Loyalty Pass It On Commercial – The Music and More!

I recently saw this commercial on TV and it got me to thinking. Who’s behind an ad like this? There’s no product being sold, no brand promotion, no celebrity endorsements. So what gives? First, check out the heartwarming ad below. Note that I can’t find the original on YouTube, so scroll down for the link of the one featuring a very well-known artist to be revealed further down the blog.

I mean, come on! Are there any other pets as loyal as dogs? I love the commercial because of its portrayal of a loyal pup. There aren’t many better ways to see loyalty on display. Here’s a link to the video on the advertiser’s website.


The Music. Chosen as the soundtrack for this ad is Bruno Mars with “Count On Me.” Touching, the perfect song to highlight a dog’s loyalty. For another ad featuring the music of Bruno Mars, check out this one from Apple.

The Advertiser. Behind the ad is The Foundation for a Better Life, a non-profit organization stating this on their website:

As a nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization, we carefully design our public service messages to have general universal appeal.

And that, they did! I love this commercial, how about you? Thanks for dropping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Night Rider

I have a specific Spotify playlist titled “Night Bike Ride” for those warm nights I spent in Nashville riding my neon-lighted bicycle around the neighborhood. Isn’t it funny how certain songs are associated with a time or place in our lives? The songs on this list remind me of riding past my neighbors, music playing through my portable Sony speaker. Riding around the Kroger parking lot on the corner of Nolensville Rd. and Old Hickory Blvd. Circling the nearby streets, just as happy-go-lucky as could be.

I came across the playlist recently and all those good vibes came flooding back. It made me miss my neighborhood. Miss the night rides. My awesome old bike travels with me as I’m camping around the southeast, every once in a while flipping on the lights to brighten up the night in whichever campground I call home.

Do you have songs in your life that remind you of experiences and memories like this? How does hearing those songs make you feel?

Thanks for dropping in…

-Out of the Wilderness

Family Camping at Manatee Springs State Park

Hello there and thanks for dropping in today for a quick read about Manatee Springs State Park near Chiefland, Florida. I’ve been camping around the southeastern states this year with blog posts to prove it, see Camping Stories for more about all that. Next up on the list is the first camping trip to include my parents (although I’d camped with them and my oldest sister in Georgia, recap here), two sisters, brother in law, and four nieces. Oh, plus, my hounds and one of my sister’s family’s pups, the one that isn’t spooked by literally everything (shout out to Quincy, though!). They figured she’d be better to bring along on a trip with a lot of unknowns.

We all arrived on the day we arrived and adventure was dead ahead. Actually, I definitely should not phrase it that way because a scuba diver died over the course of the four days we were at the park. Crazy stuff that I’ll write about more in the near future. But untimely pun aside, adventure was just around the corner and boy, did we have a great time together (even if the teenagers won’t admit it).

One of the highlights for me was all the wildlife. In fact, the amount and types of wildlife is the sole reason some of the family didn’t swim or kayak! But I can’t ever resist getting a closer look so I just had to swim and had to kayak. Before I get to the photos, I should say we also gathered for dinner each night. That was fun. OK, time for photos. Here are an assortment from Manatee Springs State Park. Oh, also, it was on the very last day that we were graced with a swim-by from a big manatee. For those of us who were swimming, it seemed to come out of nowhere, definitely catching us by surprise.

-Out of the Wilderness

Fun Hummingbird Puzzle Part 2

Today is part two of a really fun puzzle that was created through Walgreens.com. honestly, I was so pleasantly shocked by the quality of the puzzle. Take a look at the original picture followed by a picture of the completed puzzle. If you go to the Walgreens website, be sure to check for seasonal discounts on the puzzle!

Thanks for dropping by…

-Out of the Wilderness

Awesome Customized Puzzles

This will be a short post today but I couldn’t NOT write about customized puzzles available through Walgreens. I’ve ordered two so far and both have turned out so well. I’ll post the image I used for the first puzzle tomorrow along with how the puzzle looked once finished.

UPDATE: click here for the big reveal 🙂

Thanks for dropping in…

-Out of the Wilderness

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