Saturday, October 29, 2011

An honour or a hoax?


Over the years we have often received  a message,  a phone call or a piece of mail that has said..

“you are a winner'”….Me?..I am the skeptic..always thinking there has to be a catch..and usually there is…it is always going to ‘cost’ something..nothing in life is ‘free’!!

Well, this morning I received an email from someone named ‘Shumtzie’….

this is what email said..

‘Big Dawg and Freeway has been nominated for the Ninjamatics 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards in the Life and Travel categories.


The 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards are a juried competition with nominations open in 37 categories between January 1st and October 31st, 2011. The nominees shortlist will be announced on December 1st, 2011, and the winners will be announced on January 1, 2012.’

I checked out the website and found my blog name on the list for ‘Life Blogs’..looks legitimate to me…our blog is one of 75 in that category that has been nominated!!

The odds are against me with that many in the same category is an honour  to be nominated anyway!!

so I guess ‘Shumtzie’ is a real person with a real website? onto the rest of our Saturday…we headed east towards Abbotsford..the land of Costco and cheaper gas!..

We stopped by to see Doug and Toni at Livingston Rv Park at 232nd Street in Langley on the way home..but the only one home was Parker the dog!!..too bad time!!

While we were out shopping Tucker was busy with his ‘peeps’ at daycare…and he was also having a bath and nail trim..maintenance day for the ‘golden boy’!!..just a little trim???

Does anyone know what the difference is between a bad hair cut and a good one?


…..Six weeks!!


gone is Tucker’s ‘skirt’..trimmed down to basically nothing…we know it will grow again but geesh!!! his ‘butt’ looks like a white tailed deer!!


the end…



  1. Congrats on being's indeed and honor.
    Sorry you mised Doug & Toni, maybe next time.

  2. Your odds of winning the award is a lot better than winning a lottery:)

    Good luck!

  3. Well, congratulations on your nomination, my famous friends!

  4. I thought it might be a voting thing, but no!

    Congratulations - You deserve the recognition.

  5. congratulations on being nominated!

  6. If anyone deserves it...

    Sure wish we could vote on it. We'll be watching carefully for the results. Good luck.

  7. When I first looked at the picture of Tucker, I thought you had an interesting new floor pattern!

  8. Poor Tucker! I had to laugh, though, as it reminded me of Henry as a pup - down to the deer comparison - as shown here:

    Gonna be a bit drafty for a few weeks. :(

  9. Congratulations and good luck on the blog award. That is indeed an honor to be nominated.

  10. Honor or Honour - either way it's pretty cool!

  11. Congratulations on your nomination... well deserved, you put together a good blog!

  12. Nice job on the nomination..It's always nice to know your writing is appreciated. Dennis still carries a poem I wrote him in his wallet. I wrote it when we were dating..42 years. It's is a little dog-earred. No offense to Tucker.
    You have a great blog and I wish I could vote for ya!!

  13. Hey, congratulations on your nomination! We were similarly honored here in the States, and were given as a prize -- the right to display a logo on our side bar. Yay to all us award-winning bloggers.

  14. Yes, good on the nomination committee for choosing your blog. We'll hope for a first place selection come December and January. Hey, you never know!

  15. Hey there! Congrats on the nomination. Well deserved! How is the weather up there right now?

  16. Congratulations Susie!!! Just like on the Academy Awards... "it's such an honor to be nominated"!!! I didn't look ~ what will you win?

    and I know a cat butt when I see one!

  17. You won the Chocolate Cheerios, why shouldn't you win this contest, too?

  18. Congrats on the nominations! Fingers crossed!!

    Don't worry Tucker you sport the buzz cut well, LOL!
    Cheers! ~M

  19. Congratulations Sue you are so good at sharing your stories and make your Blog so entertaining, we always look forward to the next one. Hope Tucker likes his new cut. Lilly is like Tucker, she loves when she can go to Doggy Day Camp and play with everyone. They come home so tired. Another week of work ug! keep our retirement clocks ticking.

  20. Woof! Woof! Oh! Golden Congrats!!! Lots of Golden Woof,Sugar

  21. Woof! Woof! Oh It's ME again ... Sugar. Just checking if I missed you Hal Birthday post. Well you must be having lots of Birthday FUN ... Happy Birthday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  22. congrats on the nomination!!! Way to go hope you 6 weeks tuckers bum will look better :)....

  23. Congrats to you on the nomination :) I'll cross my fingers for you!!! I may play catch up once in awhile since reading blogs daily doesn't seem to happen with my little ones, but I always make sure I catch up on yours when it's blog reading time! :)


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