Thompson's, makers of pasta for the canine set, is offering a trip to Italy for the dog owner who can make the family pet bark "pasta."
Participating owners have until Aug. 31 to teach their dog to say the magic word. They must send in a videotape of the dog performing the feat, and judges will select a first-, second- and third-prize winner based on clarity, enunciation, accent quality and style.Top prizes are a trip for two humans to Florence, Italy, and another to Little Italy in New York City. Entrants must complete an entry form available inside 4- and 20-pound packages of the product. Send all entries to Thompson's Teach Your Dog to Say Pasta Contest, Box 542408, Dallas, TX 75254. Each entrant will receive a free 4-pound bag of the dog food.
- Beverly Bundy