All kinds of cool stuff happening around Blogville. I keep telling myself I have to write a bunch of witty and wildly entertaining posts so I can append a notice to the bottom of each one.
Yeah, right. Just how cute do I think I can be? After all, I’m not a Golden Retriever.
The Cheering Section
- Koly’s and Kelly’s K9 Kamp is back! This is your chance to improve your fitness for the summer (and hopefully for life) by doing fun things with your dog.
The challenges are fun and easy. No one will be climbing a mountain with a dog strapped to her back (they save that for Ultimate K9 Kamp and the dog is a Newfie). So what do you have to lose? Except maybe a few pounds? Join them today.
- Kristine, from Rescued Insanity, has signed up to run a 5K race this Sunday to support the Nova Scotia SPCA—the same Nova Scotia SPCA that united the amazing Team Shiva. Kristine recently injured her ankle but she’s hoping to run anyway. I’m sure she could use our support (if not our ankle wrap). Especially since Shiva will not be running in the race with her—something about how Shiva would just blow away the competition with her zoomies and make all the other runners give up.
Kristine is more than halfway to making her fundraising goal but I’m sure she’d be happy if you could make even a small donation to this worthy cause. And I bet she wouldn’t turn down any encouragement that came her way if you want to leave a comment at her post, Running is Not for the Weak (Ankles).
Pet Travel Thursday
I’ll be reviewing Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog at A Traveler’s Library this Thursday. How does a dog survive falling overboard in rough waters off the Australian coast filled with sharks and other predators? How does she live alone for more than five months without human help? Stop by to find out more.
I’ll post a review looking at the human/canine aspects of the story here at Something Wagging This Way Comes, also on Thursday. And you’ll have a chance to win your own copy of Sophie’s true story.
And Now for a Brief Educational Message
Just this morning I saw that Mel of No Dog About It had written a great post— Lost Dog “Experts,” Lay Off Will Ya? —cautioning us against rushing to judgment when we hear someone has lost a dog. But even more importantly, Mel included some really helpful advice for what you should do if you ever lose a dog. Worth reading. Worth sharing far and wide.
Doggy (and Kitty) Decorating Dilemmas
I’ve had a lot of fun reading the more than 50 responses to my survey about who decorates their home with pets in mind. I’ll be writing about the results soon. But the survey is available until Thursday. So if you haven’t answered yet, you can follow the link to the original post. Or you can go directly to the Polldaddy Surveys button (it’s red and orange) on our Facebook page.
It’s only 5 questions so you can finish it before the dog starts barking at you or the cat sits on your keyboard. Honest!
Join us at BlogPaws
I’m heading to Salt Lake City next month to speak about the blogging subject near and dear to my heart: Making Time to Blog. It’s not too late to register to join us. Contact me to receive a discount code worth 20% off the registration fee.
But BlogPaws also has an option for all you introverts who would no sooner travel to a conference full of strangers (of course they’re only strangers until their dogs lick you) than walk barefoot in a poorly maintained dog park. Yes, you guessed it. You can live stream or download some of the sessions that will be recorded—including my presentation with Robbi Hess.
So now, you have absolutely no excuse for not joining the fun. Plus, you can attend the workshops while sitting in your underwear, eating bon bons, and stroking your cat. What’s not to love?
Until Next Time
So much fun stuff happening in Blogville. Are you joining K9 Kamp? Or supporting a local cause? Hibernating? Do share. And come back for all the great fun coming up.
swiped borrowed the picture of Shiva from Kristine Tonks. I hope she doesn’t mind. If she does, you’ll find a blank website after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bash down my door for internet piracy.
The link to Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog is an affiliate link to Amazon.com. That means that if you buy a copy through that link, I’ll earn a few pennies in commission and come half a step closer to paying for the site’s hosting fees. Thank you.