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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Awards and 161 Meme!

Ha roo, pups! It's me - Stormy! Thank you to all who have left such sweet comments about and well-wishes for Zim. He's really doing pretty well, and we're all trying really hard to let him get the rest he needs. I'm going to let him post within the next day or two, if he's up to it!

Our dear friend Sitka and dear friends Jazz & Dixie have given us the BTB Award! As they said, "This award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can 'be the blog' - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

Thank you SO much! We are truly honored!

We are equally honored that our most favorite pup in all of Scotland, Marvin, has presented us with the Community Blogger Award! "The Community Blog Award celebrates people who reach out and make the blogger community a better one. It also underlines the importance of a blog's readership community, one of the most rewarding parts about blogging. It's the people that come back to comment, adding to the conversation, making you feel like someone is listening and interested."

Marvin! Thank you so much! These are both such cool awards - we love the interactive aspect of blogging, "getting to know" our readers, and having fun together! That's what makes it all worthwhile! Especially the friendships with our readers!

Our new friends, Colleen (the biped) and Izzie tagged us in a cool, new meme. Colleen said to "open the current book you're reading to page 161 and post to your blog the 6th line," as well as posting that same line as a comment in the sender's blog.

Thanks for the tag, Colleen!

Cool. We just started a new book, and I don't think taking a peek at page 161 will ruin any surprises. We're reading Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, a novel about the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. (Mom is reading a series of books by Michael Shaara and his son Jeff, that run from the American Revolutionary War through WWII.)

The sixth line on page 161 reads, "Clarke blinked." Seriously.

I am trying to get Dave to bet me who wins the battle and ultimately the war. Frankly, he'd be more prone to go for it if Amber would stop giggling.

Hmm... Stormy hasn't read this before, has she? I wonder if I should take her bet? She can't know who wins the battle in the book, can she? ...

I may have him. I'm not sure. I bet him "alone time" with Mom. I sure hope he takes the bait. Now if I can get Ammy to stop giggling about this!

We're going to tag Guinness & Shiloh in this 161 Meme! Their mom is a librarian, so I'm sure they're reading something cool.

We'd also like to present the Community Blogger Award to Guinness & Shiloh, our buddy Echo, and Kelsey Ann and the whole Kapp Pack.

We'd like to award the BTB to our pals Summer and Prince at Team Husky in New Zealand and to our very dear friends Frankie and Maddie!

Thank you again, Sitka, Jazz, Dixie, and Marvin. We are truly honored by the awards and love what they represent! Colleen and Izzie - thank you for the tag! It's always fun to be included and to play along!

Tail wags,


  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Woo Woo Woo Stormy! Congrats on all of your awards :) You and the crew surely deserve all of them!!! We are glad to hear that Zimmie is doing better. Hey, that stars and stripes spread looks lovely... did your talented mom make it??

  2. Congratulations on the awards!

    Darn, we were going to read that book and now you've told us what happens on page 161 ... sigh.

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  3. Thank roo, Sitka! Nah ... our regular (denim) quilt took a long time to dry the other day, so Mom put this one on the bed. It's an old quilt from Target. :)

    Dachsies! Oh .... umm... sorry to ruin the plot for you! But really! Give it a read anyway! Hey ... wanna bet who wins the Battle of Gettysburg? Ha roo roo roo!

    Tail wags,

  4. Stormy, What nice awards you have all been given! And Thank you for awarding Mad's and Me the BTB Award! Very Cool!

    I would love to give one of those Books a Go! You do know what I mean by "GO" right! Haroooo Harooo, could I read whilst digging :-) I am banned from paper products right now for some reason...... hmmmmmpf

    Thanks guys! And be good Zimmie.

  5. Thanks for the award! We are very honored. Maybe you'll have some snow for Thanksgiving. All of ours is gone already and it's supposed to be 60 degrees tomorrow. YUCK!

    Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

  6. Dear Amry of Four,
    I really enjoyed meeting you for the second time yesterday when I stopped by to talk to "mom." I miss my Stormy too, but I know she's in a better place right now. Since I have visited your blog, it's made me feel better somewhat, but I'll always miss her. Congrats on your awards, you sooooo deserved them!

  7. RrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroARF! Congrats on your awards! I know mama and I sure enjoy reading your blog!

  8. My Mom has been to Gettysburg but she won't tell who wins, promise. You guys deserve your awards, congrats guys!

  9. Hey Army of Four!

    You all deserve a gazbillion awards! & I'm pretty sure my ma has been to Gettysburg as well...sounds like a very interesting book...are you going to read it or chew it?

    Love & Licks,

  10. Haroo Stormy, Amber, Dave & Zim - it's us, Prince & Summer!!

    We have been busy trying to find a shady spot around here - summer (with a little 's') has arrived & it's sooooooo hot!

    We haven't had much energy and Mom has been real busy so we havent been able to write new blogs much cause we have to get Mom to turn the computer thingee on for us. If you guys knows how to turn it on can you please tell us!!!

    We were real glad to hear the nice vet was able to help you with your sore back Zim....we were real worried like your Mom was. We hope you are getting lots of special treatment:)

    Thank woo so much for awarding us Be the Blog!!! We were so chuffed. Stop by our blog to see who we gave the award to.

    Woo Woos & Kisses
    Prince & Summer

  11. Hey AO4, sorry we haven't been around to comment lately. So sorry to here about Zimmy's back problems. Hope he is resting comfortably and we're looking forward to him being back to his handsome and playful self very soon. We just love all of your mom's beautiful projects! She's so talented!! Congratulations on receiving those very deserved awards. Your blog is one of our very favorites! We had a snow tease on Saturday. It snowed a little in the morning, but was melted by the afternoon. NO FAIR! Hopefully we'll get snow that stays soon! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

  12. Hi Guys,
    Youre welcome! We miss you guys when mum is away from the computer. Hope Zim is doing better and soon back to his usual zoomies and rough housing with Dave.
    Jazz and Dixie

  13. Aroo roo Stormy
    Good thing you didn't tag mistress and me. She is reading some classic Spanish novel that sounds off the wall to me. She's also reading a history book about one of the governors of Gibraltar so that might be a bit more sensible. I might go and have a sneaky look at them in case anyone does tag us.


  14. 'Ghetti-burg? Pasta and ground beef? One group wants a patty on a bun, and the other group wants meat crumbled into the 'ghetti?

    You didn't ask what's in our wallet. Or book. But here it is:

       Меша, р. 34 А-2

    Almost looks like English, huh? ::big Husky grin:: But in English it would be:

       Mesha, r. 34 A-2

    The book is an atlas in Russian! This index entry says that the Mesha, a river, is on page 34 in square A-2.

    And page 34 is Tatarstan.

    Aren't you guys glad you didn't ask? Heh.

    Hang in there, Zimster! And congratulations to you all!

  15. Congrats on your awards and thanks for awarding us too! That' is so very sweet. All four of you have made us feel very much part of the community of bloggers and your awards are much deserved. and what an awsome quilt!

  16. Line 6 of Pg 161 of Knitting for Dummies says: Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit. So Simple Knits says: well, nothing, cuz it doesn't go up that far. Pretty simple, huh? Even a dummy can do that!

  17. Wow! Thanks for the award! We're very proud to have been chosen. We've posted it proudly on our sidebar and have shared it with 2 other special bloggers.

  18. Frankie: You girls deserve it! Oh... and this isn't really a book I want to sink my teeth into ... if ya know what I mean. Ha roo roo roo!

    Kelsey Ann: You're welcome - you deserve it!!!
    We might get flurries today!

    QueenPenguin(Janice): We're so glad you came by!! Like Mom said, "the right pup at the right time at the right home." It just wasn't the right time for you; you did a very unselfish, kind thing by finding a good home for little Stormy!

    Colleen & Izzie: Thank roo! And thanks again for the tag; that was fun!

    Joe: Thank you!
    I know how it ends ... but Dave doesn't. :)

    Randi: Thank you!
    I'm not sure this book is my "taste" if you know what I mean! :)

    Duke: Got it!

    Prince & Summer! Glad you two checked in! We were getting worried about you. We haven't figured out how to use the computer without Mom's help yet, but we're working on it. I'll let you know if I have any success.
    Stay cool!

    Tasha & Eva: Thank roo, girls!
    Great to hear from you, too! We might get flurries today, but nothing more than that. Who do you think is hogging all the snow?

    Jazz & Dixie: Thanks! Zim had a good night's sleep last night; we hope the cold, cold weather is going to help him feel good! :)

    Pippa: It sounds like your mistress has a wide range of reading interests! I think this is a fun tag!

    Tucker: Ha roo roo roo! Amber likes your "'Ghetti-burg" joke! We all did!
    Unusual book choice, but hey... our mom has this thing for maps, so there you go!

    Guinness & Shiloh: You guys truly deserve it! How is Bella doing?

    Echo: You really deserve it, buddy! We love your blog!

    Tail wags!

  19. Congrats on your awards Stormy and Crew!

    You deserve them all!

    And Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow, do you get Turkey? mmmmmmm!

    love and hungry licks, Marvin xxxxx

  20. Congrats on your award!! Thank you for the offer to stay at your house if we get snowed in while in Kansas. Hopefully we won't have any problems. But snowed in? That would be so fun!!

    Steve and Kat

  21. I predict the group that wants to keep the meat all together in a patty will win the battle over the 'Ghetti-burg.

    That's because the winners always get to tell their version. If the group that wanted to break up the meat won, it would just be called 'Ghetti.

    Maps, maps, maps! For some reason this atlas book is full of maps!

    We weren't exactly reading the book. Especially me. Some of the letters are very different!

    But we like your weather thingie, and I wanted one for my blog. So the Human Assistant got out the map book to find places to put on it.

    Like Уэлен. Which the H.A. says is pretty darned close to Аляска! I mean, Alaska!