TWO important messages from TinkerToy
Thursday, February 23, 2017 58 Comments
Spotlight STAR-dom arrives!
as Dog Appreciation & Awareness Days slide right by
Guest blogger: TinkerToy
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
TinkerToy here again (and remember, only Mom calls me that to my face).
You can even read a sneak preview below, just as soon as I make you aware of something that might be even more important.
#2 – I’m worried that Mom might be losing her marbles!
I really don’t care much if nobody remembers that February is National Pet Dental Health Month. I mean, I don’t think many of my bloggin’ buds want to get their teeth brushed more often anyway.
But I do think it’s pretty darned important to know that
February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, don’t you?
I think even Mom agrees, but is it on her calendar anywhere this month? No it is not.
AND – ahem! – National Love Your Pet Day was this past Monday, February 20 – an important day for ALL of us. I sure don’t remember getting a bunch of extra cuddles and treats at the beginning of this week, do you guys?
And TODAY is February 23,
and I’ll bet nobody knows what that means.
It’s National Dog Biscuit Day!
(no kidding – Google it)
How is everybody supposed to remember to stock up
if Mom can’t remember to list it in that calendar?
Even if it’s too late to go buy some, there are online videos showing two-legses everywhere how to cook the kind you make at home. But has Mom set FOOT ONE in that kitchen all day? No she has not!
I don’t think she even knows what day it is.
Do what she says, not what she does
She constantly checks those Mental Health Awareness calendars to keep her on track (no worries there, she never had a sense of time, my Mom) – but how is she going to remember these really important days if she doesn’t even put them in her calendars?
What could be better for mental health than a happy little dog by your side? (OR cat or pig or rabbit and all – but it IS National Dog Biscuit Day, ya’ know).
I don’t know about you, but snacks make me a pretty happy little dog. And as long as she’s forkin’ ’em over, I’m gonna’ be RIGHT by her side.
And guess what else she didn’t remember to list?
- World Whale Day – February 18
- International Polar Bear Day – February 27
- National Invasive Species Awareness Week – February 27-March 3
So add your voice to mine, and tell her she needs HELP!
Don’t forget that you can always check out the sidebar
for a reminder of how links work on this site, they’re subtle ==>
And NOW about my turn in the Spotlight . . .
But before we move on to the sneak preview, I want to remind all the blogging dogs (and cats, pigs, parrots, bunnies, hamsters – or any other animals in the kingdom) to leave me a link to one of your posts down there in the comments section.
I need to always include some Related Content if I’m going to follow Mom’s format. Again, you two-legses can leave a comment for her so she doesn’t feel like I’m trying to take over here.
And go see who came to MY PARTY if you wanna’ meet a whole bunch more fur-faced bloggers. In case you missed it, it’s still not to late to drop by and leave a calling card. (Mom insists we go by ADD rules here on our Evergreen blog, so comments never close).
If you are a blogging 4-legs like Bacon, looking for the rest of us, check ’em out! (or a parrot or other kind of bird – kingdom-diversity always welcome on THIS blog!)
In my upcoming posts, I’ll keep perusing the guest list for links to fluff up my Related Content section, so run on over and make sure you’re on that list.
BY THE WAY: Mom wants me to remind all the two-legses that she can’t announce the actual start date of the new session of Group Coaching until she has an actual GROUP-ful. So if a few of you guys who said you wanted to do it are waiting for a special invitation, consider this IT! Sign up HERE (so she can use the money to buy treats for a small dog who deserves them).
And . . . back to ME!
I had to answer the basic questions before we got to the good stuff: like my name, how old I am, where I live, and where I blog (which you know already, obviously).
The next five questions were a lot more fun to answer:
- What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?
- What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?
- What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?
- Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?
- What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?
Aren’t you just dying of curiosity? You can even see a few pictures of what I actually look like (but Mom took most of them, so don’t expect too much – ADD Poster Girl and all).
Click HERE to jump over to the Spotlight to read my interview. And be SURE to take a minute to say hi when you get there, okay? I’ll be checkin’ in all day (just as soon as Mom wakes up and lets me down off the bed. of course ::sigh::).
You might want to click around to see what else is there – after you’ve read all about ME, of course. It’s a GREAT blog for four-legses and all our anipals. There’s a whole big family of of different kinds of us living together in a hotel! It’s a really cool blog to follow, and there’s even an advice column, just for us: Dear Bacon.
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You might also be interested in some of the following articles
available right now – on this site and elsewhere.
For links in context: run your cursor over the article above and the dark grey links will turn dark red;
(subtle, so they don’t pull focus while you read, but you can find them to click when you’re ready for them)
— and check out the links to other Related Content in each of the articles themselves —
- Brain-based Coaching with Madelyn Griffith-Haynie
- Group Coaching Information LinkList
- Private Coaching Formats & Fees
A FEW more links from my PARTY guests!
(still more to come! Go say hi, and be sure to tell them Tink sent you.)
- Samantha writes acceptance speech for PuppyDoc’s awards
- Danny and the Three Monsters
- A Ray Anniversary
- An interview with the Hamsta’ Dudes
- Guest Post Thursday: Amanda Panda
- Sylvester Demonstrates Various Cat Yoga Poses
- YOUR link could go here
- or here
BY THE WAY: Since ADDandSoMuchMore.com is an Evergreen site, Mom revisits her content periodically to update links — when you link back, like, follow or comment, you STAY on the page. When you do not, she tells me you run a high risk of getting replaced by a site with a more generous come-from.