One of the best things – perhaps the only good thing – about minus thirty-three windchill is never worrying about running into other dogs while walking off leash in the forest. Unfortunately, it is so cold my dog’s whiskers formed icicles. There is probably a good reason we were the only ones out there this morning. I think my neighbours must know something I don’t.
While I attempt to thaw out my brain, which I confess would still be half-asleep if it wasn’t for the frigid wake up, I am going to share some of my favourite posts of the last week. Trust me. They are far better than anything I am capable of writing this morning.
Let’s start with something funny and heart-warming. A.G. Out Loud shared a hilariously cute dog adoption commercial. I’ve watched it six or seven times and it still gives me fuzzy feelings.
Mighty Girl told the world how she would choose to spend the ten extra bucks in her pocket. It’s an awesome idea for a list. I think we all could come up with a great use for spare cash.
There is also some hope for animals in Europe, as reported by Kenzo the Hovawart, in “Europe No-Kill by 2016”. If Europe is successful at implementing such legislation for so many countries, it is a definite possibility for other parts of the world as well. What a fantastic goal!
Karen over at Doggie Stylish was kind enough to share her secrets for getting more traffic to her blog. Apparently I need to suck it up and get a Facebook page if I ever want to score me some free dog toys. *sigh* Maybe tomorrow.
This one is a whole blog I recently discovered after watching the news. Vancouverite Darren Barefoot has vowed to only use Canadian products and invest only in Canadian companies for a whole year. He started the blog One Year, One Canadian to record his progress. It is a lot harder than it sounds and already he has had to make justifications when it comes to his electronic purchases. An interesting venture, to be sure.
One can read an insightful interview with Debbie Jacobs from Fearfuldogs’ Blog on No Dog About It. Both blogs are excellent and contain a lot of information on working with fearful dogs. I wish I had known posts like this from Ms. Jacobs existed two years ago.
Naturally, no link list is complete without observations from Brené Brown, one of my online heroes. Her post on “Contributions, Criticisms, and Courage” urges us to think before we speak, and contribute before we criticize.
Since I am not sure how to end this post but I need to get up and move around before my feet completely freeze, here is a sign I have thought of submitting to the “Blog” of “Unnecessary “Quotation Marks. It is posted on a neighbour’s back fence and makes me shake my head every time I see it.