Ten Ways I’m Dedicated to Basil Barkarama


A few months back, Basil and I brought you word of FRONTLINE’s Most Dedicated Pet Owner competition, where a pet-friendly staycation for all the family is up for grabs, and more.

Owners across the country have been busy submitting their photos and stories since, with tales of dedication and devotion such as ‘we do everything together and I couldn’t survive without them’, ‘I slept on the floor once, as my pet was so ill I couldn’t leave them’, ‘I don’t holiday abroad so I don’t want to leave them’ and ‘I dedicated a book to them’. These heartwarming stories got me thinking of my own reasons for being dedicated to the dog in my life Basil Barkarama …

Here’s just ten ways I’m dedicated to the monochrome mad dog that is Basil:

  1. Most days he gets a cuddle before the other half at the beginning and the end of each day.
  2. He’s the muse for Barkarama, and the blog helps enrich his life with fantastic opportunities such as attending fun events and product testing lots of scrummy treats.
  3. My Christmas and birthday present requests have been replaced with requests for gifts for Basil.
  4. I plan much of my social life to include B-boy!
  5. I’m so convinced of his fantastic-ness that he’s now a Pets As Therapy dog, spreading his magic to light up other people’s lives.
  6. I’m signed up to an introduction to doggy massage course in October with Basil being the future benefactor of my newly acquired skills.
  7. I wipe his bum when unspeakable things are hanging out of it. 
  8. I talk about him at the even the slightest hint of opportunity. I’m a bonafide crazy dog lady in fact!
  9. Come close to pay day, I’d go without to ensure he’s fed, watered and healthy with things like his flea treatment and inoculations up to date.
  10. I sign off all cards from myself, the other half and Basil (and the cats too).

What about you? What ways are you dedicated to your dog? If you’ve got a story and a great photo, then why not enter FRONTLINE® Spot On’s Most Dedicated Pet Owner Competition. All you have to do is ‘Like’ Facebook.com/FrontlineSpotOn, upload a special photo of you and your pet that shows just how much you love your furry friend, along with a short description on why you deserve to win this coveted title; and share your entries with your friends and family, and encourage them to share too. The competition is open from now until 10th September 2014. For more information visit Uk.frontline.com.

Fleas are rife in summer months so ensure your pet is protected against both fleas and ticks with a monthly treatment such as FRONTLINE® Spot On so they can enjoy fun in the sun without worry.

This post is sponsored by FRONTLINE® Spot On.

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