Thursday, October 14, 2010

An Award

We won an award! It's the Doggie Bloggie Award from Something Wagging This Way Comes. It means a lot that we'd get an award for this blog at a time when I'm having trouble coming up with anything to blog about. Without a steady supply of foster pets, life has become a lot less interesting. Fortunately with Ziggy around, there is always something new to share, so maybe I should credit Ziggy as the true recipient of this award. Thank you SomethingWagging for this award!!

Here are the rules of the Doggie Bloggie award:

1) Thank the person who gave the award and link to them.
2) Name 10 things about yourself-creative, weird, enticing, whatever.
3) Award 15 doggie bloggers-whoever you think deserves this regardless of whether they are old or new.
4) Share the love with the doggie bloggers you award by commenting on their site.
5) Finally, have a great time! After all, doggies are nothing if not fun!

So here are 5 things about me, and 5 things about Ziggy that you may not already know.

5 Things about Me
1. In 2006 I ran the Disney Marathon in under 5 hours. I haven't gone running since then.
2. I was indirectly struck by lightning at the top of Mt. Whitney (14,000 ft). Now I'm scared of thunderstorms.
3. I am addicted to chocolate. Refer back to #1 and realize why this is a very bad combination.
4. I have never been able to whistle, but I still keep trying to learn.
5. I can say the alphabet backwards and forwards in less than 10 seconds. (impressive, isn't it?)

5 Things about Ziggy
1. Ziggy is learning to walk on a treadmill, so I will have to exercise even less than I do now.
2. Ziggy's favorite game is to wait until I'm not looking, then grab my computer mouse and run to the other side of the room.
3. Ziggy's favorite sport is counter surfing - not just for food, but for anything he can pull off of the counter.
4. Ziggy's favorite hiding spot is under the futon. After he does a sneak attack on another dog, he runs and hides.
5. Ziggy weighs 60 pounds, but he can still fit himself through the cat door in a metal pet gate with a very tiny door for a cat. (also impressive!)

And now I would like to award this Doggie Bloggie award to just a few of my favorite dog bloggers...
Two Pitties in the City Because you are the kind of dog owners I would like to be!
My Life With Dogs  Because you do a great job with helping rescue pets!
Rescued Insanity  Because I just discovered your blog and I love it. 

And a few of Remi's favorite dog bloggers...
Evolution of Darwin  Because Darwin is the most beautiful blue Great Dane ever
The Life and Times of Remington  Because Remington is a great name, and he likes football more than any dog we know.
Tucker  Because Tucker is a Most Handsome Great Dane
Zona's Pawprints  Because even though Zona isn't a Great Dane she's a very special dog!

And a few of Noelle's favorite dog bloggers...
Mayzie's Dog Blog  Because Mayzie is Noelle's role model and she wants to be just like Mayzie
They Call Me The Booker Man  Because he always makes Noelle smile, but she doesn't have a crush on him because she knows he is Mayzie's boyfriend!
The Circus Dog  Because Lola is very beautiful and and even has one of the same nicknames as Noelle!
Frankly Speaking  Because Frankie has 87 gazillion friends but still finds time to visit us.

And a few of Ziggy's favorite dog bloggers.
Pei Days  Because Ziggy could TOTALLY be part Shar Pei and he can't believe I forgot to include the possibility that he could be anything like his friend Lola! He's pretty sure he got his curly tail from his Shar Pei genes.
Daily Dose of Jack  Because Jack is very funny and Ziggy loves his blog.
It's a Dog's Life  Because Hero is Ziggy's hero and role model!
Grins and Kisses  Because Ziggy was honored that Yin and Yang thought he could be part pug like them!

We have so many more favorite blogs that I wish we could share this award with! If you've been awarded this award, and had already received it or don't have the time or inclination to share it, that is all good too - it's just for fun! If you haven't visited some of the above blogs, go check them out and make some new friends. And don't forget to stop by and say hi to Something Wagging This Way Comes!


JackDaddy said...

Thank you so very much!! I see that we like a lot of the same blogs as well!

You can't just leave us hanging. Tell us more about the lightning strike!!!

Turke the GSD said...

To one foster mom to from another - awesome. COngratulations!

3 doxies said...

Looooong time no see! Goodnesses haves I missed ya'll.
Congrats on your very special so deserve it.
I knows most of them bloggies and they is all super great.
I thinks all dat stuffs Ziggy can do is impressive and not a thing wrong in da world withs him doing 'em eithers.


Life with 5 dogs said...

Congrats on your award! Way to go!

Two Pitties in the City said...

Congrats, and thanks so much! I love how you have so many nice things to say about everyone. Though I am always telling E that I wish I could be as selfless as you since you have dedicated so much to help dogs in need, so you are really the type of dog owner we would want to be!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awardie! You totally and completely deserve it! I luved learning new things abouts you and Ziggy. I think it's most impressive that you ran a whole marathon! Most people in the world can't say that. I also think it's most impressive that Ziggy can squeeze into small spaces. He's very special.

And thank you, thank you (and my sister from another mother, Noelle) for sharing this with me! I didn't have this one. I'm excited!

Wiggles & Wags,

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Congrats on the award! Those were very interesting things to learn about you and Ziggy. Heck, I learned you ran a marathon that I didn't even know existed - so that was like a double learning one! And Ziggy countersurfing - well, that I didn't know but yet I am not surprised!

Tucker said...

Congrats to you!

And congrats to me for being handsome. Oh... I better make sure that Tucker link was really me.

woof - Tucker

Kari in WeHo said...

Wow thank you! We do what we can to help dogs in need but I wish we could foster like you do!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I've recently started reading your blog (from the beginning!) and think its just great. Its been less then a week and I'm already well into 2009 ;)
I'm enjoying keeping up with your cast of fosters, all the wonderful animals you've helped and loved!

I have one question though; what happened to George? The last time cat George was mentioned was in Aug 2008 :( I feel like he's no longer with you, and am sorry if thats the case

All the best,
a new fan

Dog Foster Mom said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks for reading!! i am sad to say that George passed away late in 2008. I had him for a really long time and it was hard to talk about losing him so I never blogged about it, but i'm impressed that you noticed and appreciate your kind words.

Kristine said...

Aww, thanks so much! It means a lot to me, especially coming from someone I admire so much. One day I hope to be able to do half as much for animals as you do.

I can't whistle either, or snap my fingers. It's a secret shame. Congratulations on the marathon run! It's something I've always wanted to do but have been way too lazy to train for. I think that's awesome.