On this, the first day of the new year,  

Mom & I want to wish all our friends a

very happy and healthy 2013. We thank

all of you for the support and blogger

love you’ve extended to us and hope we

can build and deepen those friendships

over the coming year.

No one says it better than The Divine

Miss M…



You may notice there’s a new look here today…Thanks so much toDawn Miklich for leading me to Windows Live Writer which gives me so many new options…and to think I’d had it installed all along and didn’t know it…doh!

And today is the first day of the 30/30 challenge from our friends at You Did What With Your Weiner. Click on the link in the sidebar to read about the challenge. We’ve committed to walking our dogs a minimum of 30 minutes a day for the next 30 days and today is Day 1. I’ve created a ticker to track my our progress and will post it here every day of the challenge so you can see how we’re doing.

exercise1Today is Tasty Tuesday blog hop hosted by Sugar and Kol




About Gizmo

Hi! I'm Gizmo...a handsome terrier-about-town with a distinct point of view. I will write about whatever interesting things come across my desk, appear on my twitter feed @GizmoGeodog, or meet me out on the geotrails. I love to geocache cause it takes me to all the wild places & I can get back to being a real dog. I care about all my brofurs & sisfurs who haven't found their own forever homes yet, & raise funds to help them whenever I can. My girl brought me home from the shelter & together we explore our world. I do my best to make her smile, & she does her best for me. We are a team.
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  1. To Gizmo & Family
    We wish you a very Happy New Year.
    May you and yours get all your hearts desire in 2013.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Dawn says:

    Happy New Year! Glad you are enjoying using Live Writer! It has made it easier for me to write just in regards to being able to work offline.

  3. Happy New Year, Gizmo!!! Bette is right, “you got to have friends” … of course ;o)

  4. Wishing you a very happy new year! Woofs from Jeffie and Rudy.

  5. Roo says:

    Gizmo buddy! Happy Happy New Year my Furiend! 😀 You made my Mom’s Day! She LUVS Bette Midler! 😀

    Waggin at ya,

  6. Emmadog says:

    Happy New Year, friend! I am curious about that windows live writer thing…how did you install it as you have a free wp site don’t you? I do too and thought we couldn’t install plugins and stuff. I like it!

    • Gizmo says:

      Happy New Year to you Emma! Mom sent your mom an email about Live Writer…She’s brand new to it but she’ll try to help…it lets you do some good stuff with your posts that wordpress.com won’t let you do. *Super2013Snoogles* to you and yours

  7. rumpydog says:

    Happy New Year! Eat more cookies!

  8. catchatcaren says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!!!!!!!!! Wishing you all the best in 2013!

  9. Loy says:

    Hey Gizmo–Happy New Year back at you. Love the new look and your ticker! Way cool!

    • Gizmo says:

      Live Writer…who knew it was there the whole time? I’m gonna have fun with it. The ticker is super easy to do & fun way to track progress… and I figure making it public will shame me into completing the challenge 😉 Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

  10. Woof! Woof! Happy 2013! Just got back from holiday break so no TT. Golden glad to be bloggie friends. We walk/run everyday for more than 30 minutes … have FUN! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Gizmo says:

      Welcome back Sugar! Hope you had a great holiday with lots of Golden Fun…Mom & I do long weekend hikes but we haven’t been good about weekday walks (all her fault!) so we hope this challenge is what we need to get the habit started…I love all walks, even the shorter ones when I get to explore my neighborhood *snoogles*

  11. Val says:

    Happy 2013 Gizmo!! we are doing the 30/30 challenge too. does the Windows Live Writer work with Blogger? and how did you get your little 30/30 widget?? I’m kinda techno stupid. 🙂

    • Gizmo says:

      *pawwaves* Live Writer should work with blogger…If you have it installed on your PC open it and go through he setup for your blog…it’s real simple even for a techno dummy like me…there’s a step where you choose your blog platform and blogger is one of the options…I’ll email you the code…kind of figured it out by trial and error (lots of errors) Happy New Year!

  12. rumpydog says:

    Happy New Year my friend!

  13. Happy New Year to you Gizmo. May it bring you all the happiness that you desire.

  14. Happy New Year to you and yours Your blog looks great. What an honor it was to hand off to you at Nipclub last night.

    • Gizmo says:

      Thank you so much! The blog is definitely a work in progress…baby steps…learning as i go…And as for DJ’ing, there I was a newbie between two masters like you and kittenboi…no pressure there ;)…but i’m having fun doing it and asked to get into the monthly pawty rotation, so we’ll spin together again soon

  15. Jessica says:

    Happy New Year! I love the ticker.

    • Gizmo says:

      Thank you! It seemed like a fun way to enhance my experience with the challenge…and nothing motivates me like accountability 🙂 Happy Tail Wagging 2013!

  16. Happy Gnu Deer to Ewe too! *snicker – sorry had to do it*
    We think that must be a wordpress exclusive thingy? We blogger types haven’t heard of Windows Live Writer…? But it sure looks pawesome!

    • Gizmo says:

      BOL you silly kittehs! Mom sez she’s saving that one fur next year

      Gizmo’s mom here…Live Writer is a Windows installed utility that allows you to do all your blog writing, formatting, graphics, media etc even off line if you want…You select your blog platform and it configures itself…From then on, you do your post, preview it in live writer, make any changes and then have the choice to either publish immediately or save it as a draft to your blog…Then you can schedule the draft for publication…Hope I’ve explained this right cause I really love it…it’s my favorite new toy

  17. Ann Paws says:

    Happy New Year Gizmo! Good luck on your walking challenge, sounds like it will be a lot of fun for you!

  18. Zena says:

    Happy New year and hope the resolution sticks 😀

  19. Debbie says:

    Happy New Year, Gizmo and I wish you much success with your 30/30 challenge. 🙂

    • Gizmo says:

      Thanks Debbie! Lucky for us weather isn’t really an issue here so as long as I have the coffee ready I should be able to stick to this one

  20. Hey Giz, Jet here. Hi Miss JG.
    We were interrupted last night as we were about to comment because of the fireworks. Mom had to calm me down for the whole night again. 😦

    Love your new look… will have to ask more about it later… thanks for letting us know about the 30/30 project. 🙂

    • Gizmo says:

      Oh no! We heard some more here too…college kids from the school next door…I sent you a link with something that might help…at least it should all be over now (till July) and I sent you an email with what I’ve learned so far about using Live Writer…the more I use it the better I like it Are you joining the 30/30 challenge? We’ll virtually walk together! *backtoworksnoogles* for all!

  21. Jodi says:

    Happy New Year to you as well Gizmo!! (and mom too.) I can commit to 30 minutes a day in the summer months, but not in the winter, it gets dark so early our daily walks are limited to around the block. 😦

    • Gizmo says:

      Because of the heat here Gizmo & I actually do our walks very early…before sunrise most days, so we see the sun rising as we head home…Otherwise we wouldn’t walk in Summer cause by 9 am it’s often too hot for comfort…since I’m an early riser it works out well

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