Friday, 29 January 2016

A Snore And A Bark Equals Snark!

Hi there, yes it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!  I've noticed that my human dad, Gary, has done a couple of pawsts where he's used his pawfile updates from a certain social notworking site.  I know of this site and we, within the animal world, call it, "Farcebark"!

I've reached the same conclusion as some of the humans who bothered to comment on his last two pawsts.  He is indeed, a silly, silly man!

Arf and he thinks he's clever making fun of song lyrics.  Of course, I would never do such a thing. Which means, I would never question the following song by some human with the rather tasty name of "Meat Loaf"!

The song, not in question is, "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" Here is a bit of the lyrics from that song. "Anything for love.  Oh I would do anything for love.  I would do anything for love, but I won't do that.  No, I won't do that..." 

This means I will not make mention that Meat Loaf actually wouldn't do anything for love.

Now for some photos of me, yes me, shy, lovable Penny! 


























"No, human, you cannot put away this nice, warm laundry!" 
Ah, so that A to Z Challenge is going ahead, yet again, on April 1, April Fool's Day, 2016.  After some deliberating with a couple of German shepherds, as in the breed of dog and a rather crazy "Shitzu", oops, "Shih  Tzu", I'm now considering doing my alternative challenge to the A to Z.  "THE ALPHABARK CHALLENGE, 2016!"
In the spirit of sharing, if for some bizarre reason, you happen to be obsessed with the alphabet with 26 letters and you haven't signed up, here's their link,

A TO Z CHALLENGE SIGN-UP/ LIST (2016)

I've been informed that some humans like a bit of snark.  Of course, "snark" is a combination of a snore and a bark.  A snore and a bark equals snark!
Now for yet another well earned doggy nap.  Just a snore without the bark.............

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  1. I have my entries for April already written.

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    1. Hi human, Pat,

      Pawesome stuff. I don't making an allowance for a human signing up to The Alphabark Challenge, 2016!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny!

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  2. Just a snore and a bark! -- Love it! :)
    That kind of snark is always welcome!
    Now to try to get the MeatLoaf song out of my head, eh :)

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    1. Hi human, Jemi,

      "Snark!" #arf! :)

      Oh no, sorry about that.

      Pawsitive wishes, eh,

      Penny!

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  3. Hey hey, Penny! We've missed you, you know! I am so delighted to read your witty humorous post. You should do more of these, when you can spare a few moments from your busy schedule. Yep, bizarre just about describes it - I've signed up for the A to Z, but I suspect that your AlphaBark Challenge will be a lot more fun.

    Did you actually happen to figure out what it is that MeatLoaf won't do for love? It is one of the longest songs, you know. And I quite like it. Without getting obsessed over the lyrics of course. And (no)thanks to you for lodging the song in my head. Running off to turn my playlist on!

    Love and cuddles to you, Penny!

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    1. Hey, hey, human, Vidya!

      Thanks for missing me :) Glad this could delight you. I do have a hectic schedule and yet, what with my human's inability to formulate a legible, coherent pawst, I just had to take over! Oh no, say it aint true! Not you as well. The A to Z must be destroyed, I tell you, destroyed! Arf! Yes, here's to a bit of um, sanity via the Alphabark Challenge!

      Meat Loaf wont kill for love, I suppose. Still, pawdantic Penny thinks the title is contradictory. Oh yuck to that song getting stuck in your head as it plays over and over and over and....

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  4. Hi Penny - thank goodness you are taking care of 'your man' - that human: Gary ... I'm sure he needs careful monitoring ... and I'm seriously worried about the Alphabet Bark ... but it's excellent he'll be around with us ... cheering us all on our way ...

    Hope you can stay around today .. it is so so blustery ... cheers and taken care - Hilary

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    1. Hi human, Hilary,

      I look after my alleged human, Gary, real well. He needs constant monitoring and that's where matron comes into help me. Yes, you should be seriously worried about the Alphabark Challenge. It's going to hijack the blogging world during the month of April. Gary, cheering you all on? Excellent usage of the other version of "snark", my lovely human friend. Westward Ho!, I go!

      I just flew back in from taking Gary for a walk. We had quite the winds and nothing to do with a tummy upset.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  5. You know I like the snark!
    Penny, it's up to you to do the Alphabark Challenge. Your human is our official anti-spokesperson. We need him.
    I wouldn't murder someone for love, so maybe Meatloaf was right after all...

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    1. Hi human, Alex,

      I know you are well into the finer qualities of the bestest snark!

      Okay, got it, human. Gary will continue to rather ironically take the piddle out of the A to Z. A win, win situation.

      Indeed, however and hey, call me pawdantic, but surely the title should state that Meat Loaf would do "almost" anything for love.

      Pawsitive wishes to you and your clones, my fine human friend.

      Penny!

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  6. I love the photo where Penny's tongue is out. Is that her opinion on the A to Z Challenge?

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    1. Hi human, Diane,

      Ah yes, just as my human was about to take the photo, he mentioned the A to Z thingy and I stuck out my tongue. Thus, yes, you are correct, my amazing human friend!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  7. Snark works indeed. You look so comfy in all those. The abc thingy is coming, better get that shitzu helping out.

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    1. Hi Pat in the Hatt,

      Snark and snort! I'm comfy doggy diva! The abc thingy is full of shitzu! Thank you, human, Pat. How about that, eh.

      Pawsitive wishes and hello to your cats,

      Penny

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  8. Oh yes, Penny! Please do the AlphaBark challenge!

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    1. Hi human, Debra,

      Okay, why not, eh! :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  9. Oh, this'll be fun! I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. Hi human, Martha,

      It will be loads of fun. Thank you, eh and arf! :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  10. You've definitely earned a doggy nap after this great post, Penny! I'd love to see you do the AlphaBark Challenge. I'll be happy to cheer you along! Have a lovely weekend. :)

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    1. Hi human, Christine,

      I was zonked after pawducing this pawst! :) Thank you for the encouragement and I'm thinking it might be a pawfect plan. Your cheers are appreciated, human, Christine.

      Have a wonderful Sunday.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  11. Awesome photo's Gary enjoy your week-end.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi human, Yvonne,

      Pawesome and thanks! Hope you have a very nice Sunday and that you're feeling better, Yvonne.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  12. Always great to see you, Penny! And I am looking forward to your AlphaBark challenge. I know you will do brilliant work.
    You look so cute as always!!

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    1. Hi human, Julie,

      Likewise, my lovely human friend! Thanks and the Alphabark challenge will be a bit of snore and a bit of bark :)

      Hey, you look cute, as always, Julie :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  13. So glad to see you doing the AlphaBark Challenge this year, great initiative.
    Love the photos you make a great model.
    Hugs and kisses for both you and Gary!

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    1. Hi human, Yolanda,

      A pawsitive alternative to that other one that so many human bloggers do. Thank you for liking my photos. I used to be a model, now I'm life-sized...

      All the beast, um, all the best, with your book tour, dear Yolanda.

      Pawsitive wishes and hugs, your way,

      Penny xx

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  14. You're looking very relaxed Miss Penny and I'm looking forward to your challenge.

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    1. Hi human, Eileen,

      I'm totally relaxed, my human friend. My challenge will take over the blogging world. Who could resist doing the animal version of going through the letters of the alphabark! Arf!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  15. Penny, Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, you are so adorable! You need to ask Gary to increase your allowance. Yes, more monies for a fabulous wardrobe. Anyone can see that by the way you cuddle with Gary's laundry. Cuddling with ... well, it's so unnecessary, Penny. Here's a site where you can find some stylish attires. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=jack+russell+dog+coats

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    1. Hi human, Joylene,

      Thank you, my equally adorable human friend! I have loads of money from all my pawblishing work. It's Gary who begs me for money. I have loads of doggy coats, but I did like those on offer on that link. That was actually my human brother, Tristan's laundry. If the laundry is warm, it's my place for a nap :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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    2. Ah, yes, warm laundry. It's like totally understandable. That fresh smell gets me every time. Happy cuddling, Penny, Jack Russell Dog and modest internet superstar!

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    3. Hi human, Joylene,

      Thank you for the follow up comment, my lovable human friend. I get totally immersed in the fresh smell of warm, clean laundry. Although, a smelly sock is kinda' nice. Virtual cuddles to you, human, Joylene.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  16. Miss Penny sure does know how to define words. I like snark. I'll even use the word now. Lol

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    1. Hi human, Ann,

      I'm glad you like the word, "snark." There are some humans who think the word means sarcastic. Of course, what do those humans know! Arf!

      Thank you, human, Ann.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  17. Aw Penny you are sooo cute I want to kiss your on your widdle noze!

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    1. Hi human, JoJo,

      Sufferin Succotash! I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat! Ahem and arf, thank you, human, JoJo! :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  18. Penny managed to find a cozy nap bed that will also warm up the laundry.
    Meat Loaf, gotta love him. I think it meant that he wouldn't hurt her, break her heart--he won't do that.

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    1. Hi human, Susan,

      Fur sure, I love to utilise the warm laundry and turn it into one of my numerous sleeping locations.

      Indeed, although the song title rather contradicts itself. Should be, "almost" anything for love...

      Thank you, Susan.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  19. Dear Penny,
    No-one manages snark better than you do. While keeping the laundry warm and preventing it from escaping. A multi-tasking shy internet super-star.

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    1. Dear Sue,

      Why, thank you for that. I'm the Queen of Snark! :) Yes, that's what I was doing. Keeping the laundry warm and protecting the socks from running away, just to please my human brother. A multi-tasking dog, doing a blog.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  20. Can't wait to read your pawsitively pawetic pawstings Enjoy your nap..

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    1. Hi human, Delores,

      Pawsitively pawfound pawetry pawstings, my lovely human friend. Time for another nap! Arf!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  21. Penny you are a star indeed, take care . . . And dont worry about the A to Z it is a long way off yet.

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    1. Hi human, Rob,

      A superstar, my human friend! :) I wont worry about the A to Z. After all, my Alphabark Challenge will dominate the blogging world. Arf!

      Pawsitive wishes and have a pawesome weekend, good sir.

      Penny

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  22. awwwwww, Penny, you are such a beautiful Jack Russell!! xxx love from Duluth.

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    1. Hi human, Kim,

      Thank you for that, my adorable human friend. Love from Leek.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  23. Penny, you are very photogenic. I look forward to the alphabet-obsessed posts.

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    1. Hi human, Medeia,

      Thank you and I agree, I'm very pawtogenic! I wish those alphabet-obsessed pawsts would go away, furever and then some! :) Arf!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  24. Snark...haha - a very clever remark! Ok, so now you are moving on to Meat Loaf..what happened to the Moody Blues?

    Okay only fair I leave you a song so the tune can be stuck in your head as well...haha - I had to you know :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwV5e2YcNfY

    ps - I thought Penny was missing you that is why she was cuddled in your clothes...warm from the dryer...

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    1. Hi human, Truedessa,

      Snark
      A clever remark
      Makes me bark
      I'm having a lark
      With the use of snark!

      Meat Loaf
      Such an oaf
      Moody Blues
      Just for you's!
      Moody Blues shall return
      We will learn...

      I cannot stand Meat Loaf, thus, thanks a lot, human friend :)

      I'm snuggled up in my human brother's warm clothes
      Good thing they're clean or it hurts my nose.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  25. Penny- You are just too adorable! Looking at your photos makes me want to give you a big hug. Too cute for cute!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,

      Jess, you are the best. Yes, I'm gosh darn cute and the cute suits this adorable dog :) A virtual hug to you, this be true.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  26. "Farcebark" I LOVE IT!!!! I don't want to do the traditional "A to Z" challenge but I would LOVE to do YOURS! Will you really start it? Let me know because if you do, I want to do it on my dog's blog!! DakotasDen

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    1. Hi human, Caren,

      Here's to "Farcebark"! :) Ah yes and that traditional A to Z thingy, needs competition. I might really set it up this time. Have done it in the past by myself. Besides, Dakota and well, animals in general, could really show those humans how to write. Arf!

      I hope you are feeling better, human, Caren :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  27. ONE: I'm back TWO: I changed my name. THREE: Beau doesn't sleep on our clothes BECAUSE I FOLD THEM AND PUT THEM AWAY. LOL

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    1. Hello, ahem, human, Pandora!

      Four, I know who you are and my human shall be replying to your email and I shall be checking out your new blog site. I don't give my humans enough time to fold the laundry, the warm laundry is mine, all mine! BOL.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  28. Always nice to hear from you Penny. I'm rather fond of Meat Loaf myself, the singer AND the food. (with gravy and mashed potatoes).

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    1. Hi human, River,

      And very nice to hear from you, my lovely human friend, River. Pawhaps, Mr. Meat Loaf could serenade you while you're having some meat loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy! :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  29. The Alphabark challenge sounds intriguing. Farcebark is a very apposite name, too. Fab! :O)

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    1. Hi human, Madeleine,

      The Alphabark Challenge will intrigue the minds of humans and they note the pawsitivity of us animals :) Farcebark! Indeed!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  30. A snore and a bark equals snark! Well, that makes perfect sense to me. Then again, I'm blue so that may explain quite a bit.

    Happy hunting: CLICK!!!

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    1. Hi human, Blue,

      I knew it would make pawfect sense to you, my kind human friend. Blue as a gentle sky.

      Ah yes, "The Cutty Snark!"

      Pawsitive wishes n'stuff, your way,

      Penny

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    2. We're on the same page! Have a great week.

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  31. A little snark is always welcome dear Penny. You do indeed look very comfortable in your photos.
    Please send my best to your human friend Gary.

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    1. Hi human, Suzanne,

      A snark and and an arf, um, half, methinks :) I'm most certainly comforting lying in the warm laundry before my humans even get a chance to fold the laundry :)

      I shall send your best wishes to my human dad, Gary. Thank you, dear Suzanne.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  32. I'll be a supporter this year but not a participant...of the A-Z Challenge. I'll bark along with you Penny. My pups seem to like when I bark along with them. I'm pretty good at it. Tell Gary I said hello and let him know I'm thinking about him today, as always. You're looking awfully comfortable on that bed, as you should! :)

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    1. Hi human, Elsie,

      That's nice you are a supporter of that other challenge :) Barking along with me would be pawesome! If your pups like you barking along, this is a pawsitive situation.

      I have passed on your kind thoughts to my human dad, Gary. He thanks you kindly. I'm the epitome of comfort living! :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  33. My handsome pup snarks all the time when he's asleep. His legs twitch too, as he dreams of running. Very cute - almost as cute as you, Penny :-)

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    1. Hi human, Annalisa,

      Us dogs can snark a bit while were sleeping and dreaming. Your handsome pup seems pawfect for the Alphabark Challenge. Yes, I'm very cute. Arf!

      Thank you, human, Annalisa.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  34. I couldn't find the Linky for "THE ALPHABARK CHALLENGE, 2016!" and I wanted to be at the top of the list. I'm devastated, but resigned to being in the mushy middle again. If possible, could Penny suggest an appropriate theme?

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    1. Hi human, Lee,

      I figured that there would be little interest in my Alphabark Challenge. You are always at the top of the list when it comes to be a superstar human author.

      An appropriate theme would be using each letter of the Alphabark, which, coincidentally, also has 26 letters, to convey an observational angle from an animal's pawspective.

      Thank you, my illustrious human friend, Lee.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  35. Woohoo! I cannot wait for your AlphaBark, Penny. We need your snark and humor, sparkle and barkle. We need it all year, especially during the challenge.

    Hugs and cheer to you and your human.

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    1. Hi human, Robyn,

      Woohoo and Woof! The Alphabark will be a pawsitive distraction alternative to the madness that is the A to Z. A bit of light relief with a dash of snark. Yes, you understand what this is all about! :)

      Thanks for the hugs and cheer to me and that human dude!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  36. It's always so good to see you, Penny. All these lovely pictures of you - you're the cutest!
    I'm excited for the AlphaBark Challenge!
    I hope you and and Gary are doing well.
    Have a fabulous rest of the week :)
    Lots of hugs to both of you,
    Beate

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    1. Hi human, Beate,

      It's equally lovely to see you, my adorable human friend :) Glad you like all those photos of shy, humble ME!

      The Alphabark Challenge will show those humans a thing or three! I'm doing well and Gary is doing well, thanks to me. A wonderful rest of your week, Beate.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  37. A lovely post, delightful too. Warm greetings to you.

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    1. Hi human, Blogoratti,

      Is that your real name, my human friend? Thank you for your pawesome comment. Peaceful wishes, your way.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! :)

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  38. Hello Dear Penny, I’ve missed you while I’ve been away (I’ve also missed Gary, but we should keep that between ourselves). I’m pleased to see you making good use of the nice clean washing – what is the point of it if you can’t sleep on it.
    I must go and read some of Gary’s posts now to see what I’ve been missing.
    Happy New Year xx

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    1. Hello, dear human, Barbara,

      Thanks for missing me and that ridiculous human dad of mine, Gary :) Yes, it's our secret about you missing Gary! Nothing like, warm, clean, fresh laundry to have a nice doggy snooze...

      Thanks for backtracking to the previous pawst, dear human. A wonderful 2016 to you.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  39. Hello Penny, Guy and Dot here for our CatMom... we are with you about the warm laundry, no better place to take a catnap! We also have a new word for you "Snurr" that's when we snore and purr at the same time... Two Cats

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    1. Hi Guy and Dot,

      Ah yes, you cats like to snuggle up in the warm laundry. A pawfect place for your well-earned catnap! You are clever for cats, that's for "Snurr"!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  40. Though I have managed to post the last two months, I have not been very present in the blogging world since before Christmas! I apologize for not visiting sooner, but I am back now and will come by more often. Thank you for all the photos Penny! So nice to see you settled in and happy in your new home! Hugs to you and that silly Gary dude!!! Haha!

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    1. Hi human, Lisa,

      It's always a delight to see your good self. My human has been rather sporadic within the blogging world. We both understand and no apologies needed. Glad you like the photos. I'm settled into two homes. The best of both worlds.

      Thanks for the hugs, including that one for my silly human dude, Gary!

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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    1. Hi human, Eve,

      Thank you and I'm cute, even when airing the dirty laundry :)

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  42. Penny Dear, after all these years, I still love how you point out our silly human existence. You're right, of course.
    And warm laundry should never be wasted on downright stupid human activity like folding.

    Laura
    x

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    1. Hi human, Laura,

      Ah yes, you are so right, my lovely human friend. Humans are rather silly and I keep seeing some weird human on TV named Donald Chump, or something like that.

      Yes, in my own pawticular way, I'm actually trying to help fold my human's laundry.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  43. I hope you do join in the challenge. Your posts are always fun.

    Meatloaf sure has opened a lot of debate over what he will and won't do for love.

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    1. Hi human, Elizabeth,

      Would never join in that other challenge, my lovely human friend. However, I do thank you for think my alternative pawsts are fun! :)

      Meat Loaf does seem to rather contradict himself.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

      Penny xx

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  44. Penny, I have a kitten who views laundry the same way you do. She also steals my slippers and hides them around the house. Isn't that something dogs are supposed to do? Silly humans, blaming things on dogs that cats actually do, too.

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      Penny is of on one of her um, pawblicity campaigns and thus, she's allowed me to reply.

      Your cat would like to be a dog. Who could blame your cat for wanting to be a dog! :)

      Thank you, Shannon.

      Penny's alleged human,

      Gary :)

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  45. I'M BACK. IF NO ONE SHOWS UP, I'M GONE AGAIN. SO TELL ME HOW TO GET 92 READERS LIKE YOU HAVE.

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    1. Hi Dana,

      Okay, thanks for letting me know. How about you include the "subscribe to new posts" feature on your blog. You might notice that feature is at the top of my blog site. Okay, Penny's blog.

      Where do you get the number "92" readers? My blog will be nine years old in a week's time. I have lost followers, despite my attempts at being proactive.

      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.