Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cover Girl...Well, Almost...Kind of...Ok, Not Really

Although I didn't make the cover like this cutie pie, I did make it in the magazine! :) That's right...you see, my pawtastic dog blog furiend, Honey, has a Mom that is a great writer. Honey's Mom, Hsin-Yi, writes articles of all kinds and she happened to be writing about "hard to train" breeds for Dogs Today out of the UK and asked my Mom to answer some questions about training me. At first I protested because I didn't like the thought of people thinking I was "hard to train", but Mom convinced me it would be a good article that portrayed me well. She said it would educate people about how some breeds just require a bit more patience and consistency but by no means are they untrainable. Mom even told me it meant I was smarter than most because I had a mind of my own, so I decided to let her answer the questions and send a few pictures. ;) Anyway, that was a few months ago, and then about three weeks ago my furiends from Pointer Pandemonium told me they saw me and Mom in a magazine so Mom ordered up a couple of copies to show off, of course. :) We were both very excited and guess what?? The Dughallmor Beagles are in it too and another blog dog whom we are not acquainted with named Chow Chow. How cool is that? I know, I could hardly stop wagging my tail and have been shamelessly showing MY magazine to everyone who will look at it! hehehehe!

Here we are in our action shot. Thanks Hsin-Yi for writing a great article and asking us to contribute. It was lots of fun and we are thrilled and honored to be a part of it. :)


29 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My furiends are sooooo furry famous!

Khan I please have your pawtograph?

Khongrats fur making the magazine!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Cool! Great action shot!

Sheba of West Africa said...

Now how cool is that!! I asked mom to buy your paper but she says she can't get hold of it here. Will you ask her mom to let us know if it's available online one day? Sometimes, articles are posted on the web after a while...
Anyways, who says we're hard to train just because we have a mind of our own?! Mom says she couldn't have a better companion when we're out riding in the bush. I do everything BY THE BOOK and even better! As for other times - less serious times which does not require my full attention - you might see mom shake her head at what she calls the Deaf Ear Syndrome. Sorry 'bout that.... it's just that... well you know how it is Nala, don't you? Sometimes just need our attention, more than those human voices... (after all, if it's not an urgency then what's all the fuss about?).

Warm greetings from Africa,
Sheba

Gennasus said...

Oooh, so exciting! Fame at last.

I'll have to dash out and buy a copy. That's as long as Nicky and the Dughallmors haven't bought them all up in this area!

Chelsea + Shiloh said...

How cool is that... I think your front page material Nala... and I agree its the cleverist breeds who are 'untrainable', I would be if I was a dog

Rufus and Indie said...

Hi Nala!
You look so coooool!And you are a great doggie!
Have a great weekend!

Rufus and Indie

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

sigh--all of our bloggy dogs are so famous!

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

That's very cool!

Muzzle says she will try to get hold of a copy, she hasn't bought Dogs Today for a while.

Minnie-Moo
UK

Ruby and Penny said...

Congratulations Nala. This is so exciting.
Love Ruby & Penny

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Nala, we are so proud of you!!!! Congrats!!!!!

Lilo

brooke said...

How cool is that! It's always so exciting when dogs friends we "know" (even if only through their blogs) are published in books in magazines! Im going to ask my friend who's working in the UK now to pick me up a copy!

Maggie and Mitch said...

How cool! We have so many famous friends! We'll have to look for a copy of that magazine!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sam said...

That's awesome! I LOVE Hsin-Yi and Honey - they're such nice people (and dog).

The Army of Four said...

Congratulations!!! And that is SUCH a great photo!
Play bows,
Zim

The OP Pack said...

Congratulations!!! We feel so honored to know so many celebrities - great article and what a super pic of you and Mom.

woos, the OP Pack

Mango said...

You are totally famous. Although I can't imagine why you weren't on the cover.

Slobbers,
Mango

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

OMD, Twinny!! That is awesome!! Congrats! I want to read that article too.. I think we have a store here that sells magazines from other countries - we are going to look for it. :)
You are famous!!
xo

The Posner Pack said...

Wow - sounds like a nice article, congrats and thanks for showing a great side of Ridgebacks to the rest of the dog world! We will try to pick up a copy and make our humans read it to us!

Sierra Rose said...

Yeaooo!!! That is so great! Looks like you are a pro at that jump!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kasha said...

Holy cow Amber! That is really really neat! We are giving you and Nala a high 5 from way over here. It makes me want to step up the training with Africa. If you can do it, so should I. Good job for sticking with it! You should be so so proud.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Nala! Am so pleased you are happy with the article! You look wonderful in it and really are a fantastic ambassador for your breed (and all dogs!)

Thank you so much again (esp to your human) for taking the time to help Hsin-Yi with the article!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Muzzle bought a copy of the mag today and saw your photo - VERY cool :-))

M-M
x

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - well, you've always been our pin-up and now you really are in print - wow!! You are so clever and so beautiful - we're going to really try to get a copy of this so we can show it off to all our pals. Well done - and isn't Hsin-Yi (and of course Honey) fabulous? Well done - you deserve to be a cover girl, you're the best! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! Congrats Nala!
I will has to get Mum to go out and buy me that so i can see it in pawsone.
~lickies, Ludo

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Pawslaps Nala! Wasn't it so cool to be a part of this? Hsin-Yi wrote a wonderful article and we were very proud to be included, so cool that you were too and your picture is wonderful!
Slobbers xx

Mindy Lu said...

BARK! Nala you are an International Famous Doggie. Will you give me your pawtigraph?
BARK! Sasha the Princess!

claire said...

SO COOL! congrats!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, I feel like I should ask for your pawtograph. That's really great!

Kat

Remi said...

That's so cool! My sis is famous!