The Puppiness Project – Friends Make Work Easier

Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever. The other day I took Honey to the playground […]

Something Swagging This Way Comes – And the Winners Are…

I was gratified to see how many people entered my contest and told me why their dog(s) deserved to win. I wish I had a big bag o’swag for everyone who entered. The Winner of the Small-Medium Dog Swag Bag is Barb of the Sassy & Ginger Chronicles (and Chili Too!)  Barb’s blog is new […]

Giveaway – Something Swagging This Way Comes

In Honey’s First Peek at BlogPaws, I published this picture of my sweet girl posing with two enormous bags of ambivalence and tortured ethics–some people call it swag. I call it neuroses-inducing, plastic cr*p made by Chinese workers being paid pennies. There were some notable exceptions–which will be shortly on their way to some lucky winners. […]

BlogPaws 2011 – Lessons Learned, Day 2

I just finished reading Elizabeth’s humorous account of Day 1 at BlogPaws 2011 over at The Chronicles of Cardigan and I’m feeling bad for not being as funny. So I’ll borrow a joke: Two nuns from another country are just off the boat in New York when they see a hot dog stand. The first […]

BlogPaws 2011 – Lessons Learned, Day 1

I arrived at BlogPaws feeling disheartened. I had gotten off track in my first time home buyer blog and felt I was neglecting Something Wagging This Way Comes. I wasn’t even sure why I had come. Luckily, I arrived at the conference accompanied by my husband, Mike, and Honey who both believed in me more than I […]

5 Ways You Can Benefit from BlogPaws (even if you stayed home)

Are you sick of hearing about BlogPaws 2011 yet? Because I worry a little bit that folks who wanted to attend but couldn’t will find all the blah, blah, BlahgPaws talk obnoxious. That’s why I’m sharing my 5 ways you can benefit from BlogPaws even if you stayed home: 1. Watch bloggers who attended to […]

Tue Cute Tuesday – Pure Pup Fan-tastic

Somehow I’ve become the high priestess of the Pup Fan cult. I don’t see other bloggers who attended BlogPaws being scolded for not revealing the identity of the funny and mysterious Pup Fan. So I reluctantly take on my responsibilities. With no more delay, no hiding behind Pup Fantasmagoric projections (see, that near perfect verbal […]

A Newbie’s First Impressions of BlogPaws

I’ve lost my BlogPaws virginity and it was better than promised. Here’s what BlogPaws looks like to a newbie: Besides pet bloggers, I met lots of people who work for pet-related businesses and volunteers and staff for rescues and shelters. I was most impressed by how well people knew what their pets could handle. A […]

Honey’s First Peek at BlogPlaws

The Puppiness Project – Learn a Little Bit More Each Day

Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever. Regular readers may recall my vow to regularly progress […]

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