While I’m talking about blog hops, Chanukah starts this evening at sundown and continues for eight nights. A group of pet bloggers will be posting about the holiday, it’s meaning and traditions during that time. You can follow along by visiting the Chanukah Blog Crawl each day to learn a bit more about how we celebrate our holiday. Gizmo and I will be posting about our local community Chanukah celebration. For all there is to know about Chanukah visit here.
Pamela over on Something Wagging This Way Comes had a great idea – a Pet Bloggers Gift Exchange. The idea is to get to know a new blogger and tell everyone how great they are. I thought this was a super plan and signed up right away. After being randomly matched with a fellow blogger the instructions were to “shower your fellow online animal lover with encouragement and compliments,” and then link to Something Wagging This Way Comes so others could read about the blog we discovered.
Gizmo & I were matched up with Lynda and BJ, the authors of Two Ears and a Tail . This was a new blog to us so we’ve spent some time in the archives getting to know our new furriends. I was hooked on Lynda’s posts from the start. I felt like I was reading her diary, and by the time I finished reading through the archives I felt like I knew her well. Though we’ve never met and live very different lives I found we have a great deal in common.
Lynda was at a low point on August 22, 2000 when she visited the 59 st. Humane Society in NYC and was chosen by adorable terrier BJ to be his new mom. In our case, I had recently lost my long-time companion Bruno to a heart attack and was finding my home a sad and lonely place without a dog, so I visited our County’s Animal Control shelter and though I’d never even considered a tiny terrier, once Gizmo gave me those sad puppy eyes I was hooked furever.
We share a sense of humor – we both love the Traveler’s Insurance terrier burying a bone TV ad and BJ did too. I think BJ and the Traveler’s dog kind of look alike, don’t you?
We both have a deep hatred of those who abuse animals . We both pay close attention to the welfare of our dogs and do whatever we can to make their lives happy, safe and comfortable. We both are unhappy when our family is not as welcoming to our furriends as we would wish. And we both have Jewish dogs who celebrate Chanukah.
The continuing saga of BJ’s adoption, in his own words, tells the story of “a dog that went from being homeless on the streets of NYC, to a cage at the Humane Society of NY, to a cozy home in the most expensive zip code in the country. ” As BJ says, “How great is that ” Here’s Chapter I and Chapter II. I’m eagerly awaiting Chapter III, where BJ promises to tell us about Lynda’s struggles to keep BJ with her.
The one big difference between us is that I love to cook and Lynda “dusts her stove” , but that’s an easy one to overlook. 🙂
Getting to know Lynda and BJ has enforced my belief that the bond between humans and their animal companions, at its best and highest, is a universal one of mutual love and support. The lives of both are enriched immensely I am proud to belong to the family of humans that knows and understands this, and I’m glad I’ve had this opportunity to meet and know another member of the family.
Please take the time to visit Lynda & BJ over at Two Ears and a Tail. You won’t be disappointed.
UPDATE ON LYNDA & BJ: Lynda & BJ had a bit of a spill the other day and can really use your support. Stop by there today and let them feel the love.
And of course take time to meet all the bloggers sharing gifts of encouragement and love at the Pet Bloggers Gift Exhangethis season.