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Shining the Light on My List of Must Read Pet Blogs

Shining the Light on my list of Must Read pet blogs

Every Sunday, I sit down with my notebook in front of me and I start reading.  Not my Kindle.  Not a book.  Not a magazine.

I start reading blog posts and most are dog blogs.

I may  not always leave a comment, but I do read.  A lot.

This past Sunday, I was honored with the Sunshine Award from Kelley’s Dog  Blog.  I love these types of awards, because it gives me an opportunity to introduce my readers to the blogs that I love.

Thank you, Kelley, for your kind words…

“Keep the Tail Wagging: This is probably the biggest, most active blog I follow. I don’t read every post (stupid life cuts into my blog time, dammit) but I pick up something every time I do. Kimberly and I don’t agree on every issue, but she’s always open to hearing a different point of view while articulating her position.”

Sunshine Blogging Award

The Sunshine Award Rules…

  1. I thank the blogger who gave me the award…CHECK
  2. I share 10 things about myself…KEEP READING
  3. I nominate 10 other blogs…FAIL*

*Because some bloggers don’t like to participate in these awards, I don’t like to call it a nomination, so I’ll just call it my List of Must Read Blogs.   And when you count, you’ll see that I selected 13 blogs – these are the ones that I HAVE to read each week.

10 Things About Me…

I love vampires, werewolves, witches and some romance.
I go back and forth about dog breeding all the time.
Sometimes I hate therapy and I want to quit.
I’m not a fan of shows that show animals killing each other.  Or singing shows.
I love reality television.  Sometimes.
I don’t have a poker face.
My religious and politic beliefs are all over the place.
If I had super powers, I think I’d be a villain.
I’m a podcast junkie.
I need to lose 8 pounds.

My must read blogs…

Disclaimer: I read all kinds of blogs, these are the ones I seek out regularly.  The one thing each of these blogs has in common is that I feel like I know the blogger.

My Brown Newfies – This blog reads like a pen pal letter from a dog loving friend.

SlimDoggy – Want to understand dog fitness and nutrition?  Start here.

Kol’s Notes – I’m so not crafty, but reading Kol’s Notes makes me feel like I can create a quilt with my bare hands!

Dog Mom Days – All dog moms (and dads) will love this blog.

Back Alley SoapBox – Super long blog posts about interesting topics and you’ll love every word.

Boingy Dog – Dog training for the novice; I follow her advice all the time and it works!

My Rotten Dogs – She feeds raw and she shares what she feeds her dogs!

DOGthusiast – Just a ton of great information and the blogger creates cool decals for cars (and notebooks)!

Rubicon Days – Have a reactive dog?  Me too.  And so does Lara. – A down to earth dog lover who addresses tough topics in a way that makes them seem easy.

Groovy Goldendoodles – Probably the most giving and loving person on the planet.  Her dogs are cool too.

Something Wagging This Way Comes – A blogger who writes things that make you think “I know, right?”

My Dating Prescription – A dating blog by a dog mom who has challenged herself to date and document and I love it!


So share something about yourself with me…


Update: there are less than 2 weeks in the campaign.  We’ve only sold 13 t-shirts, we have a long way to go to really make enough to support Scrub-a-Mutt!  Please Rock a Keep the Tail Wagging t-shirt and support rescue!


  1. I love vampires, witches, werewolves and romance, too! 😉

    You have a great list and I agree with every one of them!

    • Thanks!

  2. Wow! Thanks for the shout-out! Super honoured to be included in a list of such great blogs.
    I had to LOL at your comment – I am always geniunely proud of myself if I keep it under 1000 words 😉
    I think it was Mark Twain who said something like “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead” – story of my life!

    I also don’t like singing shows, but I do have a shameful enjoyment of reality TV. Not housewives or anything – I’m the person (the last one?) who still watches Survivor. lol

    • I love your blog! I just get a kick out of watching your brain in action.

  3. I love vampires, too! I’d hate to have to drink blood (there has to be another way!) I probably would jump at the chance to become one… I suppose maybe that’s a bit creepy? Haha.

    8-10 pounds could disappear and I’d be a happy camper. This is a work in progress for me.

    I love the brain, how it works, psychology…all of it. I read peer review articles all the time for fun.

    • I am officially a gym member and will be working out this weekend. Yayyy. Bye bye 8 pounds!

  4. Thank you, Kimberly! I am honored. I already follow some of those blogs, so thanks for the recommendations on others to follow.

  5. I had planned on writing almost the exact same post sometime soon Kimberly! How funny. Great list of blogs as well.

    Thinking of something about me… hmmm first thing that comes to mind is that I don’t watch TV, except for the Disney channel. In fact, it’s on right now!

    • We’re actually considering life with no TV. Cable is expensive and we’re wondering – do we need it? So far the answer is sometimes. LOL

      • I canceled my cable a few months ago and haven’t missed it one bit (except when the new season of Game of Thrones starts up I’m going to be so sad and probably have to stop reading FB for spoilers).

        I have Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu through my Roku box and (about $30 month for everything) and there is no shortage of stuff to watch.

  6. What an awesome list Kimberly , i love those blogs too , and i read when i can

  7. Happy to be in such good company – many of my favorites on here too. Just wish I had more time to spend with my bloggy friends.

    • I know what you mean!

  8. Great list! I read a few of these too. Looks like I’ll add a couple more.
    BTW , Zombie movie genres are my favorite :)

  9. I am so excited to be included. I am not familiar with all of these blogs, so I will be checking them out. It sounds so relaxing to sit down and read all your favorite blogs on a Sunday. I think I will have to make that part of my routine as well!

    Something about me … I’m kind of freaked out by birds. Like, if I’m eating outside and there are fairly tame birds watching me, I feel like they’re going to dive at me even though that has never happened!

    • One thing that I should have added. I’m freaked out by ladybugs.

  10. Kimberly,

    You SO deserve this! I love your blog, podcasts, rants, raves, because I feel like I know you and you are INDEED active and welcoming and just delightful. I’ve learned a lot from you. Thanks for reminding us humans to be kind, thoughtful, and open to the opinions of others. I love how you are open, and honest and raw (pun intended).

    So KUDOS to you from a a citypupmom microblogger

    • Thanks thanks thanks!!!

  11. Love ur blogs. This really helped me a lot. Thanks.

    • Fantastic!!! I’m glad. I was hoping that this would be useful to others.

  12. Congrats on your award it is well deserved!

    I loved your 10 things about me list! I don’t have a poker face either, not even with the kids. The harder I try the more I smile or laugh!

    I’m blushing that you included us on your list. Thank you :)

    • Always a pleasure!

  13. Like you, I also want to have a list of blogs that I read regularly. I checked out the ones you’ve mentioned and added them all on Twitter so I can hear about their new posts! Thanks for this :)

    • You’ll enjoy these!

  14. Kimberly, congrats and thanks for sharing your favorite blogs! I am checking out each and every one. I always enjoy your site, keep up the great work!

    • Thanks, Cathleen!!!

  15. Wow, I’m so flattered to be on your list.

    I know what you mean about enjoying blog reading time. My crazy work schedule has me way behind on reading. But I’m so thankful for my feed reader holding all my favorite blogs for me until I can sit down and enjoy them.

    BTW, I love that you would be a villain in a super hero environment. After all, isn’t Cat Woman so much cooler than most of the good guys in comic books?

    • Damn straight! I think I’d start out with the best of intentions and then someone would piss me off and it would be all downhill from there. LOL

  16. Thank you my friend! I wish we were closer. I love you too! Thanks so much for just being you! Let’s podcast soon…

  17. Wow! Well you absolutely made my day – such an honor to be on your reading list, and so many thanks for the kind words (so motivating, too!) I know I’m not the only one to find your blog, and blogging skills, an inspiration.

    And I couldn’t agree more about Cathy being the nicest person on the planet. :)

    Hmm… sharing time:
    I hear you about that poker face! Mine has gotten me in a lot of trouble in the past…
    I love carbs but carbs don’t love me.
    And I am in serious trouble at completing the A to Z challenge (I have a list, an ambitious-for-me plan, but haven’t started posts yet!)

    • Yayyy, it’s not often that I get to make someone’s day. Just reading that perked me up (I’m exhausted today).

  18. Love this list – I wish I had more time to read all of the blogs I follow every week. But it’s darn near impossible. I’m really enjoying Bloglovin’ though because I can go back and check up on what I’ve missed from the ohh…100 or so blogs I follow, hah.

  19. Great list of blogs. I do like reading blogs, also. If you have a moment, please check our our blog.

    Thank you,
    Susan and your friends with Tails Untold Personalized Pet Books.

  20. Great post!I really love such type of informative blog.And it is very helpful for the pet lovers.

  21. Thanks for rounding up your recommended pet blogs. Will check them out!


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