This is really a kind of cheat round up. My mother in law died earlier this week, so my mind hasn’t exactly been focused on what I’ve been reading, but I still want to share other blogs and blog posts that I like with all of you.
Here’s how it’s a cheat. This week, Bringing up Bella finally go around to thanking everyone for her blogging awards, and she then gave those awards to other bloggers. All 5 of the other links I have for you today come from new blogs I discovered through her links. Thank you, Leslie for doing the work for me.
2 Punk Dogs goes after my heart just by the name. We often call Larry our little punk. And if you look at the pictures of their two, they definitely look like they could have some punk terrier in them. I loved Anarchy in the Kitchen, just because it makes me feel not so alone- though destruction like that in our house is usually caused by the Beagle.
Dog is God in Reverse is in Ireland by now. I had the chance to visit Ireland in March 2008, and it was lovely. I hope they have a wonderful time.
Of Pit Bulls & Patience went to the beach. I’m so very jealous of the wonderfully good time it looks like they had.
With Larry, we’ve considered DNA testing, but I doubt we’ll ever do it. Still, I love that over at One Pibble’s Wish, they got Charlie tested and she’s pretty much exactly what they guessed her to be!
It’s no secret we love the dog park here. I also really enjoy taking the dogs for walks. We are very blessed that both options are open to us. Given that, I feel rather sad for the folks at The Putbull Palace who feel like they can’t take their baby into the dog park because of other owners. I just want to say, the only issue I ever had with a Pittie at one of our dog parks was an owner issue. They kept their very rambunctious 80+lb Pit puppy tightly on leash until it was less than 20ft away from a scrum of much smaller dogs. The dog bounded right in, and did nothing wrong, but she was a very large bundle of puppy energy amongst a group of dogs that she could have accidentally hurt.
It’s not that I didn’t want her playing with the other dogs. I wanted the owners to have let her off leash as soon as they were safely in the park and let her work off some of her energy before she bounded in to the other dogs. (I also wanted to feel like the owners had some/any control over her, but they didn’t. At least she responded well to some of us other dog people there when we felt the need to step between her and a dog that wasn’t responding well to her enthusiasm.)