Tuesday, June 21, 2011

An Inspiration Award

Many thanks to E.A. of What Dogs Do for selecting Dawg Business as a recipient of the Inspiration Award and the kinds words about us in her post!

Thank you, E.A. your blog is a great inspiration to me also! 

I will continue to work hard to bring you good information and share my experiences. If my blog can make just one dog's life better, then it has fullfilled its purpose.

I now have the daunting task of picking only 10 blogs to pass this award to!

I always find this very difficult, because I read and follow many wonderful blogs and I feel bad for any blog that doesn't make it on the list.

The You are an ... Inspiration! Award goes to:

Kenzo the Hovawart

This blog started as a tribute to Howavarts but it became much more than that. Presently it is the home of the campaing to stop BSL in Denmark. Denmark is one of the countries that took BSL to all new level. After a year of the law being in effect, has it done anybody any good?

Read the articles and sign the petition. Tomorrow it could be YOUR dog!

Dog Lover's Digest

An awesome blog that puts a humorous spin on how we view and understand dogs and their behavior. We often fall victim to trends and cliches. But just because something is repeated enough, it does not always make it so.

The core message of this blog is: "Yes, we can all get along!"

Dog Spelled Forward’s mission is to help you and your dog live together happily and in harmony. The key to any successful relationship is communication.

Annie started this blog when Ella was diagnosed with syringomyelia. Annie plays an important role in raising syringomyelia awareness and her blog became an inspiration to those who's dogs suffer with this horrible condition.

Sadly, Ella has recently passed. But her legacy remains.

No Dog About It Blog

I see that Mel of No Dog About It just got a Versatile Blog award too! Sorry, Mel, you're getting one from me too!

No Dog About It is an honest, inspirational blog by a great dog lover. Mel shares her knowledge and experience both as a pet parent and as a pet sitter.

Dogs and Tails

Dog trainers beware. Everything that you say can and will be used against you! Why is it that no experts can agree on anything in these days? Be prepared to have it handed to you!

"Everybody's arguing and everybody thinks they're right. I'm thinking, how could that be that they would all be right? Only one person can be right! And that's me!
—Just Brothers

The home of the Syringomyelia Awareness Campaign, dog related information and inspiration.

That Mutt

Real life dog training experiences and other great topics. Dog training, dog rescue, dog behaviour and more!

A blog for all things dog. Personal stories, training tips, book and magazine reviews, diy pup projects, you name it. Inspired by her own dogs, Maggie shares what she learned.

Fearful Dogs Blog

Invaluable well of knowledge and experience for anybody living with a fearful dog!

Living with a fearful dog is a big eye opener and it will put everything you think you know about dog training to the test. Well, now you have a great source to draw from.


Enjoy and share the love.

If you are here to pick up your award, there are a few simple rules that go with accepting it.

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded this to you.

2. Link posts by you and ten fellow bloggers that you find inspirational.

3. Forward the award to ten fellow bloggers.


  1. Thank you so much Jana! It means a lot to me getting this award from you. It is not a very well kept secret that you are actually one of the people that inspired me to blog in the first place. And not to mention the help we got through your blog AND your personal advice being the main reason for bringing Viva back to health. And you find me inspiring!

    Keep on blogging about dogs and health. You and Jasmine are the best advocates in the blogosphere we all could ever wish for.

    Thanks for all your support in the fight against the breed ban in Denmark as well, we need all the help we can get trying to make a difference.

  2. Hi Kenzo, wow, I didn't know I inspired your blogging! :-) I am very happy that our experiences helped getting Viva well, that really means so much to me! That was why I started blogging, so perhaps other dogs could benefit from what we've been through.

    You found your calling also, and that's what makes you an inspiration!

  3. Oh wow! I just saw this!
    I SO agree with the rest of the blogs on your list by the way.
    I don't deserve an inspiration award, but wow. Thank you!

    You know I admire the work that you do to educate folks about their dogs and dog health. Lord knows I've come to you for advice or knowledge too many times to count!
    Daisy and I thank you and Jasmine. :)

  4. Hi Mel, thank you, I am glad when I can help. And you do deserve it :-)

  5. Huge congrats on your award! :)

  6. Congratulations on your reward. You definitely deserve at least a couple. =] And thank you. You unfortunately nailed my blog. lmao. Ah...need to tone it down a few notches. ;]

  7. Hi JJ, thank you :-)

    LOL You know what, somebody has to say it as it is :-) Glad no trainers were harmed in writing of it! LOL

  8. Thank you so much! I appreciate it! And congrats on receiving the reward yourself!

  9. Hi, I came across your blog when researching heatstroke. It was very informative. I was out hiking three days ago with my beloved Australian Shepherd Nigel, when he and his sister bolted after what probably was a deer. After 45 minutes of looking for him I found him lying down unable to stand, after getting him in water and holding in there for 20 minutes,I brought him home and continue to cool him but the next day when he went into the veterinarian his bloodwork was so poor that she said he had about a 5% chance of making it. Well Americal occurred because I couldn't afford the $5000 to even attempt to make the 5% work with emergency veterinary care so I was devastated. However, he has made a miraculous recovery astounding the veterinarian who called him the miracle dog.
    So I now am very aware of heat stroke and how quickly it can come on and how serious it is for a dog. Just thought I would make this comment to support your article on heatstroke. And also to let people know that miracles do happen when love and God my present.

    1. Thank you Don, for your story. So glad Nigel made it! Heatstroke can be a killer.