Shop at for 100% Natural, Raw Pet Food

10 Reasons You Should Nominate Me for a Petties Pet Blog Award

 Nominate Keep the Tail Wagging for a Petties Pet Blog Award

Each year, announces the Petties Pet Blog Awards and I’m writing to ask that my readers nominate Keep the Tail Wagging!  But you may be wondering – “why should I nominate you? there are hundreds of other pet blogs out there.”

Well, let me tell you!

1. How many bloggers can rock a Dog Mom T-Shirt the way I can?  I wear mine proudly!!  Who needs to put on make up or style their hair when they have this cool shirt?  Not me!

Kimberly Gauthier, Dog Mom T Shirt, Self Portrait

Click on the image to buy your own Dog Mom t-shirt! It helps Rescue!

2. Who shared with you about how to express anal glands?  Me, that’s who!  I even endured the judgmental looks from Sydney as I expressed hers.  I’m not afraid to get down in the trenches.

3. Isn’t it easier to understand the raw food diet when you hear about it from a real dog mom?  Not only is it easy, but it’s less expensive than I thought (although Amanda and TheDogMaOnline told me this many times).

You can nominate me for a video award for this one.  Check out the rest of the raw food series HERE.  And it’s not finished!  I can’t wait to share our dogs quirky eating routine and see if you experience the same.


4. I admitted my personal struggle with my mom and was amazed by how many people could relate.  That response helped me walk away from that and other toxic relationships and I’ve never been happier or stronger.

5.  I overcame my fear of leaving my babies and public speaking to rock it at BlogPaws 2013!  I’m still floating after that amazing experience.  And you know what!  I came back with more great information for YOU!

6.  I’m the type of dog mom to have pictures taken with her dogs, stops the camera man to rush one out to pee, and leaves the third in the car, because she hates crowds.

Christmas Pictures at Petco 2012

7.  I introduced you to great products like Paws On Earth Dog Shampoo Bars, Wag Lifetime Joint Care and other cool products!  And I’m even hosting a giveaway RIGHT NOW (ends Mon 6/10/13).

Running - Sydney, Wag Lifetime Joint Care


8.  I’m in the process of creating a list of treats that don’t source any of their ingredients from China!  Believe it or not, it’s not that short and it’s going to keep growing!  Here’s a hint, CloudStar is on that list!

9.  I celebrate dog rescue.  I do know that here are reputable breeders out there; I’ve met a few and they’re awesome and not rich.  But I love promoting dog rescue, because five rescues have touched my heart over the past three years: Rodrigo, Sydney, Morgan, Riley and Blue.  And don’t get me started on Belle – I love her.

Petco Dog Outfits, Petco Wedding Outfits for Dogs

Blue and Belle, Sitting in a Tree, K I S S I N G

10.  And this year, I’ve been in Women’s Day magazine, Dog Fancy two times, I spoke at BlogPaws, I was interviewed on Paw Vogue Radio, and I wrote 2 ebooks.  Okay, I’m kind of bragging here, but I’m so excited to list these accomplishments, because…

  • Although I’m an extrovert, I hate having all eyes on me, because I’m terrified of what people will see.
  • I’m terrified of public speaking.
  • I had no idea what blogging was about when I first started and I’m learning more every day still.
  • The idea that I would have written one ebook seemed impossible; to knock out 2 in a month just blows me away.
  • And I know that I have all my readers, our three dogs, and a supportive boyfriend and awesome friends (plus a great step dad) to thank for all the encouragement and support.  I don’t know where I would be without my amazing support system.

You can listen to my interview by CLICKING HERE.

So this is why I am asking to be nominated for a Petties Pet Blog Award.  You can nominate me for Best Dog Blog, Best Blog Post (you can check out the popular blog posts in the right sidebar for a hint), best video, or anything else that you believe Keep the Tail Wagging has earned.

And while our at it, will you nominate for the Best Active Living Blog and/or Best Pet Mobile App?  I’ve learned a lot from that due that helped us take some weight off of Sydney’s thigh.

It would be such an honor and the best part is that one of our favorite rescue groups will be entered to win a $10,000 grant.

Nominate Keep the Tail Wagging Now!

Thanks in advance!


  1. Done! Great and funny points you made there! You’re a great blogger and dog mom! Good luck :)

    • Thanks, Kia

      They need to get best fashion blog on there – I know yours isn’t really a fashion blog, but our cute little dodg is my fashionista so I always think of you when I think dog fashion.

      I hope you’re on Petco and Petsmart’s list to receive stuff – they send tons of dog clothes out to bloggers. I can’t use any, because our dogs are so big :)

      • Aw, thanks Kimberly. Petsmart sends me things to review, but I’m not on Petco’s list. How do I go about being on the list?

        • Just sent an introductory email!

  2. Oh, Miss Kimberly…you are already on our list of nominations but these are good reasons to help others decide (we have Slim Doggy on our list too)! Now, if only there was a category for Best Dog Poet so someone could nominate me for my Limericks….BOL!
    *high paws*

    • I’ll nominate you for funny blog – I love your limiricks and always find myself trying to do one and I can’t.

      • Oh, you are too kind Miss Kimberly. You should visit my Inspire a Limerick page and send me some information about each of your pups. I would be more than happy to write Limericks inspired by them!!!

        • Okay!

  3. I love your blog Kimberly! Voted and shared. :-)
    (Also read your post about your Mom – see comment there.)
    Good luck!!

    • Thanks!

  4. Kimberly, I’m pleased to nominate you for the Petties Award! Your blog posts are honest, valuable and fun. Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks so much!

  5. Hi Kimberly-
    You have my vote. I hadn’t realized the ballot is asking for a bunch of different nominations in different categories.

    One question: Do you have a rescue organization you would recommend a donation to?

    There are so many and I like the Humane Society and even would like to see the ASPCA get a donation, but I know there are so many others that I’m not aware of.

    • Thanks for asking, Laura – If I win, I’m donating money to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. They helped us find Blue and they’re doing so many great things. I just love that group. Of course, you can add any group that you like too :)

      Thanks for the vote and for even selecting any rescue group. I just love the idea of one getting so much money!!!

  6. Awww. I’d vote for you love…:)

    • Thanks, Mark :)


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>