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Four Year Blogiversary!

Today is the four-year Blogiversary of www.biscuitsspace.com in conjunction with my photography website.  It is really difficult to believe that four years have already passed by so quickly!  The blog has, fortunately, come a ways since I started the blog four years ago!  My favorite part about the blog is the header, featuring Biscuit and Victory!

If it were not for our beloved Biscuit, I am not sure I would have ever started blogging and I know that I would not have started my long-term photography project, for which Biscuit and Victory are my inspiration.  Biscuit was such a blessing and gift to us.  Biscuit permanently changed our lives in so many ways and Biscuit sent us our precious little rescue sheltie, Victory, who we adore and love, shown below!  And, coincidentally, Victory is as old as the blog!

Thank you for reading this blog for however long or short you have been visiting!  I truly enjoy creating content for the blog to share with all of you, and I hope that you continue to enjoy visiting and reading the blog!

Thank you so very much!  xoxo

 

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Updated Website and Blog

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with my website provide to update my website in preparation for when I complete this next body of work, my long-term photography project.  My theme with my website is “simple and clean,” with the focus on highlighting the images along with easy navigation.  Although it is a lot of tedious work, I believe it is a good practice to keep my website current: (1) content wise and (2) appearance wise.  A few screen shots of my revised website are shown below.

 

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I have also updated my blog over the past several months, while also keeping a clean and simple look to the blog, which is simultaneously easy to navigate.  I have changed text colors; added a splash of color to the text via links; created a footer; edited the right side bar; edited the menu and categories; and made other updates where necessary.  I am pleased with the result.  A screen shot of the blog is shown below.

 

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The lesson that I have learned while working on updating and revising my website and blog is that nothing remains static — your website and blog evolves with you over time.  I am sure that there will be more changes in the future to my website and blog, but I believe my goal of maintaining a simple and clean presence will remain constant.

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Happy Wednesday!

2015 Reader Survey; Please Help!

I have been writing and running this blog now for three years.  Since it is a new year, I thought it would be appropriate to obtain some feedback from readers, especially since we have many new blog followers and readers.  I am constantly wondering what you all like to read; therefore, I created a brief  survey, shown below.

I hope that you will take a second to fill out this totally anonymous survey, only fourteen quick questions, in Likert-type scale format,  (i.e., no registering/logging in or anything), to help me gain insights as to what you all like to see and read.  Please be sure to click “vote” after you answer each surgery question below.  If you do not want to answer a question, just leave it blank.

And please, you long time readers PLEASE join in the survey, too.  You are who I need feedback from the most.  So, please, take three minutes and give me your feedback – I promise that no matter what it will be valuable and the blog will be a better place because of it.  THANK YOU!

Have a fantastic weekend!

*For subscribers, you can access the survey on the blog here.

 

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Three Year Blogiversary!

Today is the three-year Blogiversary of www.biscuitsspace.com in conjunction with my photography website.  It is difficult to believe that three years have already passed by so quickly!  The blog has, fortunately, come a long way since I started the blog three years ago!  I am happy with the design of Biscuit’s space.  My favorite part about the blog is the header, featuring Biscuit and Victory!

If it were not for our beloved Biscuit, I am not sure I would have ever started blogging and I know that I would not have started my long-term photography project, for which Biscuit and Victory are my inspiration.  Biscuit was such a blessing and gift to us.  Biscuit permanently changed our lives in so many ways and Biscuit sent us our precious little Victory, who we adore and love!

Thank you to all of you who read and subscribe to this blog!  I enjoy sharing my journey along with sharing my photography, our fur babies, and parts of my life with you.  Most of all, I greatly appreciate your support, and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading the blog!

Thank you so very much!

 

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Two Year Blogiversary!

Today is the two-year Blogiversary of www.biscuitsspace.com the blog for Katherine Carver Photography!  It is difficult to believe that two years have already passed by so quickly!  Here is a post to the one year Blogiversary!  Also, here is the first post on the blog.  The blog has come a long way since I began the blog two year ago!  To commemorate each year of the blog, I am working on making blog books, a book compiling all the blog posts for each year — 2012 and 2013, a total of 509 blog posts!  The blog, to me, is an online journal, something that we can always refer back to capturing memories and snippets in time.

If it were not for our beloved Biscuit, I am not sure I would have ever started blogging.  Biscuit was such a blessing and gift to us.  Biscuit permanently changed our lives in so many ways and Biscuit sent us our precious little Victory.  Of course, the blog could not be possible without my inspiration — our precious fur babies, Biscuit and Victory — my muse and the stars of the blog, shown below!

Thank you to all of you who read and subscribe to this blog!  I have enjoyed sharing my journey along with sharing my photography, our fur babies, and parts of my life with you.  I greatly appreciate your support, and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading the blog!

Thank you so very much for your support!

 

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Updates to the Blog!

Recently, I have been working to make this blog, biscuit’s space, more user-friendly.  As such, a new menu has been added below the header of this blog to help users find information more easily!

There have also been some updates to my website, Katherine Carver Photography!

I hope that you enjoy the updates!

Happy Monday!

 

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Blog Give Away — Starbucks!

In honor of it finally feeling like spring, I am doing another blog give away!   All you have to do is leave a comment and be  entered to win a $15.00 gift card to Starbucks!  How easy is that!

We are so happy that the trees are in bloom and the grass is getting greener!  Biscuit is definitely enjoying these warmer temperatures.  Doug and I are having a lot of fun taking Biscuit with us for outings!  Below is a photograph of  Biscuit galloping away in Harbor East this past weekend!

Here is a link to a wonderful video entitled, Why God Made a Dog.

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Details and Rules:

*Leave a comment.

*Please leave a valid e-mail address, as this is my only point of contact.

*One entry per person.

*Deadline to submit a comment is this Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. EST… and the winner will be announced early next week!

Featured: Dog Blog on OrvisNews.com

Today Biscuit is featured on the Dog Blog on OrvisNews.com  (also featured on Orvis’ Facebook page and Orvis’ Twitter page) highlighting and promoting Orvis’ commitment to dog rescue while highlighting Biscuit’s adventures to the Tysons Corner, Virginia Orvis Store and the Royal Oak, Michigan Orvis Store!

Thank you to Orvis for featuring Biscuit today!  You can read the Orvis blog post featuring Biscuit here.

Doug and I are very proud of Biscuit and he brightens our day every day!  We agree with Orvis that today is a time for Biscuit to shine!

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Biscuit’s Health Update

Biscuit is on the mend.  The vet determined that Biscuit’s left elbow on his front paw is quite sore and bruised from his fall.  We hope that it will continue to heal.  Biscuit’s skin infection has cleared.  Biscuit’s ears are in better shape, as his ear infection is gone, but we need to continue to clean them daily.

However, Biscuit was not happy to be visiting the vet yesterday.  He tried to bite the vet on several occasions, which is not like Biscuit.  He did not want the vet to give him an exam.   As a result, Biscuit had to have a muzzle placed on his snout.  When Biscuit was taken out of the exam room to the back area of the vet’s office for his ear exam, blood work, and urinalysis — he was a very good boy.  Next time, we are going to have Biscuit go back with the vet to have his exam without us in the room to see whether it will make a difference in Biscuit’s temperament.  We gave the vet a couple of bottles of the Jones Soda featuring Biscuit.  Hopefully, Biscuit will do better at the vet next time.  Unfortunately, Biscuit has had to go to the vet quite often due to his health issues.

Today, we received good news from the vet that Biscuit’s protein levels are stable.  This means that Biscuit’s kidney issue is not worsening and it is being stabilized by the medicine he takes daily.  Although, Biscuit’s protein levels are still not within the normal range, indicating that his kidneys are not functioning at 100%.  We do not want Biscuit’s kidney issue to worsen.  We will go back in a few weeks to check Biscuit’s blood pressure as his kidney medicine impacts his blood pressure.  However, Biscuit’s ALK Phosphate level is extremely elevated compared to past blood work.  We added on a T4-Free test to see if Biscuit has an under active thyroid, which can be treated with medicine.  We should have more news on Biscuit’s blood work later this week.  If the blood results are not indicative of a thyroid issue,  we will have to do further testing and have an ultrasound completed to look at Biscuit’s abdominal area more closely.  We hope that it is nothing serious.

On a positive note, Doug found our first Jones Soda featuring Biscuit last night!

 

 

A Wounded Biscuit

This weekend while Biscuit was strolling around the neighborhood for a walk, in an instant before we could put on Biscuit’s leash, Biscuit jetted across the street covered in Belgium bricks as Biscuit spotted a nearby cat.  In his attempt to catch this cat, Biscuit, unfortunately, tripped very badly over the curb and he fell quickly on his belly.  Biscuit screamed and cried.  I picked Biscuit up immediately and he stopped crying.  Doug and I sat with him on a bench outside and petted Biscuit.  We were quite worried as Biscuit has injured his paw before.  For those of you who have met Biscuit, his demeanor is quite docile.  However, when Biscuit puts his mind to something, he does not give up, and we think that Biscuit over estimated his fragile and arthritic legs and paws in his attempt to catch this cat.  For some reason, unknown to us, Biscuit really loves to chase outdoor cats.  In the past, when Biscuit spotted a cat and started running after it, Biscuit was leashed, and we therefore had more control over Biscuit.  We have to be more careful now as we do not want Biscuit to get hurt.

We are taking Biscuit to the vet today for a six month check up.  Biscuit will have blood work and urinalysis completed to check his kidney function.  We are going to have his leg and paw examined by the vet to make sure it is healing properly.  Biscuit has been limping since his fall, but his limp, as of this morning, is less pronounced.   We hope that Biscuit will continue to get better.  We have given Biscuit some Tramadol for the pain, which has seemed to help him.  Biscuit is still giving us his paw in the evening during his “snacking hour,” which we take as a good sign.

Below is a photograph of Biscuit taken yesterday as he was resting on his bed.  Please send Biscuit positive and healing thoughts.