The sponsor of this blog, CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods, selects one reader every three months to receive a free six month supply of their premium quality pet food. The winner is chosen at random from every new reader who subscribed via email during the past quarter. The winner gets to pick any formula of CANIDAE dog food or FELIDAE cat food.
The most recent winner is Benny Wong from Pasadena, California. Benny is very familiar with the CANIDAE brand and has chosen to receive free dog food. “We definitely feed our dogs CANIDAE! We use both the All Life Stages and Grain Free pureELEMENTS™ formulas,” said Benny. A longtime dog lover, Benny is also an active member of a Disc Dog club and competes regularly with his crew of canine athletes. “With 5 dogs, we sure can use this free food,” said Benny.
Here’s what Benny told us about himself and his canine family:
“I have been in the disc dog community since 1991. I belong to a disc dog club called Disc Dogs in Southern California. I’ve been president off and on for 4 years, and currently I’m the clinic and competition coordinator for the club.
My first dog Sammy, a poodle-terrier mix, started my addiction on wanting more dogs. He was my wife's lap dog that I converted into a disc dog. We adopted him in 1990 at 8 weeks and he was so perfect for us. We took him everywhere, and he took our heart at the age of 15 1/2.
Then came Kohbi, a Border-Aussie mix, adopted at 9 weeks old. She was the sweetest dog ever and would never harm anyone or anything including a fly. She's in the group photo, the brown and black dog on the far right. She recently passed away at age 15.
My third dog Zooma is a Cattle Dog/Greyhound and whatever else mix. She was an abandoned puppy that we found. We were told she was the right age to be adopted, but our vet indicated she was no more than 5 weeks old. Since she was so young, she became insecure as she grew up. But she still thinks she’s the Queen of our pack, and demands her way; she will complain by speaking out loudly!
Then came KD, a wild and nasty Border Collie that was fired as a sheep dog for damaging the goods (sheep). She would pick fights with all the dogs in the neighborhood, but she turned over a new leaf with no more fighting and became the most incredible dog. She made me look good as a disc dog trainer and took the
California Golden State Championship three years in a row – 2003, 2004 and 2005. Last year at the age of 11, she took first place in Ashley Whippet Invitational Toss and Fetch, and beat out most of the dogs on the west coast. She was the ideal dog adoption story as we are her fifth home!
Kiki is an Australian Shepherd, my special needs ADD dog that can't stay still. She was adopted at the age of 3 1/2 yrs old. She lived in a dog run most of her life and had little socialization with other dogs and people, and limited training. She still has issues at the age of nine, but we love her.
We adopted Skid at the age of 16 weeks from Border Collies In Need. She is a great dog, but has become very sensitive to strange sounds. We keep a close eye on her to make sure she doesn't get freaked from any usual sounds. You’d think a working disc dog would have confidence and not be so paranoid of noises. She loves the disc and we continue to move forward with her abilities on the competition field.
Our newest member, Jett, was adopted about a month ago at the age of 16 1/2 weeks. He had several health issues and was not socialized with humans. He has a few trust issues too. After many visits to the vet and 3 weeks later, he now acts like a normal puppy with energy to play, and he’s a very quick learner. He is making me look like a superstar trainer. We hope to train his focus to the disc and start on the competition field when he is old enough.
Thanks again for all the free CANIDAE dog food!