Our sweet Sam is still missing. It’s been 6 days now and despite our attempts to locate him, he’s still gone (read: Sam’s Story – Purina Cat Chow Contest – The Real Stories Project). It’s amazing how much one little cat can leave behind such a big hole in our home. Granted, Sam’s no little cat, he’s big and long, and such a curious kitty. I miss him peeking in my bedroom door to see if the dogs are around. If they aren’t, he’d jumped up on the bed for a little petting before the dogs discovered him and he hightailed it back to the other room.
One of Sam’s favorite hiding places
I also realized that I look for him every time I walk past his bedroom door. He has a padded perch he loves to sleep on in the window and I can’t stand that it sits there empty. Even my husband, an avowed so-totally-over-having-pets-guy, misses him. He was a frequent visitor in his garage while he worked out there; and worse, his “parents” my son and his girlfriend miss their snuggly little boy.
I hope that he’s being cared for by someone and I hope they’ll look for his owner soon. We’ve placed a Craiglist ad, listed him with the local pet shelter, and covered the neighborhood with lost signs. We just have to hope that he comes back very soon because we really miss our little wandering boy. When he does arrive home, I think I’m going to buy him a tracking collar so this never happens again.
Purina Cat Chow has an online community of top cat experts as well as expert cat lovers called Catipedia. It’s a place to learn, share, and connect with other cat lovers. Purina provides the site because they believe in providing dependable resources and support for cats and their owners including cat care and kitten care as well as information on behavior, health, nutrition and more.
Purina Cat Chow is committed to highlighting real stories of real cats and their owners and they recently launched a fabulous new national TV campaign which is inspired by their stories. They’ve also changed up their packaging and the new product features five different owners and the cats!
The Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project (video)
Purina® Cat Chow® is doing a nationwide search to celebrate the special relationship between cats and their humans. Take a moment to share your story in 600 words or less at YourCatStory.com. You can write about your first cat, how you found each other, why you’re a cat person, or why you’re forever a cat family. There are writing prompts to get you started and you’re able to upload a video or picture (optional).
There are five grand prize winners who’ll each receive $5,000 cash plus a 1-year supply of Purina® Cat Chow (for one cat). And Purina may feature the winner’s story in a Purina Cat Chow video! Plus five runners-up will win $1,000 in cash each and one year supply of Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food for one cat and 40 more stories will receive an honorable mention plus a $100 gift card! There is over $30,000 in prizes available!
You get a chance to decide the Purina Cat Chow Real Stories winner!
Judges will narrow the field of entries down to ten finalists and then you’ll get a chance to vote for your favorite from August 28 to September 18, 2012. Voting takes place at YourCatStory.com and winners will be announced sometime after October 1, 2012
Special thanks to Louise from MomStart.com for sharing the chance to tell you about this great program! Visit Louise’s site for great information on Disney, movies, parenting, food, and more.
Purina® Cat Chow® partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about their Real Stories Project. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to say. Purina Cat Chow believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Purina Cat Chow’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.