This weekend, the Charleston Daily Mail article about my blog was picked up by the Associated Press statewide. The full story or excerpts appeared on television and newspaper websites such as WSAZ-TV in Charleston, WVVA-TV, Bluefield-Beckley, The Times West Virginian in Fairmont, and (pictured left) in print in the Morgantown Dominion Post. One commenter told me they also saw it online at The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington (though I haven’t been able to track down a story link). The article may have appeared in other places that I don’t know about. If you’re visiting here because you saw the story somewhere I haven’t mentioned, please drop me a comment and let me know!
Reaction on the farm was mixed.
Clover: “I will require a makeup artist and a personal stylist for future milkings. Got that?”
Dookie: “Oh, goody, more attention for the Giant Puppy.”
Coco: “Today, I am announcing my write-in candidacy for President of the United States. I promise a Snausage in every pot, a mud puddle in every backyard, and a slobbery kiss for every voter. My first bill sent to Congress will propose two Saturdays in every week and three Sundays. The other two days will be optional vacation. I love you, man.”
While continuing to work on her full platform, Coco also demonstrated a clear energy policy.
“To conserve energy,” she suggested, “take more naps.”
The Giant Pup is open to suggestions to fill out her campaign platform. Let her know what you want!
Spartacus: “A Giant Puppy for President?”
“Prepare to die.”
Coco for President!! :snoopy: I love it!
On August 12, 2008 at 7:10 am
I’ll vote for her!! Tell her to not forget about the belly rubs though. Oh and that Congress and the Senate gets paid in dog food now instead of cash.
On August 12, 2008 at 7:20 am
Your all over the state!
How totally awesome is that?
On August 12, 2008 at 7:48 am
Lisa L says:
Coco has my vote! :yes: Oops I’m not American :no:
Oh well I’m sure there will be enough votes for Coco at any rate! LOL!
On August 12, 2008 at 7:59 am
More milking pictures, please ! Love it ! :clap:
On August 12, 2008 at 8:03 am
Congratulations you guys!!!!!Harry sends his condolences to Dookie (Harry is a dog like Dookie only all black with some white) – we have to stick together right!!!
Next a farm house cookbook to be published??? or a weekly articke for the paper too?????
I was in walmart getting groceries in 105 heat here in Texas, and overheard a woman say to her dtr wow we dont have this in W. Virginia – we only have united stores. My ears perked up – thought she would say more.
On August 12, 2008 at 8:08 am
I go for paying congress and the senate in dog food too!!! Good idea –
On August 12, 2008 at 8:09 am
Shari C says:
It’s nice to see that fame isn’t going to affect your ‘gang’…ha,ha!
Glad to hear your articles are having such success. I love reading them and definitely enjoy hearing about everyone there and many of your wonderful recipes. Coco for President!!!
On August 12, 2008 at 8:22 am
Congratulations!! Here’s another dancey dude for you today!! :bananadance:
On August 12, 2008 at 8:25 am
I read the Times West Virginian article online and I would say that you are on the way to becoming “world famous”! Thanks for sharing your world and also for reflecting West Virginia in a positive manner. In a world that’s full of promoting news on hatred and violence, it’s so nice to read your funny and calming news blog everyday.
On August 12, 2008 at 8:30 am
I’m with Coco, time for a nap.
On August 12, 2008 at 8:42 am
KEEP UP THE GOOD NEWS. I LOVE IT. I ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL AT WALTON HIGH. LOTS OF FOND MEMORIES.
On August 12, 2008 at 8:54 am
Congratulations on the publicity. 🙂 Coco looks EXACTLY like my favority family growing up, though I do have to say that the picture of Spartacus is my favorite. We have chickens too, and I never realized until we got them just how much fun they are!! 🙂
On August 12, 2008 at 9:02 am
YEAH for Coco 😉 I’m sure she’ll win paws down.
On August 12, 2008 at 9:07 am
You are by word-of-mouth here in Florida! Love your site!
Will vote for Coco because of the honest personal platform…
On August 12, 2008 at 9:11 am
I’ll give Coco my vote on one condition . . . . she must promise to bite the exiting president before she is sworn in. That would be too funny.
On August 12, 2008 at 9:27 am
Jill S. says:
I vote for Coco!
On August 12, 2008 at 9:28 am
Crystal B. says:
Congratulations on your article. Great photos. 🙂
On August 12, 2008 at 9:31 am
Kim W says:
Yep…even a giant puppy would be better than the jokes we have running for president right now.
How do you submit a write in vote on an electronic voting machine? ENTER: COCO!! :snoopy:
Blessings from Ohio…
On August 12, 2008 at 9:42 am
Claudia W. says:
This is fantastic! Congratulations! What fun!
On August 12, 2008 at 9:44 am
Congratulations on the across the state fame!
Now, when Coco makes President, you can be her personal assistant, handing out homemade treats to all the followers. I’ll make sure all my critters are at the polls to add their vote for the Critters for Coco ballot.
On August 12, 2008 at 9:46 am
Congrats on all the coverage – that is great!
On August 12, 2008 at 10:28 am
Congratulations Suzanne on the news! I am not surprised – I told you I FELT like big things were in store, for your future!
I think a coffee table book of all your photos would be cool! Then, everyone around the state and out of state could see the farm and pictures of the land – all that green! All the wildflowers, berry bushes, hills, streams, ect. ect.
On August 12, 2008 at 10:38 am
Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap. I get WSAZ news and watch it almost every night and I missed it. CRAP. :hissyfit:
On August 12, 2008 at 10:49 am
Congrats on your “spreading” succes; It’s about to get alot more crowded around here!
Can’t wait to see Clover’s new makeup & hairstyle!!
On August 12, 2008 at 10:55 am
I’m gonna vote for Spartacus…so maybe I won’t have to prepare to die, maybe I will get a pardon.
On August 12, 2008 at 11:06 am
Poor Dookie! She looks totally put out with this turn of events.
On August 12, 2008 at 11:16 am
Not just famous State-wide!! You are Internationally famous!! Have just got back to London after San Francisco and it is good to read that things are still going well in West Virginia.I haven’t yet forgiven the goats from keeping you from the conference…
On August 12, 2008 at 11:21 am
Beach Girl says:
I think I will vote for Coco. I am all for two Saturdays, three Sundays and two vacation days in a week. Also, the nap bit really works for me! Thanks for the laugh. Oh, I do believe I hear Clover requesting more cookies if you are going near the udder and Sparticus, well, he needs to learn to chill!
On August 12, 2008 at 11:50 am
spartacus should take those killer instincts to hollywood!
On August 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Congrats on your hard work being recognized by more than just us readers! Ha, of course writers must have readers. I loved the AP article and pictures. I am glad you are showing the world what a great life raising children on a farm can be. You are so right about small towns and schools. We had the same experience.
I’m all for napping, so Coco clearly has my vote and Dookie can be VP. Who knew our first woman president would also be a dog. I meant COCO!(Take note journalists that giant puppy/guard dog is a SHE.) COCO for President. COCO/DOOKIE buttons would be so cute. I would wear one.
On August 12, 2008 at 1:30 pm
Karen B says:
:flying: What a wonderful article and pictures! :hug:
On August 12, 2008 at 1:51 pm
Debbie in Memphis says:
:woof: Woo hoo!! More naps – absolutely a platform I would support.
On August 12, 2008 at 2:26 pm
I just got to read the article – I didn’t get a chance to before I posted above. It was REALLY interesting! Good write up! I Love your blog!
On August 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm
It’s an honor to be commenting on this world famous blog.
On August 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm
On August 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm
I vote for the cookbook and Coco for President. *G*
On August 12, 2008 at 4:20 pm
Congratulations, Suzanne! You deserve all of the positive press that is coming your way. :bananadance:
On August 12, 2008 at 4:37 pm
Coco totally gets my vote.
She’s got a better platform than anything else I’ve seen thus far. :thumbsup:
On August 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm
You’ll be the most famous blogger in West Virginia. I love Coco! She’ll make a great president. Hey, at least she’s intelligent. That’s more than I can say for George.
On August 12, 2008 at 5:15 pm
Coco definitely has a handle on an important issue…energy conservation, and her proposal doesn’t cost billions! She’s one smart pup and has my vote! Dookie grumbles about Coco, but deep dowm I know he adores her. They would make a great team. Coco for President and Dookie for Vice President! Sparticus can be an advisor. Clover, obviously is the spokesperson. One thing I would appreciate Coco working on would be universal veterinarian care for every animal!
On August 12, 2008 at 5:39 pm
Teresa H. says:
My votes for Coco!!! :snoopy: :woof:
On August 12, 2008 at 5:50 pm
:snoopy: congrats on the articles, and coco could campaign with “A war on fleas”
On August 12, 2008 at 7:13 pm
I’m voting for Coco.
On August 12, 2008 at 7:31 pm
Coco for president and Spartacus for vp
On August 12, 2008 at 8:22 pm
Kathy R says:
Great articles — it’s refreshing to see a reporter get the story straight, and too see WV presented it in such a positive manner. When I try to explain to friends and family why I moved from Southern California to a farm in WV, I just send them the link to your blog. You say what I want to say, but so much more eloquently. I’m finally home – and you know so well how satisfying that is. Deep roots and loving people — what more do you need out of life? :sheep: Best wishes from me and the sheep.
On August 12, 2008 at 8:26 pm
mary beth says:
Wow Suzanne. That’s fantastic.
On August 12, 2008 at 8:58 pm
Carolyn A. says:
Congratulations on the articles Suzanne. I’m so glad I get to visit a famous celebrity everyday. That picture of Spartacus needs to be framed … wow … it’s beautiful! xxoo
On August 12, 2008 at 9:44 pm
:shimmy: You deserve many congrats and you should receive national press for your blog. It is one of the most entertaining and well written blogs out there. My friends have thanked me for telling them about your blog. I hope you continue for a long time!! P.S. Your dog Coco has inspired me to push my husband even harder for a big large puppy – hoping to get a bernese mountain dog!! Wish me luck!
Shelley http://www.logcabininmichigan.blogspot.com .
On August 12, 2008 at 9:56 pm
You and your blog really deserve this! :bananadance:
On August 13, 2008 at 5:07 am
We can always use more Coco photos! :>
On August 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm