I’ve been bad, I know! We are excessively grateful for our awards but also, it appears, frighteningly easily distracted by the likes of competitions, law cases (Molly and Doggie), Springbok stories and absurd mini-blogroll competitions.
I’m hoping that my fabulous readers and Award givers will take a page out of my long suffering Mother’s book who says I’m “Always Late but Worth the Wait”. She even bought me these funky slipslops to prove it!
Of course, she is totally biased, as the laws of nature determine Mothers’ must be.
Don’t get a shock at the number. It’s purely because I’ve stacked them up for quite a while. These awards are accepted with ludicrous elation by the rescue animals!
Hurdles to Happiness awarded us, ages ago, the Sunshine Award
Jodi Stone, equally long ago, awarded us the Sisterhood of the Bloggers award
Dockfam Adventures, Mollie & Alfie, and Raising Daisy, awarded us the Beautiful Blogger
Zac the All Black (now The Princess Tails with Zena) awarded us the One Lovely Blog
Donkey Whisperer sent us the Kreativ Blogger award
It’s a Pussy Cats Life sweetly sent us the Super Sweet Blogger Award
Addictive Blogger Award, which we also received from The Misadventures of Misaki, Angels Whisper and Misty Shores Chesapeakes.
Having received some of these awards before, we decided to abide by the rules of the Addictive Blogger Award. This allows us to eliminate a degree of embarrassing personal facts and, rather, tell you why we started blogging. A much easier task!
This blog aims to raise awareness for the superb Pro-Life Animal Shelters in South Africa. The awesome people running these organizations give up their entire lives to this daunting task. They take in, feed, love and care for the neglected, abused, orphaned and injured animals. They do not euthanise but, if suitable homes cannot be found, take these animals in for life. The amount of work, time and dedication involved in ensuring that the animals not only get to live but have a life worth living, is so immense that many are left little time to promote themselves. This is where I come in. I have made it my task to raise awareness.
There are so many incredible blogs, each utterly deserving of awards. This is stupendously difficult. This post is already absurdly long so I am offering the following sites any of the above awards that they may not yet have:
Comedy in Crisis – Hilarious and well worth a read. This site, from Cape Town, South Africa, will show you how to deal with adversity with a smile!
Granny 1947 – From the Eastern Cape in South Africa. This is one funny granny. Hop over and find out a bit more about life in our beautiful country.
Teedeevee – How brilliant to find a blog concentrating on the wonderful things in Johannesburg, South Africa. This site might just change your mind about our city.
Birding Zimbabwe – A fantastic birding site from South Africa’s bordering country, Zimbabwe.
The Princess Tails – This site used to be called Zac the All Black, as I’m sure most of you know it but I thought Zena needed a little confidence boost, now that she has, sadly, had to take over the reigns of blog fame.
Georgia About – What a fantastic place. I have learnt so much about Georgia from this brilliant site. Will have to visit there sometime.
Doggy’s Style – Yes Doggy, this is officially bribery. Having been put in charge of keeping you under control in Mollie & Alfies competition, I thought an award might soften your trigger happy snipers a little.
Hey It’s Jet Here – Because Jetty the Gentleman (or Gentledog, more appropriately) deserves every award possible for his delightful, kind and forgiving nature.
Easy Weimaraner – Because Litchi thinks Easy is HOT! She’ll be very embarrassed that I said that though!
We adore getting awards, so we hope that there will be plenty of opportunities in the future, to pass awards on to the sites I have not mentioned today.
81 responses to “Always Late but worth the Wait!”
Well done on all the awards..what a wonderful thing those people do for the animals..that’s just great..Love the flip flops 🙂 Thanks for giving Doggy thw award to keep him tempererally quite.. xx00xx
Let’s hope it works, although i doubt it’ll make much difference 😀
Hey, thank you – and THANK YOU LITCHI!!! I’m a womanizer, I guessed it – YEAH!
😀 Yes, you are rather the womaniser but Litchi loves you all the same!
Thanks Texas! Fear not, you’ll be in the next run ’cause we think you are just gorgeous 🙂
an impressive haul 😀
😀 Yes, it looks that way but really, I have been stacking them up for far too long. Figured if I didn’t get round to it now, I never would. I really have been bad about it ):
those awards can get awfully cumbersome can’t they? BOL! CONGRATULATIONS!
Especially if you’ve left it so late that others have come in. I really have been excessively naughty about getting this post out – tut, tut 🙂
You do a great work raising awareness with your blog. Congratulations, your awards are well deserved!!
Thanks so much, that’s really sweet of you. Hopefully there’ll be more, so I can hand over to everyone I love, like your site. If I’d put more blogs in, though, it would have been a book rather than a blog post 😀
Absolutely worth the wait!!
Awww – thanks! That’s so sweet 🙂
Congratulations, Susan. Can’t wait to get to the great reading list you provided! xoxoM
Thanks so much. Hope you find some good reads on the list!
Congrats for al the awards! I had to scroll down to see the whole list. Impressive…
Thanks Bowie! It really was slightly ridiculous but entirely my own fault for having left it so long. I will know, in future, to get these posts out quickly. Silly me 😀
A huge congratulations! You are so deserving – the role you play in conjunction with the other organizations is beyond noteworthy and the awards just prove that your blog is loved by everybody – which brings attention of course to the efforts of helping animals that need it. Bravo……!!
Pam (and of course Sam)
Awww Thank you Sam, you really are too sweet! I really do appreciate it. You are such a gorgeous kitty and so kind and generous as well – what a combination – looks, brains and a great personality. The girls must find you quite irresistible 😀
Congratulations on receiving so many lovely awards and thank you very much for including Georgia About in your nominations list and for the kind words about our blog. Thank you!
It was such a pleasure. Hope it drove some traffic your way. Your site is so incredibly interesting and I have learnt so much from it that I wanted others to get the pleasure of it as well.
Congrats on all the awards!!
Thank you Misaki. It looks more impressive than it really is because I was so bad and so late getting the post out. I have paid the price, though, having to put so much into one. Won’t be doing that again! Will be quicker to get them out next time, or the brain might go into freeze status again 😀
Congratulations! I, too, an behind on a couple awards. You have inspired me to get my, um, stuff together. 🙂 Cheers!
😀 I’d recommend getting your “stuff together” quite quickly. It’s a nightmare when you leave it this long 🙂 That’ll teach me not to be so easily distracted!
Congratulations on receiving all the Awards!!! Much deserved!! 🙂
Thank you so much, although it really does look more impressive than it really is, I had left everything far too late and paid the price in the end. Silly me 😀
Wow! You are really raking it in! Congrats on all of your well-deserved awards!
it looks far more impressive when you get yourself distracted by all sorts of other things and let the nominations pile up for an absurd amount of time. 🙂 I paid the price, though, trying to get it all into one blog – somewhat of a brain freeze experience 😀
Congratulations – you deserve them all and more!
Thank you – that’s so sweet! We really appreciate them.
Congratulations on all your well deserved awards. Mumsy wants to thank you for stopping by and wishing her well. She is doing better each day. Hugs and nose kisses
So glad you are getting better. Hope you make a full and speedy recovery. Love from all the rescue’s xxx
Thanks so much for the mention. I’m honoured
So well deserved! Hope you found some new great followers. I always love your posts.
Congratulations on all the awards!! 😀
Thank you but it truly looks more impressive than it really is. I learnt a valuable lesson with regards to getting too easily distracted and letting things pile up. I wouldn’t recommend it 🙂
I know all about that! 😉
So glad I’m not alone 🙂
Congratulations! And I love the links to the other winners. Always fun to find new blogs.. 🙂
Thank you and I hope you found some good, interesting links for the future. I also love finding new ones 🙂
Congrats on the awards! You’re doing a good thing raising awareness, so well-deserved!
Thank you so much, that really is sweet of you. Hopefully it all works and more and more people starting thinking about adopting.
I yell at everybody who thinks about “buying” a dog. I hate how so many people don’t even know about adoption!
Well kudos to you – you are doing your part to raise awareness! That’s just fabulous. Thank you!
very well done you and that post must have taken some work!
Quite some work indeed! May I take this opportunity to highly Unrecommend this route 😀 The brain freeze is horrendous 🙂
hello long life cats and dogs its dennis the vizsla dog hay congratchoolayshuns on yore awards!!! my late sister trouble the kitty wood hav fit rite in heer she livd to be over twenny yeerz old!!! she cud hav voted but not kwite purchasd alkohol!!! ennyway i wuz wundring if yoo wer planning to eet those flip flops yoreself and if not can i eet them for yoo??? thanks ok bye
Hello Dennis, you hilarious Vizsla. I’m afraid I was planning on eating those flip flops myself, so you will just have to wait patiently until my mother comes up with some other horrendous saying for me. Sorry to disappoint you 😀
Congrats on that very long list of awards! Hope it helps you get more exposure…!
Thank you and yes, they did help to drive more traffic this way. We always appreciate any of these awards. Anything that can help raise awareness is fantastic in our book!
Congrats on your well-deserved awards. These posts are always difficult for me because they do run long but are so worth it when you discover all kinds of new blogs.
BTW, maybe you missed it but the blog moved….www.heartlikeadog.com
Oh no, I cannot believe I did that. I am so, so sorry! What a foolish, mini-minded thing to do. See, that’s the problem when you get yourself distracted by a hundred other things and then find yourself with such a daunting tasks ahead. Normally I check all my links but this time I think I was brain-dead by the time I hit Publish. We will rectify for you, as you deserve getting traffic flowing your way.
Can I blame it on the zoo here, or do I have to take complete responsibility myself? 😀
Congrats on all your awards, and nicely done. I shall take a leaf out of your book. I’m also very bad. 🙂
😀 I’d highly recommend taking that “leaf” rather quickly! I created a nightmare for myself, getting distracted and not doing the posts fast enough. 🙂
I’m kept so busy doing all the themes, that I just keep putting it off. 🙂
May I take this opportunity to highly Un-recommend this route and to get going on the award posts. Your brain will have a seizure if you don’t 😀
congrats on the awards…seems that they LIKE you…
Thanks so much. It really isn’t as impressive as it looks. I really was bad about getting this post out and the awards just piled up. This is not a route that I recommend – the brain-freeze is quite awful 😀
Congratulations and you are most deserving!!
What wonderful people to do all they can to help these animals and you are doing a superb job raising awareness.
Thank you so much. That is so sweet of you. I hope that what I am doing is helping to raise awareness and, hopefully, get some people thinking about adopting rescues. It’s hard to know if it is working but we will plow on, assuming that every bit helps.
You guys are fabulous and we appreciate your Congratulations! 🙂
Congrats on all your awards. Yous deserve them all. I am always behind with awards these days…lol…I have a few to post about myself!
Thank you so much – that is really sweet of you.
I must say that I highly Unrecommend my way of doing the awards – getting distracted and letting them pile up. The chances are you’ll suffer a complete brain-meltdown if you do – mine is now frazzled! 😀
Hello dear friend — may I give you another??? Don’t let this one pile up again…ha ha
I’ve nominated you for the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award” . For details, just visit my most recent post. I will understand if you do not participate, I just wanted to show my appreciation for what you do!! Have a great day!
Oh wow, that is just fantastic. Thank you so very, very much. Of course I’ll participate (I always do – eventually 😀 ). I will make sure I don’t take too long before getting this one out. Yippee, it’s a new one for us – how brilliant!
Mary mother of god wearing a veil made by her blind cousin, I’m too behind on the awards, I was talking about it with Mollie earlier today, I gotta do something.
I’ll pass you all the awards that has been passed to me, we’ll share awards.
Thanks for mediating, I was afraid I would have to send you to Guantanamo for violating an international treaty. So far so good, peace reigns again, we’ll see how long it lasts. This is worse than the crusades.
Doggy, you are very naughty – you just want me to go through this whole overloaded award post thingy again!
Regarding mediation – all did seem to be going well but then I see you have tried to change your name to get the Goose, Kyla award – tut, tut Doggy – I’m watching you!! 😀
Congrats on all of your awards! Woo hoo!
Thank you so much! Just popped over to your site – great stuff!
Congratulations on all your very deserved awards 🙂
Thank you! It does look more impressive than it really is, though, because I was terribly late getting it out. I’ll never do that again – the brain is now completely numb 🙂
Yeah! Yahoo! Yippee! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! 😀
Hope you find some great reads on the list. Please be aware that I made somewhat of a booboo on the Jodi Stone one which should be http://heartlikeadog.com
Wow look at all your awards!! Congratulations and Congratulations so more 🙂 You guys certainly deserve them all!
Joules & Prescott
Oops: “Congratulations SOME more!” 🙂
Aww, thank you so much – that is so sweet of you! Really does look more impressive when you build them up for a while and then post them all together 😀
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A belated CONGRATULATIONS on all of your beautiful awards! And I tip my hat off to you as you work to promote the fabulous people of the Pro-Life Animal Shelters in South Africa. They can teach my home state (California) a thing or two…
Thank you so much! Are there not many Pro-Life shelters in California? We actually have quite a few here. Where I am very careful, however, is that the shelters are providing a Life for the animals and not simply keeping them alive. It does mean I am fairly choosy about which ones I will promote.
Hoping you have a fabulous day!