Thankful Thursday – Digging Out – Part 1

Hey It’s Jet Here.

We admit it, we fell so behind in showing gratitude and passing on several awards over the last few months, we’re… well… ok… officially… EMBARRASSED.  So many blog pals have kindly bestowed awards and we… (actually Mom, I was ready to dictate as always, could not keep up).  We’re attempting to begin rectifying (VBP – vocab building project) that TODAY!  If we go out of order of receiving, this just means Mom found that particular kind post at that moment. (forgive her, she tries so hard!)

Ok… we begin with our newish friend, Zena, from The Princess Tails, who bestowed, The Addictive Blog Award on our blog recently.  We thank her Royalness profusely (VBP) as any Gentleman would.  We enjoy reading Zena’s posts because this girl knows how to live the Princess life!  Also, as previously mentioned, Mom loves names that begin with “Z”!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the benefactor: Check
  2. Link back to said benefactor: Check
  3. Talk about why I blog and why I started blogging:
  4. Post Award: Check
  5. Share with 10 other blogs

Mom and I began blogging almost a year ago because we both felt sad and lonely after the loss of my golden sister, Koko, may she be frolicking OTRB.   Mom was known for sharing funny stories and tidbits about Koko when they did their pet therapy at the Childrens Hospital and she continued when I joined the family.  People told Mom that my stories made them laugh and she should share them.

Mom figured at worst, she and I would lift our spirits each morning and at best, maybe someone else would lighten their day by reading our posts.  We thought maybe a friend or two, a family member here and there, and/or a work connection would glimpse a post.  Well, with some mentoring from Miss Jennifer we have been welcomed with open arms and paws by the pet blogging community.  We laugh, we cry, we share, we connect, we learn, we educate, we dialogue, we party with the deepest gratitude.


  • Long Life Cats and Dogs – Incredibly creative and committed to helping those that cannot speak for themselves… be prepared to laugh and keep up with Lady Litchi and Miss Susan!
  • Savannah’s Paw Tracks – Ok, she’s my BFF (best feline friend)… but seriously, Savvy and Miss Linda put out so much good, especially their Real Rescue Cats/Dogs are Talking Series.  Plus, Savvy shares her wit and exquisite writing each day…
  • Texas, a cat in NY and his family give us a worldly and cosmopolitan look at life.
  • Heart Like a Dog – Miss Jodi, Sampson and Delilah teach us much about training (real life tales), life, and such.  We LOVE Miss Jodi’s sassy, honest style and appreciate her recent efforts to create Follow Up Friday.
  • A new friend, Blueberry from Spotty, Spotty Polka Dotty, captured our attention for several reasons: she joined her forever family the same time JJ joined ours, her looks captivated me us, and she likes Tasty Tuesday, too!
  • Suka’s Just Sayin’ – Suka and Miss K keep us thinking.  They deal with Suka’s health issues with grace, all the while sharing art, wonderful quotes, daily activities and such.
  • My GBGV Life –  We love, love, love Miss Emma’s photos!  This girl has supermodel written all over her!  Plus she writes well too! And… does she know how to cook for Tasty Tuesday!
  • Adventures of a Dog Mom –  Miss Emily combines her activities with Boomer and Dottie in Wichita with foodie stuff… the perfect match for us!
  • A Tonk’s Tail  – We enjoy the different personalities of FaRaDaY, Maxwell and Allie as well as the wonderful creativity, wit, information and appreciation their human includes in their posts.
  • Bella’s Dog Diary –  We met Bella through her brother, Alfie, who cohosts the Mischief Monday Blog hop.  Bella shares her puppy-hood with us in beautiful photos, and entertaining posts.  She also visits her brother Alfie, so we can see how the sibs play together.

Another great Addictive Blog Award day!

We just joined the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Pepi Smart Dog (formerly by Cokie the Cat!).


39 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday – Digging Out – Part 1

  1. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and BOY OH BOY do we ever feel your pain! Mom and I are behind on ours too. Actually Mom is turning Cat Chat into an “award-free” zone because they are way too cumbersome! We’re still accepting them on my blog but people will have to realize that we are waaay behind too!!
    We understand!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  2. Congratulations on your award! I also wanted to tell you that I enjoyed talking to you last week and thank you so much for the recipes! I will let you know how they turn out:) Have a great weekend!!!!!

  3. Big congratulations on your awards, never feel embarrassed about falling behind, we are always behind..Blogging is to be fun, not panic stations, that we haven’t put out our awards, or popped over to see some buddies 🙂 xx00xx

    • Hey Mollie, Hey Alfie, Jet here.

      Thanks Mollie, that means a great deal to us.

      Oh Mollie, you are wise and wonderful. We try to be polite, mindful blogpals and do our best. Like you said, we want to have fun. 🙂

    • Hey Blueberry, Jet here.

      Most welcome and very much deserved. Once you get a few and pass them on it seems they become more frequent. We find the WHOLE pet blogging community outstanding…we have turtle friends, feline friends, chicken friends, springbok friends, ferret friends and more!

  4. What a fantastically well written award post. You truly are a star at dictating Jet 😀
    Thank you so very, very much for my award. We just love getting them and are also excited to visit some other sites that we did not know.
    As far as being behind is concerned, I’m sure you weren’t quite as bad as I was and it already looks like I’m heading into the same mess again. Fear not, I know exactly how you feel 🙂

    • Hey Lady Litchi, Hey Boks, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      Well gosh, how kind of you to say so. I do try to dictate slowly so Mom can keep up! 🙂

      Thank you for your empathy in the “backlogged department!” Mom says to the humans… it’s called “life!”

      Sending Jetty kisses to Mi’Lady

  5. Wowzers, thanks soooo much for thinking of us! *bluuuuush*!

    We agree totally – as you can see, WE’RE digging out too! Where do the humans fritter away all their time ANYways?!?

    Concats on such a pawsome award – you deserve it!

    • Hey FaRaDaY, Hey Maxwell, Hey Allie, Jet here.

      Most deserved guys! (Mom’s NJ term of endearment!)

      We knew you would understand our delays, thanks.

      Awww shucks, now I’m blushing, too… 🙂

  6. Hi Jet! It’s Oz.
    Wow! What a pawesome award and you did honor some really GREAT blogs in your “Share”!

    My Ma says to say “Backlogged?!? Who isn’t backlogged!!?” I guess that means you and your Ma don’t need to worry; everybody gets a little behind every now and then.

    Woof at ya later, my pal.

  7. Congrats on the award. We have just received another one so understand completely. The Producer has thought of going through and just claiming all the awards so that she doesn’t have to go through it all again!!
    It is lovely to be thought of and nominated 🙂

    • Hey Zena, Hey Zach, Jet here.

      Thanks so much Zena. We feel the same way. We do enjoy passing them forward and acknowledging our blogpals who work so hard at their craft though. So, slowly but surely we get it done! 🙂

  8. Sorry, The Producer pressed publish before I’d finished. Can’t trust her to do anything these days. I was going to say.
    It is lovely to be thought of and nominated but I don’t mind if you take a while to respond or even don’t respond at all – just stick the award up and enjoy 🙂

  9. Hi Jet! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday blog hop and I look forward to sharing blog articles with you. Congratulations on all your Awards! Woo Hoo !
    I read about Koko and wondered if you knew I am a Rainbow Bridge Ambassador? I meet pals at the Bridge and drive them to their Welcome Banquet in my Pram/stroller, where their family and pals are gathered to greet them. OTRB we can eat anything and do everything; Koko too!
    I also have a Golden Oldies section, if you would like to share Koko’s story on my site? Look forward to more barking with you. :=o)

    • Hey Doggy, Jet here.

      No, we did not… we got a kick out of it though! 🙂 Hey Doggy, yesterday, Misaki wrote a post about doppelgangers. Sometimes I think you and I might resemble each other a bit, what do you think?

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