Pet Blogger Gift Exchange – American Dog Blog

I signed up for the gift exchange not being 100% certain of what to expect. Being me having signed up I panicked that the poor person paired with me would look at my blog and think they had been stuck with the ‘Christmas Turkey’. Although I am lucky enough to be sat here today with BD nudging my arm as I type and Mity in the next room I don’t know if I qualify as a pet blogger. I didn’t know if anyone has been turned down for any of the past pet blogger exchanges – but I was terrified that I would be the first!!

However, not only was I accepted (whoop!) but I have been given the most wonderful exchange ‘gift’ as I was paired with the amazing Dawn from American Dog Blog.

The Gang from American Dog Blog
The Gang from American Dog Blog

Now I must apologise to Dawn, my crazy hectic life has distracted me slightly and so I have not spent as much time on your blog as I would have liked or intended to. This means that I am struggling slightly to share much about Dawn as a pet blogger or the lovely Maya and Pierson, I can’t shed shed light on their relationship or list some recommended reads from her blog.

However I can wax lyrical about the wonderful Dawn as a truly amazing person. There is no need to mention the current issues i have going on, however I can tell you that Dawn has been amazingly supportive and kind, even when I have moaned to her about the same thing for what must feel like the 1000th time! I value Dawn so much and I am so so pleased that fate (aka Pamela) has brought us together.

Dawn is a girl after my own heart and we seem to have a lot in common. If she didn’t live so far away I am certain we would spend many a fantastic evening sharing tears and laughter over a bottle of wine…or three! Dawn has become someone who I know I can turn to when the going get tough and she embodies everything that is great about the bogging community. Her heart and kindness is evident as is her passion…… and I really worry that I am not doing her justice with this post.

As part of the exchange we were supposed to exchange gifts, but as she lives in America – the clue is sort of in the name – and I don’t we decided instead that we would donate our gifts to a local rescue. As I am just beyond rubbish I am yet to make my donation, but I was so pleased that Dawn was happy to bend the rules slightly with me and that we became rebels together.

I could wax lyrical about how amazing Dawn is, but instead I want to encourage you to stop by the American Dog Blog. As trust me you want this lady in your life!!

Pierson and Maya
Pierson and Maya

5 thoughts on “Pet Blogger Gift Exchange – American Dog Blog

  1. I’d so love to share a bottle of wine…or three with you! Thank you for the kind words. It has been a pleasure sharing this holiday exchange with you. πŸ™‚ It was my first time too and I think it all worked out well. Happy New Year!!!

  2. Sometimes during the gift exchange, magic just happens. πŸ™‚

    Actually, we don’t really encourage the exchange of physical gifts, just compliments and encouragement. But I love that you and Dawn put your own spin on things by deciding to donate to your local shelters. Talk about an example of taking an idea and making it even better.

    As for whether you’re a pet blogger or not, who needs labels, right? If you’re a blogger who loves your animals, we happy to have you hanging with us as often as you want to.

    Thanks for joining the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange. Hope 2014 brings you many blessings.

  3. What a lovely post – as Pamela mentioned, it’s cool that you guys decided to donate to your local shelters. Very neat idea!

    So glad you decided to join us for the gift exchange! πŸ™‚

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