Okay, we KNOW everyone is waiting to find out what exactly is behind door number one. And we PROMISE we'll reveal THAT big surprise sometime this weekend!
In the meantime, Tracey and I have some other exciting news to share
with you. We found out this afternoon that Animal Shelter Volunteer
Life was selected as the winner of the "Best Cause-Related Blog" category of the 2013 Petties Awards!
It was truly an honor for us just to be in the finals with three really amazing blogs about three really amazing causes -- Black & Orange Cats; Riverfront Cats; and Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network. And although Tracey and I really wanted to win, we certainly didn't want to get our hopes up. So you can imagine our surprise when our little blog -- which then-unemployed Tracey started in December of 2008 -- was announced as the winner! And our excitement over PAWS getting a $1,000 donation from DogTime Media as part of our prize. That will help lots of cats and dogs as they wait for their forever homes!
To our friends (in person and online alike), families, and everyone who believed in us, nominated us, shared about us, faithfully voted for us, and encouraged others to do likewise -- THANK YOU. It's no exaggeration to say this would not have been possible without you all.
Hugs, headbonks, and much gratitude,
Tracey and Kevin, Moosey, Angels Sammy, Maggie, Graphite, Bitsy and Lady Madonna, and all the cats and dogs of PAWS (And whoever is behind door number one, too. MOL!)