Maybe because I only decided I was participating at the last minute? Maybe because November has yanked my hair out by the roots? Maybe because I have gotten lazier in my old age?
Regardless, I am tremendously grateful I won’t feel like a criminal if I skip a day of posting. Not that I will. Opening up my laptop every morning is just habit now, almost as natural as my cup of tea. That said, I don’t think I am ready to tackle posting every single day for a whole year. I’ll leave that crazy scheme to Jodi Stone (Congratulations on making it to 365, Jodi!!).
Not that it hasn’t been rah-rah all around these past thirty days. To be sure I love a good challenge! But I feel like I’ve been neglecting my dog in all this NaBloPOMo-ing. Shiva isn’t going to teach herself to fetch that beer, after all!
As a reward for myself, and to you all for supporting me through this arduous journey, I thought it would be nice today to share the wiser words of my fellow (if I can be so bold as to use that word) bloggers:
“I’m starting to realize that at this childless and family-far-far-away period of my life that holidays in their traditional sense make me want to stab my eyes out with toothpicks. One at a time. Very slowly. Maybe even with a dash of tabasco just to really make things fun.” ~ The Accidental Olympian
“How many shelters and rescue groups have statistics regarding how many animals are still in their original home, with contented owners, a year after being adopted? And if they don’t have them, why not?” ~ Fearfuldogs’ Blog
“When the big time vet heard of her stem cell treatment, he was curious and asked who’s done it. Clearly, he was expecting a name of a fellow big shot.” ~ Dawg Business
“Instead of looking at me, he would scout the surroundings for any dogs and locked in on them as a guided missile system. No matter how much I tried training it with Kenzo separately, on a walk together with Viva, Kenzo mistook it for a warning that danger is approaching.” ~ Kenzo the Hovawart
“It’s late, but I couldn’t help but share the wonderful news. Around 5 PM Wednesday night, Lady was found!” ~No Dog About It
“Which is when we discovered the suspension in the car was gone as well. “It’s part of the adventure!” our guide assured us, as our heads tried to dislocate from our cervical bones.” ~ Little Dogs on Long Leashes
“However, since I was worried that you might wrongly think me a materialistic, sterling silver-dripping jewelry snob, I played off my excitement by making apologies and including details about dog poop and toilet bowl water.” ~ The Chronicles of Cardigan
“What these people didn’t know, however, that up until this point, all of my purported knowledge about dogs had come from books. I read voraciously, as I still do, but I had never actually lived with a dog myself.” ~ The Doggerel
Also, before I forget, Two Little Cavaliers is hosting a fantastic holiday event. If you are interested in winning some cold, hard cash, while also supporting animal welfare, I recommend checking it out!
Happy December, everyone!