Follow-up Friday

Today we are joining Heart Like A Dog and their co-host 2 Brown Dawgs for Follow-up Friday.

The blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

Jodi says: Follow-Up Friday, because some posts just need a little update.

Thanks Jodi for letting us Follow-up with you today!


Continuing where we started yesterday by posting our thank you to a fellow blogger.

We received the Blog Of The Year 2012 award and this wonderful award was bestowed upon us by Dogdaz way back in well…I am ashamed to admit November. Dogdaz we are so humbled and honored for the nomination of this award and want you to know how much we appreciate it and your wonderful blog!

It is a bit different than other awards because you get to collect a star each time you are nominated. How cool is that!

Here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

Here are our picks for this award in no particular order and we want you to know how much we enjoyed reading each and every one of your blogs last year.


Heart Like A Dog

2 Brown Dawgs

Collies Of The Meadow

Sand Spring Chesapeakes

My Brown Newfies

Monica’s Tangled Web


Long Life Cats and Dogs

Tyler’s99 Blog

Wayward Dogs

Bongo Dog

The (mis) Adventures of Sage

Just Ramblin


I hope you check them out they are all great blogs with great writers!


This ‘N That Thursday ~ Where Do I Begin…

I just wanted to add another comment to my canvas portrait, I will be using this in a shadowbox that will contain Cheyenne’s ribbon and certificate. I don’t think I could have asked for a better portrait to be included and I will cherish it always, thank you Jodi!



I wanted to give a shout out to Pet Bloggers United. They featured us on their blog February 23 and since then we have had many new visitors, so thank you Oskar and Pam. We proudly display their badge on our side bar!

So that’s it for us, what do you all have planned for the weekend?


This ‘N That Thursday ~ Where Do I Begin…

Well I begin by giving Jodi a heart felt apology for not getting this particular post up much sooner. Jodi I want you to know how much I value your friendship! I look forward to the day that we may be able to meet in person but until then I know you are always in blogville.

You see back in November Jodi at Heart Like A Dog had a contest,Printcopia give away, to win an 8×10 canvas print. So I did the things required to enter and would you believe it…I won!! I was thrilled when Jodi contacted me to let me know and could not wait to order my print. I was immediately contacted by the representative from Printcopia with the directions on how to order my print. I have to tell you this site is awesome, not only do they do quality work but they are very quick, I had the print in less than a week after ordering. The hard part of the whole thing was deciding on what photo I would use so after hours and hours…not really…I decided on Cheyenne’s WD photo. I wanted something very special to remember this event and this print will be my special memento of not only her achieving her WD but that we won it from our very dear friend Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog. We here at Misty Shores thank you so much Jodi and here is the finished product.

Chesapeke Bay Retriever ~ Cheyenne Canvas Print (7)

Isn’t it beautiful!

Chesapeke Bay Retriever ~ Cheyenne Canvas Print (9)

 I had several choices for how I could have the side wrapped, so I decided to go with the mirrored wrap. I really like it, what do you think?


Now some of you may remember the Blogville calendar contest Blogville Calendar (6)Jodi had back in November(yes that is how far behind I am in blogging) to raise money to help out some of our canine friends in need while offering a wonderful calendar to the rest of us to purchase. Anyway we entered and came in 4th place which just so happens to be the month we were placed which just so happens to be my birth month…how great is that!! Blogville Calendar (1)

The calendar is beautifully done and I ended up buying two so I could give one to my very dearest friend for Christmas, and yes she loved it! Jodi did a follow up on the contest you can read here. I warn you it is very touching so you might want to have tissue handy. So again thank you so much Jodi for doing such a great job on both of your contests and we are glad to have been part of it!



Thanks 2 Brown Dawgs for letting us join you!