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Pawliday Blog Contest Finalists

Thank you to everyone who entered our Pawliday Blog Contest! We reviewed so many heartwarming stories, it was hard to narrow it down to these ten finalists. Everyone had a great story to tell of their beloved pet – there are a lot of loved pets in the world and that is the best gift of all!

Here are the ten finalists:

Up for Pups
Everywhere you turn during the months approaching Christmas, you see signs saying things like, “Christmas is a time for giving.” Because this giving is regulated to happen every 12 months, it can easily become automatic, lacking profound thought…
Read the rest of the story here.

Zero: A Furball of Lovin’
We’re rapidly approaching the Holidays.  That sappy time of year when every little thing in our lives is deserving of thanks and fond reminiscing, no matter how much trouble it really is…

Happy Hour with a Housewife
My sweet, sweet Dakota is the best holiday gift, a gift that keeps on giving all year, every year….

Emcee’s First Christmas
It’s been almost a year since this special little guy came into our lives and he means the world to us…
Read the rest of the story here.

City of Thousand Oaks
This post is going to be a bit different than the usual environmental news. It’s a story about me, the author of this blog and bit about my journey in life…
Read the rest of the story here.

Geek in Heels
I didn’t realize how difficult writing a post on the topic “How My Pet’s Love is My Holiday Gift” would be. Because truth be told, Comang has been a brat lately…
Read the rest of the story here.

Ambergontrail
With this Christmas, our real FIRST Christmas as a family with a baby old enough to enjoy her gifts, it’s easy to see the difference between having a baby, and having a dog…
Read the rest of the story here.

Dreaming in Digital
I learned early in my relationship that the dog came with the girl. They were, as my wife said to me then, a package deal…
Read the rest of the story here.

Tiffy’s World
I’d like to introduce you to a very special dog.  Her name is Tiffy.  Tiffy is a 9 pound Yorkshire Terrier who has been my constant companion since the day she walked into my life almost 4 years ago…
Read the rest of the story here.

Herding Humans
We had just pulled into our driveway one night in September when I heard the heartbreaking distress call of a cat somewhere in the bushes near our neighbor’s house…
Read the rest of the story here.

Congratulations to all of the finalists! Which is your favorite story?

About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

35 Responses to Pawliday Blog Contest Finalists

  1. Layla says:

    Ambergontrail! Very true how pups expect nothing but the basics, but give us so much more.

  2. abi says:

    I liked Ambergontrail’s!

  3. Emily says:

    Ambergontrail’s my favorite story!

  4. Emily N says:

    Amber’s (Ambergontrail) was my favorite by far!

  5. Adam says:

    “…or barking every time somebody knocks on a door on TV…”

    I had a dog who did that!

    I enjoyed “Zero: A Furball of Lovin” the best :D

  6. Lowrey Mumford says:

    Love them all, but the Mill Momma stole my heart…

  7. Anne Whitney-Obousy says:

    Ambergontrail’s blog post is my favorite story!

  8. mark says:

    I like ambergontrail’s story Best!

  9. Paul Felix says:

    I have to say I enjoyed Ambergontrail’s blog post the most.

  10. Amber Felix says:

    Can I vote for myself? If do, I vote for Ambergontrail’s blog posting!

  11. Adrien Moskowitz says:

    What a heartwarming story! Your doggy reminds me of our cat, always making us smile and so loving! This is my favorite Story! (Ambergontrail’s Love of Dog)

  12. Lita Felix says:

    Voting for my daughter-in law, Ambergontrail! I love Woofie!

  13. Ashley says:

    Love Ambergontrail’s story – that’s my vote!

  14. Mara says:

    Ambergon trail is my favorite story!! We also have a loved pet who has had to make room for baby. :)

  15. Renee says:

    Up for pups is my absolute favorite!!! What a heart warming story!! Thank you!!!

  16. Sarah says:

    All these entries look great. But, I personally loved the entry about Zero. The story warmed my heart and reminded me of how much I love my own dog. I thought the descriptions of Zero were honest and endearing. Any life to be blessed with a companion like that is truly a lucky one.

  17. Mary says:

    Way to go Joe! Zero is the sweetest dog except for the time he thought my leg was a fire hydrant. Hope you win!

  18. Kim says:

    I vote for Ambergontrail! Her post is my favorite!

  19. Alisa says:

    Cute idea! I like them all, but as a new mom to a human with a first-born fur baby, I really related to Ambergontrail’s story.

  20. Jason Harris says:

    Wow, so many great stories! I loved “Zero: A Furball of Lovin’” the most. It made me laugh, and nothing is more heartwarming than coming home to a beloved friend.

  21. Kyla Duffy says:

    Thank you so much for nominating Up For Pups! I’ve read through all the blogs and been so impressed and honored to be among them. What I’m most excited about is that many of these stories are about rescued dogs, highlighting what a joy they are in their new homes, despite typically troubled pasts. It really is a pawliday blessing that so many of these dogs have found great homes. Woof to you all, and a hairy new year! :)

  22. bluebell says:

    Ambergontrail’s is my favorite!!

  23. Kyla Duffy says:

    Ehm, or should I say, rescued PETS! Sorry – I love Samantha’s story, too!

  24. Susie Silva says:

    One vote for Ambergontrail Here!

  25. Peter Felix says:

    I’m voting for Ambergontrail’s blog post.

  26. Mark Brown says:

    Ambergontraill has my vote for best story.

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  28. Thank you so much for including me as a top ten finalist! It really means a lot to me and my dog that Trupanion considers our story a worthy one. :-) I truly enjoyed writing the post because it has helped me appreciate our dog even more and not take him for granted. So thank you once again, and I can’t wait to see who wins the contest!

  29. Ashley says:

    My favorite is still Ambergontrail’s – so cute!

  30. linda sherwood says:

    Emcee is the sweetest and most grateful puppy who adores all his friends that his Mommy and Daddy give him as well as his Mommy and Daddy. He is a lucky little boy!

  31. Kanani says:

    Thank you for choosing Emcee’s story as a finalist. He’s incredibly sweet. We wish everyone could have an Emcee!

  32. Morgan says:

    Ambergontrail was the best!

  33. Samantha says:

    Emcees story is definitely my favorite. I hope I can have a happy family with a puppy like him someday :-)

  34. ABC says:

    I liked Ambergontrail the best!

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