One of last weeks fab 4 bloggers, Christine Hibbard (Behind the Behavior) commented: “Sometimes I need a break from all the serious dog blogs that I read so I’m completely and totally addicted to Three Woofs and a Woo.” Well, now I’m totally hooked too on this utterly delightful blog about “a photographer, three border collies …and a woo.” Sheena aka ‘The Food Lady’ (I don’t know why, but I sent her a message asking.) is a professional photographer and her dogs are her subjects for the blog. Not only are the photographs of her dogs stunning, she’s very funny. After checking out one post, I just had to have another. Then another. Like peanuts. I couldn’t stop consuming her gorgeous pictures and witty commentary. (Hmm. Maybe that’s why they call her The Food Lady, because you can’t stop eating her blog.) BTW, I bet you’re wondering what a “woo” is. Right? I’m not tellin’. You gotta go here to find out. Check out 3 Woofs and a Woo on Facebook for more fun.
Kahuna’s K9’s Paws to Rufflect blog has been around since January, 2009. I just discovered it this week when I stumbled upon this satisfying post, “You Mess with Me, You Get Bit!” I want to slip this post under the doors the the Boulder anti-dog posse. No it’s not a real posse, but there is a shrill, self-important Boulder bunch that thinks that the only dogs that should be allowed in public places are those that tolerate rude behavior from others without any complaint whatsoever. The posse doesn’t! Why should dogs? Then I went looking for more and found this: “Ohmmm…” It’s a gem. And this, “Please Don’t Call Me That…“, as in no, I’m not like the dog whisperer. Eryka Kahunanui is a (clicker) dog trainer and most all of her posts offer spot-on tidbits of dog training and management advice written with humor and honesty. You can follow Eryka on Facebook and Twitter and become a fan of Kahuna’s K9’s on Facebook.
Have you ever wondered what’s involved in raising a service puppy? Then Raising Ruby: A Colorado Service Puppy in Training is the blog for you. In fact, it’s a blog for any dog lover. Ruby’s raiser and blogger is a ‘Puppy Raiser’ for Canine Partners of the Rockies. She received Ruby in July 2009 when she was 10 weeks old and she’ll raise and train her until she is about 18 months old, when Ruby will enter Advanced Training. I don’t know how she does it, pouring all that love and devotion and hours-on-end of training into a sweetheart of a dog that she’ll ‘give up’ to be a service dog for a person with a disability. I’m in awe. I don’t think I could do it. Raising Ruby is full of pictures of Ruby in training and the posts are written with loving humor and grace. I especially enjoyed “Raising Ruby’s Raisers.” You can track Ruby’s progress in training classes and excursions to see King Tut. I’ve become attached to Ruby and her people. You can find Ruby on Twitter too.
Of Cows’ Tails and Chew Toys: Straight from the dog’s mouth is written by Ashley from the point of view of Prudence who has one of the cutest mugs I’ve ever seen. I first met Prudence and Ashley last spring when they won the ‘chicken bits’ and ‘bison biscotti‘ in a post-BlogPaws “Be the Change” giveaway hosted by Boulder Dog. Prudence is all about helping other dogs in need, like Ella most recently, and barking the latest in doggie dining such as when she reviewed Honest Kitchen’s new fish-based food, Zeal. She’s also all over the latest summer fun sport for dogs, The Boatyard Dog Trials. Prudence summarizes: Each contestant has to go through the Dockside Obstacle Course, get in and out of an incredibly tippy dinghy with their handler, and perform a “freestyle” routine. There are only three rules: 1. Either the handler or the dog must finished completely soaked (better if both are), 2. Cheating is not only tolerated but encouraged, and 3. There are no other rules. Sounds like great fun–to watch! Oh, and don’t forget to follow Prudence on Twitter.
Time to head off to bed. It’s late Thursday night and Sadie and I had a big day today. It was her 4th birthday and that called for lots of celebrations at all her favorite shops (those would be the ones where the sales people hand out cookies) and visits with her friends.
See you next week!