As most of you know, at the last showcase we announced that after much consideration, we were discontinuing the Pet Blogger Showcase, so this post is the last one.
Before we get to this week’s featured posts, I’d like to take a minute to thank my co-hosts, Anita from Feline Opines, Kat from Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat, and of course Dawn from Pet Faves. Before this Linky Party started, I didn’t know Anita or Kat. Through posting and Facebook, I’ve grown quite attached to them and meeting them in real life was a highlight of my experience at BlogPaws.
Anita and Kat, thank you for writing such amazing blogs, and for all you’ve done for me, and for all you contribute to the world of blogging. I’ve enjoyed co-hosting with you these past months, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you as well. I hope we never lose touch.
I’ve known Dawn for some time, having first met her at BlogPaws in DC back in 2013. For those of you that don’t know, this whole Linky Party was Dawn’s idea, a first for the pet blogging world I think. She was the driving force behind it, made all the graphics, the rules and the linky codes. None of this could have happened without her. Thank you Dawn for being willing to experiment with new things, for doing all the hard work, and for allowing me the honor to work with you on this. It’s truly been a pleasure.
And of course, I have to thank you, dear reader. For supporting us in this endeavor by linking up to our posts, and coming back to read them. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Now enough of the mushy, let me leave you with a smile.
We are the Champions by Beth at Travels with Barley – This post made me SO happy to read. It proves that hard work and patience pays off, and is so inspirational to anyone who has ever struggled with a reactive dog. Plus this line, “While training Barley to detect the scent of cat urine would be very helpful in cleaning my carpets, it isn’t very productive for competing in a scent trial.” Really had me chuckling.
Pictures With Pumpkins by Kara at The Real Rescue Dogs of Atlanta – I love posing my dogs at places appropriate to the season, and getting some nice photos. Kara discovered this wasn’t such an easy task in the Atlanta, GA area. She also discovered that we are spoiled in the northeast with our easy access to local farms. Farms where we wander acres upon acres, searching for the perfect Christmas Tree or pumpkin. Farms where we go to pick apples, blueberries, strawberries. (Yes, I grew up in the country.) 🙂 There were a couple of really amusing bits and I found myself nodding along.
How Kittens Taught a Feral Cat to Love Again by Yasaar Nakchbendi at Chirpy Cats – It makes me so sad that world-wide many people consider animals to be ‘throw-aways’. I don’t think I really realized the magnitude of it, until I read this post. I’m so grateful to the people who organize events and help and rescue these animals. Mr. Spunky’s story was sad, but it has such a happy ending. You just have to read it!
Thanks again to my amazing co-hosts and my amazing readers!