The Gable's Excellent Site Award of Merit is presented
to sites that help to serve nature, animals and wildlife through action,
education and/or fostering of respect for this planet and its creatures.
The sites that are choosen are very, very special. The love that is put
into them is very evident. Some will inspire you with their beauty. Others
will lift you with their hope. Some will make your heart sing and still
others will break it in two. Please visit these wonderful and moving sites.
My sincerest congratulations and thanks
to the winners who, through the contribution
they have made on their web pages,
have helped to make a difference in this world.
Please do not link to this award. And do not download
this award unless you have been notified that you are a winner. Winners
are selected arbitrarily by me (sometimes with a little help from one of
my furry friends), from sites meeting the criteria that I have surfed out
on my own or from nominations for sites other than your own. Nominations
may be made by E-Mail. They
will be reviewed within a week. Please put "Excellent Site Nomination"
in the subject line and the URL in the message. The site must not have
any obscenity, nudity or other "adult only" content.
Bells and whistles are not judged. Content is.
This is something I was told back when my site consisted
of just a single (although very long) page. I had visited a beautiful page
at a wonderful site, Wild and Free at A Place in the Sun. I was just learning
HTML when this special stranger paid me a reciprocal visit. I didn't have
tables, I didn't have music, heck I didn't even know how to make a second
page. But he told me I had what lots of fancy pages don't - very good content.
Val's words of praise and encouragement gave me the momentum to learn more
while always focusing on content first, because without it the bells and
whistles mean nothing. Thank you Val.
There is another person I would like to thank. I only
"met" her recently, but the wonderful work she is doing for animals inspired
my Ways You Can Help Pets and Wildlife Page. Through her lovely site at
Paws R Us, with its lighter and serious sides, she is making a difference.
I pray I can also. Thank you Jan.