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Ugly Holiday Pet Sweater Contest!

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Written by Shelby, your Nashville Paw canine correspondent

Happy woof to you, good people. I’d like to address a serious topic. I was thrilled when, per the usual, I escaped costuming at Halloween (I didn’t even have to wear a Jack-O-Dog tee!); however, it has come to my astute attention that mom and dad are in cahoots about some “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party” for the Paw staff and volunteers, and it’s all sounding a little shady to me now that she’s brought home an ugly sweater in my approximate size. Coincidence? I don’t want to jump to conclusions here people, but the thought has crossed my mind that my typically no-fuss mother might intend to have me wear that kitschy thing... and that--gasp--she might even post it here! And, if that is the case, then misery wants festive company.

So here’s what I’m thinking: don’t leave me hanging out here all alone. I know there must be other dogs in other homes with ugly holiday sweaters of their own, and if you’re willing to email me at  (yes, I’ve just obtained my very own account, thank you very much) or post to our Facebook wall a photo of your own pooch pal wearing his, then I guess I’d be obliged to pick one of my pals as a winner of a super spectacular gift basket just for playing along. After all, we’re always flooded with boxes from pet companies sending us treats and toys and beds and goodies… it’s great being the official product tester! (Of course, I still hate the delivery guy, because, well, you know—he rings our bell and all that nonsense.)

So, who’s with me? Let’s have an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party of our own! Who knows, it might even keep us warm on those chilly morning walks. Or, laughed at… but I digress.

Send your best shot to me (along with your full name and contact phone number) by Jan. 30 and I'll pick a winner! 

Wishing mutts across Music City a holiday season filled with endless twinkling trees and more bones than you can shake your stick at.

Woofs and wags,


[The chihuahua-sized print: To enter, you must reside in Tennessee and must be 18 years or older. Winner will be contacted and announced on Jan. 31, 2012. Prize will be available for pick up at our home office in LaVergne, TN... no shipping available on prize basket. Good luck!]


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