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Christmas Countdown Day 18- Meet the Blogger Blog Hop

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And this post has what to do with Christmas?

I’m sure that’s what’s going through your mind. Maybe you can consider it a Christmas gift from me. You see, I tend to hide behind this blog. Being an introvert, blogging let’s me write and share information and I can be kind of anonymously. You won’t find much about me here and if you looked around the Internet you’d have a hard time finding any pictures of me. That’s my comfort zone.

It’s time to get out of my comfort zone. And I’m starting with this post for the Meet the Blogger Blog Hop.

So allow me to introduce myself-

Hi! I’m Dawn. Owner, pet parent, chief food bowl filler-upper, <insert your favorite pet person descriptor here> to 4 dogs, 6 cats, 4 birds, 2 guinea pigs, 1 ferret and 1 bunny. I know quite a crew, huh?

 

The first part of this Hop was to share a recent picture of ourselves. I tend to avoid the lens, but this is about getting out of my comfort zone so out came the camera to get a picture of me with my pets (I still needed a little of my comfort zone and pets are it.)

 

Trying to get a picture with the critters ended up being a little work.

 

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My dogs were trying to hog the shot. And getting them all to cooperate at the same time just wasn’t happening.

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My cat didn’t want to be part of a group shot. Escape was the only thing on Poughkeepsie’s mind.

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My bird wanted to play with my fingers and not look at the camera. We both decided to go for the disinterested look. It’s works for models.

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Then I found the secret, a nice calm guinea pig. Eurwheeka wins the prize for making me look good.

 

 

Now the getting to know a little about me part-

 

  • What’s your favorite non-animal related movie?

Forrest Gump. I love how he is able to do so much- become a big college football star, meet the president, become a big ping pong player star, etc. I know it’s not reality, but I like to think it’s because he doesn’t stop to think what if. He doesn’t have a fear of failing. He just does. I aspire to be like that, at least just a little bit.

 

  • Who’s your favorite actor?

Tom Hanks. Aside from the fact that he is the start of my favorite movie, I just like him. He comes across as a nice guy who just so happens to have starred in some really great movies. I mean really how many big Oscar winning stars would do this?

 

 

  • What do you wish you were more skilled at?

Using my camera. I wanted a “good” camera with all the buttons so I could learn to take good quality pictures. I’ve had it for 5 years and still just take pictures on auto. Hopefully I can take that digital photographing course I’ve been wanting to take. One of the plusses of this blog hop is I learned how to use my timer and I discovered there is a button to take macro pics. Look out flowers and bugs!

 

  • What’s your favorite holiday? 

It’s not really a holiday per say, but it’s marked on the calendar so I call it-  The First Day of Spring. Once there is a hint that spring is coming I start making almost daily trips around the yard to see what might have started poking it’s head out of the ground. Seeing a plant waking up from winter is as much fun as opening Christmas presents for me.

 

  • What do you like to do in your free time?

Free time? What’s free time? Okay, I do get some. When I’m not working at my job, blogging or sleeping (which some days seems to be all I do), I like to garden, be a little crafty (trying to get more proficient in needle felting right now), spend time to dog sports (hopefully Ricochet will start a scent work class in the new year) and read(although not as much as a like or should).

 

There’s just a little peek at me, not much I know but it’s a start!

 

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

I’m co-hosting the Meet the Blogger Blog Hop with a great group of bloggers- I Still Want More Puppies, Go Pet Friendly, Kol’s Notes,Life With Desmond, No Dog About It Blog, The Daily Dog Blog, My Brown Newfies,CindyLu’s Muse, Bringing Up Bella, Heart Like A Dog, Rescued Insanity, and Peggy’s Pet Place.

 

You can meet these bloggers and others by just clicking on the links in the Blog Hop below. Want to join in? You can find all the blog hop info right here.

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Coming Out From Behind The Blog- Meet The Blogger Blog Hop

I called Malarky’s specialist vet on Friday to confirm her recheck we had for today.  When they went to check they didn’t ask for my name, they asked for Malarky’s. When I worked at the vet clinic and even when I had my grooming shop, it was always the pet we knew. I expect it since pets are the focus not me.

It’s kind of the same with pet bloggers. We write about our pets, we take pictures of our pets. Again not unexpected because our pets are the focus of our blogs (stick with me; there’s a point to all this).

But don’t you want to know more about the person behind the blog? I’ll admit the fact that I can be a little anonymous is something I like about blogging. Yet when I visit other pet bloggers, I’m curious. I  want to know more about the bloggers I follow. Sure we meet once a year at BlogPaws and chat, but talk tends to be more about our pets (because we can never talk too much about our pets) and our blogs(because it’s a blogging conference). So….

After talking to some of my blogging friends, we thought it would be fun to come out from behind our blogs and get to know each other a little better. I’ll be joining in with I Still Want More Puppies, Go Pet Friendly, Kol’s Notes,Life With Desmond, No Dog About It Blog, The Daily Dog Blog, My Brown Newfies,CindyLu’s Muse, Bringing Up Bella, Heart Like A Dog, Rescued Insanity, and Peggy’s Pet Place to co-host the “Meet the Blogger” Blog Hop on December 8th.

And we want to get to know you to.

It’s real easy to join in on December 18th-

1. Don’t worry you won’t have to spill any deep, dark secrets (although if you want to I’m happy to listen). Just pick 5 questions (or more if want to go crazy) to answer in your post.

  • What’s your favorite non-animal related book?
  • What’s your favorite non-animal related movie?
  • What’s your favorite non-animal related food?
  • Who’s your favorite actor?
  • What’s one thing you have to do every day?
  • What makes you feel fabulous?
  • What do you wish you were more skilled at?
  • What’s your favorite holiday?
  • Favorite meal?
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
  • What one word would people who know you use to describe you?
  • If your pets could talk, what one word would THEY use to describe you?
  • What is one thing you’ve done that you’re most proud of?
  • How is your pet most like you?
  • What can your body do for you that makes you most proud?
  • If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?
  • Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy?
  • What’s one thing you could do to be more kind to yourself?
  • What drives you nuts about your pets? What melts your heart?
  • If you didn’t have your current pets, what pets would you choose to have?

 

2. Include a recent picture of yourself in the post. I know. I feel the same way. Trust me if you go looking for my picture online you only find one. I could say it’s because I hate getting my picture taken but I’d rather say it saves me a lot of trouble later on when I run for President to not have any embarrassing pictures of me online. But I’m willing to get out of my comfort zone and risk my future presidency to take one for this hop and future voters can decide on whether if will affect my campaign. So come on, join me in front of the camera lens.

3. Snag a badge from below to place on your blog. (Aren’t they awesome! I want one to wear around in real life.)

3. Then just add your post link to the Linky  below  on December 18th at 12:01am PST, and then go meet your fellow bloggers.

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