Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Another Versatile Blogger Award! Woohoo!

Many thanks to our blogging budding 2 Brown Dawgs for awarding us a second Versatile Blogger Award! We love reading their blog about the training and trials of two beautiful brown Chessies, Thunder and Storm, ย as they learn the skills of true retrievers – the discipline is awe-inspiring and their obvious love of retrieving is heartwarming.

Okay, so….another 7 facts about ourselves. Hmmmm….

1. I love to write – good thing too, since I’m a freelance writer by profession! LOL If I go more than one day without writing, I definitely feel a void.

2. Daisy likes to sit in my lap when I’m working on the computer. Inevitably, sometime during each day, she tiptoes over to me and oh-so-gently stands so her front paws are on the edge of my chair. When I look at her, she fake-stretches, gives me that irresistible Daisy face with the sideways look, big smiling eyes, and wagging tail, and she inevitably charms me into letting her onto my lap. She sits there like royalty and eventually curls up. How can I resist that sweet Havachon face and soft Havachon presence all cuddled up on me? Since I can’t reach the computer once she’s on me, I’m really thankful to have voice recognition software!

3. We love going to local fairs and festivals, especially in the fall. We go to every single one we can squeeze in, even if they’re two hours away and especially if they’re in areas we’ve yet to explore.

4. Daisy gets bathed once a week. On the sixth day, she starts smelling like a Cheese Doodle!

5. DD and I love Gordon Ramsay’s shows. Hell’s Kitchen, Master Chef, Kitchen Nightmares – in that order, we’re suckers for anything Ramsay. On a different level, we also love Lidia Bastianich’s cooking shows on PBS – she makes our mouths water!

6. My two dream trips would be to England and Italy. I don’t go much for tourist traps (though I would like to see some historical spots), but to spend several weeks exploring the English countryside, mingling with the “real folks” and then to spend about a month in Tuscany would be a dream come true.

7. I love Starbucks mochas. I don’t have them all that often, but I really appreciate them when I do have one. I also love the ambiance of certain cafes with that certain indefinable “something” that stirs my creativity, as well as small towns and down-to-earth people. Especially if those places are dog-friendly and we can bring Daisy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think I nominated just about all of my blogging buddies who post comments here ( I LOVE reading all your comments!), but they’re all worth mentioning again, and their blogs are definitely worth visiting:

Granny 1947; Passionate About Pets; Chancy the Gardener;ย 2 Brown Dawgs;ย Oscah Baby; Snoopy’s Dog Blog; Happy.Bark.Days; Live, Bark, Love; Green Dog Love; You’ve Been Hooked; Yuki the Dog; According To Gus; Tiffy’s World; Jackie Paulson.

Thanks again to 2 Brown Dawgs, and thanks to everyone who stops by our blog! We love your visits! ๐Ÿ˜€

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We’re So Honored! :)

Many thanks to our blogging buddies Oscar and Paulineย and Green Dog Love Blog for nominating us for the Versatile Blogger Award! You made our day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Thank you so much for honoring my silliness! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, to continue the tradition, we’ve linked back to both (along with our sincere thanks!), and now we’ll share seven facts about us and pass on the award.

Fact 1. Daisy’s new favorite “toy” is the little round cap that covers the bolt at the base of the toilet. (Might as well start off with the most embarrassing one, right?) She’s chosen one in particular as her target, and now it’s got teeth marks all over it. ::sigh:: Gotta remember to keep that bathroom door closed at all times!

Fact 2. We love British television. Yes, we’re Yanks, but we’re really captivated by a number of Britcoms and the way the Brits bring 19th century books to life (I love 19th century books). Sometimes we plan entire evenings around a good British show. ::blushing:: We find it hysterical that so many Britcom characters talk about their favorite TV shows being American!

Fact 3. Daisy tries to catch butterflies and bugs through the glass door. She still doesn’t understand that if there’s thick glass between her and the flying creature outside, she’s not going to win.

Fact 4. We’re foodies. Big time. We love trying new foods, new restaurants, and new recipes. In fact, I was a restaurant reviewer for a number of years.

Fact 5. One of Daisy’s nicknames – at times – is “Lunatic”. But it’s said with love and always in the midst of a big laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fact 6. We love love love books. All kinds of books. Contemporary, 19th-18th-17th century and beyond (DD is big into Shakespeare’s original language), fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. We cross all genres. You name it, we read it. And no matter how boring a book may be, once I start it, I have to finish it. Inevitably I’ll pick up some gems in even the dullest literature.

Fact 7. Daisy hates putting her harness on. She gets all excited when she sees it or the leash, but we have to chase her around before getting her to stay still long enough to get the darned thing on her. It’s a struggle, believe me. Once it’s on, she’s all happy and excited again!

Okay, so if you’re still with me after all that, here are our nominations for Versatile Blogger Award (in no particular order):

Granny1947 – a lovely woman who looks at life with a great sense of humor
Passionate About Pets – real quality blogging, great stories, beautiful photos
Happy Bark Days – I know she’s already received several nominations, but Miss Maple is so darned adorable and the blog is just so well written, I had to add another
Live, Bark, Love – great blogging about great dogs with great photos
According to Gus – fabulous dog blog; it offers too much to even list here!
Snoopy’s Dogblog – one of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet; he melts our hearts
The Hook – not a dog blog, but lots of really funny behind-the-scenes hotel stories
Roxy the Traveling Dog – a new blogging buddy with a really interesting and versatile blog
Chancy the Gardener – lots of personality in fun blog posts!

Living the Wheat Free Life – this is a fabulous, upbeat blog that’s helpful for anyone who has wheat or gluten allergies or has celiac disease – and very helpful for the people who cook for them.

I hope I didn’t miss anyone! ย I guess I’m not supposed to re-nominate Oscah Baby or Green Dog Love Blog, but they’re certainly among our favorites too! Thanks again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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