"I’d MARRY my cat!" was the headline-grabbing quote from fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld recently, when talking about his cat, Choupette. The 77-year old dotes on the 22-month old white moggie. So much so she has two personal maids at his Paris mansion, her own personal iPad and her own Twitter account! And her eyes are said to have inspired a cornflower-blue collection for Chanel, the fashion house for which Lagerfeld is Head Designer!!
Well it got us thinking about 'Pampered Pets'… We know they can’t just be confined to Paris. We know there are lot of them in Ireland too.
So we’ve decided to have a bit of fun with it….
We’re going to have a little competition to find 'Ireland’s Most Pampered Pet' - AND award the owner a little prize.
Pretty much everyone LOVES their pets, so what we’re looking for are the most 'Pampered Pets'. We are looking for mollycoddled moggies, pampered pooches, indulged insects and spoiled-rotten rabbits. Any sort of pet who is totally doted on – to the point of distraction!
There are people out there who spend a lot of time and money on their pets. Way more than the basics required to care for them. They take them everywhere, they bring them on holidays, they cook them special food, they buy them clothes, they groom them A LOT. They buy them special gadgets, they give them free reign of the house. The pets are the most important ‘personality’ in the house .
And what we’re saying is send us in a picture of your Pampered Pet - and tell us why you think this is the 'Most Pampered Pet in Ireland'. It’s as simple as that! You can e-mail pictures and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org (please mark your e-mail 'Pampered Pet') or post them to Pampered Pets, c/o Mooney, RTÉ Radio 1, Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
The deadline to submit entries is this Monday, 17/06/13 at 5pm, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday’s show.
The prize is truly special. Frances and John Brennan have offered us a two-night weekend break for two people sharing one room in the beautiful 5-star Park Hotel overlooking Kenmare Bay in Co Kerry. You’ll receive breakfast on both mornings and dinner on an evening of your choice.
The Park Hotel in Kenmare, Kerry
AND you can bring your pet! Because the Park Kenmare is a pet-friendly hotel and has kennels you can use for dogs or any pet you fancy bringing along. Smaller pets will probably need to be kept in travel-cages but can be housed in the kennels overnight.