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We hope that you enjoy the DOT posts and the different views from everyone included. We promise lots of cute pictures, laughter, maybe a tear or two, and some information. Please note that the views and opinions expressed here are each author's own and do not necessarily represent DOT as a whole.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

DOT...a bit late!

Sorry for the late DOT post today. Was hoping to get this up earlier but just have not had a chance today.

Big welcome to Jacki. Welcome to our DOT pack!

So today we are going to introduce one of our new helpers!! Tina is our first one to be introduced. This is what she has to say about herself.

My name is Tina, wife of Kerry for 27 years, mother of 3 grown sons. Dog mom to our two basset hounds, Honey Dew 5 and Sampson 1 year. Reside: Pennsylvania Favorite Food: Chocolate, Herb Teas.

Please go over to her blog here and say hello and thank you for helping out. I'll have some more intros coming soon and also you'll be hearing from them starting next month!!

Thank you and sorry again for the late posting.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dogs & Yarn

Happy Dogs on Thursday to you. While I realize not all of our participants are knitters, many of you are. And while the contest I'm about to mention is for Ravelry members, (if you knit, spin, crochet, design patterns, etc., you should be a member!) I believe it is worded so that those of you who sew might also give it a go.


In short, if you happen to be (or become quickly?) a member of the Ravelry Namaste Love group and you send the Namaste girls and their dogs a sweater you made, you get entered to win Namaste products.


I can't help but share how much I love Namaste bags. I know Nichole and Natalie do too, but what a lot of folks don't know is that the Namaste girls love dogs and theirs go to work with them regularly. No wonder they produce bags that resist even basset hound drool!

This is also my last post, due to a new venture a friend and I have started. I will still be a member of the group, but I just don't have the time to commit to a regular feature here too. I'm grateful to Paula and Elise for starting this wonderful group and tradition, and I hope some of you who enjoy it too will step up and give Natalie a hand to keep it going. Stay in touch!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tagging fun! Dogs on Thursday!

Hello DOT pack! How is everyone this week? Welcome to this week's DOT post!

First off we have a new member Sharon this week. Please go over and give her a nice DOT hello.

This week is going to be short and sweet...We are still looking for people to help out with this main blog. Please email me at gnat(at)barknknit(dot)com if you would like to post at least once a month to this blog.

So...this week I wanted to share a really cool article about Pet ID Tags. We all know how important they are and how cute they can be. Check out this article on how to create your own really cute tags! I already have plans to make a couple for my pets!

Don't forget that it's summer right now and your pup needs lots of water!! Make sure to keep fresh water out at all time!

Hope everyone is safe and having a great summer!

Happy Dogs on Thursday!

PS...having a really hard time with the linky working! Let me know if you see it!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

DOT with a plea for help.

Welcome to this week's DOT post. I first wanted to tell you about a little change in the DOT volunteers. It is sad but both Nichole and Sue have stepped down from posting on the main boards. They are both busy and we will miss them and I thank them so much for their help over the last couple months. They have added greatly to our main blog and I appreciate them for stepping up.

This being said...I would like to ask for more help. If you have time and would like to contribute once a month to the main blog, please contact me at gnatchat(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know. I really want this blog to continue, however, sometimes life gets a bit busy and it's nice to have help to keep it going.

Thank you in advance for your support.

So...on the the post. For this week, I wanted to share a sad but amazing story about a dog named Blue. Not sure you have seen this before but my friend Monica sent it to me and I about cried reading it. It definitely pulls my heart strings because it's a story about a black lab.

But please go over and read this story about Blue! Also check out the AWESOME leather bags that Blue's owner makes!

Hope you enjoy the story and hope you and your pups have a great week!!

And because I can't resist sharing my pups...Here is a pic of Jackjack and Abigail swimming at my friends pool. They had SO much fun!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Paws for Charity

Welcome to this weeks Dogs on Thursday post! We have a couple of new people on our dog roll! Please welcome Melly and Roslyn. Go over and give them a tail wagging hello!! :)

For this week's post I wanted to talk about a book called Paws for Charity!

"The Paws for Charity Art Book Project is a compilation of photography and artwork submitted by artists from the US, UK, and Canada. All the images are of dogs and cats (the "Paws" part of this project) and proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade (the "for Charity" part of this project).
Information about the 37 artists and Paws for Charity is available on the blog:"

Blurb taken from this site. Image from their etsy site.

I have not purchased the book yet but I definitely plan to. The blog is a great read and you will find many people who are doggie minded like us! Please go over and check it out and let them know you found them through the Dogsonthursday blog!

The book and other items are available for purchase from

Have a great week and safe 4th of July!!!


PS...I shared this on my podcast but a great tip on keeping your dog calm during the loudness that is this holiday is to make a big batch of chamomile tea and mix it into your dogs water for the next couple days. It will help ease their nerves!!

Also don't forget to go over and say HAPPY birthday to Chan! Her birthday was yesterday! :)