It had been suggested that perhaps I create an award using the above photograph. This was mentioned in a comment by our blogging friend at this wonderfully interactive site: Along Life's Highway The Yard Art Game. Here is the quote, "Gary, perhaps you should make your own award using the lovely shot of the framed Penny."
So, thanks for that, lifeshighway, and thus, I create a new blogging award. 'The Gold Framed Dog Blog Award', is born.
I will now pass on this award to five worthy recipients whose blogs clearly demonstrate their love for the precious creatures who share our fragile planet. Now, the five recipients can do as they wish with this award. They can forward it on or just proudly display the award on their site. I leave it up to the discretion of the recipient.
If you do choose to pass it on, it does not have to be forwarded to someone who has a dog. No, if you know of a blog, for instance, that has a great love of garden slugs, hey, that's great! If you visit a blog that thrills you with their affection for Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, I say, fantastic! If you know of a blogger who just adores cats....well...ummm.....okay.
So now, finally, I present to you the first ever winners of what will be, one of the most sought after, highly cherished, highly coveted awards in the history of blogging awards, ever!
The Gold Framed Dog Blog Award, goes to:
Functional Kaos : This blog written by, Mustang Sally, displays great affection and appreciation for the wonders of nature. This blog is well worth a visit if you have not already done so.
Rot Du Jour : The writer of this blog, Sam, loves dogs and cats. A witty and light hearted blog that I greatly enjoy reading.
Random Thoughts : Sharon, at this beautifully written blog, tells inspiring, witty and charming stories about her adventures with her lovely dog, Macy.
Soundoff : Heather, the writer of this thought provoking and inspirational blog, has much love for her cherished pets. I know that she considers them as family members. Her thoughtful blog is a favourite of mine.
knightrider : My dear friend, Wayne, has just started blogging and I know how much his beloved animals mean to him. His ongoing tales will, I know, be a source of inspiration.
So that's just about it. This award is dedicated to those I consider to have great respect and love for all our beautiful creatures. I now set this award free. Free to roam and bring joy to so many deserving recipients.