Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's Our Blogiversary! (and our first giveaway!)

A year ago I started my blog with this post.  I started the blog because I was feeling very sad and anxious about Tubby's upcoming 10th birthday.   I knew he, and all of my dogs and cats, were getting older.  Feeling like time was rushing past me I wanted to make sure I documented their amazing lives.  I've always loved to write, and figured what better to write about then my favorite subject my dogs:

In the year that has passed I can't imagine how much I've come to enjoy blogging.   I've met dog and cat lovers  from all over the world, people who don't think I'm crazy for sharing birthdays, holidays, and every weekend with my canine and feline companions   

I've had the support of other pet bloggers in sad times, the recent loss of my sweet Dr. Zira, scary times Norbert's Bloat Emergency, and happy times like Ping's appearance in Bark Magazine!   I've shared recipes for dogs and people,  stories about some of history's famous dogs,   book reviews, product reviews, my not very good knitting, and my obsessive love of Harry Potter.   Most importantly I've learned so much from all the other pet blogger out there.

In honor of our Blogiversary we want to say thank you with our first give away, its rather a small give away since we  have some big vet bills.   We are giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to Pugs In the Kitchen.   They make really yummy treats.  We recently sampled their Cheese Pizza Noms and they were delish! and worked great for trick training.

"Hey ma, I'm giving paw give me a treat already!"

  To participate in the drawing for the gift certificate just comment on this post and we will put every ones name in a hat and draw out the winner randomly.  The winner will be announced on March 30, the day after Tubby's eleventh birthday.   The winner will get the gift certificate e-mailed to them and can order a plethora of tasty tidbits!   Sign up below.

We hope to have lots  more fun this year with lots of exciting stuff to share.   Starting with Tubby's upcoming eleventh birthday!   (Plus there is the possibility of a new young addition to the family in the upcoming months!)  


  1. hi guys, happy bogiversary!!! and many more to come. what a lovely post, i know exactly what you mean isnt it wonderful to find people just as obsessed with spending time with there dogs. all my friends and family think im nuts but on here im just normal, its great!!! xxx

  2. Happy Blogiverary!!! WOW ... times flys - ours is next week ... guess we'll have to come up with something special, too!

  3. Happy Blogiversary!! We're so glad you decided to blog and share your stories and recipes as we do love reading them. You're possible young addition sounds exciting!

  4. Happy Blogiversary. Your reasons for starting sound like my own. I didn't want to forget and documenting their path on a blog seemed like a great way to share their story and connect with others.

  5. Just to say we're relatively new readers of this blog and are finding much to enjoy here. But we suggest you leave us out of the Prize draw as we're in Scotland and it would all be too complicated were we to win!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

  6. Well I can say I LOVE your posts. I may not comment on here often but I do read often. Thank you for a year of sharing and a year of caring. Congratulations on your first year.
    Love Noodles and her Mommys

  7. Yay!!! Happy Blogversary!!!! Hope you have many more to come!!

  8. Happy Blogversary you guys! We certainly have enjoyed following your blog. We visit often although we sometimes don't leave a comment, but we still really enjoy it!
    Hope year #2 is awesome. Exciting news coming to you all soon, can't wait.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  9. First, Happy upcoming Birthday to Tubby! Second, Heck yes enter us in the give away. PITK treats are amazing! Third, Did I read that you might get a new addition?? Oh that is very exciting. Keep us up to date on the news. We have very much enjoyed getting to know you pups and are super envious of your great noms and bike rides in the basket.


  10. happy happy blogoversary!
    we love all of you and your blog!
    thank you for always sharing with us!
    a & m

  11. Happy First Blogiversary! A new addition? How exciting!
    Can't wait to see!

  12. Congratulations on an entire year of blogging! And here's to many more! Can't wait to hear about the new addition and Tubby's birthday plans!

  13. happy bloggiversary=) woohoo

  14. Hi Y'all,

    Congrats on y'all's milestone.

    Due to my food allergies, among other allergies, I'm not entering the giveaway, but still wanted to stay congrats!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  15. Congrats to you anniversary! I know how you feel about all the blog friends you make. They are truly WONDERFUL! Finally a place to write about our furfamily where no one will look at you like your crazy....oh boy!

    I'm so happy to have found you happiness and sadness we all are here for you.

  16. Happy Blogiversary! Can't wait to hear about the new addition
    Dachshund Nola

  17. Wishing you a wonderful Blogoversary to you! Here is to another year of great posts! Wee are so lucky to have discovered your blog.

  18. I am one of your newest friends, and I want to say Happy Blogversry!
    It has been an incredible journey hasn't it? And it feels so good to have a circle of friends around us.
    I am so glad to know you in this little time.

  19. Congrats!! How exciting!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipes, we love your blog! We're so lucky to have you as a blogging friend!!

  20. very happish blogaversary
    it is so very wonderful to find people who think just like you do and love their woofies like only we can. we wish you many more anniversaries

    pibble sugars
    the pittie pack

  21. Happy Blogiversary to Urban Hounds! We really enjoy your blog and look forward the daily postings! Keep up the great blog!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  22. Happee Blogaversary!!Hope you got your treat for the purrfect high 5
    Benny & Lily

  23. Come one guys! Where there's food, there's the Bunk. I'm in.

  24. Happy Blogiversary!!!!! Happy Birthday to Tubby. Can't wait to hear about the big day. Hope all your wishes come true.


  25. Happy Blogiversary and Mr Tubby!!! We are so glad we found yall and love following your blog! These treats sounds yummy!

  26. Hey there,
    Figured I'd go ahead and join the giveaway. Happy Blogoversary!!! The time goes so fast doesn't it? We just passed our second Blogoversary in January! We love coming by to see what's doing in your world. Who knows, maybe we could meet some day. We aren't all that far from each other!