When I decided to take on the role as a “pet parent” at the apex of my independent 50’s, I thought “are you nuts?”

When I decided to “do it with two” I asked myself “are you crazy?”

But the morning after I signed up for blogging from A to Z for the entire month of April I ran around the house screaming “ARE YOU INSANE?”

That’s right, six days a week, for several weeks, I’ve agreed to participate in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge


The A to Z Challenge is B.Y.O.B. – Bring your own blog!

It’s an alphabet pawty that welcomes bloggers (all subject matters) to a 26 day marathon filled with entertainment, socializing, and learning. Its huge – how huge? – really huge.  This week I saw over 1,700 participating bloggers listed and ready to go!!! #truestories

For us (the bloggers) the challenge is to post every day (except Sunday), read, meet, and bond with at least 5 different posts daily, and make it to the end of the month – Whew!

For you (the reader) the challenge is to simply “hang” with me and The Boys for the entire month!

Let me share our calendar with the dates and corresponding letters…

This is our schedule

This is our schedule

Now, what’s our theme?

I wanted to have some fun with the alphabet. Why not uncover new words and try to incorporate them into our vocabulary?  How pawfect and pawsome would that be with the “Doodle Brother’s” as our Professors?


 Getting Schooled – Doodle Style 

So, early in the morning, Monday through Saturday, we will sneak into your inbox. We’ll be brief – that’s a pawmise! We’ll introduce a brand new word everyday (hopefully one you’ve never thought to use before).

We’ll provide:

  • the definition
  • the pronunciation
  • the tense


  • one photo of The Boys depicting a sentence/phrase to connect with the definition

We’ve gone deep into Mr. Webster’s brainchild – burning the midnight oil – in hopes of finding words that are real DIVERGENT (A-HA, that was once my “D” word for April 4th)…

These two are really getting into this...

These two are really getting into this…

So, follow along, and hang out with us. “Share” if you’re able to incorporate the word or two into your lifestyle. We’d love to hear about it. If you’ve got any questions – feel free to ask, we’re in this together 🙂

In the event you miss a few days, no worries, glance over at “Categories” to the right of the website – and get caught up there (look under Blogging from A to Z).

Advance barks, licks, and tail wags for all the encouragement, patience, and participation during this challenge.

On your mark, get set……


  • emma
    March 28, 2014

    Ready, set, go! Good luck, I’m sure it will be fun!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 28, 2014

      Thanks Emma – please make sure you use the words each day!

  • Bethany
    March 29, 2014

    What an absolutely great A to Z theme! I am so excited for your posts. To make it easier for pet bloggers to find and support each other in April, another pet blogger and I created a linky here: I hope you’ll join us and have even more tailerrific fun in April! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2014

      Thanks so much Bethany, I will check it out. The Boys and I are ready, so let the games begin 🙂

  • Katy
    March 29, 2014

    I LOVE IT!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2014

      Thanks! And we love you too Katy:)

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    March 29, 2014

    Good luck!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2014

      Back atcha Fur Mom…

  • Claudette Pope
    March 31, 2014

    We’re almost at the “Go” date. I’m with you guys, all the way to the end. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2014

      Aawwhhh, thanks Ziggy 🙂

  • Rebeccah Giltrow
    March 31, 2014

    This looks like fun. Good luck with the challenge. I will pop back in April to read your pawsts 🙂

    Rebeccah Writes

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2014

      Thanks Rebecca!

  • laverne bennett
    April 1, 2014

    This sounds like fun count me in.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2014

      Okay Laverne – Better get started, we posted the letter “A” today… Have fun and thanks so much for reading 🙂

  • Conlee Ricketts
    April 9, 2014

    Your website is beautiful! Loving your A to Z words and pics! Very cool!! Glad I have found you!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 10, 2014

      Thank you Conlee, I am happy to have found you too!

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