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!!