Blog Award

reality-blog-award I was honored to learn that I had been nominated for this award by the folks at The Devil Dog. After my pug, Vader, died and I began considering adopting Waffles, whom I heard was a little demon, I received encouragement from Roxy, that being a Devil Dog was not such a bad thing. I am glad I listened! Thanks for the nomination.

1) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you. 2) Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back to them. 3) Answer the 5 simple questions. (see below) 4) Nominate up to 20 blogs for the award and notify each of them. 5) Display the award on your blog somewhere.

1) If you could change one thing, what would you change? Only one? I would have a home of my own.

2) If you could repeat an age, what would it be? any year? I would repeat my sophomore year of college. I loved college and by sophomore year I was comfortable enough there to really be enjoying myself. Also, it was the first time I had a place of my own -- a single dorm room at the top of Miliken.

3) What is one thing that really scares you?

The thought of losing my teeth.

4) What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it? I haven't yet written a book, but I'm working on it.

5) If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?

This is hard. I'm still working on learning how to be myself. Oh, I'd choose someone whom I could get a  bang for my buck"-- Angelina Jolie, for example, that way I could experience being a mom, an actress, save the world and get to be with Brad Pitt all at the same time.

My nominees include:

Pug-a-Boo: This is a relatively new blog, but its blogger Christy is not new to blogging. She wrote a wonderful blog about her pug Payton's experience with PDE (pug dog encephalitis). Her new blog is devoted to her current pugs Daisy and Donald and to her love of fine cuisine.

The Three Little Pugs: Another favorite of mine. Stella Rose and her Mommy have been supportive of my blog from the beginning and I love the antics of this funny little girl and now her new little sister Maggie.


Versatile Blogger Award

  • Stella Rose Long also nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award. What another great thing to be known for. Stella Rose Long is a pug and she blogs about life with her human mommy and her siblings. When you are nominated for this award you have to do the following:
    1. Nominate five fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
    2. Let the nominated bloggers know they have been nominated for the award.
    3. Share seven random facts about yourself.
    4. Add the versatile picture to your post.
    Five Fellow Bloggers:
    1. Your Mom is Strange
    Yes, I nominated her for The Addictive Blogger Award and yes, she is my sister-in-law, but this blog is not just about being a new Mommy. Gretchin is always exploring new topics and her take on things is definitely worth the read.
    2. Grossly Negligent
    I know Becky as a fellow member of the Hubbard Hall Writers' Project, but even if I didn't know her personally I would LOVE this blog. Talk about versatile she writes about everything from scoping out a guy at the local bookstore to book reviews to politics.
    3.  White Feather Farm
    Mary Muncil writes about a variety of topics with a lot of wisdom thrown in. Not sure how new to blogging she is though.
    4. Spinning Glass Studio
    Although her topics may be focused on her craft, the jewelry she makes is both versatile and gorgeous.
    5. Picking My Battles
    Okay, I also nominated her for The Addictive Blogger Award, but this site is wonderful and versatile. You never know if the day's posting will be a piece of art, a cartoon or a wonderful new take on life in Vermont or living off the grid.
    Seven Random Facts:
    1. I own a Star Trek tricorder movie prop.
    2.  In second grade I won a spelling bee trophy.
    3. The next year I lost because I couldn't decide whether to spell the word weather as whether.
    4. I have four tattoos.
    5. I usually bring deviled eggs to picnics.
    6. My favorite song is "I Am I Said" by Neil Diamond.
    7. I have never eaten lobster.

Blog Awards

From Mason My online pug friend Stella Rose Long has been nominating this blog for some awards lately. New to this whole blogging thing I wasn't sure if being nominated was the same as winning so I didn't know how to proceed, although I was very flattered. It seems these awards come with some rules so I'm going to try to follow them here. The most recent award bestowed on Pugs & Pics is The Addictive Blog Award and I have to admit that's an honor. As part of the protocol I'm supposed to explain how I got into blogging and then nominate 10 friends.

Here's my story. I started this blog to share my photography, most of which involved pugs but also my nieces and nephews and soon my artwork. Then, I joined the Hubbard Hall Writers' Project, a group led by writer Jon Katz. Jon encouraged all of us involved to really grow and develop our blogs and with his direction I really began to define my interests and writing more regularly. I'm very pleased with all the response especially by fellow pugs and their owners such as Stella Rose Long and The Devil Dog.  Now on to my nominations: 1. Your Mom is Strange I have to confess that the blogger here is my sister-in-law but I am truly addicted to her blog. I love reading her daily growth as a new mom and being privy to the unique twists-and-turns of her creative mind. 2. Donna Wynbrandt I met Donna as another exhibitor at The Pig Barn Gallery Show. Her art is as unique and interesting as she is. She is just getting the swing of the blogging world, but her insights are priceless. 3. Full Moon Fiber Art. Jon Katz's wife, Maria Wulf's site devoted to her art. Maria is a fiber artist but she is one heck of a writer, too and I freely admit I am addicted. 4. Picking My Battles A fellow member of the Hubbard Hall Writers' Project and also a terrific artist and writer. 5. A Pound of Prevention Another member of the Hubbard Hall Writers' Project, a doctor writing from experience. 6. Mersanger's Crossing Yet another member of our group. She writes about her father and his struggle with Alzheimer's 7. Raining Iguanas Yet, another group member. You have to love his positive spin on the world 8. Little House Home Arts I met Jane at an art show and got to see her work firsthand. I love to check in and see what she is blogging about. 9. FolkwaysNotebook I started following this blog after she started following me and now I'm addicted. 10. Let Us Go Then This blog is written by two friends and I love everything about it from its name, to the tales, to the photos.