Thursday, July 5, 2012

Full of Smiles-And Thanks!

We are so honored (and excited) to have received an award from the amazing Tucker the Crestie of Tucker Tells All and his family.   The award is the  Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

(Hopefully it will inspire mom to take some new pictures because this one of Ping is at least 2 years old).

1) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.  

I am so flattered that Tucker and his mom choose us for this award, we have been fans of theirs since our Dogster days and Tucker's blog was pretty much the first dog blog we followed.   I am always inspired by Tucker's posts and I would feel very comfortable (and confident) following any advice his blog has to offer.

2) Share 7 things about yourself.  

This will be tough because their our a bunch of us, so it may not be evenly divided.

1) Bob, like Tucker, is a Canine Good Citizen.   However, Dad sometimes says that Bob's certificate should be revoked when he does something naughty like lunge on leash at a barking.  (Hopefully there are no CGC police arround)

2) Bob is addicted to eating grass (another reason to take that CGC).  He would rather eat grass then chicken (proven on walks).  Its so bad that we have taken to walking the dogs in the down town area of Jersey City rather then the big parks in order to avoid tall grass!

  3) We have so much pug themed stuff in our house that mom felt guilty about it and bought a Bulldog Throw for our new couch.  Now Bob can feel his roots are more reflected in our home.

4)  Baby (cat) is a survivor of two bouts of pneumonia, autoimmune disease, a week long escape after she opened a screen in a window and got out of our home in Brooklyn, and fatty liver after which she had to be fed through a tube for a month.   She is 11 years old now and in good shape (if a little chubby.) 

5) Tubby and Ping have both been Smilers in Bark Magazine.  Tubby was the online smiler of the day and Ping was in the magazine.

6) Ernie (cat) was at a vets office mom worked at recovering form having a damaged front leg removed.   He came home to stay with mom and dad for the weekend and took a liking to Norbert so mom and dad adopted him.

7)  Weasley barks more then any other pug I have encountered.  He loves the sound of his own voice.

8) Nominate other bloggers we admire:  Oh dear, there are so many blogs we admire and many of them have already received the award.  So I am going to nominate five blogs I just discovered:

Betty The Bichon-Betty loves the good life dining, travel, adventure.  Plus there are marvelous home decorating tips, of course my home is a mess but I can dream.

Susie-Belle The Foodie Schnauzer-I have to nominate this one as the protagonist is, like me, a foodie.  Plus this is an English Blog and I have always longed to live in the Brittish Isles.    Susie-Belle is a rescue and her human companions have put a great deal of work into helping her overcome her rough past.

Molly The Wally-Very cute and quirky blog.  Visit, you will have fun!

Dachshund Nola-This blog has been around a long time but I only started reading it recently.  The photography, and the writing, are a great inspiration.

Stella Rose The pugs on this brand new blog are so cute how could you not be inspired!

Well one award would have been more then enough, but we were doubly lucky.  The wonderful Zoe of Pawfect Days  gave us

Here are the rules:
Answer the questions that come with it
Pass it along and let them know they have received it

Here are the questions and my answers:
Favorite number: 7
Favorite Non-alcoholic drink: Coffee, and now Iced Coffee specifically Grady's Cold Bew
Facebook or Twitter:  Facebook, but I'd rather blog
My Passion: Interior Dogs, Food, Books, Science-Fiction and Fantasy (I'm proud to be a nerd)
Favorite pattern: French Style Sailor Stripes
Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday
Favorite Flower: Lilly of The Valley

I'm passing this award on too:

EVERYONE (it seems like lots of bloggers have gotten it and everyone out there deserves it!)


  1. Congratulations on all those cool awards
    Benny & Lily

  2. Congrats! I live that Weasley enjoys hearing his own voice!

  3. Congrats and thank you!

  4. Congratulations on your awsome Awards! Oh you deserve them.
    We loved all the information that you shared with us!

  5. Congratulations on your pawsome awards.

    Loveys Sasha

  6. Congratulations and thank you so much for my award. We wish you all a happy Friday!
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Congratulations on both awards! Very much deserved. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Congratulations on your awards! That picture of Ping might be 2 years old but it is still great! I love your new Bulldog throw!

  9. Congratulations on the amazing awards!! Baby is truly a survivor. So happy she is healthy after all she's gone through :-)

  10. Congradulations on your award. You have a very interesting history, and mom and I really loved the pictures. You have alot of pets at your house, and I have never heard you complain about your cats like I do "mean ole cat dietzman" I am ashamed. Thank yu for our award, but I don't understand now what i need to do...blogging is a fearsome adventure for MOm!

  11. Congratulations! Thanks to you I've discovered the Tucker blog. I wish I had more time to check out all the blogs, not to mention try some new ideas out on my own blog. It's a work in progress. Your blog is so much fun to visit, you definitely deserve your awards.
    Amy and Toby at Training Toby

  12. Congratulations on both awards!! Thank you so so much for giving me the inspiring blogger award! I will absolutely display it proudly :) Happy Saturday!