As it's traditional in the UK for Her Majesty the Queen to announce New Year Honour Awards to people for special things they have done, it made me think about who might be given awards on Twitter.
Everyfur is a worthy winner of an award for something or other, but this year's awards are as follows:
Most Promising YoungsterGundogCoco. Coco is an enthusiastic young pup who is keen to learn all things gundog and can't wait to start trials. If her skills match her enthusiasm she will be excellent! She has good connections as she is lucky enough to have met urbangundog!
Oz_theTerrier wins this one paws down with his poems and limericks on his blog. His wit and humour are entertaining for everyfur. Oscar is also awarded Tech Support Dog as he is very pawtient and helpful with those of us who are struggling to get our paws going in the right direction with the modern gadgets and gizmos.
Law Enforcement Dog of the Year
is the only contender for this one, keeping us all on the straight and narrow, and training up new young pups in the ways of the the law. Keep up the good work!
Missy_Moo_JRT receives this for her inventive ways of saving space as illustrated by her alternative sleeping arrangement in her basket. When it is wet and muddy outside Missy is very brown-pawed, which I believe is the equivalent of humans being green-fingered.
Bionic Dog of the Year
Whisper_K9 has actually been operated on by the BionicVet so who knows what super-powers he possesses. When he has had his final operation watch out - he'll be zipping around like nobody's business!
Best Ears of the Year
This is awarded to DavidsBestMate who can put on his "good boy ears" to get out of any tricky situation! (He also has pretty good teeth as any toy or food item will know!).
Services for Charity
I know many of you work tirelessly to raise money for charity, but this year's award goes to frugaldougal for his hard work (along with many others) in running paw-pawty events in aid of good causes.
DJ (Dog-Jockey) of the Year
This one goes to Dogstoyevsky who is expert at music matters. Lexie is known to keep furs rocking on the dance-paw at many a paw-pawty. She has recently started a music related blog called The Chain, where followers choose a song with a link to the previous song chosen.
Sportsdog of the Year
For his dedicated services to the Olympic Woogling Team (#OWT2012) Utterdogwash deserves this one!
To be honest, this could go to anyone of us, but the number of times Monty_The_Dane is mistaken for a horse gives him the edge.
This award has to go to Marleyterrier as he spends countless hours supervising from his office (AKA the beanbag). His selfless commitment to the beanbag is second to none. He is currently supervising his typist who is going to run 1000 miles this year to raise money for the Dogs Trust.
Most Athletic Dog
TeagantheDog has is always out and about. She is known for flushing out pheasants in her locality. She has been caught on camera literally flying through the air which demonstrates her athletic ability. No wonder she keeps in good shape.
Most Hungry Dog of the Year
Urbangundog is always hungry! Any time - day or night. Is his real name UrbanHungryDog? Also awarded to UGD is the Most Confused (as he has *ahem* "mistaken" a few chaps and even Deputy Boss' head for a lady). He does, however, also receive the Most Handsome & Shiniest Coat awards.
Bravest Dog of the Year
Baxter_man has endured the nasty earth shakes in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has shown great courage and even when his wag didn't work he made sure his sisfur and humans felt safe. Baxter also is in line for the Most Determined Dog of the Year after his repeated attempts to break into the kitchen fridge, using his dog-initiative he made the most of the earth shakes as a cover when trying to break into the fridge using explosives! Sadly his attempts to gain entry to the fridge failed!
Most Crafty Dog of the Year
AnnieBella021 is awarded this for her hard work designing and making cards to celebrate special occasions. She is also know for her glamourous outfits and poses to feature in the photos displaying the paw-made cards. Annie also is awarded Endurance of the year award as she has put up with lots of needle teeth from pup Maisie. Annie's sleeping arrangements have been severely disrupted due to the young pup!
Well done to everyfur. Keep up the good work in 2011!