7.18.13 Thankful Thursday: Very Inspiring Blogger Award

18 Jul

I am thankful that the DogDaz blog was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by a cat lady “in training,” wine drinking runner, who hates brussel sprouts, Magdalena Vandenberg.  She is a writer with a wonderful zest for life.   Please do go visit her blog and say hi!  Thank you very much Magdalena, you brighten our blog with your connection to us.


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award Rules

1. Display the logo on your blog – Done
2. Link back to the person who nominated you – Done
3. State 7 things about yourself
♥ My dogs get away with much more than I should let them.  But they know that.
♥ I just got laid off (last Friday) after 18 years with the same company (reduction in workforce).  Looking forward to new opportunities (when I get over the shock).
♥ I try to always look at the bright side of things. (see above)
♥ I smile often, but that does not mean that it is safe to piss me off.
♥ I am at my calmest when I am walking a dog or petting a cat.
♥ I love to blog and I love to read blogs.
♥ I am gluten and dairy free and have not eaten red meat (beef, pork, etc) since I was 20, though I do eat poultry and fish now.  I have lots of allergies and feel much better eating this way.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award (Only 15 – that is hard.)
5. Notify your nominees

Here’s my 15 nominees for The Very Inspiring Bloggers Award:

  1.  is back to Magdalena Vandenberg for her inspiring blog


I’m  also thankful to be home in my own bed, though vacation to the Carolina’s was very nice.

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This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


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35 responses to “7.18.13 Thankful Thursday: Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. angelswhisper2011

    July 18, 2013 at 03:28

    Congratulations on your Award 🙂

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 08:49

      Thank you

  2. Vicki Flaherty

    July 18, 2013 at 09:03

    Congratulations, and thank you! I’m honored!

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 09:10

      You are very welcome. I find great inspiration in your attitude and continued views on life.

  3. easyweimaraner

    July 18, 2013 at 09:45

    Congratulations and many thanks for nominating me! We also eat no meat ( I do – but my staff dislikes it) except fish – and you’re right we feel much better too :o)

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 11:23

      You are very welcome

  4. Emmadog

    July 18, 2013 at 10:13

    Congratulations and thank you for nominating me! You are such a positive individual, I hope a great new opportunity pops up for you now that you are looking for a new job!

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 11:22

      You are very welcome. Working on reinventing me. Hard work. Time will tell.

  5. Ann "Paws" Staub

    July 18, 2013 at 12:02

    Thanks for the award! That is quite shocking about your job. Maybe it will lead you to new and better opportunities.

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 12:38

      One can always hope. At least I get the summer with the dogs. 🙂

  6. A. C. Cockerill

    July 18, 2013 at 12:10

    Congratulations on your award! And thank you so much for nominating me. I always love your blog’s photos. Cheers.

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 12:37

      You are very welcome

  7. Misaki

    July 18, 2013 at 12:18

    congrats on the lovely award and thanks so much for sharing it with me 🙂

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 12:36

      thank you and you’re welcome

  8. Poppy & Clover

    July 18, 2013 at 12:49

    Congratulations on your bootiful award.
    Piggy kisses,
    Poppy and Clover

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 14:11

      Thank you. Puppy kisses back

  9. Jodi

    July 18, 2013 at 13:44

    Congratulations on your award and thank you very much for passing it along to us. I too am GF and feel much better eating this way. I’m hesitant to make the jump to dairy free which has been suggested. :-0

    This was my favorite thing to learn about you, ” I smile often, but that does not mean that it is safe to piss me off.” Love this!

    Love the photo of the pup and kitty, that is just precious!!

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 14:08

      Thanks Dairy free is easier now a days with all the soy and rice products available. I still make grilled cheese sandwiches with gluten free bread and rice cheese. You can’t expect it to taste like dairy, but it is still good. Sofie and Nine are best friends, glad you like them. – Lorian

  10. Animalcouriers

    July 18, 2013 at 14:18

    Congrats on this award – it is a lovely one. We are very touched by your nomination, thank you!

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 15:48

      You are very welcome

  11. speedyrabbit

    July 18, 2013 at 14:39

    congrats on you award,and thank you for sharing all those things about you!xx Speedy and mum

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 15:45

      Thank you

  12. Tya Khan

    July 18, 2013 at 15:32

    Congratulations on ur award 😀

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 15:42


  13. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)

    July 18, 2013 at 15:44

    thanks so much for the wonderful award!! Cody is honored to receive it again! Cat Chat

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 21:14

      and you should receive many

  14. readingwithrhythm

    July 18, 2013 at 22:39

    Wow! Congratulations on your award! And thanks for the nomination! My tail is wagging!

    • dogdaz

      July 19, 2013 at 22:44

      So glad you are wagging

  15. Miss Harper Lee

    July 19, 2013 at 10:07

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Very Inspiring Blogger Award and thank you so very much for passing it on to me. I cannot wait to visit Magdalena Vandenberg’s blog (my mommy is a wine drinker but not a runner; does that count?) and a lot of your nominees are new to me so I’m looking forward to visiting them, also.

    • dogdaz

      July 19, 2013 at 22:38

      You are very welcome. Glad you get to meet new friends

  16. Bassa's Blog

    July 22, 2013 at 04:34

    Congratulations on the award!

    • dogdaz

      July 23, 2013 at 13:54

      Thanks Bassa

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