1. (of verse)
a. comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure.
b. rude; crude; poor.
After a year of intensive dog research, reading, planning, and learning from all of you in the dog blogging community, I welcomed my first dog into my life on May 17, 2012. Pyrrha (*pronounced “peer-ah”) came to us from the wonderful people at Southeast German Shepherd Rescue. This blog will continue to be the story of our adventure with our first dog and raising her into a happy, healthy, and confident member of our little family. Thanks for reading and for sharing your advice and dog-rearing wisdom with me!
Why I Started This Blog (Old Introduction):
Hi. My name is Abby and I am fairly obsessive about dogs. It’s only a matter of time before I become a Crazy Dog Lady. But I have to get a dog first.
This blog started on May 10, 2011. One year from now, once we move out of our apartment, I will finally be able to get a dog. This blog is a project in patience. During this year of waiting for a puppy to call my own, I will be a student of the canine world. I’m reading books and blogs about dogs; I’m walking neighborhood dogs; and I’m volunteering at the local SPCA. Getting a dog is a big responsibility. I know this and so I want to spend this year responsibly, by learning as much as I can about (wo)man’s best friend.
This blog will become my personal ledger of the things I’m learning about dogs and dog life in my year of waiting. I hope to learn from other dog-wise bloggers along the way, so please, share your insight! I don’t know much, but I am eager to learn. I hope my few words here will be proof of that.
When I’m not working as a copy editor or daydreaming about dogs, I write a personal blog called Little Stories and run a part-time calligraphy business, Bluestocking Calligraphy. I live with my husband, Guion, who is a poet and musician.
Feel free to contact me at doggerelblog[at]gmail[dot]com.