Some of my earliest memories have to do with animals and you’re probably not surprised! I remember cuddling up with a Boston terrier when I was sad and having them show me that animals can be empathetic as she’d lick my tears away. The dogs were always central in play either chasing around the yard nipping at heels or inside trying to remove those dastardly socks from feet.
I also remember sitting down with one of those books with the gold binding… remember those? …and reading to my pets. I remember feeling like I was doing something important. They couldn’t read and I could, if not terribly well, yet so it was my duty to make sure they were up on all of the best in children’s literature. And with the picture books I’d show them what was going down and then explain what was happening. Remember Harold’s Purple Crayon? That was one of my faves!
For a long time I’ve lived in the country and the only store I can go to and get back home in around 30 minutes is Dollar General. And since I’m the forgetful shopper type I go there all of the time. I don’t know how many times I went and dunked the dog’s food bowl into the bag to realize it was empty. A quick drive to the DG as we call it and the dog would once again be properly nourished!
So when I heard that Dollar General would be offering a discount on Purina products so all of those pet lovers can “Do More with Their Dollar” and I could save some dough I was happy. But when I also heard that this would be a program teaming up to share the importance of literacy I thought that was great. You see, studies have shown that children who read to their pets have better reading skills and are more confident.
When my pets need some sustenance and necessities I’ll be heading to the good ol’ DG and I’ll be saving with some coupons, too! Get ’em while they’re hot!
- Save $1.00 on one (1) 12lb bag of Purina® Friskies® Dry Cat Food
- Buy ANY five (5) 5.5oz cans of Purina® Friskies® Wet Cat Food and get one (1) can FREE (up to 50¢)
- Save $1.00 on one (1) 14lb or larger bag of Purina® Alpo® Dry Dog Food
- Save $1.00 on ANY one (1) package of Purina® Tidy Cats® Scoopable Litter
Plus I am totally down with promoting literacy and helping the kiddos. Because what’s cuter than puppies and kids? Puppies and kids together! Ooh, and dogs that are still babies like my childishly pleasant Ollie! Share a photo of your child reading to your pet!