Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sharing Time

It's sharing time!

OK...truth be told, it's solicitation time.  Before I opened up NoPo Paws, I had tons of time to search the interwebs, click through on every thoughtful comment on the blogs I was following to find more blogs.  Nowadays, it's hard enough to find the time to make a thoughtful comment (you don't even want to know how many times I re-read a post, all the comments and my own draft comment before hitting that comment button), let alone find new blogs.  So...here is a list of five of my favorite blogs.  Choosing just 5 was super hard so I went the route of selecting 5 which I enjoy for different reasons.  I would super appreciate it if you'd let me know some of your favorite blogs in the comments so I can take the lazy woman route of finding awesome new blogs to follow.


Two Pitties in the City:  A & E do a wonderful job of highlighting living in a big city like Chicago with 2 big dogs.  Plus they take awesome pictures, have diverse and thoughtful posts, and Mr B and Miss M are the most adorable sibling Pitties on the interwebs.

Love and a Six Foot Leash:  Aleksandra does an amazing job showcasing the beauty and spirit of their bully breed fosters.  When I read her blog, I lament my subpar photography skills and my somewhat scattered and not quite so eloquent writing style.  Love and a Six Foot Leash is an inspiration in terms of foster & rescue, writing and photography!

Rescued Insanity:  Kristine's honesty always makes me realize I am not alone when I struggle with myself and with my dogs.  I envy her ability to put it all out there and I appreciate that she's doing so 'cause it makes me feel better when I'm not feeling so perfect, which is pretty much all the time! 

Wootube:  The Food Lady is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!   I must admit that this is the only blog on this list of which I am truly just a stalker and have never commented on a post.  I am way too busy laughing after reading her posts to add any comment of value.  Plus we met a couple who had adopted one of her previous fosters this summer and bonded over her blog.  I love it when real world and internet world collide!

Of Pitbulls and Patience:  Skye has the best pittie smile in the history of all pittie smiles.  And Parker is a saint for putting up with her crazy antics.

What do I enjoy about these and the other blogs I follow (that I felt super bad about not putting in this post)?  I love hearing about other people's dogs, the issues they face and the solutions they come up with.  I love hearing about others' experiences with animal rescue, fostering and advocacy.  I enjoy being part of a supportive community and know when I have an issue or request (like turning me on to some new blogs, hint, hint) that the people I've connected with online will come through.  :)

Thanks for being awesome, guys!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the kind shout-out! It was very nice of you to think of me.

    Like you, I read so many blogs that I can't always take the time to comment. I do my best but it doesn't always happen. If it were up to me, I'd do this for a living!

    Some of my favourites are:

    Kahuna's K9's: http://www.kahunask9s.com/category/blog/

    Something Wagging This Way Comes
    http://somethingwagging.com

    No Dog About It
    http://nodogaboutit.wordpress.com/

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  2. @Kristine

    Thanks, Kristine! I will definitely check these blogs out.

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  3. Wow- thanks!!! Skye is smiling as I type this... I'm not sure she ever stops! Your other favorites are also on the top of my blog list too. Woo Tube especially cracks me up every time.

    Another favorite of mine is Two Grad Students and a Pittie (http://twogradstudentsandapittie.blogspot.com/) because they have lots of practical advice, and Havi is so photogenic!

    Thanks again for liking us!

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