Thursday, June 07, 2007

Happy 100!

Hello - Liza here. Dory had a particularly long afternoon up at the local park today and is currently napping, if snoring and in deep sleep can be called a nap that is.

I am proud to report that this is our 100th post. I love to talk and write but I never thought I could get to 100 posts on a blog. To get to 100 posts we struggled with blogger, photos, "so how do you add a link", "why are my paragraphs all smashed together" to my bad spelling challenges to actual writers block. Poor Dory has endured endless photos, crazy cajoling, strange cooking concoctions and odd locations all in an effort to create a "something for everydog blog".

100 posts for some may only be a small accomplishment but for Dory and I it is huge and I have to thank a very special creature. She is my furry, treat loving teacher, four footed child, my best canine friend, co-author, co-pilot, companion in capers, Dory. Just one year ago on May 29, 2006 my Emily passed quietly from life and in an effort to heal a gaping wound to my heart I began the search for my next dog. I took the nontraditional road and wound up adopting Dory, a southern born, rescued Lab who was long on kisses and tail wags.

Since that sticky hot day August 4, 2006 when I picked her up at the Labs4Rescue transport stop in New Hampshire it has been a truly great journey with Dor. We have passed through the chaos of those first few days - Dory confused and anxious - to Dory and I becoming a team in obedience class - to Chris and I being a family with Dory at the heart of it.

Someone after meeting Dor said she has a kind eye and a sweet spirit and truly she does. She loves to cuddle, works hard to please and has no shame in the occasional naughty acts she commits. She is a friend to everyone, from the noisy kids on the block to the cute little lap dogs she meets at the Laundromutt.

We started the blog just to keep friends and family in the loop with news and adventures, we had no idea we would become part of an online community so nice and so supportive as Dogs With Blogs have been. We have "met" dogs and their humans from all over the US and the World!! We have consoled and commiserated with those who have lost a beloved dog, celebrated accomplishments and milestones with others doggie pals and enjoyed receiving dozens and dozens of Christmas cards from just about everywhere and every type of canine!

I can't say what the future holds, hopefully lots and lots of happy days and funny blog posts. Thanks to everyone who as stopped by to spend part of their day reading about our adventures. We appreciate you time and your comments more than works can express.

Happy 100th post to us all!!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory and Liza.
Happy 100th post! And I hope there will be hundreds or thousands more. My mom and I understand that sometimes its not so easy to post but we do it anyway.
My best wishes for you two.
Have a good night

L^2 said...

Hello Liza and Dory. Congratulations on your 100th post! Our blog started the same way - to keep friends and family up to date - but my how it's grown!
Keep up the good work,
L^2, Willow and Stella

Sparky said...

Congratulations! Glad you reached 100. That's a lot of posts! I wonder if I'll ever get there...?


Joe Stains said...

congratulations on 100 posts!! we love reading all about dory and your lives with her!

Sparky said...

Yeah! 100 posts!!! Congratulations Dory and Liza! Looking forward to you hitting the next 100!

Boo said...

100 posts is a big deal liza. imagine our small paw paw typing on even small small keyboards. hehe.

we love to read your adventure. sometime, dogs' adventure is so much fun than the hooman's!

wet wet licks


Kerrio said...

Congratualtions on you 100th! (Dory - you don't look a day over two).

We love reading your stories and seeing our photos, the country around you is the perfect backdrop for rescue lab adventures.

Snogs from the dogs.

Kerrio & co

Kerrio said...

Congratulations on you 100th! (Dory - you don't look a day over two).

We love reading your stories and seeing our photos, the country around you is the perfect backdrop for rescue lab adventures.

Snogs from the dogs.

Kerrio & co

Maggie said...

Happy 100th post Dory! DWB wouldn't be the same without you and Liza! You're one of our favorite blogs to read! Keep posting!

Love ya lots,

Gus said...

Happy 100th post, and soon, happy forever family anniversary, right? Do you have it posted on DWB so I don't forget? (I'll maybe forget anyway, so am saying happy now!)

Ruby Bleu said...

Yay!!! Happy 100! It really is a milestone! I know Dory is so glad she found you Liza. I've only been blogging for a little while now...but I sure hope me and Mom can make it to 100 posts too!

Keep it up...we love reading all about your adventures!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Peanut said...

Happy 100 may there be 10000000000 more. :)

Ferndoggle said...

You keep writing Liza & we'll keep reading! I love checking in on all of our friends. It's a welcome break for us during the day and a nice way to unwind in the evening.

Thanks to you & Dory for sharing your life with all of us crazy dog people!

Ferndoggle, Sherman, Penny & Lola

PiratesGrrl said...

Congrats!!! We love, love, love your blog and here's to a hundred more!!!!

The Brat Pack

Charlie said...

Happy 100th!
- Charlie