So, in the spirit of a holiday that is all about gratitude (and FOOD - one of me and Rita's fave things!), we are joining the Share Gratitude hop!
I hope you don't mind if I get a little wordy, while I share a combined list for Rita and me.
The Things We're Most Grateful For
Our familial unit - I hope Rita is as happy with the family she picked as we are with her.
|We love our BunnyRita!|
Food! Especially ice cream - 'nuff said
Friends - Rita is thankful for her best girlfriend, Dakota, and her best little buddy, Reggie.
As for me, I'm so thankful for all my blogging buddies. I've learned so much from y'all! From Peggy at The Writer's Dog who taught me how to host a blog hop, to Jodi from Kol's Notes who showed me how Rafflecopter works, to Sugar & her mom at Sugar the Golden Retriever who showed us how easy it is to watermark our photos, to Ann from My Pawsitively Pets who taught me how to figure out the exact color I wanted for my PicMonkey text, to Elizabeth at Chronicles of Cardigan, who taught me how to add the social networking links to my blog AND how to drop the "blogspot" from my blog title! And so many more!!
Plus I want to give a big MWAH (that's a big air-kiss) to all of you who have reviewed my books and/or posted about them over the last year and a bit! Thank you thank you thank you! You're support is pawesome! So a big thank you to: Felicia from Jones Natural Chews, Jan from Wag N Woof, Peggy again, Jodi from Heart Like a Dog, Elizabeth again, Caren from Dakota's Den, Emma & Joy from My GBGV Life, Molly & her mom from Molly the Wally, Andrea from Rocco's House, Donna from Donna & the Dogs, Roxanne from Champion of My Heart, Denise from Denise's Dog Dish, Sue from Talking Dogs Blog (Rita sends a special shout-out to Jeffie!), and Taryn from A Tail of Two Cardis! And thank you again to Sugar & her mom for creating an awesome video trailer for Rescue Me, Maybe! I hope I don't miss anybody!
While I'm thanking my blogging buddies, I just want to send special shout outs to:
1) Carol at Fidose of Reality for the wonderful review she posted the other day for Rescue Me, Maybe! She writes: "...when Jane Bailey lost both her husband and her dog to cancer, I wondered how many of my heartstrings Bouchard would tug at within me. The answer: All of them, in a very good, uplifting, I so want to go hug my dog and be happy for the life I have kind of way." Isn't that sweet? AND she made this fabulous graphic!
|Thanks to Fidose of Reality for this great graphic!|
2) Sue at Talking Dogs and Dog is Good for the Dog Codependent giveaway that I won!
My prizes included:
A hat - which Rita wasn't super thrilled about modeling, but better her being the model than me!
A car magnet that says "I cannot live without my dog." Yup.
And a cool Dog Codependent mug. (Click to bigify and read the mug. Cute!)
I couldn't possibly name everyone who's blog I enjoy visiting (cuz it's a long list, and I have a terrible memory!), but I want y'all to know how nice it is to be part of the blogging community! We laugh and cry together, and hopefully all learn things from each other. Thanks to all of you who stop by to read the blog!
And... THANK YOU for letting me be wordy on Wednesdays!
A big thank you to Oz the Terrier, Cascadian Nomads, Loved by a Collie and Kitty Cat Chronicles for hosting the Share Gratitude hop, which is open through Sunday, November 30th. Please join in (visit one of the hosts to join)!
And thanks to Blogpaws for hosting Wordless Wednesday!