I owe two fabulous bloggers a thank-you! And it's overdue for both of them!
We got some awards!
First up is Groovy Goldendoodles who bestowed the Leibster award on Pooch Smooches a couple of months ago. Thank you, Groovy Goldendoodles!!
Next up is Not Afraid of Color, who gave us the One Lovely Blog award. Thank you, NAoC!
I've received the leibster a few times before and also an award that was pretty similar (only a different name) to the "one lovely blog" so... I'm going to cheat.
I'm usually such a rule-follower, but this time I'm cheating. For the leibster I'm supposed to answer 11 questions posed on the original post that nominated me, and for the other award I'm supposed to tell you random things about myself.
Since I've done that before, I'm just going to tell you random stuff about hot dogs instead.
1. Hot dogs - it's two words, not one.
Hot dogs were on my mind the other day because I mention hot dogs in HOUSE TRAINED, my novel that's coming out in October. (The main character uses bits of cut up hot dogs to train her dog - and the toddler that comes to live with them.) Only I was spelling it "hotdogs" in the manuscript. It wasn't until it got to the third (and final) round of editing that the proofreader corrected it to "hot dogs."
I had no idea! Doesn't one word make more sense? I mean, to me, "hotdogs" are what you use to train your dog; "hot dogs" are dogs that are hot from playing.
2. These are what I would call "hot dogs":
3. Do you know the first words Mickey Mouse ever spoke on screen?
You guessed it - "Hot dogs! Hot dogs!"
I just happened to learn this on the radio the other day, because it was the 86th anniversary of the first words Mickey spoke. Everybody knows Steamboat Willie was his first cartoon - but he only whistles in that one. It wasn't until The Karnival Kid that he spoke, and he was selling hot dogs.
4. I used to use hot dogs for training Rita, but we switched to cheese.
The hot dogs were just too slimy. (For me, I mean. Not for Rita. Rita loved them, slime and all. She loves the cheese just as much though.)
So, there you have it. Four random things about hot dogs.
I'm also supposed to nominate other blogs, but I'm always shy about that, so I'm breaking that rule too!
So instead of nominating other blogs, I'll just encourage you to check out Groovy Goldendoodles and Not Afraid of Color! Both are great blogs and, of course, there are cute dogs! Groovy Goldendoodles has the adorable Harley and Jax, while Not Afraid of Color has the fabulous Cole and his mom makes the neatest quilts!
Thanks for letting me be mischievous and break the rules!
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!