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?
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:
- Blog name
- Blog url
- 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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!