Thank you, My Dear ****UPDATED****

We are coming up on our one year blogaversary which actually is nearly the same as Ray’s adoptaversary, or his “gotcha” day.  I began creeping on avidly reading blogs way before starting  this one and had grand plans of how this blog would be structured.  In my mind it modelled it after Love and a Six Foot Leash or Our Waldo Bungie which were two of the blogs we first started following pretty regularly.  I had hopes of fostering one dog at a time while possibly not even having one of my own.  As you can see, that isn’t exactly how this past year turned out. 

That’s ok, though, because when this little piggy entered my heart and home, I decided we could still write about our trials, tribulations, successess and silliness and still be good breed ambassadors.  While fostering is not in the cards right now, we can still do our part in other ways and we just have to be satisfied with that for now.

But along with having blogged here for nearly a year now, as I indicated, we were mostly creepers/lurkers/avid but silent readers so when we finally stepped out of our shell and started “making friends” we were blown away with the kindness of our little community.  In fact, those beautiful gals over at Pitlandia have nominated us for another award for which we are humbly thankful.

“Liebster means Dearest in German, so the Liebster Blog Award is the Dearest Blog Award. It’s an award intended to recognize worthy, lesser known blogs and to help expose their work. Of course, accepting The Liebster Award comes with a few rules!”

Liebster Blog Award Rules:
These are the rules as have been given to me:

  1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you
  2. Share five things about yourself
  3. Answer five questions presented by Pitlandia
  4. Ask five new questions to your nominated bloggers
  5. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  6. Copy and paste the award on your blog
  7. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

So, merci, Pitlandia.  We are honored.

Five things about me that I hope are not repeats:

  1. I have very few things that are “favorties,” or actually I have too many.  Since I change my mind depending on circumstances, I might have a different favorite color, song, flavor, etc. at any given moment.
  2. I can be found in heels about 75% of the time.  Even when walking dogs for the SPCA.
  3. I love to shop, can suss out a bargain and really only pay full price for a few things…mostly animal related.
  4. I love old movies.
  5. I’m shy, but go to great lenghts to fight it.

Five things about Ray:

  1. Ray rarely barks.
  2. He also rarely drools.
  3. At 13 months old, he still squats to pee…and I love that.
  4. Sometimes he is overbearing when he meets new people/dogs and other times he tucks his tail and piddles.
  5. He is the best cuddler.

The Five questions posed by Pitlandia:

  1. What’s a book (training, behavior, fiction, etc.) that you would most recommend to a new dog owner? This is a hard one.  I’ve gleaned so much knowledge from blogs like the ones mentioned above, Animal Farm Foundation, and the BAD RAP website.   I think it is important to do as much research as possible before committing to an animal.
  2. What’s your favorite command or trick that you’ve taught your dog? The best one is “go to your mat” because it is handy in so many situations.  Sometimes he “offers” that one on his own in order to get what he wants.
  3. What’s one goal that you have for your dog in 2013? Post more, learn more, do more.
  4. Where’s your favorite place that you’ve traveled to? I’m not much of a traveller and most of our vacations have centered around where the good malls are or what pro baseball or football game we want to attend.  With that being said, I love Baltimore.
  5. Do you prefer coffee or tea? Coffee…nothing else matters.


Now here are my nominees.  First I have to say that some of these will be repeats of Pitlandia’s and some may not be that new or have fewer than 200 folllowers but bear with me:

  1. My Two Pitties is about Handsome Norman and Lovely Kaya and boasts some incredibly beautiful scenery in the photography.  Each visit to their blog is like a vacation for the senses.
  2. It all Started with a Pitbull also boasts two of the cutest dogs in the world.  Hades has the most amazing coloring, Braylon has a seriously cute set of ears, and their current foster, Madden can often be found getting her swim on in their pool!
  3. Pocket Pittie in the City is a new read for me, but oh-be-still-my-heart at how adorable those two dogs are. 
  4. Mr. & Mrs. & Nola Kisses has been around all of last year but is a new read for me as well.  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying reading up on Nola and their now former foster, Anna.  I’m looking forward to more.
  5. I literally just found this blog, Of Pit Bulls and Patience.  The name alone drew me in and I’m eager to go back and read some more.

So, there you have it, my list of five, but I think you should also go visit Remy because he is handsome like Ray and like Ray, lives with kitties who kind of hate him.  🙂

    What a spaz!  I forgot to add my five questions!  Here they are.

    1. Most of us have a common theme in the titles of our blog, but tell us: how did you come by the name of yours?
    2. What is the be-all end-all favorite treat of your dog(s)?
    3. What has been the biggest challenge of dog ownership?
    4. And what has been the biggest reward?
    5. What is your favorite “me” activity?

    7 thoughts on “Thank you, My Dear ****UPDATED****

    1. Thanks so much! We love reading about Ray's adventures too:D I am shocked that you are a dog person who mostly wears heels. I think that's awesome as I have no clue how to walk in anything that remotely resembles a heel, I pretty much live in sneakers:)

    2. I love that you walk dogs in heels….that is amazing! I personally try not to wear heels often because I can fall on my face for no apparent reason…so it's best not to be even FURTHER from the ground! Ha ha ha!

      I'm glad you are blogging more and putting yourself out there! I love reading about your life with Ray-Ray!

    3. Congratulations!! Mom had to wait about 10 minutes before she could type this for me because she is dying over that picture baby Ray! Puppies are her biggest weakness 🙂

      I still pee like a girl too and mom also loves it 🙂 And she forgot to post the new questions too!

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