Keep the Tail Wagging was inspired by a dare. I was complaining about the ASPCA Commercials and my boyfriend said (being a smartass) “why don’t you blog about it?” And not to be out done, I replied “well maybe I will!” I’m more mature.
At the time, I had a photography blog, but was ready for something new and writing about dogs sounded like fun so I sat down at my computer and started looking at blog designs and trying out different names.
A week later, I was drafting my first 30 posts for Keep the Tail Wagging.
My name is Kimberly Gauthier (go-tee-ay) and I’m a dog mom to two sets of littermates and I write about what we learn living with and raising four dogs naturally, feeding a raw food diet, and our desire to help our dogs live happy, healthy lives. And there’s a podcast too!
We switched to raw dog food in April 2013 after I obsessively researched the diet for several months. In my first year, I went from homemade cooking, to premade raw, to homemade raw, to making our dogs sick, and then I discovered a local raw food co-op and switched our dogs to Natural Pet Pantry.
I’m also passionate about the products and treats we use with our dogs and enjoy finding natural and holistic products and healthy treats that don’t compromise our dogs’ health.
My Mission Statement
To raise our dogs naturally, to shareour own experiences while learning from other dog owners, and inspiring dog owners to make better choices about their dogs.
Keep the Tail Wagging Readers
My readership is 90% female, 10% male (and growing). The age range is between (but not limited to) 35 and 65 years young. You can read more about the blog’s traffic HERE.
Below is a tag cloud of the keywords readers used to describe Keep the Tail Wagging.
Work with Keep the Tail Wagging
- You can view my media page HERE.
- I do not review products that we won’t use with our dogs; this includes clothing, kibble, and dog collars.
- I no longer promote crowd funding projects on Keep the Tail Wagging; however, if your project is something that appeals to me as a dog owner, I will share it on social media.
- Keep the Tail Wagging is scheduled out by 30-45 days at a time and is unable to accommodate immediate publishing.
Speaking Engagements & Awards
- Speaker at SITS Girls’ Bloggy Boot Camp, Las Vegas – 2012
- Speaker at BlogPaws – 2013
- Speaker at WordPress Meetup, Seattle – 2013
- DogTime’s Petties Finalist for Best Dog Blog – 2013
- BlogPaws Motivational Blogger Award – 2014
- Speaker at Seattle Social Media Meetup, Seattle – 2014
- Host of the BlogPaws Spring Cleaning Event, Co-Host of Live event at BlogPaws – 2014
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