Our 1,000th Post and a Giveaway!

May 25, 2012

By Julia Williams

CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company started this blog in February of 2009. I’ve been a regular contributor for nearly all of that time, and I’m happy to say we’ve just reached a great blogging milestone – our 1,000th post!

In the beginning, the mission for the blog was twofold – to connect with customers as well as to help all pet lovers across the country with issues pertaining to pet care, nutrition, health, training, grooming, exercise, behavioral issues and of course, responsible pet ownership. 1,000 posts later, and this mission remains unchanged.

Over the years, I’ve watched the blog grow both in readership and depth of the knowledge imparted by all of our wonderful contributors. As Editor, I’ve worked with some amazing writers who, like me, dearly love their pets and are delighted to share their expertise and personal stories with others. CANIDAE and all of its blog contributors are passionate about pets – that’s why we do what we do here day after day, post after post.

We strive to offer a mix of articles that educate, entertain, inspire and enlighten. We want the RPO blog to be a place where every pet lover feels welcome no matter what type of four-legged friend resides in your heart and home.

I feel blessed to have formed so many friendships with other pet bloggers and animal lovers these past few years. Pet bloggers are an extraordinary group if ever there was one. The sense of community, the camaraderie, the loving support of people who adore their pets – this is something I didn’t know existed before becoming part of the RPO blog, but it’s enriched my life in ways I can’t begin to explain.

And that leads me to the giveaway I mentioned in the title of this post! As a celebration of reaching 1,000 posts, I want to give one lucky reader a ticket to the BlogPaws 2012 Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference held on June 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah!

If you’re a pet blogger, I don’t have to tell you what BlogPaws is or how awesome it is, because I know you already know. For the rest of you, BlogPaws is an organization created specifically for the online pet community. They focus on bringing pet bloggers, pet lovers, shelters, rescues and pet-related brands together for education, networking and creating worldwide change for pets in need.

The BlogPaws 2012 Conference is the place to be if you’re a pet blogger, but it’s so much fun that I think anyone who loves pets would have a great time there – if for no other reason than to meet hundreds of other like-minded souls!

I’m giving away one BlogPaws Full 2012 Conference Pass which includes: Thursday evening reception, Friday and Saturday General Sessions and breakouts, meals, breaks, and sponsor exhibit areas. (Please note: transportation and lodging are NOT included).

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post stating that you’d like to be entered, and include your email address so I can contact you right away if you’re chosen as the winner. This giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Giveaway ends Monday, May 28th at midnight Pacific.

Photo by Stefano Mortellaro

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The personal opinions and/or use of trade, corporate or brand names, is for information and convenience only. Such use does not constitute an endorsement by CANIDAE® All Natural Pet Foods of any product or service. Opinions are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of CANIDAE® All Natural Pet Foods.

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  1. Meg says:

    I’m late but congratulations!!

  2. 1000..THAT’S FANTASTIC! Good luck to the anipals who win. xo

  3. Wow–1000! Now that’s nice round number. Good luck to the kittehs and Humans who enter–we can’t go so that improves their chances, MOL! Great prize 😉

  4. Madi and Mom says:

    Hi Julia
    Thank you for visiting us today. What a preciou pic!
    Madi and mom

  5. Sandy says:

    I would like to be entered into the sweepstakes, Sandy W., highmesa.2@gmail.com

  6. Congratz on 1000 posts! That’s incredible! You have an awesome blog.

    We are already going to BlogPaws….good luck to everyone entering your giveaway!
    xo Katie & Glogirly

  7. Priscilla says:

    Congratulations on your 1000 posts! You did a fantastic job!

  8. rick says:

    I would love to be entered into your wonderful giveaway. Thank you for doing your great blog.
    rick at weitzelandsonsexcavating dot com

  9. Nancy says:

    Thanks for your hard work and the great giveaway! nancy at weitzelandsonsexcavating dot com

  10. mdweitzel says:

    Congratulations and thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to enter. misty at weitzelandsonsexcavating dot com

  11. We always enjoy your blog…the stories are informative and entertaining!

    And our mom would love to go to Blog Paws!! Please enter her!!

  12. BeadedTail says:

    Congratulations on 1000 posts! We wish you many, many more! We’d love to enter the giveaway but we aren’t able to make it to BlogPaws year so we’ll have to pass.

  13. Congrats!! We love your posts, and your kind comments on our posts. We can’t enter your contest cause we’re too far away, but good luck to everyone that enters!

  14. Diane says:

    My name is Diane O’Brien and the proud owner of three Boxers. I would love to be entered into the 2012 4th BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference! dianeobrien002@gmail.com

  15. Brian says:

    Congrats on 1000 posts! That sure is a lot of typing! I will pass on the drawing.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Enter me please, lsu_is_number_1@yahoo.com Thanks!

  17. Wow, huge congrats on 1000 posts! We’re about to celebrate our first anniversary at Cat Wisdom 101 so we know how much work it is!

  18. I love your blog b/c it teaches us so much!! I thank you for it!!
    But don’t enter me in your give-away b/c I couldn’t go no matter what!! Thanks for the 1,000 posts!!!

  19. Me & Myself attended the August 2011 BlogPaws conference in DC and itza doggone meowvalous event

  20. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I would like to win the give away that was mentioned in the 1000th blog.
    My name is Diane Mullins and my email address is rdmullins@sbcglobal.net

    Thank You

  21. Dena Creamer says:

    Please enter me,

    rottley at cswnet dot com

  22. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the chance to go to the PetBlog conference, please include me in your contest! bennybunch@surewest.net or katrina.benny@dgs.ca.gov