1.1.13 Carpe Diem: 2013 Pick of the Litter Awards

01 Jan



I tried to wake the animals up to review the year before we move on to 2013, but they said to leave them alone.  

My motto for 2013 is “Carpe Diem,”  “Sieze the day!”  I want to focus on each days wonders and dig deep into making every moment count.  If not now, when?  If not me, who?  

Here is a recap of DogDaz month by month for 2012 before we move on:

January – At that point the blog was only 60 days new.  The Muffin Man turned 18 or 19 (we never really knew his age).

February – Stella and Nine joined the family.  Everyone was really excited.  Nine was about 1 and Stella was 5 months old.

March – The dogs dug up the yard (for the first time) to free the mole   Spring was definitely in the air (and under ground).  Noel, the Christmas Cat, was 5.  Mom was 55.

April – The kittens are fitting in really well…. maybe to well.  Nine is taking over the world.

May – Louise is growing up and does a great job on the blog while Mom travels  The dogs learned to sit pretty for spring pictures.

June – We highlighted the street animals of Istanbul, Turkey from Mom’s trip.  Peanut graduated High School, so the dogs got to be in lots of prom pictures.

July – The dogs and cats took turns writing the blog while Mom was in Australia and had great fun when she returned.  Stella turned 1.  Peanut turned 18.

August – The true DogDaz of summer were upon us. Change was in the air.  Constance was 5.

September – Peanut (the little little human) went off to college and we were all trying to get used to an empty nest. 

October –  Noel took over as top cat., we get hit with SuperStormSandy and Louise (aka Lulu Belle), turned 3.

November – Sofie turned 2 and the blog turned 1.

December – The Muffin Man and Miss Constance Kitty passed over the rainbow bridge to the great meadow.  K8 (the middle little human) graduated from college and came home to stay (bye bye empty nest) – the animals (especially Stella) like having her to play with again.

Awards Review (27 awarded in total, WOW!  We are so blessed and so amazed!) –

Blog Of The Year 2012 Award –  Thank you for the wonderful stars this year from Misaki, The Daily Golden, Lead.Learn.Live, Worldly Winds, and Living and Lovin.Blog of the Year Award 5 star thumbnail

Blog on Fire Award from “I Adopted A Dog – Now What?”

Inspiring Blog Award from Lead,Learn.Live  and also from  I Adopted A Dog – Now What?

The Addictive Blog Award from  Misaki at “The Misadventures of Misaki.”

The Versatile Blogger Award from Dear Kitty. Some Blog. and Hutchagoodlife and Kindness Kronicles and our very first award, from Bassa’s Blog.

“You Make Me Shine” award from Bassa’s Blog.

Worldly Winds gave us this most unusual Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award.

The Sunshine Award from themisadaventuresofmisaki.

The Liebster Blog from themisadaventuresofmisaki.

One Lovely Blog Award from  Paws to Talk and  Sweat Like Mambo and Cats & Co and Misty Shores Chesapeakes

The ‘Just Kidding’ Award from Colline’s Blog.

Candle Lighter Award from  Sweat Like Mambo.

Awesome Blogger Award from Fluffy Tufts Gang

Hug Award from Milka [the Great{est} Dane] and  Misty Shores Chesapeakes (Updated posting at 8:30 AM:  I missed Bumpy Road to Bubba – not sure how I did that because she has such a wonderful blog and I apologize because I love to hug that blog everyday!)

Collie’s Choice Award For Best Blog from Collies of the Meadow.


Seize The New Year With A “DOGDAZ Pick Of The Litter Award”

All those named above will receive their first award of 2013 from us:  The DOGDAZ PICK OF THE LITTER AWARD.  You are all something special and deserve the very best, now and always. You get to pick one of the above awards for your very own, as well as proudly display that you are part of the DogDaz Pick of the Litter!


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


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22 responses to “1.1.13 Carpe Diem: 2013 Pick of the Litter Awards

  1. Animalcouriers

    January 1, 2013 at 03:18

    What a year! Hope 2013 is a great one for you all.


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 08:24

      Looking forward to sharing 2013 with you and your adventures.


  2. bumpyroadtobubba

    January 1, 2013 at 03:42

    Congratulations, but there’s one more: your HUG award from us too 🙂


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 07:59

      OMG. How did I miss that! We love your blog. Hugs back.


      • dogdaz

        January 1, 2013 at 08:25

        I updated this post to include your wonderful site. Watching Bubba grow is so wonderful.


        • bumpyroadtobubba

          January 1, 2013 at 15:36

          Oh, I didn’t mean to make you feel bad at all, just wanted to make sure you knew you had another award and how much we love your blog! 🙂 x


          • dogdaz

            January 1, 2013 at 17:04

            No, thanks for the heads up. I didn’t feel bad only remorse for missing one of my favs. Have a great day.


  3. angelswhisper2011

    January 1, 2013 at 04:20

    Happy New Year! What a nice review on 2012 and congratulations on all your awards. Make the best of 2013 😀


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 08:00

      We are and we will. You too!


  4. David Kanigan

    January 1, 2013 at 06:32

    Thank you for the kind words and the nomination Dogdaz. Happy New Year to you and your family. Dave


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 08:21

      You are very welcome Dave. You constantly make us think and learn new things, which is wonderful. – Lorian


  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 1, 2013 at 06:38

    Great review! What a busy and eventful year! I dug a candy wrapper out from under the snow! Carpe 2013!

    Love and licks,


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 08:21

      Well Cupcake, congratulations on the wrapper. We look forward to another year of reading what you and your Mom write.


  6. colliesofthemeadow

    January 1, 2013 at 07:48

    Great review and thank you for the Dogdaz Pick Of The Litter Award!!! Woo Hoo!!! Also, CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL YOUR AWARDS!!! You deserve them and many, many more! Happy New Year!
    God Bless You!
    the collies and chuck 🙂


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 08:22

      You are very welcome Chuck. We really enjoy seeing the trouble that Ginger and all your collies create for you. – Lorian


  7. The Daily Golden

    January 1, 2013 at 08:42

    Thank You DogDaz! Looking forward to blogging along with you in 2013. Happy New Year to all at “The Zoo”


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 08:46

      Same to you and looking forward to it.


  8. themisadventuresofmisaki

    January 1, 2013 at 17:05

    Happy new year!! And thanks so much for the litter award:-)


    • dogdaz

      January 1, 2013 at 17:06

      You too !


  9. Ann Paws

    January 2, 2013 at 02:30

    Sounds like you guys had a fabulous 2012. Look at all of those awards! Happy 2013 to all of you!


    • dogdaz

      January 2, 2013 at 07:25

      Thank you and happy 2013 to you and your crew. Hope the girls had great fun.


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