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Win a Copy of ‘Upward Dog’ From PETA Prime!

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For many of us, some of life’s most valuable lessons have come from the dogs, cats, and other companion animals we share our homes and lives with every day.

PETA Prime would like to hear your answer to the question “What important life lesson have you learned from your companion animal?

Give PETA Prime your best response to this question, and you could win one of five copies of Edward Vilga’s new book, Upward Dog: Seven Secrets From My Chocolate Lab for Having an Awesome Life.

Vilga is one of America’s leading yoga teachers, and his new book is full of simple lessons about living wisely, all learned from his beloved dog, Belle. PETA founder Ingrid E. Newkirk has enthusiastically endorsed the book: “Who jumps for joy at a visitor at the door, can’t wait to run outside, is overjoyed at the tiniest gift, plays as if there is no tomorrow, and sleeps the sleep of the righteous? Dogs! And Edward Vilga has captured their spirit and passed it on in Upward Dog.”

Upward Dog includes 12 full-page color photographs of Vilga’s beautiful, happy dog and is the perfect stocking stuffer for all animal lovers.

Here’s how it works:

E-mail your answer to the question “What important life lesson have you learned from your companion animal?”—along with your name and full mailing address—to us at PETAPrime@peta.org. Please note that only entries sent to this address that include all the requested information will be considered.

PETA Prime will pick the five most heartwarming, creative, and inspirational answers that we believe best illustrate an important life lesson learned from a companion animal and award their authors a copy of Edward Vilga’s Upward Dog: Seven Secrets From My Chocolate Lab for Having an Awesome Life.

Contest entries will be accepted from November 3, 2011, through November 15, 2011, and we’ll announce the winning entries in a PETA Prime post the week of November 28, 2011. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by submitting your entry to this contest. This contest is open only to residents of the United States. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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    frances moyer says...

    November 4th, 2011, 5:01 pm

    animals help you from loosing love one ,stress,holdeing you temper and being kind to others and what love really is. they are gods creatures and he put them on earth to teach us. just listen.

    Laura Salisbury says...

    November 4th, 2011, 5:23 pm

    I am learning not to hold a grudge or be resentful of someone’s time away from me but rather to enjoy the time with the loved one to the absolute maximum. To love. To be generous-spirited and trusting of those I love as my dogs are to me.

    Liza, France says...

    November 4th, 2011, 6:40 pm

    Cats help me everyday : they’re surrending me
    Same with horses, dogs, birds singing, diving with fishes and all animal beings.
    Could’nt staying alive without them
    Excuse me If I’m broken english !!!

    vidhyut sharma says...

    November 6th, 2011, 4:29 am

    I learned from my dog that no matter how hard u fall, U can always get up and fight back, never give up.

    Jean Saja says...

    November 6th, 2011, 7:33 pm

    My animal companions taught me I am lovable.

    thomas moore says...

    November 11th, 2011, 6:57 pm

    My dog looks like me.

    frances moyer says...

    November 11th, 2011, 7:28 pm

    all animals includeing mine,have taught me to stay calm,love the ones who hate you,they gave me strength to carry on in the loss of my mother,cause they need me.kind words can go along ways then temper.my animals taught me so much and still teaching me little things everyday.they are god,s little miracles to us.always pray for the ones who are hurt and lonely in this hateful world.

    Julie Hansen says...

    November 12th, 2011, 9:06 am

    My dogs have taught me to take each and everyday one day or moment at a time. They take time to stop and smell the fire hydrant or a tree. They live in the moment which has become a valuable lesson to me. Wake each day with a happy face and a waggy butt and life will be good. They love unconditionally and practice much tolerance, especially for our kitty who loves to bat at their tails. What valuable lessons for humans, love, tolerance, joy, and living life to the fullest one day at a time.

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