Mancat Monday: We find The Petties to be very confusing



Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
Imagine my surprise to learn that our other blog was a Petties Finalist in the Best Rescue/Cause Blog category.  We were busy reading some other pals posts about The Petties and discovered that some of our pals got emails notifying them that they were finalists and then they were notified by The Petties crew that they were not, that some type of mistake was made.  We never ever got an email notifying us at all. We headed over to vote for some of our pals and saw our other blog on the list.  So, who knows how we ended up there.

We started to share information about pets in need of forever homes, but also to call attention to all the good that is being done. There are so many good stories out there and our hope was to inspire others to do something good for pets.

There are so many good blogs over at The Petties and all are worthy of you vote.  Those that were notified and then got the just kidding email are worthy of your hugs.  So, please go vote for someone, the deserve the love!

Speaking of awards, the wonderful gang over at Kitty Cat Chronicles were very sweet and shared their Shine On Award with us.


If you don’t already know Delilah, Sampson, Sophie, Sassy, and Caster, then you best head on over and check them out.  Their Mom Emily does a terrific job for them and the blog is terrific.  Plus, they are Pettie Finalists too.  Thanks sweet friends, we appreciate you!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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9 years ago

Congratulations on your rescue and cause blog being nominated, Brian! I think you do important work, both here and on that blog, and I’m glad it is being acknowledged.

Ann Staub
9 years ago

I didn’t really get an email either. I just got one saying “hey we made a mistake”, but it never said I was a new finalist. Went over to vote and saw I was there. But grats to you, I had been nominating you some.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

ConCATulations to the nomination on the Petties award !
Me try to vote efurryday (when my mom-person remember).


Cat of Nine Tales
9 years ago

Hm. They must have humans operating things over there. Well, congratulations to you if it helps your causes!

9 years ago

We are so excited that your other blog got in the finals as it well should be. We sure have been voting for you. Hope all of you have a great day.

The Poupounette Gang
9 years ago

We agree with you. We will make sure to vote for your blog!

The Chans

easy rider
9 years ago

Concatulations to your award! I’m sad for the confusion at the petties award this year. I feel sorry for all who were nominated first and later removed. But I will vote for the finalists, at the end it is for a good cause .

9 years ago

so well deserved!

9 years ago

congratulations – you should all feel proud, such wonderful work.

Austin Towers
9 years ago

The Petties announcement was a big mess, wasn’t it!! Such a shame for all the great blogs! ConCats on being a finalist though. Have been voting and wish you all the best! xx

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

Congrats on the nomination and award, hopefully you win at your bin!

Bev Green
9 years ago

Indeed it has been a bit of confusion ..I was saying on another blog that being dwon under we really have not embraced the power of blogging as a social forum ad so no such awards ever seem to be geared towards us..perhaps in some ways this is good..we agree the end result of a rescue gaining some funds is the most important …even though you had no idea you were a nominee ..that must have been bizarre! we will of course vote and wish every blogger who is out there doing their thing for rescue get a great big… Read more »

Fuzzy Tales
9 years ago

Congratulations on the nomination, Brian! And on your award too. 🙂

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

Congratulations on the well-deserved awards! The Petties does sound like a confusing situation.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
9 years ago

dood….congra ratz two yur blog forever home wanted; on bein a 2014 finalist….conga ratz on gettin nominated !!! best oh fishes two ewe N way kewl on yur a ward az well frum kitty cat chronicles…they DUE haza awesum blog N we reely like sophie in her video; best two them az well !! ♥♥♥♥♥

9 years ago

Yes, congratulations on your Rescue Site. Very nice and very useful and informing. Sorry we’ve been missing for so long – we’re back now I think!

9 years ago


9 years ago

You’re correct Brian, the Petties were so messed up this year and managed so unprofessionally. However, there is still money on the table to be donated to rescue and so we all need to get busy voting…IMFO

Katie Isabella
9 years ago

Oh Brian, I am so glad you are a finalist! You deserve it. The service you and Dad provide is invaluable. xxooxoxxx

madi and mom
9 years ago

Brian you are such a kind goodhearted soul!! Bless your heart. Mom has been to that site to and it is rather confusing…she thought it was just her untechie mind.
Hugs madi your bfff

9 years ago

Congratulations on the nomination, Brian. You do great work and you deserve recognition for it.

9 years ago

It seems Petties is really messed up this year. But yay for your blog to be the finalist.
Big congratulations, Brian!

Angel AbbyGrace
9 years ago

We were so happy to see your nomination! But it does seem the Petties really messed up this year. I would like to think that they could come up with a solution that would make it better understood what happened and why. We voted for you! We sure do hope for the best outcome because really every single blog is a winner in our eyes!

Chey, Gemini and Ichiro

Well congratulations on your Rescue Blog being nominated! YEAH!

Emma and Buster
9 years ago

congratulations. we hope that people will be more educated about rescuing animals.

9 years ago

Congratulations on being a finalist on The Petties! We did read about the disappointment by a blogger about being notified about their nomination only to another email saying it was an error.

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

Whoa! I nominated Forever Homes Wanted like crazy last year but didn’t do nominating this year. Whoever wins, a worthy charity will be getting the money but I still hope you win and are glad you’re getting the recognition.

9 years ago

Congratulations on your award and your Petties nomination. We have heard about all the confusion with the Petties this year and it is rather disheartening. Good luck to you!

Timmy Tomcat
9 years ago

I was kind of surprised at the blogs on the Petties this year as I know I was voting hot and heavy for our favorits, of which you are one of course, and see a few up fur honors. Some I really do not get as, well, length of blogging does not mean a best in class in our book. Anymeow… There are donations to be given so we trudge over and vote dutifurry.
Purrs and Best of Blogging

Oui Oui
9 years ago

Concats, Brian! If anyone deserves it, it’s you ! We love you all, and thanks for all your support for our Gotacha Day celebration!

Oui Oui
9 years ago

Oops that’s Gotcha Day!

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

We’re thrilled with your nom and will vote you!

Fur Everywhere
9 years ago

Congrats for your other blog being a finalist in the Petties! We voted for you today. You do really great work and deserve to be recognized for it.

Mumsy's Little Chancy Man

Congratulations! We have been voting but not yet today. Will go do that now. Hugs and nose kisses

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

That Petties glitch was weird, but we have been voting for all our furiends, including you and Kitty Cat Chronicles, of course. Astrid would never forgive us if we didn’t vote for them efurryday. Good luck! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Fraidy Cats!
9 years ago

concats on the Petties nomination, Brian! we’ll be voting for you 🙂

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
9 years ago

Congrats on your nomination and award. Voted.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

Concatulations on your Petties nomination, Brian! You do so much work to make Forever Home Wanted a great resource, and we’re really happy for you.

The whole situation with the mishandling of nominations and hurt feelings has made us very sad, especially seeing bloggers starting to vent frustration at each other. Everyone is doing such important work, getting the word out about cats and cat causes. We are trying to focus on that, and on the fact that rescues will benefit in the end.

Sherri-Ellen T-D
9 years ago

Conkatulashunz Brian n kittehz on yer award n da allmost waz a Pettie contestint…we found diz all bery confusin too…
We tried to vote butt sumfing went wrong…
At leest ya gott an award n we iz all well rite Brian???
Lub Nylablue

9 years ago

Concats on being a finalist Brian. I have been voting for your other blog.

Quill & Greyson
9 years ago

That’s crazy but we’re sure proud of you!!

Katnip Lounge
9 years ago

It just goes to show, folks appreciate that you care!

Kitty Cat Chronicles
9 years ago

Concatulations on being a Petties finalist! We didn’t realize you had another blog until you mentioned in in a comment on our blog yesterday. And we were very confused about the Petties as well – we weren’t on the original finalist list, and we never got any sort of email notifying us we made the revised list. I just noticed our name when I went to go vote. Very exciting, but I do feel bad for those that got the “just kidding” email… We will be voting for you!!! And thanks for the shout out 🙂 So glad we found… Read more »

The Island Cats
9 years ago

Congrats on your nomination, Brian. We agree, the Petties this year are screwed up…and we wish you lots of luck! But the real winners will be the shelters that get the prize monies. That’s what’s really important!

Marty the Manx
9 years ago

Concats on being a finalist! This will be a big boost to whatever shelter benefits from the winner! You guys are all wonderful!

Spitty the Kitty
9 years ago

Congrats Brian for your nomination! We will most definitely be voting for you ;-)You do so much good work for animals!

9 years ago

I don’t follow awards much (well, not at all), but I forgot about your other site so I’m glad you reminded us here. Good luck with the Petties.

9 years ago

Congratulations on the well-deserved finalist nomination! We will be voting for you and so admire and respect the work you do to help animals!

Jobi and Fisher
9 years ago

In a purrfect world, you are IN! Gotta go vote now.

9 years ago

It’s so sad about this year’s Petties nomination process. We are super glad and proud that you are a finalist. You SO deserve it for all the great work you do. We are voting every day for you, and so many of our other pals. Hugs!