Who needs Wikipedia? Public libraries? The Bible (pauses for lightning strike before moving on)?
Dog blogs teach me everything I need to know.
Santa Is Real
And he drools.
Change food cautiously.
I feel so lucky Honey is a healthy girl. She tolerates all kinds of food and has a healthy appetite.
But things can change. Or we could get a bad batch of food.
Jessica at My Imperfect Dog is struggling to find healthy, nutritious meals for Silas. And her example has taught me to introduce only one new food at a time.
Because if something changes in Honey’s health, I want to know where to look first.
I’m the World’s Suckiest Photographer
Each of these awesome bloggers sent us a beautiful holiday card
showing off how much better they are then me sharing their seasonal cheer.
Click the links above to see the gorgeous images that graced their cards.
Bloggers are Always Growing
Follow a blogger long enough and you’ll see signs of growth—new designs, technical know-how, increasing doggy smarts, and new self-understanding. I could list growth points for every blog in my desperately-needs-to-be-updated blogroll.
Specifics? I don’t know. I just get the feeling I’m accompanying these folks on a journey. And I’m glad they’re letting me tag along.
My Home Might Not Be the Only Beautiful Place in the World
I live in a pretty spectacular place.
I can hear the roar of a waterfall from my back porch. I could kayak from my neighborhood to the Atlantic Ocean by way of Cayuga Lake, the Erie Canal, and the St. Lawrence River.
Oh, and Ithaca is Gorges.
But Ithaca doesn’t have manatees. Gizmo of Terrier Torrent does. And luckily, his person takes great photos of their travels in Florida.
Pleasure and Pain Live in the Same House
Lost dogs, puppy mills, and uncaring vets aren’t happy topics. But they are important.
I guess it’s true that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Dog Bloggers are Good Neighbors
I’ve been very touched by the enthusiasm shown the Pet Blogger Gift Exchange. People paired with bloggers new to them have been as generous and thoughtful as those sharing the love with an old favorite.
You are all great companions and I enjoy visiting with you in blogville.
So even if I didn’t learn important lessons from dog blogs about training, behavior, life, and that drooling big guy who delivers presents, I’d still hang out there.
Because that’s where my friends are.
You have tons of things to do every day. What keeps you visiting dog blogs?
Disclaimer: The image of the Newf Santa was swiped from My Brown Newfies without prior permission. If the picture is gone when you read this, it means Jen did not appreciate my homage and she forced me to remove her image before dragging my frozen body through the snow behind two strong, and very handsome, Newfoundlands. Pray for my soul.
It’s the Saturday’s Pet Blog Hop, hosted by Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume. Just follow your three hosts, add your blog to the Linky and copy and paste the html code into your html editor.