Catching up

Hello friends!

I didn’t do a weekly recap last week and I apologize. Things were a little crazy last week and we went to Tucker’s favorite place this past weekend: to visit his golden retriever uncles Spenser and Oliver so there wasn’t much time to type. I have a few things on my mind to write about this week though the next two weeks will be busy at work with a conference next week so I’ll try and do what I can.

Here are some fun stories I saw this past week:

A golden retriever gets braces: Courtesy of our friends at the Daily Golden, I find this so adorable because I had to wear braces for several years.

Kids Practice Reading to Shy Shelter Dogs: I love this story because it not only helps kids but also helps dogs. I’ve often read about bringing therapy dogs into libraries to help kids who are shy, but I love that this is sort of the other way around.

Also, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all my new Facebook followers. I love that you guys are enjoying my page. Please let me know if you want me to feature anything!


Blogger Recognition Award!

Has this past week kicked anyone else’s butt? In my other life (away from being a crazy dog mom) I work in state government affairs and being February, state legislatures are busy. I haven’t even had time to post this week. Have no fear though, I have lots of plans to post this weekend!

First though, I must say a very hearty thank you to Margret from Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties  who gave me a very nice Blogger Recognition Award. I love reading about her goldens and their antics and her blog is even more fun now that her goldens have forced her away from the computer and are typing blog posts themselves. Many thanks again pups!

blogger recognition award

Now I get to recognize and share other blogs I like…so, without further adieu:

Kilroy is Here: I love reading about Kilroy, a retired racing greyhound and his adventures, especially because they live near our neck of the woods.

A Dog Called Storm:  Storm is hysterical. Just visit his blog and you will see what I mean.

Tales of Tucker: I just actually happened upon this one and mainly because her pup shares the same name as mine. I’m already hooked and you should be too!

If I didn’t recognize you, don’t worry, I still love you! It’s just that Margret and I share many of the same blogs and I know she recognized a few I didn’t!

The reason I started this blog was that I love to write and since we have gotten Tucker, I have really been immersed in learning all things dog. I find them fascinating and I love to learn new things. I also love to share my crazy dog mom-ness. What advice would I give to new bloggers? PATIENCE! It takes time to grow your blog and find your voice. Don’t get so bogged down that it isn’t fun anymore.

Nominees here are your tasks:

1-Select other blogs you want to give the award to (up to 15).
2-Write a post to show your award.
3-Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4-Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
5-Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
6-Attach the award badge to the post.
7-Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.