When Mathew and I got married nearly 9 years ago in December, I immediately wanted a dog. I had always lived with a dog in my home while growing up and wanted that for us as newlyweds. By February we were on our way to pick up our grumpy cat/dog, Pearl. Pearl was itty bitty, had a Napoleon complex, and sat on the top of our couch like a cat. Pearl was our first baby and I still love having her snuggle up behind my head on the couch. She’s also the coziest little foot warmer in bed, just don’t tell her I love it!
Fast forward a few years and we fell in love with Winky, a rescue that a friend had been fostering. We’d never met Winky, but knew we had to have her after reading all about her. She was sweet, spunky, and extra cuddly. Mathew thought Winky was going to be his dog, but she took a huge liking to Addie. Winky has fit into our family so well, has become Addie’s protector, and has a special job in my upcoming children’s book! She’s the cutest one-eyed dog you’ve ever seen, promise!
There’s nothing like having a dog. We knew both of our dogs were meant for our family the second we saw their faces. They are a huge part of our family and are super spoiled in the best way. It’s hard not to love them extra hard- they’re pretty amazing!
Pearl, Winky, and I are so excited because The Pack is coming to Amazon Prime Video this Friday, November 20th. The Pack on Amazon Prime is debuting in over 240 countries and territories and includes a whole 3 day weekend event called Packed Weekend with experiences and fun for you and your favorite doggo. It’s like Amazing Race- but for dogs, and you won’t want to miss it.
Here’s what I love about The Pack on Amazon– it’s a totally global, unscripted series that celebrates the amazing bond between humans and their dogs. It’s hosted by Olympic gold medalist, Lindsey Vonn and her co-host, canine Lucy. There are 12 teams of dogs and humans that will go on epic adventures across multiple continents. The prize? $750,000 for the duo and their favorite charity, with an additional $250,000 donated by The Pack during filming to multiple charities and animal rescue organizations in each country. So amazing, right?! It’s going to be so fun to watch, full of excitement, and even better- they’re giving to charities.
Pearl, Winky, and I will be relaxing this weekend and enjoying The Pack prime. I’m excited to meet the teams and see what adventures they face. Packed Weekend has tail-waggin’ treats, a pack walk challenge, and even more. I love the excuse to get the dogs playing more in the backyard and going out for a walk. It’s great for all of us and I know they’ll appreciate all the extra attention. I know Pearl will have fun barking at all the dogs on The Pack prime video too (haha). We’re going to be having so much fun and we hope you will too!