You make me shine!

Bassa’s Blog is one year old today!

One year ago I placed a tentative paw on the keyboard to begin recording my daily adventures with tall person as we explore our neighborhood in Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia.

We have seen and shared so many amazing things that we have discovered on our walks. Tall person has shown me that everything is interesting if you pause to look.

I hope that everyone who has visited Bassa’s Blog has enjoyed the pictures and little stories.

Along the way, we have have made so many friends and have shared in their daily lives through their amazing blogs. We are honored to be blogging alongside so many talented blogging friends.

To commemorate 52 weeks of blogging we have designed a blogging award to acknowledge 52 blogs that we think are stars of the blogging world.

Bassa’s Blog ‘You Make Me Shine’ Award

We would like to give this award to 52 blogging friends who we think are shining stars:

Collies of the Meadow:

Just Ramblin’:


The Dante Diaries:

Thriving Pessimist:

Milka (The Great[est] Dane):


Oregonmike’s98 Blog:

Lola Pug:


Iowa Dog Blog:

TBN Ranch:

Dr Rayya:


Tales From the Mom-Side

What I Meant 2 Say:


Cupcake Speaks:

Directionally Impaired:

Doggone Artsy Photography:

Shary Hover:

Moxie Dogs:

Vanilla Bean:

Cats & Co:

I’ve Been Thinking About:

Jimmie Chew:

Jodi Stone:

Monica’s Tangled Web:

For the Love of My Dogs:

Misty Shores Chesapeakes:

Chancy the Gardner:


Fabulous Flo:

One Cool Griff:

Tylersat99’s Blog:

Lexi and Jasper – the Great Danes:




Paws to Talk:

Lounge Lassie’s World:

Apprehensive Oreo:



Dainty Paws:

Remain Insane:

2 Brown Dawgs:

The Misadventures of Misaki:

The (mis)Adventures of Sage:

Happy Bark Days:

Wayward Dogs:

Mark It Research:

You are all stars! We would be honored if you would accept this award. There are no rules!

P.S. I take this opportunity to thank the tall person for walking with me and showing me how to see things differently. Good luck with your new blog, Georgia About, tall person:

64 thoughts on “You make me shine!

  1. I am very very honored to accept this award from you, thankyou so much darling Bassa (and the tall person of course!)! 🙂 Congratulations on one year of blogging! You my dear are definately one of the shining stars of the blogging world, I always look forward to your stories, pictures and adventures! 🙂

  2. happy blogiversary + we look froward to sharing many morr! can we have cake to celebrate 🙂 thank you so much for our award and for continuing to share our stories. we love your blog too. lots of love (fuzzy and non) from us. x

  3. Congratulations sweet Bassa!!! You are so sweet to think of us while sending out the Shining Star award. We will proudly display this on our site since it comes with “no strings attached”. We love your blog and look forward to all your future posts. Hugs and nose kisses

  4. Congratulations on your blogiversary! And thank you so much for the award. I was intimidated about blogging for a while, but when I finally started posting, all I found was friends like you. You are a shining star in our inbox. Lola and I are both happy we met you.

  5. Congratulations on your blogiversary – and thanks so much for including me in that list of great blogs you’ve honored. You were one of the first to find me when I started blogging and have been a great encouragement to me. I love that picture of you with all the stars. You are a star.

  6. Congratulations on your year of blogging! That is no small feat. I am so glad you stuck with it. I am sure we all are looking forward to another 52 weeks more!

  7. Happy Anniversary Bassa! I am so glad we found one another in this great big blogging world! Thank you so much for including me on your list – I am happy and honored to be in such wonderful company! LOVE the photo of you for the You Make Me Shine Award!

  8. Great job blogging for one year, Bassa! You are an inspiration! I love the special way you look at things, and I always enjoy your spin on what you see. Thanks for including me in your list of 52. I’m honored! xo

    Love and licks,

  9. Bassa congratulations on your year of blogging. I have loved your blog. It has taught me so much abt. Caucasian Shephard Dogs and the Republic if Georgia; two things I knew nothing about. I look forward to the new things you will teach and show. I am truly honored that you have included me in your beautiful award and will display it proudly. Thank you and the Tall Person:-)

  10. HAppy One YEar!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! The collies howl their approval! YAY! Thank you so much for gifting us with your wonderful award… we treasure this one and we will be putting up all our awards on our award page. May your next year be happier than ever and my God Bless You!
    Your cheering friends,
    the collies and chuck 🙂

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  12. Wow!
    First, congratulations on a whole year of blogging, quite an accomplishment since I know sometimes you have more than one post per day!

    Second I’m so honored to even have my name up there among so many other fabulous bloggers, I thank you and the tall person from the bottom of my heart.

    And last (but certainly not least) I love the picture of you with the stars, it puts a huge smile on my face just seeing the picture, never mind the meaning behind it.

    Thank you again!!

    • Thank you Jodi! It has been a wonderful year. I see so many interesting things on my walks and I love to share 🙂 I am very pleased that you like the award. You deserve it!

  13. Gar Dawn it Bongo..I am so pleased that you have included an old lady in your 52 List. Reading your blog everyday about your adventures will Tall Person is always so exciting, and besides that ..I LOVE YOU! Happy anniversary…. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. A whole year!! You have been imparting wisdom for so long I am amazed you have any left!!! Looking forward to the next one, as I have so much more to learn from you!

  15. Congratulations on 52 weeks of blogging, Bassa and thanks so much for those wonderful posts!!! That ’You Make Me Shine’ Award is pawsome!!!! 🙂

  16. Oh dear Bassas! Happy blog anniversary!! Sorry for popping in late! 😀 Mom and i are so happy to have met you and tall person. YOU GUYS ARE PAWSOME 🙂 Congratulations on your one year and thank you so much for the “You Make Me Shine” Award, you look really happy in the photo! =D

    Hugs and Kisses,

    Love, Popcorn :}

  17. Congrats buddy! and thank you for put’n me on the list! our one year is com’n up too! and I will be One next week! (it will be the end of my blog’n, but I will try doing short films)
    Jimmie Chew

  18. Happy 1st Bloggiversary! We’re ecstatic to be on your list of 52 blogging friends – what an honour. All the best in your second blogging venture (blogs can be rather addictive, eh?). We look forward to learning more about your hometown in Georgia!

  19. Mazel tov on your first blogiversary! And thanks for introducing us to so many new [to us] blogs that we can’t wait to check out. Looking forward to your second year of blogging.

    Jed & Abby

  20. Happy birthday, Bassa the Blogger! Sorry I’m late in posting but the sentiment remains the same: I truly enjoy your writing and wonderful pics of your family and your country. Keep up the super work 🙂

  21. ONE YEAR!?!? CONGRATS BASSA!!! Happy Birthday to you and thank you so much for this wonderful award 🙂

    We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Hey there, Bassa!! I apologizxe for replying so late in the game. We’ve been a bit busy here. Thanks for all of your wonderful posts. You and your peeps are so interesting. I really enjoy reading about your home and adventures. I’m looking forward to learning more. Also, thank you loads and loads for bestowing your award on me. It’s very special coming from you. You have so many fantastic bloggers who follow you. I’m going to see how many I can get to and see what they are all up to.

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  28. Oh my. I’m terribly late on this pleasant news. I’ve just moved back home and have just gotten back to putting down the stuff I’ve gathered during the adventures over the past few months.

    But thank you so much, Bassa and Tall Person. You’ve made me smile. 🙂

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