Friday, June 19, 2009

The Friday Five +

Well this week certainly flew by! I've been on the road a bit, and had to schedule posts to publish in my absence. I have not had a chance to catch up, but I did set aside some time to peruse some blogs from our follower list to see how everyone has been. That can only mean one thing - another Friday Five.

But first, a tag-athon! If you offered up an award that we missed, please let us know.

First up, Mango and family surprised us with this one!

Mango lives in Massachusetts, and we are hoping to arrange for a visit to his area this summer. Look out!

In an interesting twist, we were double tagged with the following this week:

Lindsay from Life With Big Dogs, and Kimberly from Awesome Dogs @ OB Beach found us worthy of this fine award, even though I have no idea how to pronounce it. :) Thanks to you both!

Now on to the Friday Five (or so) for the week. And the accompanying cheap trinket we created especially for it - the Gold Hydrant Award (more). This item 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 your blog should be seen. Cut and paste if you'd like, or cut and shred!

Where to start? How about with Team 3 Dawg Flite? We have been long time admirers, and Sola is ready to take the plunge and give jumping a try. Considering getting your dog in to the pool? All you need to know is here. Jump in!

Next on our list...Amber and Nala from NW Ridgeback. Some of their pics have been our favorites of the week. Dig in to older posts and follow some fun school projects. We almost got a Ridgeback before Truffles came along, so we secretly covet Nala!

Take a moment to congratulate Krista and family from Shades of Blonde on their recent addition to the household. Hello Copper! And be sure to take a stab at the Magic 8 Ball widget. Very clever.

Mrs. Author wants some ducks now that we have room, and this touching, flat out awesome story from The Happy Pit Bull Blog will do little to dissuade her. Once you are done feeling all warm and fuzzy you'll probably think the cute factor was maxed, but be sure to check out Pepper and Little Byrd as well!

Ever had a Pony chew and swallow your cell phone? If you answered yes, then you and Colleen Mulrooney from Furry, Not Fried have something in common. Read on to find out how she retrieved it - and from which end.

I have always been a turtle fan, and stop traffic to get the little fools out of the road whenever I can. Even had one as a pet growing up - which is why this cute and touching story from The 'splorin' Wolfies had me smiling bigtime. Tell Saige thanks for observing catch and release etiquette!

I was late to the party, but was no less happy for it when I saw that Luna celebrated a birthday recently. Nigel thinks Luna is a looker, and who are we to argue? Send belated wishes to Elizabeth and Luna this Friday.

I hope you weren't counting this week - it looks like I lost my abacus. And again, that little plus sign gets us off on a technicality. Truth be known, I'd get everyone in, but the Friday Five Hundred just doesn't sound the same.

Enjoy the blogs of our friends as we do, and tell them we sent you. Be well and enjoy the weekend!

P.S. Our apologies to IE browser users who could not load Unsubscribe yesterday morning. Blogger and IE were getting along like Jon and Kate for a few hours there.


  1. G'morning! Congrats on those cool awards! And congrats, also, to the Friday Five. I follow a couple of these terrific blogs, but am headed over to the others to check out the stories and pix. Thanks for the beta!
    xo Sammie

  2. Khongrats!


    Happy Friday!!!

    PeeEssWoo: I have to get bakhk to my khat!

  3. we are smiling from ear to ear that you enjoyed the post so much!!! we absolutely adore turtles too--there is an endangered turtle in our region called the "blandings"
    they can actually expand and retract their shell which makes them unique. We haven't spotted any yet, but will certainly keep our eyes open! thanks again! saige guinness and janice

  4. Who-hoo, thanks for the post! I always look forward to your Friday Five post as there are so many great blogs out there that I just have not seen yet. Oh, Luna’s says thanks for the compliment ;)

  5. Congratulations to all your winners - we will try to visit them all - how many fingers are on your hand?
    Anyways we know Team 3 - Martha wants to be a dock diving basset and Sally is going to help her!
    We also love the 'splorin wolfies! The others we think are new to us so that should be good fun.
    Have a good weekend. xxxx

  6. PS Congratulations on your Awards!

  7. Congrats to you!!! :) I was curious if you would like to host a Dog Stationery Give-Away on your blog? I was trying to look for your email, but I couldn't find it.

    My email is: I'd love to hear from you!


  8. More great sites to visit! Outstanding! And congrats to the well deserved recipients...and for you for being the bridge to finding them.


  9. Congrats on your awards and thank for letting us know about these other cool blogs. We will have to go check them out :0

    Wags, woofs,
    Benson and Gibson

  10. YEA Krista, Mimi and Copper!!! I can't wait to come meet the 'lil bugger!

  11. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Congrats on all the awards and to the bloggers! We love your site :)

  12. Great choices! I know some of these blogs and really love readin um.

    Hoover BPD (Battery Powered Dog)

  13. Love the Friday Five (or so) and will check them out.

  14. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Very cute, Congratulations all

  15. Well, I just around and visited all this Friday's Five and you picked a really great group, I gotta say.
    This is a great way to meet new friends!
    Chester ;0=)

  16. Is it Friday already? Oy. Thanks for the bump on the Friday Five!! I'll treasure this Golden Hydrant forever and ever... um, it IS unused, right? ;)

  17. we look forward to this every Friday!!! It helps us meet new doggie bloggers!!

    xo sugar & martine

  18. No promises. Feel free to subject to a sniff test. ;)

  19. Congrats on your awards.

    Blogger & IE have been so annyoing lately. We hope they sort themselves out soon.

    Have a great weekend. :-)

  20. Thanks for the award - I will post it proudly. I wrote an acceptance post with a most disturbing tail - I mean tale. Does anyone want a slightly used but innocent lime green volleyball?

  21. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you for the award!! We love winning awards. (You can tell that by all the competitions we go to!) But this award is really special because it is from our friends. It's going on our blog immediately!! BTW, I guess you missed the dock diving event in Maine. There's one in New Hampshire Sept. 11-13. Sola, you really should go try it. It's so much FUN!!

  22. Hi!

    Mom's curious about how many hours you are on blogger, fb and twitter. I love your fab five fri posts.. great reviews and I check them out.
    I did chuckle with nigels fb post.. I don't like shorts.. mom doesn't know what goes on in your head but likes it.

  23. Talk abt dedication to your blog! Wow.. you would have had to prepare quite a few posts in a row to schedule it for posting. Congrats on your awards!

  24. Actually, I've heard that Blogger and IE have been feuding for a few days, or maybe even weeks. Supposedly blogger is working on it... in the meantime, I highly recommend Firefox ( for blogger readers. Nary a problem with that browser!

    A hearty congrats to all the Friday Five+ award recipients! Some day, we'll have to plan an alumni party. ;-)

  25. Congrats on the award. Have a great weekend :) I'll head over to your friends' bloggies now.

  26. hey,

    Woofs on your great awards! Well deserved! You are very clever and funny dogs!

    And what a cool idea you have, "The Friday Five." You are some busy dogs to find all those great animal blogs and stories. And I love the very cool Gold Hydrant Award you created. Woofs to all the recipients!


  27. ... And then Blogger was spotted stepping out with Firefox and IE was all like "that's not how Blogger should behave" and Blogger was all like "stop running me down all the time IE" and then IE was like "oh whatever as long as I stay popular and pull in the ratings I don't need you Blogger" and then WordPress popped up and was all like, "Oh, snap!!!"

  28. Congratulations on all your new awards - pawesome. And congrats to the new Friday Five of 500 or 5000, just congrats to all.

    Enjoy the weekend. Woos, the OP Pack

  29. more blogs to follow and read??? I am going to have to put on another damn pot of coffee........

  30. GRATULATIONS ^____^
    You deserve it.

  31. Hi
    thanks for visiting me.
    Holy cow! Look at all your followers!