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Spill It!

…and in other news, holy crap you guys – we’ve been nominated for a Toast of Music City award!


If you live in Nashville, you know how cool that is. The Tennessean is our main newspaper, and they put on the Toast of Music City awards. Local Nashvillians nominate and vote on their favorite local places and services each year. They cover everything from health care services, to restaurants and entertainment, to – you guessed it – blogs.  Nominations closed this weekend, and voting is open through July 14th. Winners will be announced a bit after that, and published in a special edition of the paper, and of course online.

So, who’s got four thumbs, eight paws, and were nominated for the Toast of Music City Best Blog Award?

Summer 266


Can you believe it??  Because I can’t. Seriously, I seriously, seriously can’t. Like seriously. I am seriously so overwhelmed and honored that I can’t stop saying “seriously.”  OK, so before we make with the shameless groveling for votes, I gotta know: who nominated us?? Spill it! Because we owe you a big fat La Hacienda margarita. You wanna collect? Give yourself up, you wonderful, loyal, fantastical reader(s?), you!!

Now on to the shameless groveling part: please vote for us!  Can you imagine if we won, and our blog were featured in the local newspaper, and on their website? We could reach so many more people – local people. Don’t get me wrong, you know I love all my readers far and wide, but the more local Nashville folks who read and share this little blog, the better the chances that Cooper’s Furever Family find him. So please – won’t cha vote for us? Pretty please with a peanut butter Kong on top?

Cooper Kong

It’s super easy, here’s how: First click here. You’ll need to register, all they need is your e-mail address. Then you’ll be able to vote for all your favorite Nashville stuff.  But here’s the cool part – you don’t even have to be a Nashvillian to vote. If you’re not local, or you just don’t want to vote in all 90+ categories, just bookmark this page and come vote for us every stinkin’ day.  Easy peasy!

Cooper is temporarily off the market, but Agape Animal Rescue has lots of super-amazing loving fur-balls who need furever homes. Check ’em out!



Filed under Our Foster Journey

Re: radio silence

We’re still here, I swear!

To say we’ve had a busy spring would be the understatement of the century.  Foster Dad has been finishing up two grad school classes (teaching one and taking one) on top of a full work schedule, and me…well I’ve been working on this:


Nashville is opening up a brand new state-of-the-art, LEED certified, 1.2 million square foot gor-gee-ous Convention Center this weekend, where I am lucky enough to be gainfully employed. I’ve worked at the existing Nashville Convention Center for the last six years, and as we transition over to the new Music City Center things have been a little cray-cray.  This weekend is what we’ve all been working towards, the Grand Opening.


Grand Ballroom

The two-day Grand Opening festivities include an open house with tours of the building, an exhibit hall full of fun kids activities and free concerts. Needless to say, preparation has taken up just about every moment of my time. Not that I’m complaining – I mean, look at this place!


I keep pinching myself, I can’t believe I get to work here!
A quick update on the pooches: Oscar has an ear infection, brought on by seasonal allergies. He’s not a fan of the daily ear cleaning, but he’s taking it like  a champ.
And Cooper….well, Cooper is still adorable and adoptable.
That’s about it! Hopefully when things slow down we can catch up and finally finish our 28 Things You’re Going to Love about Cooper. In the meantime, check our Facebook page for quick updates and photos.  If you’re in Nashville this weekend, please stop by the Music City Center and say hi!  Oh, and Foster Dad’s class he just finished? He got an A. 🙂
If you’d like to add Cooper to your family, please fill out an adoption application with Agape Animal Rescue.


Filed under Our Foster Journey