4.26.13 Follow Up Friday: We Are Family!!!!!

26 Apr

Today is Follow Up Friday, where does the week go?

We are so excited to announce that we received not one, but two, I AM PART OF THE WORDPRESS FAMILY AWARDs this week!  WOOOOF!  We are so grateful. Thank You Thank You Thank You!


We received the first Family award from Vicki Flaherty at This Abundantly Delicious Life.  Vicki is actually a colleague of mine and I am so impressed with her view on life,  No matter what is in her way, she has found a way to look on the ‘bright side’ of the day.  Vicki is new to the blogosphere and has jumped in with both feet.  I am glad to be part of her cyberfamily and definitely recommend you hop on over and get a taste of her delicious life.


Then yesterday we received a wonderful second Family award from Misaki, The Misadventures of Misaki.  We blogdogs go way back and we are so glad she includes us as family (thanks for not coping out, Misaki). She lives in the UK, which seems weird for an Alaskan Malamute, but I guess her ancestors got around.  Follow her daily misadventures.


This is an award to celebrate those other WordPress bloggers who inspire, help and encourage us – just like a family does:


1. Display the award logo on your blog – done.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you – thank you Vicki and Musaki.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love

My blog family is very large and I know that rule said to nominate only 10 blogs that inspire me, but I could not get it down lower than 14 sorry (and that does not including the 2 that nominated me who are family too):

(1) Speedy The Cheeky Rex Rabbit
(2) Bassa’s Blog
(3) Dakota’s Den
(4) bumpyroadtobubba
(5) Cupcake Speaks
(6) Heart Like A Dog
(7) The Cat From Hell
(8) Long Life Cats & Dogs
(9) My Three Moogies
(10) Golden Woofs
(11) Pepsi Smart Dog
(12) jmgoyder
(13) Gizmo
(14) EasyRider

I love reading your blogs, and though I may not have a lot of time to comment, I am there in your visitor stats, behind the scenes, every week.


To recap the week:

Last Caturday, we went sailing with Nine in the SS Stella.  Everyone loved the boat I built.  I found the kit at PetSmart. It took about 40 minutes to put together and a month until the cats trusted it enough to play in it.  I think that toys like that really add to an indoor cats enjoyment of life.

Sunday’s Black and White picture of The Muffin Man and Sofie in the kitchen window brought back sweet memories of a great cat..  We don’t seem to have any lap cats now and that is makes us miss the ones that have passed on.  Muffy, Zack, and Cuddles all were lap sitters, the current crew are not.

Internet picture of SkinkBy the time Monday Mischief came around the cold front had past and the windows were open again.  Stella and Nine are still waiting for the skinks, which should be out shortly, but he was chasing dandelion fluff on the windowsill this morning, which I think he thought was one.  

Monday’s  Contest – No winner, sorry.  But several of you were close.  The little critters were….. drum roll please ….. baby muskrats!  So cute!

Tuesday had the dogs basking in the sunshine and enjoying the slow coming spring.  But by Wordless Wednesday they got busy and started doing the job a dog should do: guarding their toys from intruders.  Readers were very creative in what they thought they were doing, but most people agreed that Sofie and Louise traded guard duties at noon.  Barking Out Loud. st_bernard

We found this incredible story on Thursday about Wild Dogs in Moscow that ride the train to find food.  We are grateful to the people of Moscow that let those strays have a calm and full life.  (I do wish they had homes though.)

That’s it for the week. Thanks for playing along with us.


Follow Up Friday is part of the blog hop hosted by Heart Like A Dog.Check out the other blog hoppers:


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Cats, Dogs


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30 responses to “4.26.13 Follow Up Friday: We Are Family!!!!!

  1. speedyrabbit

    April 26, 2013 at 02:17

    Thanks evers so much I have been given this 3 times now but I love it from you so I shall add you to the post that I am doing,congrats to you too!xxSpeedy


    • dogdaz

      April 26, 2013 at 08:46

      Speedy – I just got my 3rd also. There has not been any new awards going around yet this year, so I guess we are all hungry to thank each other. – DogDaz


  2. angelswhisper2011

    April 26, 2013 at 03:32

    I come to bring you the third Family Award 🙂


    • dogdaz

      April 26, 2013 at 08:45

      Yahoooooo!!!! We are family. I got all my kitties (and doggies) with me. Thank you


  3. easyweimaraner

    April 26, 2013 at 08:55

    Congratulations!!! and thanks for “adopting” me to the family :o) Have a wonderful ffamily-friday :o)


    • dogdaz

      April 26, 2013 at 08:57

      We love family


  4. Gizmo

    April 26, 2013 at 13:44

    Thank you for including me in the family…i love all my blogging anipals and the feeling of community we share


    • dogdaz

      April 26, 2013 at 14:02

      Me too Gizmo.


  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 26, 2013 at 14:41

    Congratulations on your award. And thanks for sharing it with us. Family! Yay!

    Love and licks,


    • dogdaz

      April 26, 2013 at 15:08

      You are very welcome.


  6. catfromhell

    April 26, 2013 at 16:39

    Thanks yous so furry much for sharing this wonderful award with mes! Me can hardly believes it! And mes wants to concatulates yous for getting it! Yous guys ROCKS!!!!


    • dogdaz

      April 27, 2013 at 08:26

      Me yous very welcome


  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 26, 2013 at 16:48

    Congratulations on your awards!! Love reading your blog 🙂


    • dogdaz

      April 27, 2013 at 08:27

      Thanks Misty. Saw a baby Chessie at the park and though of you.


  8. Oz the Terrier

    April 26, 2013 at 17:06

    Congratulations on your awards! And congratulations to your nominees! No skinks, huh? Maybe I should send some lizards your way…we have tons of them running around the back yard and patio.
    *high paws*


    • dogdaz

      April 27, 2013 at 08:29

      Do you play with them? Mom says thanks but we will have enough soon. paw back at you


  9. Vicki Flaherty

    April 26, 2013 at 18:32

    Glad you are part of my family!


    • dogdaz

      April 27, 2013 at 08:30

      Feeling is mutual.


  10. bumpyroadtobubba

    April 27, 2013 at 05:55

    We’re so lucky to have such a lovely extended family – thanks for including us, we feel the same way! {Especially the reading but not commenting due to mumma needing time to actually sleep at some stage.} x


    • dogdaz

      April 27, 2013 at 08:31

      Sleep? We have heard of that but not sure what it is. LOL.


  11. Bassa's Blog

    April 27, 2013 at 08:05

    Congratulations on the award and thank you very much for including Bassa’s Blog in your list 🙂


    • dogdaz

      April 27, 2013 at 08:32

      Bassa, you will always be my favorite Caucasian Shepard in the world.


      • Bassa's Blog

        April 27, 2013 at 08:33

        Aw, that’s a lovely thing to say.


  12. Misaki

    April 28, 2013 at 16:32

    Congrats on the award, you definitely deserve it:-)


    • dogdaz

      April 29, 2013 at 08:42



  13. Jodi

    April 29, 2013 at 16:41

    Thanks so much for joining the blog hop!! It’s great to have you on board and I understand you’re willing to co-host a hop with me? 😉 I’d love it if this Friday would work for you, would it? I will be sending an e-mail later today.

    You had a very busy week and what a great recap this was! Thanks again for joining us!!


    • dogdaz

      April 29, 2013 at 17:14

      could you copy email to ? This way I get it directly. Not sure what you need me to do, but glad to do it Friday. 🙂


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