The Princess Tails

The Musings of Zena, a Tibetan Terrier sharing her life and wisdom with Raffles, a Standard Poodle

A Very Inspiring Blogger Award


It is early 2013 and already the awards are coming. I was so touched to receive a nomination from Angels Whisper for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Not only was I pleased to receive the award but I was challenged by the very inspired way that she chose to reveal her 15 nominees and so it got me thinking and made me work The Producer a little!

If you want to know what I mean, pop over to Angels Whisper and have a look at her footprint – very clever, artistic and inspiring.

Isn’t that what inspiring others is all about? To encourage someone to be creative or to do something they didn’t know they could do?

When I think about the word I feel a little unworthy of this award but if I have inspired anyone I am thrilled.

Through this journey of blogland many of you have inspired me. Kept me going when I might have just given up, caught me up in the fun of games when things were a bit dark and sad, launched funny picture competitions, serious rescue posts and generally kept me wanting to read more and travel further on this route with you all.

The rules of this award are pretty much as other awards:

1] Link back to the person who nominated you

2] Post the award image on your page

3] Tell seven random fact about yourself

4] Nominate fifteen other blogs

7 random facts about myself:


As for my 15 – I feel challenged to be creative now, so in my special Zena star below I have written the name of the blogs who have consistently supported, commented and involved me thereby inspiring me to continue with this blog and I’m looking forward to more fun in the coming year. Thank you to all of you and if I have failed to mention you please don’t be offended – blame The Producer, I do!!

She wasn’t able to use the clever application which Angel’s Whisper used to make her marvellous footprint, so I’m afraid we had to improvise 🙂


Maybe I should ‘inspire’ The Producer to get better on the computer in 2013, after all your only as good as your staff 😀

There is a famous quote ‘Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration’, today in OZ we are hitting close to the 40C in temperature so I’ve got the perspiration down, Angel’s Whisper thinks I’m inspiring so maybe that counts for 1% in which case I could safely say I am a genius!!
I think I’ll settle for being a star – it’s not as difficult 😀

Love from Zena,  the melting Princess xxx

You mean you can't do it? Get back to that computer and try again.

You mean you can’t do it? Get back to that computer and try again.

Love from Princess Zena

Author: Zena

I am The Princess (aka Zena), niece of Zac the All Black and awesome Tibetan Terrier who took me in when I was just a six week pup and tried to teach me all he knew. When I was six and he was eight, Zac crossed over the rainbow bridge and all of a sudden I was alone. I could no longer be the ditzy, happy-go-lucky pup that I had been. This is a diary of how one Princess managed when the world turned real.

46 thoughts on “A Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. Congrats – really liked the unique presentation of your responses, but I liked the substance even better. No one is perfect!

  2. Zena I am so surprised by this…I was reading along and looking at all the names of blogs I know and admire … and then I saw mine…you have truly honored me and I thank you very much for the support #5 on your list goes for me too…i love it when mom sings silly songs to me with my name in them 🙂

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who goes silly with the songs – and not the only one who has a Mum who sings to her!!!!
      You are definitely worth rewarding Gizmo, Enjoy 😀

  3. Awww…thank you so much for the nomination!! I am so happy you recieved this nomination yourself…your posts inspire me every single day as I, too, have a furry loved one that crossed the Rainbow Bridge too soon! Cheers to you, my friend!

  4. Well, you certainly inspired The Producer to reach greater heights! Beautifully done and congrats. We’re chuffed with our nomination – thanks so much 😀

  5. Your a real pal Zena, I love the new lay out 🙂 Thank you so much 🙂 See things are just getting better and better for you.Your the Princess of blogville and we love you 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • Thanks Mollie & Alfie. I rather liked the new layout too. We tried a few and The Producer pressed the wrong buttons a couple of times but I straightened it out in the end (eyes to heaven) 😀

  6. Wow that’s my name up there!! Thank you so so much, you have made my day! Hope you don’t melt totally, keep cool pal! And well done very artistic!

  7. congratulations everyone xxx

  8. Princess Zena, this is purrrfect 🙂

    • Well, we’re learning 🙂 We had to improvise because of having the wrong sort of computer to use anything as creative as you have. Probably just as well or The Producer would spend even more time fiddling with the blog 😀

  9. Congrats Princess!! And what a wonderful star:-) Thank you for including me xx

  10. aWWW What! Zena ya shouldn’t have my little furry friend.I wasn’t expecting that either.I was like “Cool star, Kirby oh look at the star, Mollie & Alfie ………Misaki……..Savannah…….Dalton’s doggy diary, kirbysdawgblog………..hey, thats us!” Thanks so much Zena and Raffles. And don’t be silly of course you deserve it! I see you and Kirby have number 6 in common lol.Will have to do a thankyou review of this next! XOXOXO- Kirby and Lea

  11. Thanks sooooo very much for including me!! I am one lucky dog because I have had it but it is always wonderful to be thought of. Thank you soooooooooooooo much!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Oh Zena my beautiful friend – thank you for the honor of passing the Very Inspiring Blogger award on to me and so many other friends who love you! I do have that award already but I always, ALWAYS feel extra special when someone awards something to me no matter what….! I believe you have a wonderful blog and it’s been very inspiring watching you find a way to cope after losing your bestest friend and taking on the challenges of keeping Raffi “under control” (if that’s even PAWSIBLE!!!!). You’re a good friend – a truly beautiful friend in every way.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • Thank you Sammy, you make me sniff 🙂 In a good way 😀 I think we shall hear more about the Raffles as we move into 2013. My trips to the dog park are no longer the sedate affairs that they were – my goodness does he give me a workout!
      lots of licks xxx Zena

  13. Congratulations dear Princess and thanks for the nomination. I think your mom did a great job with the design – honestly! You should visit me for celebrating point 7 the whole day, it’s also not allowed here but it doesn’t bother me and we could bark our own silly songs ;o)

    • That would be so cool Easy. Zac and I used to love doing it, the pup looks at me with amazement and lopes after me with a dopey face but you know the rules already so we could have a cool time!

  14. Congrats and thank you so much for nominating us! I love the way you presented your facts and nominees – it looks great! You guys are sweltering and we’re below freezing here. We’d be happy to share some of this cold air with you LOL! Stay cool Princess! 🙂

    • Wouldn’t it be good if we could share it out and then we could all be comfortable! Cooler today but gearing up for a hot week so it will be air-con and not too much activity time.

  15. Hey PZ, PJ here.

    Golly gosh, gosh, thanks so much for the award! And delivered with such Star-quality like the Royal you are! PZ, do not diminish your fabulousness! You and the Producer inspire us greatly! Your tales… well, you know how we feel about them… your honesty in sharing your story… in fact, we’re going to link you to our new friends Cats from Hell, because we think brother Kozmo may need some education at the Raffles School of Bodyguards. (here’s the post that makes us say that….) So if you here from Kozmo, you’ll know why!!!

    If the Producer finds a good deal on the computer thingies… please share with Mom… ours is wise, wise, wise!

    And… about the silver… (which I’m having a bit now, too… Mom says it makes me even more dapper, so it must make you more Royally fetching!!!)

    • You are truly welcome for the award and I appreciate all your support. Yes, Kozmo and I have linked up, I loved that post with Sammy’s card. May Raffles never embarrass me in such a way!
      I certainly hope you’re right about the silver, when my coat is full it doesn’t show so much but anyway, there are many hollywood stars who have a touch of ‘silver’, George Clooney is one. Maybe not so many female ones but we can start a trend you and I 🙂
      We haven’t any luck with the computer. Tagxedo is what The Producer wanted but it doesn’t work on her Mac which is sad but means that probably The Director will have meals cooked whereas if she finds an app like that it could mean the end to civilization as we know it in this house as she will spend all her time on the computer instead of most of it!

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  17. Congratulations, beautiful Zena! If you are not perfect, then you are close to perfection 🙂
    And thank you so much for thinking of me for the award!
    2012 was a tough year for the both of us. Hopefully, 2013 will be better. And I look forward to developing our furriendship (and not just because I know you will be a star one day 😉
    Happy New Year!

  18. squeeee!!! Zena, quick, hop into my Fast Leopard Teleport Tunnel…I think you will fit…ummmm…maybe not Raffles, but you will…and it is cold, rainy here in the San Fran bay area…come on over…even if you are a doggy, i will make room for you sweet cheeks…smooochies…mmmmwwwaaaaaasmooch…just for you!! I luvlvuvluv your graphics…I am so gonna try out that app! pawsome!!! hope we can have fun times in 2013…maybe some joint fund raising for animal rescue or whatever…paw hugs, Savannah

  19. Congratulations, Zena! I would agree that you are a very inspiring blogger 🙂 And thank oh so much for sharing this beautiful award with me!!

  20. Congratulations on your award – you deserve it! I love the star! Thank you very much for nominating me.

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