Thanks to Lunchbox for sponsoring this conversation about our pets.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a pet, and I’m just now ready to get a new one. Any one who has had a long time family pet knows how difficult it can be to get another. The pets become the stars of your family – your MVPs, so to speak. They end up running the house – even when they’re well trained – and your fondest memories include them.
We got our first family dog when I was 10 or so. We looked for months, hitting all the shelters and rescues in our area. Generally, we’d make the rounds once every week or two. While there wasn’t any specific type of dog we were looking for, we wanted something small with short hair, preferably a puppy or young adult, and female. We also wanted it to not be a barker, since we lived in a condo, and did NOT want a dachshund of any kind.
We had basically stopped looking for a dog, and went to one of the shelters on a lark one day after school. It was here that we found our dog – A 6-8 year old male dachshund. He was sweet and friendly. Smart and full of personality. He was also very quiet while the other dogs were barking. It wasn’t until we were approved to adopt him that we realized that we had been tricked. That dog had outsmarted us! I believe barking was his favorite pastime, and he loved to tell you about his day, or what he disagreed with.
Purina knows how important your pets are to your family. That’s why they have a wide variety of pet foods and treats for your MVP, available at Walmart.
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Walmart is giving away 5 $50 gift cards, so you can try the Purina family of products for your own pets! Enter quickly, though – the giveaway ends March 6.