Every year, the phenomenal Pamela of Something Wagging hosts the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange, which is a kindness trade among folks who share the same passion. Incredible, right? I’ve loved participating in years past and have made so many new friends through this annual event.
This year is no different, though I am woefully behind on my post.
So, without making this any later, please meet Lauranne!
I’m thrilled that I finally got the chance to encounter her and her blog through the exchange. As soon as I clicked over, I was enchanted. Lauranne’s blog is in the personal diary style I so love. She writes from the heart, and you get a real feel for her lovely, caring personality. After reading a handful of posts, I found myself absolutely amazed: She is SO brave, navigating a significant breakup, sharing custody of her sweet pup with her ex, and venturing into the online dating world.
I need to veer off topic for a second here. Twice, TWO TIMES, online dating fellas have texted her pics of their privates. What is wrong with people?! In what reality do they think that’s even slightly ok?! Personally, I think Lauranne should reply with a note to the effect of “sorry, too small for a second date” and something like this:
Anyway. See what I mean? Brave! And so honest. This post brought tears to my eyes.
Onto her dog! BD is the pup she shares custody with her ex, which I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult that must be. But, of course, BD speaks to my heart. He struggles with fear aggression, which was exacerbated by an unprovoked attack. I so relate to Lauranne’s analysis of BD’s behavior and how to best approach him. I tend to over-think every aspect of Lukey’s and Cooper’s behavior. I love how she considers it from every angle. Two to check out: Causing Extra Stress and He’s not friendly. I empathize so much with her feelings in both of those posts and think she and I need to discuss over a glass of wine!
Definitely go check out her blog, but I warn you: Once you start reading, her voice will capture you! You’ll find yourself poking through her archives to catch up on the story – and I guarantee you’ll be thoroughly impressed with Lauranne!
(Quick note to Lauranne: Please, please, pretty please update us on the rabbit situation! I’m dying!)