I first noticed Pamela from reading her comments on Rescued Insanity. I'm a sucker for reading comments, and I loved hers. It was inevitable that I would one day click on her name and find myself at her blog, Something Wagging This Way Comes.
Of course, I immediately left a comment, and added her to my reading list. In no time at all, I moved her onto my blogroll. I wanted Pamela as my friend, and I was sure she would soon pop by.
The weeks passed. Pamela didn't respond to my comment or visit. Imagine my disappointment. Hell hath no fury like a blogger scorned, and in a righteous fit of rage, I struck her off my blogroll! and went back to surreptitiously following her on my reading list.
Then the Petblogger Challenge rolled round and Pamela left a comment on my post! MY post! I was so happy, I immediately went over to her blog, where I wrote this hysterical and incoherent note -
georgia little pea says:
January 11, 2011 at 11:04 PM
Hi there, I’m really really hoping you’re the Pamela who left a comment on my Challenge post. I clicked on the name but didn’t see anything. Anyway, I’m guessing it’s you because I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while and it sounds like you. If it’s NOT you, please shoot me now.
But if it IS, I’ve had a good laugh over many of your posts since I discovered it. I did comment on one some time back as well and that post in included in My Top 10 posts of 2010. Yes, it is. And if you want to see what it is, you’ll have to go back to my blog to check it out. You’re not the only one here who can do shameless self-promotion!
Not to rabbit on, I hope you do find a way to continue with this blog while working on your new blog and everything else in your life [mainly because I very much enjoy your way with words and would miss it if Something Wagging That Way Went.]
I think you might be the last blog I have time to read today. Boy! Am I slow at this. I’m guessing everyone has already moved on to The Next Big Thing. I will sign off now with an image of a puppy crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope with butter on her paws. Funny.
[Please note that she didn't deign to reply. I wonder why.]
I then hastily moved Something Wagging back onto my blogroll where, if you check, you'll see it still today.
Recently, Pamela received The Stylish Award.
On Monday, she decided to include littledogsonlongleashes on the list of blogs she's passing the Award on to. *Thank you* Pamela!
I know I'm now supposed to share 7 secrets about myself, but you've just read my Shameful Stalker Story that I've never told anyone. Surely, that's worth 7 secrets.
I am, however, very pleased to be able to pass the Award on to a few more bloggers. After a full 2 days of careful deliberation, I've decided to base my choice on Random Acts of Kindness.
In the order of when they happened, I'll be passing the Stylish Award to -
Edie, for replying, without condescension [and apparently without blinking] to an enthusiastic query from a dog.
Kristine, for being my first *sob* good fwiend in the dogblog park.
Sonia, para ser meu primeiro amigo fora de do parque de dogblog. E para ensino me Português!
Jean, for sending her very 1st message to me on some dark day.
Juliette, for leaving a bone for Jordan.
Tracy, Who??? for popping by to help a stranger find her Mystery Fruit.
Allison from Florida, who has no blog that I know of, but whom I'd still like to thank, also for her comment on my Mystery Fruit.
When I took part in the Petblogger Challenge at the beginning of the year, I mentioned that I'd found the [dog]blog park a somewhat unfriendly place. Many people seemed genuinely surprised by that comment. I, in turn, was surprised by their reaction.
I now stand corrected.
p.s. I know that some of you in the list have recently received the Stylish Award. You know what your problem is, right? You're too damn popular!
I do apologise, but when else am I going to get a chance to acknowledge your spontaneous acts of friendship? I hereby wave my magic wand and declare that you do NOT have to share any more secrets, or pass the award on, or do anything you don't want to, except to receive and enjoy it. Did I hear a "Yay!"? :)
"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met."
William Butler Yeats