Monday, June 29, 2009

Contest entry all the way from Switzerland!

Loki is an Alaskan malamute. He came into my life in 1999 as a rescue dog, from the PAWS shelter in Lynnwood, Washington.

He came to me malnourished -- he'd been a stray in the woods outside of Seattle for so long hiscoat and skin were mildewed from the rain. In the past ten years, Loki has been with me through a divorce, 5 moves, 3 round-trip cross-country (USA) drives, helped me care for my mother while she was ill with esophageal cancer, and now lives with me in Geneva Switzerland.

He would sit on the porch with Mom, and have sandwiches with her, when I lived there in her last months. She'd tell him all kinds of good stories about growing up with rabbits and chickens and he'd listen, his head at her feet, awaiting the next bit of sandwich.

When I got the chance to move to Geneva, I knew he'd like the snow in winter better than the Seattle rain, and the freedom to come to restaurants and to work with me. As he is my best friend, hiking buddy, snowshoe pal, and my favorite listener, he's changed my life by giving me an insight into patience and unconditional love.

Lynn and Loki

If you would like to enter for the chance to win one flavor each of Wellness WellBars, simply email us a photo of your dog(s) and in 100 words or less, tell us how they've changed your life.


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