Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Paw-sing to Share Love May 17, 2013

It began like a single snowflake falling from the sky on a chilly December day. Unique in its concept, it has grown and developed over time, and somehow the glimmer of hope that snowflake represented has become a reality.

Today is day 148 in a row of sharing my stories of adventure and joy from the ground up. I set out to blog every day for 365 days, and so far I haven’tThank you missed a single one. But I can’t take all the credit for that commitment. There is something that keeps be going even when I’m certain my ramblings will echo endlessly through the night without touching a single soul.

Something I’ve learned right quick in this blogging business is that the connections we make are legitimate. Anyone who says otherwise clearly has never blogged, or at least not done so in an arena like this one. To each and every person who has liked or commented on a post, followed the blog or even just stopped by to read without making a virtual paw print: thank you for being a special part of my little doggie life.

You are what keeps me writing on a daily basis. As any blogger knows, that is not an easy task. We all have our good days and bad days. There are days I’m certain I won’t make it to day 365. But the support and encouragement afforded me especially in the comments are what get me through the days when I sit and stare at the white screen and cursor hoping a brilliant post will magically appear.

I’ve been doing a disservice to many of you who have taken the time to nominate me for awards lately. There’s no good excuse for this naughty behavior, but I shall attempt to write this wrong today by saying thank you and recognizing those who have awarded me that extra special pat on the head.

I am humbled to receive awards that feature adjectives like versatility, beauty, and sweetness. These are some pretty powerful vocabulary words if you ask me. My sincerest gratitude to:

Sofie’s Diary, Versatile Blogger Award                   Maria at Accelerated Stall, Liebster Blog Award    Best Moment Award


Mrs. Seeker, Versatile Blogger Award and Beautiful Blogger Award


PeaceLovenWhiskers, WordPress Family Award            Jill London, Super Sweet Blogger Award                 Huntmode (& Fam) Very Inspiring Award

wordpress-family-award        supersweetblogaward   

Iamforchange, One Lovely Blog Award, Most Influential Blogger Award, Candle Lighter Award

Thank you!     Thank you!   Thank you!

Julianne Victoria (and Ku!), Super Sweet Blogger Award, Sunshine Award, Interesting Blog Award

sunshine-blog-award     interesting-blog-award     supersweetblogaward

Nikitaland, Dragon’s Loyalty Award                               Misufasa at the Presents of Presence, WordPress Family Award


Melanie, Because You’re Fantabulous Award and Awesome Blossom Award

BecauseURFantabulous   AwesomeBlossom

As many of you know, there are a variety of rules associated with these awards, most of which I intend to break today. However, the one very most important rule of all (in my humble doggie opinion) is to paw it forward. If you’re reading this, please consider yourself a member of the family who deserves the recognition of these awards. Take your pick. Choose one, or a few, but know that I am sharing these awards with my dearest loved ones who have supported and encouraged me to keep on the blogging path less travelled. As American rock bank Fun. puts it “let our past be the sound of our feet upon the ground, carry on!”


42 Responses to “Paw-sing to Share Love”

  1. Lyn Says:

    Dear Wiles, you have a heart and soul as big as the great outdoors! Your blog is one that I look forward to reading every day. I have a strange way of reading the blog notifications I receive. I have several blogs that are my absolutely -dutely my favourites. I read everything else and save them for last. I think of it as having an entree, then the main course and then you have your dessert and savour every mouthful of that chocolate banoffee pie 🙂 Thank you dear Wiley for offering us a choice of awards, That is amazing generosity. Huge hugs and lots of pats.

    • Dear Lyn,
      Your compliment about my heart and soul being as big as the great outdoors touched my soul. As did your mention of your method for reading blogs that involves a special place for little ole me. Doggies don’t get dessert, but I know its a pretty special thing, so your words are very special to me. Thank you. Also, the hugs and pats are nice too. 🙂
      With love,

  2. finnhoward Says:

    An amazing journey and no small feat to 365 days! Congratulations on your awards!

  3. Congratulations Wiley! Glad we could be a part of the big amazing smile you have! Ku and his Mama

  4. seeker Says:

    I still remember the first time we “woof” at each other, Wiles. Perceiver, half of the year is almost there. Look at all the awards, we love you from the ground up. Since you light up so many lives in the blogging world, I would like to pass forward the candle. It will be an honor. High Paw! Seeker.

    • Dear Seeker,
      I too remember the first time we “spoke.” It seems like yesterday, mostly thanks to your sincere encouragement and words of compliment. I’m so happy to hear you will pass along the candle, and your reason for doing so brings joy to my little doggie heart. High paw indeed, dear friend.
      High paw!

  5. huntmode Says:

    Wiles, it’s a serious commitment you’ve undertaken to blog 365 days, rain or shine, good days or bad. So, I’ve a mischievous question for you – there has long been a certain “tug of war” between dogs and postmen… you know the postman motto, Wiles? ….:) Elby via HuntMode

    • It is indeed an undertaking, just as it is for postmen to do what they do “rain or shine.” I do respect their determination, and (for me at least) I usually react the way I do when he comes by because I’d like to shake his hand and thank him for delivering good news (all right, and occasionally the bad) rain or shine. 😉 Lots of love to you Elby! Pass my love to your mom. 🙂

  6. likeitiz Says:

    Awesome, Wiley! Good job!

  7. Jill London Says:

    An amazing, and well deserved, clutch of awards, Wiley! Congratulations 🙂

  8. Congratulations on your ten million awards, Wiley! You earned them in the best possible way. Mom always gets me behind in posting mine, too. When there’s so much else to talk about, they sometimes melt into the background and get lost.

    Love and licks,

  9. Congratulations on your perseverance that’s being rewarded!! Good job.

  10. Congratulations Wiley – what a great collection of Awards. Of course, your posts are great and the best: the come straight from the heart :o)

    • Indeed, my posts do come from a special place in my heart. That place is also home to all of my blogosphere friends like you, so thank you for your continued support and encouragement! 🙂

  11. rumpydog Says:

    I am impressed with your diligence. I know full well how difficult that can be!

    • You are an inspiration, dear Rumpydog! I know your blog well and what you do takes diligence as well. Thank you for stopping by and offering your words of encouragement! It means a lot! 🙂

  12. Lydia Says:

    Beautifully handled….your award “thank you”s. We have a basset named Spike and a half/basset, half/corgi named Cobbler. (The corgi knew what HE was doing, but the basset didn’t have a clue). Your blog is fun and interesting and we appreciate it very much. I do a monthly blog on my website…not as fun as yours though.

  13. Nikitaland Says:

    Congrats on all of your lovely and well deserved awards! 🙂

  14. Congrats to you Wiley! You deserve them all! Big hugs to you! Love the paws! (and puns!)

  15. dreaminofobx Says:

    Wow, Wiley, that’s a whole pile of awards for “only” 148 days of blogging! Congratulations on all of them, but more importantly, congratulations for sticking by your commitment to blog every day for 365 days. I know how difficult that is, since I made the exact same commitment on Jan. 1 this year, so you should be proud of your accomplishment. I know you’ll sail through the remaining 217 posts with your typical insight and grace. Keep up the great work!

    • Dear friend,
      I appreciate your feedback, your congratulations, and especially your encouragement. We’re not that far apart in our 365-day journey (I started Dec. 20 2012)! Thank you for your kind words, and for doing what you do!
      All my best,

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  17. Basil Says:

    Wow so many awards which you so deserve!! and as for your ramblings “echo endlessly through the night without touching a single soul.” not a chance, your posts always touch me!

  18. Teepee12 Says:

    Congratulations!! And aren’t we all glad for reblogs 🙂

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