Sunday, January 6, 2013

Exploring the world with Terrier Torrent!

Recently, I signed up for the Pet Blogger Gift Exchange that Pamela of Something Wagging This Way Comes and was paired up with the very fabulous Beth and Gizmo of Terrier Torrent. Beth and Gizmo have been on the pet blogging scene much longer than I have (though that's not saying much at this point), and have a fun and thoughtful point of view. What I love is that it's written both from both Beth's and Gizmo's perspective--who doesn't want to see life from a spunky terrier's viewpoint?

Gizmo! I could just scoop him right up.

One of of my favorite entries is about homemade liver treats. It is written with much humor, and just shows how loved Gizmo and his friends are. In a more recent one, there aren't as many words as there are photographs of lovely Sandhill Cranes. As of the new year, there is a new feature on the blog called "Behind the Paw" (how cute is that?), which highlights weekly events in Gizmo's world.

A little about Beth and Gizmo: they hail from Central Florida and love to explore the great outdoors through hiking and geocaching. Beth writes extensively on Florida's natural life, and pairs her entries with wonderful photography that just makes you wish you were there. I know a couple geocachers, but no one has a cool little doggie pal that accompanies them.

Gizmo with his geocaching loot

Gizmo was a shelter rescue from a kill facility. Of his adoption, Beth says, " He was dumped at our animal conrol (read: kill)shelter when he was about 3 mos old...I had lost my beautiful Bruno about a month earlier and was feeling pretty low...I just can't live in a dog-less house...I went to the shelter with nothing in mind other than finding the dog that needed me most and downsizing a bit...Gizmo was tiny (11 pounds...Bruno had weighted in at 105#) He was in a cage with another dog...The other dog was all happy and bouncing when I walked by, but Gizmo was wet, hairless (bad care and bad nutrition) and curled up in a quivering ball at the bak of the cage...seemed like he'd given yes, of course that was the dog for me:) We took hi to the meet&greet area where he began to respond to me...That was it, I made my decision and never looked back..."

Lovely words for a lucky dog. :)

Be sure to add Terrier Torrent to your feeds! You can further connect with Beth and Gizmo through these channels:

Facebook: Gizmo's Terrier Torrent

Twitter: GizmoGeoDog
Google+: Gizmo Geodog


  1. I never get tired of reading about how Beth and Gizmo were united. Because Beth was used to big dogs, she's given her little guy the kind of adventures that many people only share with big dogs.

    Loved your post.

    I can't wait to see what you and Penny have in store for us in the future.

    Thanks so much for joining the Pet Blogger Gift Exchange.

    1. Thanks so much for hosting this, Pamela!!!

      My background was opposite from Beth's. My first dog was the family Bichon Frise, and while she was playful, she lived up to high lap dog standards. Once Penny reached 25 pounds, I started to realize the different type of responsibility needed for a large dog. Of course, all dogs should be trained and treated the same way, but certain things don't seem as immediate when you have an 11 pound dog versus a 70 pounder!