Sunday, July 25, 2010

100th Post and Very Belated Award Post

Well, this milestone kind of snuck up on me, I'll tell you. Here it is, my 100th post and I had nothing. Nothing special planned at all. Due to my blogging assistant's injury - which is finally healing - we don't even have new photos. I had to use one from a month or so ago so you'd remember who I am. Another thing that almost got by me was that Road Dog Tales gave me a Versatile Blogger award a while ago and I am terribly late acknowledging that here.

Thank you so very much for thinking of me and I'm sorry for the tardiness. As many of you know, the rules that accompany the Versatile Blogger award include listing 7 things about oneself.  I thought let's put that together with my 100th post, mix well, bend the rules and post a list of things I've learned about being a blogging dog. So that's what I'm doing here, right now.

  1. Big Welcome Licks: The pet blogiverse is incredibly welcoming to newcomers.  In my first post I cited two early inspirations. One was Hero and the other was Wimsey. Both came right over to say, "Hi" and Hero has become a very special blogging furiend ever since. Soon after that, yet another VIP (Very Impawtent Pei) Bolo posted about my blog and sent more new furiends over and pretty soon we were right in the middle of the pack! It was just a warm, wonderful beginning!
  2.  Does Good and Promotes Animal Rescue: Some blogging pets are from rescue and some are from breeders.It doesn't matter where we came from. We're all for saving our fellow animals from homelessness, abuse, BSL and other horrors. Many blog posts raise awareness of particular situations.There are often contests or other promotions to benefit our less fortunate brothers in fur - or scales, or feathers for that matter. And sometimes we can come together in a concerted effort to make a difference to one furiend in pawticular, as in the case of Shelby. Lots of furiends are trying to help Mona's Mommy and the Pittie Pack help her. It's not all fun and games, pawple. We can be rather serious when it's necessary.
  3. Pet/Human Project: Blogging turns out to be a project we do together with our humans, just like training. Those are always good. If they're going to help us blog they have to pay close attention to everything we're doing, thinking, feeling. Not that they didn't before, but blogging doesn't hurt, does it? And who's to say that knowing something will make a great blog post doesn't tip the balance when they're deciding if they should take us along or leave us home? Plus, I've developed my skills as a model. Where I used to be annoyed by the flashy beast, now I pose for it. I figured out that whatever it is, it's all about me, Lola! Well, now I guess it's about Franklin, too. And sometimes the kitties. But it's still a good, not bad, thing.
  4.  Good Training: For the humans, that is. From advice about problems we may be having to news about the newest product out there that we might enjoy, our humans have access to a huge number of knowledgeable and informed pet pawple. That can only help them take care of us even better than ever.
  5.  Few Aggression Issues: You have to figure with all these pet bloggers from all over the country and the world, there must quite a few humans who would have different views on a lot of things. And yet, we pretty much all get along and learn about each other as individuals, which makes all the difference. We're thinking that if everyone in charge of the country and the world was required to bring a pet everywhere and if everyone at super impawtent meetings sat down and talked about their pets before getting into issues there might be a better chance at reaching understandings. What do you think?
  6. Oh, the Places We Go!: The only real way to learn about far away places is from pets who live there, don't you agree? From the steeples of Raleigh, NC to the jungles of Maylasia, we learn about the world. We get to join our furiends on their walks in India, Mexico and Chicago and travel to Airstream festivals, which we never even knew about before, and out west where the buffalo roam (and our cuzzin coyotes, too). We go to Collie-rado and Central Park and all over our  NYC. We have time traveled in Canada. Almost every morning we get to visit a village in rural France and we got mail (and pressies) from Singapore! And there is so much more than we can put down here. Our horizons have been way broadened by our furiends all over this country and the world.
  7. Support System: It's a fact that bad things happen sometimes. We get hurt and we get sick and someday each of us will cross the Rainbow Bridge, which is such a sad time for our humans. There is nothing like having furiends and human friends who really, really care.  You know when we send or receive healing vibes we're not just being  polite. We really care about each other and we really feel it one of us is sick or hurt. Whatever the outcome, we'll be here to provide as much support and encouragement as we can during those times and celebrate when things turn out just fine. To that end, we want to dedicate this 100th post to one of our newer furiends, Miss Molly-Pops, who is very sick and in the hospital right now. She and her Mom are never far from our thoughts while they go through this ordeal.

We want to thank you all for coming to visit and teaching me, Lola, all about what it is to be a blogging dog and why that's such a wonderful thing to be.


    May you have 87 100 more.

  2. Oh, Lola! Congratulations on your 100th postie! I'm so glad you and Blog Mom decided to starts your bloggie so we could become BFF's! All the things you said abouts blogging is SO very much true! And it's something that neither me or my mom expected when we typed up our first postie. We're always touched by the kindness of the peoples and pets we've gotten to know from around the world.

    And we think you're absolutely RIGHT! Peoples should most definitely bring their pets to big world meetings. How could anybuddy get TOO upset with each other with a Lola or a Mayzie nearby? (Um, we'll just leave Puddles out of this pawticular scenario, 'kay?)

    Wiggles & Wags & YAY for you, my furend!


  3. Lola,

    Congratulations on your 100th post! You is a very good furiend and what you said today was wonderfuls and so true!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  4. CONGRATULATIONS Lola Dearest!
    That was a lovely 100th post. And Thankies for including us in your special post today.
    You are so right. It is not all fun and games all the time. We are so proud to be a part of this Pawonderful Doggie Bloggie Land which is doing so much for everyone...literally helping each other and also ourselves in the process.we really feel our bonds with mummy have been further reinforced since we started blogging. in fact we have found a very different connection.
    and you are so right in your point num 5. Eventually everyone would 'wag their tails' for sure!
    We love you and cherish your friendship.and now of course Franklin-Brookstr's too!
    gin n Bud

  5. Congrats on your 100th post! I look forward to the next million!

  6. Hi Lola congrats from me to, that's a lot of posties. I'v gotter tell yea, I met a shar pei on me hoildays, mom tuck a piccie, but she was on the other side of the railway line, its ok dad was looking after me. It will be in one of me Holiday posts, when I get around to doing them!
    See Yea George xxx

  7. Lola!
    Congratulations on your 100th Post!
    And this one to celebrate your milestone is pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs

  8. Oh Lola, dat was just a spectacular post...oh wait...congrats on your 100 posts...okays, I nevers imagines da furiendships I would be grateful enough to experience withs dis bloogiing. I haves been so fortunate to meets some of da most wonderful furiends. Even thorough da heartaches when we experience a loss...we all ban togethers and has been an amazing thing.


  9. That is so awesome, congratulations on reaching the 100 mark :)

  10. Happy 100th post! Isn't blog land grand? Yuh, momma especially likes it when she gets to meet actual human persons in person through blogging. They are all nutty dog people who get along great. And of course the power of the paw is awesome.


  11. What a great way to celebrate your 100th post! You put it so nicely; there are so many great reasons the dog community writes blogs. It's great to be among so many supportive people, and I am learning so much!

  12. Happy Hundred Posts! May you have many many hundreds more!

    That was a great post too. What a great combo!

    Nose kisses! Bolo

  13. Lola. This is a wonderful post!
    We love the blogger world because they are filled with lots of different cultures and exciting, and most of all kind people!

  14. Oh Lola, I couldn't agree more! I have only been blogging for a few months, but feel so fortunate to be part of such a wonderful and supportive environment.

    Congratulations on your 100th post!! Here's to 100 more.

    Your pal, Pip

  15. miss lola!
    gratsers on your 100th post!! me and asa and mama are so glad that you are part of the pet bloggie world. :)
    we really liked your post today. you totally pointed out all the most super cool thingies about blogging and the blogging community!
    the booker man

  16. Congratulations on your one hundredth post! What a grand achievement! Not only that, but you've gained some incredible wisdom along the way and you're gracious enough to share it with us! We're thankful to call you a friend!


  17. 100th already?? Congrats !! We love the 7 things you learnt from the blog society.. We just want to say, we totally agree with you !!!

    Lola, you have been a wonderful friend from the very beginning and I hope we can stay that way forever !

    Looking forward to the next zillion posts..


  18. You are one of my faves - so I was thrilled to see you hit the big number! Just keep on blogging and we'll see what the next 100 bring! :)

  19. I just want to add that the pet blogiverse potpourri has become more flavorful the day you, Lola, became a blogging dog... and you're such a special furiend to me... Happy 100th Posting! and many more to come, Ms Lola.

    Licks, hero

  20. Lola....PLEASE tell your assistant...never to plan anything BECAUSE she does EXCELLENT posts w/o any advance planning. WHAT A FANTASTIC 100th post.
    Very well written and great points made....Mom and I are so glad we found you and your family.
    Happy 100 and as many hugs coming your way,
    Madi and Mom

  21. Lola - What a fabulous 100th post! You truly ARE a versatile blogger! Loved your list!
    Cheers and congrats on your 100th! Looking forward to many more posts from you, Lola.
    The Road Dogs

  22. Congrats on your 100th post!
    Pawsome post! You wrote very well about being a blogging dog.

  23. I could not NOT leave a comment on THIS post!!! Congratulations, Lola and whatever his name is (plus he didn't do all those posts, but you did). What a milestone! Seriously, my hundredth post meant the world to me. I know you have gotten the reception I did in the animal blogdom, and that's what I'm referring to. Keep up the good work and they shall come...
    Congrats again!

  24. Congratulations on # 100. I can hardly believe that I'm soon to reach #500 on my blog.

    This is one of the best posts I've ever read. I agree with it so much.
    Sue and the Portie Pack


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