How many times have you heard someone say "it's just an honor to be nominated" and rolled your eyes? I'm going on the record today to say that it's true.
A few weeks ago I asked you to consider nominating us for the 2016 Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards. Tuesday evening I received an email that my dream came true...Truffles' farewell post Dispatches from the Bridge: Remember Me is a Finalist in the Best Blog Post category. I feel like I've been floating on Cloud 9 since hearing the news and have shed more than a few tears too. My precious, tragic little angel is still touching peoples' hearts nearly a year after her death.
Blogging sometimes feels like a very solitary endeavor and it's easy to feel like a small fish in a large pond. Many amazing bloggers never get the recognition they deserve, so to receive such an honor for a post that means more to me than anything I've ever written is almost beyond my comprehension. It's 100% the truth when I say that I still can't read that post without crying and I doubt that I ever will.
A friend on Facebook wrote that Truffles is purring with pride from above and I'm sure that's true. I only wish this post never had to be written and that she was still here with me today.
“This is one of the highest honors in the pet social media world, awarded across twelve categories to some of the most talented pet writers and bloggers on the planet,” BlogPaws’ co-founder, Yvonne DiVita said. “With some categories receiving hundreds of nominees, this honor is very prestigious for all finalists.”
Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 25th at the BlogPaws 2016 conference in Phoenix, AZ.
A complete list of finalists in all 12 categories can be found here. Please join me in congratulating everyone for a momentous achievement, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your love and support!
* Credit for today's blog post title goes to one of my all-time favorite movies Muppet Christmas Carol