Friday, May 29, 2009
The Friday Five +
Ok, enough about us already! It's time to have a different kind of fun this Friday, and welcome a new tradition: the Friday Five.
Every week, we will dig in to our list of followers in search of blogs. Each Friday, we will recognize five blogs that have grabbed our attention for one reason or another. Considering that about four hundred of our six hundred followers have blogs, it will take an enormous amount of time to make the rounds. I will not do the obvious and start at some point and work in chronological order: that would spoil the element of surprise! So if you are not in the list this Friday, there is always next Friday. Or the next...
But before we get there, let me thank Marge and Sam for tagging us with the following (hence the +)
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!