I’ve never though people would think to associate the term ‘versatile’ with our blog, so you can imagine my surprise to find that we’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by one of our favourite bloggers, Sue at Greyhounds CAN Sit. Thank you so much, Sue, we’re honoured and happy that you like us enough to include us on your list.
Since yesterday, when we found out about it, George has been walking around the house all proud and full of himself. He says that, out of the two of us, he’s the one who deserves the award the most, since it is his blog and it’s him who has to look cool in all the photos, and put up with the (sometimes embarrassing) stories I’ve been telling about him. OK, there you go, George… It’s all yours.
This award comes with a few rules, which include sharing 7 things – hopefully interesting – about yourself that your readers might not know, and passing it on to 15 other bloggers. Since George is so keen to take the credit, I’ve decided to let him do the honours of compiling a list of interesting facts about himself.
Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, I give you…George, the Versatile Blogger!
Hiya, everybody, I’m so glad that I’ve got the chance to talk to you again. Good thing this award came along, otherwise it would have been impossible to get Mum away from the computer so that I can do some typing myself.
First of all, I’d like to thank Beryl for convincing her mum, Sue, to include me on the award list. I love you, babe!
Mum said I’ve got to tell you 7 interesting things about myself, and begged me to say something about her, too. Because I’m a nice guy (and she threatened that there won’t be any more liver treats in her pockets), I’m going to dedicate fact no. 1 to her.
Fact no. 1 – Mum loves yellow more that any other colour. She says it makes her happy…So I chose the yellow award, just for her.
Fact no. 2 – I was born completely blue, but my fur (apart from my ears and face) changed to fawn as I was growing up. Mum sometimes jokes (?) that she’s going to send me back because I’ve tricked her and she wouldn’t have picked me if she’d known … I think that’s a bit unfair, a dog can’t control the colour of his fur, can he? Besides, Mum seems to forget that I picked them…
Fact no. 3 – I really like having a big (human) sister. She plays with me, cuddles me, and gives me titbits from her plate. She’s especially generous with chicken, I don’t know why, but I’m not complaining. None of my litter brothers and sisters have gone to families with children, and I feel sorry for them. I consider myself lucky, my life is a lot more exciting than theirs.
Fact no. 4 – I love playing rough games with Dad. It’s all I ever think about (except for liver cake…and bones…and Brianna’s toys…and that pesky pigeon in the front garden that Mum’s always moaning about). I think Dad is obsessed with playing, too, as he can’t settle down at night until we’ve had our game of I’ll show you who’s the man dog around here. I usually let Dad win, because I quite like him and I don’t want him to sulk.
Fact no. 5 – I like sniffing and I like rolling in smelly things (it’s like putting on deodorant, really). My all-time favourite is fox poop, especially when it’s nice and fresh. Since we live close to a nature reserve, there are a lot of foxes around here and a lot of fox poop. Something I used to celebrate … But not anymore. Mum and Dad have ruined it for me. They’ve never been too keen on fox poop for some reason, and have always been quick to give me a bath every time I rolled in it. So I’ve decided not to bother with fox poop anymore, it’s not worth the hassle that comes with it.
Fact no. 6 – I hate baths. I really, really do. I hate them so much, that I’ve even given up rolling in fox poop just to avoid having to go through the ordeal of being washed with shampoo that ‘smells lovely’. Yuck! See Fact no. 5 above.
Fact no. 7 – I don’t really like other dogs, and I especially don’t like it when they come over to me uninvited. I never go to them, so why can’t they leave me alone? I play with my dog mates that I’ve grown up with and with whom I’ve got a good relationship built on mutual respect. I think that’s enough. I don’t need to meet or make friends with the entire dog population, do I? After all, I am half-human, so I can’t hang out with dogs all the time, it’s bad for my image. Especially since some of them are really rough, if you know what I mean.
There are many other interesting things that I’d like to tell you about me. But Mum says 7 is enough, and that I should save the rest in case someone else gives us an award. I suppose I’d better listen to her…So I’ll hand over to Mum again. I hope I did well and didn’t bore you too much. Woof!
Hmm…Thank you, George.
It’s time to move on to the most exciting part, which is passing the award on to other bloggers whom we love. George and I are in complete agreement on who our blogging friends are, so compiling the list below wasn’t difficult. Every single blog(ger) on the list is brilliant, special and unique in their own way, and I’ve learnt a lot from each of them.
So here are our nominees, in no particular order:
I know some of you have already received this award at some point. I’m sorry guys, but George and I love you too much to leave you out. I hope you don’t mind! However, I did leave out a few of my favourite blogs, simply because I know they, too, have received this award from Sue this weekend. If you visit Sue’s blog – which I hope you do – you’ll see who they are.
Congratulations to you all!