Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Fun with Pet Humans

I'm Cyndi  and I have some exciting news.

Summer is here and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul wants to encourage readers to enjoy the summer with their friends, family and pets! The summer is in full force, and enjoying BBQ’s for good food and great company is an essential part of it.

We have partnered up with CSPLS to host another photo contest.  The theme is Summer BBQ, but since all of your families don't BBQ at home -- and we figure you aren't invited to their friends' BBQs -- we are broadening the theme to Summer Fun with Pet Humans.  Some of you take your families on hikes, others get to play on the beach, a few get to go boating, maybe stay at a cabin......  We are a blended family, so we cats notice these are not activities we normally get to participate in.  In fact, many families don't have funds or paid vacation time to go anywhere. Some of you kitties help your humans plant and tend a garden.  Some dogs like to play frisbee on the front lawn.  (Croquet any pet?) What kind of summer fun activities do you furries get to participate in with your humans?

You do not need to have a blog to enter.  You pets just need to have a human.

This photo contest is going to be a little different than the Pets and Children contest. This time they would like you to send your photo entry to the address in the instructions below to post on the Chicken Soup Flickr site; You can also publish it on your blog, of course, but it won't be entered unless you email the photo to the address in the instructions.. (We suggest you add a watermark or small text at the bottom of the photo with your blog address. If you don't have a blog, add your name in small print. That's what we would do.)

Open to US Residents only.  Real photos only, no virtual photos.

Photo Contest Entry Instruction --

1. To enter, e-mail your photo to Put the photo title in the Subject Line and the photo caption in the e-mail body. Include your name. your human's name. and if you're a blogger, your blog address in the body of the email.  We repeat, you do not have to be a blogger to participate. This is about pets and their humans having summer fun, not about blogging.

2. Visit and click on your photo to get the custom URL (the URL of the page that has only your photo on it).

3. Copy and paste the URL of your photo in the comments section of this blog post to enter the contest! (If you've done a post on it, we'd love to read your post, so be sure to also leave the url of your post.)

The contest will end at midnight EDT on Monday, July 19.  This gives you several days plus a weekend to take fun photos and enter. We will draw a winner on Tuesday, July 20.  We'll post the winner's name the same day.

The prize is a digital camera, plus the winner's photo will also be placed on the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul site

The Chicken Soup link is at the beginning of this post.  You can also visit CSPLS on Facebook for more information on the brand.

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.


  1. Great idea Jan - so many of us have been snapping away for the last month!

  2. My human's idea of a fun summer activity is avoiding the sun altogether and sitting around at home on the computer. She won't even share a sun patch with me. Probably won't make for a good photo opp, LOL!

  3. Awww what a lovely competition!! Me and Charlie look forward to seeing lots of sweet and fun pics!!!

    Summer activities mean me and Charlie napping lots - especially when it's too hot outside! LOL!

    Take care

  4. Sounds like fun! We'll look for some pics!

  5. Cyndi, you are quite beautiful! This contest sounds like fun!

  6. Sounds like fun, shame we cna't enter. Good Luck everyone!

  7. I'll bet there will be some really fun pics!

  8. I will be waiting to see the entries too!
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Hey Cyndi thanks for the info on the contest. Actually we just stay in the air conditioned indoors even though we sit on the river. We enjoy watching all the boats going by though. Some are really noisy. Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing us a Happy Blogoversary.


  10. This sounds interesting. Our mom, however, sounds a lot like Sparkles and avoids the sun too - but our dad might be ok to work with on this!!

  11. Oh, shame it's only doggies & kitties in America coz I would have joined in! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  12. Hope we are doing this right and that it is OK for us all to enter. I went first.


  13. Artemisia

  14. Scylla

  15. Socks

  16. That sounds like a good book and contest. Mom is so busy, maybe we can at least get her to buy the book and read to us?

  17. I hope it is all right that I put our goat in the contest. It said pets. Anyway, here is our url

    I did do a post on Peepers the goat, here.

    I will look for some more photos. This is a great contest. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  18. Great fun. Will have to think about this one. I used to be outside but now with me being an inside kittie the activities are all indoors.

  19. I wonder exactly what Terri says about this???

    Kindest Regards,


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