Thursday, January 6, 2011

Featured Blogs

To Other Blog Owners:

I have always enjoyed reading blogs on my lunch hour, but several months ago a new security feature at work caused my work computer to block all blogs - even before and after work hours!  I can still read them through Google Reader currently, but I'm unable to leave comments.  This makes me sad since those of you with blogs deserve to know how much I enjoy your blogs.  So I found myself left with a few options.  First is to read the blogs from my home computer where I can leave comments.  This doesn't work well since I am usually too busy chasing after Ziggy doing foster-related tasks at home.  Second was to find another way to let you know how much I enjoy your blogs.  So I developed a Featured Blog listing.  I will pick five blogs each month to feature on my blog.  I will do one post each month to share why I chose those blogs, and then the links to the blogs with the most recent post information will stay at the top of my blog all month long. Featured blog owners will also receive a badge showing they've been selected as a Featured Blog.  I hope those of you with blogs will forgive me for not commenting more often!  Please check out these featured blogs for the month of January, listed here in alphabetical order:

Daily Dose of Jack - Jack and his person (Tall Guy) always make me smile.  They are very funny - a perfect pick-me-up for a work day!

Frankly Speaking - Frankie, the Mayor of Blogville, is one of the nicest doggies I've met.  He put on his Christmas list to Santa that he wanted Santa to find Ziggy a real forever home.  I don't even think 87 gazillion thank yous could really show how much I appreciate that! 

Mayzie's Dog Blog - Mayzie's blog is always the first blog I read.  She is a Most Wonderful dog and has the best, most positive attitude anywhere!  I'm considering painting Ziggy with brindle stripes and trying to sneak over to Mayzie's house and trade doggies.  Do you think anyone would notice?

Stumpy's Daily Dose o' Dirtville - Stumpy's blog is one of the most recent blogs I've started reading.  Stumpy has a pretty amazing life in Dirtville, quite different from my life in the suburbs.  I love reading about Stumpy's life. 

Tucker - When I first started blogging, I deliberately went looking for a blog about a Harlequin Great Dane like Remi.  Then I found Tucker and I've been a big fan ever since.  Tucker and Remi are a lot alike, and I think if Remi got his own blog it would look like Tucker's blog.  Except Remi complains a lot more than Tucker does.  So maybe it's good that I just stick with reading Tucker's blog instead. 

Stay tuned next month for more featured blogs!


Kari in WeHo said...

We are also fans of a lot of those blogs!


brooke said...

This is great! Love the blogs you chose. I've never visited Stumpy so Im excited to meet him!

Mango said...

Yup, some blogs are blocked at momma's work place too and so she tags them in her google reader to read at home. But she is not so busy chasing ME around. Hehehe.


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Aw, thanks DFG! Darn those workplaces and their darn rules, huh? Sheesh! If you want me to write a letter of complaint, I'd be happy to do so!
Hey! Ziggy is doing his part, keeping you young!

Thanks for the link love!

Wag those tails!
Stumpy and her bean

JackDaddy said...

What a very kind thing for you to do! Jack says thank you very very much!

(The tall guy says thank you too!)

kissa-bull said...

we absolutely love all the bloggys you picked thish month they are all fantastical woggies and some of our favorites as well.

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry to hear about your computer being blocked at work! :(

Having said that, we think your featured blogger idea is great. We'll have to go check out those blogs soon!

Frankie Furter said...

I am very much sorry that you can not make the comments thingy work at work beclaws you ALWAYS leave such super nice ones.
I can't believe that you chose ME to feature. That is so very much kind and considerate of you.
I know the others and they are grrrrreat. Gosh I don't beging to compare to them. BLUSH
Thank you fur putting me in such grrrreat company.

Two Pitties in the City said...

This is so nice of you. We do know how busy you are doing the foster work, so we hope you don't feel pressured to take time away from that. Though you always have the funniest things to say.

Anonymous said...

Awwww...thanks for saying such nice things about me! And I luvs all the other bloggies you picked, too. They're all just super wonderful!

Now, as far as trading me out for Ziggy, I'm pretty sure that mom would notice something wasn't right the first time Ziggy-Mayzie reduced one of our chairs to sawdust. Which I'm guessing would only take about 87 seconds.

Wiggles & Wags,

Tucker said...

Wow, I Honored to be a featured blog! Don't worry about the comment thing, I'm not so good about commenting often myself. I guess I better start posting now... I've been slacking in the new year.

woof - Tucker