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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Why Is This Tea Cup Chihuahua Blogging?

I reached a milestone today. This is my hundredth post. Hard to believe because under different circumstances, writing every day can be a equal to kat-crap. Not here though. Every post has been a pleasure. Well, that is when it's not about losing a furiend, an injured furiend, an ailing furiend... We've had some rough times recently, but I don't want to dwell in the sadness. I want to say a huge "Thank You" to all of you! I have never been embraced with so much love and consideration.

I had been wanting to blog for a long time, but I was afraid that nobody would be interested in the ranting of a tea cup chihuahua. Finally, on November 13th of 2009 I shyly posted my first story. It was about my start in life. Nobody read it. I posted again, nada. And again, zip. Nine posts later, I started making furiends. Dog Daze left me my first comment! I was so happy. A few minutes later my blue heeler furiends, Gas, Louie, and Callie, left another. Mango was next; he was delicate and soft spoken as usual, "Holly crap! What's with your leg?" BOL Paco, Milo, Maya, and Mommy Simona dropped by and left their so striking exclamations filling up an entire paragraph with them. Aaaah. Wait, what's that? I just got a new one on that same post: Anonymous stopped by to share an emo-boy-hair link, hmmm (I just saw that). I should add him to my reading list, not. Twix, Dip Dip and the Bridge, Houndstooth and the stunning Sibes The Thundering Herd and the OP Pack came next. By now, a few short weeks later I have many blogs I look forward to visiting. As for the comments I get, hard to keep from chocking on occasion. You guys are all very funny. My M has painted her keyboard a splotchy brown from the coffee she's spat on it at unexpected hilarious comments.

I was elated with my blog's fast progress but at the same time I ran into some issues. What is Wordless Wednesday, and is Khyra's Walkin' Wednesday the way to do it? If I don't, will that make me a bad blogger? How do you make links to show off your appreciation? Why was I being asked for my snail mail? I was confused. I wanted to have fun but I also wanted to tread carefully, since I already liked everyone so much. One of my tests came when somebody, I'm sorry I don't remember who, organized a live chat event. I showed up. Everybody was having a ball, but I was lost. I finally spoke to someone: "Hey, how could you say that? You're only a puppy?" was all I wrote. The "puppy" responded: "I'm no puppy. I'm thirteen!" Gulp. At that point I told everyone I had to help M in the kitchen. I left running with my tail between my legs. Now I can laugh about it.

The next huge event in my short blogging life was The Mango Minster 2010. Heck, I had yet to even see a Westminster dog show! What were all those categories? To make matters more interesting I volunteered to help. Wise Mango foresaw a possible disaster and backed off. He was right. I just now learned to PS and that was only because I had to. How could I tour the world with Max, the golden retriever, if I couldn't bring him along?

And that brings me to the most important part about blogging. I still tear up every time I think of how we all jumped on the Max Tour. We're all about support, love, and trying to share the good as well as the not so good times.

We share anything from stinky gas to recipes. I love our community. That's all I wanted to say, but I wanted to support it first ;)

Twinkie, The Happiest Tea Cup Chihuahua in the World


Ina in Alaska said...

That was sweet. We discovered you from comments you left on some blogs we read. You are a fun little critter and also your companions, Linguini & Frankie! Keep up the good work, we enjoy what you bring to the blog-o-sphere. We agree lately there have been so many sad tails.... our mom has had lots of drops coming from her eyes, but she enjoys the spirit of love and support from the bloggers. Hugs, Toby, Ginger, Jeter and Halle xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Twinkie,

I recently discovered your blog and love to visit every day (no pressure to post every day). I can't remember how I managed to stumble upon your blog, but I am glad I did and have started to follow many of your friends blogs too. My dog Nina is not as adventurous as you, but I have posted about her on my blog occasionally too. Keep up the good work.

Your new friend,


Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Congrats on your 100th Post, Twink! We also remember our early days with no or very few comments.


GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!! That is so awesome!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Congratulations Twinkie!!! 100 posts is a grrrreat milestone fur sure!!! I remember mine.
I am sooooo very much glad that you and I have become furends. It makes it nice that you and my Ruby and Penny get along too!!!
I just left Stella GUNTHER & Betty's blog. I have a little something for you... BUTT... I have to wait to hear from Gunther to be sure it is OK with him for me to send it. As you WELL know.. he is sort of a MACHO guy and kind of intimidates me. I wouldn't want him to get all green with jellyness and... beat me up for sending something to his GIRL!!
I agree that Dawgie Bloggie Land is a very much special place. We are kind of a "hidden from the world" loving and caring place where you can discuss anything from Anal issues to Zoomies. Sometimes in the same sentence. hehehe
Since you are a bit of a NEWBIE, you might not have noticed this side of our circle of furends. Almost every single one of us does (or has done) something to help other Dawgs!!!!! Things as grrreat as... adoptions or transportations or donations of time talent or green papers and plastic or visits to nursing homes libraries and hospitals EVEN some of us to have learned how to RESCUE two leggers. Had you thought of that? I mean, just look at your story... you were adopted and cared for by your special mom. She saved YOU so that your story could inspire others to do the same. There are certainly thousands of us that need loving furever homes.
Yes, dear Twinkie, you have joined a Pack that is truly grrrreat. AND THE PACK IS BETTER OFF FOR HAVING YOU JOIN UP!!!! I'm just sayin'.

houndstooth said...

Twink, I had no idea you were so new to blogging! I thought you'd been doing it for years! You write like a natural. We're glad to call you our friend!


The Thundering Herd said...

I agree with Houndstooth - had no idea you were so new to this. I just assumed we were slow on the discovery (hardly unusual for us).

I started the website first, then started a blog, quit (and sorry to have lost those posts) and then started again. The impetus was our loss of dear sweet Nikita and I simply wanted to do a tribute to her and to celebrate the lives of the furry ones with us.

I was surprised to discover how caring the dog blogging community was. I mean, so much of the internet is filled with people you want to avoid ever meeting in real life (and you pray you don't actually know them), so I was cautious as well. But what I have found are people who truly cry when others are in trouble, jump to help a cause, or support those who need it, like Max's mom. It makes me feel so proud to call all of these people - and dogs - friends, even if I may never meet most of them.

So Twink on - we look forward to the next 100.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twinkie!
Congratulations on your 100th Post and many more to come!
I am very happy to have found your blog too!
My mom never has enough time to keep up with all the activities around our bloggie community but she tries!
I hope you all are having a great saturday!
Kisses and hugs

Two French Bulldogs said...

Awesome Twinkie...congratulations on your 100 post. That sure is a lot of words huh?You better rest your paw
Benny & Lily

Sketching with Dogs said...

Congrats on your 100th post, we always love to visit your blog and see all your adventures.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Hi Twink,
You have lots to say, and you are a bit part of blogging world.
Sally Ann

JacksDad said...

What a wonderful 100th post! Now we are looking forward to the next 100!!

Smushie Ranch said...

Congrats on the 100th post Ms. Twink! We love seeing what kind of trouble you guys can get into! We also love how caring you all are.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Remington said...

Happy 100th blog! Can't wait to read the next million!

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello twinkie its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy 100th post we ar glad to no yoo!!! ok bye

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Happy happy happy 100th post!!!!
What a great goal!!!!!!!!
Blogland is a wonderful world...and we're happy to be a little part of it!!!
And thanks to blogland we have had the honor to meet you and sharing with you and your special family your wonderful life!!!!
YES!!!You're one of our special friends and you'll have a special place in our hearts furever!!!!
You have tons of thing to share with us and we can't wait to read your next post!!!!
Tons of love and kisses to the happiest dog in the world from the other happiest dogs in the world!!!!
TAke care of you baby!!!!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Khongrats on the furry awesome milestone!

I'm not even sure how our paths khrossed BUT now I khan't really rekhall woo NOT being part of my day!

It is an inkhredible place to be -

And fur all the stoopid humans out there in the world, we seemed to have found khwite a pakhk of good ones!


Molly the Airedale said...

Happy 100 post, Twink! We just love your blog! You are such a character!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Oreo said...

Congrats on the 100th post. I am so glad that we are friends. I just think you are so cute and funny, it just cracks me up. I always love reading your post. I started blogging last summer and like you wondered what all this is about. I am slowly figuring it all out LOL I just think it is fun to blog our lives.

Have fun

Bijou said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your 100th post!

I agree with everything you just said. Blogland is a terrific way to make some pawesome furiends.


Hank said...

Hey, Twink!

Congrats on the big one double oh!!

Glad tuh have ya here in blog land, honey!

Martine said...

We can totaly relate Twink!!!

I think we had no comments/followers FOREVER!!! We are glad to be a bit popular now and we are so glad to have found you!!!!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Twinkie congrats on your 100th
post...I'm sorry we didn't find you sooner but now that we have we are here to stay!!! We'll be like white on rice to you!!! MOL Mom where did that come from.....don't know Madi must have been all my recent late nights.
Madi and Mom

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

This was such a great post, Twink. A great way to mark #100. We are glad we became furiends too. Just remember if you don't see us here too much in the days ahead, it is only because Mom is very busy making things work with us and Ciara. She says it takes more of her time than even the grandbabies did when they were infants. But we will do our best, OK?

Have a great weekend.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great post! Congratulations on the 100th! And I think that I met you through MangoMinster - I'm so glad that I did!

*kissey face*

Achieve1dream said...

Congrats on your one hundredth post! I understand completely how you feel about starting your blog! When I started mine I thought I would never get comments or followers. I didn't get comments until my nineteenth post!! I think what helped me finally get followers was making comments on other blogs. :) Regardless I'm glad I found you. You're one cool dude!


Anonymous said...

Holy crap! I didn't know you were "NEW!" You know what's funny? i had my "stories" on html (no blog) since 2002. I started "blogging" in 2007. I had NO idea there were other dog blogs out there. i only posted like 1x/month. in 2008, i got Loki and Juno and started posting a few per month. in july 2009 the herd found me and that's when i found DOG BLOGS. i was like WTF? WHO are these whacky people who are as whacky as i am about my dogs?

when i found you, i was certain you had been blogging much longer than me. wild, huh? you're a cute little girl. i just want to squeeesh you!
wild dingo

p.s. One of Loki's girlfriends at school is a chi-chi. Little shy girl named Louie who does search with us! Louie LOVES Loki. see, even tho Loki looks fierce, he LOVES little doggies. he's so good with them. it always makes me proud. He'd adore you! so would juno for that matter. she likes fiesty little doggies!

Anonymous said...

ps. congrats on your 100 and what a nice tribute. we love you too!

ocmist said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th blog. We did that a few months ago, and then the other day, we noticed that we HADN'T noticed we'd passed our 200th blog! What's with THAT!

You've gotten a TON more readers and commenters a LOT more quickly than we did. Don't know HOW you did that, but we LOVE coming over here and having a new friend in you. We, too, love the blogging friends we've made. They are so awesome and there is such love expressed! Your fairly new friends, The Corgi Country Crew

Yas said...

Kongrats on your 100th post, not bad for a tiny pup!!


Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Twinkie mate
Big congrats on your 100th post. Crikey you get lots of comment on your bloggy now. We're really happy you're enjoying the doggy community that we have.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We loved your post. So glad we were one of the first to comment. We love reading your blog and keeping up with all your recent adventures...
You are right blogging keeps us up on good times and bad. When one of us suffers a loss everyone is there with kind words and the same holds true for good times...
Keep up the good work...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Remi said...

Congrats on your 100 posts. I think we started up around the same time. Glad we got connected. Love to read about all your adventures and horsie furiends!

Sagira said...

Congrats on your 100th blog!
Mom felt the same way when we first started to blog, nobody was even coming by. Then The OP pack posted for their friends to come say hi and now we have 39 friends. :)

KB said...

You said it beautifully.

kissa-bull said...

aww many congratulations darlin twinkie
we wish you many many many more hundreds of posts
you always put a pibble smile in our furry face reading your posts and we love you vewy much
pibble sugars
the houston pibble pack
guero, coco chanel, brinks, bella and lucky

Dexter said...

That was an awesome post! I am inspired! I might do an early days post as well. My momma was so nervous when we started blogging. Bogart sent me some nommy foodables by snail mail and she freaked out and said all "EEEE! I can't feed my dog something strange from a stranger." They happened to be perfectly good homemade jerky. Fortunately, he was most understanding.

Keep up the good work! You are a great addition to blog land.


Draco and his Mom said...

Yay for 100 down and many more to come...We love to come to your place and see and learn about your grand adventures with all your friends.

Moose said...

Wow! Congrats on the big one zero zero! I just met you at MM but thought you had been around forever! But you are just a fast bloomer. I need to spend some time poking around and learning more about you!
Moose's momma
p.s. I just now realized you that Moose was following you and you showed up in his google reader but I had not added you to mine (yes he has his own account!) so I have been missing your posts! I will play catchup soon though.

Pat Wahler said...

Congratulations, Twink! You definitely run a stellar blog!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Hi Twink, we've been following your blog for a little while now and thought this was the perfect opportunity to introduce ourselves and say congratulations on your 100th post!!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

The WriggleButts said...

Well said Twink! We've all been there! ;)


Anonymous said...

Hello Twinkie,

My name is Mayzie and I just found your blog. Congrats on your 100th post. I just started my blog not too long ago and it's good to see that some others have had the same worries and questions as me! Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone.

P.S. I think you're cute!

Ms. ~K said...

Hey Twink, we're so proud to be your doggie blogging fur-iends!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Piappies World said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Twinkie!

We find your post very interesting as we are new to blogging ourselves. And as we learn more about it everyday, we have been fortunate to meet great friends along the way.

We found you through one of these friends and we hope we can also be friends.


-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Congrats on your big milestone! Happy blogging.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

parlance said...

Congratulations on your achievement! I think the dog-blogging part of the blogosphere is the nicest part of the whole internet.

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