Something wagging this way comes: If left uncapitalized, that sentence probably put a smile on your face. Capitalized, it takes on a whole new meaning, but the smile probably gets bigger.
Something Wagging This Way Comes is the name of a fun, engaging, dog-forward blog authored by (pet blogger) Pamela Webster. Pamela asked if I’d like to take part in a Bloggers Gift Exchange. One of the best things you can give a fellow blogger (other than more RAM for the computer or perhaps a pass to say, the BlogPaws pet bloggers conference) is a gift of acknowledgment for a job well done.
When the first blogger I was assigned in this gift exchange backed out, Pamela stepped up and wrote a wonderful blog post about me and my blog, Fidose of Reality. I knew she had spent time perusing my dog blog, and her words were heartfelt and very much appreciated.
Well, volley my serve. Something Wagging This Way Comes is more than its titles eludes. Cases in point:
In “Five Things Dogs Do That You Need to Learn,” I took a deep breath and thought, “yep, Pam, you are spot on. I need to be more in tune to what my dog does and apply some of that to myself.”
“Would Your Dog Protect Your Home” reveals what would happen if a burglar broke into your home. Pam coupled her prose with video, a much appreciated “extra” when I visit blogs, which is often.
Pamela tells it like it is, in her own unique style. How can you resist a title of a blog post called “My Husband Sleeps With Two Bitches” – I just LOL typing that.
Our Puppy Relations (PR) Manager, Dexter, is a Canine Good Citizen, so it was with ardent fervor that I read “Is Honey A Canine Good Citizen.” I have been there, done that, and this piece brought me back to the steps we took and how Dex passed his CGC.
Aside from those four posts, Pamela often gives me moments of pause. I read a LOT—my job is in PR and social media as well as being a writer and blogger— so I read a tremendous amount about, for, and in the name of dogs. And Something Wagging This Way Comes is on my “favorite bloggers” list.
Pamela also takes the time to interact with bloggers, lend a helping word, and share her expertise. I see this frequently in the BlogPaws Community Forum and I have learned from her time and again.
In 2013, I am committing to be a better responder. I tend to read blogs, absorb what I read, but forget to reply. That is one part of who I am that I plan to change—and Pamela, count on seeing me in the comments section of your blog more in 2013 and beyond. Something Wagging This Way Comes is worth a bookmark in your favorites folder, too.
Thanks for this gift exchange, and all my best for a prosperous New Year. Blog on!