Thursday, October 11, 2012

Are we a nation of "Cat People" or "Dog People?" Join America's Pet Debate! Help Purina® Help U.S. Veterans!

Back when Zee & Zoey were conducting their Cat Ruler of the World Contest there was some barking going on about dogs. Who likes 'em, who doesn't and who just loves animals? From what I noticed in the comments, folks had LOTS to say!

Well Cat People, now you can make your voices heard!

HOT OFF  THE PRESS! I was just sent information from my friends at Purina and they want YOUR help to end the age-old debate as to who is better? CATS Or DOGS? Check out the info that I just received!

Purina® is calling all pet owners and lovers to join in the “America’s Pet Debate.” From now until Nov. 8, you can vote for your favorite pet at once a day. Purina will proudly declare whether America is a cat or dog nation on Nov. 9, 2012.

For every vote, Purina will donate $1, up to $100,000, to Pet Partners’ Veteran Programs. The donation will help fund Pet Partners pet therapy teams for U.S. veterans by providing the mental, physical and emotional support of cats and dogs through animal-assisted therapy. There are more than 22.7 million veterans in America today. The current national vote tally is 54% for Team Cat and 45% for Team Dog with a total of 47,923 votes.

You can also join the conversation about America’s Pet Debate on, Twitter (@petdebate), Instagram and Pinterest using hashtags #VoteCat, #VoteDog and #PetDebate.

Now get out there and vote!

I was not compensated for this post. I am a member of the Purina Cat Blogger Panel and am given information that I may choose to share...or not.


  1. Hi Caren and Cody,
    Not sure how this would work for us in Britain. However, the proceeds go to a cause that is dear to our hearts on a worldwide basis.
    I have forwarded your posting via social network sites and I hope that helps.
    Of course, I know who I would vote for. Arf! Arf! :)
    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! xx

  2. Yes, vote fur sure, tis one good chance to voice your opinion!

  3. @Brian gotta love it!!

    @Sherlock us too :)

    @Penny you are a complete sweetheart!! thank you for helping to spread the word!

    @Andrea YAY!!

  4. That sounds really interesting!

    Will definitely vote!

  5. Oh dear, I forgot where I actually live : ))

    My trouble is I have too many American friends and I thought I was your neighbour. Haha!!!

  6. My vote is obvious. Does it matter where I live geographically? We are all of one people....CAT people. purrr.....meow!

  7. So, whaddya think? Do you think the Human and your Mommy might get to make a WORLD SERIES BET????

  8. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Do they has a BOTH option? cause we loves cats and dogs, why the Mom even loves horses, goats, sheep and........well you get the idea.

  10. YAY! Mom and I are gonna vote RIGHT NOW! Way cool....let's hear it for Purina and what a wonderful cause too.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  11. What a fun debate!!! And great cause! Take care

  12. Do each of us get one vote...Maggie P., Grizelda, & Chloe Jo...
    P.S. Chloe has a lot of purrsonalities, does each one count sepurrartely??

  13. We are not getting involved in a debate about cats and dogs but we know we rule
    Benny & Lily

  14. @Two French your style...Dakota feels the same!

    @McGuffy Ann, you can vote once a day for whomever you want!

    @Old Kitty we think so too!

    @Sammy YAY!! So glad you are voting and we agree about Purina!

    @alasandra you can vote once a day so you can go back and forth with your vote (like Mom did!)

    @molly thanks you too!

    @Rumblepurr WOOOO HOOO!

    @Spitty...I think if the Tigers make it that far they will lose. Mom thinks they won't get there but for Dad's sake she hopes they do!

    @Oui Oui YAY!

    @Cat from Sydney good point! I don't know :(

    @meowmeowmans YAY!

    @Priscilla OMC how I LOVED THAT! MOL!

  15. All we can do is help spread the word as we are in the uk hope it helps

  16. We think it is an even steven deal. They are both great animals and you should know that since you have one of each. We sure will go vote though.

  17. Shhhh Cody dear,
    Please don't tell, but me went and used my US address tos vote!

  18. dood...pawsum post N a bookmark ta de link iz on de com pew tur...

    we R sorree in advance ta all ewe dawgs....

    & this mite bee an age old quest shun

    but like if ya look in de big book oh werds under


    it be reedin: KING oh beests


    haza grate week oh end !!

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  20. That was fun, but I had to push Mom's hand with my paw, to make sure that she voted right! Cats, all the way!

    Purrs and mews,

  21. My hoomin wants to vote for bofe. :)

  22. @Keisha tell your "hoomin" she mom is! You can vote once per day!

    @Rykers WOOO HOOO!

    @Bobo YAY for helping Mom!

    @da Tabbies we LOVE how you think!

    @Nellie my lips are sealed!

    @Marg you are absolutely right!! That is why Mom is voting back and forth!

    @speedy thank you!

  23. A great cause, a great vote! We love dogs but hey! We're a cat household!

  24. @Cole shhhh...don't tell...Mom leans towards CATS herself! :)

  25. What a great way to raise money!! We know it's all in fun, but you are right, I think we sealed the deal at Zee & Zoey's that WE know how we are going to vote!! Sorry Dakota... will still LOVE you, but gotta go with the felines in this one!!

  26. What? Not another election?

  27. Thanks for visiting us and letting us all now about this event! Of course Kitties will win!

  28. Can you guess which team we voted for???
    Now if we could just figure out how to vote ten gagillion times a day!

    Woot Woot!
    Cats are leading 54% to 46% !!!
    ; ) Katie

  29. I'm off to vote now.
    I did put a photograph of shelter dogs on my blog today, but I don't want anybody to think I'm changing teams!

  30. I voted. And surely you don't even have to ask ! ;-)

    Hey, Cody et al. Your Tigers play those Dam* Yankees today! And we go nose-to-nose with the Stoopy Card tomorrow. Whaddya think: Tigers v. Giants in the series????

  31. My kitty brats insist I vote "cat"
    or else
    Maggie from Stillness at cherith

  32. Yep, the Yankees aren't even gonna put up a fight. Good luck in the WS.

  33. @Cathy Keisha...well, hoping we get there. I have to say I was STUNNED at the lack of cheering from the NY fans until the 9th inning. They were dead!! Oakland was sooo friggin loud! Hoping we get to the WS but I have my doubts!

    @Maggie "cats are where it's at!!"

    @spitty I wish but I have serious doubts about that!

    @shelter cats...shhh....we'll never tell!

    @Katie you can vote once a day....I know you secretly voted for DOGS....KIDDING!!

    @GT you are welcome!!

    @rumpy a different kind lol

  34. what a great cause! I will hop over and vote

  35. Oh fun! Team cat! I'll have to go over and look at the site! =^-^=