They Like Me! They Really Really Like Me!

My site was nominated for Best Animal Blogger!Wow. We’re honored to be nominated for Blogger’s Choice Awards for Best Animal Blogger. Thank you Elaine for your nomination.

Click here if you want to vote for us (registration required).

Don’t worry about this getting to our heads. The recall news isn’t over by any stretch, and we see this as a great way to get the word out about the recall to other readers.

31 Responses to “They Like Me! They Really Really Like Me!”

  1. pat says:

    Congrats! A well-deserved honor, I might add. I’ll be voting for you, but don;t have time to sign up right now.

  2. Eric says:

    You all deserve all the praise and awards anyone could possibly give you!!!

  3. Steve says:

    Good Job. Don’t let it go to your head though.

  4. Barbara says:

    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have been a life saver and a life line to many. Thank you.

  5. e wem says:

    I actually love you. It is a heck of a job to maintain a web site and put up with chats.

    This web site is a life line in this crisis and so well done and easy to use.

  6. Dragonheart says:

    Congrats! A well deserved nomination. :)

  7. Donna says:

    I have a crush on Itchmo.

    Congratulations!! Well deserved.

  8. blkcatgal says:

    Since this whole recall business started, I have visited several different blogs but I always come back to itchmo. You are the first site I check for all the latest news. Thank you!

    This may have already been asked or is on the site somewhere but where does the name “itchmo” come from?

    ITCHMO ADMIN: Thanks for the kind words. “Itchmo” is furbaby speak for “Itch me more”.

  9. E. Hamilton says:

    You deserve this and so much more!

  10. Rollo says:

    Congrats!!! This site is a life-saver, literally. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.

  11. Fran N.J. says:


    You deserve this! I and others have been checking your site for the food recall updates every day, actually few times a day. I even posted your web site to many, many Yahoo Group Lists to get the word out with the recalls. I know your hard work has saved many lives.

    I fell in love with Itchmo and came to trust you very much.


  12. Cathy says:

    You are the first site I look at when I get online.

    I voted and hope you win!

  13. bw says:

    I just watched cnn newsroom, with Heidi Collins. She had a woman on with her that assured her the tainted chicken would not hurt anyone, it wasn’t being recalled because it wasn’t a threat to humans as it had been to the FIFTEEN pets that had died!!!! FIFTEEN PETS!!! Good heavens! this was a MID DAY CNN REPORT to the whole nation!! And they are still either stupid or plain lying!!! I cannot find out how to contact them by phone!!!
    We were waiting for prime time coverage, and they are still saying 15 pets died! I can’t believe it. And they said ONLY the hogs and chicken were tainted. I KNOW I SAW FDA inspection reports of finding melamine in other foods, from noodles to nutrition bars. with NUMBERS STATED. I can’t find that in my notes. I evidently didn’t copy it, DOES ANYONE KNOW where I can find that again. It was an FDA site I believe. I found it from ITCHMO”S link. Where is that now???

  14. johnypaycut says:

    What is this, Itchmo-mania??

    well, maybe you do deserve credit, you’v helped expose some of the
    nastest bottom feeders since the 2004 election…

    congradlutaions itchmo .. for diligence , hard work, your support
    and your concern
    for all the animals
    and,i want to let you know? i’l be nameing my feral tom >itchmo…

    nightmare a bit more like a migrane

  15. ~Martha~ says:

    Well deserved nomination!

    I registered, I did try ~ but am unable to vote (as well as see past page 1 of votes) due to my browser’s antiquated flash capacity. :(

    Itchmo, just know that you have my vote even tho it isn’t showing on the official count.

    Thank you for all you have done,

  16. Susan says:

    We do like you! We really really do like you!

    I’d never heard of Itchmo until I was reading and one of their dogs had died from kidney failure after eating tainted food - they had several others in the hospital as well - and they mentioned this website. I’ve check it everyday since, in addition to getting the email alerts.

    A job so well done (which is an understatement).

  17. Andrea says:

    You’re site has been added to my daily must-visit routine and will stay there after the recall is ancient history. I’m sure many others feel the same way.

    It couldn’t go to a better site. If I ever manage to update my own site I’m adding a link there to vote for you as well.

  18. carol says:

    Got my VOTE!!!
    You deserve much more!!!

  19. bw says:

    Yes, Itchmo, congratulations on a job well done. Please don’t stop, we still need you! We obviously cannot depend on the media. See my post a few minutes ago. You have saved many lives, and it isn’t over. Bless you

  20. Steve says:

    Hey help me out, I have to decide between Pork Chops Melamine, the Kidney Failure Roast Chicken or the Kervorkian Casserole this evening for our guests.

  21. Lorie says:

    I tell everyone I know about this site tired of them thinking all is right with the food industry and oly a few pet foods were recalled in March end of story. I like to direct them here for a reality check. Thanks for you all y ou do and have done, this place lets me know I am not alone in my fear and worry about my 2 affected cats. I will be voting. Great job.

  22. Steve says:

    Should we barbecue or sautéed?

  23. DonnaD says:

    Steve, don’t forget the spinach salad.

  24. susanUnPC says:

    I registered a couple hours ago, but can’t vote — it keeps saying that feature is unavailable. However, I’ll persist because you deserve all the votes you can get.

    Steve, your menu ideas are hilarious. Maybe you’ll have to serve them a lonely baked potato (as long as it’s locally grown, of course).

    There’s a fabulous local dairy near me that makes its own brie-type cheese … melted, with small chunks of home-baked bread … yummmm.

    Let me take you shopping this afternoon. We’ll go to the local organic farmer’s lovely little store stuffed with the most beautiful vegetables of all kinds. They sell that local cheese too.

  25. ally says:

    Congrats Ben (Itchmo). Sally Field would approve. ;-]
    This is indeed well deserved!

  26. Debbie4747 says:

    This wonderful site has been a life saver for so many here. So much info from itchmo and its readers! I voted for you and would have twice or more if they would let me!
    Thank you for doing so much work with this site and keeping up with what is being posted as well as the info ont he outside.
    I am definitely an itchmoholic!

  27. purringfur says:

    Congratulations, Ben. Thank you for all of your hard work running this site.

  28. Nanci says:

    I just voted for you Itchmo! Since finding this site, I have been here daily to get the latest information on this recall. Seems that we can all get the info we need faster here than anywhere. If I were to depend on other media sources rather than my computer, I would still be in the dark. THANK YOU for all you hard work and dedication!

  29. Donna says:

    No pet leaves from my Private Boarding Kennel,with the invoice stating go to No telling,how many lives YOU saved ! Bravo,outstanding job and thank you for really making the difference in a life or death situation. Blessing to you !

  30. Donna says:

    Error: —without the the invoice stating,go to

  31. stephie says:

    We (my critters and I) would have been lost without your during this food crisis!

    You have been a lifesaver…way to go.

    Our heartfelt congrats and thanks!

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