The venerable Dr. V. of Pawcurious is hosting a blog hop today that features our favourite posts from 2010. You know how I feel about contrived top ten lists but I thought it would be fun to participate nonetheless. Naturally, the rule-follower I am, I am going to have to put my own shake on things.
First, here are the five posts I had the most fun writing. Because that’s what I’m all about: having a good time.
I have heard more suggestions since writing this post that I could include now. The funniest being a Beagle. Really?
I don’t do this enough, even mentally. I don’t think enough about everything we have accomplished because I am too pre-occupied with all the things we have yet to do. (Dang weave poles!) Back in our first obedience class, I remember staring in wonder as the trainer got her dog to jump in the air to nose-touch her hand. The PH and I were both floored. I never thought I’d be able to get Shiva to do something so cool. And now… That trick seems so mundane. It’s kind of crazy.
Speaking of cool tricks… I was so proud when we nailed this. She does it on a verbal cue alone now. Yay!
I haven’t seen this little girl since but I think about her every time we visit that park.
This was obviously more fun to do than it was to write about. But it was a big moment for all of us.
Okay, now it is time for my favourite part. Here now are five posts I have enjoyed reading in 2010 – in no particular order, and in no way is this list complete, I just had to stick to a specific number otherwise this post would be way too long and I’d be here till New Year’s 2011 (kind of like this run-on sentence):
I love this idea for a blog series, so much that I kind of wish I had thought of it myself. This one is my favourite so far as it aligns so closely with the way I have tried to think lately. The mantra “we are all doing the best we can” really stuck with me.
I don’t often laugh out loud when reading at work, but I did this time. In fact, I just laughed now and disturbed Shiva’s mid-morning nap.
This post really resonated with me. Perhaps because physical appearance has always been a sensitive topic. It’s good. You should read it.
So true, so heartfelt, from someone I think is awesome at telling it like it is.
I am pretty sure everyone has already read this because it is such a lovely illustration of a dog’s altruism. I had a hard time choosing between this one and I’ll Run At Your Side but went with Kenzo because his post made me smile instead of sob. (You will definitely ugly cry if you read the other link. Only click if you are alone. Trust me.)
That was a LOT harder than I expected. I am leaving so many posts out! Five is much too small of a number. If you are not included but I have commented on your site, know that you are a favourite. And if I have not commented on your site, you are probably also a favourite, I am just to shy to say anything yet.
To ease my guilt I am going to go read some of the posts other people have listed on the blog hop. And eat chocolate.