Every so often someone (usually a non-dog person) tells me Honey is spoiled. It always bugs me.
Honey isn’t spoiled. She just…
needs to continually care for her dog fur farm on our furniture.
wants to taste our food to make sure it’s not poisoned.
knows we’ll never be fully comfortable on the bed if we can move our arms and legs freely.
assumes that an hour-long session of tug or fetch will keep us from getting arthritis as we age.
barks at random during the most exciting part of a movie to test our hearing.
knows that chewed up cardboard boxes are more easily recycled into new products.
feels she can do a better job than any bus boy to clear food from under a restaurant table.
understands that if aliens try to pull me into their space ship, she’ll have a better chance of keeping me down if she’s already sitting on my lap.
forces me to go for a walk while I’m on the computer so I don’t get carpal tunnel syndrome.
wants to greet every person who walks by so I have the optimal number of social interactions to keep me mentally and physically healthy.
licks my yogurt cup out so I don’t waste precious water cleaning it for the recycling bin.
knows meat isn’t good for humans to eat.
What can I say? She gives and she gives and she gives. No one has ever had such a self-less doggy.
Pamela’s not competitive. She just…
hates to lose.
The Go Pet Friendly blog is running some fun competitions. In their usual Friday Pet Photo Challenge, if you can tell where Ty and Buster are posing, you might win a Go Pet Friendly calendar. I have mine and it’s adorable. There’s nothing more fun than turning a new month to see where Ty and Buster have been.
But Go Pet Friendly is also hosting their unique version of March Madness brackets—the Best City for Pet Travelers competition.
If you feel left out this time of year as your office becomes insane with college basketball, you can cast your votes for the best pet-friendly cities to visit. I had a fabulous time listening to my husband’s quirky impressions of places he’s never visited (just what do you have against California, anyway? It’s a gorgeous, diverse state.)
I’ve nominated Cape May, New Jersey and am in a hot competition against Boise, Idaho. Yes, North America’s oldest seaside resort is going head to head with the home of the Taco Bell Arena (yawn!). I bet they don’t even allow dogs into the arena. Yo quiero Taco Bell Arena anyone?
So if you
- love a temperate seaside resort with loads of outdoor, pet-friendly dining
- or are at least mildly curious about what kind of trash talk Pamela can unleash in this competition (Mr. Steve D. who nominated Boise, you rub puppies’ fur the wrong way)
then head over to the brackets now and vote for Cape May, NJ against Boise, ID in round one of the Best Cities for Pet-Friendly Travelers brackets. But hurry. First round voting ends Sunday, March 18.