Thankful Thursday: Family Of Bloggers Award

Imagine my shock when I found out that I was given the:

I was immensely honored! My blog is under two years old and to find out that I have added to someone’s day means the world to me!

The blogging “family” is truly a family, both 2-legged and 4. We grieve when our friends are hurting, offer support when it is needed, laugh with our friends, we love our friends, and we worry about them if they are missing, even if it is just for a day!  We often know more about our blogging friends who are far away than we do about our friends who we see every day. We share each other’s trials and tribulations, we care and commiserate. I am blessed to be in the company of so many talented people and their pets.

The blog that bestowed this honor on me was:

Henrietta’s Hippo

“A Whimsical Home Store est. 2011

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Henrietta’s site please take a moment to do so. She features some lovely items for the home there!

There are four rules to accepting this award:

1. Pay credit to the one who nominated you. DONE!

2. Place a link to the one who nominated you on your award page (I linked to her above)

3. Using the anagram of the word “FAMILY” tell us the attributes you bring to the family of bloggers.

F-FUN

A-AMUSEMENT

M-MISCHIEF

I-INFORMATION

L-LEARNING

Y-YAPPING

I have to be honest with you, I am confused about what I am supposed to do about the rest of the award, so I am just going to tell ALL OF YOU that I feel as if you are ALL my family, and you ALL should grab this award for yourselves!

Now about my REAL family: Mom, Dad and Cody…this about sums up how THEY are!

Speaking of “family”, my Mom would like to thank EVERYONE who took time out of their day last Saturday to wish Mom a Happy Birthday!! She had a fabulous birthday and you all helped to make it so!!! Mom thanks you from the bottom of her heart!

Now, I would like to share with you a funny card that Mom got for her birthday it is one that we ALL can relate to!

 

My Dad gave Mom this card and she loved it! It’s from American Greetings.

So, to everyone, I love and appreciate you,

thanks for your support

thanks for YOUR laughs,

YOUR information,

YOUR love!

Each and EVERY ONE of you

Make MY day!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Thankful Thursday: Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

See the title of this post?

Confused? So was I!

I was awarded the:

by not one, but TWO of my favorite blogging buddies!

This award is a real honor because it is given to blogs that are found  to be enjoyable reading!

The first one to give me this award is a most BEAUTIFUL doggy named Misaki:

If you don’t know Misaki (and I bet that you DO!) Here is some info about her directly from her blog!

“I live in Essex (UK) with my human mummy and daddy. And I’m also a girl, incase you weren’t sure.

I enjoy eating (especially bonios), having my belly rubbed, chasing pigeons and playing with my humans. They both need the exercise.”

The second bloggers to give me this award are the beautiful Lexie and Mica from:

Tylers at 99′s Blog

I love viewing photos of their many hikes and viewing the lovely photos of nature that they feature. Here is some information about this great blog!

” Hi we are Lexie & Mica, two Newfoundlands that enjoy taking long walks through the woods. We have a beautiful creek in the woods and we enjoy swimming every chance we get. We live in Ohio, USA and want to share our walks with you.
Newfoundlands are Working Dogs. We are cart dogs, but more importantly we are water rescue dogs. This means we are people dogs and bond very strongly with our people and each other. We rarely allow our people out of our sight for long and some of us have been referred to as Velcro dogs because we never leave your side.
Newfs are very large strong dogs and therefore MUST be trained early. Once trained we are very obedient and gentle and make fantastic and fun pets :)

Of course this award comes with rules, and one of the rules for acceptance of this award  states that I must complete this phrase:

“A great reader is…”

In my humble Sheltie opinion, to me, “A great reader is someone with a love of the written word. Who finds themselves lost in the mind and heart of the writer. Who respects the power of words and the emotions that they evoke. It is someone who is curious, who has a good imagination and who believes that we not only learn from each other every day, but more importantly we should NEVER stop learning!”

Pretty deep thought for a Sheltie, eh? I have told you before we didn’t rate 6th on the intelligence scale for nothin’!

There is another rule that comes with this award and as  always, being an obedience school drop-out, I am  going to break it because it requires you to pass this on to FOURTEEN OTHER BLOGGERS! OMD!!

I  know that MANY of you have already received this AND as I always say, IF I FOLLOW YOU, I FIND YOU TO BE ENJOYABLE READING…so PLEASE grab this if you have not received it with love from ME to YOU!

Barks and licks and most appreciative love,

Dakota

The “Ass” Award-Silly Saturday

OMD I am totally embarrassed!!! In case you haven’t picked up on it already,  my Mom is INSANE, COMPLETELY CERTIFIABLE. Frankly, she shouldn’t be walking the streets unattended. Now…she is using MY BLOG as a vehicle for her insanity! What am I to do?

A few days ago Mom was reading our friends, Mollie and Alfie’s blog and was told that she was given an award (the award I am talking about will be featured on another day). What catches Mom’s eye? A different award that really isn’t an award, it’s a JOKE. But don’t tell Mom that. Mom was eyeing it longingly and being the demented person that she is, felt that she MUST have it! So, she told Mollie and Alfie’s Mom, who of course said “take it because you ARE one!” She really didn’t say that but I can bet she was thinking it, how could she NOT think it when you see what Mom has posted below?

The award that Mom was  longing for wasn’t a Pettie, or a Nose-to-Nose award…nope, those are WAY too normal and prestigious for her. THIS IS THE AWARD that my mentally challenged Mom wanted:

Click on the image to visit Mollie and Alfie!!

If wanting that award wasn’t bad enough. Mom had a REASON for wanting it! Approximately 3 years ago Mom filmed this INCREDIBLY EMBARRASSING VIDEO! (Please ignore how our home looked at the time. We have redone the floors, painted and got a new TV and new furniture, so our old place looks REALLY BAD in this video!) But…our condo isn’t what is so embarrassing…watch and you will see…

See what I mean? Soooo in my opinion just because I like to sniff butt, that doesn’t make me an “ASS!” My Mom is the “ASS” for filming it and deriving such great enjoyment out of it!!!

I am tellin’ ya this woman is impossible to live with! My heart goes out to Dad…HE married her!

Hanging my head in embarrassment,

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Friday Funny:Lipstick? Seriously?

Happy,  happy Friday all! It’s Dakota and I am here to tell you about an award I received from my buddy:

Click on the photo to visit his blog!!!!

 

 “Easy” from Easy Blog !!

The award I received was the:

 

 Gotta tell ya furiends this award really had me stumped.  LIPSTICK??? Seriously??

Leave it to the prankster Easy to give me an award about LIPSTICK!! Hey Easy, you may like wearing lipstick, but I’m a manly Sheltie and you won’t find that stuff on me! BOL! Gee, thanks for the award pal!!! NOT!!! BOL!

One of the requirements of this award is that I link to my lip-sticking wearing buddy (done!), and tell you something about me.  Since I am an obedience school drop-out, I have decided to  tell ya something about Mom instead!

You see one of the jokes among many in my house that pertain to Mom, is that Mom is OBSESSED with lipstick. YEP she is! Won’t be caught without it. She loves wearing it, buying it and finding lipstick that lasts so long that she could wear it the rest of her life if she had to.

Why is Mom so obsessed? Well, back when she was a pup of about 16 her own Mother  said that Mom’s lips were so light and thin that she must NEVER go without lipstick! Mom took the advice   warning  to heart and the obsession began!

Mom’s current favorite brand of lipstick is:

REVLON COLORSTAY:

Just part of Mom’s “stash” Click on the photo to visit Revlon’s website

Dad has a major pet peeve about Mom and her lipstick. He HATES that she touches it up at the table when at a restaurant. Mom says it is perfectly fine to do that, Dad says NO!! What do you think?

Ohhh about this award, if you would like it, grab it….and…nope, Revlon isn’t involved with this post AT ALL…this is Mom’s REAL lipstick. Believe me, if Revlon knew Mom they wouldn’t want to be associated with her! BOL!!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

 

Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award

Mom is the proud recipient of the:

that she received from the wonderful blog:

Click on the photo to visit the blog!

From Long Life Cats & Dogs, “Long Life Cats and Dogs has been started, in order to introduce people to the lives of the people and animals in these shelters.  It is a regular news feed and, hopefully, a future means of assisting with the generation of funding and food for the Pro-Life, No-Kill Animal Welfare Shelters in and around Gauteng (South Africa).  These shelters provide permanent homes, love, food and medical attention for rescued animals for whom they are unable to find “forever” homes.”

Here are the rules when accepting this award:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.—check!
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you—check!
  • Tell 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 other fabulous bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Since this is a “girly” award and my Mom is a “girly” I decided to tell you seven things about her!

1) Mom’s  Grandfather was from Johannesburg, S.Africa. When I met “Long Life Cats & Dogs”, finding out they are from S.Africa was a special treat!

2) Places Mom has lived: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and now Michigan!

3)  Mom’s father, (Ray Osrin)  was an  Editorial Cartoonist at Ohio’s largest newspaper,  The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio who enjoyed world-wide notoriety (BEFORE the days of the Internet and blogs)  and was featured in TIME and Newsweek (to name a few)

4)  Mom is a “middle child” and oh yeah she suffers from “middle child syndrome”

5) Mom was a lifeguard and taught swimming, she was also on a summer swim team where she swam the 50-meter freestyle and various relays (Mom wasn’t quite as “fluffy” back in the day as she is now BOL).

6)  Speaking of  “fluffy” Mom collects cook books and loves to watch Rachael Ray, Bitchin Kitchen, Master Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, tons of shows on the Food Network and The Cooking Channel. Funny thing is, with the TONS of cook books that Mom has, where does she go to search for recipes? The Internet. Yep….she has brains…NOT!!

7)  When Mom was little and drew pictures in school, she had a unique way of “signing” her name on the back of the pictures. She would draw a TV and put HER NAME inside of the screen. Delusions of grandeur? Yep…I would say so. BOL!

We are supposed to pass this award on to 7 other fabulous bloggers. You know the drill. Mom is a rebel (and I can be too). We love ALL of you and want you to accept this award as YOURS!! We value, love and enjoy each and every one of you!!

What we DO have to say is:


Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”

Fun Friday! Versatile Blogger Award

Mom and I were sitting reading blogs yesterday and were delighted and flattered to learn that we had been given the:

AWARD!!!

We received this award from a blog that we recently started following:

Hey…It’s Jet Here

That’s Jet in the photo!! If you click on the photo it should take you to his blog!

Mom and I first discovered Jet when we noticed comments he was leaving on other blogs (see? It pays to read comments that people leave on OTHER blogs too, you can meet some super nice new friends that way!).

We liked Jet’s friendliness and chatty style and decided that this was a dog we would love to have in our pack!

Mom and I visited his blog and read his first post and instantly fell in love. When we read this passage we were hooked:

“Mom gave me a forever home in October 2008 after Golden Rescue South Florida saved my life with FOUR days to spare.  I can’t even discuss my life before this because it hurts.”

….you can read the rest of Jet’s first post right here!

We are honored that such a special doggy thinks highly of us well, ME, I just dictate to Mom like Jet does! I will even forgive him for thinking  that I was a GIRL,  when I am really a BOY!!! BOL!! Probably cause I am too “pretty” to be a BOY!

Our blog is only a little over a year old,  we don’t have a lot of followers like my brother Cody does on Cat Chat, heck, it isn’t even  BlogPaws Nose-to-nose award-worthy,  well frankly, neither of Mom’s blogs seem to be, but I digress…. Mom and I are dedicated to writing it because we have discovered that the doggy bloggers  are some of the most loyal and warm-hearted bloggers on the Planet!! Each and every one of you have wrapped your paws around us like a warm blanket and have accepted us into YOUR pack!  You have been encouraging, hilariously funny, supportive and GENUINE.

Just like your doggies.

That means A LOT.

We thank YOU.

AND

we thank JET for giving us this award and for being our new friend!

One of the requirements of this award is  that  we thank the person  doggy who presented it to us,  (done!!),  lick  link to the person  doggy’s blog (done!!),   then  pass it on to 15 other deserving blogs.

Yep, you know what Mom and I are going to say. We can’t pick just 15 so we want ALL OF YOU TO HAVE THIS. Like we always say, if we follow you, you’re award-worthy!!!!

Thanks for being our furriends!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota