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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:

The Island Cats said...

We are so excited for you! Congratulations!!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

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

AnnStaub said...

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

My Cat Boys said...

Wow, congratulations! :)

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

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

Concatulashunz!!!!

^.,^ x6 ♥♥♥xoxoxo♥♥♥

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

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

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

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

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

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

GLOGIRLY said...

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

Chrissykat said...

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

Hannah and Lucy said...

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

san said...

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

Fuzzy Tales said...

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

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Congratulations! This is just FANTASTIC!

Marg said...

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.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

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

The Whiskeratti said...

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

Unknown said...

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!!

The Florida Furkids said...

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

The Florida Furkids

Katie Isabella said...

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

Hilary said...

congrats!!! so happy!~

Jans Funny Farm said...

Congratulations. You two deserve the award.

Tamago said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Brian said...

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

Deb Barnes said...

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

A Tonk's Tail said...

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

Congratulations friends!!

Anonymous said...

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

Cara n Crew said...

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

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

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!

Oskar said...

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

Congratulations, this win is well deserved!

Hugs & love,
Oskar & Pam

Clooney said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Concatulations! You are worthy winners!

Quill and Greyson said...

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

Life with Ragdolls said...

Congatsulations!!!!!

Photo Cache said...

woo hoo!

congratulations. pass on the niptini.

emma and buster

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Cathy Keisha said...

Concats again. I was so excited that you won.

Cat said...

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

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

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

haopee said...

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

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Congrats, we are thrilled you won.

Unknown said...

Congratulations, thoroughly well deserved.

Sheba.

Kitties Blue said...

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

Cat Tee Mission said...

YAAAYYY! Well deserved! :)

Catsparella said...

Concatulations!! Very well deserved!! :D

Oui Oui said...

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!

Samantha & Mom said...

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

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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 :)

LP said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Ann Boyajian said...

Yay, you won! We voted for you.

M Dawson said...

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

Miranda Kitten, harvey Button and Silver.