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Resident Power Pet Scoops Two Gongs at Bupa Blog Awards 2018

Resident Power Pet Scoops Two Gongs at Bupa Blog Awards 2018

Woof, what a night! The Bupa Blog Awards was another barking success, and Power Pets’ very own Life of Pikelet took home the award for Best Pet Blog and the prestigious People’s Choice Award! Over 16,000 voters raised their paws for their favourite blog, leaving Life of Pikelet the stand out favourite.

Curated by Calley Gibson, Lifeof Pikelet documents the life and musings of lovable underdog, Pikelet (full name Pikelet Butterwiggle Stoll), who shot to Instagram stardom from humble roots. Spending his early life on death row at the public pound, Pikelet thought life had little more to offer, until the kind folks at Big Dog Rescue came to save the day. He was snapped up by a loving foster family, and their tails wagged happily ever after. Together they provide vital foster care to animals in need, offering a safe sanctuary in which to recover from traumatic experiences before being rehomed into loving fur families. Life of Pikelet has raised over $150,000 towards animal welfare causes, and is making waves both on and offline as he advocates for rescue dog awareness.

Calley Gibson, Life of Pikelet accepts Bupa Best Pet Blog and prestigious People’s Choice Award (image: Bupa)

“I was expecting to come away with two sore feet – not two awards!”, said curator and fur Mum Calley Gibson after receiving both awards. Calley explains how proud and honoured she is to be a part of the Bupa blogging community, and looks forward to learning from peers in other categories about their experiences in the blogosphere.

Together, Calley and Pikelet are doing amazing work for animals who’ve had a ruff time in life, and proving that rescue is the only breed to choose. Now known as Australia’s premier Rescue Ambassadog, Pikelet is excited for what 2019 holds, and hopes that he can lend a paw to more animals in need in the future.

2017 Bupa Blog Award Winner, Fiona Rigg (Pawdinkum) and Calley Gibson. (Image: Bupa)

Not only did Life of Pikelet take home two awards, three other Power Pets were named as finalists in the category. Check out the other nominees here.

Power Pets 2018 Bupa Blog Awards Finalists: Frankie the Lil Sausage, Squid the Griff, Charlie and Frankie (not pictured), Life of Pikelet (Winner) and Power Pets Agency Director. (Image: Bupa)

On behalf of the team and all of our Power Pets, we want to congratulate each and every nominee and winner at the Bupa Blog Awards 2018. You’re all woofin’ wonderful.

The Most Wonderfur Time of the Year: Power Pets Gift Guide

The Most Wonderfur Time of the Year: Power Pets Gift Guide

It’s November already and if you haven’t begun thinking about your Christmas shopping list then you’re about a month behind. No need to worry though, our Power Pets have you sorted for the quick and convenient presents you’re after.

Getting to the end of a year can be a bit scary but you’ll be wishing 2020 would come sooner once you get your hands on Van Cat Meow’s new calendar.

With every purchase of the calendar you get free greeting cards and if you use code MND, 100% of the proceeds from you purchase go towards finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. Oh, and did we mention it’s free world wide shipping?

Speaking of black cats, another must buy are Nathan and Winnie’s enamel pins. They’re cute, stylish and the perfect little gift!

Pin it here.

Who wouldn’t want to take home a mini Nathan and Winnie? Rhetorical question, we all do!

If your loved one is a bit more of a dog person then you can’t go past Rollo Shiba’s phone case. Not only is Rollo a #Furshion icon, he’s also the best gift giver you’ve ever met. And now you can be too!

Get your paws on Rollo’s case here.

Shop his phone case and you’ll win Christmas gift giving, not that it’s a competition or anything…

Next up on our Gift Guide is the House of Kittyliciousness space cat clock. This is perfect for the person who is always late to everything, or just anyone really.

The purrrfect gift is available here.

We’re sure we saw this in an issue of Architectural Digest recently. Anyone else?

Okay, back to the doggos for a sec. If you don’t get someone else a Squid the Griff Calendar then at least get it for yourself! Every month look forward to seeing his adorable Chewbacca looking face in different themed costumes.

Spooky Squid is available here.

If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen then you’re a liar.

If you’re looking for the perfect Kris Kringle gift, whether it’s for a colleague or your cousin, look no further than Mr Bigglesworth’s cartoon mug. It’s cute and has a positive message on it, winner!

Make it yours, click here.

And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to start the day with a cup of coffee in this mug?

Last but not least, we have the King of Christmas, Kingsley on the list. Now, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere like us then Christmas is in the middle of summer and what do we all say- No hat, no play!

It’s only one click away.

So make sure you’re able to keep up with the best of them and get your own Sausage Dog Hat. It’s sun smart and cute! You know what, get two and keep one for yourself. You deserve it.

And that friends, brings our guide to a close. From family members to the boss you’d like to impress at work, there’s something for everyone here.

If you’d like to speak to us about a collaborations, contact us here.