Blog Posts by Purina

  • Full disclosure: I'm one of those people who is slightly obsessed with her dogs, so you can feel free to take anything that follows with a grain of salt.

    But every once in a while, particularly when they're all curled up, cute and snuggly, I can't help but think how incredibly lucky I am to own two flat-out phenomenal pups. And it's not just because they're ridiculously adorable when they're sleeping.

    It's because they wag their tails first thing in the morning, despite the fact that I couldn't be more irritable, cantankerous or surly (for the record, I'm about as much of a morning person, as Paris Hilton is a homebody). It's because they're always happy to see me when I come home from work (even when I'm late). And it's because they somehow know when I've had a terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad day - and they do everything in their power to turn it around.

    Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not naïve enough to suggest that dogs have the same emotional range as humans, but

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  • It was November of 1991. I was nine years old, and my family was celebrating Thanksgiving. And as I set out the china and placed the forks and knives, it dawned on me that something was amiss.

    Bandit didn't have a plate.

    In my nine-year-old mind, it didn't seem right not to have our whole family gathered around the table for the holiday. That meant Bandit too - the calico butterball I had gotten for my birthday the year before. Bandit played hide-and-seek with me when I got home from school. She slept in my bottom dresser drawer. And she even played dress up with me (if you can call my attempt at finagling her into a Cabbage Patch pinafore "playing dress up"). In my mind, she was definitely a part of the family - and she deserved a spot at dinner just as much as my crazy aunt Connie (maybe even more).

    So I set out a plate on the kitchen floor. And, because she was just good-natured like that, Mom served Bandit a special meal - and we all ate Thanksgiving dinner

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