We were in the midst of an epic snowstorm when I got invited to Purina® Chef Michael’s Be My Valentine Doggie Dinner Party in New York City.
Although I wasn’t able to make it, my loss is your gain since Purina® has agreed to give me three Doggie Dinner Kits to award to three of my subscriber winners (sign up below now so you can participate).
When I wrote Blessing of the Animals, I did not include a specific section on Valentine’s Day because I know pet lovers celebrate their pets each and every day.
But Purina® looked into it a bit further and conducted a survey of pet owners and found:
- 66% of dog owners planned to show their dog how much they love him or her on Valentine’s Day by showering the dog with hugs and kisses,
- 56% preferred to show their love through a special meal topped off with their dog’s favorite treat, and
- 26% say “I love you” once every day to their dogs.
Would it surprise you to learn that the 26% is the same percentage that say, “I love you” to a spouse or significant other on a daily basis?
I thought not.
Anyway, the Chef Michael’s Be My Valentine Doggie Dinner Party took place at Gotham Hall and was a star studded affair.
Elisabeth Rohm, herself a dog owner (and current star of Heroes), teamed up with Purina® Chef Michael’s™ to celebrate along with a long list of celebrities.
There was a contest too but I was more glad to hear that this doggie valentine event had a larger mission.
For every valid entry, Chef Michael’s donated $10 to Adopt-a-Pet.com (up to $7,500) to support its mission to find forever homes for homeless dogs.
Three subscriber participants were awarded a Purina® Chef Michael’s Doggie Dinner Kit and were announced in the March 2010 Ark Animal Tracks newsletter.
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