Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Liebster Award from Sarge

Our friend, Sarge (http://sargespeaksout.blogspot.ca/) gave us a Liebster Award and a nice mention on his blog. We’re thrilled that others would find our blog interesting enough to read. We hope that we’re able to bring a smile to your face most days.

Sarge did ask us to list 11 things that folks may not know about me. It was kind of hard to think of 11 things so we’ll just add to our list from when Aimee (http://aimeeonthemountainside.blogspot.ca/) gave us an award to reduce the amount of heavy thinking :)

1. Before I suffered my injury, I was pretty much a “couch potato”. I liked to lie around quite a bit. In fact, my parents gave me a fancy nickname, “Sir Chesterfield of Valiant”, partly because I used to lie on the couch so much. That all changed during my rehabilitation when I got my wheelchair from Eddie’s Wheels. I love to get out and walk as much as possible. Last Sunday, my dad and I, along with my “boat anchor” sister Tuvia, walked more than 7 miles. Actually we walked from one city into another and my mom had to come by to pick us up with her car. My dad and Tuvia were too tired to go back to where we started from.

2. When I was in the emergency hospital after my disk ruptured. My dad told me that I had suffered a bad “owie” in my back that wasn't due to anything that I had done or that anyone had done to me; he said that the doctors were going to try to help me with surgery but it might “sting” a bit. I said okay let’s do it because I wanted to stay with my family. I told my dad to not worry, that it would be okay whatever happened. We’d figure out everything else as we went along.

3. My current wheelchair is actually my second one. I kind of outgrew my first one because I built up really big muscles.

4. Most of my caregivers are female. Janice (vet), Gail (chiropractor/vet), Lori (laser therapist), Erika (swim coach), Audrey (groomer) and her sister Debbie and Cari (walking buddy). Then there are my former walkers, like Kathy S., Debbie M., Mairin, Cathy T. Oh there’s also Jill (raw food retailer for dogs and cats), my grandmother and my mom.

5. I get brushed and blow dried by Erika after my weekly swim sessions. I like that part of my swim day the best. Erika also gives me chicken before I swim a lap.

6. I don’t like the sound of water splashing around when we’re driving in the rain.

7. I like girls and cats. Not necessarily in that order.

8. I try to avoid having my face photographed. It makes my peeps a little crazy.

9. The wheels on my wheelchair are getting bald so I’ll be getting new tires this year.

10. We’ve been raised on a raw diet - kangaroo and bison (not at the same time) along with raw vegetables and supplements

11. I have an awesome, sturdy and well-padded red wagon that my dad pulls me around in now and then.

Thanks again Sarge. I hope that everyone has a good day.


  1. OMD Sammy Congratulations on the Award... You did a fine job of answering the questions... You have bald tires>>>??? will you get Michelins? We have those on our Jeep... butt we put the white Walls INSIDE... Will you have White Walls???

  2. Sam, you's amazing and I just luffs reading your blog!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. It's great to see you have all those special people to take good care of you Sammy, you are a very lucky boy!
    Dip and Elliot x

  4. we always look forward to seeing your posts Sam and it is so cool to know a little more about you

  5. Hi Sam,
    Looks like you excel at wheels! I once had a wagon too - for when we visited Lake Tahoe in the mountains. I like it a lot.
    Love Noodles, your new FURiend.

  6. Sam you are a pawsome guy and it is fun to learn more about you!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. dood...conga ratz on yur award N we enjoyed reedin bout N lurnin mor bout ewe !!!

    oh...N we like cats two ☺~~~


  8. Congrats on your new Liebster award Sam! It was interesting learning more about you...what does kangaroo taste like?
    Blessings, Aimee

  9. Hari Om
    Thanks for sharing some of your personal details Sam... crikey, though, I wish I could go buy a new set of legs the way you'll get new tyres!!! Then again I have a red 'wagon' too/ &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. Hey Sam!
    Wow, your list is fabulous and I'm so glad to know more about you. Gee, I have a helper named Lori too...she's my Mom. BOL I like your wagon and I'm gonna ask my Dad about getting one for me.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  11. Congratulations on your award, Sam! We just love that picture of you sitting in your red wagon☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  12. We love hearing more about you Sam!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Wow you eat raw veggies? That's amazing Sam. Sounds like you're healthier than a lot of humans. You look fab as always.