Friday, June 12, 2009

The Friday Five

Welcome to the end of the week, and what is quickly becoming a new favorite for me - the Friday Five. Five blogs that we noticed in our travels this week. We'll recommend that you stop by, but first we have to thank Secret Mom Thoughts for being kind enough to pass the following award to us!

We are ordinary and not so awesome, so this was a huge surprise. Thanks!

Now on to this list of five fun visits for the week. And the accompanying prop - the Gold Hydrant Award. This trinket of little to no value is yours to display, or not. No questions to answer, no need to pass it along, no rules, no strings. Brag to your friends or run away in shame. Either way, we're hurling this at you because we think you rock.

Let's dig in to the list. It was a fun week to tour the blogosphere...

I hate the kitchen. Despise it really. And I like horses, even if I fear that they will trample me. And I like the Wizard of Oz. So what the hell does that add up to? A great, easy recipe from Oz Girl from an older post caught my attention, but did not distract me from some beautiful, big sky pictures posted more recently. Have a look!

Next up, A Dog's Beach. We are landlocked, and love the beach, so this is a great escape. We have been enjoying this blog for some time, so visit Jen and the gang and get some sand in your toes!

Speaking of beaches, check out this post from Martha and Bailey. They hit the beach for some fun, thwarted the advances of a butt sniffing dog from Holland, and shared some scenic pics from a recent walk for your enjoyment.

Our fourth selection, Expressive Papers. If you love flowers, you'll be hooked in no time. But look a little closer - Jan is a Greyhound lover! She even has some very cool hand made cards with Greyhounds on them. Find your way through the archives and say hello to Harley!

Finally, meet our friend Norwood from Norwood Unleashed. He is all fun! Tag along for the Whisker Walk, some frisbee stars and a pile of Pugs I'd bring home if I could. Tell him we sent you.

Here is hoping that your week was splendid - and if it was not, our Friday tour should do the trick. Enjoy!


  1. Hello there!

    Congratulations on your awards! Definitely well deserved! Will definitely check out those five fun blogs you listed!

    Licks and wags

    Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

  2. Oh, what fun five, Thanks Nigel...for strolling us through all the wonders of blog land. Congrats to the winners!!

  3. Congrats on your Award! We are thrilled with your Gold Hydrant Award. Thank you so much - we will post about it soon and thank goodness there are no rules!!
    Our mum is asking about a fireman to go with it but we really dont know what she is on about!!!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  4. I'll be visiting the above mentioned blogs. Gawd knows with your ...ahem...good taste, they are surely worth a look-see.Stumpy is currently in love and lusting after Norwood, so she thinks you made a great choice with Norwood's blog. What? You didn't know spayed female dogs lusted? Of course they do! Haven't you seen Truffles and Sola with that "look" in their eyes when you break out the treats? If that's not lust, I don't know what is...

  5. Khongrats on your pawesome award!

    Woo made some fine selekhtions too!

    Those Basset Beach Babes are something else!


  6. WOW! How very cool. Tempest, Riptide and the whole gang thank you for the awesome award. You know the saying... A dog's life is a beach! :)

  7. Ah, those beaches do not help our wanderlust! But thanks for the tour and the cool sites--because we can never have enough reasons to procrastinate. :)

    And congrats on the award!


  8. Congratulations on your award, we will be checking out your blog. We live near the beach but dogs are not allowed here until the tourists go home so we go down to the Outer Banks. Check out our trip there here.

  9. Great Blog! I just came across it by accident. Very fun!

  10. Wow. Just lost my comment. Grrr.

    Let me start over. The girls are utterly spastic over their award... they think it's for THEM, not OUR blog. ;-)

    They were wondering, er, aren't there biscuits to go along with that wonderful award? They are always one to look a gift "dog" in the mouth. Oh drat, now they are clamoring for me to make some homemade doggie biscuits... I shall do so, and post the recipe on my blog later next week. Then Nigel, Sola and Truffles can bug you to make some for them. lol

    Congrats on your extraordinary and awesome blog award ... your blog truly is awesome! And congrats to the other Golden Hydrant award winners, I will be around to visit you all later today.

    (Lost internet all morning due to storms, just now got service back!)

  11. I'm glad it's a hydrant and not a golden volleyball. My new dog has a thing for volleyballs. Come see pics of the new "baby".

  12. Congrats on your award! Have a wonderbark weekend!

  13. Anonymous2:13 PM

    I always get excited on Friday's to check out your Friday 5!!!

    Congrats on your award... and I think you a far from ordinary!

    xo sugar & martine

  14. congrats on ur award. i love dogs so it was a nice surprise to meet you and your pups.

  15. Hey! That's for the gold hydrant award! I love it. I already squirted my name on it. The Friday Five is a great idea! Thanks so much again!


  16. Congratulations. Have a great weekend.

    Simba and Jazzi xx

  17. congrats on your award and you are extraordinary AND awesome!!! We love the bassetts and their fun adventures. Thanks for giving us a few more to go visit.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  18. Congrats on your Extraordinary and Awesome Blogger Award! It is VERY well deserved, I might add!

    And THANK YOU so much for selecting the Expressive Papers blog as one of this week's Friday Five! I'm honored to be within the company of such other talented bloggers and will display the Gold Hydrant Award logo with pride on my Blog!

    Now I'm off to visit the rest of this week's Friday Five!

  19. Congradulations everyone! Sure do enjoy the blogs!

  20. What a cool idea....great choices too! We think A Dog's Beach totally rocks, when we first started blogging we went in search of other folk crazy enough to write a dog blog and Jen's was the very first we stumbled upon, we still love it and visit each other!
    And of course.....we adore our dear Aunties Martha & Bailey....I mean, what's not to love??
    We'll check the others out too once we get a minute, thanks for the heads-up :D
    Have a great weekend!
    Slobbers xx

  21. I'll check out those blogs! It's always nice to find new ones! :)

  22. Congrads on your awards..
    You do have some awesome love's. We love the lake.. ya the beach is probably just as much fun..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  23. You are not ordinary! Just look at how many followers you have! I checked a couple of those sites...what adorable pugs! And I saw a doggy cam.. wonder if I could set one up here ..hmm

  24. All very interesting blogs!

  25. Great blogs guys! :) Hope your weekend is fun so far. :)


  26. Hi guys!! I missed you! I think you saw that I have a new blog now, I hope you will come visit me and my new (big) brother. :)
    Can't wait to catch up on your blog!

  27. What a great tour. Hi, I am Reilly and I followed a link over here from Martha and Baileys pleased to meet you. I hope if you have time one day you will call on by for a visit.

  28. Congrats on the awards!