The #WordPress Family Award

Yes, Dakota and I are actually blogging about an award that we recently received, and you are correct that we don’t normally blog about awards any longer. While we  have always been  deeply appreciative that anyone would take the time to think that Dakota’s blog is “award-worthy”, many of the awards were just coming around repetitively and it was becoming cumbersome to post about them. Then, Dakota’s blog received the:

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and not only were we deeply touched when we  read what this award was actually FOR,  but this award is so unique, not to mention we hadn’t received this one yet, that we  felt compelled to blog about it.

Dakota and I received this award not just once

but TWICE!!

We were shocked!

The first blog we received it from was:

COMING HOME RESCUE

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Click on the photo to visit the Coming Home Rescue Blog

and to be completely candid, neither Dakota nor I had heard of this blog until we received this lovely award.

FROM COMING HOME RESCUE

Coming Home Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey. 

 
It is estimated that approximately 38,000 animals were euthanized in the state of New Jersey last year alone.  Coming Home Rescue is dedicated to reducing that number by rescuing and rehoming as many dogs from these shelters as possible. 
 
We have saved over 500 dogs since starting in 2009.
After reading their “About” page, Dakota and I signed up to follow their blog. Anyone who has read Dakota’s blog for any length of time knows that while Dakota was purchased from a responsible breeder, animal rescue is a cause that we hold close to our hearts, and we feature blog posts that focus on  animal rescue many,  many  times throughout the year.
It touched us greatly that someone who we  didn’t even know read Dakota’s  blog,  felt moved  in some way by what we do, and were moved enough to present us with this award!  Dakota and I are deeply humbled and moved.
The second blog we received this special award from:
PEACE, LOVE & WHISKERS
I "stole" this photo from her Facebook page. Hope she doesn't mind. To visit Peace Love & Whiskers on Facebook just click this photo!

I “stole” this photo from her Facebook page. Hope she doesn’t mind. To visit Peace Love & Whiskers on Facebook just click this photo!

 
This is a delightful blog that features some of the best animal and pet blogger interviews on the web! We are honored that we are going to be featured there (we think on Monday?)  If you haven’t visited this gem please click their name above and head on over!
What is the WordPress Family Award?
“This is an award to celebrate those other WordPress bloggers who inspire, help and encourage us – just like a family does.”
Dakota and I feel that to be viewed like “family” makes everything that we do worthwhile and this is truly one of the most wonderful awards that we have received thus far.
What are the requirements of this award?

1. Display the award logo on your blog  DONE!

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.  DONE!!

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love

Ok this part we  just can’t do. Many of the bloggers we  would like to give this award to have already received it, and as we always say, if we follow you, we consider you to be our “friend and our family” and we think the world of ALL OF YOU.

Thank you for touching our lives the way each and every one of you do.

Thanks for welcoming US into your world!

If you are reading this and are a WordPress blogger,

grab this award for yourself because, 

we love and think the world of ALL OF YOU!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota and “Mom”

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Follow that DOG! (or CAT!)

Hi everyone it’s Dakota (and my brother Cody too!)

We LOVE  to follow blogs, it brightens our day! We love reading about your lives and  learning more about you, (it’s kinda like sniffin’ a butt to get to know another doggy, if ya get my drift), that’s why we follow 100s of them, but there are some that we can’t follow because we don’t follow RSS feeds and we don’t use a blog reader.

We mentioned this to one of the Queens of the Blog-o-sphere (Ann Adamus of the adorable blog Zoolatry ) and she helped us out by creating these great graphics for us to use to make our point! (She’s super nice AND talented like that!)

So here you go!

Graphic made by Ann Adamus of Zoolatry, visit her by clicking the photo

Graphic made by Ann Adamus of Zoolatry, visit her by clicking the photo

follow by email 2See how easy that was?

Now….get crackin’!! I got my nose all ready to FOLLOW YOU!!!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota (and Cody too!)

You can chat with Cody on his blog  here 

 

 

 
 

2012 in review We’re Pitiful!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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2011 in review for Dakota’s Den

Hi All!!

WordPress does something that Mom and I thought was pretty interesting! They send you an email with stats about your blog!

Considering I just started this blog in April (and only posted once a week if I was lucky) cause of how much Mom & Cody were posting for Cat Chat and not letting me use the computer, I don’t think this was half bad!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,100 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Mom thinks that Blogger should get with the program and offer the same thing!!

Special thanks to SmartBones and Following Atticus for being  the subjects of two of our top posts!

If you missed the above posts, you may read the SmartBones post by clicking here and my Mom’s review of Following Atticus by clicking here!

Also THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to read and subscribe to my blog!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota