Hello Everybody! Well, yesterday in my inbox was a surprise – – – it’s been a long time since we were nominated for a blogging award – it seems those things come in “bunches” don’t you think? This one was particularly nice because it came to us from someone we haven’t been following very long but we already LOVE LOVE LOVE – It’s called PhoebeMD (Musings of PuppyDoc) and it’s a most remarkable blog we think. Phoebe is a physician and she has a beautiful cat named Samantha. There are some great photos of the two of them on her blog. However, if you spent some time cruising around Phoebe’s blog you will find out SO MUCH about who Phoebe is, and how deeply committed she is to her patients – no matter what they’re dealing with. She REALLY cares and expresses all of that beautifully with amazing poetry and wonderful accompanying artwork. My Mom just loves her poetry – it “speaks” to her and she thinks it might partially be because Mom worked in hospitals around physicians and patients for so many years.
ANYWAY, Doctor Phoebe nominated us for this cool award:
She says she loves my blog too. Considering she has a bazillion followers and is a super duper busy physician in practice, I’m pretty excited about her liking my little blog that much AND that she chose me to nominate for the award. All we have to do to accept it is:
- Select up to 25 other blogs to nominate for the award
- Post the award badge on our blog
- Tell a brief story about HOW our blog got started
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
- Contact each of your nominees and let them know you’ve nominated them
So, now comes the tough part……………I follow a bazillion and a half blogs so how do you go about choosing just a few? I decided to just pick FOUR………….and because I only follow blogs I love (!!) I really had to come up with some way to narrow it down to FOUR. SO, here are the FOUR I chose (but I love ALL of you!):
If any of my nominees don’t choose to accept the nomination, please don’t feel bad about that – I understand – but if you do accept, please pass it on as you wish!
So, now I’ll tell you how our blog got started. It kind of goes back a long time to when my Mom had her last cancer surgery – she had a year of treatment after that and when she finished the treatments, she said she just plain felt DIFFERENTLY about everything! EVERYTHING! She had been a writer – was going to write a mystery series in fact and had published the first book – she had been an artist – mainly oil paintings but a lot of pen/ink drawings – and she knew ZIP about blogging. During the year of treatment she changed – she lost interest in writing and painting – and what had been her art studio became her office. She began looking around online and discovered blogs – enjoyed reading them and decided to “dip her toe” back in the water of writing and try it. I was a HUGE part of hers and Dad’s life and since I was a rather large personality she thought why not let ME be the STAR of the show and actually be the author of the blog! So in 2011 we launched ONE SPOILED CAT and the rest is history. We have almost six hundred followers and we love everyone and enjoy telling stories of the life we lead in our home in Virginia. I might be an old guy now of sixteen but I still have fun and I still make my Mom giggle and laugh and as long as I’m around, we’ll be blogging! We hope you have as much fun READING our blog as we do writing it every day.
Now, what are you waiting for – go visit Doctor Phoebe (or “Puppy” as her friends call her!) and see what a special lady she is…………….then you’ll understand why we were so thrilled she nominated us for this blog award. Just like I hope my nominees are happy when they are nominated and when they can pass it on to others they enjoy reading.
REMEMBER – I love all of you – I could have just said “take the award if you want to” but this time I thought I’d put everyone in a big hat and decide on just four.
THANKS FOR BEING OUR FRIENDS………………and thanks Puppy Doc for being the caring physician you are for your patients………!