Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Writing a 'Mostly' Dog Blog

A lot can happen in a blog year. 280 posts worth of stuff, to be exact. 280 days of sharing thoughts and images on a virtual page. 280 chances to make an impression - share something helpful - hone writing skills - spread joy. In a nutshell, regardless of who or what I choose to write about, those are the most important reasons why I have a blog at all.

But for today, with this final, 279th post of the calendar year, I'd like to share the top 5 reasons why I specifically love writing a mostly dog blog (beginning with the most important). 

#1 - The community! Dog people (including people who don't have a dog, but enjoy reading about them) are some of the kindest, warmest, most supportive, talented and compassionate people I know. In other words, YOU are the reason I enjoy this blog so much. (Note: Please remember this when you get to #2.)

#3* - I love dogs and I've lived with them much of my life. I'm most comfortable writing about familiar things - and I am passionate about their (and cats', too) causes.

#4 - Jon Farleigh and Dewi were born to be written about and in pictures. They are hilarious. They provide endless fodder.

#5 - Dogs can't read and don't care whether they took a bad picture. 


Yes, it's the truth. Best of all, though, YOU LIKE IT (when I talk about it - not the actual poop)!

Starting with the time I wrote about Jon Farleigh NOT pooping in the rain (at, you shared how my (and JF's) unfortunate predicament made you crack many horizontal smiles. (You had not yet, as you barely knew me, shared about cracking vertical smiles.) And that made me happy!

Not pooping in the rain. Not no way. Not no how.

Then there was the time that Jon Farleigh ate some hair and used the carpet to dislodge a dingleberry. Who knew such a sorry story would attract so much attention?!

Please look away from me and my humiliation.

[Don't stop me now, I'm on a roll of toilet paper...]

And then there was that one time when Dewi ate something disagreeable, and I wanted to tout the digestive health benefits of feeding mashed pumpkin to dogs. Except because of the serious nature of the subject, I decided to use the code brown word "Hershey" for each instance of the word "poop." Remember that one?

Eat some canned pumpkin and have a nice Hershey!

And other than some of you developing a sudden aversion to chocolate syrup, I think this article was one of my most helpful. Pumpkin really is one of those miracle foods - whether the Hershey is flowing or hung up in the chute. :)


Well, I don't know about you, but I feel a whole lot better now that I've gotten that out of  my system!

THANK YOU for the best first blog year I could have ever imagined!

And with that, since I've got the weekend off...

May 2011 go out with a boom-boom BANG!


May you have a swimming (like jolly kids who've just been dropped off at the pool) New Year!

(More regular blog programming will return on Monday.)

P.S. Anyone else think it's about time that the Browns get to the Super Bowl? Maybe they should play on real grass more often.

*#3 is out of order, so...
**#2 got stuck on the bottom.


  1. Keep blog-a-loggin','bout poop and everything else!


  2. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love everything you write - even if it is about poop, er, Hershey. :)

  3. Happy New Year! I look forward to many more laughs at the expense of Dewi and JF :-) Isn't it wonderful to have Cardis in your life?

  4. Happy New Year! Keep on bloggin'. We will look for more Corgi adventures in 2012!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  5. I am new to your blog and clearly haven't read all the year but I am looking forward to the New Year and all the new posts!

  6. Congratulations on your Blogiversary and a very Happy New Year and awesome 2012. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you and your family over the year and I look forward to lots more laughs and adventures next year.

    I'm about to head for bed even though it's not midnight yet. I have a feeling I'm going to be dreaming about Hershey's and I kind of want to get it over with ....

    Seeya next year!

  7. aRRRRGhhh**!! i wrote a comment here YESTERDAY [it was witty of course though i don't remember it at all] but i couldn't post it. don't you just hate that?

    anyway, it's Jan 1 here already. so i'm back to wish you, JF and Doo-wee A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! [the c.a.t. too if i must] :) x

  8. Love, love, love this post, Elizabeth! I particularly like #5 and regret I can't be around for all the posts because they are hilarious!

    Julie says..we have a golden retriever now and we love him, but if we were ever to get another dog, it would be a corgi. They are just the sweetest!

    Happy New Year to you, to Dewi & Jon Farleigh & kitties.

    Tom, mom Julie & Mittens

  9. Happy New Year! Here's a little shout-out to Chronicles from Bermtopia!

  10. I am in the process of getting a Cardigan and came across your blog awhile ago so I have been following it (you are hilarious btw!). Ironically I actually stopped by today to say thanks for the pumpkin tip as I remembered about it today when my Great Dane had a messy poo situation... :( no idea what she got into... So anyway, thanks and keep talking about 'mostly' dogs! :) Happy 2012!

  11. I know the possibility of poop is the real reason I come here to read! LOL

    Seriously, have a happy 2012!

  12. Oh yuck! I'm so sorry for the poop stuck on the bottom. BOL!

    I think it's very funny that the pretty blogger, the one who likes jewelry and has good manners is the one who writes the most about poop. :)

    I guess it's true--there's humor in contrast.

  13. LOL... I'm with Pamela. Having met you, I would never suspect you to take the lead on the poop blogging front. However, it's hilarious, so I'm glad you do!


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