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Waking Up to See The Secret Life of Pets

Compensation was provided by General Mills via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of General Mills or Momtrends. #BigGPets  #SecretLifeofPetsGeneral Mills Secret Life Of PetsEvery morning our pets are the first ones awake. They wake up our kiddo and she heads downstairs to give them food and take them out. Our guinea pig is so funny because every morning when he sees her he starts to squeal so she will give him carrots, and it works too!

Our girls were so excited to hear about the new movie The Secret Life of Pets, the story of what pets do when their human owners aren’t around. We even went to see the movie with our girls and it was an adorable movie that was fun for the whole family. It really brought to life the story of their pets and what they might do when we aren’t around. So our girls were so excited to see the new General Mills breakfast cereals with limited edition The Secret Life of Pets toy characters that you can collect inside every box. General Mills Secret Life Of Pets (2) In partnership with The Secret Life of Pets, specially marked boxes of General Mills Big G Cereals (Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheerios Multi Grain, Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs) will feature free collectables. You can collect Max the pampered terrier mix, Duke the massive mutt, Snowball the leader of the flushed pets, Buddy the sarcastic dachshund, Gidget the naïve, but gutsy Pomeranian and Chloe the fat cat. The exclusive The Secret Life of Pets character collectibles are available inside specially marked boxes of Big G cereals in stores now.  General Mills Secret Life Of Pets (3)To have a little fun before we went to see the movie our girls got to create our very own pet house and our girls had so much fun being creative. They really enjoy painting so this was a fun way to get excited about the movie. I can even see them creating their own pet houses with old cereal boxes. Secret Life of Pets art project dog house

They finished their pet house and had so much fun playing with all of their new Secret Life of Pets collectables. General Mills Secret Life Of Pets (1)

Be sure to check out this fun video featuring some adorable pets. Also be sure to check out the General Mills website for additional information and find participating Big G cereals in your local grocer.

What’s one fun your kids like to connect with your pets? 


  1. Romola Garai on September 4, 2016 at 9:23 am

    The bunny (Kevin Hart) was by far my favorite character. I thought all the other animals were good too, but the bunny made me laugh the most.

  2. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place on July 25, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Those pet collectibles are adorable and the colorful little pet house your kids made is perfect for those pets!

  3. ROSE on July 24, 2016 at 4:41 am

    We do love us some Big G cereals. I do want to see this movie.

  4. Nikki Wayne on July 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    These are nice collectibles. I wish we can have these at our country, my son will surely love to collect them all!

  5. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement on July 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I remember when my room was still downstairs and my dog was still alive. In the mornings my mom would tell him, “Go wake up Kayla,” and wouldn’t you know he’d run downstairs, burst through my double doors, jump on the bed, and give me kisses until I woke up. LOL You really do wonder what does go on in their lives when you’re not around.

  6. Kita Bryant on July 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    My little niece is loving this movie and all the little toys she’s getting with its theme. I can’t wait to see it myself!

  7. Melisasource on July 23, 2016 at 6:20 am

    The Secret Life of Pets was/is a great movie! My whole family enjoyed it and wouldn’t mind seeing it again.

  8. Jeanine on July 23, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Super cute! This movie looks really great. I will have to check if we have any of these cereals here and if we can start collecting.. what fun!

  9. Toni | BoulderLocavore.com on July 22, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    We can’t wait to see the movie! And I love the idea of creating a pet house out of the cereal box! Kids will surely love this!

  10. Theresa on July 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    My girls loved the movie. I think making a little pet house would be a really fun craft for them. I’ll have to look for these special boxes for them. They would love the little toys, I’m sure!

  11. Marcie W. on July 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I love incorporating creative activities with a new movie release since it lets kids get hands on. We are extra excited to see this film!

  12. Dawn McAlexander on July 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    We saw this movie a couple of weeks ago. It is really funny. I think you will love it and I know your kids will!

  13. Lindsey Paris on July 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Aw, I wish they had included Mel the pug! He’s as integral as the Doxy, and it’s my father in law’s name. I would have opened tons of boxes to find him.

  14. Lisa Joy Thompson on July 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Our family loved The Secret Life of Pets movie! Will definitely be on the lookout for these boxes! My kids eat a TON of Honey Nut Cheerios!!!

  15. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on July 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    That’s such a cute project! I love the colors the girls picked. It’s the perfect house for those little guys!

  16. Carin Kilby Clark on July 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    My kids have been wanting to see this movie for soooo long. Every time I see the preview it cracks me up. I’ll definitely have to take them this weekend so we can finally see it.

  17. Crystal Lopez on July 20, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    My kids are dying to see this movie! It actually looks like a super cute kid’s movie! Cute craft too!

  18. Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking on July 20, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    How fun! We haven’t had a chance to catch this movie yet, but my kids have been begging to watch it. I love how their pet house turned out. What a great way to help with summer boredom.

  19. Rachel Krych on July 20, 2016 at 10:12 am

    We saw this movie opening weekend and my whole family loved it! I didn’t know about the specially marked boxes so I’ll have to keep an eye out! Thanks!

  20. Jennifer S on July 20, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I still haven’t seen this movie, but I’m probably gonna snatch it up when it comes out on DVD 🙂 And I’ll totally be looking for The Secret Life of Pets toy collectibles boxes of cereal when I next go grocery shopping! they’re adorable and I know my niece would love them!

  21. Censie Sawyer on July 19, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    How fun!! My kids LOVED this movie. I will have to find these cereal boxes and get all stocked up for school mornings. They would love if they got those little characters at breakfast time too.

  22. kita bryant on July 19, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    We haven’t seen the movie I have heard mixed reviews but i think we will go out and see it next Saturday on our movie night. I can’t wait! I remember the days of having toys in cereal boxes…these kids don’t know that joy sadly lol

  23. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor on July 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Oh, we’ll have to look for these special boxes the next time we pick up our Honey Nut Cheerios. My kids loved the movie when they went with friends…now I want to see it, too! Their favorite was Buddy because we have a doxie, too (ironically named Chloe like the cat!).

  24. Mina on July 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Great product!! General Mills Big G Cereals is my son’s favorite..especially the cocoa puffs…These collectable toys are so adorable..Thank you for sharing ..