Shine the spotlight on your pampered pet!


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Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 11:10 am
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Your pet shares love and companionship with you, so wouldn't it be fitting to share your pet's story with the world?

Or at least with the readers of The Dispatch, The Rock Island Argus and QCOnline.com.

We want to hear about what makes your pampered pet so perfect in your eyes. Consider it your chance to grab a few minutes of fame for your furry, feathered or scaly friend. And remember: Fame means having a face that's in the spotlight, so be sure to include a photo of that perfect pet!

To help you get started, we'll offer a list of questions. Answer as many as you like. Send us those answers -- or your pet's answers, if he/she prefers an interview in first-person (er ... first-animal) -- along with a photo.

Area pets' tales -- and tails! -- are featured on the Your Pets page in the Sunday Dispatch/Argus, the Neighbors page in the Monday papers, and on QCOnline.com.

Email your submissions to features@qconline.com, and attach a photo in JPEG form. Or, send a story and photo via regular mail to Creature Feature, Features Department, The Dispatch/Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

Ready to shine the spotlight on your pet? Start with this list:

-- What's your name and hometown?

-- What's your pet's name, species/breed, age?

-- What does your pet look like?

-- How did your pet get his/her name?

-- What nickname have you given your pet, and why?

-- Describe something unique about your pet.

-- Does your pet look like you?

-- What's your favorite thing to do or place to go with your pet?

-- What's your pet peeve about your pet?

-- What's your pet's favorite treat and/or favorite "people food"?

-- What the naughtiest thing your pet has ever done?

-- What's the silliest thing your pet has ever done?

-- How did you meet/find your pet?

-- Why did you choose this kind of pet?

-- What are the pros/cons of this pet?

-- Do you celebrate your pet's birthday?

-- If your pet was a celebrity, who would he/she be?

-- What's your pet's best trick?

-- What words in "human speak" does your pet understand?

-- What's the best lesson you have learned from your pet?















 



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