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This post brought to you by Hills Pet Nutrition.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Like many pet owners, Chad and I are seriously obsessed with our dogs.  We’ve had Calvin and Coco since they were 12 weeks old (they’re from the same litter), and we basically think of them as our children/roommates/best-friends-ever.

And a few weeks ago, the puppies got a very special package from Hill’s Pet Nutrition!  Hill’s sent them a bunch of new toys that they’re obsessed with, and my favorite part — some of their Healthy Mobility dog food!  Calvin and Coco actually already eat Hill’s food (the Prescription Diet kind), so I was excited for them to try this too.

Calvin is so funny with toys — he can literally sit by himself and play with a toy or a treat all alone!  He throws them for himself, and then runs and chases them — it’s literally the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.  Our dogs have so many crazy, adorable habits, but that one is one of my favorites.

With this hurricane coming, it was great to have some extra dog food for Calvin and Coco to snack on — they’re already pretty mobile (apparently it takes 30 days to see the improvement anyways), but I figured this couldn’t hurt!  Learn more about Hill’s Pet Nutrition on Facebook, or go here for $30 in Hill’s Healthy Mobility Coupon offers! (and by registering, you’re automatically entered to win free pet food for a year)!

And for you pet owners out there, Hill’s has offered a fabulous giveaway: a $100 gift card to PetSmart!

To enter, do one or both of these:

  • Leave a comment on the corresponding blog about either your favorite moment with your dog or your dog?s favorite activity.
  • Tweet the following message: “Win a $100 PetSmart gift card from @sugarlaws and #HillsPet:” — and then come back here and leave a comment telling me you Tweeted!

US shipping only.  Click here for the full contest rules.  I’ll announce the winner next week!

UPDATE: The winner is Comment 15, Courtney!  I’ll be emailing today for your address!

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83 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ally Niemiec // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    A petsmart giftcard would be much appreciated by my fury friends!

  • 2 Ally Niemiec // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Tweeted about this, too! @allytn

  • 3 Glamamom // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    My dog is my first baby.  When I was pregnant, he could cuddle up to my belly and we would sleep like that for hours on end.  But I do love strolling around the city with him and accepting compliments on his behalf ;)

  • 4 Caroline @ chocolate and carrots // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Every time my husband and I sit down together, our Morkie Poo, Leland has his meal too. And it’s like clock-work. A couple of minutes after he’s done eating, he’ll let out a huge belch. It’s hilarious! Plus, he’s totally our child. He even has his own page on my website: Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 5 Caroline @ chocolate and carrots // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I tweeted. :-)

  • 6 Mrs C // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    My husband and I are obsessed with our dogs as well. They are like our family. We have two Mastiffs and they are just the best. The boy, Tank, is hilarious with toys and cannot spend two minutes without one. Even better when he sleeps his tounge stays completely out which is so funny. Dogs are truly amazing and we are so lucky to have a great bunch. Love reading others who love their pets just as much!

  • 7 Eddie // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Gracie absolutely loves loves loves (did I say loves?) her tennis ball. She’ll even sleep with it.

  • 8 kathy // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    My cat, Muriel, would love a shopping spree at PetSmart. Thanks!

  • 9 Tracie Trump // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    My dog Nellie loves her car rides!

  • 10 Esther // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I tweeted! (@ecpark)
    My dogs and I love running every morning :D

  • 11 Jessica // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    My dog Grover is adorable and my boyfriend and I think he’s pretty funny.  He makes “nests” (for lack of a better description) out of blankets.  When I first saw him doing this, I thought he was just chewing on and digging in a blanket, but he’s actually doing it on purpose to make a little sleeping area…you can sort of see it here!

  • 12 sydney85 // Aug 29, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Bailey loves his car seat in the car.  He can look outside or take a break and nap.  The safety harness makes me know he is safe in the car.

  • 13 Sarah // Aug 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love do anything with my corgis.  Tater Tot loves to go for long walks, but I usually have to carry him home at the end.  Henry loves to cuddle and watch TV.

  • 14 Jen // Aug 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    We love our golden retriever Layla!  Some of my favorite moments with her are when we go to the lake, Layla (all 75 lbs of her) gets in my lap and floats with me for hours.  She has no idea she’s not a person!

  • 15 Courtney // Aug 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I love it when I can convince my dog to jump on top of my bed and then she’ll nudge me over until she’s right next to me–perfect for cuddling! She’s a golden retriever mix, about 60 pounds.

  • 16 Sarah H // Aug 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Just got a 9-week old pug puppy named Winston and although we love him to death, he’s quite a financial commitment. We could really use the gift card so this giveaway couldn’t have come at a better time.

    My favorite moments with my baby include walks on the waterfront where he loves to play in the grass (even though the grass is almost as tall as he is), his falling asleep in my lap every 20 minutes, cute puppy dreams and hiccups where he starts to twitch and gets so confused he wakes himself up (it’s too adorable), and watching him get really excited about seeing other dogs on TV. He has truly been a blessing and I would love to win this giveaway!

    Oh, and I tweeted too :) Thanks, Katy!


  • 17 Thyra // Aug 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I’m a sucker for dogs :) My favorite past-time is cuddling with my best friend, who is a 7 year old yellow labrador retriever :)

  • 18 Thyra // Aug 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Oh, and I tweeted about this too!

  • 19 Shannon // Aug 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    When my husband or I come home from work, our dog Fenway (a mini Schnauzer) “talks” to us…sounds crazy, I know, but she doesn’t bark, she follows us around making all kinds of funny noises

  • 20 Nicole C. // Aug 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    We are feeding two stray dogs that were abandoned on our road :( they’re skittish but not aggressive, and day by day they’re less suspicious of us. We’re planning to keep them :)This morning they carried trash into our yard, I guess as a ‘thank-you’ for the food and treats?!

  • 21 Courtney // Aug 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    My puppy, Rosie, would love this! We are so obsessed with her and love to spoil her – this would only help our cause!

  • 22 Michelle // Aug 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Freddie and Cooper said their mommy had to enter this! ;) My favorite moment will come on Sept. 24th when we celebrate Freddie’s 1st “life day.” We don’t know his birthday, so we will be celebrating the day we saved him from being euthanized :)


  • 23 Michelle // Aug 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Also tweeted :)


  • 24 Mami2jcn // Aug 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    My dog’s favorite activity is chewing on a bone.

  • 25 Mami2jcn // Aug 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm


  • 26 Solducky // Aug 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Riding in the car trying to ward off excited mastiff slurps to the back of the neck on the way to the dog park!

  • 27 Solducky // Aug 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm


  • 28 ash // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I have cats, although my fiance and I are planning on getting a dog soon now that we’ve recently moved to a bigger place. The cats’ favorite activity is either sleeping in the sun (they’ll bat at the blinds until I open them) or running around the house chasing each other. They’d love a gift card!

  • 29 natalie @ southern fit foodie // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    My dogs’ favorite activities would be terrorizing the cat, wrestling with each other, or sleeping in my or my husband’s lap!  We have one chocolate lab (my sweet Harley girl) who weighs around 80 lbs, and one blue tick beagle (Clyde – the cutest dog on earth), who weighs around 35 lbs (he is chunky).  They are the BEST!!!  Awesome giveaway!

  • 30 natalie @ southern fit foodie // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway too!  @nataliecates

  • 31 Lisa // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I have never had a dog (!) but I have the best cat in the world. Luna’s nickname is Fish – Tuna fish = Luna Fish – and she’s the silliest cat ever. Her new favorite habit is to stretch out next to me while I’m sleeping. She likes to be the big spoon.

  • 32 Elena // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    My dog likes swimming in a pool. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • 33 Elena // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm


  • 34 Meli // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    My dog loves chasing squirrels I used to hate it but after a while he helped protect my garden from those hungry squirrels eating my figs. I would love to win the gift card.

  • 35 Molly // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I am currently teaching my dog to chase squirrels. No really! We moved into a new house with tons of squirrels in the back yard, and I’ve been cheering her on so she’ll stop ignoring squirrels and instead chase them off so they won’t steal the bird seed. At age 5, she’s very happy to have a new nemesis.

  • 36 Cara // Aug 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Aw, they are too cute! Although I’m currently living just with my family’s cat that my bf and I inherited (long story), I used to live back home with both my cat AND my dog…a little white fluffy bichon frise whose nickname is “The Dumb Blonde in the Family”…There are about a million stories of silly stupid things she’s done, but my favorite is one time I let her out to go do her business in the backyard. To avoid letting bugs in the house, I closed the screen door. Naturally, she comes bounding back up the porch steps and makes a running leap through what she thinks is the open doorway and SPLAT, I see her little fluffy face mush up against the screen! She was so startled and scared, I had to pick her up in order to make her go over the threshold. The next time she had to go outside, when she came back she stopped short in the front of the doorway…even though it was open this time!

  • 37 LAMusing // Aug 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I have a cat. His favorite activity is purring

  • 38 Norma // Aug 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Our cat, Mr. Piper, loves to play with the laser light!

  • 39 Andrea Skeens // Aug 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I love snuggling with my pugs. They snore, but it’s worth it.

  • 40 Steph // Aug 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    my dogs favorite activity is barking out the window!

  • 41 Steph // Aug 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm!/DesMoinesDealin/status/108369760944787457

  • 42 Ashley // Aug 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    My dog absolutely loves having his belly rubbed.  We joke that rolling over is the only trick he knows.

  • 43 Kelly Ann T. // Aug 29, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    My dog and I love to go to all the pet events in our community. Most of these events raise money for local rescue groups and that makes it even better.

  • 44 Kelly Ann T. // Aug 29, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I tweeted!/cstironkat/status/108399218623905793

  • 45 Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute // Aug 30, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Like everyone else our dog is more of a person, our baby than a pet.  I love having her lay close to me when I nap or sleep.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs…Tracy :)

  • 46 Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute // Aug 30, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Just twitted here:!/tracysuz/status/108476015059275776

    Thanks again…Tracy :)

  • 47 haley // Aug 30, 2011 at 6:20 am

    My two boys, Yogi and Neko, are the lights of my life. They just love curling up after a long day of playing and cuddling with me in bed.

  • 48 Taylor {TheProposalEnthusiast} // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I little pup loves to play fetch. She is finally getting the hang out it! Thanks for the giveaway! This could be super useful in my house!

  • 49 Willy // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I just got my dog on Saturday afternoon from a rescue shelter, so I haven’t had very many moments with him yet. I think my favorite doggie moment was when he first came to my loft and encountered stairs. You could clearly tell he’d never climbed any before. Then seeing a mirror was a new moment for him, too, and at first he didn’t quite understand that there wasn’t another dog there. I love uncovering all of these simple things that he’s never experienced!

  • 50 VeggieGirl // Aug 30, 2011 at 10:26 am

    My favorite moment with my dog, Chooey, was when we visited the Angels For Animals shelter (which is where we adopted her) for a 1-year reunion event. Chooey literally clung to my parents and I, and just gave us this look that said, “I love you so much.” It was so heartwarming, and the people who worked at the shelter were so happy to see how loved and cared for Chooey is in my family. She is a true blessing, and whoever abandoned her in a cardboard box outside of the shelter a few years ago is really missing out on a beautiful creature. This memory will remain vivid for many years to come.

  • 51 kemberley // Aug 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  • 52 kemberley // Aug 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    My favorite moment with my dogs, Winston and Alabama, (our westies) is when we are getting ready for bed.  They know that they have the cutest faces in the world, and if they snuggle up in the covers and get really, really small we will either 1. not notice them or 2. see how cute and comfortable they look and let them sleep in our bed.

    Its a nightly routine, and most often then not, the westies win!

  • 53 Megan // Aug 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Balin (a rescue dog – part rottweiler, shepard & chow) is my co-worker, since I work from home.  I love taking him on walks in the morning to get our days started :)

  • 54 Michelle W // Aug 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I love how my dog Kenobi greets me! He gives me a huge person like hug and licks my face like he’s never been happier to see me, EVERY time I see him. It gives me so much simple joy and brightens my day EVERY time! :)

  • 55 Michelle W // Aug 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

    i also tweeted :)

  • 56 Leah // Aug 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    My dog is a cavalier king charles spaniel, and she is the cutest little thing! I love when she pounces on me and licks me!

  • 57 Ashley K // Aug 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    One of my dogs funniest habit is that he won’t nap without a pillow. Whether it be the other dog, an article of clothing or an actual pillow, his head has to be resting on something!

  • 58 katrina g. // Aug 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I just love cuddling with all 3 of my dogs in bed!

  • 59 Kari // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    My favorite memory is coming home and my golden retriever, Buddy, ALWAYS laying in front of the door so I’d have to push him out of the way. It took a very long time after he passed away to get used to him not being there. He was an awesome dog.

  • 60 Delane // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I adopted my dog 3 years ago to the day 8/31/2008.  Not a day has gone by that I have not loved her.  She is the best dog ever.

  • 61 Katie // Aug 31, 2011 at 7:22 am

    My dog, in her hatred of the all things water-related, flatly refused to go outside during the hurricane last weekend. When my poor boyfriend finally got her outside, she sat at the end of our driveway and whined until he gave up and brought her back in.

  • 62 Meghan // Aug 31, 2011 at 9:39 am

    My dog’s favorite activity is playing with his many toys. He can literally sit for hours and be entertained by them!

  • 63 andrea d // Aug 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I is the link!/drea8685/status/108951107899899904

  • 64 Rachel W // Aug 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    My favorite activity with my labradoodle is trail running. :)

  • 65 Ana // Aug 31, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    My favorite moment is greeting my doggies in the morning and again in the evening.  They’re always so happy to see me that they wag their booty side to side, not just their tails, then they break into a happy strut/run around the living room.  BTW your dogs adorable!

  • 66 Paulina // Sep 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I don’t have a dog, but my cat is like a dog. She plays fetch, tries to steal my food, and won’t stop following me around. She comes when I call her… usually. And she’ll bite before she claws.

  • 67 Paulina // Sep 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm!/thegoreprincess/status/109391194722811904


  • 68 Melissa // Sep 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I tweeted.!/Melissa_124/status/109400559689277440

  • 69 Melissa // Sep 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Going for walks!

  • 70 Callie // Sep 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Mr. Mason loves squirrel chasing, napping, and snuggling.  He’s also pretty crazy about peanut butter in a kong.

  • 71 Callie // Sep 2, 2011 at 9:28 am


    (by the way, Mr. Mason looks a bit like your doggy—and they are both ADORABLE)

  • 72 Lisa // Sep 3, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Our St. Bernard puppy, Lily, loves to jump into our bay window.  It’s very amusing!

  • 73 Lynda Del // Sep 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Both my bichons are the loves of my life!  They sit by the window waiting for me to arrive back home to greet me with such enthusiasm and endless cheerfulness!

  • 74 Lynda Del // Sep 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I tweeted –!/Lyndadawinda/status/110162938911932417

  • 75 Cindy A. // Sep 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Does a kitty count? We recently adopted a kitten from our local animal shelter – my first kitten in 15 years! She is proving to be a handful but is such a sweet girl. My favorite moment so far is when she jumped up on my shoulder and snuggled in my hair. As for her favorite activity… attacking toes! ;)

  • 76 Cindy A. // Sep 4, 2011 at 12:28 am


  • 77 Cheryl W. // Sep 4, 2011 at 2:36 am

    My poodles absolutely love to help me feed chickens! Every day they pace by the door till I put on my shoe and then they go nuts to get outside.  They run to the chicken pens to greet the chickens.  Then run to the feed bins (as to remind me to feed the chickens…cause I could possibly forget why I am out there. lol) They make rounds making sure all chickens are accounted for. Then they go to each nest and bark if there is an egg. It is the craziest thing ever. They won’t move till I get that egg, either. When we get back in the house, they each get a goody for helping momma feed the chickens.

  • 78 Cheryl W. // Sep 4, 2011 at 2:38 am


  • 79 Melinda-LooKWhatMomFound..and Dad too! // Sep 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    my favorite time of day is first thing in the morning when it’s time to let Sam out, he stretches and walks around the yard and settles down next to my feet on the deck.  I don’t look forward to winter

  • 80 Melinda-LooKWhatMomFound..and Dad too! // Sep 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I tweeted

  • 81 Philinda // Sep 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I lirtaelly jumped out of my chair and danced after reading this!

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  • 83 Camron // Jun 29, 2012 at 9:36 am

    My 10 mouth rottweiler won a dog show

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