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Monday, October 24, 2011

A Mutt Monday Report: SafeHowloween
for Dogs Lead by Twitter Barkers

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
Twitter Barkers at Barkworld Expo
Two bloggers with a similar goal--happy dogs and happy families. Fast friends from our first meeting in 2010, Paris Permenter of Dogtipper and I finally held our first joint event. Actually, events, as in plural.

Our Halloween Fido Photo Contest was a great success with nearly a hundred photos submitted. Find out who won and see all the amazing pictures at the link above.

Our #SafeHowlOween Twitter Party came off with quite a bang. Nervous as we were that no one would show up, a huge group descended on Twitter and swept us away for 90 minutes of fast and furious tweeting. 

Much to our surprise, we started and ended on time and gave away all of our amazing prizes without a hitch. Our wonderful sponsors, Dr. Nunez's Veterinary Pharmacy and Terra Paws dog treats, were on hand to help out, answer questions and offer great discounts to participants. Terra Paws really pulled out all the stops when offering 50% off to all party attendees through the remainder of the evening. Wow!

Discounts provided by our sponsors continue as follows:

  • Dr. Mark Nunez Veterinary Pharmacy, 15% discount through October, 2012. Use code "fans".
  • Terra Paws is offering 30% discount through October 31 with the discount code "OCT30".

Dr. Mark, All Things Dog Blog's Ask the Vet Columnist, answered dog safety questions with moderation assistance by Carol Bryant of Fidose of Reality. The two of them were inundated with dog lovers needing all manner of detailed information on how to keep their dogs safe on Halloween. They did a fabulous job of handling the popularity of this topic, when questions starting flying almost before the party officially opened. Carol and Mark make a great team!

Meanwhile, as Paris and I ate Candy Corn and watched idly, er... worked feverishly to ask basic safety questions, share Halloween photos and prize pictures, we continued our hosting duties, giving away prizes throughout the party and wrapping up with the winners of the photo contest and a grand prize winner for the Twitter Party as well.

Many party attendees left tweets of delight in thanks for a fun night. We're looking forward to doing it again and hope to see you there. Watch for our upcoming announcement of a pre-holiday party to get you all started on your festivities. For now, Twitter Barkers signing out. Happy #SafeHowlOween to you all!

We'll leave this blog hop open an extra day since I'm late getting it up. Sorry for the changeup on timing, but Twitter Barkers need their sleep....and some sanity! Happy tails!

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Kolchak Puggle said...

We had fun last night! I'm a little slow for Twitter parties, but practice makes pawfect, right??

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

I'm going to need a lot more practice to get pawfect!

Anonymous said...

Had fun not sure of I was doing the twittering right but I tried. It was a quite interesting time.

Sharon Gilbert

Paris said...

I had SO much fun at the party and can't wait to do it again!! Twitter was buzzing last night!!

bichonpawz said...

We are still in learning phase!!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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