‘HUG YOUR BLOGGER ON HER BIRTHDAY’ DAY! Today is my birthday, nana nana na naaaa! Gonna have a good time!

Today is my birthday!  Nana Nana Na Naaaa, gonna have a good time!  (Except I have no car … so this will be interesting…)

And I have a very special (to me) request:

If you have ever liked a particular post… or passed onward a particular post… or appreciated a post… or learned something from a post…or laughed because of a post…

Well, today is ‘Blogger Appreciation Day’ combined with my Birthday.  I actually need support right now (emotionally and literally).

So… I’d love to feel the love via any of these very special “Thanks for Blogging every day!” Hug your Blogger on her Birthday suggestions – or a special note email me.  I love to hear from you all (really)!


1 – Hey Dawn!  I’m gifting you with A $5 Pint of your favorite Haagen Dazs Rocky Road Ice Cream!  Thanks for blogging!   Click here to send Dawn a $5 pint of Haagen Dazs!

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2 – Hey Dawn, Happy Birthday!  I’m gifting you with a lovely glass of fine wine.  I expect your feet to be up on a chair and your eyes to be fixed on a gorgeous sunset!  Thanks for blogging!  Click here to send Dawn a $15 glass of fine wine!

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3 – Dawnie!  Happy Birthday and Thank you for blogging so much!  I’m gonna give you a whole, entire cake to eat all at once!!  Go for it!   Click here to let Dawn have her $25 cake and eat it, too!

4 – Dawn!  I want to send my own gift in appreciation of your thousands of blogposts!  Bummer that your car radiator is…uh… broken so you have no car, you had to go to the vet twice in one week, your pony was in ICU for 10 days but died, you need to build acres of fencing, move 10 horses 400 miles… Oh and yeah, at your new place you have no job, I forgot that part… But it will all work out and I’m here thinking of you!

CLICK HERE to send Dawn a Blogger Appreciation Donation in any amount! (Plus a comment would be wonderful!)

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AND TODAY, THANK YOU FOR HELPING.  It means a great deal…


This is me on a friend’s dressage mule.

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11 comments have been posted...

  1. Kristen

    Happy birthday! Thank you for all the wonderful posts, always look forward to my daily stop at your blog.

  2. Hali

    Happy birthday! Thank you for blogging we don’t know each other but I always love reading your stuff I feel like I know you.

  3. Laurie

    Happy Birthday to my most favorite horse blogger that I have never met but feel like I have known her all my life!
    Dawn you are always there every morning when I have my much needed coffee!!
    Dawn you even have my husband wanting me to always read your blog to him!
    Dawn you have encouraged me in ways you will never know!
    I can tell you that coming across your blog 2 years ago was not by chance but was by divine intervention.
    Thank you also Dawn for all that beautiful jewelry you have made, I wear it proudly.
    Dawn please enjoy that glass of wine I sent you…….the wine you really deserve is actually priceless!

  4. Ally Loneagle

    Happy Birthday!
    May the villages in your wake, burn like candles on your cake….
    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday.
    (apologies for the 90’s spent with irreverent pagan, viking, ren faire, *cough* types)

    One of my favorites is all about the family and daily life: http://www.horseandman.com/humor/feed-just-one-bucket-envy/05/06/2014/

    Thank you for all you do. To mention one thing I’ve benefited from greatly via your blog – my 80 something retired Marine friend and I have really expanded our conversations. Pre your blog, we mainly chatted about daily news, military history and my truck. Your blog popped on my radar and we began with Mama Tess and slowly dived into all things horse. Fast forward to now – we continue to enjoy talking about stuff I find on the net, he is way more engaged with current day things (I still get loads of his life story thank goodness) and we order the odd book here and there to study up on something together. I’m never very good expressing myself when strong emotion is involved (as it is right now.) Basically, you have been an unseen but vital part of our relationship to the betterment (in all ways I can think of) of both of us. Truly, Happy Birthday and may you see many many more.

  5. Chris Stone


    Hope you have a lovely day.

    Sending you lots of positive thoughts and hugs. I am sure everything will all go according to plan.

    With love Chris xxx ( Essex, England)

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