Friday, April 4, 2014

Celebrating Small Things

Today on My Pet Blog, I'm taking part in VikLit's weekly bloghop Celebrate The Small Things where participants share whatever it is they happen to be celebrating from the past week. Big things, small things—it doesn't matter. We celebrate it all.


Here is what I'm celebrating this week:

—Today is my beloved German Shepherd's 11th birthday. Later, we shall be going on a special car ride to get cheeseburgers because that's what we always do on Big's birthday.


—THE SNOW HAS STARTED TO MELT! My driveway has stopped resembling a bobsledding track. I can almost open the gate to the backyard again. And there's actually a spot in my yard where you can see grass. Sure, it's a very small spot, but it's still grass and you can still see it. I know it's been spring for a while, but now it's starting to feel like it. Woo Hoo!

Game of Thrones returns this weekend, and I once again have HBO so I can watch the new season. I've been re-watching some of season three when I have the time. It's fantastic—but really, Joffrey just doesn't get slapped often enough.



—And last, but certainly not least, while I was on my blogging break, I was the lucky winner of a massive book giveaway hosted by author Christine Rains. Not only did she gift me with a paperback copy of her complete 13th Floor series, but I also received novels from the following awesome authors:

Elizabeth Arroyo, Catherine Stine, M. Pepper Langlinais, T.F. WalshCherie Reich, Graeme Ing, Angela Brown, M. Pax, River Fairchild, Julie Flanders, and Misha Gericke.

That should keep me busy for a while. Thank you to you all.

That's going to do it for me today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope y'all have an excellent weekend.

49 comments:

  1. Aw, your dog is so cute. 11 years is such a milestone!

    And wow, lucky you, when it comes to that contest! Hope you enjoy all the books you won! :)

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    1. Oh, I'm sure I will enjoy all the books. Can't wait to read them all!

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  2. Happy Birthday poochie!

    Hooray for spring and new books!

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    1. The arrival of spring and new books is always something to celebrate!

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  3. Congratulations on the big win!
    Now, go get that dog some cheeseburgers. Hold the lettuce.

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    1. Oh yeah. No lettuce for Big. He doesn't hold with such nonsense.

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  4. Certainly sounds like a good week. And celebrating with cheeseburgers sounds great to me. Have fun! :)

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  5. Happy birthday, Big!! Great prize pack, M.J. I haven't seen Game of Thrones, but I think I'd probably like it.

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    1. I know...such a great prize pack. It's going to be great checking out all those books.

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  6. I totally forgot about this hop today since I'm doing the A to Z. Hope I'm forgiven.

    Big is beautiful. Give him a happy hug around his neck and not his leg for me.

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    1. Hahaha! Big has fortunately outgrown that whole leg hugging phase of his life. =)

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  7. Aww, Happy Birthday to Big!! And I also can't wait for GoT, so excited that it's finally back.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to the new season. It's going to be over much too quickly.

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  8. What a handsome dog! Happy Birthday to him! And yay for snow melting! :)

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy about the snow melting. Mere words cannot express it fully.

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  9. Aw. My dog just turned eleven also. She had to celebrate by having 13 teeth pulled. Just so sad. But she's loving the mush she has to eat now. Wonders why we didn't do that sooner. Gotta love dogs and their great attitude on life. :)

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    1. Big probably needs to have 13 teeth pulled. His teeth are in terrible shape. What kind of mush does your pup eat? I bet Big would love it, too.

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    2. She's getting the canned stuff now. Or I can also water down her dry food, but she goes so nuts for the meaty stuff. And after what she's been through I can't deny her. Next the vet will be telling me she's obese and needs to lose a few pounds. :)

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    3. I wondered if it was canned food, or if you were making some kind of special doggy mush. If it was the latter, I was going to request the recipe. =)

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  10. I started watching Game of Thrones a few weeks ago...and watched all 3 seasons in one week. Yup. Pretty excited for the new season!

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    1. I was trying to get all three season in before the new one started. Didn't quite make it, though. Better luck next time. So glad you loved it!!

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  11. OMG OMG OMG Game of Thrones is coming back! I'm so excited for it :D

    Aww happy 11th birthday to Big, hope he enjoys his cheeseburger!

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    1. I'm sure he did enjoy it, but he inhaled it so quickly, I'm not positive he actually tasted it.

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  12. A cheeseburger sounds like an excellent birthday present! :)

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  13. More books? Do you have room for more books? (And congrats.)

    And Happy Birthday, Big.

    Spring? Right, that's what happened just when our weather turned...cold (for us).

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    1. Fortunately, they were mostly e-books. I haven't managed to fill up my Kindle yet. 'Yet' being the operative word, of course.

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  14. Die, snow, die!!!

    Happy birthday, Big!

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  15. Congrats on all the books! I expect many reviews coming up this year!
    Happy birthday beautiful puppy!
    I would smother that dog if he was here.
    LOVE!
    Happy weekend!
    HMG

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    1. I hope to, but the truth is I've been really slacking off on the reviewing thing so far this year. I need to do better. I will do better.

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  16. Happy birthday to Big! He shares my husband's birthday. I got him pizza instead of burgers, though. Maybe I'll take him for a car ride tomorrow. :) Enjoy all those books. I've read them all and love 'em!

    And YES! GoT is back! They need to slap Joffrey silly before... well, I won't give away any spoilers.

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    1. Laughing about the car ride for your husband.

      And yes, I didn't want to give anything away concerning Joffrey either. =) I just really like watching that character get slapped.

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  17. You are so lucky the snow is going away. It snowed here today. *headdesk*

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    1. Yeah...I totally jinxed myself because it's snowing here right now. And before that, it was raining ice. Yay.

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  18. Happy Birthday, Big! I bet few things are better to a dog than a cheeseburger and fresh grass after a long winter. :-)

    Enjoy your haul of books, and the warm weather!

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    1. Horrible to think that forty degrees is warm weather, but I do appreciate it just the same.

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  19. I love that puppy and congrats on winning the books.

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  20. GoT is starting up again?! YES!

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  21. Aww I've had two German Shepherd's in the past, they were lovely dogs. I hope he enjoyed his cheeseburger :)
    Can't wait for Game of Thrones!

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    1. He devoured it pretty fast, so I'm sure he did enjoy his cheeseburger. =)

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  22. Hi human, M.J.,

    I could sense you've being wondering where Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar is. Here I am! Arf!

    Well done on getting all those books. And hey to your beloved dog, a a happy belated barkday, um birthday :)

    Penny, the pawsitive host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

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  23. Aw, happy birthday to your pup (my Maine Coon cat turned 13 on April 1st)! And I'm with you re GoT; so excited to have it back! Hope you enjoy the books . . . ~MPL

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  24. sweet puppy bday treats!
    and yay for snow melting =)
    GOT, BABY!! i can't wait for this season to get going!! I hope it finishes up A STORM OF SWORDS - so much awesome is coming, not just winter!

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  25. I LOVE that you get your dog a burger on his birthday. I had a friend w/ a boxer in college, and she'd start drooling shoestrings every time he went through a drive-through. HILarious.

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  26. Happy birthday to your german shepherd!

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