Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Renee Award

I received this really neat award from Gayle at the White House--the one in Alaska, not the one in Washington DC. The award had been passed on to her. Gayle quoted the sender of her award, “The Renee award was created by Bella and Ces in honour of their friend Renee who has inflammatory breast cancer. In Bella's own words "this is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds it's way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns…” Gayle goes on to say, "The award is being passed to creative souls who give."
Wow, how cool is that. She sent me the award because of the work I do with wildlife on Sanibel with the not to be named Wildlife Hospital there. (LOL). She also passed the award on to a friend of mine, Tootie, who goes out early one morning a week to walk the beach to check for Sea Turtle Nests then blogs about it here.
So, in keeping with the wildlife theme, I am going to pass the award along to Rambling Woods, The Road Less Traveled. She lives in Western New York state and apparently has turned her backyard into a bird sanctuary of sorts. And, like me, she has rescued her fair share of wildlife also. And what is really inspiring is that she is also dealing with multiple sclerosis but yet she still puts forth a lot of effort in protecting and caring for wildlife. She takes the most amazing pictures of her visitors. I always look forward to her pictures and her stories. So, my hat is off to you, RW. Keep up the great work you do.
Again, thanks Gayle.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...this teared me up this morning..Benji the goose's owner Jan also has breast cancer that spread to her bones and is terminal and now she has lost her buddy Benji..But this is so special and how lucky Renee is to have friends like this and to have a very special award in her honor...I will find a special person to pass this on to..Thank you so much for all your kind comments when you visit my blog. How I wish you could share your rehab work..I don't understand how the animals need privacy, they need to be seen and heard...Oh well.. Thank you...Michelle

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Congrats on the award! You deserve it!