This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beneful Brand Dog Food for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I can’t believe our puppy Emma is almost an adult now. She is going to be 1 years in a month.  In these eleven months, she has truly become our family’s best friend, and of course
mine. She is such a character; so funny and lovable.

She is also super forgiving; taking hrs of hugging (sometimes too tight LOL), kissing, petting, and accidental tail stepping from my kids. If I may say so myself, Em’s is pretty amazing. ( did I say our kids gave her probably hundreds of nicknames) Celebrating National Dog Week, which is between Sept. 20-26, came naturally. Read along; there is also a very fun giveaway for your furry friend. <3


What’s better than celebrating National Dog Week with Emma’s favorite activities? She loves going to the park, playing catch with tennis balls, running & jumping after flying discs, walking long miles, and of course ending the day with food. We took a big backpack of toys, and chewables with us and head to our neighborhood park.


“Eat Well, Dream Big, and Play Together” pretty much sums up Emma’s life motto.


The moment I put the backpack on the ground, Emma dug all in; whole face, and nose haha.


First she got out her beloved tennis ball. Smart cookie that one. After this came coming to me, and sitting right in front of me while nudging me with her nose. I can take a hint my friends. At this point, our fetching routine started, and continued until my arm started to hurt. I should really invest in one of those ball throwing gadgets. 🙂


This is what she looks like bringing me the tennis ball.
IMG_0733At this point, my husband and kids took over with some frisbee flying activities. That was until…

IMG_0719She brought me back the tennis ball once again.


Our National Dog Day Celebration at the park ended on a high note with our golden girl getting pretty exhausted after hrs of play.


I had to add a bit of food time to our National Dog Week Celebration. After all, eating is Emma’s most loved past time. In honor of the week, Beneful dog food is offering $3 off of 13 lb or greater size bags; you can find it here Save $3 on Beneful

IMG_0668Now onto the part I CAN’T WAIT to share with you; a fun giveaway.


Here are the rules that needs to be completed for a chance to win a swag bag similar to the one above. The gift bag will include tennis ball, leash, flying disc, and free samples. I can assure you, your dog would love you for it. Just complete these two easy steps. YOU NEED TO RESIDE IN THE US!

  • Comment on this post and tell me your dog’s favorite activities.
  •  Post a pic of your dog BFF on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with hashtags #nationaldogweek and #Friendswithbeneful . IMPORTANT!!! You need to submit the URL of your submission in your comment. ( under this post )

undefinedLooking forward to hear your dog’s favorite activities, and checking out your submissions with pics of your cuties. <3

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  • Jody DesChenes

    oh, that’s impossible to answer! i have FIVE dogs. favorite activities: eating, sleeping, barking, drooling, running, hiking, staring at me, napping, lounging, watch dogging…LIVING, how’s that? we can learn tons from those guys about every second being just as fabulous as the last or next.

    • Theboxqueen

      I completely agree with you; there are so much we can learn from our dogs including how good they love. Great activities you listed there! Happy Friday and thanks for sharing! XOXO, Elif

  • Becca Torgan

    How fun! Emma looks so sweet. My dog Sophie loves walks in the park, playing with her toys in the backyard and napping on the couch. ♡

    • Theboxqueen

      Sophie looks adorable as well. <3 Thanks so much for sharing; napping, eating, and hugging are Emma's everyday fave activities too. 🙂 Happy Friday. XOXO, Elif

  • Lori Fyfe

    Emma is beautiful! Meet Lucy Bella, she is a sweet whippet-yellow lab mix rescue. She has endless energy and has two speeds 35mph and ZZZZZZZZ. LOL! She loves to be outdoors, and play ball, frisbee with the kids. She also loves to just lay and cuddle with you. She makes us so happy every day. #Friendswithbeneful #NationalDogWeek

    • Theboxqueen

      Lucy Bella is gorgeous! and that hat <3 <3 <3 I love everything you wrote about her. Cuddling and playing in the park is Emma's and also my personal favorite. Actually I could probably cuddle with Emma all day long and call it the best day ever. :)) Happy Friday! XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    Aww, puppy Emma is simply adorable. (Loving the cute nicknames BTW!!!) I hope you are having a great week.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much Sibel. Emma has really grown in this one year. 🙂 Happy Friday! XOXO, Elif

  • Ginny’s favorite activity is licking faces and walking around the house wagging her tail is a close second!

    • Theboxqueen

      Great activities Ally 🙂 Emma loves licking faces too. XOXO, Elif

  • Carly D.

    My Cooper loves playing fetch, eating peanut butter, and chewing all the fluff out of every toy!

    • Theboxqueen

      Cooper is so adorable! A big Congrats as you are the winner of the giveaway! I would love to see how Cooper likes his gift bag when you guys receive it. Thaks for sharing and happy Friday! XOXO, Elif

  • Jenniferanne

    My dog Jasper’s favorite activity is chasing balls and playing tug of war!
    I posted this pic on Facebook here with the correct hashtags.

  • Jenniferanne

    My dog Jasper’s favorite activity is chasing balls and playing tug of war!
    I posted this pic on Facebook here with the correct hashtags.
    Tried to post link, but I guess when you do, it enters the pic. So click on the pic for links!

  • Jenniferanne

    My dog Jasper likes to play with tennis balls and play tug of war. I posted this picture on Facebook, but I can’t get the link to show up here!

  • Jenniferanne

    My dog Jasper loves to play with tennis balls and play tug of way. I posted this picture on Facebook, but it won’t show up here.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much for sharing sweet Jasper, another tennis ball lover just like my Emma 🙂 Happy Friday! XOXO, Elif

  • AnnaZed

    Here’s my dog dog Mike posing in front of his carpeted SoCal Dog Chalet with toys, chew stuff and cat friend annex. Yes he is a bit chubby, but he is a senior rescue and he takes a lot of meds.

    • AnnaZed

      Mike’s favorite activity is eating. Here he is again, you can see that his eye is cloudy, but he get along pretty well and his happy:

      • Theboxqueen

        What a cutie!!! Thanks for sharing your pup and the sweet pictures! Happy Friday, XOXO, Elif

  • michelle boor

    My dogs favorite activities are going anywhere with me and going on runs. She also likes having playdates with her friends.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much for sharing your dogs with me Michelle! I love that picture. Running is so much fun with Emma too and playdates are always on top of the list. Have a great Friday. XOXO, Elif

  • WeinerTales

    Emma is gorgeous! I’m visiting from SITS. 🙂 I run a rescue – so anything with a dog catches my attention. LOL

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much for visiting & welcome to TheBoxQueen! How amazing you are running a rescue and helping dogs. <3 <3 Have a fab Friday!! XOXO, Elif