Always Late but worth the Wait!

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

Sunshine Award

Jodi Stone, equally long ago, awarded us the Sisterhood of the Bloggers award

Sisterhood of the World 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

plus the

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.


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81 responses to “Always Late but worth the Wait!

  1. 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

  2. Hey, thank you – and THANK YOU LITCHI!!! I’m a womanizer, I guessed it – YEAH!

  3. those awards can get awfully cumbersome can’t they? BOL! CONGRATULATIONS!

  4. You do a great work raising awareness with your blog. Congratulations, your awards are well deserved!!

  5. Congratulations, Susan. Can’t wait to get to the great reading list you provided! xoxoM

  6. Herman

    Congrats for al the awards! I had to scroll down to see the whole list. Impressive…

  7. 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 😀

  8. 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!

    • 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 😀

  9. Congratulations! I, too, an behind on a couple awards. You have inspired me to get my, um, stuff together. 🙂 Cheers!

  10. Congratulations on receiving all the Awards!!! Much deserved!! 🙂

  11. 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 😀

  12. Congratulations – you deserve them all and more!

  13. Chancy and Mumsy

    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

  14. Roly

    Thanks so much for the mention. I’m honoured

  15. Congratulations on all the awards!! 😀

  16. Congratulations! And I love the links to the other winners. Always fun to find new blogs.. 🙂

  17. Congrats on the awards! You’re doing a good thing raising awareness, so well-deserved!

  18. very well done you and that post must have taken some work!

  19. 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 😀

  20. Le Clown

    Congrats on that very long list of awards! Hope it helps you get more exposure…!

  21. 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…

    • 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? 😀

  22. Congrats on all your awards, and nicely done. I shall take a leaf out of your book. I’m also very bad. 🙂

  23. congrats on the awards…seems that they LIKE you…

  24. 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! 🙂

  25. 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! 😀

  26. 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!

  27. 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!! 😀

  28. Kia

    Congrats on all of your awards! Woo hoo!

  29. Congratulations on all your very deserved awards 🙂

  30. Yeah! Yahoo! Yippee! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links.

  31. Wow look at all your awards!! Congratulations and Congratulations so more 🙂 You guys certainly deserve them all!
    Your furbuddies,
    Joules & Prescott

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  33. 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!

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