A Lovely Surprise!

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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:

BLOGGERRECOGNITIONAWARD

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:

  1.  Select up to 25 other blogs to nominate for the award
  2.  Post the award badge on our blog
  3.  Tell a brief story about HOW our blog got started
  4.  Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  5.  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!):

These Days of Mine

Cat Wisdom 101

Easy Weimaraner

Savannahs Paw Tracks

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………!

LOVE, Sammy

Thanks Doc Phoebe!

Thanks Doc Phoebe!

 

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  1. I agree with your mom, it changes everything… and my mom’s bff said after you won that fight, all things are more present than before and efurrything we do will be done more intensiv and better than ever before… and your blog couldn’t be better, that’s for sure. Imagine how much people you brought together with the tuesday teaser… it’s a part of our tuesdays now and we all are here to make wild guesses, to laugh and to learn something new about all the places of our slice earth. Concats to your award and thanks for nominating the silvermistygrey weisenheimer aka moi :o)

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    • Thanks Easy my pal for the compliments about my blog. We try to make people smile…….if we can do that, we’re successful with WHY we blog. Anyway, I’m happy you like Teaser Tuesdays – it’s my FAVORITE part of the week!!!! We love you and your Mom and Dad and all your adventures – – – when it came to picking just a few blogs to pass the award to, your name was #1!

      Love, Sammy

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    • Mom and I wanted to nominate you Miss Annie but we didn’t know if AC “does” blog awards – you are one of our all-time favorite blogs though as we love seeing HAPPY animals and humans thanks to your wonderful care there at AC!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy

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  2. Gosh we missed the Tuesday Teaser and everything this week!! And it was somewhere we knew!! MOL Always the way!! Concats to Flynn for guessing it. And Concats to you Sammy for your award. We will go check out Dr P’s blog for sure!! Me and mum were very interested reading how you started your blog, Sammy! We already know how talented your mom is and wondered why she was doing less writing and painting! But when these life changing events happen, it does very often lead to a new direction. We are so glad you did join the blogging world. You just meet the best people! 🙂 xoxox

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    • IT’s true Austin – the blogging world is full of GREAT peeps – like you and your Mum for instance! If I wasn’t here blogging my little heart out every day I never would have met you! Sorry we missed you on Tuesday but there’s always NEXT week – if your Mum has any more “Teaser Possibilities” in her albums, send them!!!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy

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  3. Congratulations Sam and Pam! I will definitely be checking out Dr. Phoebe’s blog… She has a kitty and there can never be too many cats to read about! I enjoyed reading how your blog got started… always learning something new about you two. I look forward to your blog every morning.. 🙂

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    • And I look forward to hearing from you every day too! You’re one of our “besties” around here (CH too of course!!!!!!). By the way, you didn’t mention the ARCH in the Teaser photo this week – that bridge was a perfect arch! HAHAHAHAHA
      Love, Pam and Sam

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  4. Hi Sammy and Pam!! Yes indeed…PuppyDoc is a BIG, HUGE, GIGANTIC fan of your blog! So is my Samantha! Whenever I read your posts to her she gets all giddy and flips onto her back for a belly rub! 😀

    So in summary…YOU’RE AWESOME!

    Love, puppy and samantha

    😀 🙂 😉

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  5. Hey Sammy!
    Wow, concats on the cool award! I’ll pop over and check out the Doc.
    BTW: Could you paw an email to me : lfurman1987ATyahooDOTcom
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  6. Congratulations on you well deserved award! I am so glad your Mom started blogging and made you the star. I am sorry she had cancer and had to go through all the rough treatments, but I am grateful that she is here to blog. XO

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  7. Concats on your award. It’s been months since we’ve seen any awards circulating. We can’t wait to check out the blogger who nominated you. It sounds like a great blog. Sending lots of warm hugs to everyone as we all prepare for this huge snowstorm. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • The snow storm sounds horrid……Mom stocked up on EVERYTHING day before yesterday so we’re ready for WHATEVER but we think it will be a biggie……Isn’t it funny how blog awards were EVERYWHERE, then nowhere, then came back, then disappeared……..very strange. Doctor Phoebe’s blog is sweet…..she writes a lot of poetry about her experiences as a physician and Mom has enjoyed getting to know her a little bit over the past few months since she visited my blog and we began visiting hers.

      Stay snug as a bug in a rug!
      Sammy

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  8. dood !!! what a total lee awesum award….we will ….go visit with PhoebeMD !! conga ratz on winnin thiz….N ya noe, N yur mom noez…..we iz gonna keep on tellin her…WE KNEAD A SEQUEL TA DAVID’S BRIDGE…..{ we wood type that bigger but we dunno how } heerz two a bacon kinda thurzday…. & we iz glad we iz pals two ♥♥♥♥♥ lovez frum uz ~~~

    { pee ezz…tell yur mom & dad ta stocx up on de bacon, werd on de streetz iz ya mite haza vizshuz snowz headed yur way~~~~~ }

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    • Thanks for the conga ratz on the award – Dr. Phoebe is pretty amazing and we were excited she nominated us. Mom often thinks about David’s Bridge and how she could go in and do a “follow-up” – years later here’s how the town is kind of book but that isn’t likely to happen. For one thing, me and my blog take up most of her time now that I’m OLD! HAHAHA No time for writing books. But thanks for WANTING her to. That means a lot. As for the snow – we’re expecting it to start here around noon and now they say “AT LEAST TWO FEET”!! AT LEAST???? I’m afraid to know what “AT MOST” would mean!!!!! YEEKS! Thanks to you I have a nice pink fleecie to keep my butt (and other parts) warm!

      Love, Sammy

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  9. Conkatylayshunss Unccle Sammy an Lady Pam on thee award!! You toe-tally deserve thee award!!!
    Fankss fur sharin about how you an yur Mumma started blogging. Mee all ways wundered. Mee had to leern quik when mee ferst came here to LadyMum…there iss so much to leern a mee not all wayss get fingss rite! butt mee doess mee best 😉
    ***paw patsss*** neffkitty iddhartha Henry xxxxx

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      • **blushie earsss** mee had NO idea how to blog when mee ferst came here an LadyMum was a big help an mee read yur bloggiess an Brian’ss bloggiess an that helped mee figure out what mee wanted to say!
        Funny you meowed thiss Unncle as Lady Nikki said that to LadyMum today! Lady Nikki said shee was worried so much fur mee to bee adopted because no one wanted mee an thee barn was mee only opshun!
        Mee beeleavess BuudhaKat herd LadyMum’ss purrayerss an tearss over Aunty Nylablue an made sure we met 😉
        Funny how fingss werk out…..
        ***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

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        • I’m sure that Nylablue had a BIG PART in getting you and Ladymum together……things always work out the way they are supposed to! We just must have faith in that!

          Love and Hugs, Uncle Sammy

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    • Hi Miss Layla……we know lots of people don’t post awards but we just wanted you to know how much we love you and enjoy your work in cyberspace. Nice of you to do a shoutout – Dr. Phoebe is a REAL sweet lady!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  10. Concats on your award Sammy! I did comment earlier but it didn’t show. Rather than have the chance of a double post I decided to come back later and check.
    I am very glad you and your mum started blogging. My mum started blogging due to Eric and her broken leg!

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    • Thanks Flynn……..it’s interesting how our blogs got started isn’t it? I’m glad you’re in cyberspace too my ginger buddy because you and I are traveling a similar road just now……and we must make a pact not to leave for a long time……..our Moms and Dads NEED us – a lot!

      Love, Sammy

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  11. You did a great job of selecting 4. It’s really tough when you’d like all your followers to get the award. Congratulations Sammy – nice post.

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    • It was tempting to just say “anyone who wants the award please take it” – we did that often back when awards were circulating – we thought this time we’d just dive right in!

      Love, Sammy

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  12. That was a lovely surprise, Sammy, and a well-deserved one. We love your blog too and think you and your Mom do a great job of entertaining all of us. We are off to visit that Samantha and her sweet Mom.

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

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    • Shoko, Doc Phoebe is adorable! Her cat Samantha is too………..thanks for the concats! I must congratulate you too dear friend for that fab Derby car of yours AND getting in it for the race! ROCK ON!

      Love, Sammy

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  13. Oh, Sammy, Motor Mommy is SO honored that you nominated her for this award! We apologize for being so late getting around to commenting today: Mommy had a busy day, including taking my step-sister, Gypsy, for her check-up.
    Mommy says she gratefully accepts the award and will write a post about it next week!
    Stay safe in the storm, Sammy.
    Love, Sundae

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    • You stay safe and cozy too Sundae. I know your parents have errands to run today so tell them to be careful and get home before the snow and ice start up! I know you’ll be fine and I’m sure Gypsy will be too all snug in her office.

      Love, Sammy

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  14. You are so, so thoughtful Sammy and I am tickled I was one of the four you pawed out of that hat. I also haven’t had an award for 2 years, that phase in blogging seemed to,pass. I am happy to accept the award and I will pass it along just as you did. Purrrs, Savvy

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