Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks


This is a post and photo some of you will see twice, more or less, because it's the gist of what I wrote on Expat Traveler's blog on Monday. While she and hubby are on vacation this week, she invited me to be a guest writer.

I wrote, "Okay, I'm an old dog trying a new trick but I'm a new dog in the blogger world and this is my first time to do what's surely an old trick for the rest of you: writing a guest blog." That's where the title comes in.



When Expat invited me to be a guest on her blog, my immediate reaction was to be very honored. Then I panicked! First of all, I'd never done it before. Secondly, our fried DSL circuit is in the process of being replaced and, in the meantime, while we're on dial-up, I thought that would be my good excuse to get out of doing something new.

Curiosity kills dogs, too, you know (me, not Shadow!), so I did it. And I actually learned something new! I knew Expat loves animals and would be smitten with this one. He's just now turning 2 and is still a pup at heart. Donica's mom bought him for Lee, her husband, but as things like this often happen, he (the dog) follows her around much more than Lee. Must be all her good cooking!

Anyway, here's to never being too old to try something new! Besides, this photo of Shadow is just too cute to be "wasted" only on someone else's blog. Little by little, every time I see him, he steals a bit more of my heart and I want YOU to meet him (if you haven't already).

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nicholas. Today he's S-I-X (while Shadow turns t-w-o)! And his favorite color is still blue, even though he'll sometimes say red, because it's his mom's fav (isn't that sweet for a Cancer home-boy!).

16 comments:

  1. Please give Nicholas a big birthday hug from us!

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  2. Happy Birthday, sweet Nicholas! (And Shadow too!)

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  3. Happy Birthday, Nicholas!! Are you still playing with your nerf gun and target?

    Happy Birthday, beautiful Shadow!

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  4. Mrs. M/Shari: Absolutely!

    Christina: Awww. Thanks.

    Ruth: Amy will have to answer your nerf gun question. I would assume so! Nicholas would love Shadow and vice versa!

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  5. Happy Bithday Nicholas and Shadow! They're both so adorable!

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  6. Ruth, Nicholas is definitely still playing with the nerf gun and I know he cherishes the fact it came from you and Uncle Don! :-)

    Today Nicholas celebrates six years of being one of the most loved little boys on the planet, thanks to EVERYONE who is a part of his life -- Mom, you're at the top of that list! :-)

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  7. GINNIE,
    IT REALLY IS A GREAT PIC OF SHADOW... PLS SEND IT TO ME IN AN EMAIL....

    GOOD PIC'S OF NICHOLAS.... REALLY HARD TO BELIEVE HE IS 6 ALREADY..., BY THE WAY, TOMORROW HE WILL BE 14. OR IS THAT JUST OLD AGE TALKING!!!

    LOVE
    MOM

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  8. I actually thought of that, Mom--that he really is 14 in dog years! And yes, I'll send you the pic in an e-mail :) He's so adorable!!

    And thanks for leaving a comment!!!

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    CS: :) :)

    Amy: Awww. To be at the top of that list is one of those "priceless" honors. For sure! Thanks for saying that.

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  10. Happy birtday to both Nicholas and Shadow!

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  11. ah - tell Nicholas happy belated 6 years!!!

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  12. Again with my belated birthday wishes - I hope Nicholas had a great day!! And what a beautiful dog! That is a lovely photo and Shadow looks like a sweetie :)

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  13. Thanks, DW. You know what I say about being late on birthdays: it just extends the celebration!

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