I was given ANOTHER Award!!

I woke up on Sunday morning to a wonderful surprise! I am the lucky recipient of the:

I was overcome with happiness because this award didn’t just come from anyone, no siree, it came from a KITTY and a SUPER SPECIAL KITTY at that!

This “lovely” award was given to me by:

Click on the photo to visit Katie’s blog!!

It is nice enough when you are a doggy and the award is given to you by a fellow canine, but when you can cross species and are given an award by a KITTY, well, then, that  just rocks my world!!

Part of the rules of this award are I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself….I am probably repeating myself on some of these so if I have, I am sorry!

1) Katie TOTALLY helped me out by giving me this award because I was supposed to be doing a product review and give-away but the company never sent me the product to test!!  They forgot!! Hey ya snooze, ya lose!!

2) I am at the vet today for a follow-up urine test from my UTI that I had about two weeks ago. Please cross your paws that all goes well!

For the next few things about me I asked my Daddy. Mom usually helps me with these but I decided to have Daddy add his comments for a change!

This is one of Daddy’s sisters. Also known as my “Aunt Nancy” I go insane when she comes to visit. I show her TONS of affection!

3) He says I am extremely affectionate. I would have to agree. If I were a politician I would be kissing all the babies and women!

4) I’m sensitive.  I’m all about hearts and flowers. My sensitivity shines in my eyes. Don’t believe me? Here is what I posted last Valentine’s Day:

5) I eat anything and everything. I guess I wouldn’t make it on Hell’s Kitchen because I am not known for having a refined palate.I will eat anything from cell phones to wood. If it can be chewed, I’m all over it!

This was particularly delicious. The green color gave it a “Minty Fresh” taste. I was stopped from my fine dining experience before I could get to the delicious licorice flavored battery

I don’t understand why everyone was so upset that I did this! They tell you to eat enough fiber daily and then when you listen to them you get yelled at! Geeze!

6) I have a zillion toys, but what is my ultimate “go-to?” My mangy  red, white & blue ball that Mom purchased a few years ago at the Dollar Store!!

“Hooray for the red, white & blue!!!”

7) This is probably the best one yet. I have a real “thing” about “I Can’t Believe It’s not Butter”  Mom and Dad cannot figure it out. For some reason I can’t stand the bottle. Mom thinks it is hilarious to pull the spray bottle out of the fridge and just let me look at it. Dad says that’s mean. I would have to agree!  Looking at that bottle to me is the equivalent of making someone watch The Exorcist against their will!

Click on the logo to visit their website. I may not like looking at the stuff but Mom sure enjoys EATING it! Many others do too!

Just the SIGHT of it makes me go berserk

To read about this product, click on the photo and visit their website!

 See for yourself:

Another requirement of this award is that I pass it on to I forget how many other blogs. Ok, here’s the dirt, when I pass it on I  get in trouble, when I don’t I STILL get in trouble!!

My Mom and Cody did give some awards out recently, only to find out a number of people either :

had already received them.

don’t want awards because they are time-consuming.

or those that weren’t selected get their feelings hurt.

So, I am going to say that Mom and I  follow TONS of blogs and once again, if we follow you,  you are ALREADY AWARD-WORTHY! So, wrap your paws around this and enjoy!!! If you have a blog we know how hard it is to keep up with all that entails, so please accept this with love and gratitude!!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

In full disclosure: no bottles of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” were hurt in the filming of Dakota’s video. Nor did Mom and I receive a dime, a bone, or a bottle of their butter for mentioning them here. Why? Because no one reads this blog anyway, so they will never know! BOL!!

Kreativ Blogger Award

I am so excited that I can hardly contain myself! I am spinning and barking to beat the band! Why? Because a couple of weeks ago I received my FIRST blogging award!!!

I couldn’t believe it!

My brother Cody has received many blogging awards and always brags about that fact to me, but up til this award I have won NOTHING! NADA, ZIP, GOOSE EGG!! That is probably partly due to my Mom and Cody always monopolizing the computer with their feline follies but that’s a story for another day. All that matters is that I received my FIRST blogging award!

I am honored to have received it from a blog that I follow that is simply superb. That blog is called Roxy The Traveling Dog (click on the name to check out her blog if you haven’t already!) Mom and I think highly of Roxy and her Mom so that makes this an extra special honor!!

When you receive this award the first requirement is to name who gave you the award (check!) Then you list 10 things that you may not know about me (or Mom or both!)

1) I sort of gave it away but for those of you woofies who may have Mommies who like cats, Mom and my brother Cody have a blog called Cat Chat (you can click on the name to check it out!)

2) My Mom and my Dad were show dogs!! That partly explains why I am so handsome!! It would also be due to the fact that Shelties are just downright handsome or beautiful to begin with!

3)  My Mommy’s name was Tula, here is a photo of her that my first Mommy Sheila Ellis took of some other brothers and sisters of mine that were born way after me!

4) Whenever my Mom and Dad come home from ANYWHERE (even if they have been gone for 30 seconds) I run and pick up my favorite toy (my red, white and blue Dollar Store toy, go figure!) and I run around the room with it in my mouth while Mom sings “Hooray for the red, white and blue.” No one understands why I do this. I won’t tell Mom and Dad but I don’t understand it either!

5) I kiss my kitty brother Cody ALL the time! I love him so much

6) I live in Michigan

7)  I am an obedience school drop-out. Just call me a “Sweathog.”  (For those of you that might be too young to know that term, it came from the TV show from the 70s, “Welcome Back Kotter”)

8) I don’t like sleeping in a dog bed. Yep, that’s right! Mom has bought me at least FOUR beds and I want nothing to do with ANY of them! Cody ends up taking them ALL. Mom wishes she could find a bed for me that I would actually LIKE. She doesn’t know that I LOVE sleeping on the carpet either under the coffee table, dining room table or on the floor by the baby gate in the hallway.

9) I am a very loud dog at home but I am a perfect gentleman at the vet! I truly am! Everyone there talks about how “calm” I am. I have ’em fooled don’t I?

10) I have only had my blog since April. Mom and Cody have had theirs for slightly over two years. That makes me extra grateful for this award because Cody has THOUSANDS of readers and me? I have around 200 if I am lucky!! No matter what, I love each and every one of my readers and I am super grateful for all of you.

Another requirement when you receive this award is to pass it on to 6 other blogs. Well, Mom, Cody and I have a “thing” about that.  We follow over 300 blogs (yep we sure do!!!) and we can’t narrow it down to choosing just six. Plus, some people like receiving awards and some don’t cause they just don’t have the time to blog about it which is a requirement of getting an award.

So, if you read this and you haven’t had this award yet you definitely DESERVE IT and should grab it and make it your own!!!! Blogs take a lot of time writing, posting, editing, and tons of other stuff and anyone involved in blogging knows this to be true!  If you are a blogger I want you to have this and tell your friends that Dakota gave it to you with LOTS of BARKS, LICKS and LOVE!!!!