This past month, we had a great photo contest with Dog-Milk. Entrants submitted photos of their pups for a chance to win a Cameo bed from our Artist Collection. We got some amazing submissions; dogs with no beds, dogs who chewed up their beds, and dogs whose beds were just too small. It was a tough decision narrowing down all of entrants to just five finalists – but we left the harder decision to you, the people.
After a week of voting, Preston, the absolutely adorable pit-bull won over all our hearts (how could he not, with that sad face!) and became the winner of our first ever photo contest. We loved this little guy so much; we reached out to his human, Ken Decost to learn more about their story together.
Ken told me he’s always been a dog person, but has never owned one himself. While visiting his parent’s house on the East Coast during the holidays, he spent a majority of the time hanging out with the family boxer. Seeing how much fun he was having, Ken’s father suggested he get a dog of his own – he even offered to get Ken one for a Christmas present! (That’s my kind of dad!) Once he returned home to Southern California, Ken took no time to begin his search for the perfect pup. On a random visit to a local breeder, Ken met 11 six-week-old American Pit Bulls. Little did he know, that day he would be meeting and taking home his new best friend, Preston.
Interesting name you say? There’s really no story behind it – Ken loved the name and it fit the little blue guy perfectly. I think it makes him sound regal. :)
It’s been over 3 years since Preston found his forever home, and what an amazing few years they have been! Ken and his girlfriend Samantha are true doggy parents – making sure to not stay out too late if Preston isn’t with them, and often buying more things for him than for themselves (sounds familiar… :).
Living in California, Preston often gets to go to the beach - he loves to swim!
While Preston can be handful, he’s also a Pit Bull Ambassador. He loves to go on vacation, traveling coast to coast with Ken and Samantha.People are generally surprised when they find out Preston is a pit-bull, particularly since he isn’t the big scary monster, stereotypes often make pit-bulls out to be. More than visiting all the fun locations, he LOVES staying in hotels (and jumping on beds too!).
A few months ago, Preston wasn’t feeling so hot. While Ken didn’t want to leave him alone, he had some errands to run. When he got home – he was greeted to a sad pup and a not so pleasant smell. To say the least, Preston’s bed was ruined. Fortunately he entered our contest and the people responded! The majority vote believed that Preston was the most worthy of a new bed from P.L.A.Y. – so he won! Check out how comfy he looks!
Preston, we hope you and your humans love the new bed – we’d love to see more pics in the future!