OK, you all know what my post is likely to be filled with, right?
February is the month of love. You know, Valentine’s Day, Cupid, candy, and everything in between. It’s an interesting holiday as … shouldn’t you show people you care every day? Instead of picking one day to purchase flowers and all with jacked up prices?
The greatest of Hallmark holidays!
I’ve never been much for the holidays that seem to be directly aimed at consumer spending. While Christmas and such as developed into that, it does also have a much bigger meaning. Valentine’s Day seems fully aimed at consumer spending.
Alas, it’s always going to be there.
My valentine, of course, was Harper. And she is the perfect valentine. If you have some treats and such, she’s all about everything you are. The amount of love she shows, though, is unmatched. She’s a cuddle pal walking pal, and everything else all wrapped into one.
Growing up, I was always a cat person. I actually had thought about adding a cat, but have backed off a bit as I wasn’t fully sure. And if I can’t be 100 percent in to make sure the cat is good for Harper, then it’s hard to get one. I’d want them both to have good experiences from it. Maybe in the future,
But this dog … she has showed me how amazing it is to love an animal. I cared very deeply about the cats in my life, but they were like many cats — came to you when they wanted attention and stayed away when not. Harper always wants to be near or around me. Even when I want to take her in the car, which is sometimes a chore!
Let’s see all the love you had in February!
Here are my five for the month! Let’s see what you all have!
1. Harper loves … baseball
I always said if I had a dog, I wouldn’t go to Bark in the Park. Yeah… that worked out well. Now I love spending time at games with Harper. And she loves it, too! She’s gotten foul balls and even had a ball thrown up from the bullpen for her at a game! It’s enjoyable! This is at the field of a local summer college league team.
2. Harper loves … her friends!
And she has a lot of them! Several will come over to play. I’ve also just gone to a dog park for the first time. She also meets dogs while out walking etc. It’s always nice when the other dog is friendly.
3. Harper loves … to sniff the wind
Dogs live heavily through their noses, so when we get some good winds, Harper will often sit, stick her head in the air and sniff away. It’s always makes me wonder what she smells and if it’s a great smell!
4. Harper loves … carrying her toys!
This is a similar photo to last month, but … Harper loves carrying toys when we walk. Usually she gets it after she goes potty. She looks to me for it, too. This one was taken on Valentine’s Day.
5. Harper loves … life!
Treats, walks, cuddles, sticks, balls, the Chuckit Cube, running and playing with friends, snow, water, and everything else, Harper loves life. And she brings so much joy to me (and, at times, others). I got lucky with this dog and I look forward to a long life of adventures and laughs!
I couldn’t resist adding one more. Harper and her friend Amy booping noses (I think Amy was trying to share Harper’s stick!)
There’s my five and let’s see what you came up with! If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
** CHALLENGE CHANGE **
From this point forward, I am going to do the next theme at the bottom of each linkup. Also, the posting date will now be the first of each month, thus giving you the entire month to take the photos etc.
That means it’s a one-stop shop! Hopefully this helps out with everybody.
So, below is the linkup for September. Make sure you drop your link there.
OK, so it’s time to keep on moving! I know this month can be crazy, so … March’s theme is … Ten! Remember to come back on (hopefully) April 1 to link up and check out the theme for that month!
Photo Blogging Challenge: February 2023 results
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I say Harper and you are a match made in heaven. I mean, she even loves baseball!! And you didn’t mention geocaching, she must love this, too?
Harper loves life – you’re giving her a fabulous life, don’t forget your contribution!
Mrs GeoK / Denise says
So many photogenic dogs! What a lot of awesome adventures you two are having. Thanks also for the bonus photo, which gave me a bonus travel bug to log on geocaching.com. 🙂
Oh my gosh…… I am SO in love with Harper too! Almost makes me want to get another dog. Almost. But they are a huge responsibility.
Fur babies…especially dogs….give such unconditional love. I think it might be the purest form of love because they really expect nothing in return. We have a kitty and I’ve had many cats but they don’t really rise to the same level of affection as the dogs in my life. I am so thrilled Harper has become indispensable to you! That bond will last forever. I so very much enjoy the social media posts you share with her. X