What’s the Prize, Kate?

The lucky winner will receive a Pet Cleaning Set, which includes one of each of the following items:

Cleaning & Bathing Mitt

Paw-cleaning Wonder! See my full review.

Groom & Massage Mitt

Dander Magnet! Have a question? Add it to the comments below.

Pet Towel

Kate’s must-have pet item. See my full review.

How to Enter

There are 3 ways to enter:

1) Enter once by entering your email in the box above.

2) Gain a second entry by telling me something cute or annoying about your pet in a comment below.

3) Gain extra entries for every comment or question you leave on any blog post within this blog. 

What are the Rules, Kate?

  1. One prize of a Pet Cleaning & Grooming Set consisting of one each: Pet Towel, Cleaning & Bathing Mitt and Groom & Massage Mitt. Prize is valued at $34.99 or $44.99 (US$) depending on which size towel is requested by winner.
  2. One lucky winner will be chosen randomly from the entries that meet the requirements above.
  3. Contest Closing Date is Midnight (EST) Sunday, March 31. 
  4. Prize open to US and Canadian residents.
  5. Winner will be notified by email.

114 Comments

  1. laura colton

    I have 2 pups total opopposites. One like to be under the blankets kept really warm the other likes the cold fan.

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  2. Cindy Morrison

    We have 5 adorable rescues. If these work well I would need 4 more sets!

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  3. Michelle

    My pups hate bath time so anything to get them dryer faster would be awesome!

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  4. Sally

    We are just entering mud season again. I know a lot of people dislike snow but it is really great when Sandy comes in with clean feet. One time, it had warmed up well and gotten warm and so to cool off, she lay in the drainage ditch and got up with half of her body coated in wet mud. Funny but annoying. I am sure the dog mitts would have been useless if I had owned them at that point. I threw a toy into the pond and she washed the mud off herself. Even at 11 years old, she loves to run through mud puddles and splash them all over her belly and thighs.

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  5. wouldrathernotsay

    My little white fluffy lapdog can be annoying because she licks so much. She just had surgery and is in the dreaded cone of shame… and since she can’t reach her paws she licks the inside of her cone almost constantly. Drives me crazy. She is a Bichon.

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  6. Prisicilla W

    Wow, what a nice assortment of items, how fun it would be to win this our oldest dog (yellow lab) turns 11 this month & we’ve had her 9 years. Our younger dog, a Black Mouth Curr, is younger and his birthday is next month.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Priscilla – I have a feeling that you’ll really like the grooming mitt for your old yellow Lab. When our Labs got older their hair started to not feel so nice and there was lots of dander to deal with. That mitt is brilliant for that. I have some pictures I hope to post sometime with a short review. Plus, they both loved the bristly side on their muzzle and around their eyes.

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      • Priscilla W

        Kate – Thank You! What a thoughtful reply and suggestion. I’ll be sharing the article (product reviews) with my daughter her passion is animals and I see this information being valuable for her.

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  7. Priscilla W.

    annoying, is this time of year…as my WI yard is drying out…the mud & dried pieces of grass that get stuck between our dog’s toes and comes in the house with him. He is a hound…which means his bark is loud & is annoying…even barking at a bird that flies overhead. He is certainly the watch dog that our old lab is not.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Yes Priscilla! Those clumps of half-dry mud. I had forgotten about those because we’re not at that stage yet. I feel your pain with the barking. Roxy used to bark with excitement when anyone came near her – especially children. Dingbat usually scared people away instead of attracting them.

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    • Mari

      Our lab “ Nikki the back pearl” (best when spoken with a gruff pirate-y accent!) loves to beg by sitting up on her hind legs. “I’m praetorian, those Jedi tricks don’t work on me!” I say. Well Nikki now begs by doing the “play dead” move—on her back, paws in the air, tongue sticking out, ears flapped back, for minutes and minutes…she gets me every time(!). I’m new to Norwex, I do hope I win this prize so that I can experiment with the mitt.

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  8. Marcia Hansen

    Wrigley would love it (me too) if he could get his paws cleaned off with the cleaning mitt after being out in the wet and muddy backyard —he feels bad when he leaves a trail of paw prints (just kidding, I don’t think he feels bad!!)

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    • CleanUpKate

      Marcia – I’m sure the muddy trail he leaves behind him is top on his mind. Dogs are so considerate that way 😉

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  9. Amy Read

    We taught our fluffer pupper, Ginger, how to close the door after she comes in from her morning pee. It helps us be lazy – we just get up in the morning, let her out of her crate, open the door for her, and then go back to bed. 😀 She’s got a bit of separation anxiety so we have never had to worry about her running away.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Amy, that is brilliant! I think I need to teach Ruger to close some doors – our kids are always leaving them open.

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  10. Rachel

    Captain is our 11 month old English Shepherd. He LOVES chewing on clothing, and never fails to leave his crate in my son’s room without grabbing a sock or pair of underwear and bringing it out with him! I shake my head to think what may have gotten past us that we’ll find in the yard, once the mud dries up a little, and we’re out there more!

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    • CleanUpKate

      I wonder how many socks you’ll find out there Rachel! Does Captain prefer fresh or used socks and undies?

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  11. Karla

    My dog Sassy loves to go for rides on the 4-wheeler. I am training my new puppy Zeus to ride as well. Sassy is a shit-poo and Zeus is a chihuahua. Zeus loves to put close on his “older sis” !

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    • CleanUpKate

      Shit-poo: Truly, is there a better name for a dog-breed? I love the name “Sassy”. I may adopt that for my next dog. Or myself.

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  12. loelmu

    My dogs are snugglers and are currently at my feet and beside me. As well as my cat. I call them my menagerie!

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    • CleanUpKate

      loelmu – you know that is the main thing that I missed most when Roxy died. When Riley died, I was sad – obviously – but I still had Roxy and she followed me EVERYWHERE and was constantly at my feet. When she died, it left such an emptiness. Now I have Ruger, who sits on my lap while I’m on the toilet. It’s crazy, I know.

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  13. Carole Abercrombie

    I used to live in a very rural area and my dogs were in a fence. Last fall I moved into a rather nice subdivision and haven’t had an opportunity to get my electronic fence installed due to bad weather and illness the entire month of February. One of my boxers, David is extremely friendly and insists on visiting one of the neighbors to do his dirty business. The husband seems to like him but his wife appears to be full of loathing for the sweet boy. I can only cringe when I see him trying to be friends with her and then leave a gift in her yard. The fence will be functional this week.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Oh Carole, your David seems like a real charmer. I mean, come on, what kind of person wouldn’t be “thrilled” to receive a “homemade” gift?! Obviously David likes to keep his yard clean 😉 Oh, and I love the name “David”. It’s just so human!

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      • Susan

        This person, who was the neighbor of a wonderful St. Bernard/Golden Retriever and had the same problem!! Having to pick up the whole yard before mowing (ugh!) and then running the mower through the “homemade gift” you missed and stinking up the garage with the mower when done….. He was a love of a dog, especially after we found a way for him to leave his gifts on his own lawn.

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        • CleanUpKate

          Oh yes Susan – the mowed poop. That’s so gross. We used to have an agreement with our neighbour – his dog can poop in our yard if our dog can poop in his (until we got a second dog and then it wasn’t quite fair – especially since Roxy pooped 4-5 times/day!). This agreement was slightly to our benefit because our neighbour’s dog had nice, dry, easy to pick up poops. Our dog Riley, had huge, slightly mushy poops that smooshed into the grass when you tried to pick them up.

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  14. Kim S Knight

    Hi Kate! I think you missed seeing my comment because it’s still waiting to be approved and others that were posted after mine were already approved 🙂 I don’t want to miss out on the 2nd chance to win the prize! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thank you!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Hi Kim – I got your other comment. Sorry for the delay in responding – I’ve been out and about doing stuff with kids and using my phone to respond, which has been slow, tedious and maddening.

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  15. Nan Hedrick

    I have a 5.5 year old Miniature Schnauzer who has been a therapy dog at the hospital for 4.5 years, loved by all staff and patients. At home he rings a string of bells hung by the door to let us know he needs to go outside, not necessarily for potty but maybe to chase squirrels! I can relate to the other comments about our dogs knowing WHEN dinner time is. I have started hiding his dinner kibble all over the house while he sit-stays in front of the kitchen sink and then letting him play “Go Find It” just for fun and to encourage nose work. He is always a delight!!

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    • CleanUpKate

      I love those therapy dogs. What a treat it must be for patients to see your dog come through the door. I dropped a piece of kibble between two floor boards once (we have old pine plank floors with big gaps between them) and our dog Roxy didn’t give up on getting it until she had dug a hole in the floor. Given he’s a therapy dog, I expect your fella is far less frantic in his search for hidden kibble than Roxy.

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  16. Heather Trevarthen

    I thought I commented the other day, but it doesn’t seem to be up. I will try again! About 2 years ago one of our cats died. Within a couple weeks after, our other cat became more dominant and vocal. In the middle of the night she would start meowing loudly (I think calling our daughter who became her best friend) and perhaps, realizing the evil genius she is, that it would set the dog off. When the cat would start this loud meowing our dog would start the craziest howl…yes, in the middle of the night. We assume the dog must think the cat is in trouble or something knowing the other died. We finally had to seperate the cat at night and put her in a room away from the dog. The dog will still sometimes hear her and howl anyway, but at least it’s less often!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Heather the whole blog went bonky on me yesterday so you probably did comment and then it went into the abyss. Apologies! That is such a weird story. Do you think your cat was lonely after the other one died? Or maybe the other cat was dominant and wouldn’t let her meow and after all those years together she was finally free to meow to her heart’s content? What a racket that must have been though with the dog going too.

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  17. Laura

    My golden doodle, Allie, stares at us when she wants something and we play a guessing game to figure it out. Water, hungry, outside? When we hit on the correct answer she will spin in circles! She is adorable <3

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    • CleanUpKate

      When I read your story, Laura, it reminded me of when my boys were babies and they cried: hungry? wet diaper? gas? poop? WHAT IS IT?!?! The difference being that your clever Allie lets you know what’s what!

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  18. Donna McTee

    Our dog, Baxter has always picked up the newspaper at the end of our lane every morning ( we live in the country). We have had an unusual amount of snow this winter so the paper was often buried in the snow somewhere. One morning the snowplow had been through our road and the paper was in the middle of the pile of snow. Baxter kept looking for it and finally started digging in the middle and came up with the paper. Even my husband didn’t see it and assumed that it had not been delivered yet. I cant imagine that a newspaper has a scent but something made Baxter dig through the snow for it. Baster is a mini goldendoodle.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Can you imagine having the nose of a dog, Donna?! Incredible. Good boy Baxter, getting the paper. I was walking our dog Riley years ago when suddenly he stopped next to huge iced-up snow bank and started digging. He just wouldn’t give up. Came up 3 minutes later with a ham sandwich, which he ate – baggie and all – in one gulp before I could stop him. I’ve heard a lot recently about cadaver dogs and how they can find bodies in deep water. Amazing.

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  19. Amy Timco

    My mom’s dogs love to lick my little boys’s faces! It’s fun when it’s puppies but not so great with the adult dogs (blech!).

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    • CleanUpKate

      I bet your boys love the face-licking Amy. My boys like to curl up in a ball and bury their heads in their arms to get our dog to try to worm his way in with his nose and tongue and lick their faces.

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  20. Shelly Huelsman

    We live in the country. Have two dogs, Blue and Fletch. We were out walking last week. Being the only house on our road for 5 miles, they were off leash, walking with me, running ahead, falling behind, smelling all the things there is to smell on our dirt road. Suddenly, Fletch took off, running ahead of me. Wondering what was going on, I looked to where he was headed…there was a SKUNK. He laid into that skunk, grabbed it, tossed it in the air, killing it. I stood there screeching at him to come back. He did, right after I saw the skunk spray circle around him in a clearly yellow spray. Suddenly, I wasn’t as anxious for him to return! He however, was so proud of himself for protecting me from the ravages of said skunk and he wanted some loving. It’s not easy keeping a 50 lb dog from jumping on you. Nor did he understand WHY I didn’t want him to jump on me. It was a long walk home for both of us. It was a longer evening, as I tied him up by the outside faucet as I gathered shampoo and mixed the de-skunker. (I have the recipe memorized. Does that tell you something?) Once he was smelling fresh and clean, I let him love on me. But, for some strange reason, he wasn’t as eager to love on me! Hopefully he’s finally figured out that we don’t like him so skunky! I can laugh about it now, but at the time, I certainly couldn’t. It took me a long time to get the skunky smell out of my own nose!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Is Fletch named after the Chevy Chase character? Those dang skunks – on the bright side, it seems you’ve got one less skunk to have to worry about. The ground in my yard is still frozen but I noticed today that an anxious skunk or two has already been out digging, looking for grubs. I best get some of that de-skunker stuff. I fear it’s just a matter of time before Ruger gets it.

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  21. Nikki

    We feed our dogs at 7:30 every night, and right at 7:00 on the dot our youngest dog will start jumping and nudging us as if he’s making sure we don’t forget it’s almost his dinner time. He’s done this for years and sometimes it gets on our nerves but most of the time it’s cute and funny. And his strategy works because we’ve never forgetten to feed him!

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    • CleanUpKate

      I’d love to be in a dog’s brain for a day, Nikki. I’m certain there is a clock in there and it loses 5 minutes every day. We used to feed our two Labs at 6 pm and then around 7:30 pm we gave them each an apple. Gradually, over the years, the apple-giving crept up, earlier and earlier because after dinner they would sit and stare at us – unblinking – until they got the apple. It got to the point that Roxy would wolf down her dinner – as only a Lab can – and then come running to the kitchen, drooling the entire way. The cleaning mitt is pretty good at quickly wiping up wet drool by the way 🙂

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  22. Amie

    With two dogs and a cat, there’s always something going on – including fur flying and animals on the couch!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Amie, the hair! I’ve given up on keeping Ruger off our couch. Our other dogs were NEVER allowed up there but little Rugie-poo rules the house.

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  23. Wendy

    Our 2 year old terrier mix, Macy Mae can see the animals on TV so she charges the TV, barking, and tries to get to them when ANY animal shows up on the TV. It drives my husband crazy.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Wendy, that is hilarious. Have you watched the “Dogs” series on Netflix? Our dog, Ruger doesn’t pay any attention to the tv but he sat up and watched entire episodes of that with me. Does Macy Mae bark/chase at real animals or just ones on tv?

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      • Priscilla W.

        sounds like an interesting series, thanks for mentioning it, perhaps our dogs and children would enjoy that “dogs’ series

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        • CleanUpKate

          Priscilla – it’s a lovely series. Be warned, the stories are from around the world so several of the episodes have subtitles. It’s more about the relationship people have with their own dog and how that dog blends in with their lives. Let me know what you think if you watch it.

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  24. Kim S Knight

    My dog, Kirby, runs all over the house like a mad dog every day when I get home from work. It’s so cute!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Kim – is there anything better than having an ecstatic dog at your arrival home? It’s super annoying in some ways but it’s also just so darned great.

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  25. Mimi

    Kate, Who is your artist of the cute, funky critters in front of each persons post? I love them!!!😍

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    • CleanUpKate

      It’s me, Mimi. I’m the artist. NOT. Aren’t they cute? It’s just one of the characters I can choose from the blog platform (wordpress) for people that don’t have a gravatar. I think they’re called “little monsters”(?).

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  26. Mimi

    My big black Lab, Taconite, is very vocal and if he gets scolded for being naughty he always has to get the last ‘word’ in. 🤦🏽‍♀️

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    • CleanUpKate

      Mimi – sounds like Taconite is a dog after my own heart. Do you ever just bark/howl back at him?

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  27. Kris

    Our pup, Cali, is a 6 year old Goldendoodle. However, she acts like she is a 2 year old child…she carries her blanket or her stuffed animals wherever she goes and often will nap while she cuddles with a stuffed animal.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Oh my heart, Kris! I love a dog that carries a stuffy. Does Cali have a favourite or will any stuffy do?

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      • Kris

        She has favorites–pillow pets are her very favorite. But if it isn’t to her liking, she will destroy it within 5 minutes, while others she likes last for years!

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  28. Tony Peters

    My Yorkie, Tiger loves to be scared and chased. So we scare him and yell boo and he takes off and does it over and over!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Tony, I love a dog that loves to be chased. Can you catch him or is he too quick and agile?

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  29. Cathleen Downing

    I have two dogs: a small wiry Border Terrier-Aussie mix who Hates to be brushed, and a large Shepherd-Snow dog mix who Lives to be groomed! Until I tried the e-grooming mitt with the wiry bristles I couldn’t get the little one to hold still long enough to make her look presentable, but now she snaps at her big brother if she feels he’s getting too much time with the mitt, so funny!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Cathleen – that’s so great to hear. I find that mitt amazing for calming dogs down – like they’re hypnotized or something. I get wicked static shocks from it though, do you? And what is a Snow dog?

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  30. CThanos

    My dog, Twitch, refuses to walk in the grass when she goes out to use the bathroom. If she can manage she will only hang her butt over the grass. If she can’t manage then she will just go on the sidewalk or driveway.
    HOWEVER, if there is anything stinky anywhere in the entire yard she makes a beeline for it and rolls in it!!

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    • CleanUpKate

      CThanos – “Twitch”! What a great name. Is she “Twitchy” or is there some other reason for that name? I WISH my dogs wouldn’t poop in the grass. It’s so yucky to pick it up from there – not to mention kids running around in their bare feet. Ruger is a “walking pooper” and he covers a good 5-10 feet with his poops – which means if I spot one poop, I’ve probably already stepped in another one.

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    • Debbie Isken

      My dog, Sunny, will stand a few feet away from her food bowl and bark when she wants food, any time of day. She also will bark in the kitchen if I have food on the counter and walked out for a few minutes.

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      • CleanUpKate

        Sunny sounds like one clever pup, Debbie. She’s certainly got you well trained 😉 But really, how can anyone resist, eh?

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  31. Stargirl

    I live in a multi-unit house so I have to walk from the front door down a hallway to my apartment door, and my cat is a talker. As soon as I open the front door after coming home from work, I can hear her meowing already. She won’t stop meowing until I feed her. Her meow is loud and frequent and not cute, and it absolutely drives me bonkers! I told one of my friends about this, and he exclaimed, “no wonder why she’s getting fat; you feed her to keep her quiet!”

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    • CleanUpKate

      Stargirl – I fear your friend is telling like it is! That’s hilarious.

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  32. Amy Malley

    My nieces call Alice, our miniature schnauzer “The Wisdom Dog” because they think her eyebrows and beard make her look like a wise old man.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Amy – “The Wisdom Dog”! Perfect. It’s funny the nicknames we come up with for our pets. Mine are usually along the lines of “Mr. Stinky” or “Dopey-Doo” or “Crazy-pants”, but none of my dogs have had those wise looking eyebrows 😉

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  33. Sarah

    Hi! For some reason, I can’t submit my email above to enter the contest (maybe it’s because I’m on a phone). My 22-lb. beagle-greyhound rescue has me trained to sit on the couch every evening so that he can cuddle on my lap under the blanket—or he barks. And barks. And barks. Till he gets his way, sleeping on mama.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Sarah I can see your email entered in the contest so I guess it went through in the end. Your dog has saved you so much agony. I often hate myself for watching television. I knit so that at least I feel like I’m accomplishing something. YOu have the perfect excuse. Your dog NEEDS you to watch tv!

      How fast can a beagle-greyhound run? And does it have long legs or short?

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      • Sarah

        Longer, thinner legs than a beagle but not as long as a pure greyhound. Very thin body. Short, floppy ears, beagle face with a longer snout. We think he’s adorable, but then again everyone thinks their own dog is the cutest, right? It’s fun to watch him run all out…paws barely touching the ground, it seems, and leaping like a gazelle over and around other dogs.

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        • CleanUpKate

          Sarah, there is no such thing as an un-adorable dog. Only cats. Ha ha! just kidding.

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  34. Jennifer Li

    My 9 lb half Papillion, half Tibetan Spaniel stares at me with a low and subtle woof…….woof………,…,…woof until the darn spoiled dog gets want she wants. And that is usually to sit on the chair or bed right next to me.
    Of course she’s my little love, but annoying sometimes. ❤️😂

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    • CleanUpKate

      Jennifer Li – I just had to look both kinds of those dogs up. I’m picturing a fluffly little ball of cuteness. At 9 pounds, I dare say she can sit wherever she wants without being too much in the way – unless she’s wagging her fluffy tail in your face.

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  35. Sandra

    My labradoodle, Oakley is cute when she spoons with my husband on our bed..but also annoying because she gets hair everywhere AND takes up all the room!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Oh Sandra, those labradoodles! Our labs used to take up a lot of space and were deadweights when they fell asleep. There was absolutely no moving them once they were asleep. Ruger meanwhile, is pretty small (comparatively) but has taken to sleeping partly on my head. Oddly, I’ve come to enjoy it. Not sure what I’ll do when the weather gets hot. Sounds like your husband has himself a good cuddler! Does Oakley get her own pillow?

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  36. Heather

    One of our cat’s died about 2 years ago. Ever since when our other cat meow’s in the middle of the night, our dog will start howling. It’s like the evil genius cat has mind control over the dog. We had to start putting the cat in a separate room at night away from where the dog can hear her.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Heather – I just found your first comment 🙂 so it wasn’t in the abyss after all.

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  37. Elizabeth

    Annoying: my dog is chronically itchy, and nothing helps fully. (Poor guy.)

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    • CleanUpKate

      Oooo, that is annoying Elizabeth. Do you have to put him on a special diet? Does his skin get dry/flakey? Does he get bald patches? If you win, the grooming mitt might feel really nice to him.

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  38. Julie

    I know a puppy named Hunter,
    Muddy is his middle name.
    Of course his little buddies do
    Promote his antics with no shame!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Julie – perfect timing! My son is doing some poetry at school so I read him yours and he said “can I use that at school” – little devil!

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  39. Nana Donna 2 6

    I have 2 dogs. One is a 15-year-old beagle mix, Hunter, who we picked out at a local shelter 14 years ago. The other is a dachshund, MeGo, who is 11 years old and we took her in when our married daughter with 3 children at the time when MeGo was a tiny puppy realized that their busy family couldn’t give MeGo the time and attention she deserved. Both dogs have had their share of cuteness and naughtiness. I’ll only tell you about one of those times. We left Hunter home alone when he was about 2 years old. When we got back, there was Kleenex all over the living room floor. I had just put out a new box that morning. We caught him in the act the next day after I had put out another box. He would quickly pull out the exposed tissue and then watch it float down to the floor…then do it again. He was mesmerized by this. I quickly pulled the box from him and we then realized we can’t have any open tissue boxes within his reach. Wish I had had a cell phone back then to capture him creating his own playful mischief!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Oh Nana Donna 26 – too sweet! You don’t need the video – you’ve got it burned in your brain! Sadly, the only thing any of my dogs have done with tissue is eat used one.

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      • Nana Donna 2 6

        Well, Hunter will eat the used ones as well…so our bathroom wastebasket is set up out of his reach. In his older years, he’s been eating other nasty, disgusting stuff, too. He also doesn’t seem to hear us except for his food being put in his dish or when the garbage truck or school bus go by. It’s sad to watch them grow old.

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        • CleanUpKate

          Years ago, we had about a 3 week period over which we would come home from work to find the bathroom garbage emptied all over the floor. Nothing was missing, or eaten or chewed up. We just couldn’t understand it. Until one day we caught Riley in the act – licking ear wax from a Q-tip! eeeeYUK!

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          • Nana Donna 2 6

            🤢😂

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  40. Lori

    My dog pants. All. Day. Long. Drives me absolutely crazy 😀

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    • CleanUpKate

      Lori – what an annoyance! When I read your comment I had a little chuckle because it reminded of times – on and off – that Riley would pant really loudly for no apparent reason and it used to bug me. Is your dog a fast panter or a slow panter?

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  41. Suzie

    I think it is so cute when my little caviler king charles spaniel runs up the slide to get into the kids playhouse!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Oh I love those dogs, Suzie. I’ve never had one but our dogs Riley and Roxy used to have King Charles Spaniel friends that they rolled around with. No way they could keep up with Riley and Roxy but they sure as heck tried! How is the shedding with your spaniels? Is it a twice-yearly kind of thing? All year?

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      • Suzie

        Shedding is year round! The fine soft hairs seem to cling to everything, especially clothes! I should be grateful that the shedding is not as bad as a lab or golden.

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        • CleanUpKate

          Our new dog, Ruger, is a wonder to me. We got him in October and he hasn’t shed anything yet. He did quickly grow a thick coat for winter (he came from Texas) though so I think I’m in for a big shed sometime in the next month or so. It’s been 4 years since Roxy died and 7 since Riley and I STILL find Lab hairs in the house. They’re woven into the fabric of everything I own.

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  42. George Slain

    I find barking a wee bit annoying.

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    • CleanUpKate

      George, the fact that you only find it a “wee” bit annoying brought a smile to my face. How do you feel about howling?

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  43. Carol

    My one-eyed cat, Bailey, would roll on his back asking for attention. I referred to him playing “dead bug”. He loves belly rubs! The massage mit would be perfect!

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    • CleanUpKate

      One-eyed cat, Carol? Was he born like that or did something happen? When I was a kid, we had a cat – Weazer (named after a little rascals character). When he was 8 or 9 years old, he went out one night and didn’t come back for 3 weeks! When he did come back, it was with a trap on his back leg – or what was left of his back leg. The vet amputated the leg and he was kind of groggy for a few weeks, but then I tell ya! He got his 2nd life. He started climbing trees. He could run up a tree with 3 legs faster than he ever did with 4. I’m curious to hear the story behind your cat’s missing eye, please do tell.

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  44. Heather Westropp

    I have four dogs and two cats, so there’s a lot of cute and a lot of annoying in my house! It’s both cute and annoying, for example, when my dog get so excited that she starts nipping on my guests’ shoes and ends up untying their shoelaces.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Holy Smokes, Heather! That’s animal madness! I can’t even imagine the hair you have to clean up. Do you have a vacuum going 24-7? Our Lab, Roxy was a ball of energy but she was very good about not chewing anything – except the plastic tips off of shoe laces. Every single lace in our house was frayed when she was around. Riley on the other hand, used to sneak into the bathtub every day and eat the soap. It took us weeks to figure out what was happening with the soap. I just couldn’t understand why I had to keep buying it. I blamed my husband. Then one day I came home from work and found dirty paw prints in the tub. Dogs! I tell ya.

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  45. Edith

    Our cat keep lying down in places with leaves, so he always has leaves hanging off his long fur (he’s quite bushy!), in the funniest places!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Does the cat prefer crunch, dried up leaves or nice fresh green ones, Edith?

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  46. Nancy Jones

    It’s only annoying in winter and summer (or way too early or late) but Sadie will not potty in her yard. She needs 3 walks a day, 4 if it’s snowing because she loves cold and snow.

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    • CleanUpKate

      Ha ha! That’s hilarious Nancy. We got our second Lab, Roxy in the winter. When spring came, her “business spot” got smaller and smaller because the snow was melting. When finally, that last bit of snow was gone, she ran frantic circles around the yard trying to figure out where to go. Finally her bladder burst and she peed as she ran around. I felt bad for her, but admit that it was hilarious to watch. Do you have a fitbit to measure all the steps you take on those frequent walks?

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  47. Jilda Lange

    I love all your products. I have purchased them for family as well. They are awesome.

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    • CleanUpKate

      YOU are awesome, Jilda! What your “go-to” e-cloth to purchase for family?

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  48. Jilda Lange

    My Maltese is deaf and she thinks I am her mommy. She is like having a two year old. Where I go, she must go. I love my Sadie.

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    • CleanUpKate

      It’s funny Jilda, I used to think my Labs – Riley and Roxy – were brilliant. Then my brother had a couple of kids and by the time the kids were two years old, they were smarter than my dogs. I just couldn’t understand it. I think they’re forever like 2 year olds, in need of love and attention and periodically surprising us with messes. How do you call for Sadie if she’s deaf? Or is it that she’s so constantly beside you that you never need to call for her?

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  49. Kitty

    Our dog, Lucy, is adorable, but she likes to show us she is happy to see us and loves us by giving us love bites. LOL She’s still technically a puppy, so we’re all hoping if we keep correcting her, she’ll grow out of this eventually!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Kitty – our dog Ruger likes to nibble on my fingertips as I walk through the house. I know it’s a bad habit – and I NEVER would have allowed it with my other dogs – but I just love it. I’m treating Ruger like a grandchild – letting him get away with all sorts of naughty stuff. I’m sure Lucy will grow out of it. Enjoy the floppy, goofy puppy! What kind of dog is she?

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      • Kitty

        She is a black pointer/cattle dog mix with a wrinkly forehead and a little white beard. 🙂

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  50. Aphra

    My puppy Zoe is so cute that she sits every time it’s meal time and after she wolfs it down, she grabs her empty bowl in her mouth and brings it into the kitchen for more!

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    • CleanUpKate

      Dream on, Zoe. Dream on! I often wonder if dogs get depressed after they wolf down their meal. They wait all day and then it’s gone in seconds. Does Zoe chew her food or just inhale it, Aphra?

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