Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Global Animal Blogging Event (GABE)

Our friend Twinkie is hosting an event to help us meet other animal bloggers around the world. She does a much better job explaining it that we do - see her explanation here.

We'll be an active participant. We're really looking forward to meeting other bloggers :) We will be doing giveaways. At the end we'll draw randomly and there will be one prize for every 25 comments. In your comments please make sure you let us know what kind of doggies, kitteh, etc you have/are so we can tailor our prizes accordingly. It will likely be a mixture of toys, treats and perhaps some handmade blank cards.Grandpa is already groaning. He says any excuse is good enough for Mom to take off to buy doggie stuff. Mom just sticks her tongue out at him. She believes in spoiling the ones you love (and we agree!).

For those of you who have never met us before, we are an odd collection of humans and dogs and one poor lone kitteh collectively known as the Nuthatch Gang. We can be found participating in goofy activities of all kinds as well as conformation shows, field tests, and rescue events. We are mainly German Shorthaired Pointers (GSPs) but there are also a few Siberian Huskies (Mom used to breed Siberians) and a German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP - Willow) and a single kitteh (Squishington). We live in southern Ontario, Canada but if you look hard enough you can find Nuthatch dogs across the USA as well as in Australia. We're like Lays' potato chips - salty bol

We hope you enjoy your visit with us. Please make sure you tell us a bit about your crew so we can make sure to find the right prize if you win and, most importantly, we can satisfy our ever-demanding curiousity. (Don't tell Squish though - there is only the one cat here and no one wants it to get killed except the Siberians and they're not allowed near her.)


  1. Your link is up. Lovely post and of course I love the last photo! You want to know our breed? BOL You're funny. We're all some type of mix in this home and we vary in size from 3lbs to 65lbs. That's why I thought this was funny in our case :)

  2. GABE is going to be so much fun!
    It's nice to meet you, I'm Toby, a male yellow lab, 1 year old! (birthday was March 27!).
    I look forward to following your blog, feel free to stop by mine, as I'm doing a giveaway also!

    The dog with a blog

  3. Hiya Nuthatches! I'm so glad you're playing along with GABE. It's pretty fun! Um, I thinks you know all about me and Brudder Ranger, but lets me know if you need any more information!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  4. Hello to the Nuthatch Gang! We are the BooDee BooDah Tribe, which consists of me, Auggie Doggie, a rott/pit/shepherd mix and him, Riley, a nutty collie mix. There are two cats that live with us too, ShayShay and Bubba, but they're kinda shy and won't let Mommy take their picture. We're having so much fun with GABE, meeting new furfriends and all. Come on over and check our our blog!
    Sniffs and Licks,
    Auggie and Riley

  5. woooooooooooooow :D
    ya we gonna enter gabe tomorrow !!

    El'bow & Hauwii

  6. Awwww! Adorable puppy picture! Nice to meet you!


  7. well howdy there the houston pittie pack here and well our description is ever grwoing we as you may know consist of 4 pibbles and 2 wee's and we are going to take over the world one day soon
    we're glad we met your pack and im loving this GABE event
    pibble sugars and wee wags
    the pittie pack

  8. Hello there...I am a mini doxie and if yours going to tailor a prize for me I would likes a squirrel...a live one please.
    I guess I should mention my Brudder Alber and sissy Whitney but they really don't matter's all about me.

  9. We are a house full of cats here!! All specially rescued by our momma.....

    Thank you for a great give away!


  10. Nice to meet you guys! With so many dogs, I bet there aren't too many dull moments at your house!

    I just have Rugby - a maltese, that spends lot of time working at his obedience skills. He is on the road to utility now!

  11. Hi guys, lets see, wee are a house of three.
    Two dachshunds & Co. Bubbles 10yr standard, Bubbles 1yr Mini, and Pompei 4 months- He's a guide dog in training, and will only be with us for about a year.
    We can't wait to see who win!

  12. hey ya'll!!
    this GABE thingie is ridiculously funsies. i love meeting new friends. it's nice to meet all you nuthatchers! :)
    i am booker, otherwise known as the booker man. i'm a manly yellow lab, and i'm almost 17 months old. (i'm still single, ladies!!)
    i have a big sis, too. her name is asa, and she is 7 years old. she is an english pointer/pit bull mix.
    we live in south carolina, and boy is it hot today!
    i'm giving away a pressie for GABE, too, so ya'll should come by and visit!
    the booker man

  13. How exciting to meet all of you! Thanks for stopping by our creekhiker blog!

    Mabel Lou is a greyhound / rott/ lab mix...strong, goofy, loyal and can run like the wind! She is my sweetheart!

  14. Hi there! Nice to meet you and we look forward to following! We have a varity of pets also! We have a bird, bunnies, dogs and cats! LOTS of fun!!!
    Have a great day!

  15. How fun!! We love GABE too... new friends!

    Such great photos!!

    We have two chihuahua mixes between 6-12 pounds!!

    xo martine & the kiddlets

  16. Hurro!
    How nice to meet you! You sound like a very interesting family! BOL!
    You can read more about me on my Gabe post if you visit my bloggy.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  17. It's great to meet new hounds (and kittehs)! So, hello! We are three greyhound girls who enjoy retirement a great deal.


  18. Hi there, I'm really happy to meet you, it looks like you have a lot of fun and that's the most important thing in life.
    Love, Bella.

  19. hi there nice to meet you and I would love to be in you guys drawing my name is keiko and Im a puggle!! hope to hear from you soon!!

    wags and licks

  20. Nice to meet you! We are two fun loving pugs living in the Midwest. Yoda is 7 and Brutus is 6.

    GABE is such a great idea - we are meeting so many new furiends!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  21. Much as I suspect the dogs surf puppy-porn when I'm at work, somehow I don't think they are quite agile enough (without an opposable thumb) so I will enter on their behalf. Our crew is two Nuthatch GSPs: Bogart is 3 and Shiraz who is 5.5. We also have one cat named Tiger Lily, who is almost 11.


  22. Hi Gang! Nice to meet you and hear all about you! Yes, mom believes in spoiling me and Ozzie too heheh! Isn't GABE amazing? We look forward to visiting you more!
    Big Hugs xo
    Sammie and Oz

  23. Hi there! We are still making our way around to say hi! We = 2 Ridgebacks and a Ridgeback Shepard mix. We have 4 kittehs here too.

    We are enjoying meeting all kinds of new friends!


    Mr. Nubbin'

  24. I would love to win. I'm an excessively handsome black miniature schnauzer & I blog too.

    Please stop by my blog and enter my GABE giveaway!

  25. Woof! Woof! Good to meet fellow GABE participant. Good to meet you. Looking forward to your visit to my blog and be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  26. Hi Nuthatch Gang
    We're Ruby & Penny, 2 mini dachshunds living in Northwestern Ontario Canada. We have a human sister & her dog who we like to visit in Toronto.
    We'd love to be friends.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  27. Greetings Nuthatch Gang!

    We have pleased to meet you. We are also a pack of piappies and we are from the Philippines. We love to win your giveaway and be your friends as well.

    Do stop by our world to check out our GABE giveaway.

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

  28. Hi! I wuz so glad to see dat you stopped by my "All Hopped Up" kontest. I kinnot wait to seed your bestest jumping! I iz da blind dawg who named Buddy Dawg, I be a Toy Fox Terrier :) My brudder, him iz Doberman Pinscher but reely him iz big baebe. I hopes you vizit us sumtiym at our bloggy and we wud luv to come vizit you lots too!
    Kisses & Snuggles, Buddy Dawg