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Follow Up Friday #24

Author: MayaAndPierson
January 3, 2014

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Welcome to the first Follow Up Friday of 2014, hosted by Jodi with Heart Like a Dog. I hope you all enjoyed the end of 2013. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ours was quite adventurous. Let me do a quick recap.


On our road trip from Kansas to Texas, Motel 6 saved us from having to traverse a dangerous ice storm in Oklahoma.

Sue with Talking Dogs said, “We got hit hard with that same ice storm and I canโ€™t imagine being out on the road!” and “Weโ€™ve stayed at Motel 6 when weโ€™ve traveled with our dogs and have always found the rooms to be simple, but clean (and not smelly).”

Ann with My Pawsitively Pets said, “That is so awesome! I too have certain images of Motel 6 in my head. Itโ€™s probably all about location and age of a motel too.”

It must be true because Jodi with Heart Like a dog said, “We stayed at one in St. Louis and it smelled musty.”

Even if our room happened to smell musty, I’m still grateful for Motel 6. Our room was under $60 and we had a safe place to stay. I feel bad for Sharon with G8 Canine Dogs. She says, “Here in the UK it is impossible to find motels etc that are pet friendly. Glad you made it safely with your dogs.” That’s awful, Sharon. I always thought the UK was ahead of us in regards to being pet friendly.


A lot of comments on this post were about how cute Maya and Pierson are when they cuddle. Sephi and Maya did not cuddle. Sephi hated to be cuddled with. She was probably much like Delilah and Sampson from Heart Like a dog. Jodi said, “Sampson and Delilah do not cuddle with each other. In fact, one of them usually growls if the other touches them while their sleeping.” Silly! That’s definitely not Maya and Pierson. They are quite the pair. Here are more cuddle puppy photos.

Maya and Pierson under my desk 2

Maya & Pierson often try to share the small space under my desk.

Maya & Pierson Sleeping Together 4

Maya and Pierson have two of these beds, but they tend to share one.

Maya & Pierson Sleeping Together 3

Most of the photos of Maya and Pierson sleeping together are of Maya with her head on Pierson.

Maya & Pierson Sleeping Together 2

But generally, it is Pierson who lays on Maya.

2013 RECAP

This is just a quick recap. I will do a more detailed one later this month. Pierson had two seizures in 2013. The last one was in May so these seem to be just isolated incidents. Thank Goodness!

I got into a car accident in 2013 with Maya in the car. She was wearing her dog seat belt, of course. The accident was fairly minor, but it caused my car to be considered totaled. I managed to get it repaired, but I felt better about taking our road trip to Texas this holiday in my husband’s car.

The long awaited crash test results for dog seat belts came out in 2013. I was disappointed about Kurgo, but glad we had decided to start selling the Ruff Rider Roadie. We also began selling the safest dog seat belt brand โ€“ the ClickIt Utility. It has been consistently sold out and the manufacturer won’t have any more until mid to late January!

I finally finished making a video of Maya and Pierson in the car. This was the first episode and I plan on doing another one very soon.

I’m happy about all our new followers in 2013. Our commenters, subscribers, likes, followers, circles, etc. seem to have doubled this year. And it is all thanks to you!

Vizify made a great video year-end recap regarding Twitter followers.

Thank you everyone, for joining me on the first Follow Up Friday of 2014. I hope you all have a very wonderful 2014!!!

Dawn with Maya and Pierson

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7 Responses to “Follow Up Friday #24”

  1. Nailah Bone:

    Very cute video! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next!

  2. Lindsay:

    Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to your posts in 2014. Love the pics of your dogs cuddling together ๐Ÿ™‚ So sweet. Ace does not like to cuddle with other dogs.

  3. Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom:

    LOVE the pix of Maya and Pierson! Callie and Shadow have always been cuddlers, though they usually end up butt-to-butt rather than face-to-face. Ducky isn’t really a cuddler; But every now and then I see her laying close to either Callie or Shadow. When she first came to live with us, she would wake herself up growling and snarky. I often wonder if she was having puppy nightmares because now that she has settled down she rarely has them any more.

  4. mollieandalfie:

    Wez back from our holidays and wish you all a Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true for 2014 xxxooxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  5. 2 brown dawgs:

    LOL that video is excellent!

  6. Jodi:

    Really? Really? I had this hop almost two weeks ago and never stopped by? What an a-hole.

    But I remember why, for some reason my laptop at home (MAC) says your site is ‘high risk’ even though I know it’s not, I’m afraid of what my computer will do.

    So Sampson and Delilah will lay side by side when it’s dinner time, but at night they don’t cuddle at all. And I wouldn’t even call them sitting side by side cuddling. That photo of Maya with her head on Pierson is ADORBS!!

  7. MayaAndPierson:

    Thanks, Jodi ๐Ÿ™‚ I had couple people say that a few weeks about my blog. I called my web hosting company, though, and I think we got it worked out. I take it you didn’t get an error message this week?

    I love how Maya and Pierson cuddle! I find it interesting that Pierson is the dog aggressive one, but he is also the one who initiates the cuddling.