One of the lovely side benefits of blogging is seeing what search terms have brought people to your blog. I particularly love seeing the names of lesser known authors – Edith Olivier, Leo Walmsley and C C Vyvyan all come up quite often. Because then I know that other people are reading their words and hoping to discover more.
But sometimes it’s the quirky search terms that strike you. Like this one:
border terrier stamp
It took me back quite some years, to the days when I first had an internet connection and I hadn’t discovered the delights of LibraryThing, Ravelry and book blogs.
But I knew Amazon and I knew Google. And sometimes, when I was at a loose end, I used Google to search for border terriers! I found wonderful pictures of dogs from far and wide, amazing stories, and an array of merchandise.
And that particular search term it reminded me of something I had completely forgotten. That back in the day I turned up a stamp from Bermuda showing the head of a border terrier!
It’s a long way from the roots of the breed in the far north of England!
And now I’ve run the search again and found another stamp. From Mongolia!
Now I can understand people wanting to share pictures and stories about their dogs.
And I can understand the merchandise. We dog owners can be very susceptible to that sort of thing, and something emblazoned with the right breed of dog can make a wonderful gift to a fellow dog owner.
But how on earth did a small brown breed of dog make it on to postage stamps in two different corners of the globe?
Is it their first step towards world domination? Is Briar really asleep in the bay window, or is she secretly plotting?
I think we should be told!!