Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I is for “If Dogs Could Talk”

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Every day in April (except Sundays), I’ll be sharing a short bookish memory with you.

I is a difficult letter. I couldn’t come up with any I bookish memories, but I’m pretty sure the law of the Internet is “When in doubt, post pictures of your pets,” so that’s what I’m doing today.

The only thing I love more than books is dogs. (And my family. I guess I love them more than books, too.) Actually, a lot of the nonfiction books I own are about dogs. One of the best birthday presents I ever got was a giant book full of illustrations of canines. It has drawings of different breeds and famous paintings that feature dogs. Even though the book is heavy, I used to drag it back and forth to elementary school every day so I could look at the pictures during free-reading time. I hated reading when I was a kid and refused to actually read during free-reading time.


Inscription in the dog-art book my parents got me for my 9th birthday.


I can fall in instalove with any canine-shaped creature, even dogs in photos. One of the books on my shelf is a photo book called If Dogs Could Talk. I stole inspiration from that book for this post. (Can you tell I'm just rambling right now because I have no idea what to write about today?)

The brown dog is Cheyenne. She’s hyperactive and devious. The black dog is Butch-Kiera. She’s big, bouncy, and dumb as a rock. I love them both very much.








Do you have any pets?








23 comments:

  1. I am a dog lover too. My pup is our first kid lol.

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  2. So cute! I have a schnauzer who is a bit crazy, but I love him to pieces!

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    1. Schnauzers are cute. My grandma used to have a few of them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. Yes, I have two cats. A big black and white tuxedo cat that is on my lap right now and a grey kitty who is a year and a half old now and eats everything. You can never go wrong posting about pets.

    I is for Illuminati

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    1. I’m glad my dogs have grown out of the “eating everything” phase. They did that when they were puppies. They’re both old now, so they’re good dogs.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. Sounds like you just uncovered one of those maxims! Your dogs are so adorable in these photos.

    My husband has severe allergies to pets with fur, and I kind of don't get the point of pets without fur, so no, we don't have any. But I was raised in a household that never had fewer than a dog and a couple of cats, with a long period in which we had four cats, a Husky and a Scottish Terrier. So I consider myself a "pet person" despite not having any.

    My daughter greets literally ever dog walker we see out and about with, "I like your dog--may I pet it?" And living in Portland area, we see a LOT of dogs out and about! People always look so pleased with the "I like your dog" part, and I am always tempted to tell them, "Don't consider this proof of how great YOUR dog is--what she likes about it is that it is a dog."

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    1. Ha! Your daughter sounds like me. I knew all the dogs in the neighborhood when I was a kid because I had to pet ALL of them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I don't have any pets but if I was getting one it would be a dog. I hate cats. The neighbours cats always crap in my darn garden and try to eat the birds we feed.

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    1. I’m not the biggest cat fan either. I like doing outdoorsy things, and the dogs come with me. I don’t think cats like to hike.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Beautiful dogs... We have one lovable "Trisket" a mix Australian Shepherd/Collie who is now extremely old at 17. He no longer herds everyone as he can't see very well and his hearing is nearly shot, but he's still lovable

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    1. Awww. The dog I had as a kid lived to be 20. I hope my current dogs have long lives.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. yes, in doubt, post pictures of your pet, I think that's a pretty good idea, you dogs are cute. they're certainly active judging by the last two photos.

    have a lovely day.

    ~ my I post - Illustration~

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    1. Thanks! I had no idea what to post for “I.” I thought about it for weeks and came up with nothing.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. Sharing pictures of your pets is always a good bet ;) Your dogs are cuties! I don't have any pets right now but I grew up with either dogs or rabbits in our house :)
    I is for my favourite band - Imagine Dragons

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    1. My friends had rabbits when I was a kid. They were cuddly.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Your dogs are beautiful. I have not had a pet in a long time. It was too hard on me when my last dog passed, but I enjoy both dogs and cats a lot.
    Sam @ WLABB

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    1. It destroys me when they die, but the house feels empty without them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. I love dogs, especially my sweet girl Mirage. Your pictures are great!

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  11. What sweet dogs! I have 3 dogs that I love very much. Our Cookie is a 12 year old Chow mix so there is hair all over the place because she has so much of it. Stella and Molly are both about 1 and a half and they are so fun playing. I also have a cat that is quite the character.

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  12. i have no pets but i love it small puppies.i dont like cats

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