What’s Your Dirty Little Secret? Confess & Achieve Lift-Off

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One Person will be the  $2500 Cash Grand Prize Winner!

Psssst! What’s Your Dirty Little Secret?  You can tell me.  And to make it even easier, I will go first.  When I am a

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger with Bissell

I am equipped and ready to Clean!

little upset with one or both of my parents, I throw my litter out of the pan. And if they have done something that really gets my fur up, like leave me alone too long,  I poo on the bedroom rug.  There, I have said it.  And when I poo on the bedroom rug, it really gets their attention. (Oh and I am still working on cleaning up the aftermath of my unfortunate temper tantrum when I peed in my mom’s suitcase. Stay tuned for my black light test coming soon.) So you see, even me, Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger can be a little messy.

But what helps keep me out of trouble when I misbehave besides the fact that my parents don’t seem to have any short-term or long-term memory of my rotten actions is that   I have Bissell to help clean up my messes.

And now,  our friends at Bissell are launching another time saving, carpet cleaning, pet mess clean up assistant.

HOUSTON, WE HAVE LIFT-OFF®!  hahahha. I have always wanted to say that…. but seriously…

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Gracey’s Adoption Story: The Dog Pound Where I Was Found.

“This post is my entry into the BlogPaws Blog Carnival Contest sponsored by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.”

When I was a teeny tiny kitten, some mean people  didn’t want me, so they drove to the local Dog Pound and

dog pound sign

I was put in the drop box even though it said NO CATS!

plunked me down in the drop box, even though the sign said NO CATS! I don’t have  a very clear memory of this, because I was so young I wasn’t even weaned.  I remember being super cold and shivering inside that dark and smelly drop box.

The dog warden at the time was very nice. His eyes popped when he opened the drawer and found me inside. He didn’t have the heart to put me back out in the wet snow,  where it was even colder, so he picked me up and  told me he might lose his job over allowing me to stay, but then he said that would be alright too. His wife had told him to try to find another job because they already had taken home most of the dogs that were brought to the dog pound.  He said he was  just too kind-hearted for the job the county wanted him to do. He dried me off with a towel and placed me down in a big cage with a cold cement floor. He apologized for not having any cat chow, and then he said that I looked too small to eat it anyway.  He scratched me behind my ears and said maybe someone will come here soon and take you home with them. Then he added,  I sure hope so for both of our sakes.

Dog Pound

The Dog Pound where I was found.

I don’t know how much time went by, but the sun was still out when my soon to be mom and dad came into the dog pound. They were helping a friend look for his missing dog.  While my dad looked through all the cages, my mom saw me sleeping all alone in the cage and she said to the dog warden, “Oh my!  Is this your kitten?”  He said no, but that kitten can be yours.  That would keep both the kitten and me from getting into more trouble. My mom smiled and she reached down and scooped me up. She looked into my eyes and said, “Hi sweetheart.  Would you like to come home with us?”   I melted into her arms. She tucked  me inside her coat before my dad came back with no luck at finding their friend’s dog.

My dad said, “Well who is this?” and my mom answered, “This is our new kitten. What do you think?” And my dad said, “Well, you couldn’t get any cuter than that, could you?” Super Hurrah! I was going to a home.

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Bissell Invites Animal Lovers to Help Homeless Pets Find Homes

Bissell Homecare, Inc, has been a long time supporter of pet adoption, is launching an online fundraising campaign to help homeless pets across the country find loving forever homes. From today through September, for each new fan that registers on Bissell’s Facebook page, the company will donate 50 cents to the Petfinder.com Foundation towards its goal of $50,000 in 2011.

The Petfinder.com Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that works with animal shelters and rescues across North America to make sure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Bissell’s $50,000 gift to the foundation will fund many shelters and rescue groups in need of help.

Research shows that many Americans don’t have pets because of the messes they make. According to Rich Sorota, senior vice president and general manager of global marketing and sales for Bissell, 38% of Americans not sharing their home with a pet would invite a pet in if the home clean-up was easier.

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