Thursday, April 1, 2010

How Carrie Underwood and dog food made my day

This is not something I would normally do, but I’m going to use my little part of the bloggy world to promote a cause that means a lot to me. I recently saw an interview with Carrie Underwood on the CBS Early Show. I've always liked her music, but after seeing that interview, I think I love her. Carrie Underwood is partnering with Pedigree dog food to benefit homeless animals. For every person who becomes a fan of Pedigree on Facebook (, the company will donate one bowl of food to feed shelter dogs. That is awesome, in my book.

Anyone who’s read this blog more than once or twice knows that I dote on my three dogs. They were all rescues, but only one of them actually came from a shelter. When we saw Abby’s listing on Petfinder and contacted the shelter, she had already been there for more than six weeks--the shelter director was frantically searching for a foster family to take her in, so she wouldn't have to be euthanized. Mr. Nerd and I have had the pleasure of Abby's company for nearly six years, and she is a great dog. We are so grateful that she had a place to stay for those six weeks. The director of the shelter is a wonderful person who tries her best to save as many animals as possible, under very difficult conditions. The shelter is run solely by volunteers, is severely cash-strapped, and often makes appeals to the community for donations of food and supplies. Without caring people like these, and donations from companies, so many dogs and cats would not be able to stay in shelters long enough to find good homes. And Mr. Nerd and I wouldn't have this:

(Abby's pretty big on giving kisses. I don't really mind, even though I'm making a face.)

If you’re on Facebook, would you please consider becoming a fan of Pedigree to help provide food to shelters? She may not look very excited, but I know that Abby would really appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. I also love dogs. Carrie Underwood rocks!

JD at I Do Things said...

YES! I will become a friend of Pedigree. What a good cause.

I'm a cat person myself, but homeless animals are homeless animals. It breaks my heart to think of poor, sweet animals in cages, being mistreated, alone on the street . . .

That photo of you and Abby is ADORABLE! You're scrunching up your face in the cutest, loving way.

Thanks for sharing this. I'm on my way to Facebook.

absepa said...

suzicate: I always liked Carrie Underwood before, but my respect for her grew a thousandfold after I saw that interview. She's really an animal lover.

JD: Thanks! I know what you mean--I've never been able to bond with cats (allergic), but I still want them all to have good, loving homes. Abby is very flattered that you liked her photo. :)

cardiogirl said...

It's so nice to see a celebrity using her power for good, particularly a young celebrity who is proving herself to be conscientious.

I like the idea of her promoting a good thing in a positive light. Celebrities who campaign about inequities and offer no solutions drive me nuts.

Well done Carrie Underwood and absepa for cross promoting.

absepa said...

cardiogirl: One of the reasons that I like Carrie Underwood is because she has managed to stay respectable and scandal-free. When I found that she is an animal person AND actually willing to do something to help out, it just made me like her that much more.