If you are a regular reader here you know all about Finnegan and how much I love him. Finnegan is my first-born son from another mother. He is an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd that I adore and love just as must as I love my children. Growing up I never had a dog so I have always been surprised at how much my life began to revolve around Finnegan. Finnegan is always under my feet. He sleeps with me, he follows me into the bathroom, sits next to me on the couch, sits under my feet at the dinner table. When I get in from work without fail, Finnegan is there shaking his butt and trying to kiss me. When I go out the my car to get something and come back in; Finnegan is there waiting for me at the door and looking for a kiss. When I am happy he jumps around with me and when I am sad he lies beside me.
When Finnegan first met Derek then Hayley he sniffed them every so gently and then would lay next to wherever they were. He took to his role of guard dog immediately and even on walks he won’t let any stranger or dog near “his kids”
My children adore Finnegan. They play fetch with him, pet him, tried to ride him like a horse (we tell them stop) and Finnegan is amazingly gentle and loving with them. Derek was even born on Finnegan’s first birthday! When the kids were at that tough age where they would pull his hair or hit him instead of pet him; Finnegan would just get up, go across the room and lay down away from them. When they were infants and would cry he would go running. As they grow and play, Finnegan is always with them, playing along.
This Halloween Finnegan and Hayley are considering a Batman and Robin duo dress-up.
When we are shopping for Finnegan we are always looking for the best food, toys and health care items available. We want to keep Finnegan at his very best to help do our part to keep him healthy and happy as long as we can. My passion for social good and giving back mixed with my love of dogs instantly made me excited about the Hairy n’ Scary Halloween Pet Photo Contest which Acme Markets has teamed up with Purina to bring to all their customers. It’s simple to enter!! All you have to do from now until October 31st is submit a photo of your pet in costume for a chance to win a $250 donation to an accredited animal shelter in your pet’s name!
How to enter:
- Take a photo of your furry friend in its best Halloween costume, or just a great pic of your pet.
- Upload it the Hairy and Scary site: http://www.acmemarkets.com/hairynscary
- Don’t have a costume? Not to worry! You can pick from a number of stickers to add to your pet’s photo and dress them up virtually!
- Fill out an easy form.
- Click submit and you’re done!
- The winning photo will have a $250 Gift Card donated to an accredited animal shelter in their pet’s name!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.