Blog Awards!

You know what’s so fun? Winning awards!

Our Waldo Bungie passed on the Kreativ Blogger award to us last week. Thanks Turk, Rufus, & Ginger (even though we know it was your mama who did it). The Kreativ Blogger Award instructs that you tell 10 unknown things about yourself and then pass it on. Inspired by the recent Two Pitties in the City post where they revealed a little more about themselves outside the dog world, here are some random things about me:

1.  I have my motorcycle license. Current ride (when the sibs don’t steal it for college) is a Ninja 650r.

2. I’ve ridden horses my whole life. I did eventing (the same kind of competition they do in the Olympics) all through high school with my Thoroughbred named We Jammin’ (her show name), aka Marley (her barn name). I don’t do it much anymore but I’m hoping I can pick it up again soon.

3.  Valentine’s Day is one of my most favorite holidays! And no, not only when I’m dating someone. I just see it as an excuse to show my friends and family how much I love them. The chocolate is a nice bonus, too : -)

4.  I am fascinated with dog behavior and I try to learn as much as I can about it. It’s pretty amazing how dogs give us so many signals about the way they are feeling, and most people don’t even realize. It’s helped so much with each of my fosters.

5.  I didn’t step foot inside a gym or run more than a mile until my freshman year of college, and now I’m signed up for my 5th half-marathon. I learned I love running! Not sure if I’ll ever manage a full marathon though.

6.  I’m 5’ 10’’ but my favorite pairs of shoes will always be 6 inch heels (one of which pictured below, but there are many more)… and my cowboy boots.

7. I love the mountains and the outdoors. Aside from Maine being one of my favorite places in the world, I’d love to visit or even live in Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, etc. The wildlife, the scenery, the way of life – I love it all!

8. My favorite part of being an Animal Science major was how many cool things I got to dissect. I was the TA for a reproduction lab… you can only imagine what we got our hands on! (sorry if I just grossed you out…)

9.  I love snowboarding. My brother is super good, so he has been dragging me out for years now. I’m really grateful for it, because once you pick up on it, snowboarding is so fun!

10. I studied abroad in Greece my junior year, and it was the absolute best trip of my life. I can’t wait to go back, and would love to even learn the language. This picture is from Nafplio. Can you spy the doggy? I made an entire picture album of Greek animals.

As if that wasn’t enough, not one, but two blogs nominated Peace, Love, & Foster for the Leibster award: Our Waldo Bungie, and A & A Friese. Thanks guys! We’re so honored, and we loooove the idea of this award. The Leibster Award is a way to highlight the smaller guys; the blogs who don’t blog to many, but who are still just as deserving of recognition.

The way it works is basically the following:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

So, my five picks for both the Leibster Award AND the Kreativ Award are (drum roll please):

Waiting Between Trains: This is a new blog of a fellow Jasmine’s House foster home. They started with their foster Ozzie, who has since now been adopted! Now they’re fostering Poppy Rose, a too-cute, spunky pit bull something that will do so well in their home. I’ve loved getting to know Heather and reading about her fostering adventures!

Live Avec Kenji: This is my best friend’s blog about life as a first year graduate student living with her boyfriend and their new husky puppy (who I wrote about here). Like me, she takes a lot of pictures, and her subject Kenji is absolutely adorable. She talks a lot about their work with Kenji’s behavior and how they’re settling into their new “big kid” lives.

Positively Present: Okay, so I’m kind of cheating here. Positively Present is a blog run by a friend of mine and it talks about how to stay positive and live in the moment. I absolutely LOVE the message, it’s so inspiring! She has a few more (okay, a lot more…) than 200 followers – but! – she is attempting to quit her corporate world job and make this blog and this message her career, and I think that is totally awesome and I’d love to help her in any way I can. So I nominate her too.

– From the Pits: This is my friend’s blog, who also happens to be an animal shelter worker. She works as front office staff, so she sees an entirely different side of the shelter world. She gives a raw, real view on many issues that shelters face. She is also on a kitten fostering journey, which is a nice change of pace from the pittie faces I stare at all day!

Running with Squirrels: Another fellow foster parent with Jasmine’s House, Running With Squirrels just began their blog on McMuffin, their latest Jasmine’s House foster. It’s only been a few weeks, but I’m already in love with McMuffin, their resident dog, and the pictures they take of them! I also love that so many Jasmine’s House fosters have blogs so I can keep tab on all the wonderful dogs in the rescue.

This was so fun to do, thanks again Our Waldo Bungie and A & A Friese. Sorry to take a break from Baxter for the day, but I promise he’ll be back again tomorrow for Video Wednesday!

11 thoughts on “Blog Awards!

  1. I used to ride horses too…but only until the end of elementary school! Valentine’s Day is also one of my favorite holidays (and my niece’s birthday) for the same reasons you said! Finally, I took a trip to Greece during college and fell in LURVE with the place…so much history, beautiful islands, opportunities to go topless….jkjkjkjkjkjkjk. Congrats on your awards – you deserve them! (ps – your Christmas card with Baxter is displayed proudly on our fridge! We love it!)

  2. Aww, thank you so much for the nomination! And the kind words about Positively Present! It put a big smile on my face! And it was awesome to read your post here. I also rode horses when I was younger. And Wade runs marathons and studied abroad in Greece. I’m hoping to check it out one day with him!

  3. Thanks Jana! I wish you could come to playgroup with us, its a great way to see dog behavior with a great trainer who explains everything so people actually start to understand what is and what isn’t aggressive/friendly/productive etc. Miss you guyssss, lets plan something fun and cute and adventurous for when E, Kenji and I visit in March!

  4. Wow! We got more in common than fostering 2 adorable black pitties! I got my motorcycle license last spring, but never got a bike to ride. Hope to change that this year. I also love Maine, Phil and I got married there and our first trip together was through the west: CO, WY, and MT! Thank you for the shout out, I enjoy your blog a lot! Congratulations!

  5. Wow thanks for sharing this award with us! I’ve gotten a lot of good laughs reading about your adventures with Baxter and look forward to hearing more about him until some lucky forever home snatches him up. On a side note, add me to the list of pittie fostering motorcycle riders!

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