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September 6, 2013

An Unexpected Honor

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!)

55 comments:

  1. We are so excited for you! Congratulations!!

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  2. YAY !!!
    A BIG BIG ConCATulations to you !
    XOXO

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  3. Oh yay congratulations!!! I need to find out who else won too. Have been so curious for the past month.

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  4. YEA!!!!! *twirling around in excitement* We so Happy fur you!!!

    Concatulashunz!!!!

    ^.,^ x6 ♥♥♥xoxoxo♥♥♥

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  5. A BIG concatulations to you!!! I am so excited that you won!

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  6. FANTASSSSSSSTICK!!!! Congratulations--no one deserves it more! XOXOXOXO

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  7. Huge congrats! We're thrilled and doing a shout out at our Caturday post for you!

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  8. BIG congrats!!! We are so thrilled for you and all the pawsome kitties of PAWS! You are so deserving of this wonderful honor.
    xo

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  9. Wonderful! Wonderful! Congrats on a well deserved win!!!! >^..^<

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  10. We are so excited to hear your great news and are so happy for you and the kitties.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  11. Congratulations. You deserved it. We are so happy for you and the kitties at PAWS.

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  12. YAY!!!!!! Congratulations! Reading this made our morning and we're just so thrilled for you!

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  13. Wow, that is so terrific and no one deserves it better than you two. Well done.
    Now come on, who is behind door #1??We just can't wait any longer. Take care.

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  14. I'm so happy for you and for PAWS!
    Congratulations!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  15. Oh, that's pawsome! And totally deserved. Concatulations.

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  16. OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!!!! Congratulations! We're so happy for you guys! You deserve the recognition - you're wonderful volunteers and advocates for rescue. PAWS is so lucky to have you.

    Hugs and kisses to you! xoxoxoxoxoxo!!

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  17. YIPPEEEE!!! ConCatulations!!! We're so happy for you!

    The Florida Furkids

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  18. CONCATS! Katie and I voted for you and I am SO SO GLAD! xoxox

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  19. Congratulations. You two deserve the award.

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  20. Oh, yaaaaay, huge congratulations!! This is exciting but not surprising because you are really the BEST!!

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  21. This is so well deserved. We are so happy for you. We were hoping & praying for you! Congratulations!

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  22. We are so happy and thrilled you won, beyond words happy!

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  23. We are so happy for your win because we know it will go far to help so many kitties in need. And we can't wait to see what is behind that door!!! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey gang

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  24. We were jumping up and down with excitement when we heard! (well, Faraday was, Allie was far more dignified about it)

    Congratulations friends!!

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  25. We are so happy for you!! Congratulations! It is well deserved. Hugs and nose kisses

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  26. woo hoo! super-concats! for this news we don't mind that the "door opening" is pre=-empted :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  27. Conga-rats and all, we're thrilled to hear, pip-pip, jolly good show, etc. etc.

    But okay, it's the "weekend" now. Paw going tap, tap, tap. Claws going click, click, click.

    I'm w-a-i-t-i-n-g. C'moooooonnnnnnnnn! Spill!

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  28. YES! We are SO proud of you! We are sending huge virtual hugs!

    Congratulations, this win is well deserved!

    Hugs & love,
    Oskar & Pam

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  29. Yay, that is just fantastic news! We are so happy for you and PAWS! Congrats!

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  30. Congratulations, Kevin and Tracey! A well deserved honor for a blog that does a whole lot of good!

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  31. Concatulations! You are worthy winners!

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  32. We voted for you! We are so happy you won!!! Yippee!!

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  33. woo hoo!

    congratulations. pass on the niptini.

    emma and buster

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  34. Concatulations! We are so happy for you!! We send plenty of purrs and my human send a hug!

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  35. omc, omc, OMC!!!!

    We're so proud of our honorary mom and dad Kevin and Tracey for all their efforts on behalf of kitties in need everywhere! You are the rockin'est!

    And Moosey, we know they couldn't do it without you!

    Your honorary family,
    Harry, Dexter, Tipp, Willow
    Mom Carolyn and Dad Mark

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  36. Concats again. I was so excited that you won.

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  37. Congratulations dear friends!!! We are so happy for you :-)

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  38. concatulations from the Squeedunk Gang! We are super happy about this for all of you! Way to go!

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  39. Omd. Congratulations, guys. We are happy for you. You truly deserve winning this.

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  40. Congratulations, thoroughly well deserved.

    Sheba.

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  41. Major concatulations on your award and the $1,000. going to PAWS. All so well-deserved. We did vote for you, and are so glad you won! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  42. Concatulations!! Very well deserved!! :D

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  43. Concats, friends! This is wonderful news! What a great way to start the weekend! Truly the prize couldn't go to a better place or people. We are so happy for you!

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  44. Congratulations on the Award!! We voted for you!! So excited you won!!
    Hugs from your TX furiends,

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  45. guys....ree pete de werds: way soooper kewl total lee awesum verree happee for yur shelterz.... like 90 bazillion times !!!!!! CONGA RATZ!!!!! CONGA RATZ!!!!! CONGA RATZ!!!!!

    trout for everee one :)

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  46. Sorry we are late!! Ugh! BUT! WOW! Soooo wonderful!! Congratulations to all of you! And how absolutley brilliant to think of all the animals who will benefit from the prize. Hooray!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  47. Awe your welcome!! I'm just so glad that you guys won!!

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  48. Our heartfelt congratulations on the success of the blog and the valuable funds for your rescue!!

    Miranda Kitten, harvey Button and Silver.

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