Friday, September 24, 2010

Wow! My very first award!

Being a new blogger, I was thrilled to receive this award from my furiends at 24 Paws of Love

Doggie blogging for me has been a way to take a step back from all the doggie volunteer activities I do and release some frustration, celebrate victories, mourn over battles lost, and think about ways to do things differently.  I blog here anonymously because I'm often less than diplomatic when I vent and do not want to burn any bridges with any of the "gatekeepers" (those of you in rescue know exactly the fine line we walk).  And because this is often my place to vent, I don't want to give people the idea that the organization I volunteer at is a bad place -- it's wonderful!  But like anywhere, there's always room for improvement that doesn't come as quickly as we'd all like.  And of course there are 2 legged egos and different opinions and personalities that can make things tougher than it has to be.  Finding so many others out here in blog land that share the same feelings or give me ideas about different tactics to take or just plain educate me has been a wonderful experience that I'm incredibly grateful I have found.

So...thank you thank you thank you!  Now, here's the rules that come with this award!
1.Please thank the dog who gave this to you, and link to them.

2.Name 10 things about yourself. Try to be as creative as possible.

3.Then, award 15 doggie bloggers. It doesn't matter whether they are old or new. All furends deserve this.

4.Comment on the new receivers of this award's blog to let them know of the love.

5.And the most important: HAVE FUN!!!
Thank you again 24 Paws of Love for my very first award!

10 Things You May Not Know About Me:

1.  When I first started down the volunteer road, I had the perception of pitties the media had fed me
2.  I LOVE doggie slobber.  I love big huge dripping with drool jowls!
3. The black dog syndrome in rescue was a suprise to me; I have 3 black rescues myself and love the tall, dark and handsome (or beautiful) ones.
4. I often can't stop myself from reading all the stories of abuse and neglect and bawling the night away
5. I have a day job that has absolutely nothing to do with animals -- but it provides me with the financial security to pursue my passion for them.
6. I'm incredibly lucky to have a wonderful teenage son who shares my passion.
7. I can't sleep without the sound of loud doggie snores nearby
8. I've run out of room on my car for anymore doggie magnets
9. I buy old ugly stuffed animals at yard sales because I can't bear to see the cute ones torn apart by my pups; but I love to see the joy they get from tearing apart the ugly ones!
10. I believed that dogs couldn't really see tv until my lab began watching Animal Planet with me.

15 Doggie Bloggers Who Also Deserve This Award!

1.   The Voice for the Voiceless
2.   A Dog Rescuers Life
3.   One Girl, Too Many Animals
4.   For the Love of Dogs
5.   Hound Girl
6.   My Brown Newfies
7.   Nanook and Pooka
8.   Oh Corbin
9.   Pawsitively Pitbulls
10. The Adventures of Maddy the Puggle
11. Twinkie Tiny Dog | Teacup Chihuahua
12. Stray Thoughts and Stories from a Dog Rescuer
13. Amazing Animal Lovers Blog
14. Doggy Days
15. It's a Ruf Ruff World

Thanks again 24 Paws of Love !


  1. OMD you passed out such a lovely award and none of us knew to come thank you!!!
    THANK YOU!!!
    I got your sweet comment on my blog and came right over to stalk (follow you). FYI I do not have time for daily comments. Matter of fact, I hardly leave any these days, and I don't expect anything more in return. I use my Dear Twinkie Tuesday column to interact with furiends. I am not a diva, just too much work and other obligations, along with a rather large furry household I help my mom with.
    Thank you again,

  2. Hey new bloggy furiend! I was so surprised to see my name!!! YEAH, thank you for the award! That was very sweet of you! Thanks for following my blog. I came over just to see who you were and there was the award!
    I'm going to look forward to following your blog. It sounds like it's going to good! I love blogging and it does get very addicting in a good way!
    Have a nice weekend and thank you again!

  3. You are so welcome! You deserve it! I love reading your blog and your stories, thoughts and feelings. I guess you could say I am living vicarously through you and your volunteer work. I am really glad I found your blog. I love your honesty and it's always nice to find animal lover who think alike! :)

  4. Congratulations on your award and for stopping by our site to say hello!!!

    Thanks for our award too-we are honored:)