Besides children, who else could love you unashamedly, devote their entire being to you, and whimper when you forget to play with them? Why – your pet of course! If you’ve ever owned a pet – dog, cat, hamster, goldfish, anything – then you’ll know that the love from a pet is undeniable and enduring. They love their human just as much as they are loved by their human. The attraction is immense and the loyalty envious. In essence, your pet is everything to you just as you are everything to him.
At least that’s how I felt towards all of my personal pets. They were like my kids and they were truly devoted to me without a fault. I’m pretty sure most pet owners feel the same way about their own pets. There’s just something unique between a certain pet and his owner. And if you treat your pets well, then they will flourish and grow just as your kids will.
That’s why it saddens me greatly to see pets injured, abused, or neglected. And the love of animals is what drew me to essentially become a vegetarian. You don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to love animals – you just have to accept responsibilities for them as you would for your own kids.
The good folks at Nordic Naturals has partnered up with the non profit organization, Paws for Veterans (http://www.pawsforveterans.org/) in hosting a photo contest on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nordicnaturals). The photo contest runs from 6/28 – 7/18 and you can upload a photo of your pet any time during that period. Once the photo submissions have ended, then voting on Facebook runs 7/19-7/31. What’s great about this contest is the chance to finally show the world just how wonderful your pet really is and if you win the Grand Prize, you and your pet will receive:
A 3-month supply of Nordic Naturals Omega-3 pet products and human products – you choose from a list of qualifying Nordic Naturals’ products
Dog and cat goodies including collapsible water bowl, chew toy, doggie bags and a plush fish toy
The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Knowbooks by Tracie Hotchner
A custom canvas painting of your pet by beccavision.com
Mr. or Ms. Omega-3 Pet Award Certificate
Profile featured on the Facebook app
With each vote on Facebook, Nordic Naturals will donate $1 to the Paws for Veterans organization to help the company provide loving and long-term homes for homeless dogs. Most of these dogs were discovered abandoned and abused and with rehabilitation, these animals can become loving pets. Paws for Veterans goal is to provide service dogs, training, supplies, and therapeutic group sessions to Veteran and Active Duty men and women struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Physical Disabilities. As a 501 C 3 nonprofit, this organization rescues, rehabilitates, trains, and rehomes dogs as service dogs for injured Veterans.
If you’re a fan of Nordic Naturals and already know about their products, then you have to give their pet products a try as well. Using the same high-standard practices and philosophy in producing Omega products for people, Nordic Naturals also dedicate their superb craftsmanship with their supplement products for animals. If you’re unsure whether to give your pet a supplement, be sure to consult with your pets veterinarian first.
So get some really cool photos of your pets, upload them onto Facebook starting June 28, and maybe you and your adorable pet will win one of the Grand Prizes while raising money to help both dogs and people find happiness with each other. Because if you’ve ever owned a pet, then you’ll know that the love goes both ways – whether you want it to or not.
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