Making Myself Feel Better With a Giveaway


2013 is living up to its unlucky number. It’s been one bully of a month and it’s not over yet. Posting here has been sporadic and half-hearted at best and I apologize sincerely for that. The last thing I want is to turn this place into a vacuum for my selfish whining. Annoyingly, all I feel like doing is indulging in a childish tantrum. So to preserve what modicum of respect you may have for me, I’ve been pretty silent.

You deserve better. This blog deserves better. I’ve never been very good at pretending to be something I’m not. I think one of the best things I have to offer is my authentic truth. It just sucks when said truth isn’t very motivating. Or entertaining.

Instead of penning one more self-indulgent post that no one should read, I am working hard to channel my inner Shiva. After an altercation or stressful situation, she runs in a circle, shakes herself off, and then gets back in the game. I’d like to do the same. Consider this ramble my version of running around with my head cut off.

Or you could just play with me!

Or you could just play with me!

Here’s the thing. Ever since BarkWorld I’ve had this gift card for Petco that I can’t use. You see, there are no Petco’s in Canada. It’s a downer for sure. I’ve been hanging on to it anyway in hopes of staging an awesome giveaway. From the looks of things, that’s not going to happen. Instead, I am going to use it in the hopes of making myself feel better. Wanna play along?

All you have to do for a chance to win is share your favourite animal video! I’m thinking I just need a mega cuteness fix. There is no problem an adorable fuzzy creature can’t solve, right? This is my theory, anyway. Share your go-to happy video in the comments below and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win $10 at Petco. It’s a win-win for us all! You’ll have until, say, Saturday, to post the link and I’ll announce the winner on Monday. Does that work?

Ready… Steady… Go!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

37 thoughts on “Making Myself Feel Better With a Giveaway

  1. I’m sorry you’re still feeling poorly. Does Shiva give you grief or is she a cuddle up in bed with you kind of girl? I’m lucky that Bella will sacrifice all sorts of play-time when I am sick or injured (and to be fair that’s pretty often. πŸ˜‰

    I love the idea of the give-away and the ‘requirement’. I will have to give it some thought but will definitely find a full-of-cute video for you soon.

    Feel better.


  2. The one that always cracks me up, sometimes I laugh until I cry, is Pinky the Cat! Oh, I had to watch it again so I could post it here. I heard that the cat was adopted after this video, so don’t even feel guilty!


  3. This year has been crappy for me too. Stuff keeps breaking down and needing replacement, people being unreasonable, that kind of thing. I have a favorite local pet store so I’m not entering, but I really hope the year gets better for you. My team is in the Super Bowl next month so February is going to start a better month for me. Unless, of course, they lose.


  4. There are so many funny videos on YouTube, but I don’t know how to put them here:( This is the best I can do. The video shows a Greyhound called Dingo getting excited at the thought of his walk.

    Your blog has always been great to read and I never thought your were being self indulgent.


  5. Greetings from Finland!

    I’m now finally finished reading your older posts and I am now starting to follow your updates.

    Your blog is such amazing place! There’s so much interesting posts and so much interesting links to which I need to check out later when I have the time (hopefully someday).

    And Shiva is just adorable πŸ™‚

    Thank you for keeping up with the blog. And hopefully you’ll step by in mine. Although, I don’t update it as frequently as you and it’s not even a pet blog, not yet. I don’t have a furry friend yet but I hope I will have this year or maybe next.

    There isn’t Petco in Finland either so I can’t take part in the giveaway but I wish all the luck to others who are participating.

    I wish you all a nice January! The spring isn’t far away πŸ˜‰



  6. Well this hardly seems fair given all the dog videos I post every Friday. πŸ™‚

    I totally get the whole not wanting to blog if it isn’t of value thing. I was there last year quite a bit. This year I seem to have a lot to say. Go figure. πŸ™‚

    Anyways, if I had to choose a favorite video it would be the one (ironically) that is most likely to make you cringe. I can’t help it though. I really love this video. I love Teddy’s enthusiasm.


  7. I could watch this one over and over again.

    I sure hope you feel better Kristine and you can always rant to me, sometimes it just feels better to whine. :-0


  8. At the risk of being self-promotional, here is the video Florian made for his Dance Technology class in graduate school. It is absurd. Hope it cheers you up a bit!


  9. You weren’t able to use the Petco card online – they don’t deliver to Canada? You probably already thought of that – but thought I would put it out there anyway. Very nice of you to give it away!

    Here’s how I see it – if the year starts off on a low note, it can only get better from there, right? We’ve all been there. Hugs!


  10. Just wanted to pop in and say your year is going crappy so far. 😦 At least it is only January. May you get all of your crappiness out in the first month, and have eleven months of bliss to look forward to!


    • Dontcha just love it when you see your typo AFTER you hit enter????

      Anyway, this “Just wanted to pop in and say your year is going crappy so far”

      Should be THIS “Just wanted to pop in and say SORRY your year is going crappy so far”

      Makes more sense that way, doesn’t it? LOL!


  11. Looks like no one here is worried about you being a self-indulgent whiner. So I guess you shouldn’t either. πŸ™‚

    In fact, you’d probably get a lot of “me too; I know just how you’re feeling” comments.

    Hope the videos were fun, that you’re feeling better, and that Shiva isn’t making you insane.


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