Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great holiday week and are getting ready to spend time with your loved ones.
Over the Summer, I filmed this incredibly fun new competition that I can’t wait to finally tell you all about! Hosted by me, the hilarious Finesse Mitchell, with Rachel Bonnetta working the sidelines, The World Pet Games will showcase some of the world’s most-athletic pets (and their incredibly close bond with their owners.)
I have always been a huge animal lover. I grew up with golden retrievers and so did my mom, so we’ve always been a big golden retriever family (you of course all know Howie!) My first golden retriever was named Ashley and our second was a rescue named Emmy and our third was a rescue named Kodak.
After seeing all types of animals compete, I’m not sure if Howie could win (but don’t tell him that!). Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE him to death but let’s be honest, he’s easily distracted. If he sees other animals—or even people—he would go way too crazy! He just needs to be the star of the show and to get all the attention. However, he is VERY treat oriented, so maybe he would get through an obstacle course if I was feeding him turkey bacon the entire time haha!
I’m going to be honest, going into filming World Pet Games I had no idea what to expect. I was assuming there would be a lot of dog and cat obstacle courses and tricks but I was shocked at how many different animals there were! I’m talking Ant Eaters, lizards, miniature horses, monkeys, and so much more! I don’t want to spoil too much, but I was really shocked by how many interspecies interactions there were. I also learned so many interesting facts about different animals as well, like did you know that Ant Eaters are attracted to the smell of urine? More on that during tomorrow’s show...
I think one of my favorite parts of the filming process was hearing the backstories of each animal and their owner. I loved meeting and learning about this adorable miniature horse named Peabody – you’re going to want tissues on hand for that one! There were also so many sweet dogs and an adorable cat who simply was not cooperating, I felt so bad! It’s truly a reality competition like nothing I’ve seen before—Housewives of the Interspecies!
Coming from the sports world there were a lot of filming hurdles that we came across that I’m not typically used to. We had to adjust for just about every animal that we were working with, so there was a lot of stop-and-go. For example, all the cats were so spooked by the cameras and the lights and we had to speak very softly with them. There’s so many more stories I can tell, but I don’t want to spoil any surprises! I really haven’t filmed anything like this before, so I’m excited to see how the event all comes together.
Gather your family (and your furry friends!) and tune in to experience all the fun and excitement yourself on Thanksgiving night!