Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Goodbear’s Back!!!!!

“Hide-and-seek’s more fun than hide-and-hide.”

Hi everybody,

This is just a quick post to say that Goodbear has returned to the Blogosphere from a hiatus of four months (that’s, like, 16 bloglives).

Goodbear was the second blogger (after Checkers, and besides E.g., who was only humouring me 😉 ) to leave a comment on my brand-new-baby blog, on March 6, 2008. What drew her here? Three guesses…tic-tic-tic…time’s up:

Dog barf.

Yep, her dog Cody Bear has gastroparesis, and my Cai started his life with megaesophagus. These are both digestive-tract poblems — Cody’s food wouldn’t leave his stomach, and Cai’s wouldn’t get down his throat. Goodbear and I exchanged notes on our furchildren’s conditions, and have been fast friends ever since.

So if you have a moment, please pop over and welcome her back. Like me, she’s a generalist blogger: her dogs, interesting birds and bugs, hikes in the desert foothills, decent beer, and memorable meals all go into the mix.

But mostly, her dogs. Cody is a Chow mix, and Pickles a Border Collie. Oh, and there’s Spree, the kitty, too. See them here at Cody Bear’s Friends.

Or maybe photography’s more your thing. For photos that really capture the personality — er, dogonality? — of every canine she meets, please visit her photoblog, Dog Daily Photo. We mustn’t let her get away again!

13 Responses to Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Goodbear’s Back!!!!!

  1. stephanie says:

    done and done… oh, I missed them!

  2. goodbear says:

    hi! you totally made me laugh with the tic-tic-tic…dog barf.
    still going through paper towels like crazy over here!

  3. lavenderbay says:

    They’re eminently missable, aren’t they, Stephanie?

    Hey, well, Goodbear, if two people can’t compare notes on their children’s chuck-ups, how close can they be? Most of the cleanup around here anymore is for fibre-fanatical Fergus; his latest cropfuls are chewed brussels sprouts stalks from one of the compost piles. The delicate shading of the stalk shards blends in elegantly with the flooring, rendering them invisible until they’ve dried to a nicety.

  4. Jayne says:

    Awww, a new friendship cemented through dog barf…how sweet lol 😉
    And, yep, I hear you on the compost bin delicacies lol.

  5. lavenderbay says:

    Hoo-boy, am I clueless, Jayne! Here all this time I thought Fergus was interested in the rat. (The ‘sprouts stalks are in an open pile a few metres from the bin.)

  6. S. Le says:

    Thanks for the heads-up!

    Your wee doggy looks a bit like a fox in this photo!

  7. Three cheers for blog friends and less barf.

  8. lavenderbay says:

    It’s true, S. Le, with the snow, there’s no clue as to how unfoxly short his legs are. Lol

    Hip-hip, hoorah, Barefootheart!

  9. Binky says:

    A bow-wow chow-wow? Like that famous cartoon, I wonder how many bloggers are actually dogs (or cats)?

  10. lavenderbay says:

    Chow-chow is a kind of pickle, of course, Binky, and Pickles is a Border Collie, and Cody may be a Border Chow, and Goodbear may occasionally get pickled, and so now where does that leave us? Besides with a sudden hankering for a garlic dill…mmm…chow for now!

  11. eyegillian says:

    Gee, for some reason, on first scanning this blog post, the first phrase to jump out at me was “decent beer”. Goodbear, blogs, pickles, beer… here’s a toast to friendship!

  12. Tony says:

    There does seem to be a very high doggy blogging presence in the blogosphere

  13. lavenderbay says:

    Lol, Eyegillian! After the week you had at work, you sure deserved your bottle of stout. Cheers!

    There are probably a lot of good dog blogs in the ‘sphere, Tony, because people are blogging about what they love. (All right, we all love beer too, but it doesn’t play ball or go for walkies or cuddle, so there’s less to say about it.)

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