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Woof Wednesday: Social Media, Pee-Mail & Doggy Wishes

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Cosmo Rules at Barkworld Expo!

Today it’s all about social media–you’re reading a blog that’s also linked to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and all of my inner demons (bwaaa-hahahaha!). I’ve mentioned before that Kristen Lamb’s blog and email course on social media kicked my blogging ass-ets into gear, and my friend and marketing maven Margie Morris urged me to share sparkle-icity via video (as in yesterday’s blog).

So is it any wonder the DAWGS want in on the action? They’re social butterflies anyway, and now they’ve graduated from Pee-Mail to Barkworld, their own social media conference.  More than 40 percent of US households share their lives, popcorn and beds with a furry wonder. We oooooh and awwwwww over cute-and-fuzzy pictures and share doggy stories with each other. At the end of September, dog lovers will learn better how to stay socially connected and keep the virtual fur flying in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Magic-Mobile is ready to roll...

Magical-dawg wants to go–but I think he’s more interested in a road trip than a paw-top computer connection. Besides, the cat won’t let him get near the desktop. I’ve been spending lots of time in my office preparing for a major hush-hush(puppy) project and upcoming speaking engagements, so he’s feeling a bit put upon.

Do your dogs like the car or does it send them howling in horror? My first dog cried and trembled the entire time. I think Magic would drive if he had opposable thumbs able to insert the key in the ignition. Do you take yours with you on vacation, or leave ’em behind? By the way, if’n you’re traveling with pets during April, Red Roof Inn has a 15 percent off special.

Just for fun, wanted to share this video of dogs having a ball doing all sorts of doggy things, courtesy of Critter Concepts and benefiting Make A Wish Foundation. And also just for fun–if your dog could have his/her wish, what would it be? (I think Magic would vote for thumbs…)

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About amyshojai

Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant (dogs/cats), award winning author of 30+ pet care titles and thrillers, and spokesperson to the pet industry.

2 responses »

  1. My dogs are sort of in between. At first they’re somewhat excited apprehensive but then they calm down and curl up in the seats.

  2. Magic always gets excited first, and then settles if it’s a long trip. But he wants to watch out windows especially at stop lights.

    Our first shepherd, though, got carsick the day we got him and drove him home. I think that sort of colored his whole future expectations of cars–even though we’d take him for trips through the fast food drive through for French fries. *s*


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