21 January 2012



Happiness depends upon ourselves.

~~ Aristotle, Greek Philosopher and Polymath, a Student of Plato and a Teacher of Alexander the Great,
384 BC – 222 BC


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

~~ Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, last of the “Five Good Emperors” and also considered one of the most important Stoic Philosophers, 121 AD – 180 AD


The Golden Globes may have overlooked me [their loss!] but the awards that really count did not. The awards pawed out by fellow bloggers are the most meaningful and prestigious awards one can receive. The Oscars and Golden Globes pale in comparison. [But don't get me wrong Oscar Committee and Golden Globes Committee, I would still be very honored with an award from either of your organizations. I would even devote an entire post to you if you awarded me. Just sayin'...]

I am very humbled to have recently been presented with a fabulous award, the Liebster Award. “Liebster” means “dearest” in German, and the Liebster Award is meant to recognize up-and-coming bloggers, with less than 200 followers, to help them receive the attention they deserve. So, attention, come and get me! The Liebster Award was given to me by my very sweet, fun-loving, adorable, and funny friend from Montana, by way of Ireland, Scrappy! Thank you, Scrappy, for so kindly bestowing this lovely tribute to me. I am very honored to receive such a pawsome award and I appreciate your recognition.

In accepting the Liebster Award the recipient, that would be moi, agrees to the following:

1. Thank the person who honored you with the Liebster Award and link back to their blog. Done!
2. Copy and paste the Award to your blog. Done!
3. Choose five blogs that you enjoy, who have less than 200 followers, to receive the Liebster Award. Make sure to leave a comment on their blog so they know they have been presented with this fabulous Award! Not done.

You see, I am a rebel, as any respectable Alpha Male should be. I don't follow the rules, I make them. And although I gladly accept the Liebster Award and do not mean any disrespect to it, I just cannot follow Rule 3. I have too many amazing, cool, great, and deserving friends to just pick five. All my friends rock!


Annibale Carracci, The Choice of Heracles, circa 1596 (Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy)

Dosso Dossi, Circe (or Melissa), circa approx. 1530 (Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy)

Back to me...

As you may recall, in my previous post I prayed to both Ullr and Khione to please bring me some snow. Guess what? They did! They answered my prayers, and rather quickly too! Thank you Ullr and Khione!

No way.

Snow! My snow has finally arrived!


Although I am very grateful my snow prayers were answered, I was a bit disappointed that so little snow came my way, and that it was gone just a few hours after it arrived. Two days later, I was napping in the warm sun, the snowfall a distant memory.

'Tis better to have had snow and lost it, than never to have had snow at all.

But, the best was yet to come. Courtesy of my dear, sweet friend Kika, I now live in snow forever - in cyberspace. Kika and her wonderfully creative mom, Grace, made this amazing gift for me:

Saka quer neve já tem neve...

Hey yummy bunny, hop on over! It is nice and warm in here in my tummy...I mean cave.

Snow forever and a yummy bunny to eat admire, forever. Life as it should be. Sometimes I feel so blessed! Muito obrigada Kika and Grace.

Thinking ahead, or rather, preparing for the inevitable, I will require a date for when I win an Oscar and a Golden Globe. I think Gerald Butler's dog would make a smashing date. Although she is rather small, just a little Pug, she is very cute. And, as I have discovered from my pawsome Pug blog friends Little Janey Austin and Tweedles, Pugs are smart and lots of fun. So, Gerald Butler's Pug and I would have a great time at the award shows! Of course, my human, K, would be my chaperone. And she had no input into my decision to attend with Gerald Butler's dog. None at all. *cough *cough I'm just sayin'...


Nola said...

Congrats on the award and snow!
Dachshund Nola

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I must tell you that I think you are wise. I was reading your words that the emperors and kings gave you from long ago, that our happiness depends on ourselves and also the happiness of our life depends upon the quality of our thoughts.
I needed to hear this today- maybe I need to be reminded.
I also like to be reminded that you asked for snow- and you got it.. and even though it did not stay long- you are now in your own spere of snow- with the bunny- but I know you will not eat it.
Congratulations on your Award. You deserved this, and I wish the Golden Globes would give you the acknowledgement you deserve.
your friend

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo know my ballot was filled with Suka Suka Suka!


bichonpawz said...

Congratulations!!! We are so very glad that you got your snow AND your award!!! Yay!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Bouncing Bertie said...

Suka, I am so thrilled to see your cyber snow. What a lovely gift.
And best of luck with inviting Gerald Butler's pug to the ball. I don't think the size differential should be a problem. You might not know it yet, but Jazzi's sister Addy, a most gorgeous sporty-girl bulldog, has just accepted my offer to take her to the Valentine's Day dance, and she is MUCH bigger than me.
Toodle pip!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE the Happiness quotes. Congrats on your award. Oh SNOW ... we got lots lots and more to come. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Finn said...

Congratulations on your award! Have a great time in your snow!

Chicco said...

Hello dear Suka,
congratulations for the award!
I'm happy that the snow has arrived even if for only two days..
Have a nice sunday.
Woof, woof,


Duendes said...

Ola Suka ,
que legal nevou mesmo e voce deve ter ficado muito feliz....nos achamos voce sempre mais lindo.beijos e coça a sua barriga.

Scrappy said...

No worries! It is hard to pick from so many wonderful blogs! I just love all your art and wanted everyone to find you!

Glad the snow finally arrived - ever fleeting, but snow none the less. I love that coold photo! Like magic!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Congratulations on the Award my much deserving friend. We also woo that you receive more snow...snow suitable for a real winter frolic...snow that you can sculpt and mound and tunnel in...snow that hides things around the yard until March!

Teddy Bear said...

We're so glad you finally got your snow, Suka!!!

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awww, you got snow!! Yays!!

Still wishing for it here in the south. ;)

Woofs & hugs, <3

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

Berts Blog said...

Hey Suki my friend. I am sending you all the snow wishes I can. You should have snow, you look good in snow.

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Furry congrats on the award!! (And da snow!!)


Alfie said...

You are one of my favorite bloggers! hehe. I'm glad you got your snow. It must be pawesome living in a place where the weather is so versatile. I hope it gets warmer soon. Summer come get us!

GRAÇA said...

Suka tienes contento que ya tiene nieve en serio:
I'm partying 500 followers, and as such I decided to make a joke ...a photo, your sweepstakes but only a part of your body so the name of the draw has name hide hides
I have on my draw primarily that they were my friends
Want To???
I am waiting for your visit
Fond Turrinhas miaumiau
Got there a seal, seal of diamond case please is your offer with great affection

Tanner and Beth said...

Glad to see you finally got a bit of snow. Ours melted pretty quickly too. We just keep getting rain!

Doggy Kisses,

Huffle Mawson said...

Congratulations on your award Suka. I hope you have fun on your date :)

Duendes said...

Hello Suka,
happy weekend!!!

FiveSibesMom said...

Congrats on your well-deserved award, Suka! And we love that photo made for you with the falling snow. You look so beautiful (but always do!)

bbes tribe said...

We agree with our friend Tweedles. You are very wise and thank you sharing those wise words of the emperors and kings. Glad your prayer for snow worked and the cave of snow forever with you is very special. Congrats on your award.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Hello! Just dropping by to say I am Golden Happy that you found my new blog ... YAH! We LOVE WP ... Wishing you the best of luck on your blog move to WP. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy almost Monday woofs & hugs, Suka! <3

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

Schnauzer Days said...

Hi Suka! Lovely thoughts and photo's from you as always. We feel the same way about the snow, we only had a tiny bit :-( Hey ho, there's still time, fingers crossed for more snow for you, Dex and Lou xxx

Remington said...

I can't believe Mr. Winter hasn't arrive yet! I am WAITING! Congrats on your award!

Ruger said...

Hey there Suka!! Nice to have wooooo come on ofer and visit my bloggie. I hafe nefer visited your bloggie before but it is a fery fine bloggie wif lots of good words from famous peoples and my hu-Mum does like to look at the famous picktures too. I am more of a 3-D multi media art kind of guy my self. Woooo may hafe read about my creative installations a while back?
I do hope wooooo gets some more snows. Wooo northern dawgs needs to get your fix of that cold stuffs I fink.

See ya round

Evil Freddy! said...

Mu ha ha ha!