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It’s that time of year again! What time of year is it you ask? Now is the time to nominate your favorite blogs for a Pettie Award!

Let’s get the preliminaries out of the way before I tell you about the four blogs I’m nominating and how you can too, if you choose.

What are the Petties?

The Petties are sponsored by Dog Time. These are the only blogging awards that exclusively recognize excellence in pet blogging. Go here to read about the Petties and to nominate your favorite blogs.

When are the Petties awarded?

The Pettie Awards are handed out during a gala event at annual Blog Paws Conference. This year the conference is in, near actually, Washington, D.C., September 25-27, 2011. (You don’t have to be present at the conference to win!)

If you’re a pet blogger and you’ve never been to a Blog Paws conference, well, you gotta go. I attended both conferences last year. You can read my posts about my experiences here, here, here, and here.

I’m so disappointed that I won’t be able to attend this year’s conference. I haven’t yet perfected the art being in two places at once, and the other place I have to be is at the third, in a series of four, on-site Karen Pryor Academy training week-end workshops here in Boulder with Nan Arthur.

Four Blogs I’m Nominating for Best Dog Blog

I don’t have to tell you there are a gazillion fabulous pet blogs orbiting in cyberspace. Nearly everyone of them deserves a nomination. But, as is so often the case, time and space, and especially time now that I’m enrolled in KPA, are very limited. Our first on-site workshop is tomorrow and Monday and Sadie and I have some serious behavior polishing to do.

By the way, you can nominate as many pet blogs as you like. After nominations close, the blogs with the most nominations will then become the “official” nominees and then you’ll be able to vote for the blog of your choice.

For each blog you want to nominate you’ll need to go the the Dog Time Petties Nomination Page.

Once you’re on the page, for each blog you will need the:

  1. Blog name
  2. Blog url
  3. Nominee’s email.

Just click on the blog names below and you’ll be taken to the blog and it’s url.

Drum roll please!

  • Dog Lover’s Digest. Kevin Meyers is smart, funny and on-point. He writes about all things dog and human. He’s especially delightful when looking at humans from a dog’s point of view. I love reading his posts. Kevin’s email address is: kevin@dogloversdigest.com. (I’ve listed Kevin’s email with his permission.)
  • Fearful Dogs Blog. Debbie Jacob’s blog is the best bar none about fearful dogs. Debbie’s posts are insightful, empathic, funny and educational. If you have fearful dog, Debbie will speak right to your heart. As for an email, there is none listed that I could find on her blog or website. But, she does have a contact page. Go here, send her a message telling her you want to nominate her blog and you need her email. Tell her I sent you.
  • Something Wagging Comes This Way Pamela might be new to the doggie blogging world, but she’s made a big plash! She and her Golden, Honey, are the heroines of this blog in which Pamela chronicles life and lessons learned from loving a dog. And, I might add, Pamela is an excellent writer! You’ll need her email address if you choose to nominate Something Wagging, so click here and leave a comment letting Pamela know why you need her address. You can also tell Pamela I sent you.
  • Will My Dog Hate Me Edie Jarolims’s blog is pitch-perfect! Not only is Edie a terrific writer, she takes on tough issues in the dog world with integrity and forthrightness. And, she’s funny. And, she has a dog named Frankie whose over-the-top sweet mug graces the header of Edie’s blog. One of my favorite series is “Pet Adoption Videos that Don’t Make Me Want to Kill Myself.” Here’s an email address you can use if you nominate this blog. It’s on her professional writers website info@ediejarolim.com.

I hope you are having a great summer, that is if you’re not wilting in the heat that is roasting and steaming the east. Which reminds me, I need to change my header image. There is no snow in Boulder in June. But that little chore is going to have to wait.

Sadie and I have homework to do!

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12 Responses to “Four Blogs I’m Nominating for a Pettie Award!”

  1. Kevin Myers says:

    Thank you Deborah. It’s great to be nominated by you and to be mentioned along with all these other great bloggers. And for those that need it, my e-mail address is kevin@dogloversdigest.com

  2. Edie says:

    Thanks so much! This is a mutual admiration society. I always enjoy reading your smart, witty blog. And you’ve chosen three other of my favorites too.

    • I’ve been thinking about nominating you for a long time. I’ve been bugging Yvonne–“When will nominations open????” Finally they did. You write a fabulous blog and it’s my great pleasure to nominate you.

  3. Karen says:

    WOW! So many great blogs to choose from! This will be a tuffy! I have so many great blogs I read every day it will be hard to choose which ones to nominate. I just want to thank every one of these folks for taking the time out of their busy lives to write this great blogs!

  4. K9sKnow says:

    I’m both pleased and disappointed. Pleased that these are some of my favorite blogs you nominated, disappointed that I already read them all! 😉

  5. Pup Fan says:

    Yeah! Love your choices… those are definitely some of my faves as well (as are you!). :)

  6. Pamela says:

    Thank you so much for your nomination. I am humbled by the company. And so pleased to have caught your attention. Boulder Dog was one of the very first blogs I started following and I always find something wonderful here.

    I won’t be campaigning. I think the other blogs you nominated and others I’ve also nominated are so much more deserving. But your kind words and thoughts mean so much to me when I’m feeling so guilty about how much I’ve neglected Something Wagging This Way Comes lately.

    Blessings to you!

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