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!

Wordless Wednesday: Daisy Loves Working at the Car Wash!

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Daisy supervises while her daddy washes my car

Daisy car wash supervisor

Gotta get in there and really inspect the work…you missed a spot.

Daisy car wash inspector

Being the boss is hard work…time for a water break!

Daisy taking a break car wash

Working at the car wash, yeah!

Daisy and Daddy discuss car wash duties

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Giveaway: Win $200 PayPal Cash, Blog Design Package + Free Books!

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Labor Day GiveawayWelcome to the Labor Day Blogfest and Book Fair Sponsored by Wayman Publishing and hosted by voiceBoks,  Linkie’s Contest Linkies,  Mommy Blog Designs, and Terri’s Little Haven! This giveaway event runs from August 28 – September 5, 2012 and is open for World Wide entry! Good Luck Everyone!!!

Enter to WIN One of These Great Prizes:
  • $200 PayPal Cash!
  • Blog Design Package from Mommy Blog Designs valued at $295!

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Wordless Wednesday: Squirrel Watching

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Daisy tree squirrel

Daisy prefers Squirrel Watching to Squirrel Chasing! Is YOUR dog a watcher or a chaser? Leave us a comment and let us know…Then visit the other links below for more pet photos, plus link up and add your own to the blog hop!


Wordless Wednesday Pet Blog Hop

Save The Date: Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue July 23rd!

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Daisy shelter pic

As regular readers already know, Daisy is a rescue pup and causes that support animal rescue and adoption are near and dear to my heart! There is a special online global event being held on July 23, 2012 called Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue. On that day, bloggers are uniting to blog about pet adoption. Millions of homeless dogs are euthanized each year while waiting for their ”forever home” but YOU can help spread the word AND make a difference in the lives of dogs in need!

Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue
Readers and Bloggers can help make a difference by:

  • Blogging about a Dog Rescue related topic on July 23rd, 2012
  • Adopting a companion:
  • Donating to a local dog rescue organization
  • Fostering a dog
  • Volunteering at a local shelter or rescue organization
  • Sharing this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to participate!