Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tags and Awards

I used to have approximately four readers of my blog.  They were faithful readers.  They came back week after week to read all about each foster pet I brought home.  They were with me during Noelle's puppy days, when Noelle was lazy instead of naughty.  They were even with me when I first started fostering cats.  They faithfully read my posts for the first two years of blogging, and that kept me going, and kept me writing this blog. 

Then a few months ago, another pet blogger discovered this blog.  And suddenly I was meeting people all over the world, instead of just the few people I knew in this small corner of the Internet.  And for the first time I discovered other blogs, and these fun blog games and awards.  So today I'm going to share some recent awards and tags that I've received from some new blogging friends.

I received the Sunshine Award from One Pibble's Wish.  The Sunshine Award is given to a blogger who brings a little sunshine into someone's life. Thank you Pibble!  Here are the rules for this award:
- Post the award within my post.
- Send the award to 12 bloggers who add a little sunshine to my life.
- Post links to the 12 blogs I've sent the award to.
- Leave a comment on their blog telling them they've gotten the award.
- Put these instructions in my post so they'll know what to do!

I've seen this award on several other blogs, so I'm just going to post twelve bloggers who add sunshine to my life, even if they've already received it.  I hope you'll stop by and visit their blogs if you need a little bit of sunshine in your life.
I also received the Happy 101 Sweet Friends award, which comes with the following rules:
- Copy the image and paste it to my blog

- List 10 things that make me happy, and do one of them today.

Noelle asked if she could list the 10 things that made her happy, so I said she could.  So here are Noelle's answers:

1. When mom or dad come home from work and greet me.
2. When we go for a walk somewhere with lots of interesting smells.
3. When Bernice or Angie C. come over and visit me.
4. When Remi or a foster dog plays bitey-face or tug-of-war with me.
5. Sleeping on my dad's lap while he plays his X-Box.
6. Sleeping on my mom's lap while she plays Farmville does important work on her computer.
7. Getting treats just for doing things like sitting or lying down.  It's so easy!
8. Chasing cats.
9. Chewing up frisbees. 
10. Showing my mom and dad how much I love them.

And finally, we've been tagged by the House of Cats and Mayzie's Dog Blog for the photo tag game.  Here are the rules: Go to your first photo folder, find the 10th picture, post that photo and explain the story behind it. Then, tag five blogs to do the same.

So since the House of Cats tagged me, I went to my cat pictures folder and found the tenth picture, which is from May 2009:

This is Anastasia, a previous foster kitten.  I was trying to take her picture for the website, but she was not happy about it.  I did not use this picture on her web page, because she looks a bit scary.  But I liked the picture enough to keep it on my computer.  Fortunately no one ever saw this picture, and Anastasia was successfully adopted. 

And since Mayzie the dog tagged me too, I went to my dog pictures folder and found this one from May 2008:

It is one of my previous foster dogs, named Vala.  She was the most energetic, happy dog I have ever fostered, and she just loved people.  I wanted a picture of her with her ears up, like she normally looked.  But when I had my husband hold her so I could get her picture (otherwise she'd go running and jump up on me), she would put her ears back.  So Dave decided to be helpful and hold her ears up for her.  Poor dog.  My fosters have to put up with a lot from us sometimes.

Thanks Amy and Mayzie for the fun game!  I decided to tag five other foster blogs, in case they want to play too.  Of course they may be too busy chasing after playing with their foster pets to participate.

krazycatlady's blog
Freckles' Foster Friends
One girl, too many animals...
kind hearts

Thank you to my four faithful readers (Hi Grandma!) who have put up with me for so long, and thank you to all my newer readers and new blogging friends for making me feel so welcome in your community. 


kissa-bull said...

oh wow you are furry much loved indeed. congrats on all your wardies and they are furry well deserved. we also gave you a wardie on our thankful thursday post if you wanna ck it out when you get a chance
have a grrreat weekend
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Mango said...

Thanks for the tag. Those are some wonderful photos too. Always fun to look through the archives.


hero said...

You have come a long way!... and thanks for the sunshine you brought.

Licks, hero

JackDaddy said...

Well, well, well. I don't think I can accept this award, because YOU are the one who should get all the awards for being a foster mom (and dad!). Thank you for taking care of all the furry children who are looking for their new homes. And if one or two of them stick around your house for a while, then it's just that much better!!! So congratulations on your award!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award! Oh, it is Most Well Deserved! And thank you oh-so-much for sharing it with me! I luvs reading your bloggie cuz it always makes me feel Most Warm - like sunshine!

The pictures were very funny. I'm glad you didn't use that kitteh's picture. I was a little bit afraid when I saw it. And Vala is just Most Adorable!

Wiggles & Wags,

Bobby said...

Yes we think you deserve lots of awards, thank you for the thought for us.

Erika said...

I just wanted to let you know that I discovered your blog when looking for information on fostering puppies. All of your stories sure helped alot especially today as my first foster puppy went to his new home. Thanks so much for helping me find a new passion in life. I also started a blog modeled after yours with experiences and pictures. http://www,

Again thanks so much for inspiring me

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Hey Foster mom, we loves ya! And mom especially loves following what you're doing for all the foster babies. Even the cat (aliens).

Thanks so much for our award.

We loves ya!
Stella, Gunther and Betty

SwSmartie said...

I want to add to your list of awards, Best Foster Advice! Although I don't always follow it. lol. I took in a nursing mama today. I just couldn't help myself!!

BTW: I'm totally addicted to your blog!

Calsidyrose said...

I just stopped by to read through a few posts! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

BerniceK said...

Congratulations on your awards Laurie. You deserve them. And thank Noelle for thinking of me...

Love, Aunt BerniceK

Sue said...

For the longest time I had one reader who left comments occasionally. I was so pleased when my second one left a comment and now I've made so many friends and met so many beautiful animals. Thanks for stopping by our blog. We appreciate you and the work you're doing.

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