Welcome to the pack! Fidose of Reality is dedicated to healthy living for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Wigglebutt Warriors® is our fundraising arm. This blog won the 2020 and 2021 Dog Writers Association of America Best Blog or Award. If you love dogs, you’ve landed in the right place.
A dog lover of the highest order is how Gayle King introduced me, Carol Bryant, when I appeared with my Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, on Oprah Radio’s Gayle King show to dish dogs. Listen here:
About Carol Bryant
My heart beats dog® so very much that I trademarked that and wear it permanently on my left bicep.
A frequent media contributor, I appear on television, social media, on radio, and in print. Some more fun facts about me:
- Professional pet blogger, freelance writer, copywriter social media pro, and speaker.
- Immediate Past President of The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA).
- Cocker Spaniel mom for over 30 years.
- As a member of the American Spaniel Club, I am involved with fundraising to help find a cure for a disease that plagues the breed: cataracts. Research is being done to identify the gene and mutation responsible for inherited cataracts in Cocker Spaniels, and, subsequently, to develop a genetic test to identify genetically normal, affected, and carrier dogs.
- As the former PR/Marketing and Social Media Manager for BlogPaws, I helped connect brands to bloggers/online influencers and those who want to monetize, form relationships, and turn a passion for pets into a way to make money. Using branding alignment to strategically share blogger content on BlogPaws social channels, I helped to grow the reach of campaigns. The company was sold to PetSmart/Chewy.
- Founder of Club Cocker successful Facebook group.
- Wigglebutt Warriors, our fundraising arm, has raised over $80,000 to date for homeless Cocker Spaniels and other dogs to assist with medical, food, and basic needs until they find their forever homes.
- Co-author of Pet Blogging for Love & Money and author of the DogMinder.
- Bylines include Dogster, Paw Culture, Dog Fancy, BlogPaws, Fido Friendly, Pet360, AKC Family Dog, Today.com, and Hamptons Pet. See media room.
- Speaker at events including Women In the Pet Industry, BlogPaws, and Dog Writers Association of America.
- Recovering PR agent. Previous clients include Morton Salt, Doodie Pack, and Benji the Dog.
- Winner of DWAA 2018 Distinguished Service Award sponsored by the American Kennel Club.
- Repeat winner for the Dog Writers of America Maxwell Medallion.
- Winner of the 2015 Women in the Pet Industry Woman of the Year in the Advocacy Category.
- Click here for my LinkedIn page.
- Read some of our published pieces here.
About Alvin Bryant
Alvin is a tri-color American Cocker Spaniel who completes us as a family. He is canine royalty and named after the famous Chipmunk, Alvin.
He is spunky, energetic, enthusiastic, intelligent, curious, cuddly, and part of the Fidose of Reality family and legacy. He owns our hearts, and our hearts beat dog.®
About Dexter Bryant: This Blog’s Inspiration
Dexter is my heart-shaper, love keeper, treat beggar, bone burier, ballplayer, and life changer.
His titles include Canine Good Citizen and AKC Trick Dog Beginner and Intermediate levels. He loves to travel and has been cross country via car several times. He is the perfect ambassador for traveling with your dog.
He is well known online and devotes time to helping dogs in need. When I won the 2018 AKC Distinguished Service award presented by the DWAA, Dexter stood by my side for the acceptance speech.
My sweet, beloved, cherished Dexter passed away in November of 2021 and left behind a legacy of love and inspiration so strong that not even death can stop it.
Dexter lived each day and every moment with such ardent joy and incredible love that we want to carry on his legacy.
Dexter sent Alvin as the Cocker Spaniel torchbearer to carry on our mission and his legacy.
My heart beats dog, and it sings in perfect rhythm for Cocker Spaniels.
What Does Fidose of Reality Cover?
- If you love dogs and want the latest dog health and wellness news with a reality-based perspective, Fidose of Reality is for you. We love ALL dogs here, all breeds, all mutts, all ages, all sizes. We always have and we always will.
- If you love Cocker Spaniels, you’ll see more content geared at the health, wellness, and lifestyle of the breed, both American and English.
- Lifestyle means dog-friendly travel, modern ideas, and products for the Cocker mom and Cocker dad, plus contests and giveaways.
- Gifts and product ideas for dogs and dog lovers.
- Dog rescue and adoption stories and fundraising for dogs in need through our Wigglebutt Warriors fundraising arm.
See Us In Action
Send me an email to: carol(at) fidoseofreality.com.