Friday, May 29, 2009

The Friday Five +

I'm not sure that we're cool enough, but it's probably not easy to find an Insane Blogger award to present us with. ;) Thanks Sam and Marge!

Now back to the Friday Five. Many of you have given or received blog awards of one type or another. It's fun to recognize others and introduce our friends to bloggers they might not otherwise find. We have been tagged many times, and have not been able to keep up or play along due to an outrageous work schedule and constant distractions with animal emergencies.

With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to offer up an award with zero strings attached. No need to "paw" it forward, answer ten questions about anything, or even acknowledge it. Want to print off a copy, set it on fire and give your dog a big drink of water in order to put it out? Go for it, but I'd love to see pics of that one!

Now, for this Friday, the first five. We are happy to offer the Gold Hydrant award to the following this week:

Carolina: for proving that she has a firm pair of...legs! Holy crap look at those bruises, not a broken bone. Someone has been taking their calcium!

Andrea: for taking beautiful pictures, and using a creative, short and sweet concept for presenting the moments she has captured with her camera.

Chester: Truffles would never speak to me again if this did not make it to Chester and family. Love is in the air, and these two choco-labs have taken a serious interest in one another. As funny as he is, I think it may be his groundhog elimination skills that have her seeing hearts :) Watch the count grow this summer!

Lorenza: This little cutie looks like she had her closet designed by Oprah. Look at that pile of dresses!

Ina in Alaska: A kind, generous animal lover living it up in a gorgeous part of our country. Follow Ina as she plans for a June wedding, and keeps things interesting by changing up beautiful or funny header pictures on her blog with frequency. Give her dogs a scratch :)

And finally, AM from It's a Wonderful Life: This family has tackled a puppy rehab project, a very kind deed. Support them from afar as they restore these little furballs to health...

So there you have it, the Friday Five+. I do know how to count, but I could not quite limit myself to five this week. :) That + sign really gets us off the hook!

Feel free to copy and display your award if you'd like. I can e-mail it to you if you prefer: our e-mail address is in our profile. Next week, the Friday Five will include our contest winner for the month, so don't forget to stop by.

Our little way of helping to spread the word and share the love. Happy weekend to all!


  1. WOW!! Thanks you so much for nominating The Charlie Project for this award! :) I love your am especially honoured to be chosen! Will post it on the sidebar this weekend! :)

  2. Gosh, I'm not sure if the reason why I'm chosen is the one I would like to be chosen for, but I ám proud of my calciumfilled legs ;-) Who would have thought those photos would lead to an award. Thanks!
    I will certainly and proudly display this award.
    Wonderful initiative!

  3. What a wonderful idea! I'll enjoy visiting these! ~Janine XO

  4. Hi!
    I think is's so nice idea!
    Thank you come and see my blog.


  5. What a treat to be honored with this blazing hot new award! I took a glance at the rest of the honoree's blogs and I feel unworthy to be grouped with such a deserving bunch. I will be adding them all to my blogwatch. So thanks, Truffles for putting your paw down and having me added to this grand list of bloggers. I owe you, baby! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Fudge!)

    Now are you referring to the groundhog count or the heart count grow this summer? Time will tell, now won't it?

    Thanks again for the very unique award!

  6. Loving your blog. We have 6 dogs!!

  7. A hydrant worthy of all dogs and Two Leggers! What a great new award, and how deserving all the recipients are, so enjoy this. I know I'm going to have a great time getting to know new blogs!

  8. Great idea, already made my rounds!

  9. I love this! We can search and find other great blogs to follow!!!

  10. I think it's a great idea, especially since you've attracted so many followers. Now I'm off to browse the blogs!

  11. Woowoowoowooooo!!!!
    Great idea dear friends!!!!
    We love a lot your blog.....and we think you are very very very COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congrats on your deserve all of it!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kisses and licks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Now there's a great idea. Looking forward to taking a peek at those hundreds of'll take some time though!

  13. What a great idea - an Award with no rules, no strings attached etc.
    We also have trouble keeping up with posting them although as you say it is a good way for people to network and share their blogging buddies across blogland!
    Good luck getting round the blogs - there are those who might say you were a victim of your own success.....
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  14. Khongrats

    Okay - there's five of 'em

    Oh yes, great selekthions too!


  15. That's so cool! What a nice feature!
    PS: If I could figure out how to spit the seeds at cats, Storm and Zim wouldn't let me. Woo!

  16. Cool!


    btw I have posted hints on my new puppy's name, check it out on my blog!

  17. this idea!

  18. How fun, and congrats to the recipients of this week's Gold Hydrant award! :-) I've always loved both of Andrea's blogs; her photos are so endearing (esp Sophie!) and I just love her special way with words.

  19. Congrats to all these winners. We love Lorenza, Chester and Andrea, and the other two will get visits from us tonight.

    If you want to meet a cool guy, visit Hoover, the Battery Powered Dog from New York. He is at and is one of three I included in my Friday RoundUp.


  20. You're quite welcome for the award! The Friday Five sounds like a cool idea - can't wait to sift through today's five blogs and see their awesomeness for myself.

  21. hello life with dogs its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is a cool award yoo hav mayd their!!!! it ... ummmmm ... oh gosh .... i hav to go pee now i wil be rite bak!!! ok bye

  22. Very unique idea, just like your blog!
    How's Ms. Sola?

  23. Thanks a lot for this pawesome Award!
    There are no hydrants here and now I have my own Gold one!
    Kisses and hugs

  24. Anonymous12:46 AM

    A GOLD fire hidrant??? Oh my I wunder how menny treets that thing could get me on the blak market...

    Yer pal Dozer

  25. This is such a great idea. I just spent the last hour or so visiting all of the "winners" and had a wonderful visit at each site. I'm looking forward to all of the Friday's to come. How fun!

  26. we are catching on... what a FURTASTIC idea!!!

    xo sugar & martine

  27. Congrats on your award.

    Have a great weekend.

    Simba and Jazzi xx

  28. Thank you so much for honoring us with your Golden Hydrant Award! Not sure we deserve it, but we give you a million thanks!

  29. Great idea! It will be fun visiting 5+ new blogs each week. I started following you earlier this week but you are not showing up on my list....any ideas as to why? ~Twix

  30. Yes, our blog feed is funky because we changed the blog name a few months ago. You can use this feed with success :)

  31. That is really a great idea and a lovely badge too. Congrats to the six Friday Fives;-) Thanks for a couple of new places to visit too.

    woos, the OP Pack

  32. Thanks for the links and REALLY REALLY want to find time in this C.R.A.Z.Y. week to visit them! Don't know when but I WILL!!!

  33. Wow! With all your followers, this is going to be like a part-time job! Kudos to you.

  34. Congrats on your awards!!
    Your Friday Fives is a fab idea...

  35. This is a great idea and I have joined your list and became a member of your Friends Connect and invite you to stop by and join mine and also invite you to stop by and visit. I love dogs and I blog for them to make people aware and to join in the fight against animal cruelty. I also want to invite you and your readers to vote for me at