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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Global Animal Blogging Event

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, this year's GABE has been cancelled.

BOL: April Fool's!

Welcome to my blog. My name is Twinkie and I will be your hostess today. I am part of a furry large household that most people refer to as "the shelter" since we're all rescues. I mostly blog about my family and the crazy things we get into. A large part of our activities take place at a horse barn I frequent with my two canine sissies to play with other rescues and the horses. I sometimes rate animal-related products that I review. My sister, Frankie, posts on Fridays about her life as a young puppy in training, and I'm starting a weekly advice column, titled "Dear Twinkie". I am also the organized/coordinator of this event.
If any of you don't see your link up within 24 hours of emailing it, shoot me! (an email)

Here's a photo of our canine pack:

Grab a coffee or some good quality kibble and have a look around my blog. The event was created for the purpose of meeting new friends and furiends and to form international relationships. 

Remember that you can email me your GABE posts at twinkietinydogATaolDOTcom up to the 10th of April. I will keep updating the links as frequently as I possibly can. 

About my free giveaways now. You know the rules, to be eligible to win you must leave ONE comment from which I can link back to you for your prize. I'm afraid one giveaway won't do it for me. Last time I participated in a similar event I got just over 150 comments, so I decided to give out more than one free giveaways, one every 50 comments. On April 18th, I will use to pick the ... winners. 

Free Giveaways

My children's read-along book out.
You can read more about my book HERE 

Premiere Twist and Treat Dog Toy

And if I have more than 150 comments...I'll gladly give away more copies of my book because I'll be sooo happy the event went so well. I love getting free giveaways just as much as I like giving them. 

Thank you all for participating. Let's have a great time and make this a memorable event, until next year!

What you're still here? Go on, visit our other participants by clicking on the GABE badge at the top of my sidebar!



Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

LOVE your giveaways!
Toby wants all of them... to bad he won't be here if he wins any :(

Thanks so much for making GABE possible, we enjoy participating!

Toby's Raiser

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

You have great prizes! We have been looking for a good book to read...*HINT* BOL

We would like to make this our official entry.

Thanks for hosting GABE....You are one talented chihuahua for hosting such a big event!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Maybeads said...

I love this idea and how cool would it be to win your book?!! Thank you so much for organizing this!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Thanks so much for all your hard work Twinkie!!

What wonderful giveaways!!

That Hide-A-Squirrel would be cool..I just destuffed and desqueeked my last squirrel from the one I got for Christmas.


The Luke said...

Me and my brother, the Bleu, are so excited about this wonderful event!

We are in the process of getting the image on our sidebars, but wanted to stop and fank you one more time... THIS IS FUN!!!

We will email you shortly wif our completed posts!

fank you again wif love from the Luke

P.S. Please consider us for a copy of your wonderful book!!!

Anonymous said...

Those are some really amazingly wonderful giveaways, Twink! That Hide-a-Squirrel might not last too long in my house since I am a Most Expert stuffer de-stuffer, you know. But it's not like that's a bad thing (no matter what mom says!).

Wiggles & Wags,

Gnomebody said...

Hi Twinkie!
We love ALL the giveaways! We're having a great time meeting new furfriends - thanks for hosting such a great event!

Sniffs and Licks,
Auggie & Riley

Martine said...

So very exciting!!!!!!

We love all the giveaways!!!!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I LOVE your book!!! It's awesome!!!

We are loving GABE... all the emails are too cute!!!

Tucker said...

OOoh do those treats in the pciture come with the second prize?

woof - Tucker

Mhathy y Peggy said...

Hi Twinkie, just stopping by to say hi...Wags Peggy

houndstooth said...

OOooo! Those toys look awesome!

And I can vouch for any who don't know, Twinkie's book is great! You'll love it!


the booker man said...

miss twinkie, you are the bestest for organizing GABE! thanks again!
you are giving away fantastic loots.
i'd love to win your book or either of those fun toys. if i'm a lucky ducky and win your book, will you pawtograph it for me?? :D
the booker man

Pat Wahler said...

What a great idea to meet new bloggers!

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

oh twinkie I wve decided I want to be active in this sooo I cant get new fuuriends!! so Im going to do a giveaway at my blog

wags and licks

Smushie Ranch said...

Wow Twink, you're going to be very busy coming up! Not be selfish, but I hopes you still have some time for me..


Oreo said...

Great prizes and I want them all, you can just go ahead and send them all to me, BOL Count me in and my e-mail info is on my blog.


3 doxies said...

Oh twinkletoes your April Fools joke skeered me.
I have a Hide A Squirrel and I loooves it and it have not been de-stuffed yet.
I will shoot you an email shortly.

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Hi Twinkie,

I am so excited to see your advice column! I am thinking of some questions for you too.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

No joking allowed, Twink - just kidding - that was a good one.

You have selected some great prizes but this is going to be fun for all even if not everyone gets a prize. Thanks for all the hard work you are doing to make this happen.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

kissa-bull said...

oh twinkie twinkerson
you so fooled ush
we were about to go bananas
we panks you again for hosting this most glorious event
the pressies look so full of fun
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

BRUTUS said...

You know, you actually had me for a sec there, Twink!! Duh... My mom's blonde-ness must be rubbing off on me! In my defense, you were having all those technical difficulties with your email yesterday, though... Hope you got my email, BTW!
Great prizes - gonna keep my paws crossed for the hide-a-squirrel thing, or a copy of your book!

Brutus the Frenchie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What awesome giveaways you have Twink..
Well yes we must admit we broke Callie the 2nd day she was home. We were rough housing and we broke her leg. She had to have a cast for 6 weeks.. We think the put in a bionic leg while she was there since she never slows down and she can take a beating.. Just kidding we wouldn't hurt that Pest again...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Nuthatch... said...

Thanks for hosting such a fantastic event Twinkie! We'd never heard of anything like GABE before and we can't wait to meet more bloggers.

JacksDad said...

Hide a squirrel? You shouldn't hide them, you should run them off!

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Twinkie....great post for a fun event. TEll Mom good job on the organization. We'll look forward to following all those participating.
Madi and Mom

Kapitein Haakje said...

cool give aways!! :D
well we are gonna enter gabe we wanne make more fuuuuuuuuriends :D

bye twinkie
hmm sanne thinks that your are the same size of el'bow paw :D yickss
El'bow & Hauwii

Nubbin' Tails said...

Love your give aways! I wanted to play too so I could make lots of new friends. Since you are so wonderfully popular I just knew you could help!


Mr. Nubbin'

Pat Wahler said...

Twink, I didn't do all the link thinga-ma-jiggies, so I'll just visit blogs this time. Maybe next time I'll be much more on the tennis ball!

KB said...

I was without internet for ONE day and somehow I got so far behind that I didn't even know about GABE. Glad to see that there is a window of time for participation.

Great idea!

Sagira said...

Wow, Twink this sounds like a lot of fun. I have been reading about this on other blogs as well.

I hope to win the squirrels, mom has been wanting to buy that for me. haha

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

Pawesome my pal!

Of khourse, don't furget those special prizes I ofFURed to kikhk in!

Here's to an inkhredible event!


Clive said...

What great giveaways!

The very best of luck with it all!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

3 doxies said...

We's gots our post up.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

My Forum and party, The RAT council, will be my Gabe event. I'll be posting more about that. After all, isn't a love of chasing small furry things we all love to go after.
Sally Ann

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hi Twinkie!! Happy Furst day of GABE!!! Ummmmm, I noticed Gunther's comment. I think he is feeling the need for some Twinkie Love.

I have been going through all the blogs that I follow. If they didn't gave something about GABE I have been leaving them a "reminder" to PAWticipate!!! Hope you don't mind.

Ina in Alaska said...

Hello Sweet Little Twinkie Tinkerbell Cutie Pie!! If we win a prize we would like for you to select a Barn rescue or child (for the book) who could enjoy it. Not that we would not love a prize but we are way too spoiled and we like to give (as well as get)... we love rescues, we are all rescues too and we love Happily Ever After endings (we don't like that golf cart lady, though)! Love, Hugs and Happy Easter, Toby, Ginger, Jeter & Halle!! xoxo

SheilaC said...

Oh Twinkie, I would love to win a copy of your book!!

And if I win one of the other prizes I would give it to my grand-puppy Wylee :) (you saw her pic on my blog)

Thank you for a great give away!


The Musketeers said...

Wow !! What cool prizes ;)
We are gonna host GABE, do hop by to see ;)

Missy Rey said...

the name is missy rey and im one mean dog or so i think so big deal im 6 pounds whos counting ill be around hit me up wooof wwwoof to all

Life With Dogs said...

Killer prank Twinkie!! You had me for a second. :)
GABE is a hit, great job!

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

What a cool idea! We would love to win any of those great prizes!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

The Thundering Herd said...

Ok, ok, ok - we have to get off our buts (actually, our hu-dad) if we are going to GABE. Our hu-dad is complaining of lots and lots of busy-ness right now, but that is no excuse!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Twinkie, you just about gave us a heart attack with that April Fools joke. Moms had a crazy day yesterday, but our post is up and running now. We've got our giveaways posted!!

Here's our direct contest link:

Woofs and Kisses!

Yas said...

Good one Twinkie!


Ben said...

Pawsome give aways - does your book come pawographed?

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Hey Twinkie, what a totally pawsome idea!
I has not had too much time for blogging so I think this would be a great way for me to get back in touch with some furiends and maybe make some new ones. I will go do visitings now and tomorrow see about joining in actively.
~lickies, Ludo

Deborah said...

Hey there Twinkie! You have awesome give-a-ways and IF we win the book,,,,,,,can it be autographed! LOL
Anywho, I'm having lots of fun meeting new people! Thanks again for hosting this great event!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Great event, Twinkie! I'm sorry Dennis can't participate this year but he's gone fishing while our house guests are here. Maybe next year!

Taffy said...

Hey Twink! Great job getting this up and going! You are pawesome! Add me to your list of (potential) winners.

Linda said...

Hey Twink,
Gosh, you are one busy dog with this huge event you are hosting. Great job by the way.
I would love to win the Busy Buddy treat toy, I'll need it for my new sissie Katie when she arrives, hehehehe!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Diana Chiew said...

Oops, looks like we have missed leaving a comment here. We definitely would like to win one of your prizes. You have great prizes here.

By the way, thanks for hosting such a wonderful event. We have been busy visiting blogs. Though we are not active participants, we are still spreading the word about this event. We have been enjoying ourselves and we want all our friends to join us too!


Hi Twinkie,

Oh! We hope we win your book! How exciten'!

Riley and Star.

Anonymous said...

Woof the Words to all pet parents and their friends ...

**** "Adopt, don't Shop!!!" ****

Rescue a canine companion, and help stop puppy mills in the USA!!!

Anonymous said...


Thanks for helping OREO & I to participate in your event!!!

If we win, would you donate the gift to a shelter dog!!!

ocmist said...

Great Give-aways! Any of those would be great to get! We're going to HAVE to herd Grammy into getting our GABE post ready and posted! This is a great idea! We wish things had gone better around here so we could have gotten back to this earlier! The Country Corgi Crew

Anonymous said...

OREO & I would like to Win your cute Chihuahua book

*** "Twinkie: The Tiniest Dog in the World " ***

Must tell all my furry friends!!!

Buddy Dawg said...

Hi! I iz Buddy Dawg, I jus think mebbe I cud telled you tanks for maked it possubull dat I cud meeted so many new frends. I apreshiayt dis stuff you did for us dawgs wif da bloggys. You iz a gud littul dawg liyk me, I iz thinkin'.
Kisses & Snuggles,
Buddy Dawg

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Twinkie
We would love to read your book.
Love Ruby & Penny

Golden Samantha said...

What pawesome prizes and you rock to have come up with such an amazing event for such a great cause! (Not to mention meeting so many new bloggers!) We're so excited to be part of this and look forward to getting to know you mo' bettah!
Hugs xo

Oskar said...

I can't believe I've been all over, but haven't entered your giveaway!!

Thanks for hosting such a fantastic event!

Please stop by my blog and enter my GABE giveaway!

Bunta the Frenchie said...

Thank you very much for organizing this wonderful event! and adding us to the list!!

I love your book, so let us enter your beautiful giveaway!

Bunta & Yumi

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Thanks for organizing this wonderful events. GREAT Giveaways!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Piappies World said...

Hello there Twinkie!

We are not sure why our previous comment didn't appear, anyway, we thank you for making this really fun GABE event possible. We love your giveaway too and we are so grateful to be part of this.


-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Anonymous said...

It is rather valuable piece

Anonymous said...

Yes, really. It was and with me. Let's discuss this question. Here or in PM.

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