Furry Friends Linky & Giveaway!!!

I've decided to host my very first linky party/giveaway! I hope it works! And I hope you'll join me!!! Please join me!!!

If you've read my blog, you know I adore my three dogs!   

This is Sadie:


She was my first puppy that was my very own. I've always wanted a corgi! Why you ask!.... They're always smiling (like me) and their short legs (like me)! I brought Sadie home when she was seven weeks old. And was the cutest thing I've ever seen in my whole life. Her favorite things to do are go to the beach and play with her ball, sleep, and protect our house to make sure no one comes within 100 yards of it. She's taught me it's okay to slow down and relax every once in while! 


Duncan came along as a buddy for Sadie. He's the nicest dog I've ever met and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He's a snuggle bug and will snuggle with you, even if it's 100 degrees out! He came home with us when he was six months old. And he hasn't stopped playing frisbee since. He's taught me the importance of having a little fun everyday- no matter what- rain or shine! :)


And Abby was an unexpected addition to our family. We were walking the other two up the street one day, and a lady randomly came out of her house and saw our other two corgis. After talking with her, she explained that she had inherited her mother's corgi and wasn't able to take care of her like she deserved. Enter crazy me to take Abby home with us right then and there. That's right- we walked up the hill with two dogs and down the hill with three. She's 12, but acts like she's about four. Anytime anyone on T.V. says 'Abby' (as in Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms...) her little ears perk up and she looks towards the T.V. Every time. :) Abby's taught me that you can have anything you want in life, if you work really hard for it. (i.e. the left over cheese quesadilla on the coffee table...) 

All three of them have taught me unconditional love and loyalty. Bad hair day, bad mood, unshaven legs, you name it, they love me always. :)

So here's how you can enter the giveaway. It's easy!!!

Since this is a teaching blog, we've gotta tie this to teaching. So.... link up and tell us what your furry friend (dog, cat, hamster, fish, squirrel- whatever!) has taught you! (Kinda related to teaching...right...!?!) If you don't have a pet, link up and tell us what you'd like to have...  :-) 

I will do the drawing next Saturday and announce three winners! That's right! Three chances to win! :)  

You might win a
OR you might win my brand new, just up on TPT, Math Racers Addition Unit:

OR your furry friend might win:

An adorable hand-stamped personalized tag from Canine Closet. You can check out Patty's adorable stuff here!

I am excited to get some new bloggy friends during this linky/giveaway! And I thought, in honor of our Furry Friends linky, I would donate money to one of my very favorite charities for every new follower I get, up to $50.00 (I got the idea from Heather at Heather's Heart!- great idea Heather!!! :)...

Corgi pals started in 2011 and to date has helped 20 corgis in need. This includes raising money and support for corgis who are battling cancer, need help with vet bills, and just need help in general. You can check out their website by clicking on the picture above. I know my corigs are extremely spoiled loved, and not all dogs can be as lucky. So this is my way of giving back.    

I am so excited to host this linky and giveaway! And I'm looking forward to making some new bloggy friends and hearing all about your furry friends! Thanks so much for joining me!!! :-)


  1. How cute! I've been wanting a linky party like this! I'll have to work on a post about my puppies! =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  2. Thanks for sharing Sadie, Duncan and Abby with us! As an avid log lover, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your furbabies. They are all adorable and I'm sure they are wonderful to come home to after a long day at school! I'll definitely be linking up! Stay tuned...

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. Sweet, smiling pups!!! :) Thanks for the linky party!!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  4. My furry friend has taught me that he has trained me very well and that no matter how my day goes at school with my class or parents that he will always be there to greet me!

  5. I found your blog through this linky party! I cannot wait to link up! Yay!!

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  6. Great linky idea & what an amazing thing to do to donate money to a cause! I was so excited to link up, and I'm your newest follower. =)

    My foster animals teach me patience, and educating people about adopting is a total passion of mine!

    Third Grade in the First State

  7. I love your babies!! Abby's picture made me break out into a smile just like hers soo cute. I have afew furr babies of my own, but mine are kitties. I am looking forward to linking up!
    Surfin' Through Second

  8. Thank you for hosting this fun linky! I'm excited to be participating! BTW, your dogs are so stinkin' cute. My parents just got a corgi and they love her.

    I hope you can check out my second grade blog soon!

    Primarily Speaking

  9. I'm dog crazy and I'm joining your link party. I love it! I'm also your newest follower :))

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  10. You inspired me to join my first Linky Party! :) Who can resist bragging about their furry babies. Great idea!


  11. This is a great linky party! Thanks so much for hosting and your corgies are beautiful!
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

  12. This is a great linky party! Thank you for sharing your adorable fur babies!

  13. My husband LOVES corgis, so I had to show him your post. He is extremely jealous of someone just GIVING you a corgi on a walk, and he's trying to figure out who we can borrow a corgi from to have that happen to us :)

    How sweet of you to donate to CorgiPals! I can't wait to post about my pets and link up!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  14. We (my husband and I) are corgi lovers too! I'm joining your linky party as soon as possible because I simply never miss an opportunity to show off my dog. We are actually in the process of looking for another corgi to adopt. They are truly the best dogs. Thanks for having this fun linky party and I'm your newest follower. ~Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

  15. Thank you for this linky party! I'm a huge dog lover so this was the perfect linky party for me! Love your furbabies! Thanks for sharing them with us! I have linked up with you to share my sweet Maggie Bleu! Hope you can drop by!

    Furbaby Blessings,
    The Teacher's Chatterbox

  16. This is a cute idea! No pets for me! I wish I could have puppies that stay puppies foever...I would have 5 ;)

    Apples and ABC's

  17. Yay for a linky party that lets me show off my furry girl! Love it!

    Strive to Sparkle

  18. BEST Linky Party...love it! Any excuse to show off my pug baby. Im also a new follower.

    The Teacher Tattles

  19. How fun! Thanks for giving me an excuse to share my babies with everyone!

    Quench Your First

  20. Thanks for visiting my blog, I noticed I misprinted "Sailing" instead of "Soaring." I changed it, so it's now correct. You're corgis are cute!

    The Teacher Tattles

  21. What cute babies you have! I love sharing anything about my baby:) Thank you for the linky party! I'm also a second grade teacher!
    New follower:)
    Mrs. Sheehan

  22. Great idea for a linky! I'm a new follower, glad I found you!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  23. So excited. I love to brag about my pups!
    Thanks for doing this!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  24. Love this linky party! I will be linkig up later today. Thanks for doing this :)
    We are having a linky party about Summer Projects at Fun for First also. COme on over . .
    Fun for First
    The Robin’s Nest

  25. sorry, just saw a couple of typos in my previous comment, oops
    Fun for First
    The Robin’s Nest

  26. A little belated, but I think is super fun and I am excited to join up in this linky party.

  27. Just found your blog through The Bubblegum Tree! I love dogs and finally got my very first pup about 3 years ago! I love this little girl so much! Your dogs are so adorable!!! I had to come check out a linky party about dogs! I can't wait to check out all the posts. Maybe I'll still try to link up sometime soon. :)

    3rd Grade Times