new toys he was sent in a bag to bring to an animal shelter and Harlow caught me walking out the door with them and looked at me like, are you serious? Those are mine.

He claims he worked hard for those toys and they belong to him. Can you believe that? He's so entitled it kills me.

So I said, what exactly have you done Harlow?

And his response?

"Without me, this blog wouldn't even exist. Nor would your Instagram. Or Snapchat.  Or any of that other silly stuff you do. I'm what the people want."

And then he grabbed the ice cream cone from my hand and ate it.

It hurts because I know it's partially true. I've raised a blog dog monster. As if everything in life isn't free for him already, you know?

Last week I came home and there was a box big enough to fit two Harlows sitting on our stoop. I don't even assume anything is for me anymore, because it never is.

When I opened it I found a plethora of goodies from Purina. Dog bowls and chew toys and a turkey that doesn't stop squeaking... Harlow was over the moon.

And once I read the note inside, I was pretty excited too. Because Purina is doing something really cool right now and donating $1 to AKC Canine Health Foundation every time someone tweets why they're thankful for their dog. (up to $75,000.)

So I say we make them reach $75,000.

All that you have to do is say why you're thankful for your dog on social media and tag @Purina and use #DogThanking.

And then boom Purina will donate another dollar.

Let's look at some examples.

Dear Harlow, thank you for keeping me in line every day. @Purina #dogthanking

Thanks to Harlow we get a new couch once a year @Purina #dogthanking

I'm thankful for Harlow because he rearranges my rugs every day @Purina #dogthanking

And one more,

Thank you Harlow for putting a smile on my face every day, you make my life happier @Purina #dogthanking

Let's see what you got! Also Happy Friday!!!


  1. Its a rough life being a dog who is so in demand! So cool what Purina is doing, I will definitely be tweeting!

  2. So great of you and Purina to do this! Will be participating!

  3. I totally lol'd when I was watching your snap story and harlow got your cone :)

    Definitely going to be tweeting Purina about why I'm thankful for my dogs!

  4. I love this! Is it for every single tweet? Because Millie teaches me to be thankful for so, thankful to have someone to help me eat all of my popcorn; thankful that I have learned how to sleep with just a little sliver of bed, because that will probably come in handy someday; etc, etc.

  5. This is amazing! Too bad I don't do the Twitter. "thank you harlow for rearranging my rugs every day"....dead!
    If I tweeted I would write, "thank you Burn for leaving a snail trail of drool around the living room from pushing the wicker table around with your snarly tooth" because that is the best part about owning a dog....the constant clean-up. Ahhh keeps me young!
    Happy Friday, my dear!

  6. haha! i wish there were pictures that went along with this! will definitely be tweeting out so the doggies can get some dollhairs!

  7. I love this! I'm sure if my pups could read, they would lobby for me to blog more about them, since they love being spoiled :) Harlow is so cute!

    Hustle & Whoa

  8. My dog is such a diva as well, but I haven't told her she's been featured on my blog. I'm worried it might go to her head.
    I'm so happy to see Purina is doing this. I'll definitely be posting :)

  9. That's such a great idea! I'll definitely be tweeting them!

  10. haha this is the best post. and what a freaking awesome cause.

  11. Ahhh! I love this! Dear Judy, thank you for taking a shit on my new carpet. #dogthanking

  12. Love this! Sheba gets a million packages too. So spoiled!