Monday, February 28, 2011

...and the award goes to...

We've been noticed! And by one of our favs: Pamela at Something Wagging This Way Comes!

I mean, come on. The name of her blog alone is one of those that makes you snap your fingers in an "aw shucks" kind of way; Aw shucks that I didn't think of it first because it's so dang awesome!

We're a humble blog, a small pebble in the vast ocean of online journalism. So when we're noticed by someone as talented and entertaining as SWTC, we can't help but blush.

Thank you Pamela - for being such a loyal reader (and commenter!) and for recognizing us for this flattering award!

How does this work?

The responsibilities that accompany this award are:
  • thank the blogger who gave the award  -- Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
  • share 7 things about yourself/your pets --these are deep - I was feeling rather emotional this morning
  • pass the award onto 15 other bloggers -- just 15!?!
  1. I rotate favorite dogs on a regular basis but I usually claim Sarah as my number one out of a feeling of obligation.
  2. If the sun is out and I'm inside, I start to get very grumpy very quickly.
  3. Since I moved out of my parents' home when I was a teenager, I've never lived in one place longer than 3 years. This new cottage of ours will be my first. That provides me with a great amount of peace and anxiety all at the same time.
  4. I'm a vegetarian because I can be.
  5. J is my rock. I'm blessed to have found someone who loves me more than I do.
  6. Bizzle makes me laugh, Kuna makes me feel young and silly and Sarah makes me wish we all lived forever.
  7. When I was young, my mom told me I couldn't be a vet because I would cry too much when the animals were in pain. No matter how much I tried to avoid it, my life still led me to working with animals and I am surrounded by people who feel the same level of compassion. As an adult, I've learned it's perfectly okay to cry for those who can't.
Now on to the best part - the 15 bloggers I think are just ridiculously awesome and therefore earn the Stylish Blogger Award:

Smart Dog University - she's got some good lookin' dogs and a good lookin' blog!

Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training - also a contributor on - who's more hip than Casey!?

According to Gus - go ahead...visit the blog and tell me that Gus aint the most stylish guy around

Dog Days - the logo makes me happy everytime I see it

Puppy Jones - this site is pure joy, especially when I need a little pick-me-up

I Pittie the Fool - seriously? Does it get more stylish then an adorable pibble!?

You Did What With Your Weiner? - this blog's title is just my style

Sneaky Dog Pics - such a cute idea for a blog!

Boulder Dog - I've always loved Deborah's clean no fuss style

Stale Cheerios - I love that the style of this blog is clicker training for horses!

The Apres Pooch - The whimsical style of this blog makes me smile :)

Through a Dog's Ear - Using music to soothe dogs!

Urban Dog Training - Their site is hot pink, for heaven's sake! They haven't been online in a while, which is a perfect reason for me to post this: Come back to us Urban Dog Training!

TAGTeach - The latest craze is learning how to be a better teacher and this blog is full of advice!!

Sit, Stay and Play - Totally cute name, totally cute blog!

So there are just a few of the folks I feel deserve the Stylish Blogger Award as well.

What blogs do you follow that we haven't discovered yet? Let us know!


  1. Thank you so much for the award Erica!!! What a wonderful surprise today!

  2. Thank you, Erica...and congrats to you for your award! Joining the dog blog community has been fun and way more rewarding than we could have ever imagined.

    I've so enjoyed reading your blog. Since I read your recent post, I've found SO many photos where I'm smothering Gus. least now I know better. :)

  3. Thanks for the award Erica. We are tickled pink that you like our blog! Thanks for checking us out.

  4. @Sharon/Cleo - You're so welcome! I'm glad we were able to put smiles on your faces! :)

  5. @According to Gus - Don't be too hard on yourself; Gus wears clothes, isn't camera shy - things many dogs don't tolerate as well! You're doing wonderfully with your sweet guy!

  6. @YDWWYW - We're excited to be following you!

  7. Just when I thought I had sniffed out all the best dog blogs you put a few more out there to check out. YDWWYW is absolutely wonderful! That's competing mightily with "Tales from the Dach Side" for best blog name.

    Do all dachshund people have such a great sense of humor.

    Thanks for the kind thank you. And I really liked reading your 7 things.

  8. Thanks so much for much for the award and spreading the word! What a great way to share the love!


  9. @Pam - I think dog people in general have to have a good sense of humor but those Dach folks are truly creative! ;) PS - thanks for passing on the Tales from the Dach Side, I ran right over!

  10. @SDP - Our pleasure! So glad we were able to spread the word about your site!

  11. Hmm, my belated Thank You means that I need to definitely get back to blogging. My poor, neglected blog!

    Update & Excuse For Not Blogging or Reading Others' Blogs Lately: I just opened my new Daycare facility! Three years of dreaming & imagining, then the serious planning, then a few months of hammering, painting and installing. It's finally up and running. Whew!

    Now I can back to these online conversations about dogs.

    I second that it's a great thing to share the blogs above. I'm going to check them all out soon. Give em all a taste. And yep, I do feel that the better the blog looks, the more likely I am to discover some quality content written there. My perspective on the authors is if they've taken even a little time to care about how their site functions & what their reader's experience will be like, they're probably also putting in the time to really think about what they're saying.