Hey there! Welcome to my blog. I'm a free dog living in Portugal and I write about my life as an artist and street dog. This blog is a way for me to have more of a connection with other dogs (and people), to share ideas, experiences and some of my art. I love to hear what others have to say so feel free to comment on any of the posts or to contact me via e-mail. If it's your first time here, you might want to check out my first post and read on from there. You can also have a look at my profile in the column to the right.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

and the award goes to...

I’ve been given an award!

Petra of http://www.indivisualism.com has given me a blog award. I’ve never gotten an award. I’m suitably humbled and tickled. Or tickled and humbled. Or tumbled and ….. Okay, I’ll stop. But I must say “Thank you Petra!” and encourage you to visit her blog for some fantastic eye candy and inspiration. 

Now, I had to ask what the protocol is after winning a blog award. Petra says one version is that you have to share seven things about yourself and then pass the award on to seven bloggers. Another one says you have to pass it on to 15 blog(gers) with less than 200 followers.  I think the important thing is to be happy about it and pass it on to whoever you think deserves it :)" Or I can do what Petra did and throw out the “rules” and do whatever the hoopity-hoop I want to do. So. Hmmmm.

Okay, I’ll play by the rules for a change.  I’m choosing to award 15 bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. It was really tough to narrow it down to 15! I’ve come across so many enlightening, creative, silly, fun, and inspirational blogs these past few months.  But here’s my short list. Check them out. There’s something there for everybody!

http://arwenspack.blogspot.com/  This blogger knows how to embrace life as dogs do.

http://callingcrowstosea.blogspot.com/ Nancy is an up and coming blogger with a sensitive perspective on life. Only five followers so far, so show her some love!

http://danscanvas.blogspot.com/ He’s never afraid to try something, always willing to examine his methods, and he’s got a sense of humour to boot.

http://diondior.blogspot.com/ She’s bursting with creativity in the face of adversity.

http://www.dogfostermom.com/ She’s a guardian angel!

http://thehappypainter22.blogspot.com/  She’s a painter. She’s happy. Need I say more?

http://jean-townsend.blogspot.com/ Check out her great series of mug shots.

http://joneri.blogspot.com/ Jonas looks at the world with eyes wide open.

http://katerinademianiuk.blogspot.com/ This animation student has a sweet and goofy style.

http://lorraineshirkus.blogspot.com/ Her oil paintings have a lovely dreamy quality.

http://michelemeisterart.blogspot.com/ Michele has a great series on the go. It involves wolves. It’s mysterious. ‘Nuf said.

http://penspaperstudio.blogspot.com/ A fun sense of humour really comes through in her quirky illustrations.

http://pincelesrabiosos.blogspot.com/ He has great variety in his drawing style.

http://real-life-journals.blogspot.com/ Her books on journaling are some of my favourites. She doles out inspiration to create with both practicality and poetry.

http://tomsarmo.blogspot.com/ He calls his studio Cranky Bird Studio, but you’ll feel anything BUT cranky after visiting here.


  1. Hugs and gratitude to you for this lovely honor. I'll be passing it on when I come up for air. Xxx

  2. Hey Ruca!! It's so sweet of you to pass on my blog : )) Many thanks to you!


  3. Thanks Ruca--and I appreciate your comments about my blog, too, haha! Also, great award list of interesting blogs. I'm def. gonna check 'em out! Woof!

  4. Thanks so much for the award! I am going to check out the others now! :-)

  5. great post...you have a lot of good blogging friends. Congratulations on your award. Well deserved

  6. Congratulations on your award! Thanks so much for including my blog! I will check out your list. Love your humor and congratulations on your book. Love your illustrations and commentary . . . you are very wise and sensitive, Ruca.

  7. Thank you so much!! I am honored. A "funky shit" award suits me, I think. Congratulations to you too by the way.

    Thanks for the nod, as well. I love your blog too (although I've had little time to visit lately, unfortunately).

    It's also good to know that I have a sense of humour. I thought I only had a sense of humor.

  8. Congratulations on your award Ruca...well deserved:)

  9. Dogs around the world rejoice...
    Bow wow YEOW, Ruca!

  10. Congrats and thanks! What a fun way to share and discover new nodes of creativity! I like your description of my blog.

  11. Thanks right back atcha, fellow bloggers. I love how the internet has allowed the criss-crossing of so many creative energies. Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to ~conceive~! (apologies to Sir Walt)

  12. Congrats on the award! I can't wait to check out the blogs that you have passed it on to. I've enjoyed reading your blog posts! xoxo

  13. Thanks Sunny! And having recently discovered your blog (through Cranky Bird I think) I have to say the same - that I'm enjoying reading yours and seeing the fun characters you create.

  14. that award made me laugh. most blog awards i've seen are sweet and treacly with flowers and sunsets. not "funky shit" awards. wear it proudly!

  15. Laurie, actually the award didn't have any visuals attached to it but I hate to post something without eye candy so I made this from a photo I'd taken of some graffiti in a town near here. I just added the text at the bottom. But I'm with you on the treacly stuff. Err on the side of funk rather than flower.


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