I can’t imagine my life without Lily, our shar pei mix dog. Adopting her really was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Not only is she is sweet and smart, she is fiercely loyal and will go through great lengths to keep peace in the house (really, she barks and goes between me and Carlos during our “loud discussions”/fights). I’ve had her since 2007 and she has been a part of the family since. We take her with us on short trips around the city, and to the beach whenever we can. She likes long, leisurely walks with me, and loves leash-less bike runs with my husband. This girl is such a character. She is obsessive compulsive like me, as she only sits/lies down on clean surfaces; she hates water, but will swim with us at the beach because she doesn’t like getting left behind; and she will do pretty much anything for a treat. (To read more about Lily, click HERE.)
I love her to bits, and we’ve really become a happy little family unit because of her. That is why I make sure she is always healthy, so she can be with us for many, many more years. And as all you pet owners know, taking care of a dog is no easy task. You don’t just buy a dog and leave it in a cage (that’s the worst, please do not cage your dogs unless you’re transporting them). Your pet needs daily walks (at least twice a day), nutritious food, and constant love and attention. And that’s not just in the beginning when he/she is just a puppy, but all throughout their lives. I don’t think there was ever a time when Lily felt neglected, Carlos and I made sure of that. We each take turns walking her, we make sure she eats real, healthy dog food (this means no harmful ingredients, no by-products, fillers and fake meat), we treat her every so often to a big piece of raw beef shank (this keeps her busy for hours), we give her baths regularly, and we set-up a nice, comfortable space that’s all her own (she’s got a big doggie bed beside ours in the bedroom haha). In return, she showers us with unconditional love and keeps the vibe in the house light and happy.
Now, I’m not sure how you take care of your pets (I’m sure you spoil them just as much as we do), but I have to stress here how important it is to feed your dogs/cats the right food. Of course, I don’t mean scrap table food (there are A LOT of food that are harmful to our pets, so this is a no-no), nor am I talking about cheap commercial dog food (most of these don’t even contain real meat), but real, honest-to-goodness nutritious food that will keep your dogs/cats in tip-top shape. Anyway, you’ll notice right away if your pets are healthy–usually their coats are shiny, they are energetic and active, and they don’t get sick. I mean, really, if we spend to make sure we have a balanced diet and exercise (yoga/pilates/gym), we also have to do the same for our pets. They are completely dependent on us and they count on us to make smart choices for them, especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. Most of us consider them as members of our family, which is why we need to treat them like one.
Join the healthy pet food revolution:
Sing n’ Rap Like BOW AND WOW
This contest is SO MUCH FUN!!! Your pet can star in the next Bow & Wow music video AND win a year’s supply of all-natural pet food! All you have to do is send a video of your dog or cat performing to the Bow and Wow rap “Let’s Talk About Pets”. Here are the contest mechanics:
- Like the Bow & Wow page on Facebook and/or Instagram.
- Facebook: facebook.com/bowandwow
- Instagram: @bowandwow
- Submit your entry through any of the following ways:
- Post the video on the Bow & Wow Facebook timeline and include the hashtag #bowandwow.
- Post the video on your Instagram account and tag @bowandwow with the hashtag #bowandwow.
- E-mail your video to firstname.lastname@example.org. YouTube links may also be e-mailed.
- Videos must be within 15 seconds to 60 seconds only.
- Music and/or lyrics used must be from the “Let’s Talk About Pets” song of Bow and Wow.
- To download the music clip, visit: bowandwow.com.ph/letstalkaboutpets
- You can also opt to sing the song acapella.
- Bow & Wow will donate 100 kilograms of pet food to The Philippine Animal Welfare Society and CARA Welfare Philippines once 100 entries are reached.
The contest runs from September 16 to October 31, 2014.