Monday, February 1, 2016

My Pet Pledge for 2016! Make Yours and Enter To Win at Purina PureLoveForPets.com ! #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post, written by me on behalf of  Nestle Purina®  I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the  Purina Pet Pledge Campaign 2016.   Cat Chat With Caren and Cody only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.



Here we are, a month into the New Year, and if you are like many people, the "resolutions" you made for yourself have fallen by the wayside. That is why I prefer to use the word "intentions" or even better, the word "pledge."  A "pledge" is a "solemn promise or undertaking". For me, promises are serious business, if I make a promise I will do my UTMOST to keep it, much more than a resolution or an intention.

This year our friends at  Purina want to keep all of our favorite four-legged family members in mind as we make our  pledges! With February being "The Month of Love" , it is the purrfect time to make a pledge to our furry family members! 

What is MY Pledge?
See this cute guy?

That's Cody, and Cody is NOT holding a cat toy. Cody is holding Dakota's BALL. A DOG BALL! Why a dog ball? Well, long story short, I had come into the living room because I felt sorry for Dakota, (I felt he wasn't being active enough), and I started throwing one of his balls to him. Dakota had NO interest in it...but....CODY DID!

I felt so guilty! Nearly every night after dinner Cody goes into the bedroom hoping that I will tear myself away from the computer, even for just 15 minutes and play his favorite game in the world. We call it "The Silly Game". What it boils down to is Cody likes to play with his favorite wand toy, (the one with the furry little mouse on the end, that you all know of quite well!). HE LOVES THAT GAME! For quite some time I would play EVERY NIGHT. Then, as many of us do, I started being "too busy." I would say "Not now Cody, Mama has work to do", or "maybe tomorrow Cody", but then tomorrow comes and it is the same thing again. I know, I am an AWFUL kitty Mama. I am sure you have all been there at some point yourselves so don't point a paw at me!  It got me to thinking,

If my baby can make the time for ME, as he always does, even when I am just resting on the couch, the LEAST I can do is to make the time for HIM....I can take 15 minutes as many days a week as he wants to play, and PLAY WITH HIM. He won't be here forever, we all know too well how fast the time passes. I must savor each and every moment that I am blessed to spend with him. My pledge is to take the time at LEAST once a day and play that "Silly Game" with Cody. If it is important to HIM, it should be important to ME.


 Our friends at Purina, Cody and I are  encouraging everyone to make a Pet Pledge for 2016 – it can be anything, from spending more time with your pets each day to pampering them with new toys or accessories, and anything in between. Once you’ve made your Pledge, visit PureLoveForPets.com and share it with Purina! While you’re on the site, play their instant-win game to win a prize box or their grand prize – all geared to help you keep that Pledge:


Cat Prize Box– Cat Furminator, Kitty Hammock, toys, other cat-related accessories! Visit PureLoveForPets.com to see ALL of the prizes!
Photo Courtesy of Purina



Cat Grand Prize – Deluxe Cat Tower
Photo Courtesy of Purina



Because this is a cat blog we are focusing on the prizes that CATS can win. There are DOG PRIZES AS WELL! They include a Dog Prize Box – Dog Furminator, Kong toys, other dog-related accessories!!!

Dog Grand Prize – the Deluxe Dog Crate---is AMAZING!!!

to check it out
 and to check out
 ALL OF THE 
PAWESOME PRIZES!!!

The Instant Win game will  run through Wednesday, February 17. In addition, PureLoveForPets.com will also feature information and tips on different Pet Pledges you can make and how to help keep them throughout the year. There are coupons there too!


I made MY pledge AND played the Instant Win game as well, it couldn't be easier!!! Be sure to head over there yourself!!!!!

I shared my pledge with Purina and all of you, now tell me, in a comment below, what will YOUR PLEDGE to your pet(s) be?

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!!

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31 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea this is, making pledges for the benefit of our furbabies. I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to use the same pledge as you. I myself am guilty of making the "maybe later" excuse to my kitties (and pup), and I really want to stop that. Like you said so well, they always have time for me, so I'd like to return the favor to them. So, I'm pledging to make more time for each of my furbabies, each and every day. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  2. Mom needs to make the same pledge!

    Emma and Buster

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  3. I wish I had a dog to make the pledge to. (sniff, sniff) When I adopt another dog, I"ll make the pledge.

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    1. You were an AMAZING Mama to BJ....you KNOW that. My heart breaks for you. You will get the chance to be an amazing Mama again! I know it!!!! xoxoxo

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    2. You were an AMAZING Mama to BJ....you KNOW that. My heart breaks for you. You will get the chance to be an amazing Mama again! I know it!!!! xoxoxo

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  4. I'm heading to Purina right after I post this but wanted to say my pledge will ALSO be to spend more time with Sam. In his old age he's become really "needy" and wanting me to come when he calls. If I'm busy I tend to just go when I'm finished doing what I'm doing....often I'll find him still sitting patiently waiting. It makes me sad that I ignored him. I will not do that again. Whatever time we have left in our lives together will be #1 priority with me - and I mean that!!!

    Hugs, Pam

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    1. Oh Pam I know!!!!! Don't beat yourself!! Cody will sit in the bedroom at around 6 (in the dark)...he will look at me sooo pitifully, and I will often say "Mama can't play right now".........it breaks my heart. I MUST stop doing that! You would think that I would know better!!!!! Sending much love!

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  5. My Pledge is definitely to spend more time with Cookie and get myself away from the computer. She loves being held and enjoys playing with the dog toys as well.

    Love, Terry

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    1. You sound like me Terry!!!! Too bad Cody and Cookie can't get together! xoxo

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  6. already entered today. I could really use a new cat tree

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  7. You're so handsome Cody. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. Awww THANK YOU!!! And THANK YOU for linking us!!!! Sending MUCH LOVE and many, many kitty kisses!!! xoxo

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  8. I really love this idea and will definitely take the pledge!

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  9. dood...thiz iz total lee kewl that ewe N yur mom play yur "silly game"....we noe it meenz de werld two ewe both....

    yur mom iz rite....all peepulz R in de same boat....de bizee boat....N life tosses & ternz all kindz oh thingz everee which a way...ta everee one

    that yur mom is stoppin ta say....hold de fone..... mayo....N horse radish...ta take time for ewe & yur brother....rocks...

    de food servizz gurl sayz online "cat" life iz kewl, but at nite & on de week oh endz.... un lezz itz a "speshull circumstanz".....

    online getz .....shut off

    & "reel" cat life bee ginz ♥♥♥

    { N thanx full lee for de most part; her can sneek round de web while at werk...her calls it multee taskin ~~ } :)

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    1. Awww thanks!! You are right though...we "unplug" MORE now than we ever did....ever since the New Year and it is the BEST!

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  10. That's a wonderful pledge and you and Cody are a purrfect team!

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  11. What a wonderful pledge ! Mum promises us to have playtime every day with us. Purrs

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  12. My mom's pledge to me is to take me outside more often when the weather is warm!!

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  13. We love the idea of making a pledge to spend a little extra time with your kitties every day!

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  14. Spending a little extra time with our pets is a Wonderful pledge!

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  15. We pledge that the mom will spend more time with us. With her home recuperating, it's a start!

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  16. We know your are a great Mama to your boys Caren! Life is imperfect and so are we! We do the best that we can and some times it isn't enough but most days it is! But our Mama is in agreement with yours, she will try to play with all of us more often!She is very good in the cuddling and love department though ;)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  17. That's a fantastic pledge and I'm sure Cody will appreciate it.

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  18. A terrific pledge! You and Cody sure a great team and making a difference. Enjoy your week.

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  19. Ma promises us to take care of us through sickness and health, good and bad behavior, till death do us part.

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  20. Pawsum posty. We don't make resolutions eever. Stead we challenged everypawdy to share at least one more adoptable kitty this year than last. Course since we don't keep count, we just meant to share, share, share. :) And mommy also purromissed to take more time off from da catputer to spend wiff us. And she's duin' it. We stay a little behind these days, but we are much happier as kitties to have moommy spendin' more time wiff us duin' fings we like to do. Glad yous makin' more time fur Cody. Y'all have fun.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  21. Pipo is pestering me right now as I type...he wants to play wand toy...and he paws me and mrouws at me until I give in, MOL!! Then the blogs have to wait...and sometimes Minko will play with tennis balls too, he hugs them just like Cody, isn't it cute?? (We have a couple if tennis balls, cut open and set on top of some posts that we don't want to bump into...and he steals them and we have to wait until he is done playing else she just removes then again, OMC!!)

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