Monday, May 2, 2011

Canine Culinary Capers

This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Purina.



Back in the fall Coach and I noticed that Mack was getting a little thick in the middle. Both dogs put on a little weight when the weather cools off a bit, but Mack was pushing maximum density. So we cut back on his food.


Nothing happened. He continued to get bigger. We ran him almost every day. Still nothing. We talked about thyroid issues and possible doggie eating disorders. Then one day, Coach came home and said he thought the problem was the fillers in the dog food. Well of course. Because fretting over dog food fillers is a fabulous way to spend one’s time.

I said nay nay- dogs have been eating food that smells like Play-Doh for years, and I’ve never had a fat dog before. Coach pointed out that while that may very well be true, I too had been eating food that wasn’t entirely natural, and it was catching up with me as well.

There may have been an argument which may have led to an unfortunate Little Debbie Swiss Cake Roll incident involving both Mack and me. We share a fondness for artificial food fillers.

Coach began doing dog food research and made a few suggestions. I took said suggestions into consideration and then said we’d be better off just putting $20 bills in the dog food bowls and calling it a day.

Then I muttered something about spending all our money feeding cars and dogs, which would inevitably lead to me having to cook mulch for my human family. Coach missed the humor in my remark.

Honestly, we didn’t make a change. I rationalized that both dogs had reached their prime, they had a companion for life, they were gainfully employed guarding our house against hot air balloons, and they had a rock solid nap schedule. So what if one was a little thick in the middle? What did he have to prove?

And just like that, he started to slim down. We were baffled. He wasn’t running three miles a day, he wasn’t eating twigs and berries, he wasn’t doing anything differently, but he was dropping weight.

Men.

Then our neighbor came over and proceeded to tell me that Mack had been irritated at him because they hadn’t had their daily breakfast for a while.

Whaaaaa?

Oh sure. Our retired neighbor has taken quite a liking to Mack. He comes over every morning and throws ball with him. In his bathrobe.  And slippers.  WITH HIS NEWSPAPER.  Back in the fall, he took it a little far. Apparently he was cooking a pound of bacon and a dozen eggs and sharing them with Mack. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. My homeboy was putting a hurt on some pork product.

Thus the inexplicable weight gain. Well, Mack’s inexplicable weight gain anyway. It wasn’t until Mr. Retired Neighbor went to the doctor and found out his cholesterol was higher than the GDP of Peru that the early morning artery parties stopped. Then he started eating fruit and oatmeal (Mr. Retired Neighbor that is.) Mack didn’t hang with him for steel cut oats and blueberries. He’s not that kind of dog. So, much to his dismay, he lost weight.

But Coach was stuck on doggie nutrition and we ended up trying Purina Pro Plan Selects. It’s more cost-friendly than other premium dog foods that don’t contain artificial fillers. The ingredients are natural, and it comes in several flavors. Mack and Ivy prefer the Beef and Barley Formula.

Your dog might prefer the Salmon and Brown Rice Formula. Your dog is probably much more sophisticated than our dogs. Our dogs eat rocks and chase tennis balls all day. They don’t care what they put in their bodies. And frankly, I’ve never met a piece of beef I didn’t like, so I figured what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, or the dog, or whatever.

So we’ve decided to stick with Purina Pro Plan Selects because we have noticed an increase in both dogs’ energy levels, both of their coats are soft and shiny, and they are both able to play for longer periods of time.




You should see for yourself; give Pro Plan Selects a try. (Go HERE for a $3.00 coupon

To help you out, BlogHer and Purina are sponsoring a $100 Visa giveaway beginning today and running through May 31. You can use it to buy your pet Pro Plan Selects, or you could buy yourself some shoes and send your husband to pick up the Pro Plan Selects. You know- whatever. 

If you're still not sure about a food switch, go here and read other reviewers' experiences, AND you can enter many more times for a Visa gift card.

To be entered in the drawing, send me a comment with your e-mail address, and tell me one thing that makes your pet unique. Or you can just tell me what you had for dinner- it really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you read and follow the rules carefully.

Rules:
Drawing runs from May 2, 2011 to May 31, 2011
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

See y'all!

240 comments:

  1. I have a fat dog and a fit dog. That is because the fat one eats what he wants before he allows the fit dog to eat. I, too, don't like to spend a fortune on dog food -- mostly because I don't have a fortune. But, I do like to give them as nutritious an option as possible. And if you ask me, dog food that smells like play-doh would be an upgrade to some of the brands I have smelled before. I think I'll print me a coupon and give it a go. :-)

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  2. my dog is unique because he sneezes when he is angry or wants us to move! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  3. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/65223221934440448 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I have a cat, Houdini, who is a ragdoll, we think, though we got him at the shelter. He acts like a baby and dog; he wants to be held alot, hangs over my shoulder like a baby. He follows us around like a dog. He is very comforting, and funny. He also likes to play, and likes to be scratched on his stomach, which is rare for a cat. Pets are unconditional love. I don’t, however, like the fur balls, and this morning, I think he had eaten some easter grass, and it apparently did not agree with him. At least it came out. :) )

    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Our dog Max is unique because the way he sleeps is exactly like DDs.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  7. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/65284697277734912

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  8. My mother's dog Pepper is unique because he watches TV like a person.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/65378707954597888

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. We have six parakeets, all individuals with their own "tricks" and habits. They make me laugh every day, and I love them massively to pieces.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  11. Tweeted you!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Ida_Sessions/status/65541387009011713

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  12. We have both a cat and a dog. They both have ways of communicating with each other and with us.
    Thanks so much
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. My cat would not care for the ProPlan, but I will enjoy the $100 Visa card.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  14. I am not sure what makes my dog unique, but he is my dog! haha

    ekieuuu@gmail.com

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  15. http://twitter.com/#!/ekieu/status/65574927121661952

    ekieuuu@gmail.com

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  16. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-100-visa-from-pro-plan-blogher.html

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  17. Our dog's best friend is our cat, they hang out together, sleep together, wash each other LOL

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  18. jumping in the bathtub whil in bath mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  19. my dog loves to sleep at my feet--that's unique enough for me!

    eugeniewu-at-gmail-dot-com

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  20. my dog has a unique name.
    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. I feed my dog premium food because I love him.

    eugeniewu-at-gmail-dot-com

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  22. My dogs add so much love and joy to our lives that I want them around as long as possible. Feeding a premium dog food will add years to their lives and they are worth it.

    cstironkat at aol dot com

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  23. I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/65649718109282305

    cstironkat at aol dot com

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  24. My dog is easy going, friendly, likes everyone, good to have around.


    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  25. Our dog Molly will be 8 in October. She is already walking stiffed leg and she is over weight. I would try this food to help her.
    whit1966@gmail.com

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  26. My dog is unique because he spins around in circles when he wants to go out.

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  27. My cat is unique because she likes to drink water by dipping and licking her paws.

    Email is in my profile

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  28. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/65795911342768128

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  29. My pet chanupa is a unique dog, he was a stray dog in Puerto Rico and a group that rescues dogs over there catch them and american airlines flys them here to shelters - He is such a personality he loves meeting other dogs, it took him a while with people but he's getting there. we love him

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  30. https://twitter.com/#!/rewcath/status/65848729298665472 @rewcath nupa123atgmaildotcom

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  31. My dog knows lots of tricks and loves to be trained new ones..I think she feels smart.

    I had tuna for dinner.

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  32. Our dog is Chip. He has the most mischievous look when he does something wrong. He can be a terror at times but we love him so.
    Scott Martin
    spmartin122@gmail.com

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  33. I have a church pew in my breezeway and when I come home my cat, Kiki, is always on the armrest waiting for me and then my other cat, Snicklefritzpewgarbonzobean, is pacing circles right underneath. Yes, that is her name!
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  34. Have you encountered a dog who prefers the cat's food to his own?
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

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  35. i don't have any pets but i would still love to win
    stigay at aol.com

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  36. One of my two rabbits has ears that stick straight out to the side most of the time, and are called airplane or helicopter ears.

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  37. People always complain about chihuahuas being yappy but my little Nitro is the most quiet, awesome dog I have ever had ;) That's unique, right?

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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  38. My cat is very unique in that he is very human-like, more so than any other pet that I ever owned. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  39. Tweet: https://twitter.com/flowergirl523/status/66122407689207808

    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  40. Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2011/05/purina.html

    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  41. My dog is always happy to see me when i return home.


    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  42. tweet


    https://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/66136966290354176

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  43. My pets are unique because they are mine, we chose each other and are the perfect fit

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  44. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/66175274559090688

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  45. My cat is unique because he talks to me! Seriously, he answers back when i ask him things like if he's hungry lol.
    aeris321 at gmail dot com

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  46. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/aeris321/status/66178295481380864

    aeris321 at gmail dot com

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  47. My dog is unique because he's half shar-pei and half pug. It's like the front half is all wrinkles shar-pei and the back half, including a corkscrew piglet tail, is all pug. He's so funny looking he's adorable.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  48. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/66225804782219264

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  49. knows when it is dinner time

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  50. Toby knows exactly when we bring home hard rolls from a certain bakery. I don't know how he knows it, but he does.

    michellemaskaly at yahoo dotcom

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  51. My dogs are all unique in their own special way. Lumpy is unique because he is such a Momma's boy. Bozz is unique because he is so happy to be alive. Sunshine is unique because she is so laid back and sweet. Godiva is unique because she has such a funny personality. She runs along with the two younger dogs even though she has a bad back leg from where someone shot her before we rescued her. Bella is unique because she "smiles" at you and loves to do pirouttes. Honey is unique because, as my husband and I tell her, she is filled with nothing but silliness and love. Lulu is unique because she had to have one of her front legs amputated but she still runs as fast as the rest of the dogs and digs in the yard. Ani Mae is unique because she has two extra toes on each back foot. She is also my little shadow. Pretty is unique because she is such a funny little girl. She is also my shadow and protector. Thank you!
    bullies4me at gmail dot com

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  52. My dog Atlas always shows me unconditional love. He greets me at the door tail wagging. He curls up at my feet at night. He's like my little baby.

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  53. What maes all of my pets unique is that they all have unique personalities. All 6 of them

    katielynnmitchell@gmail.com

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  54. I tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/katiemitchell1/status/66929373646831616

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  55. I have 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and they all have different personalities, one of my dogs likes to be by herself while the other three like to play together.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  56. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/66944906765152257

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  57. Our dog is Mr. Fun and Mr. Goodtimes...he is never in a bad mood. Thank you.


    misadventures.of.me at gmail dot com

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  58. When someone knocks at the door, my cat is the first one there.

    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  59. What? Unique! My puppies...Chip...and Dale :)

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  60. My pet, Carlo is important because he is a good watchdog and funny.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  61. Well, its a little embarrassing, but my wimpy little male peek-a-poo never learned to lift his leg to go potty--so he pees like a girl.

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  62. http://twitter.com/#!/fostertam/status/67698671566860289
    fostertam22 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  63. I love that my dog Nellie sleeps in my bed and when I am sick she never leaves my side! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  64. mr retired neighbor and his breakfast lol i had a hamster and she was so cute when she stuffed food into her cheeks and ran around her bowl. she loved food.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  65. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/67787860933222400

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  66. she has a bad ear from having a blood clot..it folds over..but she looks cuter because of it
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  67. My dog gets me out and MAKES me walk her...she whines until I do. It's the best exercise program.

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  68. My dogs are special because they love me so much. I love them so much too.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  69. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/68071236500066305

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  70. My cat is very unique! I’m elderly and he ALWAYS escorts me from room to room – watching until I’ve sat down and he knows I’m okay. This includes trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. My cat is extremely smart. I think he's hiding a thumb because he can open pretty much any door
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/68190411650383872
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. One thing that makes my pet unique is that my cat has very soft hair like a rabbit that the vet said is very rare. He refers to her as a rabbit furred cat. She's not a long haired cat or any fancy breed, just the offspring of feral barn cats. LPoser1 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

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  74. I'd love to try this product out with our dogs. Great giveaway!
    lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

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  75. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/68473062001086464
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  76. he sleeps like a person!!
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  77. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/68742518874972161
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  78. My dog is a 16 year old blue heeler and he is thebest protector of my kids that I could ask for.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  79. I don't have a pet but I love my boss's dog. She is such a good friend.

    idahomom at cox dot net

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  80. My dog Joey is unique because she is the best ball catcher that I've known!

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  81. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/69146671476510720
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  82. Duchess' personality makes her unique. She knows she deserves the best. She came to us as a stray. She was in bad shape. She had heart worms, skin infection, ear infections,and parasites. After getting her treated by the vet, we brought her home with us. She acted like royalty, hence the name. Duchess has been with us for 8 years now and we could not be more pleased with her. And yes, she still sees herself as royalty.

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  83. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/heatherzilla8/status/69399804584792064

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  84. Our pets are always quirky, like us
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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  85. My cat, Max, is unique because he is a 17 lb. Maine Coon cat that loves to sit in our lap. He is the only cat I've ever had that is a real lap cat.

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  86. We adopted our 12 year old kitty when she followed my kids home on Halloween night. She likes to be by herself for most of the time but does curl up at the end of the bed during the night.
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  87. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/69545146986921984
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  88. Our lab gets fat in the winter too, but she loses it as soon as the weather warms. We should try this food!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  89. http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/69553952483577856

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  90. My dog has one giant black spot in the middle of his white fur
    Thanks for the entry!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com

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  91. We have 3 dogs, all mixed breeds we rescued. All of them are special but the one that makes me laugh the most is the smallest one, Bailey. She loves all stuffed animals (we call them her babies) and is constantly trying to sneak into my 14 year old daughter's room to steal her Webkinz. Bailey has a particular fondness for "Karl" the Webkinz llama that lives on my daughter's bed. Anytime Karl is left unattended and Danielle's door is open, Bailey makes a mad dash to steal Karl and drag him under the dining room table that Bailey has converted to her personal baby-den. The other day Bailey snagged Karl while Danielle's back was turned and when she saw Bailey dragging Karl as fast as she could out of the room, she yelled "Stay strong Karl, I'm coming". I think Bailey just takes Karl to tease Danielle.

    Bailey also loves to rip the insoles out of everyone's shoes. She doesn't rip them apart, she just takes them out and lines the "baby-den" with them {{sigh}}. No wonder my feet hurt all the time.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  92. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/70096758960697346

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  93. My dwarf frog loves to "sing" in the middle of the night
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  94. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/70293085959106560
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  95. I have two loving cats. Not sure how unique they are, but they are so sweet. I can recognize their calls. The sister will call for her brother with a certain cry.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  96. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/70649521130057728
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  97. What beautiful looking dogs! What makes my pet unique is that he loves bananas, don't ask me why! He is crazy.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  98. My pet is unique (to me) because I feel like he knows exactly what I am thinking and feeling. He can always cheer me up.

    hebert024 at aoldot com

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  99. what makes my pet unique to any other animal I have had, is she will lay in the middle of the floor, and make you pay a toll.. i.e. you have to rub her belly before you can get through! lol

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  100. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/70739972839321600

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  101. he sleeps like a person, he needs his pillow
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  102. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/71014267427631104
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  103. What a beautiful dog you have and I'm giggling about your neighbor, I'm glad to hear coach is back to his normal handsome self :) I love my pet's sweet and innocent face. She passed away a few years a go, but I still miss her and love he :) I'm all softhearted thinking about pets now ehe

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

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  104. Sure, I could use $100 to spend on Knox...

    Oh, who am I kidding? Mama needs some new clothes!

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  105. I'm getting ready to move back in with my parents. One of their dogs Daisy somehow pulls off being as big as a tank but as ladylike as can be. You know I'm a sucker for dogs when I let Daisy off the hook after she filled my new Clarks' clog with pee...

    lindsey(dot)marcus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. WHAT MAKES BABY UNIQUE IS JUST HOW BIG SHE IS. SHES A MASTIFF & WAS ORIGINALLY BRED TO GUARD CASTLES. BUT SHES A TOTAL LOVER! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  107. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/71610392731856898 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  108. My pets are important because they are always willing to give me love, no matter what my day has been like.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  109. My pet is unique because he is an 11 year old dog who still acts like a puppy most of the time.

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  110. I tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/psmomreviews/status/71631978390241281.

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  111. My Wesite once had "whaite shaker's syndrome" a disease only found in small dogs! Who would've thought. Fortunately it was curable with meds.

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  112. http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/71754151389962241

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  113. I have a very intelligent cat. Alot of the times, I ask her to do something, and she will. Maybe, it is because I have had her since she was 2 weeks old.I have never had another animal like her.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  114. Our dog is a "bear of very little brain" but we love him and his indestructible self---really, he'll plow into walls, doors, anything really when chasing the irresistible chewy. And he tries to play with the cats. They're not buying it.
    machristensen at sbcglobal dot net

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  115. We no longer have a doggie since he passed away but he was awesome. The funniest thing was that he was such a sweet dog and wouldn't hurt us for anything but when my dh put on this welding glove he would go crazy. He was like a mad dog. He would growl and bite but as soon as it came off he was the same sweet doggie that we loved.

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  116. My dog would eat ANYTHING (even the box the food came in) so it's up to me to make sure he gets the most nutritious food out there! We love him so much!
    HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

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  117. I posted this giveaway on my blog. Here is where you can find it.
    http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/p/pro-plan-and-blogher.html
    HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

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  118. My two little dachshunds are so comical. They have the funniest personalities and they crack me up when they puff out their little chests and act like they're big dogs. My life would be very boring without them.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  119. My cats are all unique. They are very talkative and they like to show me thier catches.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  120. my cat is unique because she's not the stray I adopted--her brother was killed bu a car and I kept seeing him for a week after he died Found out there was a second cat, so I adopted herl She's 16 now

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  121. We have a black lab and two long hair cats, and I love that they want to be with us. Greet us at the door, seek attention, and just like hanging out with us. Not all pets are this social, so we lucked out on all three pets! :)

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  122. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/pattie43/status/72728596015357953

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  123. I love when my cats are snuggly and just want to be held and pet. They’re so cute

    artisticbaker at gmail dot com

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  124. the wet kisses :)

    bluegirl1423@gmail.com

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  125. my dog greets me at the door...best thing!

    seanm1999@hotmail.com

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  126. Oh jeez. Chase (our BC mix) lives for Frisbee. Lives for it. Nothing else exists in the world if you say "frisbee." And Chevy, our big 65-pound-Heinz-57 doggin, is deaf. Deaf deaf. Been that way since we adopted her as a pup. It keeps things... interesting. :)
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  127. Our newest addition is a nine year old shih tzu. We just adopted her from a rescue and she is such a sweetheart.

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  128. My tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/HSlater351/status/72774372267532288

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  129. My Airedale, Pepper is the smartest dog we have ever had. I ask her a question and she barks an answer. Now if I was just as smart and knew what she was saying!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  130. Too funny that your neighbor was treating your dog!! My dog, Hunter, is unique because he is a little cocker spaniel but he can jump over the fence in our backyard! And I had tilapia for dinner last night LOL Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  131. My dog is always happy go lucky. I enjoy that so much about him.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  132. I'm not sure why our dog is unique, but we do love her!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  133. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/73208889096675329
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  134. I am not sure why my dog is unique, but we LOVE her!!

    toddjesslabrum@gmail.com

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  135. My dog Evo is important because she loves me even when I am dressed in my old robe, not wearing makeup, and my hair is uncombed.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  136. I don't know if it's unique, but my cat drinks her water by dipping her paws and licking them.

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  137. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/73772088455995392

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  138. Our male cat loves to roll on and sleep on shoes...but only WOMAN'S shoes!

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  139. I love that my dog is very protective of my kids!!

    shelleymikey at gmail dot com

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  140. i have a 30 pound maine coon. he's enormous - but not fat! people always freak when they see him because he's so large.

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  141. I have 3 dogs (and 3 cats). Two of my dogs are obese, esp. my minpin - nothing MIN about her!!

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  142. Hey Traci~
    YOu never fail to make me laugh out loud! I had to explain to my 7 y.o. why I was laughing so hard. She LOVED the pics of Mack! We have a yellow lab, Honey, who will be one in June. She can jump a chain link fence without touching it! She's a wild one : ) Still eating Purina Puppy Chow, but now am off to print the coupon to try it out in the future.
    Tiff_kevin at hotmail. com

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  143. Tundra is a German Shepherd mutt. No one knows what he's mixed with but he is by far the most beautiful dog we have. He's a clown and I love him so. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

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  144. We no longer have a pet, but we enjoy the dog Maxx next door. He is so adorable and funny. He is a little dog but loves to bark like crazy at the squirrels and birds. It's his morning routine (lol!)The squirrels just sit on top of the garage and antagonize him.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  145. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/73946508579442689
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  146. I love my dog because he loves me unconditionally
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

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  147. http://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/73955197017276416

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  148. My cat is unique because he sleeps next to my daughter's crib. Anytime that she cries during the night he comes to my room and jumps on me to make sure I will wake up.

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  149. I like my dog's personality and big ears.


    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  150. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/74074782307590145


    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  151. I love how my dog greets me when I get home from work.

    eeyourrox@yahoo.com

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  152. My dog is probably the stupidest dog to ever live. But I love him nonetheless.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  153. my dog gives me unquestioning love

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  154. I love your story of Mack and the neighbor!

    My cat is a great alarm clock - she lets me know it’s time to feed her (gets up on the desk between me and the computer and purrs at me) and lets me know it time to go to bed (because she sleeps on me… I’ve got to go to bed so she can go to bed)

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  155. The spot under my dog's tongue!

    judyman715(at)aim(dot)com

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  156. tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/judes715/status/74554390329036800

    judyman715(at)aim(dot)com

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  157. my little doxie snores louder than the bf. it's cute!

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  158. Perhaps it is not that unique, but my dog is terrified of the vacuum cleaner. Her eyes bulge the minute it comes out of the closet and then she disappears.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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  159. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/DchrisG3/status/74655403908153345

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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  160. My cat is unique in the fact that he is more like a dog =) He plays fetch, cuddles on the couch, and comes to his name!
    janddprichard @ yahoo dot com

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  161. My dog Gemini is unique in that even though she weighs 55 lbs, she patiently waits until Cleo, the 10 lb terror finishes eating before Gemini will eat.
    april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

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  162. All of our Shih-Tzus have been unique and it's amazing how different their personalities can be even between litter mates. My first two were siblings. One was laid back and went with the flow. The other was fussy and hated change. They got along great and were always together.

    rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

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  163. My lab is unique because he eats bananas (and everything else he can get to) !honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  164. My cats taste buds always tickled me. I had three cats. One loved artichokes, another adored barbecue sauce and the last was game for everything food imaginable.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  165. our puppy was rescued from a bad situation from owners who didn't take care of him like they should!

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  166. tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/75002626693017600

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  167. Our dog is unique because she can hear someone open a cheese package from 20 miles away! Great hearing and a love of cheese!
    patrice@everydayruralty.com

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  168. He is a bullabor, a cross between an american bull dog and a labador. He is all grey and white. He looks like a miniature labador. Very cute.
    spirit_kim
    gabe411(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  169. That's bullador
    spirit_kim

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  170. The thing that makes our Maggie special is that she has a tattoo. She was a hurricane rescue from the coast of Texas, and some places tattoo females on their bellies when they are spade. So she's a really cool chick in doggie world because of her tat!!!

    tesashel225 (@) aol dot com

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  171. My dog is unique because he once opened a closed peanut butter jar by squeezing it until the lid popped off. He loves peanut butter.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  172. I blogged
    http://lunaj14568.blogspot.com/2011/05/proplan-select-and-blogher.html

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  173. Actually all dogs are unique, they all have such different personalities.

    Olive loves to makes you laugh. She's a clown.

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  174. What makes our pets unique is that they're bunnies! We have a Mini Rex, and a Holland Lop ear they're so cute when they get mad they will thump their leg.

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  175. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Jammie79/status/75034976038551553

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  176. My dog is the best part of my life.
    To see our story go to my blog http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

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  177. blog http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2011/05/blogher-reviewers-lucky-dogs-try-pro.html

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  178. tweet https://twitter.com/#!/vlbsweeps/status/75035508249608192

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  179. I like how my cats wait outside my door to greet me in the morning

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  180. Desire loved rides in the car. She knew when I took steak out the freezer and wanted me sitting or laying down when I had migraines, she would cry with me.

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  181. Something unique about Puffy is that he hates the pool, but loves swimming at the beach. I don't know if it's the water that makes the difference, but we can't get him into the pool at home, but take him to the beach and you can't get him out of the water.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  182. Our chicken Aster is very unique! She acts just like a dog, comes when we call her and goes for walks with us. She is adorable and we love her!

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  183. http://twitter.com/#!/pawsnhooves/status/75256782016102400

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  184. My pet is unique because she thinks she is a baby. She likes to climb up on my lap then drape herself over my shoulder. And she is very picky about which shoulder lol.

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  185. Snotty is quite unique because her dark color runs across her nose - looks like she has a dirty nose!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  186. Tweet: @JalapenoMama
    http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/75277182225747968
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  187. Tiggy is unique because he is intuitive.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  188. http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/75284847781875712

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  189. I don't have a dog right now, but when I did, my favorite thing about her was the warm greeting I got each time I walked in the door.

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  190. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/75290543948693505

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  191. My dog is tiny (8 pounds) but he barks like he's a fully grown rottweiler.

    rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

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  192. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/75323090934050816

    rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

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  193. I have a black cat named Superstition. What makes him unique is he is a solid black cat and he has an extra toe on each foot. When he walks, he looks like he has thumbs.

    luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  194. Mitzi my rescue dog is unique because growing up with 3 cats, she thinks that she is part cat.She let's the cats clean her.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  195. Our dog gets uber excited when our tot wakes up in the morning. I think that's unique, and very cool.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  196. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/mail4rosey/status/75372355303653376

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  197. My pet is unique because she is smarter than most dogs.

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