Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thankful Thursday - An Award

Editor's Note: It has taken us a week to accept this award and for this we are sorry. Not accepting it earlier has caused undo stress which we hope to remedy now!

Lee: I would like to begin by . . . .

Lady: This award has a lot of rules so I am going to be the one dealing with it. Everyone knows you are grateful.

Lee: I was going to say a deserving princess who everyone loves.

Lady: Maybe you should have resolved to be more modest.  Anyhow . . . .

Thank you so much to Pawsitively Pets for awarding us the Liebster Award to help people discover new blogs. This award has lots to do. I have to say 11 things about me, answer the 11 questions that Pawsitively Pets had for me, ask 11 questions to the people I am nominating, and nominate 11 blogs.  [Lee: Humans have to work for their success, I have it naturally!] [Lady: I love lists, so it will be fun].

11 Things about me (the Lady):

1. I hate everything about coffee, I can't even stand the smell. 
2. I have an extreme phobias of whales and stitches. 
3. My favourite colour is blue. [To the point I ruled out a model of car because it didn't come in blue and I just bought a video camera because it was blue].
4. I LOVE to read and write. 
5. I am a morning person.
6. I can't spell. My brain can't remember letter and number combinations or recognize words that are wrong. 
7. Patience is a virtue I am working on.
8. I have my grade 11 math but graduate level stats.
9. I spent 15 years in some form of post secondary education, and sometimes I think about getting more.
10. I met 7 of my great grandparents and remember 6.
11. Iceland is one of the places I want to visit in the world the most. 

11 Questions from Pawsitively Pets
  1. Why did you start blogging?   I started blogging so the people who rescued Hailey could see where she ended up and how she was doing. I think people who rescue and foster are AMAZING and I thought it must be hard to love an animal and "give it away" and not know how he/she is. I never thought 2.5 years later I would still be blogging. 
  2. What's your favorite animal?    I LOVE the big cats. It is so hard to pick from them, but if I had to it would probably be the tiger. 
  3. What was your favorite toy as a kid? My cabbage patch kids Adah and Mitchell (child of the 80s), and my stuffed animals. I also loved and still love board games. 
  4. Cats or Dogs? I love my cats and when I was young was 100% a cat person, but as I age, I have to say dogs. 
  5. Would you rather eat a bug or sky dive? Sky dive, been there done that. My first flight at 18 was to go sky diving. Not in a huge hurray to do that again, but I would over eating a bug. 
  6. If you had a magic lamp with a genie in it, what 3 things would you wish for? This is hard. Realistically if I had 3 wishes I would probably given them away (although part of me would want to be selfish and just use them for me): wish for world peace forever (people need to stop fighting over what I deem to be silly things at times), end of hunger (every child, teen and adult) should have enough to eat, all my furry friends to have loving safe homes. 
  7. If you could pick any animal to be, which one would you choose? Easy, my friend Missy G's cat. That would be the life. 
  8. How often do you cut your hair? Every 6 weeks (longer and my roots show too much)
  9. What's the last movie you saw that made you cry? The Muppet Movie (1979) - not because of the content but because I was so excited about viewing the original movie in a private screening (bucket list item done!). Really big ugly cry that disturbed the entire theatre was Toy Story 3. We don't talk about, it is too sad! 
  10. What's your favorite board game? I love board games and have like 50. Probably my favourite right now are the Settlers of Cantan.
  11. How did you think of your blog title? It was meant to chronicle Hailey's life, so it seemed right. 

My 11 questions for my nominees:
  1. What is your favourite part about blogging?
  2. What do you wish you had more time to do?
  3. Other than the job you are in, if you could do anything what would you want to do?
  4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  5. When was the last time you laughed until it hurt?
  6. What is your favourite holiday?
  7. What sport do you enjoy the most?
  8. What is the one sinful treat you can't live without?
  9. Assuming all the living creatures were safe, what 3 possessions would you want to rescue from your burning house?
  10. What book are you currently reading?
  11. Is there a day of the week you dread and if so what day?

Now the really, really hard part because there are so many awesome blogs and I can barely keep up (and this is why this took me so darn long - can't handle the pressure -if they are not new to you blogs, maybe you will learn something new about the bloggers!)- 11 nominees:
In no particular order 

6. Yuki and Rocket
7.My Girlz Got Paws
8. Milo's Mad Life
9.Sparhawk Scotties
10.Furry Four Legged Foster Friends
11. CeciliaO7's blog [the cats thought we were favouring the dogs out there!]


  1. Congrats on the award! Sure is nice to get to know you better!

  2. That is some interesting stuff about the lady! It's one of the longest awards I've seen so I think the delay is acceptable :-P good thing you like lists lol! I think I've heard of this settlers game. A vet I worked with used to play it with some friends.

    1. It was a long one, it took me like 2 hours to answer - I was working on it every day!

  3. Big congratulations. It's nice to hear about the lady. Phobia of coffee and Have a funtasic Thursday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    1. Not a phobia of coffee, just hates it. Terrified of the whales!

  4. I loved getting to know you better. Congratulations on your award!!

  5. Hey Lee, Hey Phod, Jet here.

    Congrats on your pawesome award, we enjoyed learning more about the Lady!

  6. Congratulations on your award. Nice one. Iceland my peeps says is the strangest place on earth. Views with red rocks and no other life just how she imagines Mars. Bananas and oranges growing in the snow in greenhouse heated by the springs and so much more. Fabulous. We hope you go one day. It is a spectacular place that will not disappoint. Now that I have earned a bone from the Icelandic Tourist Board....Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

    1. You make it sound even better! Thanks Molly!


    We play-bow and shake a paw in your woofderful direction! What a lovely nomination. A good little project to think on. Afraid of whales you say? I think thats reasonable. I've never been close enough in the wild, but even behind aquarium glass they are so mysterious and enormous.

    Happy Thursday!

    1. Good luck answering all the questions! I don't like how big the whales are . . .

  8. ok I am having trouble getting past that you "hate coffee" Geeze...I have it pumped intravenously :)

    1. I know, I am one of the few people on earth that hates coffee. My husband doesn't hate it but doesn't drink it. I actually live a caffeine free life for the most part (I know so sad!)

  9. Congradualtions on your award!! Thankyou so much for nominating me :D I'll put it on my next post!!! How can you hate coffee?!!? My mummy has loads of it!!!
    Love Milo :)

    1. You are welcome. Have a great day!


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