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Gwen Stefani has been pretty busy lately. I recently caught THE VOICE judge fronting NO DOUBT for a fantastic set at Chicago's RIOT FEST, where she made her love of our local pizza very clear - stating that she "had some sent home" (hopefully Blake Shelton got to share). Of her many endeavors, her Harajuku Lovers collection of fashion and fragrances has been a successful one, and we really loved her Harajuku Mini line of kids fashion when it was a Target exclusive a few years back. Now, Harajuku Lovers is coming to PetCo as a line of colorful fashions and accessories for dogs.

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THE ROCK FATHER has been compensated for this #BrightMind adventure by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions and experiences are that of James Zahn, his family and his dogs.

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A couple of weeks back, I gave you a look at our first days of making the switch to Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Dog Food for our "Senior" (still feels weird to say that) dogs. While we've switched both of our dogs to Bright Mind (available at PetSmart) I've been focusing on Harry, and if the food could live up to its promise of visible changes in his behavior "within 30 days." Since the glucose metabolism in a dog's brain is said to begin changing around age seven, and that the change can have effects on memory, learning, awareness and decision making  - I was skeptical about the inclusion of "enhanced botanical oils" being "shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness" in older dogs. After all, Harry is 13-ish.

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THE ROCK FATHER has been compensated for this #BrightMind adventure by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions and experiences are that of James Zahn, his family and his dogs.

Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Dog Food at PetSmart

While you might already know the human side of our family, here at Rock Father HQ there's also a few pets. There's Lula, of course, the fish named for the whale on DOC McSTUFFINS, and then there's the two dogs - Harry and Rocky. My wife named both of them, and while I don't think there's any definitive reason why "Rocky" is Rocky, Harry's full name is Harry Potter, based on some Wizarding books that I've never read (my wife is a fan). It's weird to think of our dogs as "Senior Dogs," but at 13 & 14-ish, that's what they are. In fact, dogs are considered to be "Senior" at age seven! The experts at Purina Pro Plan say that the glucose metabolism in a dog's brain begins to change around age seven, and that change can have effects on memory, learning, awareness and decision making. With the release of their new Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind dog foods, they're including enhanced botanical oils that have been shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+ "with visible results within 30 days." That was intriguing enough for me to take Harry to PetSmart (his favorite store) to start the switch for him and his older "brother."

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Today (January 14) is National Dress Up Your Pet Day, once again proving that yes, Virginia - there is a day for everything. We have two dogs and a fish, and while it would be a little hard to dress up Lula (the Betta fish, named for a whale on DOC McSTUFFINS), our dogs could possibly be dressed-up, as they have been on occasion in the past. With that in mind (and with some pictures I'm sharing as well), Air Bud Entertainment is using today as the perfect time to announce the in-home release date for their new film, RUSSELL MADNESS.  After making a theatrical bow on February 21 as part of the #FandangoFamily Screening Series,  RUSSELL MADNESS will come to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on March 10.

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aqautic experienceYesterday afternoon, my wife and I took the girls out to Schaumburg for the Aquatic Experience - Chicago, a first-ever event assembled by the World Pet Association to bring "everything aquatic under one roof." Having previously introduced readers to the show through a ticket giveaway here on The Rock Father, we attended as Media guests, and the girls were excited - particularly Addie, who was amped-up about "seeing the fish" all week. After all, we've made special trips over to Bass Pro Shops just to visit their water-dwelling residents, and the kids love visiting "Nemo" when we head down to my Mom's house... where they have an in-wall aquarium.

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For my local readers in the greater Chicagoland Area, I have a chance for you and your family to experience a brand-new event for free. The World Pet Association is bringing the Aquatic Experience - Chicago the the Schaumburg Convention Center from November 15-17, 2013. This inaugural event is bringing everything aquatic together for the first time, creating a family-friendly environment that includes a Live Shark Encounter, Kids Aquarium Contest and much more. The folks behind the event have teamed with The Rock Father to get one lucky family set-up with a Daily Family Pass, valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children for Aquatic Experience – Chicago. The winner of the giveaway may select the date (Nov. 15, 16 or 17) and the pass includes access to all exhibits and show floor activities! Learn more about the show, and enter for your chance to win below...

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