Monday, January 26, 2015

Going Nose-to-Nose for Shelter Cats

KATIE:  Personal space, Waffles. Remember our discussion about personal space? NO nose-touching.

WAFFLES:  But Boss, aren't we supposed to go nose-to-nose this week?

KATIE:  Waffles, the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose awards are accepting nominations this week...but I'm pretty sure it's got nothing to do with you and me touching noses.

WAFFLES:  Are you sure??? I mean, why would they call them the Nose-to-Nose awards if we weren't supposed to touch noses and stuff?

The Most Meaningful of All Awards
The BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards are among the most prestigious, honoring the best of the best in pet blogging and social media. For us, they are the most meaningful.

These awards not popularity contests. It's not about votes or who has more friends and followers. The Nose-to-Nose awards recognize merit and excellence. It doesn't matter if a blog has been around for one year or 10... has 10 followers or 10,000.

There are multiple award categories and anyone can nominate as many blogs they like for as many categories as they like. The awards are determined by a panel of esteemed judges. They are writers, bloggers, pet industry experts and advocates.

We're very proud to have won four Nose-to-Nose awards in the past three years. Even being nominated by friends, peers and readers is an incredible honor.

But the best part of these awards has nothing to do with a trophy at all.

Top Photo:
Bottom Photo: Feline Rescue, Inc.
Shelter Cats Win
Trophies are cool, but shelter cats are the real winners. As a recipient of two 2014 awards, we were given an opportunity to select a shelter to receive a very special donation. Just last month, Minnesota's Feline Rescue received 600 pounds of Only Natural Pet's newest premium canned cat food on our behalf.

Shelters like Feline Rescue rely solely upon donations and grants to keep their doors open so they can save more cats. Every single donation counts.

We want to thank the generous people at Only Natural Pet and BlogPaws for helping us to make a difference.

6,000 pounds

1,920 cans

...over $3,800.00 in quality protein meals for shelter cats.

How can YOU help?  Just a simple nomination.
Nominations are open through the end of this week, January 31. We would be so very grateful for your support of not only our blog, but any of the blogs that touch you, make you laugh, keep you informed and help you to enjoy the love we all share for our furry family members.

It's very easy to submit a nomination. You'll need just a little bit of contact information from us:

Name of the Content Creator:  Debbie Glovatsky
Email of the Content Creator:
Direct link (URL) to our blog:

In case you would like to nominate us, we've pulled together a few categories and posts along with links/URL's to help make the nomination process faster and easier. These are just suggestions. We went back over the past year and picked out favorites that made us laugh, smile and a few that made our hearts tingle.

Category: Best Cat Blog
This is by far one of the most meaningful awards. All you'll need to nominate us for Best Cat Blog is our contact information noted above.

Category: Best Pet Blog Design
We're design geeks and really enjoy making our blog and all of the graphics and photos we use the best they can be. If you enjoy what you see, all you'll need to nominate us for this award is our contact info. 

Category: Best Blog Post
These are the posts that touched our hearts or shared more serious topics.

Special Sunday Edition: Waffles' the Therapy Cat's #RecipeForMoments

Katie & Waffles on Death & Dying: A Tribute to Sparkle the Designer Cat

When Being a Brat is Normal: 7 Tips for Dealing with Displacement Aggression in Cats

Category: Best Humor Blog
These are our favorite giggle-worthy posts. 

TV Trip: Batcat & Waffles

Waffles Wednesday: The Paper Chase

Badass Cats

Double Date

Category: Best Blog Photo
Do You See What I See?
photo: "Look UP!"
photo: "Incoming" 

Waffles Wednesday: The Paper Chase
photo: "Waffles of Mass Destruction"

Katie's Reclaimed Cat Furniture
photo: "Glamour Walk"
photo: "Corner Snooze"

Nobody Messes With Officers Katie & Waffles
photo: "Officers Katie & Waffles"

Category: Best Blog Video
There are many others out there doing incredible film and video work (like CATastrophes) ... these are our two videos we had the most fun with this year:

Waffles' Ice Bucket Challenge: Cat Edition

Thank You
We can't thank you enough for your support. When we started this blogging thing almost six (gasp!) years ago, we had no idea where it would lead or if anyone would even want to read what we had to say. You've become part of our family and we are honored that you allow us to share our lives with you.

Katie, Waffles & Glogirly


  1. Good luck guys, I still have some more noms to make. I went ahead and just nominated myself to make things easier lol. But then, I noticed it says only 1 photo per blog. Oops!

  2. We're going to nom now ........ We love you & your work!!!!!

  3. Good luck! You know we love you guys!

  4. Good luck Glogirly! Maybe I'll get to go nose-to-nose with Waffles in Nashville! Love Dolly

  5. Gosh, Katie and Waffles, you are so famous! I reckon you deserve all the awards you get!! :))

  6. no touching?? sheesh.....

    we nom-inated you!!! love that they are giving back

  7. Of course we will nominate you. We did last year too!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. Katie, it could be much worse you could be touching noses with a DOG!!!!! I touched Tuiren's nose last night. ~Socks

  9. I'm kinda with Waffles on this one, Katie. I think that you might have to kiss noses after all.


  10. I'm kinda with Waffles on this one, Katie. I think that you might have to kiss noses after all.


  11. We will be nominating you for sure! Good luck!!!

  12. Wow, so great to find this blog today. And great to know about the nose-to-nose award. I'm new to BlogPaws, what a great community. I'm anxiously waiting for my shelter cat to be released to come home. I'm glad to be a part of such a great community of bloggers.

  13. I need to get the woman to do this. If she wasn't feeling so puny all weekend she'd probably have gotten to it already!

  14. I'm cheering for you (with my cat bell!)

  15. You deserve so many awards, it's hard to chose ! But wait... No need to chose : we can nominate in as many categories as we like ! Good luck ! Purrs

  16. So love the work you do, totally nominated for best blog, can't start my day without a Katie & Waffles fix!

  17. Good luck! You have been so deserving of all four awards :)

  18. Good luck! I've been making tons of nominations!

  19. Good luck! We love that the shelter cats win big. They need all the win and love they can get.

  20. That is fantastic! I had no idea that food donations were made to the shelter of the winner's choice.

  21. Great cause - so we should nominate!

  22. Best of luck to my furrends. I’m up a creek cos you can’t be a finalist unless you go to the conference and TW doesn’t want to be nominated when she IS going cos she’s afraid she’ll fall off the stage and she’s too shy to publicly speak. Not even for the shelter cats.

  23. What great spokes cats you have. Especially for the benefit of their friends at the shelter! Good luck!

  24. That is so awesome of you to have donated so much food for the kitties! Good luck in this years awards!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe

  25. OMC! You make this soooo easy. I spent an hour last night visiting blogs and searching high and low for all the contact info...I gave up after 2! Thanks and we nom nom nominated you, too!

  26. You know the one I'm nominating - Waff & Lisa photo. To me it still is the epitome of what hoomin/cat relationships should be.

  27. Okay I just wanna know how one gets a pass to the Waffles room party!

  28. That's too cool that you were able to help out Minnesota's Feline Rescue last year!

    Hope you win again. :)

  29. We know you will win more awards this year and those special kitties you have selected to receive those noms will be most grateful. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calistsa Jo


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