This ‘N That Thursday – January 2, 2014

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already the 2nd of January.  Where does the time go? :-)

Today we are joining our friends 2 Brown Dawgs and their co-host Ruckus the Eskie, for This ‘N That Thursday, you know some days you’ve got a little of this or a little of that.  Grab the badge and join the party.

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog

Advent Calendar for Dog Lover’s

Did you get an e-mail?  I know that the winners were all chosen yesterday and I was very pleased to see some of your names listed.  So if you won, congratulations and if you didn’t, I’m sorry.  But there is always next year!

Don’t turn your back

Yesterday after taking the dogs for a nice hour’s walk, Hubby and I came home and I set to making lunch.  I pulled a stick of butter out to make some grilled cheese sandwiches.  I turned my back for 10 seconds to add something to the sink and when I turned around, Delilah had the stick of butter in her mouth.

YO!  I was like two steps away from her, with my back turned.  That is how bold this dog is.

Butter Do you see her tooth mark?  There’s a matching one on the other side.  And in case you’re wondering, yes I did use the stick of butter.  Hey, times are tough baby.

Blog Hops 

I thought I’d take a minute to mention a couple of blog hops that are coming up this month.

Have you heard about the 4th Annual Pet Blogger Challenge coming on January 10th?  For those new to blogging it’s a once a year blog hop where fellow bloggers offer encouragement and support to others.  The list of questions is over at the Go Pet Friendly blog, along with a few more details.  Go check it out, I’ll be joining. :-)

Blog the Change for Animals

Blog the Change

Blog the Change is coming up on the 15th of this month. If you’re unfamiliar with BTC here is a quick excerpt from their website, “Bloggers, write about a cause near and dear to your heart. Readers, share your comments and ideas in answer to these questions and more!”

There are also topic suggestions on their website if you aren’t sure what you want to write about.

Train the Dog Month Challenge

And January is train your dog month!  So our friends from Something Wagging This Way Comes, Rescued Insanity and Alfie’s Blog are setting up a blog hop for the end of the month.  Your training goals can be as simple or as complex as you’d like.

Last year, I trained my dog to heel using a chick pea. :-)  It’s true, I have video to prove it.  And I just re-read that post and I think it’s pretty dam witty if I do say so myself.

That’s it for me, please join me tomorrow, when I highlight some comments, answer some questions and wrap up my week.

Many thanks to 2 Brown Dawgs and Ruckus the Eskie.

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  1. says

    We can’t wait for the Pet Blogger Challenge. We entered last year for the first time and it was great! We plan on entering the training challenge too. As for the butter…Mom had a similar experience except that Bailie took the top slice of bread off her sandwich which was on the kitchen island about two feet behind Mom’s back. She was going for the entire sandwich but got caught and settled for the bread of which she got about half before Mom attempted to kill her. Well, not really, but there was a lot of nasty yelling going on for sure! Bailie will be a stellar counter surfer when she gets her techniques refined a bit more. I’m proud of her, Mom is not at all pleased! Mom did not eat what was left of the bread, but in your case, she would have eaten the butter.

  2. says

    Thanks for joining TNT! LOL on the butter. You need to buy some cheap butter and leave that out for Delilah.

    I remember the chick pea…cheaper than organic butter.

    Don’t forget to add you link to the linky. I heard the site was down earlier, but I think it is working now.

  3. says

    I’m so excited I was one of the winner’s of the Advent Calendar. Thank you so much for co hosting it Jodi! I got the giftskin wrapping paper and it is so cool! Lots of good blogs coming up, will have to see which ones I can get into. Have a great day.

  4. says

    WHOA! That’s a lot of work for one month! And studying besides? Holee Molee!! But, I’ve decided on a routine to follow so I can get more done…I start next week when Sam goes back to work…and it should allow me time to work on the blog hops. Wish me luck!

  5. Frankie and Ernie says

    BaaaaaWaaaah what a way to start the new Year… BUTTER UP !! Our mom would have used it too…
    WAY TO GO DELILAH!!! WE are PROUD of you… even if your mom isn’t.
    Did she have Tomato Soup with the Grilled Cheese?? THAT is a super meal.

  6. says

    I’ve never had a dog tall enough to counter surf. Probably I never should get one because I could never remember to keep things out of reach.

  7. says

    Lots of good challenges. There’s also the fitness challenge that was posted on You Did What With Your Wiener yesterday.

    Incidentally: aren’t you in Connecticut? If you know of a petsitter in New Haven, could you drop me an e-mail? Long shot, I’m sure, but a friend who’s up short-term is struggling to find someone.

  8. says

    Way to go Delilah! I have a very smooth butter licking strategy… just wait until the household is asleep, jump up on the counter and start licking the butter they leave out. Of course I’m a cat… Tuxedo Jack Happy TNT!

  9. says

    Ugh – I can see that little miss Mackenzie is going to be a counter surfing problem – we had pigs ears (blech) on the counter and she was standing on her hind legs trying to find them :(

    What a busy month – we better get on it!!

  10. says

    So many blog hops… pawsome! I hope I can keep up. Delilah, you are too funny with that stick of butter. I would have used it too, Jodi. It doesn’t look that bad. I must say, my Lab Maya is not at all that bold. As smart as both she and Pierson are, I’m surprised they haven’t conspired to learn how to get into the fridge.

  11. says

    Thanks for mentioning the Train Your Dog Month Challenge. You really inspired me with the chick peas last year. And Honey doesn’t even care if I make them into hummus. :)

    I don’t want to tell it on my blog in case it worries the shelter folks but I had a little “turn your back for a moment” surprise this week too. I was going out the door bundled up against the cold (which gave me no peripheral vision). After turning the key in the lock, I turned around to see a little foster beagle heading down the stairs toward the street in her pink sweater. Yep, that quick she ducked out the door to go on an adventure. Luckily, she came when I called her.

    Which makes me think of the celebration in Delilah’s story. At least she let you have the butter back. I remember Honey swallowing a whole pigeon and a squeaky when she was a puppy rather than yield to my begging her to give it to me. If that butter escaped with two little tooth prints, you have a pretty good girl on your hands.

  12. says

    Thanks for hosting the advent giveaways. I really really really wanted to win the simpsons one. My sapiens are obsessed with them! Will have to try harder to win next time. Also, thanks for linking up to This ‘N That Thursday! See you next week (if not sooner!)

  13. says

    I’d have used the butter, too! 😛 Okay, I might have hollowed out a tiny spot around the tooth mark, but I’d totally have used it!

    We’re looking forward to some upcoming challenges ourselves!

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