DZ’s ADVENTURES

DZ’s Adventures – One of my favorite blogs to read!

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I found them through a blog hop whose passion about –

  • Positive dog training methods
  • Inspiring healthy animal relations
  • While busting myths about bully breeds

– drew me in instantly.

I’m always learning when I’m on this website and the photos are nothing short of A-mazing 🙂

Back in May, they ran a “Squishy Face” Contest. I wasn’t sure exactly what a “squishy face” looked like, but ironically I had just taken the most adorable AND pathetic photo of Jax after Harley scolded him for some reason or another.

If you’re going to give a photo a name, I surmised this one would fall under the category of “squishy” so I sent it in.

The day I opened my email and saw this…

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…I was speechless #neveroften

AJ emailed me later, and told me her husband was the cartoonist in the family, and I would receive a cartoon of Jax in a few days.

I couldn’t wait!

The first time I saw this incredible monochromatic render of Jax, I instantly wanted to see it on a sweatshirt or a baseball cap. I love it. It still gives me goosies…

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I was told he’d only done smooth coat dogs, and fluffy ones were new for him. For something “new” – this man’s on point if you ask me. #talent

Earlier I expressed to AJ my desire to personalize my subscription box on the website. She told her husband and he wrote me –

AJ had mentioned to me that you wanted to draw more attention to your subscribe box. I think I can do something really nice with the two boys and match the overall clean and elegant design theme of your site.

Is this not the best?

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I love using this version as my Gravatar …

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It makes me grin every doggone time I see it because to me, he’s captured their personalities pawfectly.

It took me a minute to figure out how to get the subscription box to work #codechallenged

I love how it stands out on my website. #didyouseeit?

To my new furrends at DZ‘s Adventures  thank you so much. This was truly a labor of love, and we’re going to spread it all over the Doodle-place!

This is us – getting a little wordy in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

Get your groove on – do the “hump” dance today!  Thank you for stopping by –  share us with your friends!

42 Comments
  • Two French Bulldogs
    July 22, 2015

    Congratulations squishy face winner
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 22, 2015

      Merci’ my French Bulldog friends….

  • Talent Hounds
    July 22, 2015

    What an adorable Squishy Face!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 22, 2015

      Yep – that’s the look that generally gets him out of trouble every time LOL

  • M. K. Clinton
    July 22, 2015

    OMD! That is incredible. I would love to have one made with Bentley & Pierre. Yours is absolutely adorable,,.must be the subjects! ♥ ♥

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 22, 2015

      Oh MK – you’re such a Doodle fan 🙂 I will give credit to the author – the artist, he is truly talented.

  • DZ Dogs
    July 22, 2015

    Thank you soo much!!! I love how you have incorporated the graphics onto your pages!! It looks great! You have the most adorable doodle boys ever! 🙂 I hope one day we can meet you and your family.

    Wags & Kisses!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 22, 2015

      Oh Aavery I would love to meet you and Graham. Thanks again for sharing your talent. What a sweet gesture – you both went above and beyond, and we are eternally grateful.

  • Jan K
    July 22, 2015

    Congrats to Jax on winning the contest! That definitely is a face that wants to be squished and kissed! 🙂
    I love the new graphics….very, very nice!!! (I would definitely get one of those on a t-shirt!)

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 22, 2015

      Thanks JanK – Not sure what I’ll do with it – but I know it’s got to be something!!!!

  • Amanda
    July 22, 2015

    Congrats on the win! And the artwork is REALLY great, so congrats on that too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 22, 2015

      Thanks Amanda – we were truly excited to win, and blown away with the cartoon of the Boys! How have you been?

  • Robin
    July 22, 2015

    That is so cool! I absolutely love the doodles of your doodles! That gives me some ideas for something I was thinking about doing with my blog. 🙂 Very cool indeed. Congrats to Jax for winning the smooshy face contest too! He does look adorable in that photo.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      Great play on words there Robin: “Doodles of my Doodles” 🙂 Now I’m excited to see your ideas come to life on your blog – can’t wait!

  • Sharon Seltzer
    July 22, 2015

    Congratulations to Jax and you. I’m also a fan of DZ’s Adventures. Since starting my blog I’ve also met “virtually” lots of great bloggers with tons of good information to share…..including you.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      OMDoodle – I feel the same way about you too Sharon. You’ve taught me sooooooo much about dogs. I adore your blog 🙂

  • Dachshund Nola
    July 22, 2015

    That is so cute!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      Thank you so much Nola. Wish you lived closer – you could have joined us for the Dachs-bash 🙂

  • De Hufford
    July 22, 2015

    Jax, that is a very cute squishy face!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      He was about 4 months old then, not sure how “squishy” he is now 🙂

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    July 22, 2015

    wow wow wow congrats on winning and the drawings are just fabulous.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      JoAnn, I am over the moon excited with how unique and realistic they turned out. Simply A-Mazing.

  • Jackie Bouchard
    July 22, 2015

    Wow, fantastic!! Congrats on the win!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      Thanks Jackie – I love the cartoon.

  • When the Cat is Away
    July 23, 2015

    Oh, such a great win, congratulations!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      We agree! To us, it felt like the lottery LOL

  • laverne Bennett
    July 23, 2015

    Adorable congratulations

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      Thanks Auntie Verne – praying we’ll see you soon 🙂

  • Chewy the Golden
    July 23, 2015

    Oh, the sadness in Jax’s face!! So adorably pitiful!
    Lovely artwork. It really does capture the essence of their fluff!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      Yeah – that was back in the day when Harley was establishing “boundaries” – Jax got his feelings crushed often during those early weeks.

  • Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady
    July 23, 2015

    WOW, that is so cool!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 23, 2015

      Thanks Jenna – we were shocked, thrilled, and love the cartoon!

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    July 23, 2015

    Jax has an adorable squishy face!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 27, 2015

      I think I have to agree with you on that one too Mr. N.

  • Paved by Paw Prints
    July 24, 2015

    Those images are amazing, such talent!

    As soon as I came on your site I noticed the new subscription box and thought it was very professional and very cute! Then I read your post and had a little laugh, I just love your use of hashtags! Jax has a very “squish-able” face 😉 Congrats on winning!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 27, 2015

      I’m loving the attention the new subscription box is getting – Graham is a genius and we love it too! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • Fiona
    July 24, 2015

    A well deserved win in the squishy face contest.

    Also we have nominated you to participate in the 8 photos of happiness challenge. Stop by our blog for details.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 27, 2015

      Okay Fiona – I am behind schedule with my blogging/comments – will certainly head over there today! Thanks!

  • Pamela
    July 24, 2015

    The crazy thing is that I saw the subscription box in your sidebar, admired it, and said to myself, “Is that new? It’s adorable.” And then I read your post.

    I love the new subscription button. But the cartoon (and the original inspiration photo) of Jax are adorable.

    Maybe you’ll have two models in the family? 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 27, 2015

      Two models? That would be so totally cool with me – love the idea 🙂

  • Emmy Scammahorn
    July 26, 2015

    I really like this guy’s artwork. Great win for you guys.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 27, 2015

      Thanks Emmy – He is super talented #Ithink

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