Meet Purina!

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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.

I think they should hire Mulligan as a dog model!

I think they should hire Mulligan as a dog model! #DimePiece #DogModel

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!

Pretty solid travel crew... I rapped Nelly songs alone over their snores!

Pretty solid travel crew… I rapped Nelly songs, alone, over their snores!

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.

Quick selfie with my main squeeze when we arrived! I'm obsessed with this outfit from ShopBelleBoutique.Com

Quick selfie with my main squeeze when we arrived! I’m obsessed with this outfit from ShopBelleBoutique.Com

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)!

Started from the bottom now we here!!! #Official ... or more like #OfficiallyTheCrazyDogLady

Started from the bottom now we here!!! #Official … or more like #OfficiallyTheCrazyDogLady

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!

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Andrew, Mulligan & I our 1st night at Meet Purina! I’m looking almost as cute as Mulligan thanks to ShopBelleBoutique.Com who sponsored me!

A random picture of Andrews tattoo.. but seriously It's kind of amazing!

A random picture of Andrew’s cat tattoo… but seriously It’s kind of amazing!

Annyssa, Nails Travels, Mulligan & I.  HORRIBLE quality photo but we were having a great time #SorryNotSorry!

Annyssa, Nails Travels, Mulligan & I. HORRIBLE quality photo but we were having a great time #SorryNotSorry!

Me with the wonderful couple behind Dogs Of Instagram & Lucky and Co.  I even got to hold Lucy herself!

Me with the wonderful couple behind Dogs Of Instagram & Lucy and Co. – I even got to hold Lucy herself!

This is Ashley, the mother of Turboroo & Ruby! Both of these cuties are missing their two front legs! Ashley works to provide custom wheel chairs for dogs just like hers!

This is Ashley, the mother of Turboroo & Ruby! Both of these cuties are missing their two front legs! Ashley works to provide custom wheel chairs for dogs just like hers!

Melissa Trippy & I right before we toured the food plant!

Melissa Trippy & I right before we toured the food plant!

I GOT TO MEET THE GUY FROM THE

I GOT TO MEET THE GUY FROM THE “I GET BEGGIN” RAP VIDEO!!! Which is kind of epic because I rap this everyday in the car with Mulligan! I would compare it to meeting Beyonce because the rap is just that amazing… yep. I said that. #IGETBEGGIN

I got sassy with Pudge the cat! I even look feline fabulous like Pudge in my cardigan from ShopBelleBoutique.Com

I got sassy with Pudge the cat! I even look feline fabulous like Pudge in my cardigan from ShopBelleBoutique.Com

Me casually standing by Joey Brzezinski! Fugee's mom & Runs for Cookies also in the back!

Me casually standing by Joey Brzezinski! Fugee’s mom & Runs for Cookies also in the back!

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.

We got to see how they test the food! And clearly I was captured creepin on the goods!

We got to see how they test the food! And clearly I was captured creepin!

All of digital media influencers surrounding the food table to see how its done! Learn how they insure quality products & what they look for!

All of digital media influencers surrounding the food table to see how its done! Learning how they insure quality products & what they look for!

We got to tour the arena & learn about dog shows! MY FAVORITE PART was to learn that Purina adopts high energy dogs from shelters & teaches them how to become AMAZING frisbee dogs! You couldn't miss the pure joy on these dogs faces as they performed!

We got to tour the arena & learn about dog shows! MY FAVORITE PART was to learn that Purina adopts high energy dogs from shelters & teaches them how to become AMAZING frisbee dogs! You couldn’t miss the pure joy on these dogs faces as they performed & the bonds they had with their handlers!

This bag is framed in my house.

This bag is framed in my house.

We learned about the work Purina does with shelters - naturally my favorite part! We all made blankets to donate to a local shelter!

We learned about the work Purina does with shelters – naturally my favorite part! We all made blankets to donate to a local shelter!

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.

Me touring the Purina grounds! OBSESSED with this outfit from ShopBelleBoutique.Com

Me touring the Purina grounds! OBSESSED with this outfit from ShopBelleBoutique.Com

Entry way to Purina HQ

Entry way to Purina HQ

Purina has a beautiful landscape outside where their workers can relax and let their fur babies play!

Purina has a beautiful landscape outside where their workers can relax and let their fur babies play!

And they have Koi fish! Which seriously who doesn't love Koi fish I could stand there and feed them all day!

And they have Koi fish! Which seriously who doesn’t love Koi fish?? I could stand there and feed them all day!

I'm not sure how you find someone with this measure of talent... but I need this person to come do my yard!

I’m not sure how you find someone with this measure of talent… but I need this person to come do my yard!

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!

SO MANY DOGS! SO MANY SMILES!

SO MANY DOGS! SO MANY SMILES!

Anyone have a van I can barrow? I would love to drive around NWA passing out dog treats! Just saying!

Anyone have a van I can borrow? I would love to drive around NWA passing out dog treats! Just saying! #TreatTruck

Thanks to Purina I also attended my first ever Major League Baseball game!

When the whole squad looks fresh! #CatsOfInstagram

When the whole squad looks fresh! #CatsOfInstagram

What was even more amazing was the ball park food not featured in this picture... or any picture because I ate one of everything like a fat ass. NO SHAME!

What was even more amazing was the ball park food not featured in this picture… or any picture… because I ate one of everything like a fat ass. NO SHAME!

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)!

What 5:00am looks like... Mulligan wouldn't even get out of the bed.

What 5:00am looks like… Mulligan wouldn’t even get out of the bed.

HUGE THANK YOU to Purina for this amazing experience!

With love, hugs & belly rubs-

-Lindsay & Mulligan!

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