Today Cascadian Nomads, Wag’n Woof Pets, and My GBGV Life are celebrating the end of Multiple Pet Mania Month with Multiple Pet Day! My cat sis Sophie is not being real cooperative, and we wanted an outdoor photo anyway, so my sisters and I decided to just celebrate with the dogs of the house!
First and foremost, I would like to thank our sponsors, K9 Bytes, Merrick Pet Care, and The Umbilical Belt! You were all wonderful to work with, you have amazing products which are so important for homes with pets, especially multiple pets, and you provided amazing giveaways this month! Please put a paw up for these great sponsors!
I would also like to personally thank, and ask everyone who participated in #MultiPetMania this month to have their humans give them a scratch behind their ears (yes, even cats like their ears scratched so make sure to include the cat). Without participants, the month would have been rather boring! It was a fun month with many posts, new friends, and lots of great ideas for multiple pet families!
Today is the day we announce the winners of our photo contest. There were quite a few entries, and the decision was a tough one, but after much going back and forth, we have selected the winners. A big thank you to everyone who entered photos! Congratulations to the winners!
First place: What a look and the sweet guinea pig in the background! Adorable multiple pet combination!
Kenji and Kyoko playing tuggie while Ran looked on. #MultiPetDay #PlayfulPaws A photo posted by Linda Szymoniak (@urdchan87) on
Second place: Multiple pets play together, but with three, there is often one left out!
Third place: One has to include a cat, and we all want to know what happened when Barley got down to the yard! We had a survey for Multiple Pet Month, thank you to all who bravely came out of hiding behind your plants and filled it out. The results are as follows:
- How many pets do you have? Participants have 104 dogs, 71 cats, 19 fish, 8 rodents, 8 reptiles, 4 wabbits, 6 birds, 19 horses, 3 sheep, and 1 lone goat!
- How long have you lived with multiple pets? 0-5 yrs, 11.6%, 6-10 yrs, 20.93%, 11-15 yrs, 11.63%, 16-20 yrs, 4.65%, 20+ yrs, 13.95%, as long as you can remember, 37.21%
- What’s the best part of multiple pets? A full house – 14.77%, a full heart – 42.05%, the pets relationship with me – 22.73%, the pets relationship with each other – 20.45. Other answers were, having lots of fur babies to love and adore, the relationships with the kids, everything, the wide range of activities multiple pets offer.
- As for how multiple pets effect your life: expenses were the most difficult aspect for most, time management, housekeeping, grooming, exercise & training, feeding, vacation, keeping peace were all for the majority of respondents easy.
That wraps up the month for this year! Come back and join us next year for another month of Multiple Pet Mania! I will leave you with a photo of my sisters and I along with cat bro Bert. As you can see, he loves hanging out with his dogs!