August 4th 2008 5:10 am
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To each of you who showed such kindness in sending me a message via the Febreze collars, I want to thank you very, very much for thinking of me and sending me a gift. We know that all of you had nothing but the best of intentions and feel warm to know that we were being thought of...thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!
BUT, we have a problem with Dogster enticing all of us pup pals to send a FREE gift...what a GREAT idea (IF it were really altruistic on the part of Dogster). Dogster has a policy of no advertising on our dog pages, which we think is great. BUT, what are these free Febreze collars but massive free advertising of their product to all us Dogster dogs? What a clever (but we feel rather underhanded) way to disguise blatant advertising for a product that has no direct application to dogs and has even been debated for years as being harmful to pets?!
Plus, all these collars push the gifts our pals have paid for with their precious few Zealies to the bottom of our gift boxes!? Please, everyone understand, that our disdain for these "free gifts" in no way negate the wonderful messages each of you have sent to us along with them, which we so appreciate.
It isn't the idea of giving a free gift (who wouldn't??), it's the underlying advertising being perpetrated on each of us so as to make us think we're really being given something great and free, but ultimately benefits Dogster and Febreze (no doubt one of their large sponsors).
We'd love to send every one of our pals a shout out, but on principle, we refuse to participate in what we consider a scam by Dogster & Febreze!
Love & thanks to all of you (and paws crossed for understanding our point of view),
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