A lot. If you listen and pay attention.
5 Things I know about Carol Bryant
When I sat down and started thinking, I realized I knew quite a bit about Carol, both from visiting her website, Fidose of Reality, and from emails we’ve exchanged.
Here’s the short list:
Carol is clever with words. Of course she is. Just look at what she called her website. Don’t you just love it?
I find the name particularly meaningful because I have a strong memory of confused thoughts where my dogs helped to ground me again. I’ve experienced a powerful Fidose of Reality in my life.
Yes, Carol. Yes.
Carol brings quantity and quality
Fidose of Reality is a magazine site. Its challenge is to give enough content to fill out the site and make it worth revisiting.
Many sites (I won’t name names) struggle with this.
But Carol continues to publish helpful articles on a range of subjects important to animal people.
- Preventing your pet from going missing. And the one gap in her piece was filled by her first commenter. Writing is always a community effort.
- Can a simple saliva test (Nutriscan) help you discover food allergies? This was entirely new to me and I look forward to reading her follow-up to know if the information she got helped solve her pup’s itchy feet.
- Tips for taking your dog on a road trip to Alaska. A guest post that shared important information disguised in humor. It’s more fun to know that belly rubs at the border cost $30 than to know that Canadian officials charge for the visual exam and paper check when your dog crosses the border.
Carol is thoughtful
Earlier this year, Carol wrote a piece for Dogster called, “Dogs are the new Kids: Trite for Some, But True for Me.”
She wrote asking permission to quote from my post, Is a Dog as Good as a Child? People have republished entire posts without letting me know. Carol had every right to quote my post. But it’s always nice to be asked.
Carol is a pet parent
Dogs are the New Kids said it all. Go read it now. Over 100 comments lets you know it struck a chord.
But there are parents and then there are parents. What kind of pet parent is Carol?
Carol is smitten with Dexter
While I was snooping around Fidose of Reality, I came across this adorable video.
Of course Dexter is gorgeous. And what’s not to love about a cute pup battling seaweed?
But my favorite part is hearing the joy of a woman who really loves her dog.
After all, you can be a social media diva but there’s nothing more charming than someone who really loves a dog.
Share some love. Do you read Fidose of Reality? If so, what do you like most?