DWAA logoI’ve just received the happy news that my blog post, What You Can Do to Avoid Getting Bitten By a Dog: 10 Common Mistakes People Make Greeting Dogs is in the running for a prestigious DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America) Award.

The last time I had the honor of being in the running was back in 2007, when my book Dogs of Dreamtime was a finalist in the general book category. It lost to a book about the Search and Rescue dogs that worked at the Twin Towers on 9/11 entitled Dog Heroes of September 11th by Nona Kilgore Bauer.

For those of us who write about dogs, being selected as a finalist by the DWAA is our equivalent of being nominated for an Oscar. Same idea of being recognized by our peers in a big way. The competition in my category is pretty stiff again this year, so while I’ll keep my fingers crossed, I won’t be holding my breath. : ) Award night is in February. Wish me luck!