Friday, May 11, 2012

Google Famous!!

Blogging Friends.... If you have not already figured this out, I am a shameless advocate of mixed breed canines and mutt adoption on my blog!! I'm unapologetic, really!! Why? Because I share my existence with a certain Beautifully Unique "Mystery Dog", named Rose!! And I love and celebrate her every second of the day!! Plus, based upon personal observation, seemingly nobody owns mongrels!! But that is just what I have seen.... So, twice monthly, I will be expressing my feelings regarding anything mixed breed!! But do not desert me, dear Friends, because of this one blog post. Please. There will be plenty of stories to come!!


(It appears that I have caught a Spring head cold. Sigh.... So hopefully this blog post won't be groggy, like my sometimes-throbbing, sometimes woozy brain!!)


I do not just walk about, randomly looking myself up on the Internet. No.  However, I understand that with this blog, and every opportunity it has ensued, I'm "out there" for anybody to discover!! My learning disabilities. Feelings. Opinions. Likes. Distastes. Idiosyncrasies. And, honestly? I am cool with that!! I have somehow always wanted to be known. World-famous for my gifts and abilities, whatever they are. I know. I know.... So, I strive on this blog, best as possible, to be real. Who I am here, for the most part, is no different than what people around me deal with!! That's right!! All of my positives and negatives which sometimes make me a colossal pain in the you-know-what!! Yep!! It has been an incredible, liberating feeling for me, a wonderful journey, knowing that I can be true to myself on this blog!! Several months back, I was Google Imaging "mystery dogs the best kind of mixed breed". My reason? I was curious if, perhaps, some multi-mongrel owning published author had written a reference book celebrating "Mystery Dogs". My search came up empty. Sort of!! In March 2012, I was blessed to be featured on this great blog called "Coffee With A Canine". Edited by Marshal Zeringue, Coffee With A Canine "interviews" diverse dog-owning blog authors. What an amazing opportunity to be featured on Marshal's Web site!! One of the things I wrote in my Q&A was this: "Rose is the best kind of mixed breed canine, a Mystery Dog!" Sweet.... Right? An utter sentiment about my little girl!! Well.... It was right around that time when I came to believe these words!! Truly. I never had any issues none whatsoever with Rose being a mixed breed. Nope!! I did, however, need to accept the very fact that she is, and forevermore will be, my "Mystery Dog"!! Looking back, I realize what an insignificant fret this was!! So what, if I never truly know what "breed" Rose is? Everybody's a mystery.... Right? I think so!! Anyway, here I was, Google Imaging "mystery dogs the best kind of mixed breed". And what should I find? Me!! Google's very first image, alongside countless other pictures, is the one of Rose and I which was featured on "Coffee With A Canine"!! Shock. And Disbelief. At first!! I am on Google!! Me? Google?! I moved my cursor on the image. Beneath it, written mostly in bold-print letters was: "Rose is the best kind of mixed breed". Familiar words. Wow.... My words!! All because I was featured on Coffee With A Canine!! And it gets even more incredible than that!! Last night, as I was Google Imaging "mystery dogs the best kind of mixed breed", my eyes saw a familiar canine friend's face. Rose!! On Image number 22!! You know, the professional photograph that our friend Doreen snapped? When her skills so flawlessly captured Rose's perked floppy ears, furrowed forehead, and colossal brown eyes which were fixated toward the kitchen where delicious-smelling pizza was being built? Clicking its Image on Google will lead to this blog!! Wow.... Then, yesterday afternoon, on a whim, I Googled "mystery dogs the best kind of mixed breed" again. Before even clicking Images, my eyes spied something. What I saw shocked me, in a positive way!! My blog!! Or, rather, a link to it!! Yep!! And, this because of my April 28th, 2012 blog post!! Wow.... Rose and I are "Google famous"!! And, all of this is because of a vehement passion for mongrels, which can touch my deepest most profound emotions!! Wow.... I am eternally grateful, in a deeply humble sort of way, for where this blog has taken me!! And I express gratitude toward each "Blogging Friend" that, not only takes the time to read my writing, but, also leaves comments!! What an amazing ride....  

24 comments:

3 doxies said...

Down heres in da south there be PLENTY of mixed breeds and even lots of my bloggin' furiends is mixed breeds. If ya wanna knows a secret...my vet prefers a mixed breed himself.

I has always wanted to be famous but apparently I can't do much udder than sing really off key and mum says I is a really bad singer.
But you just wait, Rose will be famous through her blog.

Puddles

Finn said...

Congratulations on your Google fame!! Definitely exciting for you both!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Hope your cold gets better quickly, there is a lot of it going around over here too.
Congrats on being a google star!
Hope your words touch someone's heart and when they choose a dog they opt for a mystery just like Rose.
Lynne x

Team Beaglebratz said...

(WARNING – Loooong comment) This time the mom is here – I am so glad that you first stopped by our blog which is how I got to know you were here. By the way, I think I know what you mean by having someone with a Beagle following your blog – I have always felt that way. First, it was any dog breed or dog owner because when I first started blogging, I didn’t really have any direction or real subject that I was blogging about. Then, as more of my posts centered around my dogs, I started getting a few dog-owning followers – then I kinda did what you did, when I found a dog-blog where the dog was a Beagle or Beagle-mix I tried really hard to comment and maybe even follow. I eventually found 5 or 6 Beagle-owning blogs who now follow me and I them. Maybe it’s a power thing, who knows. And about Googling – the quickest way for me to get to my blog when I am at work is to do a Google search for Team Beaglebratz – I am constantly amazed at how many entries there are for it – such as the social media site for Networked Blogs which is through Facebook (both me and the dogs have our own FB pages). Again, maybe it is a power thing – like you, I (and the dogs) are getting to be known. Have you ever checked your stats here at Blogger – I do this routinely and find I have followers or just readers from RUSSIA (is this a good thing?)the Phillipines, Malaysia, the UK and other parts I can’t remember rite now.
Kim
ps - maybe another comment later

Raelyn said...

Puddles....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Well.... Rose already is famous for my blog!! Are you kidding me?! Rose is more famous than her Mama in person!! But I do not mind.... ;op

Raelyn said...

Finn....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah. "Wow" is the only word to describe it!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I am slowly on the road toward recovery from this cold.... ;-}
"Hope your words touch someone's heart and when they choose a dog they opt for a mystery just like Rose." Awww.... That is sweet!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Kim....
Thank-you for the comment!! I truly appreciated it!!
I do not mind long comments.... Just know that this reply, too, will be lengthy!! ;)
Yeah.... When I first began Beautifully Unique, it was not going to be about Rose. At. All!! It had a purpose, but that changed when something occurred to me. Something deeply profound. Rose will only be in my live for such an incredibly brief time. I will use this blog to remember her by!! Then, it evolved!! I changed the name, even!! My blog evolved into a creative way for displaying--and growing in--my writing!! ;-D
Five or six Beagle-owning blogs follow you?! Wow!! I did not even know there were that many Beagle-owning blogs on the Internet!! Cool!! ;-]
You can do a Google search for Team Beaglebratz, and find your blog?! Well, that's neat!! Google is amazing!! ;->
Russia?! The Philippines?! Wow.... I know that I have international Blogging Friends, which blows me away, but not from Russia or The Philippines!! That is awesome!! ;op

Lorenza said...

You deserve it!
Congratulations!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Raelyn said...

Lorenza....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah.... I somehow feel like I've earned this.... ;op

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Hooray for google fame! :)

We do love a bit of Rose!
Slobbers

Raelyn said...

Two Doodles and a Dane....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah. "Wow" is the only word to describe it!! ;op

Nola said...

Congrats on the fame! I agree with Puddles; there are tons and tons of mixed breeds where I live. In fact, I think purebred dogs are the minority here. I love how passionate you are about mixed breeds, even though I've always preferred purebreds personally :) Hope your cold feels better soon!
Nola's Mom

Raelyn said...

Nola's Mom....
Thanks for the comment!!
And it is absolutely alright that you prefer purebreds!! No hard feelings here!! Nola is an adorable girl!! All of your Dachshunds are cute!! ;)
I am on the mend.... Slowly.... I need to get off of this energy-sucking computer, however!! ;op

jessej said...

Hey my friends, it’s jesse, and I wanted to let you know that you have received the Liebster Blog Award. Check my blog or follow this link for a copy of the rules to pass on the award. http://bernertails.blogspot.com/2012/05/wow-thank-you-garth-riley.html

Ruby said...

Wow! That is really neat- sort of like you and Rose are the "poster children" for mixed-breeds, mystery dogs!

Hope you are feeling better!

Alison said...

Yay! Congratulations! I personally love mixed breed dogs, and I see them all the time when I take my Zoe to the dog park. I have noticed we have a lot of Labrador Retriever mixes here (just like Zoe). I get excited when I see another dog that looks just like her and I have to ask what the dog is mixed with.

Cheers to you Raelyn!

Raelyn said...

Ruby....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Wow! That is really neat- sort of like you and Rose are the 'poster children' for mixed-breeds, mystery dogs!" Awww, that is so sweet, Ruby!! ;)
I am slowly on the road toward recovery from this cold.... Mornings and evenings are my hardest moments. I willed myself for church yesterday. Nodded off a few times during Preacher's sermon!! Oops. But, thankfully, my heart caught his strong message of humility!! Because.... I needed that!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Alison....
Thank-you for the comment!!
We saw a dog downtown that looked so similar to Rose once.... Brown color, black markings, floppy ears, the "hound" face.... Only "he" was longer-legged!! His ears were not as short, either!! Plus, our Aunt's Basset Hound/Golden Retriever cross, Lucy, looks a lot like my Rose.... Only bigger.... As though Lucy could be Rose's mother!! ;op
Thank-you!! ;)

Remington said...

That is AWESOME! Congrats, my friend!

Raelyn said...

Remington....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah. "Wow" is the only word to describe it!! ;op

Keith Andrea said...

Hi! Congratulations on you Google Fame.

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Raelyn said...

Keith Andrea....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah. "Wow" is the only word to describe it!! ;op

Raelyn said...

jessej....
Thank-you!! ;op