Thursday, January 2, 2014

Diggs 101

Back in early December we announced we were once again joining in Something Wagging this way comes "Pet Blogger Gift Exchange" (co-hosted this year by one of our favorite blogs I Still Want More Puppies!)

We were paired with a young blog called Our Four Legged Family and right away set about getting to know them and their handsome dog, Diggs and lovely cat, Isis, both rescues.

   Our Four Legged Family                        Fun, Fur, and Family in Denver

In her first post, blogger Savannah wrote:
"Our floor is covered in pet toys, and our pockets smell like pet treats more often than not, but we love it, and wouldn't change a thing. Welcome to the fur zone!"
I loved that and immediately thought, "these are my people."

Diggs is part Australian Cattle Dog, probably part Basenji and has a few of his own hang-ups much like the little princess here at our casa. He's ridiculously cute and he is Savannah's first dog. Remember that when you read the post (and watch the accompanying video) about their first foray into agility. (Bella, Diggs is embarrassing you, never mind how Diggs's mom is putting yours to shame.)

I laughed out loud reading Digg's page where Savannah describes why they think his mixed breed heritage includes Basenji:
"We’re still not entirely sure what the other part of the “mix” is, but there have been strong suggestions for Basenji based on his coloring, talking, feline-esque habit of washing his face, and epic aversion of water."
I don't know, you may have to be a Basenji-phile to get that but, since we believe Bella is also part Basenji, I was nodding both in agreement and commiseration.

Also from the page about Diggs:
"Diggs has a super sensitive stomach, struggles with separation anxiety, is frantically protective of me, and has unwarranted fears about more things than we realize most of the time."
Sound like anyone you know?

What has impressed me most about Savannah and Diggs and their "Four Legged Family" is the dedication made to help Diggs become more comfortable in his own skin. We certainly know what a commitment that is to make to a fearful dog and welcome them to an ever-growing community of people trying to figure out and help their screwed up mutts.

As a new blogger, it can be difficult to meet other bloggers and find your voice and your niche. Savannah is already doing a great job finding her voice. Her writing style is welcoming and funny. I feel like I'm reading the thoughts of a friend, not being lectured to even when she tackles more controversial subjects like Breed-Specific Legislation and the ever-contentious Dog Food discussion.

Isn't he handsome?
I am so looking forward to watching Savannah continue to find her voice and speak up on issues that inspire her. And I can't wait to see what's in store for Diggs and Isis and the rest of their family in 2014. So please join me in welcoming Savannah and her crew to Blogville by hopping on over and leaving a comment to say hello.

Images totally stolen with impunity from Our Four Legged Family.


  1. From our home to yours, Happy New Year! I visited Diggs and Savannah and found it to be a great blog-will visit back there again. May you enjoy health, happiness, love and joy with lots of fun times this year.
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. Pamela | Something WaggingJanuary 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Just when I think I've found all the cool pet bloggers, I meet someone new. And Savannah definitely joins that list.

    Glad you found a kindred spirit in the Pet Blogger's Gift Exchange. Thanks so much for your generosity.

  3. This seems like a family we want to get to know!! Thanks!

  4. They sound like someone we'll enjoy a lot! Diggs is ridiculously cute!

  5. What a good looking dog! Nice post and Happy 2014!

  6. I discovered them last year, too! What a lovely tribute! I'm excited to see what she has in store for the new year!

  7. Hmmm… Tavish hates water too. Is he secretly part Basenji? Are there miniature Basenjis? Because as you know, he is kind of tiny.

    Anyway… this post was fantastic! I loved reading about Savannah and learning more about her blog. Diggs is insanely adorable.

    This was a lovely gift - so happy you joined us for the exchange. Sounds like this was a perfect match!