Fidose of Reality is a health/wellness/lifestyle dog blog for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Wigglebutt Warriors® is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. To date, we have raised over $60,000 for homeless Cocker Spaniels and other dogs to assist with medical, food, and basic needs until they find their forever homes.
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:
My heart beats dog® (yes, I own the trademark on that), and it sing songs in perfect rhythm for Cocker Spaniels. The heart wants what the heart wants. As a little girl, I fell in love with Cocker Spaniels after seeing one in “The Big Book of Dogs.” She had a flower in her hair, gently positioned right behind her ear. I wanted one. My first dog as an adult was a Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, whom I miss every single day. Brandy, be proud my love, I am writing your legacy.
I found my passion, and this is my destiny. For keeps: Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends!
Why Cockers and What’s with the Wigglebutt?
When Cocker parents have questions, they tend to come to me. When we host fundraisers, they are generally toward Cocker Spaniels. Even the fundraising arm of this blog is called Wigglebutt Warriors. Wigglebutt comes from the motion of the Cocker Spaniel. They don’t wag: They shake their booties in a Wigglebutt fashion.
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!
Who is My Dog?
Dexter is my heart shaper, love keeper, treat beggar, bone burier, ball player, and life changer.
Who Am I?
A repeat nominee for the Dog Writers of America Maxwell Medallion and the winner of the 2015 Women in the Pet Industry Woman of the Year in the Advocacy Category, Carol Bryant is dedicated to serving the pet industry from a journalistic, pet parent, social media, marketing, and philanthropic perspective. She has appeared on many television segments, radio shows, podcasts, speaking engagements, and has contributed to numerous pet publications, including BlogPaws, Dogster, Paw Culture, Dog Fancy, Fido Friendly, Pet360, AKC Family Dog, Today.com, and Hamptons Pet.
By day, Carol is the Marketing and Social Media Manager for BlogPaws, which connects 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. Carol uses branding alignment to strategically share blogger content on BlogPaws social channels to successfully grow the reach of campaigns, so she is a familiar face in the digital pet park that is the Internet.
She is also engaged in Public Relations and social media as a pet product and pet travel expert.She has helped numerous pet industry clients obtain coverage in various forms of media. Some of her previous clients include Morton Salt, Doodie Pack, and Benji.
What Makes Us Qualified?
For nearly 10 years, I worked in the medical field behind the scenes. I transcribed and processed thousands of digital medical files in a host of medical specialties including cardiology, oncology, gastrointestinal, pathology, radiology, psychiatric, and orthopedics. Formal training includes national certification as a CMT (certified medical transcriptionist), years of formal training in school including courses in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, laboratory and diagnostics, medical language, pathophysiology, pharmaceuticals, and much more. In addition to my degree and certification as a medical language specialist, I’ve authored educational programs for one of the world’s largest online learning institutions, targeting health-related global training for thousands of students obtaining career credentials. We are not claiming to be veterinarians; journalists with a passion for unearthing reality/truth and giving it to our like-minded readers is our commitment.
I returned to college for a triple major as an adult, and my degrees are two Associates in Education and Business Management and my Bachelor of Arts is in English, having graduated Summa Cum Laude.
My home library rivals that of a small veterinary school. Books and lifelong learning are at the core of our existence and helping dogs live happier, healthier lives is our goal and passion. I keep current by attending webinars, seminars, classes, expos, trade shows, industry events, and a book is in the works.
We travel the country and network with pet product experts, veterinarians, pet industry experts, and those in the know as a part of our continuing commitment to growing Fidose of Reality into the one of the ultimate online destinations for all things related to the health and wellness of our dogs.
Watch the video below to learn more about us and to see us in action:
Want to work with us? Send an email to us:
carol (at) fidoseofreality (dot) com