January 2013: Festive Pooch Gives Gratitude


I am Chuckles!

Yah… bet you are wondering what this big fat dog is doing in this picture.

Well, for the new readers, I am Chuckles–a.k.a farm blog dog/writer.

Here I am, posing in my latest fashion look…I call it Festive Pooch 2013…

Check it…

my new look for this year

Love it or hate it???

Hot diggity, if I am not like, LIKE…so festive and smart-looking! I feel hot, smart and spicy right down to my Great Pyrenees digging claws!

Okay, okay. Calm down, people. Important business talk, that is, blog awards…and, DO NOT BLAME Chuckles for this gross negligence with awards sitting in the draft room from, *gasp* 2012!!

(Psst, hey, listen…friend, could you help me, Chuckles, escape from this blog?)

Just between you and me, I have been in a slump lately. NO, not a Sophomore Slump, more like a lethargic mild depression. You see, I have a few awards to drop off and my list is small, just like me. 😉

Look, it would take a quick visit to my dog pals, Molly and German over at Philosopher of the Hedge, and Jangles from Long Life Cats & Dogs. Simple.

Wait. It appears Jangles from Long Life Cats & Dogs, a beauty of a cat, has run away. She lives in South Africa and if you happen to see Jangles, tell her to get her butt home to Susan,  A.S.A.P or else…I may have to run over there and drool on Jangles! It is a hideous habit but I cannot control my drool.

It just flows…especially while I eat…

dog with head down

you can’t see me drooling…nah-nah!!

Oh, too bad…caught me with my head down so…Really. Can we get serious here?

This is the BLOG AWARD list and a BIG, BIG THANK YOU to these super friends who were kind enough to bless Simply Charming abundantly!

1. 2012 Blog Award: Not too late…still January…and got all SIX stars!!!

blog of the year 2012 award

Blog of 2012 the Year Award

First up: Sophomore Slump and my thank you post: Chuckles, the Blog Dog…and the list below of other wonderful friends who helped complete my star collection.

2. UteSmile is about…well, lots of smiles and lots of happiness! She is “a single mum in her 50′s,” and is raising two teenagers! WOW, now that deserves an applause and a cheer! YAY, Ute!

Not only is Ute a great parent but she is full of talent! Read on her  Miracles, how she took an ordinary ball of string and made a beautiful scarf. Then, she took a box of assorted beads and created some awesome fashionable earrings! If you know anything about these teenie tiny beads, it is very difficult to work trying to loop those beads into pretty creations.

3. Nizy’s Life Compendium:  Nizy loves to meditate, talk, share…like blog awards…It’s Your Time to Shine…

She also says, “hold on to your faith…be strong as trees during changes…”    Changing Seasons

4. Imogen: Diary of a ‘Sensitive Soul’: Immie shares snippets of her life and a must-read about a painful time in her life. It deals with BULLIES!

You’re So Vain (…you probably think this song is about you) Really?

5. Martha L. Shaw:  Martha is…well, she is just talented! Not only does she write thoughtful posts like, Seeds, but whips up some grand quilts!! 

6. Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts: Marilyn is a sweetheart of a blogger, sharing her life stories and photos…such as Beyond!

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blog award

super sweet blog award

Gee, those cupcakes look delicious…anyway, here is Sofia Siberia, a beautiful blogger…describes herself as…”an empath and esoteric…sensitive to energies of people and earth.” Sofia not only writes passionately on her blog but also writes quality comments whenever she visits your site.

Hmm,  I wonder, if I give her a sad face like this…

sad dog

Is this sad enough, Sofia???

she would bake me some awesome cupcakes??

What? I have to answer some questions first? Dang, always a catch to every snack!!

Sofia asks:

1. Cookies or Cake? 2. Chocolate or Vanilla?

All the above!

3. What is your favorite sweet treat?

Sweet bread, but really, any treat is heaven to me.

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? 

Grrr, never ask a dog that question…

5. If you had a sweet nickname what would it be? 

Actually, some people call me, “Oh, You sweet thang…”

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blog award

Shine On Award

everyday gurus: What can anyone say? This is it, people.

You NEED a HUG…so, go get one from Kozo…GET A HUG NOW!

Not only {{{Hugs}}} but Kozo gifts with blog awards… Biggest Hypocrite Blogger Award.

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Festive Pooch, signing off!

Thanks for reading, if you made it this far! Woof…proud of you…and even if your name did not get on today’s hit list…you know, eventually, I will find you. Oh, if I missed your award in my comment box…sorry. 😦 Please remind me again!!


Chuckles…a.k.a farm blog/writer dog.

31 thoughts on “January 2013: Festive Pooch Gives Gratitude

  1. Kozo says:

    Hey, Chuckles, you are one blessed dog. You have a plethora of amazing friends, and you are the only canine I know who can type and post Photoshopped pictures of yourself. Tell Sunshine congratulations on all the awards. A big furry {{{Hug}}} for you. Love, Kozo


    • Sunshine says:

      –WOOF! shhh, don’t tell the Sun, i hope to take over this blog someday. hehe….
      oh, and Sofia said you should make a sushi award. when you do, can you bring me some to eat????? i KNOW i would LOVE sushi…and make mine extra, extra large with lots and lots of sticky rice. and salmon. lots of salmon. i need the oils to keep my fur healthy and shiny for the…well, you know. WOOF! 🙂


      • Kozo says:

        {{{Big Slobbery Group Hug}}} with Kozo, Chuckles, Sunshine, Sophia, Maddy, and a Sushi Boat.
        It is not Chuckles that is doing all the slobbering. haha


      • Sunshine says:

        now look, Kozo…mom is here:
        “Kozo, the girls tell me you are, ahem, not applying good manners????”
        now you in trouble, Kozo.

        haha!! happy February!! 🙂


  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs says:

    Hey Chuckles, nice to see you here. I recon that’s an adorable look, well worthy of some cupcakes. Thank you so much for passing the award on to us. We really do appreciate it and I’m sure Jangles will come running home for it. Thanks for your continued prayers. I feel so blessed with my blogging friends out there.


  3. rommel says:

    Oh Sunshine…. sunshine, sunshine, sunshine … I had to fight my laughter, else I’d humiliate myself in public. I was snickering, all smiles reading this. 😆 You’re a such a sweetie. It made me smile all the way.
    This is just so funny. I can’t contain myself.
    I’m out. Thanks for the shout-outs, and for the big laughs.


  4. philosophermouseofthehedge says:

    Chuckles – that is the saddest face ever – someone give that doggie a treat! Even RC Cat is demanding your desperate plight be remedied…She halfway started to shove a mousie towards the screen here…but then snatched it back saying you would probably find it “too fuzzy and it’s the thought that counts anyway”
    Congrats on the all star performance!
    Molly sends several bounces and a tail wag in thanks!


    • Sunshine says:

      …generous RC Cat…thank you for the thought…but guess i should stick to my diet so i can keep trim and fit. *phooey*

      thanks for the support guys, now i go back and stare at my empty food bowl. i call it doggie mindful sitting…anyone care to join me??
      bye Molly, by RC cat, til next time…


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