Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Catchin Up . . . Again

Whew!  That MangoMinster was really something, huh?!  Very exciting stuff all around - on the front stage, behind the scenes, on the sidelines - EVERYWHERE!  We just want to congratulate all the WINNERS and PARTICIPANTS right here, right now.  We are slowly trying to get to everyone's blog to congratulate you personally, but, well, if you know us Road Dogs at all, you know we are notoriously slow in doing stuff.  But, we hope you forgive us and accept our public congrats!  And huge thanks to all the JUDGES for all your hard work and the fortitude to resist enticing "gifts."  You made us all proud!  And most especially - thanks to Mango and his Momma for putting on this colossal event for all of us to ENJOY!

We sponsored a couple of prizes and will be coordinating with Mango and the winners to get them to you BEFORE the next MangoMinster. 

Next up, we want to send out a big THANK YOU to Cyndie over at This is My Place for awarding us the Stylish Blogger Award! 

We were a little bowled over by this award since we've never really thought of ourselves as "stylish" but we sure like the way it sounds and we'll just put our own spin on "stylish."  If you haven't already, go visit This is My Place and see all the fun goings on over there with her adorable chihuahuas, Mike and Chaps, and some gorgeous birds!  Now, you know there are some duties that come with these awards ~ and you know how slack we are.  So, we'll tell you something you might not know about us and then we're gonna offer this award to all of you Stylish Bloggers ~ you know who you are!

So ~ here is something about us you might not know:

Gracie & Aspen don't always show sisterly love toward one another.  Mostly, they get along fine and can even be found giving each other kisses and laying close on occasion.  But, more than once these German girls have taken it to the streets which resulted in vet visits, antibiotics and hardware.  Here's a pic of Gracie after the latest bout between them.

Can you see that hardware?  Gracie's going punk!

But, just so we don't leave you with the wrong impression, here's a pic of them just today cozying up on their futon in the garage. 

That wasn't a very stylish confession, was it?  Well, we warned you that we'd put our spin on "stylish"!

Oh, yeah, just one last thing we wanted to mention.  This is about an issue that we seem to be having with blogger, but we just wanted to let you know.  For some reason, when we came back from our "holiday break" and visited your blogs, it appeared that we weren't following you.  You know, the section that says "Followers"?  Well, instead of showing our avatar, it showed the button that said "Follow" as if we weren't already following.  NOW, when we went to our Google Reader list of blogs we follow, you ARE listed there.  So, we don't know what's going on or if we still show up as Followers on YOUR side of the blog.  But, we just wanted everyone to know that we haven't UNFOLLOWED anyone.  Not sure what the glitch is.  We started trying to RE-FOLLOW, and that seemed to work, but then sometimes showed a duplicate follow.  Have no idea what happened or what it means. 

The Road Dogs (slacking in SC)


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Congratulations on your super duper award!! You CERTAINLY do deserve it!!!

Hey... guess what.. Blogger does that to me every now and then. I just shut down and open up again and POOOOOOOF... everybuddy is back to being Followed again. You KNOW.. Blogger is run by Squirrels! hehehe

Oskar said...

Congrats on that great award!

Sorry about your Blogger problems.

Nubbin wiggles,

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your award! You are stylish in your own way, aren't we all? :-)

Blogger has been having it's fun with me too, no idea why. Maybe somebody is bored! LOL!

Backcountry Brodie said...

Well, we know things do move slower down there in the South so we unnerstand and you bees furgibbened. Congratulashuns on your award! And hey, you German gurls, no putting the bitey on one anudder or I is going to has to come down there and staighten yous out! And do a few hikes in your forests.

3 doxies said...

Oh yippie....congrats on your award! I thinks da hardware qualifies as bein stylishand fashion forward....hehehehe!


Anonymous said...

I dunno. I thinks that hardware is pretty darn stylish, if you asks me.

I think that sometimes family members just don't get along and that's okay - as long as they make up later and don't hold grudges. And it looks like Gracie and Aspen have done just that!

Wiggles & Wags,

Vicky said...

Congratulations on your award! And even the best of families sometimes have their spats. All's well that heals well :)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Congrats is in order...but pleeeze try and gets along a little better. Dat hardware can gets expensive! And "expensive" means less treats.

Sage said...

We think you are very stylish, so the award was well-deserved!!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

YaY fur your award! Blogger is always playin' tricks on me and mom too...grrr!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hey!! CONGRATS on the award!!

I think Gracie and Aspen remind me that girls are girls no matter how many legs they have! ...I also think Blogger can be just like a moody girl too!!! :-)))

The Daily Pip said...

Congrats on your award! I am a little behind myself - in fact I also received this award, but haven't posted about it yet ...I am bad.

I just love Gracie ... and Aspen, too, but I am better acquainted with Gracie.

Your pal, Pip

Two French Bulldogs said...

Congratulaations on that award, we got it today too
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

I am NOT letting Morgan see that love between Gracie and Aspen! She'll start getting crazy ideas!

We have trouble with Blogger every once in a while, too, but that's one we've not experienced yet! No worries from us, though!


Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

Blogger is a little screwy isn't it? We've had the same thing happen to us in the past, but alas everything was back in order shortly. Looks like your "hardware" is in a good place on the top of your snout- at least you won't be able to lick it up there constantly...but it's possible we are underestimating the length of your tongue!

the booker man said...

big 'n hooge gratsers on your awardie! there are all kinds of different ways to be stylish like, so go with whatevarrr floats your boat! heehee.
most of the time me 'n my big sis asa are full of the lovins towards each other, but sometimes we have wrestle matches like miss gracie 'n miss aspen. it's just what happens with brothers 'n sisters. sometimes you act like a dork, and then your sibling gets all farty pants on you. ;)

the booker man

FiveSibesMom said...

Congratulations on your award! Love their snuggling photo!

Pup Fan said...

Congrats on your award!

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