Thankful Thursday: Being a Petties Finalist Was Quite an Honor


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We really were quite surprised when our Blog became a Petties Finalist in the Best Rescue/Cause Blog Category.  Voting has now closed and we want to thank all of you for the kind words and support.  We really do appreciate all of you.

Each of the Pettie Categories has some amazing finalists and we just hate all of the confusion this year.  It’s important to realize that all of the nominees and all of the finalists are winners.  Each and every blog post on each and every blog is done with thoughtfulness and care, and it is always a joy to discover the passion of others.  We particularly enjoy discovering new blogs and watching them mature and grow as they discover their voice.

Thanks everyone for supporting us in the many challenges we take on and we truly could not do it without you.  Now, let’s all get busy and see if we can help another pet find their happy home.  As our tagline says…Rescue, Adopt, Love, Repeat!

Now for a quick update on Sister Zoe: She went to the Derm Vet yesterday. The Vet feels that she is making progress and said that her medicine, Atopica, often takes 4-8 weeks to really kick in. Zoe will still be on prednisone every other day for two more weeks. Although Zoe is pulling out some fur, the episodes are minimizing and the fur loss is less. The Vet says she sees some of Zoe’s fur growing back. She will go for another recheck in September.

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


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9 years ago

Wait, there is ONE more day to vote in the Petties – and one more chance to vote for your rescue blog!

Paws crossed that the vet is right, and Zoe continues to improve.

Ann Staub
9 years ago

Can still vote today too! I’ll be casting one last vote for you guys. Good luck! You are right though, whoever wins it’s still a win for the rescues that get the money and the animals in need. It’s my first time and it was lots of fun and quite an honor. Keep up the good healing work Zoe!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

Keep my paws crossed that your rescue blog will win and that sister Zoe will continue to improve and get her fur back !

Molly The Wally
9 years ago

We too hope it will win. So glad that Zoe is getting better. Our paws are crossed for her. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

9 years ago

great news… paws crossed she is feeling all better soon!

9 years ago

We’ve voted for you every day and so hope you will win with your Furever Home Wanted. Thank goodness Zoe is not pulling her lovely furs out as much as she has been.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

9 years ago

We sure hope you win that Pettie so your rescue can get that money. But like you said which is purrfect, that no matter what, some rescue is going to get the money.
Glad Zoe is a tiny bit better. Hopefully the medicine will work in the end. Have a great Thursday.

The Poupounette Gang
9 years ago

That sounds like positive news for Zoe!

We voted for you as often as we remembered to vote!

The Chans

9 years ago

I’ll be voting again too friend. It’s always a pleasure to vote for you as you do so much for others. I’m keeping my paws crossed for you pal.

Nerissa's Life
9 years ago

Has it closed? MOUSES!

Sivvers, you been messin’ with whisks again? Have you gone and moused up the space-time continuum? AGAIN???

Awww… I thought we had one more day. I thought votin’ closed at midnight, PST, tonight. Bet Sivvers is behind this, for sure.

Nissy #Niss4Senate – tell the PM, today.

Laila and Minchie
9 years ago

Keeping our paws crossed you win! And great news Sister Zoe is showing progress.

easy rider
9 years ago

I voted every day and I wish you tons of good luck. It’s great that Zoe got good news, I hope the meds will help and in September you will get the best news: problem solved.

Bev Green
9 years ago

We have voted for you also and you very lovely most generous words made a lovely post today…and we are pleased Zoe should see results we send all or hugs and loves as usual 🙂 Fozziemum xx

Selina Carter
9 years ago

Brian, we are crossing paws that you win!

Glad to hear Zoe is doing well.

Update on Rachel to come on Selina’s blog.

XX Purrz,

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

Now this is excellent news about Zoe. We are praying that she continues to improve. We voted for you efurryday in the Petties. When will you find out if you won? XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

Hopefully you will win at your bin and awesome that Zoe is showing progress too.

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

best fishes guys on winnin thiz yeerz petties N zoe…we iz tellin ya…ya knead ta roll and ore soak…in perch oil !! ♥

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
9 years ago

Zoe, I am so glad of the news sweet girl. And Brian, there is still time. xxoo

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
9 years ago

You just got my vote Brian.

9 years ago

I truly hope you guys win, but what you said is just perfect. If, like some are saying, that voting is still open today, I’ll vote one last time.

I sure hope that Zoe is truly on the mend.

madi and mom
9 years ago


Sweet Purrfections
9 years ago

We’re very proud if your finalist nomination and hope for the best.

9 years ago

I love your blog and your family!
Purring for Zoe!

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

I voted today. Of course, you want your rescue to win but whoever wins, a wonderful rescue also wins. Concats to all the rescues.

fern reed
9 years ago

Brain you are so handsome!!! Hope you win!!

Spike William and Angels China Cat & Willow

I am so glad that Zoe is getting better with that medicine!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

9 years ago

We’re really happy with the good vet report for Sister Zoe. We hope the fur pulling episodes will continue to decrease and she’ll soon be in her full coat again.

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

Hope you win the contest and hope Sister Zoe continues to improve!

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
9 years ago

We’ve been voting. Good luck. Hope her meds start kicking in all the way soon.

9 years ago

You kitties deserve to be nominated with all the work you do to help homeless kitties.

Angel Ginger Jasper
9 years ago

I hope you win and I have everything crossed for sweet Zoe x

9 years ago

It’s a great news Zoe is making progress. I hope she keeps getting better.
I hope your blog will win!

Fuzzy Tales
Fuzzy Tales
9 years ago

It would be lovely to see you win! We rather suspect you do far more privately, behind the scenes, than many of us realize.

Good news that the vet believes Zoe to be improving. Continued purrs to her.


Kitty Cat Chronicles
9 years ago

You can still vote today! I cast my vote for you all earlier 🙂 It’s been so exciting to be in the running next to so many other great bloggers – I feel honored just to be a finalist too.

Glad that the vet is optimistic about Zoe. We will continue our purrs and prayers!

Angel AbbyGrace
9 years ago

We just came from voting, voting ends at midnight tonight.
WE are so glad to hear the news on Zoe!!!! YAY that is all good news.

9 years ago

Good news about Zoe and we are so proud of you for being a Petties Finalist.

The Island Cats
9 years ago

We wish you all the best in the Petties, Brian. But we think you’re a winner already with all you do to help the animals find homes.

We’re glad to hear Zoe is on the right track too.

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

We agree with you about all the wonderful bloggers – such thought and care and time is put in by so many!

We’ve been voting for you – including today!

9 years ago

We’re pulling for you, Brian! I know you do great work.

I sure hope Zoe is feeling a bit better.

Sherri-Ellen T-D
9 years ago

Guud reeport on Zoe!!! Deze fingz take time me nose…Prednisolone werkz fer so many fingz….keep takin yer medz sweetie n ya will get bettur soon…
We iz thrilled ya were in da Pettiez….Mum thott it said Prettiez….what a funny Hu’Mum she iz!
Sowwy we nott bee around much. Mum havin sum trubblez n haz not bin on da lappytop much…
WE lub ya n say PHANKZ fer “da fish” 😉
Lub Nylalbue n dotty Mum too!
Pee ess: Suzy Q waz adopted Tuesday afternoon; pawsum izn’t it??

Deztinee High
9 years ago

Weez so glad Zoe is gettin’ better. And yous awe winners tu us as all of da bloggys awe, but weez du hope yous win. 🙂

Luv ya’


9 years ago

We are so proud that you are a finalist for the Petties. You’re right, you are all winners. We have been voting every day!

Hooray for Zoe getting better … let’s keep our paws crossed that the good trend continues. 🙂

Marty the Manx
9 years ago

Great news about Sister Zoe! Hope the other medicine continues to work and hits full efficacy soon! Concats and good luck on the final vote tally.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
9 years ago

Congrats you guys, and big purrs to BOOTIFUL Zoe.

9 years ago

Keeping paws crossed for Zoe.

9 years ago

So glad to hear that Zoe is improving. Hope there’s more good news soon! The cats in a lot of shelters will be the big winners when the Petties are announced (but we really hope it’s going to be you!).

9 years ago

We are happy to hear the encouraging Vet report for Zoe and send her purrs for her to continue to feel better. We wish you the best in the Petties and were very happy that you were a finalist…we tried to get over to vote for you as often as we could.

Fur Everywhere
9 years ago

We are so happy Zoe’s fur is starting to grow back and that she’s pulling out less of it. We hope her hair-pulling episodes continue to decrease. <3

9 years ago

Congratualtions Brian! I’m not surprised to read you were a finalist – its a great site.
Hope you have a pen handy by your paw – your sure to be signing lots of autographs now for sure! :=o)
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop again.
Really appreciate you supporting us each week and we enjoy reading your posts.
(((furry hugs))
*waves paw*