Sunday, April 3, 2011

Only 6?

I'm not sure how many blogs I follow but it's quite a few!  A lot more than 6 but only 6 are written by men!  All the blogs I follow are doggy related and there are probably zillions of doggy blogs I don't read that are written by men:)  But in my limited reading the vast majority are written by women.  Is it because we have got more time (!), we are more eloquent, we care more, we like to brag about our kids, we just like to natter about our kids, we got sick of boring our friends so we started a blog but don't really mind if no-one else wants to read about our kids?  There are lots more possible reasons, I'm sure, but I'm interested in knowing if you agree with me that most of the doggy (perhaps even animal) blogs are written by women and if you have any ideas as to why:)

I was recently given a Stylish Blogger award

by Sue and Song from Graceful Greyhounds, thank you girls:)  I think I'm supposed to pass it on to 7 blogs I enjoy reading but I'm just going to pass it on to the 6 blokes, so here they are in no particular order ....

Coffee With A Canine - who does interviews with people and their dogs and we were delighted to be featured a few weeks ago, thanks Marshal:)
A Bit of Loki - apart from having a gorgeous Greyhound, Mr Mischief is into all sorts of imaginative stuff, but you'll have to check his blog out for yourself!
A Dogs Journey - which is about Kassa and his very new brother, Ricky.  They are 2 ex-racing Greyhounds now enjoying retirement as pets:)
Shutterhounds - this is a mixture of Greyhounds and gorgeous photography.  If you're interested in either it's a must see:)
Whippet Tales - which, funnily enough, is again gorgeous photos but of Whippets this time.

I haven't forgotten the infamous Life With Dogs who surely needs no introduction but I suspect he has probably been given 16,386 of these awards already.  I'll let him know I've got one here if he wants it though:)

Now, we really should have a token woman here, shouldn't we?  This is where it gets tough as I've found a few really cool blogs in recent weeks but I'm going to give it to a favourite that I've been following for a while and it's Needle Noses which, yes, is about 2 Greyhounds and their Mum has the wickedest sense of humour I've come across ... but she gets that from her Dad I think;)

OK, I did manage 7 blogs!  I'm also supposed to tell you 7 things you don't already know about me and/or my kids, and that's harder than finding 7 blogs.

While I try and think of some things you don't already know about us I'll chuck in a video I did today of my Princess running with just a nubbin!  The first part I took a few days after she had her tail docked and understandably she isn't running flat out or making any tight turns.  Her nubbin probably got a jolt with every step she took!  Shortly after I took the first bit of video she took a tumble and hurt her confidence and her nubbin and it took 3 weeks before she would venture into the velodrome again!  And she only wanted to run by herself.  She's still unsure if she's with other Greyhounds about running with them, but she'll come right.  You'll see in the last part of the video, which I took on Friday at the beach, how happy and confident she is running alone:)

Here we go ....

1) Beryl and I are both Australian:)

2) Frankie likes to eat his meals in Beryl's crate.

3) I've got 8 tattoos.

4) I love my iMac computer which I bought nearly a year ago.

5) Beryl has talons instead of toenails!

6) We'd all love to live at the beach (but wouldn't most people with dogs?)

7) I have to get up at 5-15 tomorrow morning for work:(

OK, I know that wasn't very interesting but because I have to get up so early for work and should be in bed now I haven't got time to think of anything imaginative!

But I mustn't forget the Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop
which is co-hosted by the aforementioned Life With Dogs and you can find the instructions on his blog.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  Seeya ....


jet said...

heheh nubbin hehehe

I saw a dog tat looked EXACTLY like Frankie on the river today but he was offleash and I couldn't figure out who his owner was...

Mad Red Hare said...

Congrats on the award! I hope to be blogging about the hounds again soon. Since I quit the second job, I hope to have much more time.

Sue said...

Good post. Don't know why there are more women bloggers.

Can't see your vid, as my Flash player isn't working again. bloomin thing is ok some days and then others refuses to play.

Aksharaa said...

Guess u are right about Women bloggers. At least I love to talk about my fur-kids and love writing about my life with them.I think they have given me a whole new perspective and I cherish it.
I blog also because I love to learn new things, make friends from all over the world and read about places, people and history etc.
My husband is a gadget freak(!!!) and I guess most men are.One more reason why they don't blog much.

It was fun reading more about you. Congratulations on your award.

4-legged Wiums said...

We reckon men don't blog much coz they can't be bothered, they'd much rather be watching sport or doing something MANLY :-p haha!

Beryl looks so cute with her nubbin, kinda like a stretched mini-foxie!

houndstooth said...

It's funny you make mention of the few guy bloggers there are out there. I look at the blogs that I really, really like, and a good portion of them are written by men. I think men and women tend to write and blog differently. Men seem to be more rooted in factual information when they blog. I love all of the blogs you mentioned, along with The Thundering Herd, Wilf's The PON Discovers France and Together With Dogs, which are also written by men. Maybe it's the tomboy in me. I was always friends with the guys more than the girls.

Beryl looks awesome running! That shorter tail hasn't stopped her a bit. We met a hound at our meet and greet this weekend who just had his tail amputated on Monday.

Michelle said...

Now that you mention it, it is quite interesting. Not sure why most of the blogs that I read are written by women. I need to expand my search. :)

georgia little pea said...

First of all, congrats on YOUR award :)

I HAVE noticed that most dogbloggers seem to be women. I haven't checked out that many dogblogs, maybe 100+ but, of those, I only know of the Daily Dose of Jack, and there was a really good Canadian one too but it's now defunct and he's doing a Pound Dogs blog. I also just found out last week that Morgan of Mr Taleteller fame has a blog too!

I refuse to believe it's because we women have more time. We're just better at multi-tasking and willling to stay up late and get up early to post. Also, who else is going to listen to our little happinesses, woes, fears, etc? Our Other Halves? Oh please :p

Have a great week :)

sagechronicles said...

Congrats on your award--well deserved! I enjoyed your 7 things about you. And I agree, it's mostly women who write these blogs, but I do enjoy the male aspect. My son write a well-written blog from time to time about his bees and chickens.

Kristine said...

It's true, I don't follow that many male bloggers either. There just seem to be a lot more women than men in the pet blogging world.

Congrats on your award! 8 tattoos, eh? What of? i thought I was brave getting one!

jcp said...

Beryl looks so great!
Congrats on your award and thanks so much for sharing it. I'll have to think of 7 interesting things to say and pass it on.

Pamela said...

Congratulations on the Stylish Blogger award!

Only a few of the dog blogs I read are by men. Interestingly enough, I have a number of male email subscribers to my blog. Maybe it's all the photos of the sexy blonde (dog) I live with.

I also have a blog for first time home buyers so I read a lot of financial blogs and blogs about blogging which are mostly written by men. And I find some of them are nasty and posturing. It always feels good to get back to dog blog world where both the men and women know how to nurture.

Pamela said...

Oops, I forgot to say how much I loved the video. There is nothing more beautiful than greyhound zoomies--especially at the beach.

Mr.Mischief said...

Thanks for the award, I will be doing a post about it soon, just need to get a couple school projects is as busy as I thought it would be..guh

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