“You have to check in with my bloggy friends, Mommy!”
I want to write a celebration of all of the blogs I read each week. I’ve not only learned a lot, I’ve become a part of a community of real people who influence each other to be better, happier, kinder, more open and more in love with life. Every blog has its own strengths: some are full of information and advice, some are full of compassion, or humor, or recipes. Some people add photography or artwork, cartoons or videos or animation.
“Tell me the story about the doggy who likes to swim in the mud. And then the one about the piggy who watches TV, and then…”
I’m afraid to do a list of dog blogs and leave people out of it, but I want to tell you how much I appreciate this blogging community and how much I’ve gotten from reading what you write. Without your influence I would never have felt ready to adopt Butterfly, or felt capable of managing her diabetes. I’m grateful for all of the validation you’ve given me that writing about dogs is a worthwhile endeavor. I love that these are real dogs acting like dogs: destroying stuffed animals, trying to steal treats, breaking through fences, napping in the sun, and playing with their friends.
I would recommend that anyone who is low on dog vitamins and high on stress, type “dogs” or “pets” into the search bar of your reader and just spend half an hour soaking up the joy.
Dogs are my organizing factor; they are the scaffolding I can hang ideas on to make things make sense. Dogs allow me to listen with compassion to ideas that might otherwise seem too foreign. I’ve noticed that I will read all kinds of posts from someone that I know loves dogs, even if nine out of ten of their posts are about something else entirely. I read about Australian politics, and gardening tips, and running and travel and cooking, all because I found a picture of a dog on that blog one day, or a cat, or a horse, or a pig. I trust that someone who loves animals has something interesting to say about other parts of their lives.
I’m going to attempt a comprehensive list here, but there are so many good dog blogs and I know I will miss too many. Please add links in the comments section to dog blogs you like. I hope I’m doing the links right.
andrewjoyce.wordpress.com (Danny the dog)
araneaus1.wordpress.com (Understanding Your Dog)
c3900s.wordpress.com (Love your dog)
cdogco.com (c-dog & company)
drradhavasan.wordpress.com (dogs and humans)
Markingourterritory.wordpress.com (Will and Eko)
mypositivedogtrainingblog.com (Linda Trunell)
Ourpawpad.wordpress.com (All Fur One and One Fur All)
pinkpixie786.wordpress.com (Vanilla bean)
Withinthekstreets.wordpress.com (Maxwell the dog)