01 August 2011

And Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Blogging

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

~~ Titus Maccius Plautus, Roman Playwright, 254 – 184 BC

My human, K, spent the oppressively hot month of July slowly knocking items off of her task list. Hence, I was unable to blog because I was moved down to the bottom of her priority list. Shocking, I know. However, I soon discovered that as each item was marked off her list I was slowly but surely making my way back to the Number One spot. Well...voilà! I finally made it! I am now back on top of K's priority list, so I welcome myself back to my regularly scheduled blogging!

I have a lot of catching up to do, I know. And I look forward to making the rounds of the blog-o-sphere to see what all my pals, buddies, and friends have been up to, and hopefully I did not miss too much.

I have mentioned before how fortunate I feel to have such great friends. One such friend, whom I have mentioned before, is Kika, from Portugal. The other week I received an e-mail from Kika and was very surprised to find three photos that Kika had creatively decorated for me:

Aren't those awesome?! Very cool! Kika is such a talented kitty-cat! I feel very special that Kika took the time to design the photos just for me. It is a wonderful act of kindness from a sweet friend. Thank you Kika! You are a very special kitty-cat to think of me and treat me to such fun things.


Theodore van Thulden, Athena and Pegasus, circa 1644 (John Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California)

Pompeo Batoni, Continence of Scipio, circa 1771-1772 (Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Back to me...

As you may recall, my very cool and super-fun friends, the FiveSibes, held a fantastic Patriotic Pets contest for the 4th of July holiday. I entered and was honored to have won the “Vintage Patriotism” award. Thank you FiveSibes! As a winner, I received a beautiful award certificate, a very nice “Honorable Mention” ribbon, and a very fun squeaky bone toy. The FiveSibes sure know how to make a pup feel special! Thank you again, FiveSibes, not only for your awesome contest, but for the wonderful award and gift. All the contestants rocked and I am humbled to be included among the amazingly creative winners.

To quote Charlie Sheen, "Duh, Winning!"

Didn't the FiveSibes do an excellent job on the award certificate? I love that my name is on it.

I must woof, it feels good to be a winner. Especially when winning means you get a fun new toy.

I realize I am looking a bit rough in the photos, but it has been a sweltering July, with at least four weeks of temperatures reaching 100+ F almost every day, and high humidity accompanying many of those days. Needless to woof, my fur has been out of control for quite some time now. But, I am actually starting to like the look. I think I look handsomely rugged. Or ruggedly handsome. And hot. Because I am hot. I’m just sayin’…


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I like the Wilderness Dog look! Your prize is awesome as are the photos from your friend! What a lucky pup you are!

So glad that K has worked through her list so quickly; momma is VERY jealous. We send White Dog Army positive energy to you and K and the rest. We are hopeful that things are moving in a good direction.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Great to have you back, and looking extra specially handsome Suka.
Gail says she is most impressed by your Mom's skills at getting herself organised!
Toodle pip!

Finn said...

Great award! Oh Charlie Sheen...

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Suka! So good to see you! It's been insanely hot here, too. Hope you find a way to stay cool!

Your pal, Pip

P.S: Good for your mom about the to do list. My mom's keeps getting longer and longer!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm pretending I helped woo get that tussled look!

I'm glad woo've regained your spot on the priority list -

BUT I know WOO were #1 on K's list - just not the blogging part!

Stay Khool Handsome - I'm afraid Kansas might just vapourise at some point ;-(


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Good to see a blog post from you ... Oh don't you worry sometimes a break is Good. Golden laughs on your CS award. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We missed you, Suka. Was it as hot there today as it was here? We hit 110 at 6:00 p.m. tonight - insane heat!

Congrats on your win at the Five Sibes - they did such a great job with that contest - nice certificate and cool prize. We see you also won something from the White Dog Army - take it from us, you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE that duck jerky.

Nice kitty friend that Kika is - cute pics for you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Teddy Bear said...

Congratulations on your award, Suka. Your new toy looks super fun! And we like the new look...ruggedly handsome and super HOT Suka.:) We'd love to have to come over and play any time. We hope you get a break from the hot weather soon. Until then...sweet dreams of winter and the snow.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Suka
Congratulatuions on your winnings!
It is an awsome award ment just for you,, and the gifts from your kitty friend too.!
I hope you find a place to chill out,, until the weather changes,, i know this is hard on you with all the furries that you have

Remington said...

Great to see you again, my friend! I missed you!

bbes tribe said...

Hey Suka, you are #1 with us and we like "new" look. Glad you visited us. We haven't been blogging too much either. M has been busy with the foster pups and Mamacita. AND she has been working outside on projects. What is this - lists & projects for our hoomans. Glad you are back on top and we are also getting back into walks and stuff.
Hope some coolness comes your way SOON!

Congrats on the award!!!!!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Suka! It's so good to hear from you!! The hot weather stinks, doesn't it? Hope you're keeping COOL!

LOVE the certificate and stuffie -- Five Sibes definitely knows how to pick 'em! :)

Happy Wednesday woofs & hugs <3,

Woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

FiveSibesMom said...

Welcome back to the blogisphere, Suka! Looking forward to your posts! Sure glad your hu-mom was able to accomplish some things on her to-do list. That's always a good feeling! What a nice post! We've shared it on the FiveSibes Facebook page too! Congrats again and you are always handsome in our book! Stay cool and here come some Husky hugs!

Chicco said...

Hello dear Suka,

is beautiful see you back! How are you? I'm very happy that you find a friend like Kika, she's so great.
Oh, and congratulations for winning the prize!!
Stay cool, my friend.
Woof, woof,


Alien said...

Thank goodness you are back in time to help save the planet!


Alfie said...

i love your big smile in the first pic :D! so glad that youre back to the blogworld! im sure im not the only furpal who has missed you :) and congrats on (another) win! your people should be aware that they have a prize-winning pooch!

Tanner and Beth said...

Congrats! For wearing all that warm stuff in the hot weather, you should get a nice prize. Like maybe a pup-sicle? Just sayin'

Puppy Kisses,

Schnauzer Days said...

Well done on your award Suka! We've missed you so glad to see you back in Blog Land, we like your rugged look too :-) Dex and Lou xxx

The Thundering Herd said...

Those humans can get so confused on their priorities, but so glad to see you back.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Nice to meet you, Suka. Thank you for your kind works on the loss of my packmate, Tucker.

Huffle Mawson said...

I hope you get to cool down soon Suka :)

Cocorue said...

oh congrats my friend on your win.....awesome!

glad you're back and don't allow your hooman to be like ours......back one week and off another; just unreliable that mumster of ours!


Bailey Be Good! said...

Dropping off some Wednesday woofs & hugs! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Saturday, Suka! Haven't heard from you in a bit...hope all is OK!

GRAÇA said...

For coming to my party you made this gift.
I'll post the code you have to Coluci HTML
Turrinhas girlfriend Kika