Spike’s Giveaway – Winter Snowman WINNER

15 01 2009

UPDATE: Through a very scientific process requiring multiple rocket scientists, a super computer, and many Red Bulls (collecting the commenters’ names, placing them in a hat, and drawing a winner), @shanajean and her Westie puppy, Darcy, are the winners of the Winter Snowman toy.  Thanks to all who entered, and we invite you to check back on Thursday for an announcement of the next giveaway item(s).


In celebration of all of the recent snowy weather across the United States (unfortunately none for Tax and I to play in down in Georgia), Mom and I have decided to kick off a series of giveaways with a winter snowman to our readers.  It has a great squeaker in the belly, and it is filled with stuffing.  Tax has one, he loves it, and he has yet to rip out the stuffing, so it seems to be pretty durable.  The photo below shows the snowman hugging a plant.

Btw, the plant is not included.

Btw, the plant is not included.

To enter the drawing for the giveaway, do the following.

  1. AFTER 6 AM EST tomorrow (Friday, January 16, 2009), but BEFORE 6 PM EST Sunday, January 18, 2009, follow me on Twitter.  If you are already on Twitter, follow me here.  If you are not yet a part of Twitter, you can join here (signing up is easy, free, and only takes a few seconds) and follow me here.
  2. Send me a “reply” on Twitter, introducing yourself with “#spikegift” somewhere in the message.
  3. Leave a comment to this post with your Twitter username as your name.  It is imperative that you provide a valid e-mail address (it will not be displayed, except to the lazy Web guy), so that you can be contacted if you are the winner.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced as an update to this post before 11 PM EST on Sunday evening.

Spike Says: Choose Your Dog’s Bowls Wisely

8 11 2008

Use caution when choosing what bowls your dog will be eating and drinking from, especially for any bowls outside. Keep in mind that metal dishes can be a risky investment, since frozen metal dishes could cause your dog’s tongue to get stuck in the winter. Also, these bowls can get hot enough to burn your dog’s tongue when they heat up during the summer.

Keep an eye out for plastic or polymer bowls when you shop.