Saturday, 15 March 2014

Alphabet "L"!

 "Z - Y - X - W - V - U - T

S - R - Q - P - O - N - M - L - K

J - I - H - G - F  and E

D - C - B  and A

Now I know my Z - Y - X's

Wont you sing this song of perplexes......"

"Gary!  Wake up, human!"  "Huh!  What happened, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar?"  "Gary, you were dreaming about the alphabet, but you were mumbling it backwards!"

"Oh yeah, now I remember, Penny......I dreamt I was in alphabet hell!"  
"I recall wandering into "The Alphabet Store." in Leek, Staffordshire.  In the store were a bunch of bloggers frantically searching for ideas for the "A to Z Challenge" that starts on April Fool's Day.  Suddenly, the group of bloggers noted me, Penny.  Like a frenzied mob, they started chucking letters of the alphabet at me.  Somebody yelled, "Take that, A!" I got buzzed by a bee, I mean "B".  I didn't see the "C" which conked me on the cranium.  I dodged the letter "D".  By the end of the alphabet onslaught, I managed to catch a few Zeds or Zees....."
"I thought the dream had ended, Penny. Then I drifted into the land of "O".  O no, I thought!   At least we've got the alphabet dream down to just one letter.  Uh oh, SpaghettiOs!"
"Penny!  Then the dream got much worse..."


Even though my human and I would never um dream of doing the A to Z Challenge, just to be ironic, here is the link for you if you're contemplating joining the challenge, Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2014)

My human, Gary, has gone back to sleep.  Probably catching a few more Zeds or Zees......

130 comments:

  1. You are sincerely awesome, Gary!!!!

    (And I hate to leave such a lame comment, but I'm on my phone & am not a fan of typing out comments...)

    Love that you still support despite your dislike for the alphabet :)

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    1. Hi human, Morgan,

      He is sometimes awesome and I am always pawesome! Arf! Arf! :)

      You are on your phone? Hope you don't break it! :)

      Thank you for noting my satirical and ironic angle that actually pawmotes the darned alphabet challenge!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  2. Wishing you sweet dreams, Gary and Penny.

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    1. Hi human, Shelly and Sir Poops and Hair Ball,

      Sweet dreams, that would be so nice.....

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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    1. Hi Ray,

      He thanks you. Of course, the really amazing one is me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  4. Not gonna go all backwards again this year? Sleep away and hopefully no more abc nightmares play

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Not backwards or forwards. My human will sleep until June. Hopefully by then, the end of the alphabet tune.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  5. Poor Gary. And Penny. The alphablog is hopping after you as fast as its legs (or whatever it has) will take you. It would be a triple A plus achievement if you would play instead of throwing gentle puns from the sidelines. Sleep well.

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    1. Hi human, Sue,

      You have to remember that my human is not very well and the ridiculous stress of being involved would not be good for his health. My human and I march to the beat of a different drummer. Yet we have pawvided some good natured relief for those who were feeling the pressure of pawticipating.

      Gary is sleeping, my dear human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  6. I was going to ask the same thing about going backwards again this year!

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    1. Hi human, JoJo,

      No backwards or forwards this year, my good human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  7. I would be very leary of starting a blog challenge that starts on April 1st. What if it is just a trick to see how many people would fall for it?

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    1. Hi Birdie,

      It's a trick, for sure. It's a trick for a number of bloggers who pawticipate so they can accumulate superficial blog follower totals.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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    1. Hi Alex,

      And you're a good ninja, Alex.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  9. Penny you should be a Staffordshire Terrier not a Jack Russell. Didn't you guys do the A to Z backwards last year? Hope Gary enjoys his zeds and doesn't have any more alphabet nighthorses.

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    1. Hi human, Jo,

      Ah yes, I should be a Staffordshire Terrier and go search for a Cheshire Cat :) My human did some light entertainment satirical pawsts about it last year. He hasn't been mumbling in his sleep about the alphabet or horses :)

      We are still having trouble with "Google Friend Connect." Evidently, Google is aware of the pawblem. Yeah right :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  10. Aww, come on...not going to do the A-Z backward again? But it was so much fun!! Maybe Penny will do it...for treats :)

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    1. Hi human, Elizabeth,

      And meet up at the letter "M"? You couldn't give me enough doggy treats to subject myself to such madness. Thank you, dear human :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  11. Gary, run! Grab Penny and run as fast and as far as you can. Otherwise you will be sucked into the black hole of A-Z blogging hell. It's too late for me, but there's still time to save yourself...

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    1. Hi human, Lexa,

      He ran and he's still picking letters of the alphabet out of his clothes. Shall never enter the black hole of alphabet L. Stick to the Big Bark Theory. Hope you survive the alphabet challenge. Yikes!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  12. Awesome Gary hope you're feeling better.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi human, Yvonne,

      Pawesome, pawhaps :) Gary is still quite ill. I will get him better. Hope you are well, my dear human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  13. Gary my friend I hope you are feeling better. I hope Penny is taking good care of you. I share your resistance to the A-Z :)

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    1. Hi human, Keith,

      Gary is still not very well, my kind human friend. I am still looking after him. We wish the A to Z would just go away.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  14. Dear Gary
    I was thinking you did the A-Z last year but I guess it was your own backward version. Gary, Gary.....quite contrary..... eat a berry .... in your morrrrrning coco puffs. There, you get a song too. Hope you are feel well, dear friend.

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    1. Dear human, Manzanita,

      Gary did his rebellious, non conformist Z to A last year. He's cuckoo for cocoa puffs. Time for some Crispy Critters :)

      Gary has been ill for quite some time. Thus, I've taken over his blog. Please look after yourself, dear human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  15. Lol, I love the image of people shopping for A-Z inspiration! Enjoy your Zeds!! :-)

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    1. Hi human, Annalisa,

      Gary told me there was a farcical frenzy of folks flocking for the letter "F" in The Alphabet Store :) Gary is back to Zed :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  16. Penny, you are clearly a dog of letters! I would have thought that The Alphabet Shop was a Bookmakers.
    CLICK HERE for Bazza’s fabulous Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Hi human, Bazza,

      I could write a bark about it! You are mistaking The Alphabet Shop for Puppy Power, um Paddy Power!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  17. I am not participating in A to Z challenge this year. I want to blog without stress. My doctor told me to stay away from stress. I will however read as many blog posts as possible.
    I like the idea of an A to Z store.

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    1. Hi Munir,

      You have summed it up, my dear human friend. We had a number of bloggers contact about the A to Z and the stressful pressure they put themselves under. This worries my human and I. Wishing you a stress-free time as you read, at your leisure, the pawsts involved.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  18. The nice thing about the alphabet is that there's always plenty to go around for everybody. And written expression would be so chaotic without an alphabet to keep everything in some sense of order.

    I think I'll pass on the Spaghetti-O's. But the Alphabet Store might be kind of fun.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi Arlee,

      Yay, it's the Alphabet Man! Who needs order when chaos is the way forward. Grammar anarchy, my human friend. Note, once again, the ironic pawmotion of your "brainchild"!

      I'm sure my human saw you in The Alphabet Store. Some dude wearing a straw hat and sunglasses was throwing the letter "Zee" at him, y'all.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  19. Leek, Staffordshire. That's a great topic for the post. The food and drink festival is this weekend. Zero is a nightmare, but thank Webster for dictionaries.

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    1. Hi human, Maurice,

      Leek and the A to Z of onions. Food and drink festivals. The A to Z of food or drink is actually quite easy. The A to Z of dictionaries, might be a bit tricky :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  20. Mr G and Penny . . . It really can be fun doing the A to Z Challenge I am always looking for a quirky take on it and have done the odd letter from time to time even when it is not April. Too many people see it as a some sort of test where they must do it come what may, I just think its a Jolly. And you still get far more visitors that I ever do even when I am nice to everyone on the A to Z. OK sort of nice. . . . . . OK I know I am not nice to folk, I am more grumpy.

    Take care both, and I hope you are both well and see some of this sun . . .

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    1. Hi human, Rob,

      I like your attitude, good human. You see the thing is that a lot of those humans take it way too seriously. Then when it gets too much, that might be the reason they visit this site. As you know, like you, we try to provide some light-hearted relief. In your case, you don't blatantly self-pawmote like a number of them do. You are a nice guy in a grumpy sort of way.

      Fun and sun, oh yeah! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  21. Y O Y doesn't every high street have an Alphabet Store? I wonder if they display items for sale according to the letter of the alphabet they begin with? What about knickers would they go with kites? Oh my the mind boggles! Enjoy the zzzzzz's. Happy alphabeting Gary and Penny :)

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      I C what U mean. Good questions and all is revealed in the link in the posting to The Alphabet Store. The mind needs more Zeds or Zees. No, forget that. Happy alphabarking, methinks :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  22. Poor Penny, what a nightmare. Truly a case of Alphabet "L".

    I do sympathize because it is most challenging. In fact I'm giving it a miss this year - too much else to do.

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    1. Hi Ian,

      The L just seems to go on and on...

      Whatever you are doing, my human friend, may it be a most pawsitive resource.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  23. Lalalalala ... does my llling filter through and past that muddle of spagetti hoops .. great fun - but gosh Penny are you letting young Gary loose again for us to enjoy his ZYX musings ...

    Have a good week ... dreaming up letters ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi human, Hilary,

      I thought you were naming one of the Teletubbies. No danger of Gary doing the backwards alphabet this year and meeting up at the letter "M".

      Have a great week dreaming about the alphabet :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  24. I caved again Gary and I'll be reciting my alphabet through the month of April...hey, it gives this old retired lady something to do and ensures that for yet another year I know my letters. It will go quickly and the nightmares will pass...I promise.

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    1. Hi human, Delores,

      Oh no, say it aint so, human. I like your variety pawsts. Even though neither my human and I can keep up with your pawlific pawstings. See you in June after the May month of reflection pawsts. Sigh....

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  25. Love this! I'll be sitting on the sidelines this April too - not enough time to play ABCs this year :)

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    1. Hi human, Jemi,

      The sidelines are good. Actually, you could grab those ABC's and throw them at the participants! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  26. Z to A
    Throughout the day,
    But then at night
    another plight.
    Will the Human G. survive?
    Will we find him still alive
    Come May when all who did contrive
    Tuck away their brilliant tales and return to just emails?

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    1. Hi human, Lee (The other Lee),

      Z to A
      Is what you say
      He dreams of the alphabet
      But not a mind set
      Will my human endure?
      Not so sure
      May brings the reflections
      So much infections
      I wait for June
      It will be soon.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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    2. The other Lee (as you can see)
      Is here once more
      To see what words G has in store.
      My rhyme is bad. That is so sad, but
      Being here makes me glad.
      G needs a poem or a Hop.
      Starstruck folk should never stop
      Their sharing words in clever swap!

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    3. Ah the other Lee
      So good to see
      That you have returned
      This much I learned
      The letter G
      Is plain to see
      In the store
      So much more
      No pawem
      To slow em
      No hop
      For pop
      Starstruckest fan
      Is in the can

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  27. Dear Penny, don't disrupt your masterpiece's sleep, please.
    The alphabet can wait and you can both have fun in the morning!
    Hugs to both of you and a good night kiss!

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    1. Hi human, Julia,

      My human was in alphabet L. I'm hoping that he now returns to some better sleep.

      Hugs to you, my dear human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  28. I love that Alphabet Store... is it close to where you live? Imagine the ideas lurking therein... just waiting to pounce upon unsuspecting A to Z'ers...
    Mind you don't go in there Gary, or you may become an A to Z convert... LOL

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      It's about a mile from where I live. My poor human was attacked by brainwashed A to Z'ers in The Alphabet Store. The link for The Alphabet Store takes you on a tour of the alphabet. Gary would never subject himself to the A to Z!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  29. Hopefully neither of us dreams of alphabet hell this year. We'll just watch from the sidelines.

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    1. Hi human, Diane,

      I wont be dreaming of alphabet L, my dear human friend. We shall be on the sidelines throwing letters of the alphabet at them!


      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  30. I bet there are many bloggers already dreaming of the alphabet! Forwards, backwards, mixed up- they have letters swirling in their brains. Glad you were able to wake up your human, Penny. Those letters have a mind of their own! Looking forward to reading the many A-Z posts!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi human, Jess,

      They are probably having dreams in alphabetical order! I'm on the alert in case he dreams some more about the alphabet, backwards, forwards or ǝpısdn uʍop!

      My human and I are looking forward to ignoring the A to Z pawsts! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  31. Lol. Very fun post. Thanks for the share.

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    1. Hi Lady Lilith,

      Thank you and I'm glad to share.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  32. Such interesting dreams your human has Penny. Probably his brain is preparing him for the hours and hours he will soon spend reading all the A-Z postings.

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    1. Hi River,

      My human does have some strange dreams. I think it would be best if he slept through the month of April! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  33. Spring has sprung. Finally the bear has awoken :) Quick get him something to eat, anything but Alpha-getti. Dreams are easy to forget, songs can stick for an eternity.

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    1. Hi human, Ida,

      Spring is springing in the Northern Hemisphere. The bear is feeling Grizzly :) I have fed him some upside down cakes. I had some upside down cakes and my typing pǝpuǝ ǝpısdn uʍop!

      Sweet dreams are made of this.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  34. Is it that time already!?!? LOL!!! Oh but at least the sun is shining and the birds are singing!! :-)

    Take care
    x

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    1. Hi Old Kitty,

      Relax, it's May 1. Oops, that means reflection pawsts about reflection pawsts about the silly alphabet challenge. Sun shining and the birds are singing.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  35. I can't believe that you aren't participating in the A to Z given your love of bloghops...

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    1. Hi human, Robin,

      Hard to believe, I know. My human and I just love blog hops. We especially like, The "Groundblog Day" blogfest : Wouldn't it be great for a blogfest? This would be where we repeat the same paragraph, over and over again. Yes indeed, a paragraph that repeats over and over and over...If you get what I mean?

      Wouldn't it be great for a blogfest? This would be where we repeat the same paragraph, over and over again. Yes indeed, a paragraph that repeats over and over and over...If you get what I mean?

      Wouldn't it be great for a blogfest? This would be where we repeat the same paragraph, over and over again. Yes indeed, a paragraph that repeats over and over and over...If you get what I mean?

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  36. Zeds & Zeeees. I like.

    Kisses for You & Penny xxxxxxxx

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Have some extra Zeds and Zees, my dear human friend.

      Kisses and doggy hugs, your way.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  37. Hi, Penny,

    I think you need to NUDGE your humant... It's worth losing a bit of sleep for the A-Z challenge.

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    1. Hi human, Michael,

      My human would rather be publicly flogged in the market square that join that ridiculous A to Z. Last year, we provided alphabet detox pawstings for those who were struggling with it. So there you be, my good human friend :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  38. Ah, yes. The A-Z nightmare is almost upon us! ;0)

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    1. Hi human, Sherry,

      Counting down to April Fool's Day! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  39. Dreaming about the alphabet backwards, huh? Well, what a weird coincidence. I swear we're related! I dreamt me and my cats got locked into a dark damp scary cellar. I was freaking until I remembered I had my iPad with me and could key in the password to unlock the door. The thing is -- I don't owe an iPad! What a coincidence, eh!!!

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    1. Hi Canadian human, Joylene, eh,

      Gary has told me that you are related. Although any mention of the Vancouver Canucks will be avoided at this time. Did you know that your cats each have an iPaw, eh?

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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    2. Penny, thanks for letting me know. But I need help using their iPaw. Partially because every time I go near their paw they freak. Is there a secret iPawshake, perhaps?

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    3. Hi celebrity Canadian author n'stuff, Joylene,

      Consider it a pawblic service, my dear human. Distract them with a ball of wool. There is no secret iPawshake that I can tell you about. It's a secret.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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    1. Aha human, Andrew,

      Great comment! Thanks for sharing!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  41. I wish I hadn't played that snippet. That's a nightmare. I couldn't endure it past "s." So sorry, Penny. But you did make me smirk about the irony of the challenge beginning on April Fool's Day.

    Love to you and your human,
    xoRobyn

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    1. Hi Robyn,

      You played that whippet, um snippet? The irony that is the amazing alphabet challenge starting on April Fool's Day!

      Love and hugs, dear human.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  42. Hehehe...we'll be catching "Z's" with you cause no way in hell are we doing that challenge! lol

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    1. Hi human, Caren and that cat, Cody,

      Indeed, we shall be catching Zeds or Zees.... No way in L would we do that ridiculous challenge. Arf! Arf!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  43. I like that it was an "L" that caught your attention on your title! Wonder why...not! Too fun! I am gearing up for that same said A to Z and am considering if I should do a "theme" or just whatever comes into my head. I thought about doing something about dogs... like, listing dog breeds by alphabet, or anything funny to do with dogs. Then thought about writing. But that can get boring and so many people do that already. Thought about doing it about one person... Just can't seem to settle on anything. Oh well. Love your post, dear Penny/Gary, as usual!

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    1. Hi human, Lisa,

      Ah yes, what the L, the title of a pawsting is evidently real impawtent. Do whatever ever comes into your head. Or if you are thinking about a dog theme, you could ditch the A to Z and join the Alphabark Challenge 2014. I'm sure you will come up with the best solution for you, my dear human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  44. Its not the posting that intimidates me, its all the reading every day. Arrgh!

    ....dhole

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    1. Hi human, Donna,

      Pawhaps we should take the month of April off. I dread seeing all those A to Z pawstings on my blog list.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  45. I'll never forget how a friend of mine received a giant case of SpaghettiOs at her wedding shower. Of course the marriage didn't last. Hope you don't have anymore alphabet nightmares, Gary! This was fun!

    Julie

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    1. Hi human, Julie,

      Your friend got showered with a giant case of SpaghettiOs? Sorry that marriage didn't last. The A to Z of marriages? Gary overdosed on alphabet soup!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  46. Are you doing your own version of the A to Z Challenge?

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    1. Greetings alleged human, Al,

      Arf! No!

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  47. LOL
    AtoZ in sixty seconds flat and a single post. You're a genius!

    Go back to sleep, Gary. :P

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    1. Greetings human, Melissa,

      Gary has gone back to sleep to catch a few more zeds or zees.....

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  48. The alphabet monster is hiding under your bed. I just thought you'd like to know that. ;)

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    1. Hi human, River Fairchild,

      Along with the cookie monster! Thanks for the info, my dear human.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  49. I won't be doing it either, but I'll look forward to cruising through posts. :)

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    1. Hi Julie Luek,

      Ah, the voice of sanity! :) Oops, you will be cruising through the pawsts :) Arf and yuck! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  50. THANK YOU GARY AND PENNY! We are most honored that you would advertise and promote something you don't like, approve of, or are participating in. Very classy. And you've even provided those new folks with a place to find their letter! You are both awesome.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Hi human, Tina,

      Consider it a pawblic service announcement! Yes, my human and I despise the A to Z Challenge. Yet, despite that, we do try to bring awareness of something we feel hijacks the month of April and beyond. Such weird irony :)

      Maybe you might visit The Alphabet Store :) A lot of your alphabet buddies were chucking letters of the alphabet at my poor Gary, there....

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  51. I'm doing the challenge. I need to get myself some alphabet soup or go to the store to hang out with these bloggers for A to Z inspiration.

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    1. Hi human, Medeia,

      Oh no, not you! Get some alphabet soup, indeed. Then go and meet all those alphabet zombies at The Alphabet Store! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  52. How utterly sweet of you to give a shout out to something that isn't exactly your cuppa tea.

    I won't be A to Z-ing (or Z to A-ing) this year, either. Taking the month of April off from blogging so I could concentrate on my writing worked out well for me last year, so I think I'll do the same this year. One of these years, maybe I'll fight it out with the alphabet again, because the one year I participated was kinda fun. Met lots of new people. BUT it sure does take up a lot of time. More power to all the folks who will be participating this year. May the force... and the dictionary... be with them

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    1. Hi human, Susan,

      Thank you and I wonder if the sharing, caring community of the A to Z will make note of my Alphabark challenge...ahem :)

      You have your priorities, my dear human friend. I fight it out with them from a rather different angle. Last year and the year before, my human were here to support those who were struggling with the darned thing. Didn't get us any extra followers, but, as we both know, that should not be the main thing with it. They should be hit over the head with a dictionary :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  53. Love the commercial. Made me giggle.

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    1. Hi Lady Lilith,

      It's a catchy Canadian commercial, eh or A :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  54. I must be crazy, attempting AtoZ again... it's always crazy but always fun! Although right now getting pelted by letters seems like it would be easier to handle!

    Deniz
    http://www.thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com
    Nicole's #atozchallenge Mighty Minion

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    1. Hi human, Deniz,

      Yes, I agree, you are crazy! :) If it is so much fun, I wonder why I get emails from folks who struggle with it and ask me to pawst up some light-hearted humour about it. Something that a lot of those involved in the A to Z probably don't realise. Let's just chuck letters of the alphabet at each other.

      I do hope you have fun with it, my dear human friend :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  55. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, I know I don't have the time, or the patience to do the A to Z. I know C is for Cookie and thats good enough for me!

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    1. Hi human, DAVID,

      A human after my own heart. D is for Doggy treat :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  56. This will be the first year in three years that I'm not doing the A-to-Z. It feels weird.

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    1. Hi human, Shannon,

      Did you like my pawsting, my good human friend? Don't feel weird. Rejoice in not following the blogger sheep crowd :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  57. Sounds like you are more than ready for the show to begin, Gary.

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    1. Hi human, Denise,

      This is Penny typing to you. Gary and I hate the bloody alphabet show. May this be the last year of the darned thing.....

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  58. I've never done the A-Z challenge. I'm not sure it would really fit my blog.

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    1. Hi Electric Addict,

      Your name sounds like an electronic tonic.

      The A to Z shouldn't fit into any blog. Bring on originality, I say!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  59. So you're dodging letters?? Is that why your varsity jacket is bare??? Yes I know that was a brilliant remark!!!

    That was your doggy treat.

    Forever and ever.... Tammy

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    1. Hi alleged human, Tammy,

      Ah, you are assuming that everyone relates to a North American statement. Do you think Chelsea are going to win the Premier League? Nice try, dear alleged human.

      If that was a doggy treat, here, have a Staffordshire oatcake!

      Thank you for using capital letters at the beginning of sentences. There's still hope for you. Arf! Arf! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  60. Hey, I think the A to Z Challenge is going to be epic...but it would be dang fun to play the rebel and actually do the challenge backwards. Hm...

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    1. Hi human, Crystal,

      Indeed, epic FAIL! :) We have done alternatives to that ridiculous alphabet challenge for the last couple of years. Of course, not joining the silly thing has meant we haven't accumulated a superficial amount of followers.

      Backwards was so last year! And no, I'm not going to put in a link to prove that. We don't pawmote! Arf! Arf! Here's some British cheese for you, my dear human friend :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  61. Penny, I'm sure you never have such odd dreams as your human. You dream of running in fields and catching balls. Perhaps you can teach Gary how to dream of such wonderful things :)

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  62. Hi human, Carol,

    I reckon that no human has dreams as odd as my human. He dreams in reverse. Might explain why I caught him sleep walking backwards....I dream of running in fields and scratching balls. Did that sound right, my human friend....

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  63. Dear Lord, Gary.... you've got more comments than I suppose there are letters in that tin can. You've got one smart dog. Too bad I prefer, you know, pussies. (What do you mean, 'The furry ones?')

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    1. Hi Mr. Blue, dude,

      Whenever I do a pawsting, this site gets lots of comments. It's a bit misleading because I comment back to each person or animal. I'm a very smart dog and stay well away from pussies! :)

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

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  64. Did you know that Native Americans honored and respected warriors who walked, spoke, rode their horse, etc. backwards? It was considered a type of insanity and spirit-filled. Watch "Big, Little Man" with Dustin Hoffman.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Native North Americans. I did the backwards alphabet last year. Not this year. In fact, I can hardly wait for the A to Z to finally go away.

      I have seen that movie. Take care, Susan.

      On behalf of Penny,

      Gary :)

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.