Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shiner's 12th Barkday

Yesterday, we celebrated a very special birthday! It was Shiner's 12th birthday. Yes, Shiner is a senior lady. I know it's hard to believe... she doesn't look (or act) a day over 3. ;)


For her birthday, Shiner first got a special meal. It was her normal food, mixed with chicken broth and a few treats on top. And as far as presents go, I let her destroy her Hippo Snail plush toy from her February PetBox. She had a lot of fun with that!

Later on that evening, I went out with the family to watch my daughter's choir performance at school. I came home, checked my computer, and learned that I am a Finalist in the 2015 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards! My blog post "How Important is Credibility" is a finalist for Best Written Pet Blog Post.


To be honest, I definitely was not expecting to be a Finalist in this category. The post is not my usual subject matter, but it's a topic that I felt strongly about when I wrote it. Perhaps it does pay to step outside of our comfort zones every now and then.

There are some excellent Finalists in all of the categories, and I can't wait to see who wins! Congratulations to my fellow bloggers who were nominated.


49 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Shiner :) AND many congratulations on being finalist in the Nose to Nose awards! Well deserved xx

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  2. Happy Birthday to Shiner! We had no idea she was 12! Paws up for many more youthful years! Also, congratulations on the finalist! We were shocked to see we are a finalist as well and in the category we are in. One never knows! Enjoy!

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    1. I am so glad to see your blog in that category Emma :) Congrats!!!

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  3. Happy birthday, Shiner! Congratulations on being a finalist!

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  4. You looks great for 12, wow!!! Congrats on being a finalist, good luck!!

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  5. First Happy Birthday Shiner!! And a Big congratulations on you Nose~to Nose Nomination, best of luck to you!!

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  6. Wow. I never ever would have guessed Shiner is 12. Happy Birthday Shiner! Sounds like it was an awesome one. Good luck on your nomination and congratulations! You're an excellent writer, I'm off to read the post now :)

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  7. Happy Birthday to Shiner and congratulations on being a finalist for a Nose-to-Nose award. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  8. I too stepped away from the computer - still frustrated with FB (that's another story) and when I returned and saw the email and looked at the finalist, I was tickled to doodle to see you listed. I am so proud of you and twice as happy too. Way to go Ann, I'll be routing for you - that post was excellent. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! My daughter got sick yesterday (and still is) and then I got word of the award finalists and now I'm just trying to catch up! Ah! I don't have a good answer for you yet, but I will get to it!!

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  9. Happy birthday to our sweet friend Shiner! :)

    And big and hearty congratulations on being selected as a finalist in the Nose-to-Nose Awards. You are so deserving, and we are really, really happy for you.

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    1. I am happy for you guys too! Well deserved and concats!

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  10. Happy birthday, Shiner! :)

    Congrats on being a finalist with the award! I haven't read that post but will have to check it out now! I'm sure you did a great job on it. Very excited and happy for you! Good luck!

    www.paws2smile.wordpress.com (for some reason I can't get my computer to comment under my WP name.

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  11. ann...conga rats on your 2015 blogpaws nomination and all the best to you in May !!! awesome ♥♥♥ laura

    shiner...a veree happee birthday two ewe, best biscuits, happee day wishes and hope ya getted sum pie ♫♪♫♪♫ hope ewe hada fun fun fun day; heerz two another 12 !!! ...N heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥

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  12. Happy Birthday to Shiner and congratulations on the nomination! Really great news and hopefully you can make it there this year.

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  13. Happy Birthday sweet Shiner!!! We were thrilled to see you on the nomination list, congrats!!!

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  14. Happy birthday Shiner and congratulations to your mom! Love Dolly

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  15. Wow, I had no idea Shiner was 12! She looks like such a young'un! Happy bday, Shiner!! And congrats on being nominated! What a thrill!

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  16. Wow 12 OMD Shiner does not look it at all. Happy birthday to your sweet girl. Oh and congratulations on the nomination. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  17. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Shiner. What a perfect name for you!

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  18. Happy birthday Shiner!

    Noodle and crew

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  19. There are a lot of congratulations in order here! Congrats to Shiner for being a pawsome pup long enough to become a senior. Many dogs are denied the privilege unfortunately. Congrats to Ann for being a finalist in the Nose-to-Nose awards! That is a huge honor.

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  20. Happy Birthday Sweet Shiner! We love you! Congratulations on your nomination as well! So deserving!

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  21. Happy birthday, Shiner! You're such a sweet girl and I'm so glad you had such fun with a yummy meal and shredding your toy. :)

    Congrats on being a finalist with the award! That's great!!

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  22. Happy Birthday Shiner! Congrats for your nomination; I remember when I first read your nominated post and I knew it was amazing. Sometimes those strong reactions resonate so well, especially when they're well written and heart felt. Congrats again - it's much deserved.

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  23. Happy Birthday to a very special girl.
    Congrats on your nomination. A lot to celebrate!

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  24. Happy Barkday to Shiner. And congrats on being named a finalist. That's pawsome!

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  25. Congratulations Ann, and happy birthday to Shiner!!

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  26. Happ Birthday Shiner! Cogratulatons on being a finalist-that is such an honor.

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  27. First of all!! happy birthday Shiner \(^_^)/

    ...and congrats foe being a finalist Aunty Ann :)

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  28. Happy belated 12th Birthday to Shiner!!! And congratulations to you for being a finalist for the Nose-to-Nose awards :)

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  29. Woowooo happy birthday Shiner!!!!!!
    And a huge congrats to you for being a finalist!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  30. YAY! Hope your barkday was FABULOUS Shiner as you most certainly deserve it!!! Getting to destroy a stuffie is a fun way to spend it too. Also such wonderful news that you're a finalist in the blogPaws Nose-to-Nose...............that's no small feat as the competition is so stiff. Yesterday was a VERY good day at your house!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  31. Happy Happy Birthday to Shiner!!!!
    Also, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!! You already know how thrilled I am for you! Hoping this means you will be at the conference too!! (((hugs)))

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    1. Still not sure about that part Caren, but I am going to try at the very least. Thanks!

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  32. Happy Birthday, Shiner! It sounds like she had a fun day....and we can't believe she's a senior either!
    Congrats on being a finalist, Ann, you deserve it. That was a great post, and yes, I guess it does pay to go outside of your comfort zone....great job!

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  33. Happy Birthday, Shiner!! Hope you enjoy your big day. And Congrats on being a Nose-to-Nose Finalist!!! That is so awesome!

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  34. Happy Birthday Shiner. Hope you had a great day and many more. And congrats to the Mom for getting nominated. That is so great and well deserved.

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  35. Happy Birthday Shiner ! We wish you a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles ! Concatulations to your mom for being a finalist ! Purrs

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  36. Happy Birthday, Shiner and huge congratulations on being a finalist. A finalist in any category is a major achievement!

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  37. Happy birthday Shiner, and congrats on being a finalist for best pet blog post! I remember that post and thought you made some good points in it.

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  38. Happy Birthday Shiner - you are such a wonderful dog!!!

    Debby

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  39. Happy Birthday Shiner - you are such a wonderful dog!!!

    Debby

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  40. Happy Birthday Shiner! Congrats on being a finalist!

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  41. First and foremost...HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHINER!!! and then Concats on the finalist status!

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  42. Happy Belated Birthday Shiner!! And congrats on the nomination!!

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