Gizmo here… I want to thank Jodi of Heart Like a Dog for inviting me to co-host this week’s Follow-Up Friday Blog Hop, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend…It’s great to be invited back as a co-host by a blogger I respect and follow. Jodi’s posts are thoughtful and provoke great discussions. Her post “Speeding is Against the Law” is one of my all-time favorites. If you haven’t yet, make sure and check her out today.
First, as an update on Momz’ Pet Blogger Challenge Post, one of her wishes is coming true. She’s purchased me my own domain name, and with the help of her WordPress Guru she’s taking my blog self-hosted. She’s meeting with the Guru on Monday morning, so cross your fingers for us that it all goes smoothly. If we seem to be MIA for a day or two don’t worry, we’ll be right back.
On Monday I ranted about treats made in China that are endorsed by the AKC and a program called “dog-sharing”. I also asked for help in figuring out my new puzzle toy. We all seem to agree that the AKC deserves a huge “thumbs down”, but there were some interesting points brought out on “dog-sharing”. While I saw that it might have some positive uses, overall my opinion remains that it’s a bad idea for the dogs. We dogs thrive on stability and consistency and “dog-sharing” provides neither. I did get some help from Dakota of Dakota’s Den who pointed me towards a video he’d done showing how to play with my toy. Momz and I watched it a few times, then I got to work and by the next night I’d mastered that toy (and maybe ate just a few too many treats ). Thanks Dakota!
Tuesday Momz shared her newest S.O.M.P. recipe for Veggie Brownies made from the pulp left over after she juices. Momz loves making “something from nothing” and coming up with the unexpected and this recipe is a prime example. I wasn’t sure at first, but now I love them. Your comments were split…those who already liked veggies said it sounds great and they hope they get to try some soon. Those who won’t eat veggies thought this was a cool/sneaky way of getting you dogs to eat some veggies.
Wednesday’s video of the Gulf Fritillary butterfly building his cocoon was a hit. Like us, you all were amazed to see the process in action. Here’s three caterpillars that will become Monarch butterflies. They’re chowing down on the Asclepias (*VBP*) plants by our front steps. Momz grows them special for the Monarchs. Asclepias is both their host plant and their food plant. The Monarch lays its eggs on the stem of the asclepias, and when they hatch, the caterpillars eat the leaves of the plant.
Thursday was my long-promised Introduction to Geocaching. I packed a lot of material into that post, and I hope I didn’t confuse anyone. Geocaching is a sport for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, loves hiking with their dogs and has fun solving puzzles. Momz and here as your geocaching gurus, so if you’re interested in giving it a try and have questions, please ask and we’ll get you going. We’ve got interviews with geocaching dogs coming up over the next few months ranging from folks just starting out who have found one cache, to geodogs who have been at it for years and have visited many thousands of caches.
I need to catch up on my Thank You’s today.
I’ve received two coveted ascriptions (*VBP*) for the Leibster Award. These come from my great pal The Kirbster of Kirby’s Dawg Blog and a pair of the greatest comedians in Blogville, Mollie & Alfie. The rules for this one include answering a lot of fun questions, and since nothing much has changed for me recently, you can read all my answers here.
My lovely new furriend, the exceedingly cute Vanilla Bean from Twinkle with the feisty furballs has awarded me the wonderful Reality Blog Award. There’s questions for this one too, and my answers are here.
I choose today to pass these awards on to all my blogging pals. I love each and every one of you and just don’t want to choose, so know that I think you’re all “Keepin’ It Real” and that I’m here to “Share the Love”. These are posted on my Awards Page so just grab the award logo and display it proudly as a gift from your pal Gizmo Geodog.
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