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"You have to check in with my bloggy friends, Mommy!"

“You have to check in with my bloggy friends, Mommy!”

 

I want to write a celebration of all of the blogs I read each week. I’ve not only learned a lot, I’ve become a part of a community of real people who influence each other to be better, happier, kinder, more open and more in love with life. Every blog has its own strengths: some are full of information and advice, some are full of compassion, or humor, or recipes. Some people add photography or artwork, cartoons or videos or animation.

"Tell me the story about the doggy who likes to swim in the mud. And then the one about the piggy who watches TV, and then..."

“Tell me the story about the doggy who likes to swim in the mud. And then the one about the piggy who watches TV, and then…”

I’m afraid to do a list of dog blogs and leave people out of it, but I want to tell you how much I appreciate this blogging community and how much I’ve gotten from reading what you write. Without your influence I would never have felt ready to adopt Butterfly, or felt capable of managing her diabetes. I’m grateful for all of the validation you’ve given me that writing about dogs is a worthwhile endeavor. I love that these are real dogs acting like dogs: destroying stuffed animals, trying to steal treats, breaking through fences, napping in the sun, and playing with their friends.

I would recommend that anyone who is low on dog vitamins and high on stress, type “dogs” or “pets” into the search bar of your reader and just spend half an hour soaking up the joy.

Dogs are my organizing factor; they are the scaffolding I can hang ideas on to make things make sense. Dogs allow me to listen with compassion to ideas that might otherwise seem too foreign. I’ve noticed that I will read all kinds of posts from someone that I know loves dogs, even if nine out of ten of their posts are about something else entirely. I read about Australian politics, and gardening tips, and running and travel and cooking, all because I found a picture of a dog on that blog one day, or a cat, or a horse, or a pig. I trust that someone who loves animals has something interesting to say about other parts of their lives.

"Thank you!"

“Thank you!”

I’m going to attempt a comprehensive list here, but there are so many good dog blogs and I know I will miss too many. Please add links in the comments section to dog blogs you like. I hope I’m doing the links right.

 

 

1stworlddog.wordpress.com

27thstreet.wordpress.com

adogwalk.wordpress.com

andrewjoyce.wordpress.com (Danny the dog)

anelemc.com

angelsbark.wordpress.com

Animalcouriers.wordpress.com

araneaus1.wordpress.com (Understanding Your Dog)

baggybulldogs.wordpress.com

Bertieandme.wordpress.com

birdbrainsanddogtales.wordpress.com

bjtaylorblog.wordpress.com

blessinganimalcompanions.wordpress.com

Bongodogblog.com

bownessbedandbreakfast.wordpress.com

c3900s.wordpress.com (Love your dog)

catsatthebar.org

cdogco.com (c-dog & company)

cindyknoke.com

codemanbc.com

Dackelsociety.com

dailysawyer.wordpress.com

dayinthelifeoftaz.wordpress.com

dearflash.wordpress.com

dexterthedogwhoblogs.com

dinz1234.wordpress.com (fozziemum)

Diplomaticdog.wordpress.com

Dogdaz.wordpress.com

dogsmakeeverythingbetter.wordpress.com

Dontdoubtthedog.com

doodlemum.com

Doxiepug.wordpress.com

drradhavasan.wordpress.com (dogs and humans)

Edgar62.wordpress.com

Farfetchedfriends.wordpress.com

gnawingthebone.wordpress.com

gretchensite.wordpress.com

hookershorde.wordpress.com

houseoffarts.wordpress.com

iloveschnauzers.wordpress.com

Jaspersdoggyworld.wordpress.com

joystail.com

kathrynprimmdvm.wordpress.com

Kokosdogblog.com

Kragenhai.wordpress.com

Kristinastanley.net

Kylascott.com

lolapug.com

lukesadventures.wordpress.com

Maggiemaepup.wordpress.com

Maggiesblog0019.wordpress.com

magscorner.wordpress.com

margaretlynettesharp.wordpress.com

Markingourterritory.wordpress.com (Will and Eko)

Matildasadventures.wordpress.com

Matildasjourney.com

mavimet.com

Meyouandzu.wordpress.com

Mollieandclaire.wordpress.com

Mrpeabodysdiet.wordpress.com

Mrpipponders.wordpress.com

Mustlovebullies.wordpress.com

muttshappeningnow.wordpress.com

Mydogablog.com

Mykidhaspawsdogorg.wordpress.com

mylifewithwieners.wordpress.com

mypositivedogtrainingblog.com (Linda Trunell)

nackandanap.wordpress.com

nancywolitzer.com

napaday.wordpress.com

Natswans.wordpress.com

Newbloggycat.com

newsferret.wordpress.com

Oslothedog.com

Ourdachshundsophie.wordpress.com

Ourpawpad.wordpress.com (All Fur One and One Fur All)

Pattynguyen.wordpress.com (Bailey)

paws2smile.wordpress.com

pawsitiveadventures.wordpress.com

pennyspurls.wordpress.com

piglove.wordpress.com (Bacon)

pinkpixie786.wordpress.com (Vanilla bean)

Pitbullfostermama.wordpress.com

pmexblog.wordpress.com (snoweiners)

poppypupblog.wordpress.com

Raisingdaisy.wordpress.com

Redsrantsandraves.wordpress.com

rubytheblacklabrador.wordpress.com

Rumpydog.com

sadieanddaisy.wordpress.com

sagechronicles.wordpress.com

sallysworld365.wordpress.com

Scarlybobs.wordpress.com

Scottiechronicles.com

Shoefulofdrool.com

sparhawkscottiedogs.com

stablewoman.wordpress.com

Thatdoodlinggal.wordpress.com

the3blackdogs.wordpress.com

Thedantediaries.wordpress.com

thegirlandherdog.com

Thek9harperlee.wordpress.com

Thelokifiles.wordpress.com

Thelonelydogs.wordpress.com

theokdogblog.wordpress.com

Thesundogdrift.com

Thetwiglet.wordpress.com

Wendyandriggins.wordpress.com

wileyschmidt.com

Withinthekstreets.wordpress.com (Maxwell the dog)

Writetowag.wordpress.com

 

late additions:

animalso.com

adventureswithlulu.wordpress.com

bunnyhopscotch.wordpress.com

coddlecreekpetsblog.com

dagnygromer.wordpress.com

dennisthevizsla.wordpress.com

fifiandlulu.wordpress.com

johnhayesphotographyblog.wordpress.com (Tzuri)

minnieinmanhattan.com

mycruisestories.com

mydailydogblog.wordpress.com

outdoorgamesfordogs.wordpress.com

paws4dcaws.net

pmmast.com

rustyiam.wordpress.com

thesciencedog.wordpress.com

smellybeagle.wordpress.com

weliveinaflat.wordpress.com

Herepup.com

http://www.playbarkrun.com/

 

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About rachelmankowitz

I am a fiction writer, a writing coach, and an obsessive chronicler of my dogs' lives.

151 responses »

  1. Hi Rachel – Love your blog! And this list! I have already added a bunch to follow and to read regularly! Would love it if you would add The Science Dog to your list! http://thesciencedog.wordpress.com/ Thanks!

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  2. paigeandspaniels

    I love your blog, and I also want to thank you for including me, as well as a ton of other dog blogs that I get to check out now! It really is a lot of fun to find a good blog that you connect to and enjoy reading.

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  3. This is a great list Rachel and thank you so much for compiling it-it is so amazing to connect with so many other dog lovers out there-

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  4. You are so right about dogs, they are a big part of any dog owner’s life. I write a cruise blog, but my dog has made appearances in it more than once – one of them in a boat even. http://mycruisestories.com/2012/06/23/boating-with-dogs/ I’ve seen dogs on cruises a few times. Service dogs, but sometimes they let people pet them. On the last cruise I took all the people from the small cruise ship were on a beach and random people with a dog came in from another boat and lots of people wanted to visit with their dog since they all missed their own dogs.

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  5. Everything you write here is absolutely spot-on, Rachel. We love reading the blogs of those who love dogs: as you say, just the fact that there is a dog somewhere at the heart of these writers’ lives makes what they have to say on a myriad of topics worth listening to. We have a relatively small band of loyal readers but each one is special and they mean such a lot. Thank you for this lovely thoughtful piece. Pip and the Dickens Dogs

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  6. Testimony to the wonderful role that dogs play in our lives. 🙂 Such a list!

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  7. What a beautiful post, and what a list of fantastic dog blogs! I can’t wait to check out all these links. Dogs really do inspire the best in us, don’t they? This post just made my day. (P.S. Thanks so much for including Penny’s Purls in the list! I’m honored.)

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  8. Hi Rachel – I don’t really know how this WP thing is supposed to work, but I’ve noticed that you’ve liked some of my posts on my non-but-sometimes dog blog and also (incredibly) that You Are Not Selling Things like a whole lot of the other WP ‘likes’ I get. I love what you’ve written here, and will be reading more, and will check out some of these blogs, too.
    Cheers and thanks,
    Melissa

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  9. This is a great list. I didn’t know there were so many dog blogs out there. Now I’ll have to have a second cup of copy while I cruise through the list. Thanks for posting.

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  11. Thanks for adding the links! It gave me some more dogs to see, although a couple of them tore my heart out.

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    • I’m so sorry! I didn’t mean to break hearts, but sometimes the most beautiful things grow out of grief. Or live in communion with it. I wouldn’t want to leave out any of that beauty.

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  12. Great list of blogs. Thanks!

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  13. Asher Peterson

    Another two to add to the list:
    Gnawing the Bone
    http://gnawingthebone.wordpress.com/
    Kennedy Dog School
    http://kennedydogschool.com/
    Have a good day! 🙂

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  14. Hi, Appreciate your liking my Shadow’s story, keep writing about dogs, so many are neglected and abused, we need to keep peoples attention on the them. My dog Spirit had spent 30 days in a kill shelter in Texas when I found him I got him 48 hours before he was to be put to death.
    You are doing a good job!

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  15. I absolutely love this post I smiled…….a lot! I’ll be back, thank you

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  16. Hi Rachel 🙂 Lovely list you have here!
    I would absolute love to be added, I’m a full time groomer and vet assistant, and I started a blog to help out owners. Let me know what you think! – http://www.playbarkrun.com

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