Small pets get their chance in the spotlight

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Pet brand Kaytee is on a mission to champion small pets everywhere.

Over 16 million people currently love and care for small animals or pet birds, but the world of pets can often feel very focused on dogs and cats.

To put deserving small pets everywhere front and center, Kaytee is launching its inaugural #SmallinShow Award Show, inviting pet parents of hamsters, bunnies, mice, birds and other small companions to share images and stories of their mini heroes across social media. The #SmallinShow Award Show will culminate with the crowning of three winners who will each receive a one-year supply of Kaytee products1.

Digital short

With the help of Kenneth the Guinea Pig and his human chaperone Rainn Wilson, Kaytee is starting the small pet revolution with “Small in Show,” a first-of-its-kind digital short film.

“Small in Show” chronicles Kenneth and Rainn’s journey to enter the famed Westminster Dog Show and, in turn, celebrate all that small pets have to offer.

Watch the “Small in Show” short film here.

Incredible animals:

According to a press release, Mike McGoohan, SVP of Marketing and Strategy at Central Garden & Pet, relates that: “For over 150 years, Kaytee has been committed to providing high-quality products and support to small animals, birds and their guardians, and we are proud to champion their well-being. We hope that the #SmallinShow Award Show becomes a celebration of all small animal companions and brings together this highly engaged community in a way that has never been done before.”

Learn more about Kaytee at www.kaytee.com.

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1 Official rules for the #SmallinShow Contest can be found here: https://rules.creativezing.com/Kaytee/. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win.

Featured image: With the help of A-list star Kenneth the Guinea Pig (and his human chaperone and small-animal enthusiast, Rainn Wilson), Kaytee is starting the small pet revolution with “Small in Show,” a first-of-its-kind digital short film. “Small in Show” chronicles Kenneth and Rainn’s journey to enter the famed Westminster Dog Show and in turn, celebrate all that small pets have to offer. (Photo: Business Wire)

Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220620005098/en/The-Small-Pet-Revolution-is-Here-Kaytee-Rainn-Wilson-and-Kenneth-the-Guinea-Pig-Champion-Small-Pet-Equity-in-%E2%80%9CSmall-in-Show%E2%80%9D

Re-sharing a chorus of frogs in the rain

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It just rained and I’m sitting here listening to the frogs outside who are pretty happy about that. They are usually pretty quiet, but, when it rains, they seem to all decide it’s time to make noise. It made me decide it would be fun to re-share some frog audio that I made last summer.

A screenshot of the audio from the recording of the frogs “singing.”

 
These aren’t pet frogs, but they do live in our yard. We have frogs and toads of all kinds, from large bullfrogs to tiny treefrogs. One of my favorites is the treefrog, one of which is shown below in the a post from my Instagram account. They are super cute and one even jumped on my shoulder the other night when I opened the front door. Another favorite of mine is what I call our “Guard Toad.” Every summer, one seems to show up to “guard” and patrol our front sidewalk at night.
 

 
 
The audio is an hour long and features the sounds of frogs and a gentle summer rainfall. I recorded it from the back porch of my home.
 

 
I think this audio is pretty relaxing. I love to fall asleep to the sound of rainfall or streams and other nature sounds, which I usually listen to on youtube or vimeo, so I thought it would be fun to try making my own. Hopefully, others have enjoyed as well and more will now that I’m resharing.

(featured image: https://publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=46158&picture=frog-3)

 

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