By now, you know that I am the biggest animal lover and I most certainly am the biggest dog lover around.
I’ve grown up with dogs most of my life (and one cat, Kylie.)
My very first was a big beautiful St. Bernard, called Berna. Every day, I used to have an afternoon nap lying on top of her. She was my first best friend.
|I hadn’t quite mastered the lady-like/graceful position|
A few years later, for my 11th birthday I received a St. Bernard puppy called Heidi.
Years on, my sister and mom got 2 gorgeous Golden Retrievers, Pinga and Jadie.
I had a super intelligent Golden Labrador, Summer, who was a born Guide Dog. I had to make the bitter sweet decision and donate her to the Guide Dogs. You can read that story here.
And of course, my family and I now have the English Bulldog, Duke who is the most loveable, hilarious and incredible dog. Our world is a happier place with him in it.
|Younger Duke with his permanent grin|
So, with all of this being said… When M-Net Movies gave me a call and told me about their new campaign Ambassadoggy and asked if I would be a judge, I didn’t need long to think about it. I may have even shouted out “YES!” before the poor guy had finished talking!
If you don’t know what Ambassadoggy is…
M-Net Movies Family (Channel 105) is doing a nation-wide search for the channels fur-st (see what I did there?) Ambassadoggy.
They’re looking for a dog to be the face of the channel for a whole year; which means your best furry friend could become famous.
Watch this video. Derek Watts and The Sunday Blues filmed this video and it’s excellent.
The thing is… if you own a dog, you genuinely and whole heartedly believe that your dog is the best and that’s what we are counting on.
If you believe your dog has what it takes, then you really must enter him/her. We’re not necessarily looking for the best trained dogs (bonus though), but just the most adorable, wonderful, well behaved and paws-itively (I can’t help my puns) amazing dog.
Big, Small, long haired, short haired, older, puppy… if he/she is the apple of your eye, then enter them here: Entry Form
You need to fill out your details, your dogs details and submit some photos of them and/or a video of them (under 10MB)
This is off the website:
A panel of five celebrity dog lovers will assess the mounds of adorable entries and select their favourites. Once our panel has completed the task of narrowing the entries down to the top five, we will throw the final decision back to you to vote for the cutest, smartest furry friend to be the face of the channel. The dog with the most votes will then be the Ambassadoggy of M-Net Movies Family.
Whilst you walk your doggy along the path of fame, you could win prizes too. The winner will receive a flat screen TV, a DStv Explora decoder and a pampering voucher for your pooch. The runner up will win a DStv Explora decoder.
It’s time to spend some quality time with your best friend and M-Net Movies Family, so get those entries in now if you and your dog want the red carpet treatment.
Professional animal handlers and trainers will work with the chosen dog and it’s really important to know that your dogs safety and well being is the number one priority. No animals will be harmed in the making of the commercials or any work that happens.
I am extremely proud to be a judge, along with Vanessa Haywood, Kirsty Sharman, Rob Vember and Just Curious (Lelo).
As a judge I have been asked to explain what I am looking for and in a nutshell, I’m looking for the dog that every child will look at and want to take home.
I mean… you’re lucky I can’t enter Duke. #justsaying.
My mom sent me these pics last week from one of his afternoon walks. Chicks dig him.
Public entries close on the 30th of April 2015.
The grand prizewinner will be announced on 27 May 2015 and be required to be available for a session with the puparazzi and to sign pawtographs from the following week.
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Good Luck to everyone who is entering their loveable pooches. I really can’t wait to see all your amazing dogs!