Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul

Hi, we wanted to be fair, so we drew dust bunnies .  Since I drew the largest I won, so I get to announce our first giveaway.  In case you've forgotten, I'm Percy.

April 26 is National Kids and Pet Day and we are helping Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul encourage you to celebrate pets and their importance in the lives of their humans, especially children.

As pet bloggers, we are a close-knit community that laughs together and mourns together. We believe pets should be a part of every child's life and an integral part of his or her good character education.

I'm afraid this contest is open to US residents only.

This will be a very easy contest. All you have to do is post a photo of a kid with a pet and tell us about it. The photo can be of you with a beloved childhood pet, a picture of your child(children) or a relative, neighbor or friend's child with a pet. You can tell us about the photo with a story or with just a sentence or two. For example, how the pet got its name, a game the child likes to play with it, places the two like to go together, a previous pet the one in the photo reminds you of, the child's initial reaction to bringing home the pet ..... Just something about the special bond between child and pet.

After you post the photo on your blog, leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post. Only comments left on this post will be accepted from bloggers.

But if you don't have a blog, you can still enter. Just email the photo and description to us -- jansfunnyfarm AT gmail DOT com -- and we'll post it here for you.

The contest runs until noon EDT on Monday, April 26. After that we will print out all the names and put them into a hat. Well, a hat, or a mug, or a shoe -- whatever is handy at the time. We'll draw a winner's name and announce it on the 27th.

The winner will receive a $20 Care-a-lot gift card.

Have fun and good luck! 

Disclosure: As those of you that know us are aware, any opinions expressed here are our own. Even Jan doesn't get to convey an opinion unless we agree with it and give her permission to express it in our journal.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.

34 comments:

  1. What a fun contest that I know will bring some great stories!!

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  2. oh my. Mommy already has a picture in mind...it's in one of probably 25 shoeboxes of old photos....

    xx Lounge Kats

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  3. what a great idea!! can't wait to see the entries!

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  4. I think my mom has a picture in mind. Now I just need to remind her to post it. Are you going to announce this on the CB as a reminder?

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  5. That sounds like a fun, sweet contest...We hope Jan is feeling better...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  6. What a pawesome theme!

    I'll have to see what I khan find on Mom's laptop or external drive thing -

    We hope Jan is holding together okay - do woo need us to send in Kleenex reinforcements yet?

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  7. What a fun contest :). We are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful entries :).

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  8. Hi Percy!!!!!

    What a brilliant contest - I shall definitely follow this as it's so nice to highlight how kids and pets help each other.

    Take care
    x

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  9. What a fun contest. We will try to get Mommy to stop gardening long enough to help us enter. ~AFSS

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  10. Jan, thanks for letting us know about this... I think we'll email a picture (or two) to you, if that is OK...
    Hugs, Ann

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  11. Hi....here is one of Noll's older posts back when we just started blogging. I will repost it with a link to your blog. It's about her first pet, a dog named Spotty.

    http://nollsnip.blogspot.com/2009/01/noll-why-she-loves-us.html

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  12. Great contest. We have an old pic of Dakota that would be just great. But then we have another one of Phantom and Ciara and TD - have to go decide which one works best.

    Happy Weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  13. I'm in, the mom said that since we have over the weekend she will help me with this. She already has a photo in mind taken the last time the grandone was visiting.
    Thanks for letting me know about it.

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  14. Yeah!!!!!! We have until the 26th. For sure the mom should be able to help me by then. Kkeep your paws crossed that her back is feeling better and working.

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  15. Oooo, mom wants to do this with an entry of her when she was little, with her first kittie, Bigfoot. She has to master the scanner at home furst, She's going to work on that this weekend.

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  16. This will generate more heartwarming stories than we could ever read! What a great contest idea! mom will put something together fur us soon.

    jack a-roo & moo too

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  17. This is a fun contest! We'll see if we can find a picture to enter!

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  18. Very fun contest. We had to use a picture of our Mom as a kid so we aren't in the pictures but you can meet Mommy's very first cat and her rabbit. ~AFSS

    http://alasandra2003.blogspot.com/2010/04/snowball-happy-hoppy-with-alasandra.html

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  19. Great idea for a contest! I have posted my entry at

    http://marksmews.blogspot.com/2010/04/jans-photo-contest-entry.html

    The Big Thing

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  20. we has a entry for the contest on our blog.

    http://www.kazokuneko.blogspot.com

    yuki, kintaro, & tt

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  21. We're looking forward to seeing the entries. We don't have any kids around, so we can't enter.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  22. Maggy and Zoey here again... the human found a photo of Zoey "and a kid"... so she'll go ahead and post it on Zoolatry on April 26...
    we'll link back over to the Funny Farm... ok? ok!

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  23. We posted out entry today and he's the link to our page.

    http://shannicat-scooter.blogspot.com/2010/04/flowery-furiday-and-contest-entry.html

    Good Luck to effuryone who entered!

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  24. I'm in, the mom worked for me and my entry is posted at my place. This was such a fun idea and we both had fun thinking about which kiddie and kittie photo we would use and what story to tell.
    Will head over to the Zazzle store soon. The mom is thinking about what to pick out from the auction bid that she won.

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  25. Hidear Miss Jan!!! We have posted some grandbean photos that show so much love for me on our bloggy today in honor of your contest. What a sweet way to remember what is really important...LOVE and KINDNESS for the soul.
    We love the Funny Farm!!! XOXOXOXO
    Misses Peach at the cozy cottage

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  26. My post will be on Saturday, April 24. She wanted to post a picture of her very first woofie (a Collie) from when she was a little girl, but thinks that picture is in a box in storage, so we found one where I made a very special boy's day.

    http://sweetpraline.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm not sure if this has enough info about Corwyn's late kitty. But it shows a picture of both his last kitty (both of them asleep in his chair!) and his current kitty with Corwyn poking him! (you can't see Corwyn other than his finger)

    http://katskatsnews.blogspot.com/2010/03/happy-purrday-to-my-son-corwyn.html

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  28. I entered a picture on my blog. I did, I did. Sally Ann
    http://bigbubbaandbabyblogger.blogspot.com

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  29. We will be entering tomorrow morning! Today we are featuring Digby, a sweet dog who is fighting hard for his life.

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  30. We will post Monday the 26th! Here's our bloggie:
    http://www.fuzzyjerks.blogspot.com/

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  31. Here is our Post Miss Jan and the Funny Farm Gang!! Thanks for the great contest!!
    Your TX furiends,

    http://jcfloresinc.blogspot.com/2010/04/why-kids-should-have-pets.html

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  32. The fambly kittens would like to invite you to their bloggy to see, "Three first sons and a first kitty", as their entry into your pets and children contest. Thanks again, Jan, for all the fun.

    http://ourcatablog.blogspot.com/

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  33. We posted l♥ve on our kitty bloggy and now we've put some more on our doggy bloggy just for Miss Jan! Come see!

    What a wonderful exercise, Jan, so very special to my heart - children and dogs and cats - winning combinations!

    http://lovingforaliving.blogspot.com/

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  34. We're seeing some great pictures today. Try as she might, Mom couldn't come up with a good one. She thinks all the pics of her are packed away somewhere.

    Good luck to all the contestants!


    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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