Mulligan is blessed enough to be sponsored by Purina! They have followed him since the beginning & have provided, not only the best quality food, treats, and toys for Mulligan over the past year, but also unique opportunities.
One of those opportunities was the Meet Purina event in June! Words can’t express how excited I was to be invited on such an amazing experience. I quickly sent back an RSVP and prepared for this road trip! Purina head quarters is located in St. Louis Missouri!
I told Purina Nelly didn’t rap about sunshine & roses so I was bringing a travel companion along with me! I asked my friend Annyssa to join me! She was there with me the day I adopted Mulligan from the shelter and has supported all of our shinanigans since day one.
Mulligan & I attended this event along side the other digital influencers sponsored by Purina. And let me just say we were there with some PAWSOME people & pets! I was star struck! Purina picked a handful of digital influencers, from all over the media spectrum (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc)!
I got to meet Dogs of Instagram, Lucy & Company, Cats of Instagram, Pudge the Cat, The Fugee, The Golden Jays, All Things Fedra, Runs for Cookies, Andrew Marttila, Turboroo, Preston Speaks, Champion of my Heart, Famous skate boarder Joey Brezinski and Melissa Trippy & Philip O’Reilly, Sir Charles Barkley and Nail Travels. This was such an amazing & fun group of people, I still can’t believe we were considered cool enough to sit in the same room as these people!
Unfortunately I didn’t get pictures with everyone!!!
We spent the entire week learning all the ins & outs of Purina starting form the ground up! Learning about the company, how every product is made / approved, activities they support, social media, research done, shelter work they do, and so much more! I thought I loved Purina before but WOAH – I was completely blown away by the amazing people behind this company & all of the wonderful things they do.
There was so much, I couldn’t get a picture of everything! Mostly because my ADHD took over and I was the crazy dog lady who died and went to dog heaven!
I expected to walk into corporate America – where no one cares, you’re just a number, and its all about the money – I was very wrong. We were welcome with arms wide open by all of the staff. The digital influencers hit it off right away sharing stories and learning from one another, while building unique friendships. I was also lucky enough to develop friendships with those who work at Purina! The staff truly showed us how they value their consumer’s needs, their coworkers, ALL pets, and us.
As if this event wasn’t the coolest thing ever – we were there to make world history! We set the world record for the most #PetsAtWork!! Pets from workers, and the general public, were brought all onto the front lawn to make history and get one hell of an epic pic!
Thanks to Purina I also attended my first ever Major League Baseball game!
And just like that this amazing trip was over! I am beyond thankful for this experience and the love & support Purina showed all of us!
The next morning we had to leave at 5:00am to head off to the next #MulliganMovement event (blog post to follow)!
HUGE THANK YOU to Purina for this amazing experience!
With love, hugs & belly rubs-
-Lindsay & Mulligan!