Thursday, 6 January 2011

What a grey-t day

Since I joined the world of pet bloggers a few months ago I've been amazed by how many lovely, lovely people I've "met".

It was (and still is) all a bit new to me. The Lady Of The House used to do some blogging for work in her last job so she helps me out sometimes when my claws get caught in the keyboard and stuff.

One of the first people to ever come and say hi to us was Houndstooth who (you probably know) writes a wonderful blog about life with her three greyhounds and a GSD and shares writing duties with Bunny the greyhound who (yes, I'll proudly admit it) looks a little bit like me...except younger.

Well, Houndstooth teased me yesterday with a comment that she had a surprise me for me on her blog today. I couldn't imagine what it might be.

How excited was I this morning when I visited her Tales and Tails blog to discover that she had shared with me a Stylish Blogger Award! My very first blog award!!

Now the rules are we have to list a few things about ourselves and then choose five other blogs to receive the award. So here goes:
  • I believe that three is the magic number and third time is lucky as when I came here to Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England in August 2010 it was the third time I'd been re-homed since the end of my racing career (but the two that didn't work out weren't my fault). I am eight years old now and I'm not going anywhere else...ever.
  • I really missed being in a home and when my family first saw me in the Crossing Cottage Retired Greyhound Trust Kennels I was looking very very sad. John and Judith who looked after me there were very kind and really hoped I'd get a new family that would be mine forever.
  • When we go to agricultural shows I sometimes see some of the RGT volunteers who used to walk me and I always remember them and put my paws on their chest and give them a greyhound hug (if they ask me nicely).
  • I love pilchards, cheese, cuddly toys, squeaky toys, walks, zoomies in the back garden (even though there's not much grass left now thanks to me), being groomed with a grooming glove, people (especially my family) and going out in the car.
And so for the REALLY hard bit, choosing five more blogs to ALSO receive the Stylish Blogger Award. Houndstooth chose some really good blogs that I follow as well and I could easily have listed them....but I think I should spread the love around, so....
  1. My first Stylish Blogger Award goes to Kind Hearts, Pawzforthought. The very stylish star of this blog is Grumpy Bobby, the long-term foster dog who never fails to make me laugh with the words and pictures (and sometimes videos) about his daily adventures with ever-patient dog-fosterers John and Brenda and his squabbles with 'Dippy' Pip the terrier.
  2. I recently discovered The Pet Museum which always finds some very stylish pictures and interesting stories to share about pets down the ages. It always offers something new and thought-provoking.
  3. Beverley Cuddy edits the very stylish Dogs Today magazine and she's also a passionate campaigner on important dog issues issues so I like visiting her Coldwetnose blog.
  4. I love seeing pictures of dogs having fun and there's plenty of those on Two Pitties in the City which does a stylish job of correcting the misconceptions some people have of pit bulls.
  5. Last but not least, for being so stylish and cute I choose Mr Pip from Pip Gets Back in the Game. I loved his Christmas story, It's a Wonderful Life Mr Pip - and his recent post about yoga had me in stitches as well as knots.
I'm quite exhausted now and off for a lie down. Too much excitement. Hope you enjoy calling in at the blogs I chose. See you soon.


houndstooth said...

Winnie, of course anybody who looks like me has to be stylish! You were one of the first ones I thought of when I got the award. I hope a few pups stop over and see you, too!

You have some on your list that I haven't seen before! Now I'll have to sniff them out! I'm glad to make you happy!


Corbin said...

Hi! My name is Corbin and I'm coming over from Bunny's blog (Tails & Tales)! Welcome to the bloggin' world! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read about your adventures!

Bobby said...


Benny and Lily said...

What a grateful happee post!
Benny & Lily

Sue said...

Congrats on the blog award. Well deserved.

So glad you have found your forever home.

Kristine said...

Congratulations! I agree, your blog is very pretty. I think you will make Houndstooth and Bunny very proud.

I am so glad you were re-homed this last time and have found such a wonderful place to stay. From what I hear, the cheese is pretty good there. ;-)

Opie said...

Congratulations on your award Winnie! Your blog is very, very pretty.

I wanted to also thank you for signing my guest book! I have a grey hound friend here in Los Angeles, but I haven't seen her in a while since our dog park is closed. She's very staid and dignified and likes the small dog side of the park even though I can easily walk underneath her without bowing my head.

I have a mini greyhound friend as well. Boy is she fast! We love to run together. I can almost catch her sometimes.

I wish I could visit you in England sometime, but Mama doesn't like to fly and I don't fit under the seat. I might fit, but I'd be hardpressed not to bite somebody. LOL

Happy New Year!

Your friend,

bbes tribe said...

Winnie, Thank you for stopping by to visit us!! You are very pretty!! Congratulations on your award -that is so cool!!!
We had a greyhound & M & D loved her very much. Her track name was Bad Blaze - that just didn't fit her so they called her Tater - short for couch potato. Someday M will do a post about some of the dogs they had before us.

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We SAW that you won that award, and we were going to tell you Congratulations! You definitely deserve it! :)

Tucker said...

Congratulations on your award, Winnie! You deserve it!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Winnie, thanks so much for sharing the award with me. I don't know if I am as stylish as you and Bunny, but I sure do appreciate your vote of confidence!

And guess what, I love cheese, too!!!

Your pal, Pip

Cocorue said...

hello there Winnie,

congrats on your well deserved award. we love our greyhound furiends and we're glad to have found you too. thankQ for visiting and we hope we will be furiends

coco and tiffy