Blogs and dogs

It’s been a while since I’ve done a link love post here on Yummy Lummy.

I want to share some link love with two bloggers for whom there is a canine connection. Both own dogs and one blogs about her dog every day. The other blogs about a couple of webcomics she writes and she has a dog. I know this may be a tenuous connection but I needed a hook for the title and I communicate with each of them nearly every day through social media.

Jennifer Paetsch

The first blogger is Jennifer Paetsch. I’ve mentioned Jennifer a few times previously on Yummy Lummy. Jennifer is an independent author of fiction for children and teens as well as the creator of a couple of webcomics. She is very artistic.

Sarah and Choppy

The second blogger is Sarah. Sarah likes to travel with her dog Choppy. Although of late, Sarah and Choppy have limited their travel to daily walks.

The nice thing is that Jennifer and Sarah know each other.

The Canine Connection

So what’s the canine connection with Jennifer I hear you ask? Jennifer has recently started posting to Instagram and she has a great Vimeo channel. A recent video (on her Patreon site) was of her dog, Siggi going on a walk. Siggi has this bright blue illuminated collar which he wears to increase his visibility on footpaths. Jennifer has mentioned that sometimes cyclists ride on footpaths and it sounds like little Siggi can be easily missed. The collar is like a high visibility jacket.

Webcomics

Jennifer has a couple of webcomics and derives some money from a patreon account and the sale of webcomic-related merchandise. One of the comics, viz., Little Monster Girl is not safe for work NSFW. There’s nothing particularly offensive about LMG except it’s about Zela a little monster girl and her adventures in her comic realm. The thing that makes LMG NSFW is that she’s usually topless and she has large boobs. Then there is Lulu, Lulu has no knees and she has even larger boobs.

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Jennifer’s other webcomic is titled There’s Something Wrong with Everyone. This is a quirky funny comic on Tapastic. This is safe for work SFW and is a bit of fun.

If you like a funny quirky read I can recommend both webcomics. Don’t expect too much from either comic and everything will be okay.

The Adventures of Choppy

So Sarah has a dog, viz., Choppy (F) and a cat, viz., Schooner (M) [BTW Jennifer has a cat too, viz., Mr Ashe]. Choppy features in four blog genres.

  1. Where’s Choppy? In these posts Sarah shoots a photograph of a scene with Choppy in it. It’s usually not obvious where Choppy is. It’s the reader’s task to find Choppy. Sarah usually follows up within a few days with the location.
  2. Howlidays are basically memes where Sarah hangs a sign around Choppy’s neck with a funny quote or slogan. Sarah also writes on a card and places it in front of Schooner’s fore paws. I’m guessing Schooner won’t let anything hang around his neck. The words on the card are usually a smart reply to the words on the sign around Choppy’s neck. Sometimes there are outtakes suggesting Schooner is very much his own cat. I’m hoping for some video violence in the future to add some excitement!
  3. Dog walk challenges are daily posts with a photograph of at least Choppy or a scene on Sarah’s walks plus some walk statistics.
  4. Corny dog jobs are irregular, associated often with holidays, but consist of up to a handful of memes featuring Choppy, usually in some fancy dress and jokes written in meme form. Most of these will give you a giggle, some make cause you to scratch your head and occasionally you will LMAO.

Choppy is a very forgiving girl and I often wonder about the relationship between her and Sarah!

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Social media

You can find Sarah, Schooner and Choppy on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

You can find Jennifer and sometimes Siggi and Mr Asche on Instagram, Twitter and Twitter.

So what have I been up to over the last week?

I know you want to know what I’ve eaten and what else I’ve photographed this week!

Last night I caught up with a friend from the Northern Territory. She’s now a rural and remote general practitioner but when I knew her she was an excellent medical laboratory scientist who I worked with across the NT. She was in town for the Rural Medicine Australia conference. About nine of us dined at Aubergine. The reservation was set for 8.30 pm. That’s the time I go to bed. I was surprised I stayed awake but it was a fantastic night. I had so much fun. The food was also fantastic. We had a four-course meal plus canapes.

  1. Salad of local asparagus, crispy quail egg, grilled avocado and toasted buckwheat.
  2. Lamb rump and sweetbreads, broad beans, black garlic and celtuce.
  3. Beef rib eye, mustard butter, cippolini onion, pumpkin and zucchini.
  4. Brown butter ice cream, almond praline, and frozen lemon myrtle milk.

No photographs because I was too busy talking and eating.

Black swans and cygnets on Lake Ginninderra #canberra #belconnen #lakeginninderra #sonyalpha #lightroom #aurorahdr #hdr Gary Lum
Black swans and cygnets on Lake Ginninderra
#canberra #belconnen #lakeginninderra #sonyalpha #lightroom #aurorahdr #hdr
Budgerigar on Lake Ginninderra #visitcanberra #canberra #belconnen #lakeginninderra #sonyalpha #lightroom #aurorahdr #hdr Gary Lum
Juvenile red rumped parrot on Lake Ginninderra #visitcanberra #canberra #belconnen #lakeginninderra #sonyalpha #lightroom #aurorahdr #hdr
Lake Ginninderra in HDR Gary Lum
Lake Ginninderra in HDR
Lake Ginninderra in HDR #canberra #belconnen #lakeginninderra #cbr #visitcanberra #sonyalpha #lightroom #aurorahdr #hdr Gary Lum
Lake Ginninderra in HDR
#canberra #belconnen #lakeginninderra #cbr #visitcanberra #sonyalpha #lightroom #aurorahdr #hdr
Crispy streaky bacon and fried wasabi sesame seeded eggs with Worcestershire sauce #breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Crispy streaky bacon and fried wasabi sesame seeded eggs with Worcestershire sauce
#breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
A pair of black swans and cygnets on Lake Ginninderra. I wonder if it is a cob and pen. Gary Lum
A pair of black swans and cygnets on Lake Ginninderra. I wonder if it is a cob and pen.
A pair of black swans and cygnets near Lake Ginninderra. I wonder if it is a cob and pen. #lakeginninderra #belconnen #canberra #cbr #visitcanberra #igerscanberra #australia #hdr #sonyalpha Gary Lum
A pair of black swans and cygnets near Lake Ginninderra. I wonder if it is a cob and pen.
#lakeginninderra #belconnen #canberra #cbr #visitcanberra #igerscanberra #australia #hdr #sonyalpha
Lake Ginninderra HDR Gary Lum
Lake Ginninderra HDR
#CloudPorn over #LakeGinninderra #belconnen #canberra #cbr #visitcanberra #igerscanberra #australia #hdr #sonyalpha Gary Lum
#CloudPorn over #LakeGinninderra #belconnen #canberra #cbr #visitcanberra #igerscanberra #australia #hdr #sonyalpha
Lake Ginninderra HDR Gary Lum
Lake Ginninderra HDR
Saturday morning coffee at Everbean Espresso Bar Gary Lum
Saturday morning coffee at Everbean Espresso Bar
Streaky bacon, fried eggs and cheese #breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Streaky bacon, fried eggs and cheese
#breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Rare Scotch rib eye fillet steak with chips and pepper sauce at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Jamison #dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #iphone Gary Lum
Rare Scotch rib eye fillet steak with chips and pepper sauce at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Jamison
#dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #iphone
Vanilla ice cream and salted caramel topping #dessert #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Vanilla ice cream and salted caramel topping
#dessert #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Fried chicken and roast vegetables from the Canberra Hospital's staff cafeteria Gary Lum
Fried chicken and roast vegetables from the Canberra Hospital’s staff cafeteria
Roast sesame Chicken Maryland with avocado and potato chips #dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Roast sesame Chicken Maryland with avocado and potato chips
#dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Really delicious mildly spicy payday butter chicken with Jasmine rice from Urban Bean Espresso Bar #lunch #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #iphone Gary Lum
Really delicious mildly spicy payday butter chicken with Jasmine rice from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
#lunch #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #iphone
Payday #coffee because specialist microbiologists do it with culture and sensitivity #coffee #tired #fatigue #science #medicine #pathology #truth Gary Lum
Payday #coffee because specialist microbiologists do it with culture and sensitivity
#coffee #tired #fatigue #science #medicine #pathology #truth
Public art in Woden on a cloudy Thursday morning Gary Lum
Public art in Woden on a cloudy Thursday morning
I really needed a good #coffee from Urban Bean Espresso Bar and a good read about the science of immunisation #coffee #immunisation #vaccination #science #vaccines #truth #medicine Gary Lum
I really needed a good #coffee from Urban Bean Espresso Bar and a good read about the science of immunisation
#coffee #immunisation #vaccination #science #vaccines #truth #medicine
Preparing for a big day at work. Black pepper Spam with cheese and wasabi sesame seeds #breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Preparing for a big day at work. Black pepper Spam with cheese and wasabi sesame seeds
#breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Queensland nut (Macadamia sp) and lemon myrtle Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates #snack #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Queensland nut (Macadamia sp) and lemon myrtle Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates
#snack #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Baked wasabi sesame seed salmon, pickled jalapeño pepper fennel salad and avocado #dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Baked wasabi sesame seed salmon, pickled jalapeño pepper fennel salad and avocado
#dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates black and white sesame milk #chocolate #snack #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates black and white sesame milk #chocolate
#snack #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Baked salmon, streaky bacon, baby broccoli, asparagus and pickled jalapeño peppers #dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Baked salmon, streaky bacon, baby broccoli, asparagus and pickled jalapeño peppers
#dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Slowly roasted rump with nutty kale coleslaw and garlic aioli #dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Slowly roasted rump with nutty kale coleslaw and garlic aioli
#dinner #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
If you really like dark chocolate. I highly recommend Jasper and Myrtle 80% PNG Dark Chocolate #smooth #rich #snack #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
If you really like dark chocolate. I highly recommend Jasper and Myrtle 80% PNG Dark Chocolate
#smooth #rich #snack #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Crispy cheesy fried noodles with garlic prawns and pickled jalapeño peppers #lunch #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Crispy cheesy fried noodles with garlic prawns and pickled jalapeño peppers
#lunch #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Breakfast lamb sausage and black pepper spam #breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon Gary Lum
Breakfast lamb sausage and black pepper spam
#breakfast #yummylummy #foodporn #yummy #delicious #instafood #nikon
Here's me opening a can of black pepper Spam while wearing my Spam Hawaii T-shirt Gary Lum
Here’s me opening a can of black pepper Spam while wearing my Spam Hawaii T-shirt

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12 Responses

  1. Very nice to get to know Jennifer and Sarah. The blogging community is very diverse, and it is great that through our differences we can all get to know each other 🙂 It looks like you cooked/fried your eggs and the yolk is runny or soft…that is quite a skill 😀 Crispy noodles again! Never get old. Same goes for Spam 😀

    1. When I fry eggs, I usually heat the pan until it’s hot. Add a little oil and then the eggs which I’ve cracked into a bowl to make the transfer to the frying pan easier. I then put on a lid and turn off the heat. I set a timer for 4 minutes and the yolk is always runny.
      I think I may start looking like a crispy noodle soon 😂

  2. Thank you so much for featuring Choppy and me on the blog – I know we chatted a bit on Twitter, but I want to say it here as well! I love your blog, so it’s an honor that you have us here!

    1. Awww…thank you Sarah. I love getting a daily dose of Choppy and Schooner as well as your good humour in all things. It was a pleasure sharing some link love with you and Jennifer.

    1. It’s been an odd week. On Wednesday night I was in the senate until close to 11 pm and then Saturday night being out after midnight. It’s just too exciting.
      That juvenile red rumped parrot got me thinking about how to photograph other birds. They usually fly away. I may just have to take the time to stop and wait.

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