Saturday, March 28, 2015

Very Inspiring

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the honour of having the Very Inspiring Blogger Award passed on to me. I am still touched that Claudia of ImagesByCW would be inspired by me. Her photography and artwork never ceases to amaze me. She is inspiring.

In the interim of being nominated for this award and accepting it, Life kept me busy with critter emergencies, health and an endless stream of things that demanded my attention. So, it was a real surprise when I read that I was receiving it again. This time, my wonderful friend, Janet from The Cat on My Head honoured us with this inspiring award. We truly adore them for their very caring ways (and wanted to pass it to them). 

Following are the particulars of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award...

1.) Thank the person(s) who nominated you, and link to their blog(s). Thank you Claudia and Janet. I am honoured. You are both inspiring to me. I think a lot of each of you.  Hugs.

2.) Display the award logo. I am posting it here, as well as on my Award page.

3.) Nominate other bloggers and include their blog link for others to find them easily. 
I understand that not all bloggers accept awards. I respect their choice to participate or not. No explanation is required. Each of us has the right to blog our own, individual way. Just know that I think you are inspiring and deserving of awards. 

Some bloggers have recently gotten this award, and it was hard for me not to be able to pass it on to them. This includes those who awarded me, and many others who were awarded by them! I still choose to pass this honor along to the following bloggers (whether they accept or not), because they always inspire me:

* Karen, 21 Wits
* Gail,  At the Farm
* Terry, Coloring Outside the Lines
*Chandra, GreenComotion
* Mimi, Messy Mimi's Meanderings
* Panchalibolchi
* Carole, Rambling On
* Theresa, The Run*A*Round Ranch
*Linda Kay, Senior Adventures
*  Pix, Under the Oaks
* Ann, Zoolatry

4.) Leave a comment on their blog, to let them know they have been chosen. *wink*

5.) Mention three things that inspired you recently.

   1. My veterinarians and their staff consistently inspire me with their dedication to animals and their well being. They are always furthering their education and passing it on to others. We have been clients there for at least twenty years, and they have never disappointed us. They are always there to help. The vets, assistants, and techs are all wonderful to us and our FurKids. 

   2. I am inspired by other bloggers in many various ways: writing, photos, ideas, sharing, thoughts, discussions, and caring. The thought that I may inspire even one person is astounding to me. (I only hope that I can.)

   3. I am endlessly inspired by nature and wildlife. With Spring slowly taking over, migration has begun here. Birds are coming back to our area, after a long trip back north. Assorted plants are coming up out of the thawed, muddy ground. Buds are growing on the now busy trees. Critters are coming out of hibernation, seeking each other and food. The natural life always inspires me.

Finally, I want to thank all of my friends who read my blog, comment, and are with me through thick and thin. I share what I know and what is important to me. I promise to always be honest and genuine. I can only hope that I speak to your heart or soul in some way. Please know that I appreciate each and every one of you. I think you all deserve awards, for so very many reasons. Hugs.



  1. What a wonderful honor. Thank you.

  2. Congrats on the very nice award! We find you to be very inspiring!!!

  3. Congratulations McGuffy on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award... YOU are an inspiration to me and I am so happy to have found you and your blog! I am honored that you included Under the Oaks as one of the blogs that inspire you. I follow a few of the blogs and I am honored to be in their company. I will be clicking to the blogs I am not familiar with today. Again, thank you!

  4. thank you, my dear! i'm pleased to be included with a great group of bloggers - most on my regular reading list. thank you for thinking of me!

  5. Congratulations on your award Annie. You are truly an inspiring blogger.


  6. Concats. Thank you for your kind comments about our Lily.

    Cats of Wildcat Woods

  7. Thank you so much for the nomination, and I really appreciate it. It's always nice to know that someone is taking the time to read what is written. I also enjoy your blog, so we can continue to stay in touch!

  8. Huge congratulations with your wonderful award!

    We came over cos we heard marvelous Maggie isn't feeling too well - we're sending your tons of purrs and hugs! Take care

  9. You ARE inspiring, Annie. As you can see, to many others beside me. I love reading up (finally) on you, Bill and your fur babies. Although I am very said to hear about Maggie after Chloe Jo seems to be a little better. Sigh - well, I guess it just never ends, huh?
    My visits may not be as frequent these days, but my positive thoughts will always be there.

  10. You are very inspiring and deserve all the accolades that come your way! Love your blog and your heart!

  11. Congratulations on your well deserved award.

  12. We are not surprised that you've been selected for this award. We think you are VERY inspiring! :)

  13. Congrats on the award.

    Maggie, we hopes you are feeling better. Healing purrs.

  14. You are inspiring, you work in animal rescue! Congratulations!

  15. I feel absolutely honored to be nominated for this Inspiring Blogger Award !!I A special note of thanks to my friend, McGuffy ...someone who in my eyes exceeds all capacity for inspiring others. 😊 Hugs so n thanks once again dear friend.

  16. A nice honor and you should not be surprised, obviously you don't know how inspiring you are!

  17. Thank you sweetie- I appreciate the honor! I think you are pretty inspiring too. Have a super Sunday!!

  18. You are so deserving, that's why you received this twice. You closing paragraph was so eloquent and obviously heartfelt. That's just one of the reasons you inspire us. The kitties continue to purr and I continue to pray for you and the kitties. Love and hugs, Janet

  19. congrats -- and so well deserved!!! you are inspiring both on the page in your written word, but also how I know you live your life with a heart that extends to all: people and fur covered!!! ha Blessed to be inspired by you. xx

  20. How wonderful, you certainly deserve this so much. I do appreciate you thinking of me too. I think we have a rich group of bloggers here, that I think the world of, and it helps so much that we share this time and space together, as I know it really enriches my life!