Lots of Wagging going on around here (Golden Retriever tails make an effective, if primitive fan). So let’s see what’s coming up next.
Something Swagging This Way Comes Update
Ten friends of Something Wagging have sent me adorable pictures of themselves as young’ns along with cute puppy pictures. It’s your job to use the links I’ve provided to match the Mystery Kid’s picture to her adult identity. And then, to identify her dog.
Enter your answers in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a big bag o’ BlogPaws swag (which includes treats, a PetSmart gift card, a flash drive, toys, and more).
So far, everyone is doing pretty well. Each Mystery Kid was correctly identified by anywhere from 25% to 80% (!) of the players.
Update: I forgot to mention that I mistakenly put an entry for Mystery Kid “I” in the Rafflecopter. This means everyone gets a free space. Enter anything you want in the questions about Mystery Kid I. If it’s particularly amusing, perhaps it will give you an edge.
On the Road Again – Pet Travel Thursday
Yep, it’s that time again. Time to review another book that inspires traveling with a pet at A Traveler’s Library.
Thursday, July 12, I’ll review the Peter Gether’s trilogy, The Cat Who Went to Paris, A Cat Abroad: The Further Adventures of Norton, the Cat Who Went to Paris, and His Human, and The Cat Who’ll Live Forever: The Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human.
And no, I’m not saying it takes three books about traveling with a cat to equal one book about traveling with a dog.
But once you meet Norton the traveling cat, you won’t want to stop until you’ve read all his adventures. I couldn’t stop smiling while reading these books. So stop by Thursday to meet the charming Norton and his traveling companion, Peter.
For those following along at home, I’ll be reviewing Robyn Davidson’s tale of trekking across the Australian Outback with her dog and three camels, Tracks, in August. And in September, I’ll review Kristin Henderson’s Driving by Moonlight: A Journey Through Love, War, and Infertility about her cross-country trip in a classic car with her German Shepherd following seeing her husband off to Afghanistan after 9/11.
Help for Bloggers (and anyone without enough hours in the day)
All over Blogville, you’ll find folks inspired by BlogPaws (whether they attended or not) trying to improve their blogs.
I’ve started a list of things I want to consider:
- Posting videos.
- Improving my photograph quality.
- Guest posting.
- Creating a network of bloggers whose values inform their review and products.
I never have a shortage of ideas. I always have a shortage of time.
I don’t think I’m alone. In truth, I know at least 19 other people who feel the same way and have joined the Making Time to Blog group at the BlogPaws community.
There you’ll find a link to my BlogPaws presentation, Making Time to Blog. About once a week or so, I’ll add a little tip to one of the presentation points to help you use your blogging time more effectively. Nothing that takes too long. And you can follow the discussion via email.
So if you’re feeling overwhelmed by your to do list, join the group.
Be the Change for Animals
Just when you think I can’t possibly do any more self-promotion—I stop.
Congratulations, Kristine. You’re a terrific writer and a passionate advocate for animals.
So that’s all she wrote—literally. Tune in tomorrow, same Wag-time, same Wag-channel.
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