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Favorite Blog Posts Of 2019

With 2019 coming to an end I thought it would be nice to do a recap of 9 of my favorite blog posts of this year along with a little FYI for each.

Thank you again for all of your love and support this year. I wouldn’t be able to do this without you!

With exactly 100 blog posts written in 2019 (which is the most I’ve ever written in a year) it’s hard to narrow them down but the personal posts are always my favorite.

In no particular order:

 Happy 11th Birthday Leroy

Those of you that have been following us for many years no that getting Leroy to this point has been nothing short of a miracle. 


He definitely has had his ups and downs this year and celebrating this special day with him was amazing. 

11 is a great age for any Newfoundland and even greater for a Newfie with a chronic illness. 

The Newfoundland as a Working Dog

This is one of my newer posts but it’s always fun to go back to basics and visit the Newfoundland breed and what they were bred to do. 

We need more working Newfoundlands and less couch potato Newfies. 

I’m excited to get Odin doing more working related activities in 2020 and I hope you’ll join us!

Products That Can Help Keep Senior Dogs On Their Paws

I love, love, love writing about our senior Newfies and any product that can help keep them comfortable is important. 


I invested a small fortune this year in senior products for Sherman and Leroy and I’m so glad that I did.

The Day The Ashes Came Home. 

This post was written by my heart and was the toughest day that I faced in 2019. 

Your words of comfort meant the world to me and helped me more than you’ll ever know. 


Dog cremation ashes in wooden box with sunflower

I often go back and read your comments to remind myself that I’m not alone in my grief. 

The Dog Slobber Challenge. 

Oh! This challenge was so fun and perfect for Newfs. 

It was created in honor of Sherman and I had such a great time seeing everyone’s submissions and it made me laugh and proud at the same. 

Thank you to everyone that joined in!

Meet Odin!

Of course, this one made the list! 

One of the best days of the year was when Odin came to us. 

landseer newfoundland

If you would have told me a year ago that I would adopt a Landseer I would have told you that you were crazy but Odin was a much-needed gift that my family and I needed. 

He has helped me so much in the short time that he’s been here and I know it was meant to be. 

So many adventures will be happening for Odin next year!

A Letter To My Dog’s First Owner

This post was definitely written out of anger but I’m so glad that I wrote it and put it out there. 

Thank you to everyone that shared it!

I never told you this but it did reach Odin’s first owner. 

I did not approve the comment to get posted for Odin’s safety and my sanity but I did read it. 

It was not exactly nice and the previous owner did not approve of my opinion of him. 

The Scarecrow Had a Brain All Along

Leroy and Halloween are 2 of my favorite things and while this was his last costume, I had a great time and absorb all the goodness. 

brown newfoundland dog dressed as scarecrow for Halloween

He goes out the same way he came in. 

Common Health Problems Seen With The Newfoundland

Talking about health issues is never fun but my hope with writing this post was to make Newfie owners aware of the most common issues that Newfoundlands face so that they can recognize them. 

And that’s that!

Thank you again for all of your support through sharing, commenting and liking. 

2020 may bring some changes to the blog but we will keep on trucking along and having fun while doing it!

If you’re interested in seeing my favorite pictures of each month this year you can head over to our Instagram and view our stories!

Happy New Year everyone. 

May 2020 be good to us all!


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De Hufford

Saturday 4th of January 2020

I love your posts. Some of them are so funny. Others, very real. Thanks.


Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Thanks so much De <3

Ducky's Mom

Friday 3rd of January 2020

I loved every one of your posts, even the ones that made me cry. The one about Sherman's ashes coming home just tore me in half. But the one about Odin's arrival brought me to tears of joy. He is a wonderful gift! As for his previous owner? I'm glad you didn't approve it. That person is - for lack of a nicer word - a jerk. Odin is with you, where he belongs and much loved now.

Happy New Year to ALL of You!!

Jeff Carver

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Jen Thank you for all your Heart felt blogs about your Newfies. I greatly enjoy reading your blogs some made me smile and then some made me laugh and some made me cry Thank you. Being a newfie owner I greatly appreciate the awareness you give us on the different health issues Newfies may have it helps me to be more proactive in doing the best I can for my Winston he is a 3 years old Newfie we bought Winston when he was 3 months old LOL so fluffy and adorable what a joy he has brought to our family. I have been reading your blog page for about 6 month now great Job !!! Recently sign up for the news letters again thanks very well done.

Wish you and family a very happy and health New Years 2020.

PS: lol and Yes I do talk to my Newfie

Best Regards Jeff


Friday 3rd of January 2020

Thank you so much for the kind and caring words and for reading the blog Jeff!

Happy New Year and the next time you talk to Winston give him a little hug from me! <3


Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Thank you, Jen for sharing your boys with us. They are amazing creatures and the love you have comes through in all you do for them and for us in your blog. Wishing you and your family a safe, happy and healthy new year! ?❤️


Friday 3rd of January 2020

Thank you so much Betsy!!

Tails Around the Ranch

Monday 30th of December 2019

Have loved all of these favorite posts (and then some) this year. Wishing you, Leroy and Odin a wagnificent 2020! ??


Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Thank you so much Monika and Happy New Year to you and your family also!

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