Friday, April 29, 2011

Meet & Greet Party Blog Hop with DogTipper / CatTipper

Our pals at DogTipper are hosting a meet and greet party of sorts to introduce their new CatTipper site (maybe we'll just call it a cattail party). And just like you would do at any party, Paris and John from DogTipper are asking all of us to introduce ourselves, share a little small talk, and then party hop on over to each other's sites!

Cosmo and Diane at BarkWorld Expo
So here goes... I'm Diane Silver, by profession a writer, public relations and social media consultant. I live in Atlanta with Cosmo Havanese, the inspiration behind To Dog With Love.

It actually all started a couple of years ago when I put Cosmo on Twitter as a little social media experiment. Next thing I knew we were part of an amazing community of pets and pet lovers, and helping raise funds and awareness for animal rescue organizations on Twitter.

Cosmo and Diane at the Reindog Parade
I started To Dog With Love last July to provide a platform to share our adventures and stories about the fluffy side of life in more than 140 characters, including:

And now, to play a little party icebreaker game, here are some Little Known Facts  (LKF) about me and Cosmo.

About Diane
  • Was a sports writer in Michigan, then a publicist during 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta
  • Traveled the NASCAR circuit for 7ish years (for work, not as a groupie... not that there's anything wrong with that)
  • Bought a backyard for Cosmo (with a modest house for me that I renovated)
Cosmo shares some love at BlogPaws 2010
About Cosmo
  • Was one of the first "anipals" on Twitter @CosmoHavanese
  • Has attended every BlogPaws and BarkWorld Expo event and plans to keep his string alive this year
  • Now an agility dog, started his performance dog career in conformation
Where you can find us after the party:

What are some of your LKFs? Leave them in the comments below! Then, let's go Pawty Hopping! 


  1. We are SO happy to have you join the party...and to learn more about you and Cosmo!!

  2. Sounds like you two know how to have a good time and share tons of fun together!

    Nice to "meet" you!


  3. So I fell in love with your blog when I saw the pics of you and Cosmos in Italy. I'm half Italian and dream of going there! Now I read you traveled the Nascar circuit! I am in awe! I heart Tony Stewart! You are one lucky girl! We have to meet one day!

  4. what an adventure you all have! I am glad I stopped in to say hello. : )
    Just Ramblin'

  5. So nice to see you Diane and Cosmo at the Meet & Greet party! Looking forward to seeing you in person again at Blogpaws 2011. Really enjoy your blog. Power to the Pets from The Pet Book Lady! (aka Lisa Taron)

  6. Hello! I joined the party, and was thrilled to see some agility going on!

    Elka and I don't do it now, but maybe someday....

  7. I'm stopping in via the pawty blog hop -- it's so nice to meet you!

    Cosmo has sure traveled more than I have -- he's a lucky doggie! :)

    Happy woofs & weekend hugs,


  8. Let's party! I want to celebrate my dog's 14th birthday with a special birthday party. Do you have any tips on pulling out the greatest dog party ever?

  9. Did you really take Cosmo to Italy with you? I wish that my dog Cosby would be up for something like that. I always have to leave her with whatever pet sitters Chicago can offer me. What's your secret to keeping Cosmo happy on the trip?

    1. Yes! Cosmo's traveled with me twice to Italy and he was a great traveler both times. I started traveling with him when he was young and I played a lot of "travel bag" games to get him comfortable with his bag. We travel by plane about four times a year and he typically naps the whole way. Some more tips here:

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