It Could Be Worse; It Could Be Raining
My house is in chaos. While we’re on vacation next week, we’re having the wood floors refinished in 5 rooms which means that everything we own is going into two carpeted rooms, the kitchen, and the attic.
And I recently found out that my presenting partner was unable to attend BlogPaws so I’m now having to rewrite, reorganize, and rework my presentation. (Want to know what my topic is? Check it out here.)
Finally, although I thought Honey was trying to kill me, it turns out it may be my husband after all. On my ride to work yesterday, I discovered that after fixing my flat bike tire (thank you, Sweetie), Mike forgot to hook up my front brakes. Yikes!
But things are good. Everyone is healthy (for now, Mr. Webster. But I’ve got my eye on you.) I’ve been dying to get the floors done ever since we moved in ten years ago. And I can’t wait for our much-needed week’s vacation.
I also have some fun things planned for Something Wagging that I wanted to share with you. And a link to a blog that will give you fresh hope for the lives of adopted dogs.
Hop Aboard the Waggin’ Train
Pet Travel Thursday
I’ll be reviewing 3 Among the Wolves: A Couple and Their Dog Live a Year with Wolves in the Wild by Helen Thayer on June 14. Look for my review on Pet Travel Thursday at A Traveler’s Library and here.
Three Among the Wolves tells the story of the Thayers and their wolf dog, Charlie, observing and becoming part of wolf packs in the Canadian Yukon and Arctic. It’s an amazing read and I bet it will stir a bit of debate.
Something Swagging This Way Comes – part 2
Some of you may remember I had a bit of BlogPaws swag to give away last year. I’m expecting the same this time. And I’ve come up with a fun idea for the giveaway.
A number of you have expressed a desire to “meet” more of the people you engage with on your blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Well, I’m going to play matchmaker. Or rather, you are.
To enter the first part of the contest, you must have posted a current picture of yourself somewhere on your blog, Facebook, or your Twitter profile. If so, I’ll ask you to send me a scanned picture of you as a baby or young child. And you should also send one of the earliest pictures you have of the pet who appears on your blog or social media site.
I’m going to post the pictures on the site with links to the web pages where your current pictures appear.
Visitors will visit the different sites trying to match your baby picture to the picture of your dog. We’ll choose a winner based on how many successful matches and probably a random selection in case of a tie.
What do you have to look forward to?
- Lots of link love for the folks who submit pictures.
- A fun chance to “see” who you’ve been following since many bloggers are notoriously camera shy.
- A big bag o’swag for the winner.
So start looking for pictures now. I’ll announce soon where and when to send them to me for the game.
Finding Love in All the Right Ways
I’ve been wanting to give a shout-out to one of my favorite blogs for a while. And now is the time.
Abby wanted a dog. But Abby lived in an apartment that didn’t allow dogs. So she found a place to rent in a year with a large backyard that allowed dogs. And then she started a blog, called Doggerel: Learning and Living With Our First Dog.
Over the year she waited to move into her new place, Abby read and learned everything she could bout dogs. She explored food and training and socialization. She reviewed breeds. She wrote about the process in her blog.
And Abby decided that her adopted dog would be a German Shepherd.
On May 17, Abby welcomed Pyrrha (formerly known as Lyndi) from the Southeast German Shepherd Rescue. And now Abby’s writing about their lives together. Congratulations, Abby and Pyrrha!
I think Abby is an amazing person to take her responsibilities to a dog she didn’t even know yet so seriously. I love reading her posts and I bet you will too. Stop by and see what Abby and Pyrrha are up to. And get a little encouragement about how smart a new dog person can be.
So if you see a bunch of typos over the next day or two, know that I’m balancing my lap top on a box while standing in a room full of furniture.
Start looking for those baby pictures. And get ready to read along with Three Among the Wolves.
[Disclaimer: The book link above goes to an Amazon Affiliate account. If you buy the book through that link, I will get a few cents to pay the bills. Thank you. Oh, and the frugal me says try to find the book at your local library.]