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Pawliday Blog Contest Winners!

I am so excited to share with you the winners of the Pawliday Blog Contest! It was a tight race and an incredibly hard decision, as all stories were amazing. Thank you to all who participated!

The winners are:

First Place $500
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…
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Second Place $300
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.

Third Place $200
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.

Congratulations to all winners! You can expect an email from me shortly.

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+

5 Responses to Pawliday Blog Contest Winners!

  1. Amber Felix says:

    Oh my Gosh! Thank you so much! It was an honor.

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  3. Kyla Duffy says:

    Wow! I’m totally stunned. Everyone has such wonderful stories, and I’m glad to see that so many people have been touched by adopted pets.

    Thank you so much for choosing Zoye’s story. I’ll have to tell her mom and MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, who rescued her in the first place. They’ll be thrilled!

    This award money will help me to continue my animal advocacy efforts. On behalf of the Up For Pups board, I’d like to give everyone at Trupanion a giant WOOF!

  4. Laura says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read all of the winners’ blog posts yet, but the Up for Pups one is absolutely fabulous! What a great story with such a strong moral to be shared. Thank you to the writers and to Trupanion for finding and sharing these posts!

  5. Laura says:

    I just finished reading the other two posts, and they’re wonderful, too! Romey’s rescue “tail” reminds me of my sweetie’s struggles to learn to love my dog and how one wonderful moment between them somehow changed everything. Now my sweetheart loves our Bella as unconditionally as she’s always loved him–even when he wouldn’t give her the time of day. I don’t know what finally did it for him, but I’m so glad that moment came! A puppy’s love is unparalleled; not only is it unconditional, it also fills you up with an indefinable warmth that makes your heart feel like it could burst. I don’t know how I lived without dogs in my life before I got Bella! I’m so glad that, like Romey’s “dad”, my sweetie now understands the joy of loving, and being loved by, a dog.

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