Usually when I write for Something Wagging This Way Comes, I have a main idea. I write supporting sentences. I throw in some transitions. And it basically hangs together.
But my friend Jodi from Heart Like a Dog let me off the hook by starting Follow-Up Friday. Now I can share everything I’ve wanted to tell you for the past week or two and I don’t have to make any sense whatsoever.
Something Wagging Readers are the Best
I read every comment with pleasure.
I don’t often reply to them individually because to do so means I’d have to cut something else important out of my life, like spending time with Honey, working around the house with my husband, or breathing.
When I write about a subject that’s important to me, you comment with brilliance. You often say what I wanted to say but wasn’t clever enough. And you say it in the space of a small comment box.
There are too many splendid comments to highlight them all. But several recent posts have seen brilliant responses:
- Why People Rescue Dogs
- Own Your Weirdness
- Your Dog Doesn’t Know He Has Cancer
- Major Dog Handler Failure – What I Learned When My Dog Attacked
I always worry a little when I write something that’s really important to me. What if people misunderstand? Or what if they do understand and hate me for it?
But I don’t have to worry. You’ve got my back.
Did I say Something Wagging readers are the best?
What to Call a Something Wagging Reader
Referring to Something Wagging This Way Comes readers is painful. Something Wagging readers is only a little better.
I think y’all need a name.
Puppy heads? Nah, too Jimmy Buffetish.
Waggingeers? Wagettes? Wag hags?
Maybe one of my brilliant readers will suggest something in the comments. Or I could just consult with the Punmaster General over at I Still Want More Puppies.
Something Wagging a Lawbreaker No More
Did you know that everyone who sends you mass email (like a newsletter or links to new posts) must include a physical address so you can track them down?
Did you know that anyone who adds your email to a list must give you the chance to confirm that you want it?
And did you know that anyone disobeying these FTC rules can be arrested and have their thumbs cut off?
Well, that last one isn’t true. You’d just get a fine.
But it’s one of the reasons I’ve moved my subscription services to Mad Mimi. Now, when you want to subscribe to Something Wagging to get posts by email or to receive some free offer I make, you need to reply to a confirmation email. If you don’t, the subscription isn’t valid.
So if you signed up for a subscription recently but haven’t seen anything from me since, check your spam folder. Or send me an email confirming that you want to subscribe so I can make you a real live Wagster. Or Waggarino. (We have got to give y’all a name!)
And if you’d like to get links to new posts by email, subscribe now.
Something Wagging Still Attracts Perverts
But if I had any idea the bizarre search phrases that would turn up on my blog dashboard, I would have written about something else.
Just this morning, someone found me by typing “I want to have sex with my husband and my dog.” And that was just one of several such phrases.
I suspect most people who find my site from these searches probably leave quickly and never come back. But if you found us and came back for more, welcome kinky people. And remember, fantasy is usually much better than reality.
Did I Say Something Wagging Readers are the Best
I lost two “likes” after posting a NSFW link on Facebook to Jezebel’s look at the Tumblr, Indifferent Cats in Amateur Porn.
So if you’re still reading after my last paragraph and are willing to let me be serious and goofy without judging, thanks. You’re the greatest.
Oh, and if you don’t like looking at pictures of people having sex, don’t click the link. It’s porn, people!
Something Wagging Readers Stay Home With Their Dogs
(We need a name for y’all. How about Swaggers?) Anyway, the comments on What Should You Do With Your Dogs When You Travel for the Holidays show that most of you would rather stay home with your dogs.
I’m feeling you.
But if you don’t have a choice and are hitting the road without your pets, I wrote a guest post at Keep the Tail Wagging on Leaving Your Dog With a Petsitter for the Holidays. I usually travel with my dogs. But when it’s not possible, having a petsitter is the next best option. And it’s worked out well for us.
If you want to get a peek at how I stay organized and make sure the petsitter has everything she needs to care for Honey as well as I would, use the subscription form to request my Petsitter Printables.
We Have a Winner!
We got over 400 entries for the Dogobie Flying Disc Giveaway. Kelly Ann T won! So Kelly Ann, please send me your mailing address so we can get your prize to you.
Something Wagging Readers are Still the Best
Especially if you’re still here, 900+ words later.
Thanks again to Jodi of Heart Like a Dog and co-host of today’s Follow Up Friday, Flea of Jones Natural Chews.
Your Turn: What should we call Something Wagging readers? SWeaders?