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The Omlet Blog Archives: October 2017

World Egg Day 2017

How do you like your eggs in the morning?! To celebrate World Egg Day we are calling upon all of our Omleteers to help us raise some money for our friends at the Livestock Conservancy. All you need to do is post a picture of your eggs on our Facebook page, tag us on Twitter or Instagram. This can either be a freshly laid egg or if you are feeling creative, get cooking and show us what delights you have rustled up in the kitchen!

For every picture posted we will donate $1 to the Livestock Conservancy. To enter your picture either post it on our OmletUSA Facebook page or tag @OmletUSA on Twitter or Instagram. 

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October. On World Egg Day, events are held across the world celebrating the egg.

The first World Egg Day was celebrated in 1996 and since then we have seen a variety of wonderful events taking place internationally, with people enjoying and celebrating the wonderful versatility of the egg.

There is so much to celebrate – Eggs have the potential to feed the world

Eggs have a vital role to play in feeding people around the world, in both developed and developing countries.  They are an excellent, affordable source of high quality protein, with the potential to feed the world.

This year World Egg Day is Friday 13th October

Whether you celebrate World Egg Day every year, or this will be your first time, make sure that this year on Friday 13th October, you get cracking and help to make this World Egg Day the biggest and the best ever.

Terms and Conditions

All photos must be received by midnight on Friday 13th October. Photos are only valid from social media channels. $1 for every photo posted will be donated to the Livestock Conservancy up to the value of $1000 maximum. Omlet reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any point. It is only open to US residents.

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This entry was posted in Offers and Promotions on October 12th, 2017 by sammorley

Rescuing Draco, Kona and Gunny from Hurricane Harvey

We recently received a donation request for one of our Fido Studio Dog Crates as a comfortable den for these poor pups who had to be rescued from Hurricane Harvey. We spoke to Draco, Kona and Gunny’s new owner to find out a bit more about these adorable dogs and the adoption process.

How and why did you rescue these puppies?

I rescued 3 pups from Hurricane Harvey, the pups were from a breeder who was discounting them like they were a defective item that was taking up space. I knew right there and then that these dogs deserved better. I asked the breeder rather than abandon them, how could I get all three transferred to Maryland and give these dogs a fighting shot when the one they trusted had abandoned them.

What was the rescue process?

I paid for 2 separate flights and had to pay a fee for the breeder to surrender the pups to me, between flights and fees it came to over $2500 dollars.  I could have easily adopted a puppy local and saved money but I’m from a military background and felt that protecting and standing up for what was wrong was in my nature. I knew the potential he just didn’t see in these dogs, so I spent my savings to help them without hesitation.

Is this the first time you’ve rescued a dog?

Yes this was my first time, I had no clue what I was signing up for I knew I was ready for a puppy and I ended up with three, so three times the awesomeness right!? But Gunny is the one part of this fun filled adventure that I was not ready for. It was 6 days after the first two arrived that our Belgian at 9 weeks died suddenly. We don’t know why exactly but believe the stress of the hurricane, the flight and everything was just too much. It was devastating and Draco the Dutch Shepherd who he came with on the first flight knew something was up, I guess dogs just sense things. He went from bullying him the first 4 days to day 5 and 6 just lying near him watchful and uneasy. I know that in his final days he experienced love and family and what it means to be man’s best friend and I knew right then and there that the money was 100% worth it.  Then the 3rd  puppy arrived, Kona a Belgian and let me say he is amazing and a beautiful color, likes to think of himself as a poster boy model type.

How are the dogs getting on now?

Draco and Kona are doing  awesome I’m so happy I did this and so happy for companies like Omlet who feel the passion I do.

Would you recommend doing this to others?

With no hesitation, yes! Adopt, rescue, do anything to help an animal in need.  One persons experience of an animal can be a treasure and life long bond. Animals deserve the best and I think we need more people to see the potential in animals not look at their flaws but know their journey and see a vision for them and create it.

Which services would you recommend?

Training , socialize them and shower them with positive reinforcement and love. I’ve got the love and the positive spirit but we have a long road ahead but I’m ready to get these pups to the max potential of what they can be these are working k9’s so they will need to have working ability so I’m in the hunt locally to find someone we can grow these pups to be awesome with but most places only offer it at the working level for 10-15 thousand dollars or I must have a medical condition that would allow them to use a grant to train them to their best potential so because I’m a veteran with no condition I don’t qualify.

What’s particularly important when rescuing a dog?

I think it’s important to know their story but don’t let that be how you view them, don’t look for what’s wrong, focus on what’s right and use that as your driver. I think you need to create a space that allows them to feel like they are a part of the pack and become that strong compass to guide them and be the leader but be the friend first and build the bond and trust and that will carry you to endless possibilities. I’m ready for where this takes us and can’t wait to update you guys as these pups grow.

I want to let everyone know that if I knew where the first month would have taken us, I would do it over again even knowing our Belgian Gunny would pass, I would not trade those 6 days of joy with him for anything. We will miss him!

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This entry was posted in Dogs on October 11th, 2017 by sammorley

You Mean The World To Me Competition #WorldAnimalDay2017

To celebrate World Animal Day 2017 we are running a competition to win a $100 Omlet Voucher!

All you have to do is to post a picture of your pet and the story behind it.  Did you go to adopt a pet and come back with two?  What about the time your hamster disappeared down the back of the sofa and came out with the earring you thought you’d lost for ever?  However big or small, we’d love to hear the stories of why your pet means the world to you.
Post your entry via FacebookTwitter or Instagram!
The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 4th October.
Good Luck!
Terms and conditions apply: The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 4th October 2017. Entries are only applicable from social media channels. The winning entrant will be selected and notified by social media on Thursday 5th October 2017. Omlet reserve the right to withdraw the competition at any point. The prize cannot be transferred to cash. This competition is only open to US residents.

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This entry was posted in Competitions on October 4th, 2017 by sammorley

15 Minutes with Tilly’s Nest

On our recent tour of the US we had the chance to visit Melissa Caughey, the wonderful blogger behind Tilly’s Nest at the actual nest in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Melissa showed us around historic Cape Cod and we even got the chance to sample some local seafood before we returned to her house to meet her flock of girls and talk all things chicken keeping. Lucky for you, we have the interview in full here:

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This entry was posted in Shows on October 3rd, 2017 by sammorley