the versatile blogger award: we got it!

After looking longingly at others' Versatile Blogger Award badges, I was awarded one for my recent ThunderShirt posts, so kindly, by We Live in a Flat, one of my favorite dog blogs! We Live in a Flat follows the adventures of Donna, a rescued pup who lives in Singapore. Great writing and wonderful images...thank you, We Live in a Flat! I would like to nominate the following blogs for their excellency and appeal to, well, ME! Love and the Versatile Blogger Award, in no particular order and with no obligation, lest I irritate you, go to:

veggie 4 a year for luscious vegan recipes and activism, helping me though my own transition

No Dog About it Blog for insightful tips and sentiment

Adventures at Run a Muck Ranch for making me feel like my dog chaos could be worse with sweet, candid stories

The War in My Brain for bravery

Love and a Six-Foot Leash for gorgeous photos of gorgeous dogs and a wonderful parenting philosophy

Brie Brie Blooms for creativity

Pawsitively Pets for being so dedicated to all things animal

101 Books for being intelligent and keeping it real in a single bound

Oz the Terrier for informative cuteness

My Brown Newfies & Me for writing with true versatility about a seemingly narrow topic...I'm always coming back for more

Why We Love Green for great tips on how to go green while saving green

Sugar the Golden Retriever for awesome tips and insight...and who doesn't love a golden?

Jen Hatmaker for making me laugh harder than I can remember laughing in a long, long time. If you haven't read her viral post Worst End of School Year Mom Ever, you must. NOW.

Nature Moms Blog for great green mama info that I actually use for unflinching honesty

Should you accept your award (you are under NO obligation to do so), you're in for a bit of work, but it's not painful. Versatile Blogger award rules:


  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Seven things about me...

• We have a sulcata tortoise. I just haven't blogged about him, yet.

• I have three tattoos. One for each of my kids.

• One of the main reasons I love being a pet sitter is that it keeps me from having too many animals, myself.

• Our dog, Kermit, who passed away almost two years ago, had Addison's Disease and seizures. I haven't blogged about him, yet, either.

• I have a scar on my right hand from a overly-boisterous game of fetch with a dog client. My hand went up and her fang came down. Accidental puncture all the way to the root of the tooth. This happened exactly on the one-year anniversary of breaking three fingers on my other hand.

• I kiss all animals on the lips.

• I don't really like listing "things" about myself.

Congratulations to the newest recipients of The Versatile Blogger award! I can't wait to read your posts.