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Please Vote Champion of My Heart as Best Dog Blog

best dog blog champion of my heartM’wah! Lilly and I offer our biggest THANK YOU to everyone who nominated Champion of My as Best Dog Blog in the 2012 Petties (DogTime Media Pet Blog Awards). We made the finals! So, once again, we need your help (and your votes)! Here’s how.

Voting ends Friday, July 29, 2011.

How to Vote Champion of My Heart as Best Dog Blog

1. Go to the DogTime Media Petties Page (use this URL of the link doesn’t work

2. Click on the little button next to Champion of My Heart in the Best Dog Blog Category (left-hand column, second block).

3. Select your choices in the other categories, if you’d like. (Our suggestions below. You do NOT have to vote in every category).

4. Click the VOTE button at the bottom , and you’re done.

If you do NOT see the VOTE button, hold down your SHIFT key and click on your page reload icon. That forces the page to dump your cache and use the most recent version of the page available.

UPDATE ON VOTING RULES (7/6/11 @ 11:30 am)

Unlike in 2010, when you could only vote once per email address, this year you can vote every day … just not excessively. According to DogTime’s Chrstina Kwan, “We aren’t capturing email like we were in the nominations phase. However, my tech team has assured me that there is something in place to prevent someone from sitting at the computer all day long submitting votes. Telling readers to go and vote once or twice a day is fine, but not excessive voting.”

That said, Lilly and I would appreciate:

  • One vote now
  • One vote each day (through July 29), if you are so inclined.

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Extra Love and Gratitude to Those Who Campaign for Us

We appreciate every vote . Extra credit, good mojo, and eternal thanks to those who post our voting plea via email, Facebook, and/or Twitter as well:

Suggested Tweet:

I voted for @champofmyheart for Best Dog Blog. Won’t you please do the same?

Suggested Facebook Post:

Our friends from @ChampionofMyHeart need your votes for the Best Dog Blog Award. I vote for them once each day, and I’m asking you to do the same.

Share the Best Pet Blog Awards LOVE
With Champion of My Heart Friends

We’re happy to report that several of our pet blogging friends also made the finals in various Petties categories. Lilly and I would consider it a personal favor, if you voted for them too.

You do NOT have to vote in every category to take part, but we know our friends would appreciate the help.

Best Overall Pet Blog: Pet News of Views

Best Dog Blog: Champion of My Heart

Best Cat Blog: The Conscious Cat

Best Cause Related Blog: Be the Change for Animals … or K9Chronicles Rescue Me … or Raising Ruby

Best Blog Post: Raising Ruby … OR … I Love Rescue Animals … or Sparkle Cat

Best Designed Blog: your choice

Best Social Integration Blog: your choice

Funniest Blog or Blogger: Will My Dog Hate Me? … OR … Grouchy Puppy

Petfinder Adopt the Internet Day 2011 adopt the internet 2011 badgeCongratulations to Petfinder on CHANGING the pet adoption world forever 15 years ago. Truly. Both via online access and the popular app, people use Petfinder a LOT to search for adoptable pets. It was a terrific idea, then. It’s a terrific idea now. In celebration, here is our Adopt the Internet Day post.

Adopt. Don’t Buy … I’m Begging

While attending a local non-dog event recently, I realized just how much education is still required about the horrors of puppy mills and the pet store puppy sales that support them.

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Border Collie-Mix Puppy Needs Home

My friend and pro writing colleague Allie Johnson, who is a world-class dog foster mom and animal welfare advocate not to mention the author of the awesome Pet Tips and Tails blog, asked me to help find this dog-friendly, kid-friendly border collie mix puppy a home.

Help us won’t you … by emailing your friends, using social media to spread the word?

Everything I know about her is below. Because Allie and her friend (whose granddad found the sweetie pup) are both resourceful dog rescuers … transportation to just about any U.S. location is probably possible, so don’t let her current location deter you.

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Book Review: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

If you have not yet discovered the wit and wisdom of Ruth Pennebaker, get thyself over to the Fabulous Geezersisters this second. The impeccable writing and larger life lessons astound me, post after post.

I share this recommendation today, of all days, because I just finished Pennebaker’s newest book — Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough.

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