Thursday, May 27, 2010

And the winners are....


I am very greytful to our friends at Life's Little Moments for thinking of us for the Versatile Blogger award.

Below are the rules for this award:

Rule 1) Thank the person who gave you the award-
A Big Thank-Roo to Michelle, Mitch, and the pups .....



Rule 2) Post seven things about yourself :

No earth shattering revelations to share, but here goes anyway:

1) I was born and raised in Yonkers, New York ( pronounced - Yon-kuz ;-P)

2) My DH (Darling Husband) Doug and I will have been married 22 years this July.

3) We have been blessed with 5 healthy, brilliant, gorgeous, children- ranging in age from 4 years old to 21. ( & No, I am not biased, I'm just sharing the facts :-)

4) We adopted our Jack Russell- Beagle mix- Pepsi, on Super Bowl Sunday 2002.
5) 4 weeks after we adopted her, (while on a walk) she was mauled by a neighbor's dog (a large shepherd mix) who had gotten loose. And required immediate surgery.
2 weeks later she was attacked again by the same dog. Those neighbors have since moved away.
6) In July 2008, while researching dogs that might be able to tolerate a 28 pound Diva, with SEVERE large dog fear issues, my daughter Alaina discovered a retired racing greyhound rescue site. By August 2008 we had adopted Hero (racing name Star All Star), our 85 pound couch potato extraordinaire.
7) Adopting Hero has changed my life in so many more ways than simply adding a four legged friend .
Because of Hero we found Stowe and Maria's blog Halfway Home Hounds. (Stowe and Maria were Hero's foster family- for a few hours ;-)
Which led to my starting my own blog- this blog, which in turn led to my meeting Angela and Tracy from Treasure What You Have, which led to our fostering greyhounds for VAGA (and meeting all VAGA's other Greyt volunteers- including Michelle and Mitch). And so on, and so on...
Which brings us to
Rule 3)
Passing the award along.
Fumbled Returns- a bit of nepotism here (this is DH's blog)
AND Gina Robbo (especially for pointing out this site ;-)
If you have already received this award- Well, congratulations again. We like you, we really like you ;-)

13 comments:

Doug said...

Wow! I am so honored.

I can't wait to think of 7 things about myself and pass this along.

Oh, and thanks for reminding me about #2 ;-)

Not that I could ever forget the best day of my life.

houndstooth said...

Congratulations on the award! We enjoyed reading your seven things!

Gina said...

Wow, my first award! I would like to thank....

Jan said...

Alex,

First of all, CONGRATS on receiving this Versatile Blogger Award! You are indeed a highly worthy recipient! I LOVE your Blog! And I enjoyed reading each of the seven things you chose to share about yourself. :)

And, thank YOU so very much for selecting my blog as another to receive this Award! I'm truly honored AND thrilled.

Now I guess I'd better get busy and figure out what other favorite bloggers to whom I want to pass this honor along. . . .

Stowe and Maria said...

Not sure exactly how this award thing works, but in any case, we are fans of Hope and Greyz. You still have one of our favorite dogs of all time, and we are happy that he is with you and thriving. We got our own "All Star" recently in the name of Abe and we love him. All's well that ends well. We hope to see you at the picnic this year!

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lifewithduchess.com said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you're a finalist in my contest! Hope you have a great weekend!

Life With Dogs said...

Very nice award - and it comes with fun strings attached. I knew almost all of these blogs - but you snuck in a new one on me!

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Angela said...

I'm so glad our blogs allowed us to introduce ourselves! I was excited when I saw on your blog that you were in Warrenton and remember inviting you and Hero to our M&G the first time :) VAGA is lucky to have such a good foster home too!

IHateToast said...

Oh oh oh! Thank you. I'm very excited. Posts like these get me back in touch with the meau de jeau.

HOWEVER...

That must have been a horrific experience! Oh, I'm talking about the mauling, not your older children discovering that you and DH were getting it on 4 years, 9 months ago. Le tee et le hee.

D415_evonN_Risinger0 said...

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. ....................................................

IHateToast said...

And now that I'm catching up, I'm going to do this next.

Crazy how easy it is to get behind and then hide because of how behind we are.

I blame monkeys.