Have you been racking up all the savings the past couple of days with the Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals? Did you think to pick up something for that special furry friend in your life? Oftentimes with the craziness of the holidays we forget to pick up treats, toys and even clothes for our pets. But, with all the unconditional love they give you all year round, don't you think they, too, deserve a few gifts under the tree this holiday season?
Over the years I have shared countless posts about our rescue dogs, including how two of dogs, Abby, shown below and who is no longer with us, and Lily, who will be celebrating her 13th birthday this year, helped get me through my cancer treatment in 2008. I rescued Abby at the start of my treatment in February and then got Lily as a companion for Abby and to celebrate my cancer treatment being over in December of that same year. By year's end, we had three rescue dogs -- Manny, who my husband and I adopted back in 2000, as our first pet together and then Abby and Lily.
Lily (black dog)
Even as a child, I have always had pets and have been a dog lover. And, when I went off to school and was living on my own, I couldn't wait to start rescuing dogs and giving them forever homes. This past July after healing and taking time after Abby's passing a couple years ago, we rescued a new dog, Milly, who was going to be put down as no one wanted her and the few families who adopted her, sent her right back.
Can you believe this little girl, who is around 3 years old was found wandering the streets of NY with an electric cord around her neck? She was only a few pounds -- should be 9-10 lbs, and was skittish around everyone. I knew when I saw her at the foster family home that she would make a great addition to our family, give company to Lily and be treated the way an animal should be treated -- humanely. While we continue to struggle to get Milly to trust and feel comfortable after the first few years of her life being abused, I am hoping that this Christmas will show her just how happy we are to have her as part of our family.
I made a point this past Friday and Saturday when shopping at our local Walmart to stop by the pet aisle. I zeroed in on the Purina dog treats as they have been a favorite of Milly's and Lily always loves to be surprised with a Purina Beggin Strips after coming in from going potty. It was nice to see the aisle filled with other dog owners shopping for treats for their pets. I even overhead a few talking about their pets as if they were children...just like I do. :-)
By the time I reached out the check out counter I had gotten all the items I came for, including an assortment of Purina dog treats for Lily and Milly, to wrap and leave under the tree for them.
Come Christmas day they will wake to find the following Purina treats under the tree...note the savings! :-)
Purina Busy Bones (7 oz)
Purina Alpo Variety Snaps Little Bites (32oz)
Purina Beggin Strips (25oz)
Purina Beneful Healthy Smile Dental Dog Snacks (24ct)
While I still have a few more gifts I want to pick up for the dogs -- a sweater or two for Milly and an oversized futon bed for the two to share, I am happy to have picked up their Purina treats, as Walmart was having amazing specials of these for Black Friday, as well as this upcoming Cyber Monday. If your dog is a fan of Purina treats like my two rescue dogs are, you will definitely want to make a point to shop your local Walmart or online and pick up a sampling of their treats to surprise your furry friend with this holiday season.
To learn more about the Purina Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials visit the Purina Pet Park on Walmart.com.