Monday, 21 February 2011

What a nice start to the week

What a lovely surprise when I was catching up on the news from my namesake - The Other Winnie Cooper - last night and found that she had very generously passed on to me the Awesome Blog award.

I felt very privileged and proud.

If you've not met the other Winnie yet - she's a Shih Tzu and very very cute and clever. So do stop by and say hello to her.

As is the way with these awards I now have to tell you a few things about myself that you might not know. Hhhmmm! Let me think.

1. My dad was an Australian greyhound called Hahn Bale who came over to the UK to sire puppies. I look a lot like him going by the picture on

2. His dad - my grandad - was Head Honcho who died in 2001 was one of the inaugural inductees in to the Victorian Greyhound Racing Hall Of Fame in 2009.

2. I love sharing Sunday roast dinner with the family - well they save some for me to eat after them - but it does mean some rather bad smells coming from the direction of my bottom on a Sunday evening which I pretend are nothing to do with me.

3. I like having my teeth brushed with chicken-flavoured toothpaste.

4. If we see people jogging on our walks I act like I want to join in (you can take the greyhound of out of the stadium but you can't stop her wanting to run).

5. My favourite toy at the moment is a squeaky plush reindeer that I had for Christmas - but that will change again soon.

Now for the blogs that I would like to honour by passing on the awesome award. This is really hard because I LOVE all my virtual friends who I follow. But here's who I have decided to recommend to you this time.

Presley the Lurcher (also known on Facebook as 'King Presley') - A Lurcher from Scotland with a lovely accent

A Scratch Behind the Ears - Always makes the LOTH feel peaceful and smile

Dogs for the Paws - Inspiring stories of rescue dogs

Finn's Dog Blog - He's a handsome bulldog

Granted Wishes Greyhounds - Greyhound rescue and training experiences

Hope you find some new blogs there that you perhaps didn't know about.

Have a lovely week. It's school half-term here so I may get busy helping the LOTH look after the BOTH (he's not only on holiday from school but he's got a nasty cold too) so if I go a bit quiet you will know why.


Sue said...

Well done on your blog award.

I don't give Song human food, because of the consequences:)

Brenda said...

Hey Winnie, thanks for the award!! What a fine way to start the week! And also fun to have some other blogs to check out. Lady and Lucky like to have their teeth brushed too. :)

Mr. Pip said...

Congrats Winnie! I agree, your blog is AWESOME!

Your pal, Pip

Two Greyhound Town said...

Congrats on your award Winnie! Hope you have a greyt day!

Pup Fan said...

Big congrats on your award! :)

Alison said...

Thanks for saying I am clever! I am blushing!
xoxo Winnie Cooper

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Furry congrats on the award!!

houndstooth said...

I had no idea that you came from such a prestigious line! You're practically modern day Greyhound royalty!

I always try to join in with runners when I see them on walks, too!


Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...


Benny and Lily said...

Congratulations on your award
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That'a s great award, Winnie - cngrats. We love Sunday roast beef dinner too, AND turkey, chicken, and pork too - we'll take a bit of all of them.

Have a great week.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dogs for the PAWS said...

BIG WOOFS Winnie from the PAWS PACK 80 of the national pet rescue awareness project Dogs for the PAWS...We were PAWed over this morning with the news of being given an award and a WOOF OUT on your blog...THANK you so much and we are so honored that you like us and our work to inspire others to be the change for pets in need...DOG BLESS

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Winnie, congratulations on the award!! We think you really deserve it and we loved reading new things about you! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Finn said...

Oh Winnie! Thank you so much!! I think you and your blog are awesome (pun intended).I am so honoured to get this award from you!

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on your Award!
Very well deserved!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awardie! You really DO have an awesome blog! I luved learning those things about you. Specially the part about the roast. I luvs roast, too. A lot.

Wiggles & Wags,

Erin said...

"but it does mean some rather bad smells coming from the direction of my bottom on a Sunday evening which I pretend are nothing to do with me" HAHA. My pups do that, too. They stare at us probably thinking, 'Mom, how could you do that? It's sooooo uncivilized!' :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to reading more about Winnie!

Lavi said...

Congrats for the award!

Yes, it's better to pretend the after-meal "perfume" isn't coming from you. But roast is great.

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

You definitely deserve such an award! Very interesting facts about you. We bet it makes a lot of joggers smile when you act like you want to jog with them! We know Winnie Cooper but we never knew you guys were friends!

CindyLu's Muse said...

That's awesome you got the award! I can see it's deservedly ;) So nice to meet you, you sound like a great girlfriend! I love Winnie, bet we're gonna be great friends!