Best of 2012: Top Recipes, Photos, DIY, Coupons, Reviews, Causes and More for Pets!

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Happy New Year from Daisy

It’s hard to believe today is the LAST day of 2012! Before we ring in 2013, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the most popular blog posts from this year. Here’s a rundown of our most visited posts and categories based on 2012 traffic stats:

Top 5 Pet-Related Product Reviews:
  1. Sunbeam Gourmet Dog Treat Maker
  2. Pawalla Monthly Mystery Box for Dogs and Cats
  3. Guaranteed Indestructible Varsity Ball for Dogs
  4. Panasonic JetForce Bagless Vacuum
  5. Natural Balance Alpha Grain-Free Dog Food 
Top 5 Pet Coupons:
  1. PetSmart $5 OFF Pet Grooming Coupon (expired)
  2. Blue Buffalo $5 OFF Dog food or $3 Off Cat Food (active)
  3. Wellness Pet Food Coupons (monthly)
  4. Petco $5 Printable Store Coupon (monthly)
  5. Sunday Pet Coupon Preview (weekly)
Top 5 Daisy Photos (Wordless Wednesday):
  1. Extreme Popcorn Addiction
  2. Daisy Loves Working at the Car Wash (with Papa)
  3. Daisy in Her Michigan Football Jersey – Go Blue!
  4. LadyBug Ears (Halloween)
  5. Who Controls Your Remote?
Top 5 Pet Freebies:
  1. Free Pet Symptom Checker and PetMD Info Database
  2. Free $10 to Spend = FREE Dog Toy Shipped at Cabelas (expired)
  3. Free Lickety Stik for Dogs or Cats (expired)
  4. ASPCA Free Printables, Games and Resources for Kids
  5. Where I Find the Best Freebies, Free Samples and More
Top 5 Pet Recipes and Food-Related Posts:
  1. Ridiculously Easy Brown Rice Crunchies for Dogs
  2. Diva Dog Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe (courtesy of Dog Pack Snacks)
  3. Banana Carob Biscotti Recipe for Dogs (courtesy of Dog Pack Snacks)
  4. Will Work for Green Beans
  5. Wheat-Free Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Cookies
 Top 5 Giveaways for Pets:
  1. Win a 3-Month Pawalla Box Subscription for Your Dog or Cat (ended 8/17)
  2. Win a Fall Treat Pack from Three Dog Bakery (ended 10/2)
  3. Win Up To 50 Pounds of Natural Balance ALPHA Grain-Free Pet Food (ended 3/14)
  4. Win a Custom-Embroidered Thundershirt for Your Dog – Christmas in July  (ended 7/27)
  5. Win a PetSmart Holiday Salon Grooming Package (ended 11/25)
 Top 5 DIY Projects, Videos and Entertainment:
  1. Meet Brandeis: Sesame Street’s New Service Dog Character!
  2. Frankenweenie Movie Trailer
  3. DIY Pet Project: Make Your Own Tug and Fetch Dog Toy
  4. Quiz: What Kind of Pet Parent Are You?
  5. Create Your Own Word Art Collage or Valentine
 Top 5 Pet Cause-Related Posts:
  1. ASPCA No Pet Store Puppies Pledge
  2. Pets Add Life…and Smiles and Laughs and Love! #petsaddlife
  3. Emergency Relief Waggin’
  4. National Monument Honors Military Dogs
  5. Pets Need Pals, Too! National Get a PAL for Your Pet Day

What was YOUR favorite post, photo or pet topic featured on our blog this year? Leave a comment and let us know…or suggest one for next year! Daisy and I are looking forward to bringing you LOTS more fun stuff in 2013!!! Happy New Year everyone!

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

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Merry Christmas

15% OFF Photo Books from Blurb Made with Your Favorite 2012 Photos!

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