Every once in a while I make popcorn, and Holly has always loved to join me, especially since sometimes a few pieces miss the bowl and become fair game.

Today was Bri’s first popcorn popping day.

At first she was wierded out by the noisy machine, but then she learned about the wonderful goodies that might fall from it.

Waiting... watching...

Anytime now....

They had a fun time, though Holly got most of the stray pieces. She’s had more practice.

On a different, thrilling tangent, Donna from Donna and the Dogs has awarded us the Liebster Dog Award!! Thanks so, soo much Donna! We’re incredibly excited to recieve it!

This award is, as she said, is more of a way to spread the word about newer blogs than an actual award. It’s so cool to know that someone reads, and likes the blog! So, without further adieu here are the rules and how to play.

(1) Thank the blogger that gave you the award and then add a link to their blog.

I already thanked, but I’m going to repeat again, a huge thank you to to Donna for passing on the torch to us!

(2) Reveal your top five picks (with less than 200 readers) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

There are so many blogs that are just amazing, choosing was really, really hard to do, but here are some of the best:

Just Between Us — I’ve been reading this one for quite a while. It is written by my dearest friend, Belle. It follows her journeys through training and working with Dozer, her 6 year old Miniature Schnauzer and first dog, as well as their recent addition, a Lab puppy named Riley who they are raising for Canine Companions for Independence.

Paws for Independence — Love this blog! Haddie, is a Lab puppy from Canine Companions for Independence, raised by a wonderful family. It has been amazing to watch her progress over the past few months, and it is always entertaining to read about her outings into public, where she will hopefully work one day, or her antics at home, where she’s a goofy pup.

The Royal Coonhounds — Who doesn’t love hounds? Bella and Daisy are a pair of Coonhounds living the life of royalty with their Lady in Waiting. Their adventures are so much fun to follow, and the pictures are just amazing!

For Whom the Tail Wags — I only recently found this, but how could I have a Newfie and not follow at least one Newfie blog? Hemingway is a handsome boy. There are lots and lots of beautiful pictures of a gorgeous Newf boy.

FunkyPuppy — This is an incredibly fun blog written by a creative groomer. Lots of interesting information from a groomer’s point of view, and lots of creative, fun grooming.

(3) Copy and Paste the Award to Your Blog.

I’m in the process of figuring that out…

(4) Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers, and keep it going!

I hope that all these bloggers will keep it going, and have fun with it!

On a different note, Belle, Dozer and Riley will be visiting tomorrow! Hopefully we’ll get some pictures of the pups playing and the older dogs commiserating about those young whippersnappers.

Until Later!

Kat, Holly & Brigantia

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