My dear readers, it is with great excitement and joy that I announce Doug and I are expecting our first child, our little miracle! We have patiently waited, for quite some time, for this season to arrive and we are absolutely over the moon with delight! Our little miracle will arrive this summer! I have been very fortunate in that I have not experienced any sickness, thus far, and I have been feeling great! My belly is slowly but surely expanding; and our little baby is growing quickly! It has been an extraordinary journey for us. Our hearts are overflowing and we cannot wait to meet her and give her oodles of love, hugs, and kisses! We are excited for this new chapter in our lives; and we are hopeful our little fur girl, Victory, pictured below, in time, will enjoy being a ‘big sister’ and that she will relish sharing her unwavering love and puppy kisses with her ‘little sister!’ We are so very grateful for our little miracle!
(We mailed our announcements containing our news several weeks ago, which included the image above of our fur girl, Victory, who has been a tremendous part of our journey, sharing the gender of our baby, which complimented our gold foil pressed announcement to friends and family!)
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
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.
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.
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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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.
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!
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!
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!
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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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!
A closer look.
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!