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Weekend Pet Blogger Hop


[Here I am with my female, on the Nth photo attempt for the Dog Days of Summer Food Drive photo showing that we both were going to delivery the food to Muttville. I do not like car rides so she went without me. Photo by PL]

I'm sort of glad it's the weekend because Friday my female was all kinds of distracted with her morning spent at Muttville, and I admit I got a little jealous because the smells that came home on her pants were telling me she met cute dogs.

Leading up to this new friendship with Muttville, was her being away from me shopping for dog food that wasn't for my food bowl (gasp) and then my having to have my photo taken with it! Harumpff!

But since I do live in the now, the weekend is here and I know I'm getting in some serious cuddle time and play time with my pack.  And I promise to take some time to visit my blogger buddies, like you guys, during the weekend pet blogger hop!  This is one of my favorite ways to meet new buddies and visit with dear ol' friends too! Woohoo!

Friday Friend - Neighborhood Mini-Me


They always say you have a double out there. Well, this could be mine, if I was shorter and they gave me a summer buzz cut.

This cute pooch though was panting like I do in the summer sunshine, even if we have cool fog making its way towards our area of the city.  A sweetie like me (cough cough, I can say that about myself if I truly believe it), this pup deserves a shout out because they were incredible calm and confident when I strutted walked by on my way home.

Influence Positively Questionnaire - Maggie Marton

Maggie and Emmett web Maggie Marton is a freelance writer, editor, and grammar junkie. She lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband and two darling dogs. Visit her online at or

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Perfect happiness to me is spending Saturday morning snuggled in bed with my husband, my dogs, big mugs of coffee, and the newspaper. Bonus points if it's raining or snowing. 

If you could come back as a dog or a cat, which one would it be and why?

A dog with a good person. I'd love to spend my days eating, napping in the sun, playing, getting scratches, then eating and napping again!

If you could have one animal trait what would it be?

I'm so clumsy! I think I'd like to have the balance of a flamingo.

Your proudest achievement so far?

Walking my dog Lucas through any pet store, park, or other crowded place! Adopting a terrified, miserable, emotional wreck of a pup who resorted to aggression every time he feared something - which was actually everything - and helping him to become a friendly, outgoing, playful dog is absolutely my proudest achievement. It's been hard work every single day for the last three years, and we still have improvements to make, but seeing him play with other dogs makes me absolutely burst with pride.

Who are your heroes in real life?

Oprah (is that too obvious?), my dad because he is kind to absolutely everyone, and my husband for working as hard as he does to follow his dreams.