I enjoyed an extra long weekend, but as it is every year around the 4th of July, there were many sad dog tales. From dogs fleeing the fireworks displays and getting hit by a car or lost, to those who leave their dog in a car on a hot day only for the dog to quickly perish in the heat. There were a few other headlines too gruesome to read and I won’t repeat them here, but I was in a bit of a quandary as what to post on the blog this week.
I remembered that Cookie the Smelly Beagle nominated me for a Sunshine Award a couple of months ago. Please don’t think me ungrateful for waiting almost two full months to publicly acknowledge this honor. Since it is an award that recognizes creative inspiration, I wanted to save it for when I needed some “creative inspiration.” Between BlogPaws last May and all my 4-legged visitors lately, I haven’t had to dig too deep to be inspired for material to post. So, Cookie (I’m sure you smell delightful — most of the time) thank you so much for thinking of Shoeful of Drool, it’s always great to see the words “positively and creatively inspire” associated with Shoeful of Drool!
The Sunshine prize is awarded to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” As an award winner, there are a few rules to follow: Thank the person (or dog, as the case may be) who gave this award to you and link to his or her blog. Answer the questions below. Pass on the award to 10 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs, and let them know you awarded them.
Favorite Color- purple, just because it’s the prettiest to me
Favorite Animal – dogs, of course!
Favorite Number – 73 from my favorite t.v. show, Big Bang Theory.
Favorite Drink – red wine and water (not mixed together, but side by side is nice)
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ShoefulofDrool (Please “Like” and visit us often!)
Twitter – @ShoefulofDrool
My passion – Dogs, writing, reading and I love eating, too!
Favorite day – Friday!
Getting or giving presents? – I like giving best, but getting is fun, too!!
Favorite flower- Tulips
10 Blogs that Rock My World and Inspire Me:
These next two sites aren’t really blogs, but websites that I find inspiring. I met Chilly at BlogPaws 2013 and he is part of Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery & Dental Care in Richmond, VA.
I don’t have any pictures, but I think Fire Safety Dogs is a pretty cool site that teaches fire safety to children (and the adults who may listen in).
So, going through and looking at these fabulous blogs (I couldn’t resist a chance to throw in a Fabulous Knobs video) has vastly improved my mood. I know I can’t stop the suffering of all animals, I can only do what I can to love and help the animals in my life and support rescue organizations. It’s good to know there are so many others out there that feel the same way.
Support your right to arm bears. ~Cleveland Amor