Follow-Up Friday – August 30, 2013

Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the blog hop that let’s you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

Follow-Up Friday Blog Hop

Follow-Up Friday Blog Hop

 

Joining me this week and saving my behind is the Fabulous Flea, who is the only flea I actually like.  Please don’t tell me you don’t know Flea, because if you don’t know Flea, you’re really missing out.  I’m not kidding when I say, every time I visit her blog, I leave with a smile on my lips.

Make sure you stop by and say hello.

It’s Here!

The Dogs of Blogville Calendar contest is almost over and it’s a hotly contested race between the Collies.

There’s just something about those Collies.

I’m sorry for those of you who have had problems with the voting.  The tool is a plug-in and I have no control over it.  If I run this contest again next year, I hope to find a better voting tool.  This one works, but it’s not perfect.  Ideally I’d like the photos to have the blog name and voting button all in one.

I did try and answer questions directly on that post seeing the voting period is so short.

So We Have This Snake

Emma has told me her mom is terrified of snakes so I’m not posting any photos.  :-(  Sorry Emma, I never intended to frighten anyone, I thought it was a funny story.  I’ll try not to post anymore snake photos.

Bren asked, “So how long before you move Nagini into the house in a tank?”

Um that would be never.  I can tolerate it in the wood pile, but never intentionally in my house.  True story, our neighbor feeds the racoons and foxes.  On Hubby’s walk the other night her daughter stopped him and said, “My mom heard you talking about a snake in your yard and she’s worried it might come into ours.”

REALLY?  YOUR MOM FEEDS WILD ANIMALS AND SHE’S WORRIED ABOUT A GARTER SNAKE?  WTF?  I’d be more worried about a rabid raccoon then I would about a Garter Snake happily ensconced in a wood pile.

Houndstooth said, “OMG! You said “wood!””

LOL yes, yes I did.  And I just said it twice more too.  Hang on, I’m looking for a way to use “unit.” **giggles**

Pam said, ” I want to see what kind of snake this is!”

Pam, here is a link to the original post.  It has a pretty good close-up of the snake.  I think I proved that I’m not brave enough to get any closer than I have too!  See Emma, no photos. :-D

Tuesday Just Got Tasty at Our House

I never know what to expect when Delilah takes over the blog.  As Donna mentioned on facebook she’s sassy.  Yes she is.  And she’s bold too.  You need never wonder what Delilah is thinking.

Sampson and I waited patiently in the kitchen while she sliced it up.

I’m thinking, give me some treats and give them to me NOW!

 

Doggy’s Style asked, “I wonder how was the smell in the kitchen. For dogs great I imagine, but for humans?”

It smelled pretty good actually.  Similar to a beef roast cooking.

Two French Bulldogs asked, “Do you ever rent out your mom?”

Um I’m pretty sure Delilah would not let me go without a fight. :-D

Frankie and Ernie said, “GARLIC? We keep hearing that we can’t have garlic… butt it is sooooooo good.”

I’ve heard this too, but I feed my dogs BugOff Garlic to help ward off fleas and ticks and my vet is aware of it.  My understanding is it’s the form of garlic ingested.  Like you should never eat a bulb of garlic.  But I would say that you should check with your own vet before you decide whether to use it or not.

The Fabulous Flea asked, “Where on earth do you find beef heart?”

Believe it or not there was a flyer in my Dr.s’ office for a local farm.  They had tongue too, but I just couldn’t bring myself to buy that.

Pam said, “Put some in the freezer? What? You didn’t demand it all right then?”

Delilah here, “Actually I did.  But she’s stubborn that one and doesn’t always listen to me.  It’s okay, I forgive her though, she’s amazing in so many other ways.”

KB asked, “I’m like your mom about treats – so how do you turn on the oven?”

Delilah again:  ”I’ll be dogged if I know, but if I ever find out, I’ll be making my own treats!”

How Do You Define Your Brand?

Thank you all for the incredible comments.  The fact that so many of you get where I’m coming from and what I’m hoping to achieve here means a lot to me.  And you can certainly articulate it better than I can.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want this blog to make some money.  But it would have to be exactly the right fit, I mean you can be guaranteed that you will NEVER see an ad for something I don’t believe in.

Thank you, thank you for reading, commenting and coming back.  I appreciate and treasure your friendship.

That’s it for me, please check in on Sunday when I share something Delilah does that makes me laugh and that I’ve been trying to capture on camera for months.

Thanks to the Fabulous Flea for co-hosting with me and if you’d like to co-host yourself, please let me know in the comments.



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Comments

  1. says

    That’s a surprise (that the kitchen smelled good while cooking dog’s food), I remember when my mom would cook dog’s food, the smell wasn’t the best, but then it probably wasn’t a clan meat cut, very likely to have been roadkill lol

  2. Carol Bondy says

    Funny…when i cook dog bones…the house smells wonderfu., when people come in they think im baking penut butter cookies for them. Lol. I tell them to try them…after all…..its all stuff from my cabinet but with a few adjustments and p.s. they do smell good and the dogs go crazy for them…they herd me in front ofthe freezer every nite when they come in from their last outing. Lol. And double p.p.s….i like the pictures of the snake. Hahaha

  3. says

    Hi Y’all!

    What?! Your person couldn’t buy y’all tongue?

    My Human’s papa used to eat tongue sandwiches for lunch. My Humans like tongue, calves liver and chicken livers…the list goes on.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. says

    Great FUF. Had me chuckling a few times. I guess the beef heart was a huge hit with Delilah. :)

    So your neighbor feeding raccoons and foxes. Wonder if your state has a regulation or law against that. You are right. That is a bad idea for many reasons. I actually saw a notice on a pet store door the other day about a rabid raccoon being found in the area and reminding people to make sure their animals rabies shots were up to date.

  5. says

    Great follow up! Have to say something about that snake thing. I’d told you I have quite a few snake stories (living in the country means snake sightings). Your post inspired me to begin writing a post about one of my encounters. Even when to YouTube and found a video that could illustrate the point of my story. However, I have yet to finish the post because it stirred up my horrible fear of snakes! Thanks a lot, Jodi! LOL Anyway, reading the comments in your post makes me think, if I do tell the story(ies) I’ll do it with ZERO visuals!

  6. says

    Happy Friday! Catching up on reading … but we did vote for the calendar. Totally agree about Flea, Golden Happy to meet her. Looking forward on your Sunday’s post. Lots of Golden woofs, Sugar

  7. says

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    I’ll have to go say hi to that snake again. I miss having one as a pet. I’ll trade you – a snake for a rabbit.

  8. says

    I am so impressed with all the votes everyone is getting. So many cute doggies and kitties!!! :) Your neighbor must have ophiophobia. I’d be more worried about raccoons than snakes too. Not because of rabies, though. But because they have a lot of dangerous and even deadly bacteria in their poop – dangerous to both people and pets. When I volunteered at a wildlife rescue center a few years back, we were required to wear rubber boots and gloves whenever we cleaned the coon cages, then spray the boots and gloves down afterwards.

  9. says

    Mom was happy not to see snake pics :) She has a photographic memory and has shots of all the snakes she sees permanently in her brain. Poor mom. As a kid her house had railroad tie retaining walls (wood) they got nice and toasty in the sun so those awful creatures would hang out and sunbathe there all the time which often scared her. One day, her Gramma chopped one in half with a hoe in the garden and both halves slithered away and that was how this terrible fear all began. Happy Friday!

  10. says

    Your neighbor feeds wild foxes and raccoons and is afraid of snakes? It’s funny how people react to furry animals, but are repulsed by the ones who have scales and eat harmful insects to help our gardens.

  11. says

    I love your calendar contest. Next year, if you have it again, we’ll enter. It’s so wonderful that the proceeds go to our pal Benny!

  12. says

    I’ve got a few posts to catch up on, so I hope you don’t mind a few comments in a row.
    Aww, it was just a garter snake! They’re pretty cute. I’m not a big fan of snakes, but I don’t dislike them either. I find most of them to be pretty ugly, but I think garter snakes are pretty cute. Poor Emma’s mom! I’m sorry she’s so afraid of snakes, but I understand having a phobia. I have a severe phobia of ticks, so I avoid woodsy areas like the plague.

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