Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Madness! A New Award!!!!


Hi Y’all!

I’m beside myself with excitement!!!! 

Can y’all believe it?  Li’l ol’ me received another AWARD!!

Thank you, thank you very much!  Carrie, Tanner and Oliver!  Remember you can click on the Award in this post or in the side bar or the names in bold to visit their All Things Dog Blog!

The blogs I’ve picked to pass the award to all represent something important to my Human and/or me.  I’ll try to tell you a little something about each blog, so you see why it was selected.


Mayli - tells the story about how she was found in a parking lot and how her life has improved in her forever home.   

Dog Foster Mom - This is the rewarding and entertaining tales of a young woman who works full time and still finds time to foster homeless dogs and puppies and volunteer. 

Pup Love - This is a blog about a dog named Jack interspersed with positive training tips and available rescue dogs.

Raising K9 - is another blog that is informational and addresses…what else but raising and training a dog.  Follow this pup as it learns to listen and do with positive reinforcement.  The positive reinforcement is not always food.  There are other ways to motivate. 

BZ Dog Activities - gives details of the daily training ritual.  There are some great ideas to organize your training schedule.

Of Pit Bulls and Patience - A young dog trainer living with two dogs, one a Pit Bull who is the inspiration for the blog.

if I didn’t have a sense of humor - a unique and wonderful blog that defies definition.  Just enjoy.

The Acre of Misfits - unique and beautiful photography, and yes, dogs too.

Just Dogs with Sherri - has 2 poodles and Jessie.  Sherri truly loves dogs.  Not only does her site feature fantastic dog photos, but useful, intelligent information regarding dogs and getting your dog to do what you want, not what he wants.  Some posts are more insightful regarding the Humans themselves.

Lessons from and for 4 Legs - 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels learn from their owner and their owner learns from them. 


Service Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but many are retriever types because of their unique natural instincts.  While they have the instincts, someone must raise them and train them in the basics before they can learn their specific job. 

One important thing all pet owners need to be aware of is that these dogs are not pets.  We should never approach or otherwise distract working dogs.  Distraction could result in serious injury, or worse, to the handler.  Read the blogs and understand the importance of these dogs. 

From Puppy to Public Access -  This blog is about the selection, raising and training of an “alert” dog.  These dogs have the unusual ability to alert their Human that they are on the verge of a seizure.  They often assist their handler in other ways. 

Miraculous Journey - This is the story of a puppy and his raiser.  The puppy is being raised for Canine Companions for Independence.

The Secret Life of Working Dogs - More stories of raising service dog puppies.

What About Bob?  A blog about the adventures of a guide dog in training.

At a Glacial Pace - A rewarding blog telling the trials and tribulations of living life and depending on a working dog, what my Human sometimes refers to as a “seeing eye dog”.   If you begin at the beginning, you’ll meet a young student as she faces her struggles and adjusts to life away from home in a sighted world.  As the blog progresses she faces all of the normal challenges of becoming an adult, meeting someone special and planning a future…With a delightful sense of humor learn about the unique difficulties and challenges she faces.

Telling 7 things about myself is more difficult…but here it goes!


1.  I’m air oriented.  I look up at birds and to find stuff the Human hides from me, like my toys.  I like the balls to go HIGH so I can run catch them on the bounce.

2.  My Human has to be careful when using treats for me ‘cause I can get excited over them and grab her hand too. 

3.  My Human doesn’t use a clicker for me ‘cause she can never keep track of it.  Instead she makes a cluck cluck or maybe it’s more a click, click noise. 

4.  I don’t go swimming without permission.  Sometimes I’m not even allowed to wade.

5.  I understand hand signals better than voice. 

6.  I respond to a whistle when I’m playing or working a distance from my Human.

7.  When my Human got me I wouldn’t retrieve.  I thought the game was keep away.



  1. Congratulations on your award! And thank you for sharing about such great blogs. We will have to check them out!

    I click my tongue for clicker training too. I downloaded an audio version about clicker training and never knew there was an actual 'clicker' tool!! BOL Sure is easier than trying to carry one around and it frees up both your hands. Maybe we're on to something. :)

  2. An award ON MY BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you Hank!

    - AJ of PupLove

  3. Congrats on your well deserved award! I love learning more about my friends!

  4. Thanks for the award!! I'm honored to be on your list, and look forward to checking out some of the other blogs that I haven't visited yet.

  5. Congratulations on your award, and thank you for giving me one!

  6. Congrats! That's fun!! :)

  7. Thanks, Hawk for the new friends to check out! Have a fun day!!

  8. Congratulations on your new award! Looking forward to exploring the blogs you've suggested... thanks!

  9. First of all, congratulations! I love reading your blog and am glad someone gave you an award.
    Secondly, you read my entire blog?! Really? Right from the beginning? That is a lot. :)
    Thank you so much for this award and I am very much looking forward to exploring the new blogs that you have written about.

  10. What a delightful bunch of blogs you have chosen to pass on your award to. I can't wait to visit each one. I think this is the most satisfying part of receiving the award--learning about new blogs. I hope your winners teach you a few things as well. I feel blessed to have found you. Happy tails!

  11. Thanks for the award. I am glad that you like my blog. Raising a GSD puppy is not for the faint of heart!

  12. Thanks so much for the award! I'm thrilled you feel like we share something valuable enough to pass along. I enjoyed recieving and passing this award along a few weeks ago, but I didn't want you to think I don't appreciate the honor. Thanks so much!

    It's fun to learn these seven things about all of us. If you'd like to read the seven things about us our award post is here:http://www.lessonsfrom4legs.com/2011/03/10/stylish-really-thanks/

    Thanks again!

  13. Congrats to you and to the wonderful blogs with whom you chose to share your bounty. All well-deserved.

    Love reading your seven things --- Numbers 2, 3 & 5 all relate to a certain Doodlebug, too, although he's gotten pretty good at knowing the word "soft" when I offer a treat.

  14. Thanks for the blog award! Dembre and I are very honored!!!!!!

  15. Oh, I'm so glad that you came to visit me yesterday, Brown Dog! :) You know, I've been very lonely while recovering from this last mysterious limp, and visiting with you has really brightened my spirits.

    Congratulations on receiving yet another Stylish Blog Award! Jeannie and I both think the photography displayed in your blog is very beautiful, so we think the label fits very well. We can tell this blog is a labor of love for you and your human.

    Also, thank you very much for passing the award on to us! We're so very touched that you've enjoyed our posts enough to share them with your dog blog friends. I think Jeannie might have time to help me with my award post on Friday evening -- so stay posted! :)

    -Mayli the Labradane

  16. P.S. I'm awfully air oriented myself -- Jeannie didn't really think of me that way before reading this, but it's spot on. :)

  17. I love reading award pages! You learn so much about your blog friends. We can't keep track of a clicker either! I see new blogs on your list for me to visit!

  18. Thank you thank you!! You most definitely deserve your award, and we appreciate the nod! Well, I do anyway. Parker and Skye were less excited when they realized it isn't an edible award, but thanks all the same!!

  19. Congrats on your award! You really chose some wonderful blogs. :)