Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Winner and Awards | Barks and Bytes

Congratulations to 
Gina at Oz the Terrier

Selected at random by Rafflecopter from over 1500 entries as the winner 
of our For Love of a Dog Jewelry April Giveaway and will receive this 
one of a kind paw print lampwork necklace.

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We need another drumroll, please, for the Yoo Hoo Award!

Not only were we honored, thankful, and delighted to receive this award from both Sand Spring Chesapeakes and Barking from the Bayou, we get to pass it on.

Here are the rules: 

1. Post the award on your blog and thank the blogger(s) who gave it to you.
2. Visit at last three of the blogs receiving the award along with you and leave a comment.
3. Tell three things you have to celebrate or for which you are thankful.
4. Pass along the award to seven other bloggers and let them know you've done so.

Numbers 1 and 2 - check
Although we're always grateful for family and friends, here are three more things we have to celebrate or for which we're thankful:
1. In spite of lots of high winds, hail, and tornado warnings this past week, we were not hit by a twister and taken to the Land of Oz.  (Sorry, Oz, we just don't want to go there.)
2.  With the passage of the new puppy mill law in Missouri, slowly, but surely, commercial dog breeders are closing here.  Soon we'll no longer hold the title Puppy Mill Capitol of America.
3. I'm celebrating my 1,972th blog post - this one - and almost 2 million page views of this blog since I started counting.

We're passing along the award to the following bloggers (in no particular order):

And...  Happy May Day!

One of my cherry trees before the high winds and hail.
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  1. Congrats on the award and on not being sucked up by a tornado!
    Love the cherry tree blossoms :-)

  2. Congratulations Oz - you (or your mom) will look lovely in that bracelet.

  3. OH.MY.DOG! My Ma is going to be so happy! She is going to wear that everywhere! I cannot believe I won. Thank you, Miss Sue! Thank you sooooooooo much!
    *Cairn cuddles & zoomies*

  4. Congratulations Gina! And happy May Day!

  5. Awesome I bet Gina loves that jewelry!! I know I love mine.

    We had hail the other day too, but thankfully it was the tiny kind and not the damaging kind.

    Thanks for joining the blog hop!!

  6. YAY!! Congrats GINA!! We can't think of a NICER person to win! OMD she will love it! Congratulations on your award too!

  7. Congrats on your award, and thank you so much for passing it on to us!! I see some new ones to me on your list, so it will be fun going to visit them. That was a great list of things you are thankful for.
    Yay for Gina, I know she is going to love that necklace...who wouldn't? :)

  8. Congratulations to Oz's mom! Your cherry tree is beautiful. We still haven't seen a flower or leaf around here, just rain and cold.

  9. HI Y'all!

    Congratulations to you on your award and congratulations to Oz's peep. Those blossoms were beautiful. It's summer here and most of the flowers have departed. We have some daylillies and we're waiting for the crepe myrtle to bloom. Right now they're just green.

    Y"all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. Congrats Oz on winning a pretty piece. Wow on almost 2000 posts and so many views, you rock! That cherry tree blossoms are very beautiful. I'm glad your safe and continue to stay safe with this crappy weather.

  11. Yay for Oz!!!

    Thanks so much for passing us the award!!!

  12. Wow! Congrats to the winner and congrats to you for award!!!! Woohoo! Happy May day!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. Yay for Oz! She does so much to make people happy with Oz's limericks and I so happy for her! I'm glad that you like your award! You so deserve it!

  14. Congrats to Oz, and congrats to you on your fab award!

  15. Well shoot. Did I miss this post? Guess so. Congrats to the winner and thanks so much for joining the hop, (sorry about being a week late getting here!). Love the flowers. Our trees are just now blooming. No real leaves here yet!


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