I recently ran a little book giveaway thanks to Dr Lewis Kirkham from Baby and Pet and was overwhelmed by the love that poured forth from people for their furbabies. You guys and the terrific bond you have with your pets are what makes being a vet worthwhile! I’m not joking. We don’t go to work every day for the funky smells we get to ‘wear’ home (think bum mixed with rotting fish and you’ve got a fairly accurate picture of the stuff that squirts out of anal glands), or for the delightful hours we get to work (come on animals, get sick between 9 and 5 please!). And we sure as heck don’t do it for the buckets of money we take home every week. Just ask my maid and my butler, I don’t pay them nearly as much as I should…
Aaaanyway, my point is, seeing how much people cherish their pets is like a blissful ray of sunshine that warms the cockles of my heart. And everyone likes their cockles warmed, right?
So Without Further Ado, the Woof-tastic Winners are…
Lumi and Leila
Miranda entered these two – their cuteness is almost unbearable! This is what she had to say about them:
“Lumi and Leila always make us smile. They give so much love and it is a joy to reciprocate. These fluffy characters brighten our world!”
Chewy and PK
Entered by soon-to-be mum of twins Erika, these two little dogs are very loved. I just wanna snuggle them so bad!
“Their little smiling faces and wagging bums are my world. I am pregnant with twins due 1/5 and more than anything I want to make the transition of bringing home babies as smooth as possible for them.”
Athena and Artie
These two gorgeous girls were entered by Fiona . I have a feeling they’re going to fulfill their big sister roles beautifully.
“My furbabies are a part of the family because… between keeping me active with walks and ball throwing at the park, giving me lots of love and kisses, always listening to my ‘bad day’ issues, and constantly making me laugh with their antics (good medicine after a hard day!), I can’t imagine life without them.”
And these PAWesome dogs came runners up
I wish I had a prize for everyone, but these guys will just have to make do with, well, no prize… Sorry guys! At least your beautiful pics are immortalised for the lifetime of my blog.
Jessica’s dog Yoshi after the dreaded ordeal that is bath time
Jennifer’s dog Kate is the best hiking partner and cuddle companion ever! (I reckon Kate and Olive would get on really well!)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of those who took the time to share a photo and a story about their furkids. You guys obviously care enough about ensuring your dogs and babies (or future babies, or grandbabies!) will live in harmony. Creature Clinic is all about pets and their people, and I feel really honoured that you guys took the time. So here’s a duckling. I hope you like him!
By the way, if you would like to know a bit more about preparing a dog for the arrival of a new baby, I wrote a brilliant piece of literary genius about it right here. Have a great day!!