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Petties With A Twist!

Once again it’s time to nominate blogs for the Dog Time Petties Awards.


Last year I was honored to be nominated. OK, so I begged you to nominate me, and you did.

Then I spent a month begging you to vote for me.

I hated every minute of it.

After all that, I didn't even win a cookie!

After all that, I didn’t even win a cookie!

This year, I’m going to have some fun, and I want you to have some fun too!

I’m begging you NOT to nominate me. I don’t want to go through another month of boring myself and everyone else silly soliciting votes for an award.

Instead, I’m going to bug you silly to nominate and vote for two other blogs that mean a great deal to me. This way, I get much more satisfaction out of the process.

The Creative Cat is the blog of Bernadette Kazmarski. Bernadette has been blogging for a while now. She posts photos of the cats she’s rescued, her cat-related artwork, and information about rescue. She has been involved in rescue for 30 years, and has done some amazing things to help cats. And she’s a fantastic artist. I’ve nominated her for Best Cat Blog.

creative cat

Animal Shelter Volunteer is the blog of Kevin Hattori and his wife Tracy. Kevin and Tracy posts photos of cats available for adoption from PAWS of Norwalk, CT. They also volunteer at the shelter. They regularly visit and support other bloggers. AND a paying gig on top of all that! Makes me tired just reading all that. They’re not one to blow their own horns, but they work circles around many of the rest of us, and are most deserving of the Best Cause Blog.

animal shelter volunteer

If you don’t regularly check out these two blogs, please do. And please consider nominating them for a Petties. After all, I’m going to be bugging you to vote for them if they’re finalists, so you may as well go ahead and get on the bandwagon.

Thank you. And thanks to Bernadette, Tracy and Kevin for all they do to help cats.

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. Iโ€™m a 50 something woman whoโ€™s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesnโ€™t have pets?


43 thoughts on “Petties With A Twist!

  1. I can’t believe that’s already a year ago?! We would be happy to vote for you, but just as happy to vote for your friends ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | June 7, 2013, 5:28 AM
  2. those look like fantastic blogs and you sure look like you are hard at work

    urban hounds

    Posted by urban hounds | June 7, 2013, 5:34 AM
  3. I’m with you…these contests where you have to beg for votes are so hard and frustrating! Good idea nominating others!

    Posted by Emmadog | June 7, 2013, 6:09 AM
  4. You are always a winner in my book pal. You rock!

    Posted by mariodacat | June 7, 2013, 6:40 AM
  5. I love those blogs too!

    Posted by Texas, a cat in New York | June 7, 2013, 7:17 AM
  6. Rumpy this is so sweet of you am going to vote for them asap
    just so you know, I am always happy to vote for cutie pies like you

    Posted by Soma Mukherjee | June 7, 2013, 7:27 AM
  7. Those are great blogs…we would be happy to nominate them.

    The Florida Furkids

    Posted by The Florida Furkids | June 7, 2013, 7:29 AM
  8. What a great idea. I was so excited to see the Petties come around again, but then my blogging friends reminded me about the voting. Having gone through that with another voting award, I refuse to spam my followers with voting requests this year; I’m happy to be nominated and let it go at that.

    What sucks is that if I don’t pimp myself, then my rescue group – who is awesome – doesn’t get $10k. It’s quite the dilemma.

    I love your idea though!

    Posted by Kimberly, The Fur Mom | June 7, 2013, 7:38 AM
    • It is a dilemma. But besides the shameless solicitation was my seeing the same blogs winning awards over and over again. I think it’s time for some fresh blood to be added to the mix.

      Posted by rumpydog | June 7, 2013, 7:42 AM
  9. I’d love to nominate them, of course! I remember that you interviewed Kevin and Tracy on your posts and what they do are incredibly fabulous! I didn’t know about ‘The Creative Cat’ blog until you mentioned but Bernadette also does great things for cats!!!
    I’m s happy to vote for them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by eripanwkevin | June 7, 2013, 8:01 AM
  10. I hear you Rumpy. I did that once too and it was a real PAIN. Love the ones you nominated…excellent choices (since it can’t be you…)

    Posted by Sage | June 7, 2013, 8:16 AM
  11. What a lovely idea. It is much more fun to promote someone else than it is to promote ourselves.

    Of course, you realize you can’t help but be nominated anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re just too awesome.

    Posted by somethingwagging | June 7, 2013, 8:22 AM
  12. We agree with you Buddy.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | June 7, 2013, 8:53 AM
  13. …that was last year – wow the time is a fast thingy :o) I will vote for your friends :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | June 7, 2013, 8:56 AM
  14. RumpyDog, you’ve got me all teary-eyed–thanks for your support! I debated about even mentioning the Petties because I hate asking people to vote, but for the chance to win actual cash money for the people I write about all the time–and who I watch struggle each day–I’ll do it. I just have a nomination button at the bottom of each post, and a button on my sidebar, and I hope people see it.

    I actually work a day job too that is unrelated to cats, though nearly all my customers are cat lovers and many have adopted from me, but I’m lucky enough to work at home as a commercial artist, another thing I’ve done for 30 years…

    I’d be honored to have you vote for The Creative Cat and perhaps even my chosen rescue, Frankie’s Friends. And whoever wins the Petties, it’s the animals who win the most!

    Posted by Bernadette | June 7, 2013, 9:21 AM
  15. Very kind of you. Will follow your lead.


    Posted by fgassette | June 7, 2013, 10:04 AM
  16. Waiting for barking orders!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | June 7, 2013, 10:52 AM
  17. Wow, Rumpy. We’re humbled and speechless at your amazing and kind gesture. Thank you for supporting us, for sharing our passion for helping animals, and (most of all) for being our friends. We love you, Jen, DeDe, and June Buggie!

    As you said, we’re not into “tooting our own horn,” but for a chance to help PAWS? We’ll do it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Big hugs, dear friends. And thank you again.

    Posted by meowmeowmans | June 7, 2013, 11:06 AM
  18. That’s very nice of you Rumpy. I met Kevin and Tracey at BogPaws. They are very nice people and passionate about what they do as volunteers. Vote for them.

    I’ll visit the other cat blog and vote for them also.

    Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. We bloggers need to support one another and follow the blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs and licks, BJ Pup

    Posted by BJ Pup | June 7, 2013, 11:36 AM
  19. Whee haven’t seen either of those blog. (I know, where have whee been, living under a rock?!) So whee will definitely check them out. Whee haven’t heard to the Petties either so whee will check that out too!

    Have a great day

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | June 7, 2013, 11:40 AM
  20. I think I’ve already nominated Kevin’s blog but haven’t heard of the other one before.

    Posted by Ann "Paws" Staub | June 7, 2013, 12:08 PM
  21. How altruistic of you Rumpy Dog…good man!

    Posted by SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) | June 7, 2013, 3:12 PM
  22. Oooh, Rumpy…I do not know The Creative Cat so I will have to go visit. If it is as good as you say, then I shall vote it best cat blog. I know Animal Shelter Volunteer Life and it is definitely on my list!
    *high paws*

    Posted by Oz the Terrier | June 7, 2013, 3:25 PM
  23. Two very worthy blogs, Rumpy.

    Posted by theislandcats | June 7, 2013, 9:12 PM
  24. They look like great blogs, will check them out ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted by humanrescuesdog | June 7, 2013, 9:56 PM
  25. Hi Rumpy! After reviewing the blogs you recommended, I went ahead and nominated them both, just as you did. Also RTed. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

    Posted by Maria Appleby | June 8, 2013, 9:51 AM
  26. Two very worthy blogs Rumpy.

    Posted by Bassa's Blog | June 9, 2013, 1:25 AM
  27. We stopped by to wish you luck for the Petties.

    Posted by Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) | June 23, 2013, 8:30 PM

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