Monday, February 4, 2013

A Heart is not Judged... how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. - spoken to the Tin Man, by the Wizard of Oz (The Wizard of Oz, 1939, based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum).

And boy, oh boy, do I feel loved!  Since the bginning of the year I have received several awards, the latest ones received from Ruby the Airedale and Life with Beagle.

Thank you both so much!

Ruby awarded me the Liebster Blog Award and there are a few things I have to do:
1. Thank the giver and link back to their blog
2. Share five things about yourself
3. Answer five questions presented by Ruby
4. Ask 5 new questions to your nominated bloggers
5. Reveal your top 5 blogs (with less than 200 readers) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
6. Copy and paste the award on your blog
7. Hope that people will forward to their top 5 blogs and keep it going

So, here are 5 things about me:
1. I live with a blue-fronted Amazon parrot named Corky and I am very protective of him
2. I hate to swim but love lounging at the edge of the pool - if it gets hot, it's a convenient water dish
3. I may be the only dog on earth who HATES peanut butter
4. I am a hoarder - keeping all my toys in and around my crate, not in the toy box
5. My favorite place to hide special treats, like pig's ears, is behind the toilet in the guest bathroom

Ruby's questions for me:
What is your favorite toy and what do you call it?
My stuffed duck (goose?).  I call him Honky.

Where is your favorite place to go on walks?
The woods...the wilderness...wherever we go hiking.

Where do you snooze during the day and where do you sleep at night?
Day - in the big papasan chair in Ma's office or the back of the couch.  Night - on the big bed with Ma and Daddy-dog.

What is your favorite treat?
My salmon bites.  However, if you are talking people food then it is obviously BACON.

Hot or cold?
Uh, have you seen me?  I am one hot dog. on to the Liebster Share the Love award from Life with Beagle. 

The questions (there were more but I cut the list down) to answer are:

What makes you happiest?
Being outdoors - whether it's the back yard or a park.

Do you love the ocean or mountains more?
I love both.

What has been your favorite moment of 2013?'s too early to tell.

What is your favorite quote?
"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." - Corey Ford

Do you stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve?
Not usually however this year we stayed up until almost 1:00 AM!

To my nominees:
I am going to give you ONE OR BOTH of these awards - YOU CHOOSE.  However, please remember to:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave you the award(s)
2. Share 5 things about yourself
3. Answer 5 questions presented by ME
4. Ask 5 new questions to your nominated bloggers
5. Reveal your top 5 blogs (with less than 200 readers) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
6. Copy and paste the award on your blog
7. Hope that people you've sent the award(s) to forward it to their 5 favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going

My 5 Questions to the Nominees
1. What one thing makes you the most happy?
2. What is your favorite movie and why?
3. Swimming or Hiking?
4. Why did you start your blog?
5. If you could change one thing, what would it be?

"And the nominees are...."
Training Toby
Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network Post Adoption Blog
All Ozzy...All The Time
Pepper's Paws
Two Colliles and a Mutt

Good Luck!!


  1. oh thank you! that is so sweet of you! it was fun to learn more about you too and ozzy wants to know how on earth you don't like peanut butter?!

    1. I don't how or why, but I just will not eat peanut butter.

      You are very welcome! I cannot wait to read all about you!

  2. wait a minute! You "hate peanut butter?" I just can't wrap my head or tail around that one!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota
    Oh and congratulations!!

    1. I do. I just hate it. Why? Do you like it, Dakota?

      Thank you!!!

  3. Woot! It's a 2-fer for you Oz...very kewl! PB is OK I guess, but we both know it's all about the bacon ;) I do wonder about hiding stuff behind the toilet, but hey, to each dawg his own...Momz is going crazy today so I'm gonna go chew on a stuffie...

    1. Bacon is the best, my pal. And one looks behind the toilet (except now Ma does to see if there are any treats back ther - BOL) so it seemed like a great place for a hiding spot. What can I tell ya...I'm nutty.

  4. Hugs! Congratulations and Thank you!! :)

    1. Cairn Cuddles! Thanks and you are welcome, Miss Pepper!

  5. Thanks and Congratulations! Very cool! Totally agree about oceans and mountains which is why the island of Kauai would be perfection...
    Merci beaucoup,
    Amy and Toby

    1. Oh, Ma loves Kauai. A beautiful serene and relaxing.

      You are welcome and thank you for stopping by!

  6. what you hate peanut butter! And you have a amazon parrot as a bff! jEALOUS! Loved learning more about you Oz! p.s- I am doing a ancient dog event over on my blog where you just enter your dogs name and breed and he can be entered to have a history review all about his breed and how he came to be!

    1. Yes, yes...I hate peanut butter. BOL And you may be jealous of my parrot now, but if you had him squawking at you all day, you may think otherwise. BOL

      I saw that yesterday and will pop over there to enter!

  7. Oh Oz, I just LOVED readin' your answers!!! Congrats on the awardies! Ya know, I'm not a big fan of the peanut butter either. I don't hate it, in a pinch I might give a lick, butts I don't go crazy over it, like I hear other pups do.
    I do love your choice of hidin' spots for your treaties!! Your right, no one would ever think of lookin' behind the toilet! BOL

    1. Nope, no one ever looks there...except now Ma does; she has figured me out! BOL Thanks again for the award Ruby.

  8. Congrats on the award! Love your answers:-)

  9. Is good to be finding out new stuffs about you my pal....but i just whisper that I dussnt like Peanuts Butter either...yuk

    1. Oh good, then I am not the only one. Phew!

  10. Big congratulations, you sure got some bling :) Love your answers xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Congratulations, Oz! We especially loved that your duck is named Honky. For some reason, that made us laugh out loud. :)

    1. BOL It is a silly name, I know. Thank you!

  12. Hey Oz,

    Congrats on your awards buddy!! Are you sure you should have said where you hide your treats? I hope they're still there :)

    Hope you're having a fun day :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

    1. Oh, thank you Snoopy. Hmm, I didn't even worry about that until you said it. I better go check!

  13. Hi, I saw you're a friend of Gizmo so I came by to introduce myself.
    It's a pleasure to meet another dog that doesn't like peanut butter - I was beginning to think I was the only one!

    1. Well, hello Clowie! It is very nice to meet another pal of Gizmo's! Oh good! I am so glad someone else doesn't like peanut butter. I was starting to worry that I was the only one!


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