Top 10 2010 Favorite Dog Blog Posts

by Mary Haight on December 31, 2010

Wow – this was really hard.  That’s my excuse for posting this on the late side.  But I did take some pains, and felt some, too, to choose posts that resonated and that I thought would be worth your time.  Here they are, my top 10 2010 favorite dog blog posts in no particular order:

A Fearful Dog Speaks  Kevin Myers, Dog Lover’s Digest

Kim Clune’s Alaska: Ketchikan Misty Fjords  Kim Clune, This One Wild Life

Is “Pack” A Four-Letter Word?  Deborah Flick, Boulder Dog

No, Pit Bulls Aren’t Perfect, Are You? Edie Jarolim, Will My Dog Hate Me?

Danish Hovawart Puppy Mill Active Again  Kenzo, The Hovawart

The economy of incentives and the surprising science of motivation Debbie Jacobs, Fearful Dogs

Real Man’s Guide: Using Positive Reinforcement to Stop Behavior  Eric Goebelbecker, Dog Spelled Forward

When an Animal Shelter Closes   Melissa Freer, Mels Pet Pals

If Only I Could Read His Mind…  John Woestendiek, Ohmidog

Stop Hitting Your Dog  Steve Dale, Steve Dale Pet World, ChicagoNow

What Makes A City Pet Friendly?  Amy and Rod Burkert, GoPetFriendly

Satie’s bone Mary Doane, Mary’s Dogs

Wait…uh, wait…I still have Brent Toellner, Christie Keith, Lorie Huston, Hilary Lane and Leslie Fisher, but I’m out of numbers! Well, I am a rule breaker, and as Shawn Finch has said – another one I’d like to include here – a “troublestarter”. (Shawn and Lorie, and both Vets, have guest posts here, one on debarking, the other on diabetes, both great!) There was also a thoughtful post on cancer by Jana Rade that talked about healing from the inside, and some very entertaining posts from Karen Friesecke.  There are many others like Janet Tobiassen Crosby, Roxanne Hawn, Peggy Frezon, Dr V…maybe I should have done a “Top 25″ but then I will have all these new people I’ll be finding through your lists…I can see where this is going to get a litte complicated next year!

Happy New Year’s Eve!  Have fun and stay safe:)

(Bloggers can join the Linky Tool Blog Hop List and post the code on your blog if you like, and I’m leaving the list open for a couple of days:)

26 comments
Peggy
Peggy

What a great list and important topics. I'm going back to read those posts I missed. I'd like to add that I've enjoyed many very thought-provoking posts on your blog too! And thank you for including me in your "honorable mention," I truly am honored!

Hilary
Hilary

What a great list, Mary! I read most of them in the past, but I'll go back and re-read! Looking forward to it.

Mel
Mel

Mary - Thanks so much for including my post in your list! That one was written only in a matter of minutes, but I guess emotion can be a powerful thing. I am honored to be included on your list. Thank you! Now I've got to go read the ones I hadn't heard of that are on your list!

Amy@GoPetFriendly
Amy@GoPetFriendly

Wow! What a great surprise that we were included in your Top 10 favorite posts. I cannot imagine how hard it was for you to make this list! Just looking over the list of these great bloggers - we're honored to be included. I love this idea, however, and over the next year I will keep a list of the blog posts that stand out. I'll be ready for your 2011 Linky! Warm wishes for a fantastic 2011.

Pamela
Pamela

Some great posts here. I had to come back a few different times to catch the ones I didn't see the first time around. Thanks!

Kim Clune
Kim Clune

Mary, I have really enjoyed having you along for my Alaskan journey. It was a wonderful surprise to see that you enjoyed it so much too! Thanks for including me on your list. I'll get back to the dog blogging soon enough, but I just had to include the amazing wildlife in our travels. This One Wild Life is, after all, about all animals - domestic and wild. If I had to pick just ten of your posts, I couldn't. Yours are always so informative, thoughtful, thought provoking and well written. I am so happy to know such a kind and caring animal person and I look forward to many more wonderful interactions in the new year!

Miss Kodee
Miss Kodee

I love the idea of looking through our favourite posts. For me, it wasn't necessarily my favourite but rather what summed up "me" what my blog flavour was in 5 picks. I need to go through your list carefully, some interesting things there. But it's great to have these lists. People hop to thinking on this and add more! P.S. Being Canadian I liked reading Go Pet Friendly. Sadly almost Canadians are not dog-friendly towns compared to many U.S. ones.

Lorie Huston, DVM
Lorie Huston, DVM

Great list, Mary. Thanks for the post. I missed a few of these articles too and will have to go back and catch them. Thanks for the personal mention as well. Have a happy new year!

Hawk aka BrownDog
Hawk aka BrownDog

Hi Y'all! Just hopped by to catch up with y'all to wish everyone a happy New Year...and what to my surprise do I see, but someone who dares to try to pick our their favorite blog posts...No WAY!!! I don't think I could do that....I wondered how some of y'all could pick only 10 of y'alls own favorite posts, since I loved them all! And you narrowed the field! WHOA! Gotta go think about this one! Happy New Year, Hawk aka BrownDog

Kristine
Kristine

I missed too many of these, I don't know how. But that's a good thing as I can never have too many insightful posts to read. Happy New Year!

Edie
Edie

Thank you too for including me among these great posts! I really appreciate the shoutout. Getting to know you and your terrific blog was among the highlights of 2010. Here's to another year of cyber- and phone-friendship -- and maybe an actual meet at Blogpaws?

@Kenzo_HW
@Kenzo_HW

Thank you for including the puppy mill story in your favorite lists. This means a lot to me, especially coming from you. It must have been tough to write this, I just took up your challenge and made my own top 5. Auch. Now I know how you must feel.

Sarah
Sarah

Thanks for the great list! I missed a lot of them so I'm going to have to read them all! Happy New Year and see you on Twitter!!

DeborahFlick
DeborahFlick

Thank you so much! I'm honored to be among your favorite 10. What a lovely surprise ending to 2010. Wishing you a wonderful new year.

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