Tuesday, February 18, 2014

May I Have The Envelope Please?

Bentley wanted to dress-up to host and
present the awards.
Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is an exciting day at Barking from the Bayou.  We are handing out our first awards.  Last week I received three awards from one of my favorite bloggers, Jenna from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky http://ownedbyahusky.blogspot.com/.  It was the first awards that I have received for my blogging so it really meant the world to me.  The rules for bestowing these awards on others seemed pretty loose with no set number of recipients.  I had a very difficult time choosing whom to honor because there are so many great bloggers in my community.  If I awarded all of my favorite blogs, my list would be ridiculously long!  The only stipulation was with the Liebster Award, which is for new blogs. 
The Liebster requires me to share five things that most people don’t know about me.  Well, that’s kinda awkward but rules are rules so…
  1.     I have known my husband since I was 5 years old.  He was my older brother’s best friend since they were in the 4th grade.  We will be married 32 years this June.
  2.    I coached cheerleading for 15 years.  I coached beginning with kindergarteners and followed them up through high school.  I coached the Varsity squad for the last 5 of those years.  We cheered at games and were a competitive squad.  I took two squads to the national level of competing.  (I know drama and hormonal teenage girls waaaay too well!)
3.    I was president of my children’s school PTA at the same time Bill Clinton (no relation) was the U.S. President.  This makes me the FIRST female President Clinton (not Hillary, just in case).  We would send out mailers stating that President Clinton would speak at our meetings!
4.    I’ve seen both Queen and Pink Floyd in concert.  (It was a big deal in the 70’s!)
5.    I was a Directory Assistant operator (411) before computers.  We used huge phone books to look up telephone numbers.  (I can still find numbers at lightning speed.  A useless talent until your cellphone dies!)
Now that you know some truly useless facts about me, let’s get to the awards!!

The Liebster Award:
Damien’s Best Dog Toys  http://www.damiensbestdogtoys.com/  by: Mark Scott


Best Blog Around the World:
Dakota’s Den  http://dakotasden.net/  by: Caren Osrin Gittleman
Dogs ‘N Pawz http://dogsnpawz.com/  by: Lisa Brown
Fidose of Reality  http://fidoseofreality.com/  by: Carol Bryant
Greyhounds Can Sit  http://greyhoundscansit.com/  by: Sue Muir
My Brown Newfies & Me  http://mybrownnewfies.com/ by: Jennifer Costello
My GBGV Life  http://mygbgvlife.com/  by: Emma & her mom,Joy Schneider
Pawsitively Pets  http://www.mypawsitivelypets.com/  by: Ann Staub
Sand Spring Chesapeakes  http://sandspringchesapeakes.wordpress.com/  by JoAnn Stancer
Sugar the Golden Retriever http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/  by: Sugar & her mom                                                                                                                   Rosalyn Acero


Award of Excellence:
Dachshund Nola  http://dachshundnola.blogspot.com/  by: Nola’s mom, Amanda
Molly the Fun Dog  http://mollythefundog.blogspot.com/  by: Justyn Simon
My GBGV Life  http://mygbgvlife.com/  by: Emma & her mom, Joy Schneider
Pawed  http://pawedblog.wordpress.com/  by: Carrie Johnson
Pooch Smooches  http://poochsmooches.blogspot.com/  by: Jackie Bouchard
Sugar the Golden Retriever  http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/  by: Sugar & her mom,                                                                                                                   Rosalyn Acero
The K9 HarpeLee  http://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com/  by: Miss Harper Lee
Tiffany and the Cattle Aussies http://www.cattleaussies.blogspot.com/  by: Tiffany Hughes
Wag ‘N Woof Pets  http://www.wagnwoofpets.com/  by: Janet Keefe
Your Special Dog  http://yourspecialdog.blogspot.com/   by: Doni Rottie

Please take time to visit the award winning blogs.  These bloggers impress, motivate, and inspire me every day.  If you are not following them, I highly recommend each one of them.
I guarantee that you will love them too!


36 comments :

  1. Thank you thank you, I will display my award proudly. You are a fantastic blogger and your awards are well deserved. I loved your answers. I was a high school gymnastics coach for a couple of years so know to all about girl drama. It was a blast thou. Have a great day!

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    1. You are so very welcome. I love your blog, dogs, and Marsh Kitty. You truly are EXCELLENT!

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  2. Thank you so very much for the award! It means so much to me! I was a cheerleader in high school and coached cheer and pom back in my younger days while I was teaching! And yes, there was lots of drama!

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    1. You're welcome. I hope that you enjoy posting it. Your blog is so beneficial to pets needing a fur-ever home and family. Thank you for what you do. Don't are so much easier to deal with than teenage girls, right?! BOL!

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    2. I meant DOGS are so much easier to deal with than teenage girls! : )

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  3. Beauty awards you got there hehehe! And some well deserving blogs also!
    So nice to hear those wonderful things about you!!
    Its good to get to know our fellow blogger buds! Lol
    ((Husky hugz frum da pack))

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    1. Thanks Jenna! Boy, it is hard not to give them out to 20+ blogs each. So many great ones out there! I appreciate the opportunity to share them. : )

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    1. Thanks Ruckus! I love your blog and you deserved the ones you received last week too! Have a fantastic Tuesday. : )

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  5. Congratulations on your awards and for thinking of me :) You have a fun blog and deserve the awards you got!

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    1. Thank you Emma! You know how much we LOVE your blog! Congratulations and be sure to show Bailie and Katie <3

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  6. Congrats on your award! Funny about "President Clinton". And very sweet about your hubby. Thanks for the award for Pooch Smooches! I know of most of the other fabulous blogs you picked, but see a few that are new to me. Will have to check those out!

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    1. I appreciate it Jackie. I love your blog, it is funny and informative. Thanks for reading mine and congratulations. I hope that you enjoy displaying how excellent that I think you are!

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  7. Thank you so much, this really made my day! It means a lot to me that you visit and enjoy my blog (and the feeling is mutual), and I feel in very good company on that list. I love those little facts about you....Pink Floyd! My hubby is so jealous! :)

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    1. You are more than welcome! You certainly deserve the award for excellence. I love your blog. I'm glad that someone is impress with my Pink Floyd experience! BOL!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Amy! Give Anne-Marie a kiss and tell her that I'll see her soon <3

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  9. Oh my!!! Dakota and I are completely honored! Thank you soooooooooo much and congratulations to YOU!!!!

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    1. You are soooo very welcome! Thank you for accepting mine to add to your collection! : )

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  10. Congrats and Lots of Golden Thanks. Golden Happy you enjoy our blog. You got to create a cheer for STP :-) Golden Woofs

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    1. You are my 24 carat GOLDEN blog! I love all of the Sugar that I can get! Okay, now tell me what STP is. : )

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  11. Firstly, congratulations on your awards Melissa! So richly deserved. We loved reading your 5 facts! President Clinton has a definite ring to it ;)
    And! thank you so much for our award too. I'm so honored you thought of our little blog and that you take time to visit us, especially when pitched against some of the other greats on those lists! Really so grateful and we will have it shining out from our side bar, shortly!
    Woofs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

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    1. Thank you so much! I always got a big kick out of being President Clinton...I didn't have an intern so no troubles there! LOL!! You deserve your award and to be listed with all of my favorite blogs! I'm glad you accept it. : )

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  12. We enjoyed reading your 5 facts!
    Thank you so much for the award and congrats on your awards! There are so many awesome Blogs there that we are excited to go through (and we see a couple of our favorite ones up there too). =) Thank you again-this is a tremendous honor!

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    1. You are so welcome and deserving! Enjoy and show Bella!

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  13. Thank you Melissa! I have not received that award before! Wonderful to be in the presence of so many other great bloggers. I am hoarding awards right now... I need to do a post sometime!

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    1. You are welcome and deserve all of the awards that you're hoarding! I checked to make sure that you didn't already have this award. Since you have one of the Best Blogs Around the World, I thought you might. : )

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  14. Congrats on the well deserved awards and thank you very much for passing them on to us!

    Amanda and Nola

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    1. Thanks and you are very welcome. I absolutely LOVE your photography! Congratulations
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  15. Thank you so much for the award. It is such an honor to be recognized for my young blog.
    I can't wait to read all the other blogs! Thank you again for the honor.

    Mark (Damien's Best Dog Toys)

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    1. You are welcome mark You are doing a fantastic job and I look forward to following you in the future! Congratulations!

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  16. Congratulations on you awards and thank you for passing one onto us! I am honored!

    I'm so jealous that you got to see Queen in concert!

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    1. Thanks and you are welcome. I love to read about Leroy & Sherman. I would love to bury my head in their thick fur and snuggle with them. They are just adorable, even if Leroy is a "rock star." Seeing Queen in concert will always be one of the highlights of my past. It was without a doubt the BEST concert ever. Of course, they will always be my favorite group. : )

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  17. Hi Melissa, congratulations on your well deserved awards and thanks for passing on one of them to us! It's a big thrill to be included in such illustrious company :)

    Loved your answers and I'm so jealous that you actually saw Queen and Pink Floyd in concert!! Wow! I have to make do with DVD's of their concerts, lol!

    Now I'm going to check out your video on how to make a Tulle collar ;)

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  18. Thank you so much for the awards , that is so nice of you to share them with us !

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  19. Congratulations on your wonderful and well-deserved awards, and thank you so very much for the truly lovely Excellence award! Your Liebster facts are so much fun. My human mommy is quite jealous that you attended a Queen concert and we both wonder if, as with former U.S. presidents, we should continue to refer to you as President Clinton. ;-)

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