Saturday, December 24, 2011

Liebster Award

Ellen over at Pupparoos awarded us with the Liebster award.

Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. As with any award, there is a bit of ceremony involved. In order to accept the award, we must do the following:
1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award.
3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
Don't feel obligated to play - I won't be offended! Here are the five blogs I'll name (and I have no idea what some of them have for a follower count):

1. Agility Adventures: I love reading about Kathy's training adventures with Cricket, Breeze and all her dogs. Kathy shares a lot of great info.

2. Merlin's Friends: This blog posts infrequently and it is different than a typical blog. Bobbie, the blogger from Merlin's DM Blog, started this blog after she lost he PWC, Merlin, to DM (Degenerative Myelopathy). Each post is from a different contributor and talks about their experience with their dog and DM. It is a heart wrenching blog to read, but I think it is really important to have these stories out there. There is a lot of disagreement in the Cardigan world about how worried we should be about our dog's DM status. There is not much you can do if your dog tests Affected (just supplements which might or might not help and PT when symptoms appear) and to date we haven't really seen what that means in Cardigans. Personally I think we should test breeding stock and continue to breed Affected dogs, but to Clear dogs if possible. I have one Carrier and my new puppy is either a Carrier or Clear. I think, even if it is an old dog disease in our breed (some think it is), it is still a difficult thing to go through. Reading these stories gives you a better appreciation of the emotional strength these owners must show when there companions are faced with a debilitating disease that destroys the body slowly, but leaves the mind and spirit intact.

3. Wags n Woofs: Lani blogs about training her three Cardigans in obedience and agility, her international travels, and her new home and family. Recently her middle dog went down in the back (IVDD), so she has blogged a bit about that experience and his recovery.

4. 4 The Dogs: Kathy blogs about her Cardigans and the rescue she is involved with, ForPaws Corgi/Corgi-x Rescue.I love reading the inspirational stories about the dogs and puppies who come through her rescue as well as her successes in the rally ring.

5. Tail of Two Corgis: Taryn blogs about her two corgis Wilson and Jimmy; Her journey toward her and Jimmy's MACH; and provides great photos and comic relief along the way.

Thank you, Ellen for making me think about the blogs I read!


Janine's Mom said...

Thanks for the award to Merlin's friends. Just an aside..lthe one Cardi I personally knew with
DM got it at 8 and died at 11. I suspect more Cardis have
DM but it is misdiagnosed as IVDD in many of them. In his litter there were two at risks, both got DM.

Jules said...

Thank you for the info, Bobbie.8 and 11 is not old in our breed I would hope my Cardis live to be at least 15.

Kathy said...

Congrats on your award, and THANKS so much! Hope you guys have a great holiday, take care and give the puppies a hug from us!!!

Taryn said...

Thank you for awarding my blog! As soon as things settle down after Christmas, I'll make a post.

Have a wonderful Christmas day!