I’ve been humbled by some kind thoughts and recognition lately.

First, the thoughtful Deborah Flick of Boulder Dog has nominated me for a Petties Award. Thank you.Petties Award 2011 by Dog Time Media

I appreciate her kindness but know that so many hardworking bloggers deserve the attention so much more. I’ve already nominated Edie Jarolim’s Will My Dog Hate Me and Roxanne Hawn’s Champion of My Heart and urge you to check them out and do the same.

I’ll be nominating a few of my other favorites before the nomination period ends in a couple weeks.

Second, I took the opportunity to point out just a few of my favorite blogs while I was on vacation. The always witty and clever Pup Fan over at I Still Want More Puppies (isn’t that just the best name ever?) returned the favor by praising my weekly feature, The Puppiness Project. She provided so many links and superlatives that anyone would wonder if she was on my payroll (Pssst, the sack of gold bullion and box of liver treats are on the way).

Versatile Blogger AwardAnd finally, the wonderful and informative Sue of Greyhounds Can Sit has awarded me a Versatile Blogger Award. I’ll have to wait until the weekend to pass the award along. But I’m very thankful for the kind mention from a blogger who has really increased my enjoyment of greyhounds and is very generous in sharing her knowledge. Thanks to Sue, I now know what Happy Tail is. And it’s not nearly as fun as it sounds.

My normal reaction is such kind attention is to

  • know that I don’t deserve it
  • feel guilty for not being more deserving
  • argue with myself for feeling guilty about something so silly.

I think this time I’ll take a page from Honey and just be thankful for all the wonderful things I’ve learned blogging, friends I’ve made, and enjoyment I’ve been given.

Thank you.


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  1. Congratulations!


  2. Thank you so much for the plug and the nomination. I did a dozen of my own last week, and I’m keeping a running list to do this week. The hardest part is figuring out the email for some blogs, but it usually works out.

  3. Congratulations on the awards! I think you definitely deserve them!

  4. Thank you very much for spreading the word, Pamela.
    In my world, the inspiration for and hallmark of blogging success is an excess of guilt — which is proof that you are worthy of all the kudos you’re receiving!

  5. Congratulations on your awards!

  6. Very deserving! :)

  7. Pamela, if we know anything here at 24 Paws of Love, you deserve it. Thank you for making our day for just being you. :)

  8. As well as making me think you usually make me laugh too, thank you:) And lots of luck with the Petties. I must investigate them but right now I’m behind with my blog reading and commenting … does that mean I’m oversubscribed?

    Yes, Honey is right, just enjoy, no need to be grateful for something(s) you deserve. But it’s hard not to be, isn’t it:)

  9. Congratulations, Pamela, you and Honey deserve all the recognition in the world. The only reason I didn’t include your blog on my list is because I knew you were Sue’s Versatile Blogger Award list, the same as us. I see you’ve opted for the green one …:)

    • I thought the orange would be too “matchy, matchy.” I went for a subtle contrast with a little bit of “offness” that makes the whole thing work as a whole…

      Naaah, I just picked the badge I found easier to download for some reason.

  10. Congratulations! Accepting such compliments is always so difficult and I don’t know why. For some reason, most of us seem to handle criticism so much better. It’s so wrong.

    It’s okay. Even if you don’t realise how much you deserve such positive recognition, we all do. :-)

  11. Congratulations, Pamela! The recognition is well deserved – let yourself believe it.

  12. Ah yes. Blogger’s guilt. I know it well. But it’s no excuse. Have your guilt and, as Amy says, “let yourself believe it!”

  13. You deserve it! (Though I thought we were keeping that bribe our little secret… LOL.)

    Seriously though, good luck with the Petties! I did a few noms the other day, and have some more to add. Was considering a post about them too… though I’m not good at any sort of self-promotion, so perhaps I’ll just promote you and my other favorite bloggers instead. :)

  14. Super well deserved awards! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites, even if you think you’re just writing silliness lately.