Writing Loved By A Collie

I’m so excited to have been invited to join the Writer’s Process Blog Tour by Emma and her Mom Joy! Before I get started I wanna say that I know I was suppose to have this post up a week or two after Joy and Emma published theirs, so let me apologize for being so incredibly late with this post. I really thought I could get it up in time even with being out of town for the past three-ish weeks (yay blog posts scheduled in advanced or I would’ve vanished completely).

We were so honored and thrilled to have been invited by Joy and Emma from My GBGV Life to participate in this. My GBGV Life is a blog written by Emma, a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeén (GBGV). Before Emma I had never heard of the breed. Emma has two sisters, Katie (a Kuvasz) and Bailie (a GBGV). Emma and Bailie, both French scent hounds, have taken up nose work which is always fun and interesting to read about. They also share lots of fun dog treat recipes and their Mom, Joy, takes such sweet photos of them. Joy is so creative and very kind. She even wrote a book about Emma entitled: Tales of a French Scent Hound. You can find it on Amazon. I discovered Emma’s blog over the holidays last year and it quickly became one of my favorites. Go check them out!

Now on to the Writer’s Process Tour. I have to answer the following three questions and then introduce you to the three blogs I invited to join.

Image of Petal sitting between my legs as I stand on a bridge.

1. What am I working on?
Currently I am working on my time management skills (you know, like actually having some) and brain storming some more topics to blog about. I want to write about something I love and I want to figure out a way to write about that something weekly or monthly. I’m thinking of possibly doing a monthly round up of dog products I use and enjoy or find useful and also products that I hope to buy. I’m kind of obsessed with dog products, so that could be fun for me and hopefully for you guys. I’m still on the fence about it though, so we will see.

2. Why do I write what I do?
This question made me cringe. Simply because I feel like I haven’t been writing lately, but just sharing photos. Which is fine, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? I’ve been so busy and when I’m not busy I’m tired or just plain lazy. Which is why I need to work on my time management skills and set aside some time to just write blog material because I’m beginning to really miss it.

But when I do write, I write mostly about Lassie and it’s very easy to answer why I write about my heart dog: I miss him. Writing about him helps me feel close to him still. Writing about him keeps my memories of him fresh on my mind. I have this ridiculous fear that I’m going to forget about him. It’s ridiculous because I know that would never and could never happen. That is the reason I started blogging about my dogs in the first place. Blogging is a fun and great way to document my memories of them. I’m so grateful I have so many blog posts filled with sweet and silly memories to look back on.

3. How does my writing process work?
I don’t feel like I really have a process. I just write what’s on my mind and in my heart. Then I either publish it or obsessively edit it, it all depends on how self conscious I’m feeling at the time. Sometimes I listen to music while I write, sometimes I prefer silence, sometimes I go back and forth between writing and doing other things. I try to always include a photo or two because I feel like my posts would be naked or weird looking without a photo or two.

… I guess that IS a process, isn’t it?

Now I’ll introduce you to, and tell you about, the three bloggers I invited to join.

Image of Petal and the dogs of Cascadian Nomads.

Huxley (Collie), Brychwyn (Cardigan Welsh Corgi), Wilhelm (Miniature long-haired Dachshund) and Petal (Collie/Dork Hybrid).

I invited Cascadian Nomads to join for many reasons. I have loved their blog since the moment I first read it and I’m totally in love with Huxley. I’m still planning his and Petal’s wedding. Shhh.
Bethany is a truly awesome person. I’ve met her in person and she’s just as fun and kind in person as she comes across in her blog posts. She goes on so many neat and beautiful adventures and she takes her three dogs and her cockatoo, Leo, with her. I think her beautiful crew has seen more of the world than I have. Bethany and her crew are so inspiring to me. I love following their adventures and reading the excellent training advice Bethany has to share. Not to mention the pictures! She takes such fun and lovely pictures of her crew and their adventures. It’s almost like being there yourself.

Rebecca's black and white image of Tucker (puppy sitting on a tree stump) and Teach (adult collie) standing beside him.

Tucker and Teach (Smooth Collies). Photo belongs to Rebecca of Tails of Teach. Thanks for letting me post it!

Tails of Teach is a blog written by Rebecca about her smooth tri Collie named Teach. Teach recently got one crazy adorable little brother, a smooth blue merle Collie named Tucker (how much do you love those two names together, Teach and Tucker? Love it!). Rebecca does all sorts of fun things with her boys that I really enjoy reading about, such as hiking, hanging out with horses, and going on new adventures. Her boys are such great examples of the wonderful Collie (me? Biased? Hah!) breed. I also get my Collie Puppy Fix whenever I visit her blog. 😉 It has been so fun to watch Tucker grow and I can’t wait to see him grow further.

Amanda's image of her dogs, Pike and Nola.

Pike (Mini Australian/American Shepherd) and Nola (Miniature Dachshund). Photo belongs to Amanda of Dachshund Nola. Thanks for letting me post it!

Dachshund Nola is a blog written by Nola, a feisty and genius Dachshund, and her Mom Amanda, an incredible photographer. I have been following Nola’s blog for a long time and I have greatly enjoyed following Nola’s training (did I mention she’s a genius?), watching as Pike grows and fits right in, and seeing Amanda’s photography get more and more beautiful. I also admire Amanda’s honesty with her readers, even if it may cause some disagreements. I think she’s very brave for that. Her blog is authentic and fun.

They should have their Writer’s Process Blog Tour posts up in the next week or two, so be sure to check them out so you can learn a little more about them and find out how their writing process works!

Thanks for reading! And a special thank you to Joy and Emma for inviting me to join. And to Bethany, Rebecca and Amanda for accepting my invitation to join.

4 thoughts on “Writing Loved By A Collie

  1. Awww!!! I love the picture you chose of Teach & Tucker (Tucker was soo little!). I feel very honored that you picked us as one of your blogs to tag!! We’re grouped in there with 2 other outstanding blogs!!!! Thanks again!
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