Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Countdown to Christmas: Win this stress-relieving book for your dog lover

We're excited to announce our new campaign!

Lulu's Countdown to Christmas Giveaway

DISCLOSURE: All prizes and review samples in Lulu's Countdown to Christmas Giveaway were provided for free, but no other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.

For the next few weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday, we'll offer another chance for you to win a great gift for you or your dog -- or the dog lover in your life!

Our first Countdown to Christmas giveaway

Here's our first giveaway for you to enter!

It's the "Beagles Go Around the World" colouring book, by Feel Happy Colouring!

Lulu models the "Beagles Go Around the World" colouring book.
Lulu models the "Beagles Go Around the World" colouring book.
Coloring?! That's for kids! Grow up!

Coloring books are not just for kids anymore, and these are not your kids' coloring books.

For those of us who deal with issues like anxiety or depression, it's sometimes tough to focus on tasks at hand. I find coloring to be a relaxing way to divert my mind from my troubles. It's almost a form of meditation, especially with complicated coloring books like this one. Learn more in this article from Medical Daily.

In "Beagles Go Around the World," the pages are all complex mosaics that take our beagles to locations all over the world, from Sydney, Australia to Venice, Italy.

And they are not all drawn in the same style. The designs of each page are different, so you are working with different concepts to fill out. You don't get bored with it.

Take a look at some of these pages:

Beagle in Egypt, from "Beagles Go Around the World"

Beagle in Russia, from "Beagles Go Around the World"
Beagle at Mount Rushmore, from "Beagles Go Around the World"

A beagle in England, from "Beagles Go Around the World"

You can see this requires a bit of time, a bit of patience and you can get quite creative too. And if you are focusing on coloring in these pages, your minds definitely won't drift to places that could cause you stress.

Also, the paper is good quality and works with any medium -- crayon, marker, colored pencil. And since each page is only printed on one side, you won't have to worry about any bleed-through.

You can get "Beagles Go Around the World" on Amazon.com for $7.95. But you'll be able to enter to win one!
But, lets also talk about our charity for Giving Tuesday!

Beagle Freedom Project

Beagle Freedom Project advocates for and rescues research animals.

We've been big fans of Beagle Freedom Project since we started blogging in 2012. This California-based group rescues research animals (and most dogs used in research are beagles), all over the world.

BFP also advocates for changing the way these animals are used in research. They've advocated for transparency in research records, and they've successfully gotten laws passed in several states to require publicly-funded research labs to put the animals up for adoption once the study is done.

They also have an app you can download call Cruelty Cutter. It can help you shop cruelty-free for products ranging from cosmetics to dog food.

All of this is dependent on private donations. You can help BFP with his mission by donating, or buying their merchandise.

On Giving Tuesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matched donations to organizations like Beagle Freedom Project if you donate on Facebook!

OK -- time to enter to win!

Enter this randomizer widget! Tell us where you would take your dog, anywhere in the world, if you could.

Some of the entries include also have you visiting the Beagle Freedom Project website and social media channels.

You have until Dec. 6 to enter and win! Good luck! See you Thursday for the next giveaway! Lulu's Countdown to Christmas Day 1: Beagle Around the World Coloring Book


  1. if i could take my dogs anywhere with me. i would go to a nice island, like Bali to live a peaceful like.

  2. I would take Soldier, my 19 year old dog, to my father-in-law's farm in Tennessee, where he could relax in the sun, chase rabbits and enjoy being spoiled.

  3. My Lucy would like a tropical island warm.and sunny

  4. To somewhere out west to run through open fields and hills.

  5. My mom is a hugeeeee beagle lover. Her first puppy girl Roxy had her hooked from the day she was born.

  6. I love beagles big time and there are a few in the dog park lately. Where to go, I would love and dream of taking Layla with me and go visit my Mom in South Africa

  7. First, we'd have to get a dog. Definitely a rescue! Then, Crete, Greece!

  8. Realistically? Probably Canada. Right now we're focusing exploring as much of the US as we can by car because my little beagle mix is NOT fun to fly with. We've had quite a few successful pet friendly road trips with more to come soon!
    -Jessica from Beagles & Bargains

  9. If I could take my 3 dogs anywhere it would be to Kauai they would love hanging on the beach there

  10. I would like to take my dogs to a big farm so they could run around and play all day.

  11. Oh Wow ... I love coloring. I would take my dogs somewhere they could run free for hours with no leashes or fences.

  12. I would love to take my pup to the Rocky Mountains.

  13. I'd love to be able to visit Germany, where my grandmother and great-grandmother were from.


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