Friday, February 15, 2013

4 Year Blogiversary Bash and a Giveaway!


By Julia Williams

Bow wow WOW! It’s been four years since CANIDAE began the Responsible Pet Ownership blog, and what a ride it’s been. Let’s pop a cork and have a PAWTY!

I’ve been Editor of the RPO blog for nearly all of that time, and I’ve watched it grow and evolve to become something better than I ever imagined. Blogging has been around for awhile now, but in many ways is still in its infancy, and there’s so much yet to discover.

I can’t wait to see what the next four years has in store for this blog, as well as for all of the other pet blogs and bloggers I’ve come to know and love. Social media is a unique sign of the times; unless you have a fairly new dictionary, you won’t find the terms “blog” and “blogging” in there. And yet, blogs have become a part of daily life for many of us. Whether we read blogs, write blogs or do some of both, it’s hard to imagine them not being there.

CANIDAE began this blog with a few simple but heartfelt goals – to connect with customers, make new friends, share interesting and fun stories, and impart knowledge to help people be the best “pet parents” they can be.

Four years and nearly 2,000 posts later, I’m happy to say these goals have all been met, and so much more. Responsible pet ownership is at the heart of everything this blog stands for and strives to accomplish. It’s the cornerstone of the CANIDAE brand as well as the philosophy of all who work for the company.

The writers of this blog also understand how important responsible pet ownership is, and we seek to share what we’ve learned as lifelong pet lovers. What we write here is all about two things: the pets and the people who love them. Some days we just want to entertain you, while other times we hope to enlighten. But it’s really all the same – coming together with other pet lovers in this unique social media venue.

I’m proud to be associated with this blog and the quality brand behind it. I look forward to each day’s post, and I hope you do as well. We are always open to suggestions for improvements, so feel free to suggest them at any time.

To celebrate the RPO blog’s four year anniversary, we decided to have a giveaway! Four readers will each win a 15 pound bag of CANIDAE dog food or FELIDAE cat food (your choice).

To enter the giveaway, just leave us a nice comment and some way to reach you – email address, a link back to your blog, etc. Deadline for entering is February 25, 2013 and winners will be contacted shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Dog photo by alexeyklyukin
Cat photo by Craig Howell

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71 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your four years! We certainly look forward to the articles and info you post on here. Have a great weekend!

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  2. FOUR (4) YEARS?????????????? THAT is just an amazing commitment !! CONGRATULAIONS!!! And here is to FOUR MORE!!!

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  3. Congratulations, Julia for a great blog and a happy anniversary to you. It's been informative and fun :) Please pass the kitty food to a commenter whose pets are already enjoying Felidae/Canidae..

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  4. I enjoy this blog and look forward to getting it in my email inbox. some great articles, some with helpful information and some just great stories about animals their owners. Thank you very much for sharing these articles with us!

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  5. Thanks for looking out for our critter friends and helping their humans take good care of them! I have 2 dogs and now 5 cats and we would love to win a bag of food. It will go well with the food I cook for them, too! They eat their veggies everyday.

    Laura
    ljm@sysmatrix.net

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  6. Thank you for your thoughtful and entertaining blogging! Your emails always remind me to pay special attention to my furry kiddos and how much they mean to our family. Keep up the good work!

    nmwinks@yahoo.com

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  7. Congrats, I love following the blog, and I read them daily. Give us a hoot at my husbands blog if we won, I know our little furry pup boy would love it!

    http://www.culinarypen.com/2011/04/puppy-yogurt.html

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  8. I really enjoy reading your blog daily. There's always a interesting story or photos to draw me in. My 3 chihuahuas ChaCha Coconuts, Tango Mango and little hairless Calypso are your biggest fans. They adore their Canidae and I love being able to feed them a quality food. Happy Anniversary.
    spankysparkle@aol.com

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  9. I am the proud owner of two yellow Labradors, Trump and Bambi and believe I have read every dog article you published out of the 2000.

    Since both these guys were rescued they have only been fed Candidae All Life Stage Formular. They are both in good health at 12 and 7 yo.

    joemet4@verizon.net

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  10. MY name is Brandi and I've been using Canidae for years. but never have i been more grateful for your product then when i rescued my husky. She was in horrid state. Food was going through her. She was so skinny. She wouldn't eat the ALS canidae. But when i put the pure sea infront of her. She ate. Her stools became normal and she was on her way to being healthy. She has gained weight and is doing well. Thank you so much! You can reach me at justiceforpets@hotmail.ca

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  11. Congrats on the milestone! We've been reading for about three of those four years.You guys seem to have a great crew. Keep it up.

    http://shibasenji.wordpress.com

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  12. Congrats on four good years on blogging and for sure a Happy Blogoversary to you.This is a great blog and we love reading it. We would love to win a bag of that great food of Felidae.

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  13. Our rescue girl Nora thrives on Candidae ALS, and her coat and skin are much improved since switching to Candidae. She would be thrilled to win a bag of food! hollarmj@live.com (Nora's Mom)

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  14. Congrats on the four years, that's amazing!

    riley(dot)acd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I wish I had known about this product 4 years ago. My dogs have been on this foor since Oct and the changes are dramatic, more energy, no more skin issues, long soft fluffy coats and though I cant prove it my special needs pup who suffered from frequent seizures has not had so much as a twitch since the diet change. I will continue to buy this product as long as I have my 4 legged family members.
    Gunslingerdh@gmail.com

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  16. We love your food! My chocolate lab pup is the healthiest and most vibrant dog we have ever owned and we attribute this to his fantastic diet. I also really appreciate your blog posts and have learned so much about the health and well being of our beloved pet. The dedication to quality and genuine love for furry family members makes Canidae a brand above the rest. Thank you for all you do!

    Michelina, Mike, and Austin
    mkauffman24@gmail.com

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  17. Please enter me in the giveaway. We have 3 dogs, a boxer, pit, and boston terrier, so any little bit helps! :)

    Thank you!
    Jennifer

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  18. My dog and cats are thriving on your food. On behalf of them, thank-you

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  19. Congrats on 4 years! We have enjoyed reading along and love the content. Paws crossed to win a bag of food, we do love to eat!
    Wyatt and Stanzie
    www.wyattgardens.blogspot.com

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  20. Happy Blogoversary!!! We love reading your articles....

    randomfelines.blogspot.com

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  21. Thank you for the informative blogs--I especially enjoy the ones pertaining to dog training; helpful to repost to my friends!

    sutcliffe.chelsea@gmail.com

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  22. Congrats on your blogaversary! I love following along and reading!

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  23. Happy Blogoversary and congrats on a fab 4 years!!!

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!! I love reading (and sharing) your very informative posts!!
    My kitties, Big Bad Baby Twinkle (shelter adoptee) and Sweet Cee Cee (rescued from the streets) LOVE Felidae!!
    Azar ATTURA
    http://www.bronxace.homestead.com/lowcostspay.html

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  25. Very cool! annabananapeterpanna@gmail.com

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  26. Congratulations on your Blogoversary. The 4 Farm cats send lots of purrs. They would love some cat food too.
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  27. Hello,

    I want to say I have only been receiving your blog for about a year now, but have truly enjoyed all the wisdom and insight that you have provided and if I was to win the giveaway well that would be purrfect. I would love to try the FELIDAE cat food but have not been able to afford it.

    Thank you, and keep up the great work.

    Katrina Benny

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  28. Enjoy your blogs & am glad it has been a successful 4 yrs! Canidae is all we have been feeding our 3 border collies no matter how much out of our way we have to go to get it!
    pamelahelfrich@hotmail.com

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  29. My dogs have been enjoying Canidae for years, thanks for a great product, and I also enjoy the interesting articles in your blog
    Tama
    tuffdogz@aol.com

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  30. Congratulations on four years! I always enjoy reading your posts!

    spayde.michelle AT gmail.com

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  31. Congratulations on for years! I really enjoy your cat articles!

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  32. Great products! I always look forward the the great stories in the blog. Thanks from Saffy, Nacho, Maverick (the dogs) and Abby (the cat)

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  33. I reckon we are not eligible - as long as we're not illegible!! - but many congrats on your blogoversary! xx

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  34. Hooray !!! Happy 4th Blogoversary !!!
    And MORE and More to come : )
    I know I am not eligible, but can I enter for your local shelter ? If you said yes, I would love to enter for one of your local kitty shelter : )
    Lots of love
    Xoxo

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  35. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. Thanks for the great posts.

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  36. Good work, Miss Julia! We love your blog and it always has super informative information. Here's to many more years to come. :)

    I'd like to enter please, and if I'm selected I'd like to donate the prize :) I'm at rumblepurr@hotmail.com

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  37. Congrats on 4 years of blogging. We would love to win the DOG FOOD. The cats win everything around here. You can reach us at osso(at)cableone(dot)net or leave a comment on our blog Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs http://alasandra2003.blogspot.com/

    The Dogs, Fenris & Tuiren

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  38. Happy Blogiversary!
    I've truly enjoyed the many entertaining and educational posts. Although my pup benefits from your writings, his attention is on the CANIDAE. Here's to many more years =)
    nmmdom@comcast.net

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  39. Would be really nice to have for the kittens I foster for the local shelter!

    Congrats on the blogoversary!

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  40. Congratulations on your 4th Blogoversary! We enjoy reading this blog even if we don't comment all the time. We always get a smile on our face! Thank you for the opportunity to win some foods too!

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  41. Concatulations on 4 informative (for us) years of blogging. I'd love to try the kitty food. You can reach me at www.stunningkeisha.com. Operators are standing by for your call. MOL!

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  42. Happy 4-Year Blogiversary - we always enjoy your posts and pics!

    Edina & Max (our Golden Retriever who only eats Canidae Chicken and Rice!)

    edina_tien@yahoo.com

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  43. Thanks so much for the great work,congradulations on your 4th bloggaversary my dogs love Canidae and my cats love Felidae
    barbmitchell2011@aol.com

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  44. Happy 4th! We have 2 pit bulls, one who suffered from extremely sensitive skin. After a lot of research, we tried Canidae, and what a difference! Finally she felt better, and both dogs love the taste. Have never had them turn their noses up at this stuff, like they have with other brands. My one boy is now 16 and still going strong. All future dogs with remain on this brand. Thanks so much for helping my dogs live a healthier and happier life.
    mepher1@yahoo.com

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  45. Happy Anniversary!

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  46. Happy Blogoversary!

    Please enter us in your contest - we are two kitties, so we'd like the cat food.

    sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com

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  47. Us kids are wishing for a bag of Canidae food! Will share graciously with each other, Promise! Mom had to write for us, her email is idahominpin@yahoo.com

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  48. Catzowey! Four Funtastic Fabuloso Years! If I wins, myself will be donating dat doggone meowvalous bag to a deeezerving family. Yep Uh Huh! I'ma purrrroud to be the FURst Feline Spokescat for FELIDAE cuz itza the bestest food on the Planet!

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  49. Happy Blogoversary! We may not always leave comments, but we always read your posts. We appreciate all the good information you give us. Here's to many more years of blogging!

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  50. My two dogs love your dog food and treats !!
    Get them at country max in farmington n.y. !!
    The place to go for almost everything !!
    gerd

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  51. My dog Maya loves her Pure Sea dog food.We love the grain free diet.Your emails are awesome and full of great info. Keep up the great work!! By the way I love your new processing facility.

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  52. Happy Anniversary! Love the blog. hattielee2@yahoo.com

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  53. Max says happy anniversary!!! Congrats!!!

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  54. Congratulations, dear friends! Thank you for four years of insightful, enlightening, entertaining and informative posts. We always enjoy visiting the RPO Blog. :)

    Here's to four more years -- and beyond!

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  55. Julia - we consider you one of our dear friends and without blogging and social marketing, we would have never met you... Your writing style is warm, compassionate, informative, and real. We enjoy your posts very much and wish you many more years of successful blogging! Congratulations to you and Canidae Pet Food!

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  56. Happy Blog anniversary. I am coming up on my 1 year blog anniversary in April for my blogy " My Crazy life With My Diabetic Service Dog" at http://tarraandduchess.blogspot.com/ I don't know where I would be without Duchess she is a life saver.

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  57. Conga-Rats on your Blogoversary--we'll be coming up on #3 ourselves pretty soon!

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  58. The humans and the Canidae eater in the house appreciate your blog! We always manage to learn a lot and/or get a chuckle. Thank you!
    Stef, Tom, Bentley, Porsche & Gus

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  59. The blog stops here. Everyday. Keep up the good work!

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  60. Congrats on your Four_Year-Blogiversary! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it with such a wonderful giveaway! Here's to another wonderful blog year!

    nlbourassa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. Congratulations on your 4th Blogoversary, how awesome!

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  62. Congrats on the four years!

    smiller36(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I'm proud to be associated with this blog and with Julia. She does a great job keeping us in line. This is a wonderful place for responsible pet owners to interact. Happy Blogoversary!

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  64. Congrats on four years of inspiring and informing pet owners. Here's to many more!

    Kimputermom@aol.com

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  65. Happy New Year! Canidae is a food that we recommend to the folks who adopt from our Rescue Group. haugens@nicc.edu

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  66. Although I've fed my dog Canidae for nearly 10 years now, I've never subscribed to your blog -- until today! I loved reading this page and look forward to reading more. zindiz@yahoo.com

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  67. My puppy is doing so great on the All life stages food! I couldn't ask for more. jen.balaban@gmail.com

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  68. This is Donna with Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc., in North Pole Alaska. I wanted to let you know that I save all your e-mails and print out most of them to hand out to our pet adopters and have a library of your articles for pet owners to look through so they can find answers to their pet questions.

    Your articles have been great and very informative, please keep up the good work. I have been doing animal rescue all my life, over 48 years, and I still learn new things by reading your articles.

    Thanks,

    Donna

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  69. Congrats Canidae RPO on four years of a wonderful and informative pet blog! I always look forward to reading your emails/blogs!
    P.S. My dogs love your foods and adore your snap biscuits! If they know snap biscuits are in the house they won't take any other kind of treat!
    Thanks again!
    Krista, Daisy, Jake and Maggie

    k.richmond1023@gmail.com

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