No, this is not an April Fool's joke.
We interrupt todays scheduled Flat Brutus post to participate in an exciting event, GABE (Global Animal Blogging Event)!! Flat Brutus World Tour updates will return next week at their regularly scheduled time.... Our sincere apologies to his most recent hosts, Jengi's Corner and Country Poodles (at least we linked to you!), we promise to feature your adventures with Flat Brutus ASAP!! Please pardon our delay, hope you understand!
Our pal Twinkie (over at Twinkie Tiny Dog blog) came up with this great idea. Being the fun-loving and gregarious lot that we are, participating in GABE is right up our alley!
Brutus and I are always trying to find cool new things to show off to our followers, and GABE is a perfect opportunity to do just that. Here's the gist behind this fun idea that Twinkie came up with:
The rules are quite simple. If you want to participate, you to have to place the event's logo on your sidebar, email me a link to the post with the event's logo (yes same logo but on your actual post) and instructions for your readers. You just have to figure out your one or more giveaways--that's up to you. I will then glance at your post and if it's G-rated and satisfies the two conditions, I'll post it on my blog for all the others to share and be able to visit with ease. Those of you who don't want to give away anything, can still participate. You can just use the links to get to meet new furiends and if you like, leave a comment (only one per post) so that you can become eligible to get the giveaway. This is a blogging event for bloggers. This is important as we, the active participants, will need to contact you at the end of the event to find out where to mail the prizes. We are all going to be winners here. We'll either gain new friends or prizes or both.
So if you are a blogger - whether you are a new follower or an old friend - keep reading! To see other blogs playing along in this event (and enter to win lots of fabulous prizes), just visit Twinkie's blog post to get the addresses of everyone who is participating so you can visit & register to win prizes at all the sites! OK, enough with the rules, let's move on to our fun idea for a prize!!
Not that we aren't unusual enough as it is, Brutus and I like to stand out for the interesting things & ideas we come up with. One of the best places I've found to help with that is a website called CafePress - this place has EVERYTHING (from shirts and sweatshirts, to mugs, bags, calendars, stationery, bumper stickers and beyond) and with any breed, animal, sport, career, cause, holiday... (you get the idea) that you can imagine! Literally thousands & thousands of things to chose from!!
Recently Brutus and I got some new duds to help jazz up our team spirit at our next agility trial. CafePress made us cool matching shirts to wear with a great logo! Go Team French Bulldog!!
Now you might not be as cheesy as we are, but as my GABE prize we have a pair shirts for you and your best furry buddy! You get to pick WHATEVER you want to put on them (and they don't have to match like ours), and it'll be made in any size you need. You don't even have to make it for yourself - you could do a personalized gift for a friend if you'd rather!
How can you win such a cool prize?? Well, glad you asked!! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post any time between now (go!!) and midnight EST April 18th. Easy peasy! Then we'll do a random drawing (Brutus style) to choose the winner, and announce it on our post Monday, April 19th!
I'll notify the winner (so make sure I have a way to get in touch with you, either through email or your blog), then pass along your information to CafePress. All you have to do is go shopping!! How fun is that???
So in case you are lucky enough to be chosen as the winner, make sure to go over to CafePress' website (www.cafepress.com, in case the link isn't working for you) and do some browsing! They really have something for everyone! Warning - make sure you have a good chunk of time - you'll be there an hour before you know it!!
So there you have it. Thanks for stopping by to participate in GABE. Hope to meet lots of new friends both here and and as fellow participants. Thanks to Twinkie for organizing such a fantastic event!!
Now get in there and leave your comments!! Go Team French Bulldog!!