Shine On Award from Marian Allen and Katya Graymalkin

We are so happy to be nominated for the Shine On Award from Marian Allen and Katya Graymalkin. We thank them again, and are especially pleased to have been given the nod by Katya, who is not a fan of all dogs! We, Kessie and Livvie  have been given the  Two Paws Up by her. By the way, she is our favorite cat. You must visit their blog: . Marian is an amazing writer , and friendly and warm to all her visitors.  You can purchase her wonderful books there, and she gives creative prompts for writing ideas on every post. There are so many interesting activities on her blog that you just have to go and see for yourselves. Plus she writes about food until you could fall over from all the salivating.

Shine On Award

Shine On Award

We are very excited because it is the first time mom has been able to upload a patch to the blog. (We did the beginning of this post several weeks ago).We thank Marian Allen for explaining it and Matt Cohen for his good online tutorials about Macs. Sooo…


1.) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.

2.) Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back

3.) Share seven random things about yourself

4.) Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.



Ok, the first two are taken care of. On to Share Seven Random Things About Yourself:

Since the blog was originally Matilda the Greyhound’s blog,  and written by Terry the human sometimes, but also contributed to by Matilda’s siblings, Kessie and  Livvie the Rat Terriers, the seven random things will be about any of the four of us. You will have to use your imagination and ciphering skills to determine which of us each random fact refers to! To confuse you, I will use the present tense even for Matilda.

1.) I’m fond of dancing the Irish Jig in order to score many many treats while mom is watching tv at night or blogging.

2.) I love to smile and then quickly bite your nose (for fun).

3.) I love to make a tiny howl when I hear fire engine sirens.

4.) One of my all-time favorite tv shows is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

5.) My profession is therapist.

6.) My favorite food is duck breast.

7.) Mom adopted me from a rescue group.


Oh my!

Oh my!

There we go. Be sure to let me know if you have figured out which fact belongs to which being!!

Now, to nominate the bloggers. You can nominate up to 15 bloggers, and notify them on their blog. These are all wonderful blogs. Here we go:

1.) Words With Wieners

2.) Tales And Tails

3.) See Beautiful

4.) Rachel Mankowitz  The Cricket Pages

5.) Following Roy

6.) My GBGV Life

7.) Dogs N Pawz

8.) Sweet William the Scot

9.) Ruckus the Eskie

10.) Pooch Smooches

11.) Sugar The Golden Retriever

12.) Dakota’s Den

13.) The K-9 Harper Lee

14.) Jan’s Funny Farm

15.) Donna and the Dogs


Goodbye leaves

Goodbye leaves

21 thoughts on “Shine On Award from Marian Allen and Katya Graymalkin

  1. emma says:

    Thank you for thinking of us and passing on the award. We will get it on the blog in the near future. Have a great Thanksgiving week.

  2. Dogs N Pawz says:

    Thank you for passing the award on to us. We will get it up on our blog soon! Have a great week and a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Terry….I think people probably get upset when you bite their noses! 😉

    Thanks so much for the award!! :-)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Lee says:

    Thank You for the award. We will put it up in our sidebar with your blog site attached. We have been quite slow in commenting, Lee broke the pinkie finger way back in the base of the palm and has a cast on her right hand. A one handed typist is no good.
    Again thank you.
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. It feels odd to me to find so many dogs I like! My Mom loves dogs, but I don’t like much of anybody except the family. There are so many nice dogs on the internet, I might give a real dog a chance some time (if Mom is around to protect it from me if I change my mind).

    • Terry Cramer says:

      Katya, you would be surprised. There is this whippet named Kevin who has his own twitter site, and he has two or three kitties he snuggles with. His handle is either @Kevinwhippet or@Kevinthewhippet. He is so cute. You have to see the kitties snuggling picture.

  6. Yippee Thank you for the nomination!

  7. So all your leaves are gone? The tree over the dog pen will be shedding until January, at least. Jan gets so tired of raking leaves!

    Thank you so much for nominating us for the award. We’re thrilled to be included with those good blogs.

  8. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU and Dakota is HONORED to be among the list of recipients! It is a beautiful award and Dakota is MOST FLATTERED! THANK YOU SO MUCH for including him! Much love, Dakota and Caren

  9. houndstooth says:

    Thanks for sharing the award with us! :) I know that Mathilda is #5 and I’m betting Kessie is #1, but I can’t make a guess about the rest!

  10. Terry Cramer says:

    Actually, all of us are #5, and Matilda was #1! After a few more guesses I will reveal all!

  11. followingroy says:

    Congratulations to you all and a big thank you for nominating us.
    Roy & Shefali

  12. Pam says:

    Oh dear, the wiens and I are so honored that you would pass on this award. Thank you! We are still on our blogging break, but we will do a post and pass it on when we come back.

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