Ready and Running - My Acceptance Speech!

Hello Blogville!!

I would like to formally accept the position of Mayor for the 2017/2018 term!!
There are so many I need to thank for supporting me and running such a great campaign!

The biggest thanks go to YOU, the citizens of Blogville; without you there wouldn't be a Blogville. I look forward to working with everyone to keep Blogville the fun and exciting place it is today!

The next thank you goes to my worthy opponents Christmas and Oreo, along with Angel Lexi and Noodles!! Blogville couldn't have asked for a better selection of Candy Dates and I am lucky enough to call them all furiends!!!

Next, let me bring out my best gal AND my rock during this campaign. The pug who not only has great fashion sense, but is also a multi-ribbon agility winner....Blogville's New Vice Mayor...
Vice Mayor Elect Mabel!! 
Thank you Mabel, from the bottom of my Shih Tzu heart, for  helping to make our campaign so very successful!!

 I wouldn't even be a resident of Blogville without the help of my big sister Dory. Dory will be retiring from Pawlitics this year and word is she and Mr. Bailey will spend their retirement years traveling the world!  I also want to thank Jakey and Bilbo for helping me stay on track during the election. I pawmise not to be tooooo bossy in the coming months!

 I couldn't have made it as far as I have without the help of the previous administrations, especially the previous Mayors, Frankie and Madi, and the current Lame Duck Mayors Murphy and Stanley!!! I am looking forward to meeting with Murphy and Stanley when they return from vacation to start the transition process!!

which leads me to the Important Announcements section of my speech...
I made sure to get my assistant busy right away, and I dictated letters for her to email inquiries to our appointees.

I want to make sure that the 2017 Administration is set up so we will be ready to rock and roll in January!! 

I am pleased to announce the following appointments to the Blogville Administration:
I am pleased to announce Christmas and Oreo have agreed to take over the pawsition of 
City Managers!! 
We are sure they will be an asset to Blogville with their extensive experience in planning and managing.

Filling the pawsition of Blogville Town Hall Executive Office Manager is Princess Leah

With Mr. Bailey retiring, Jakey will join Hazel as our official Press Secretaries.

Thanks to Madi for agreeing to continue her service as the Chaircat of:
(Fellowship of Lovable United Feline Friends)

Continuing her service of pairing up Blogville Citizens,  Ruby will be in charge of the Department of Yente Services

Former Mayor and Founding Father, Frankie Furter has been appointed as
Honorable Judge of the Supreme Court of Common FleasErnie will continue his role of "Head Lawyer in Charge" of all Blogville court cases and is also taking on the role of “Mediator in Small Bones Court”, handling small disputes with settlements under 100 bones.


Sarge has agreed to serve another term as the Blogville Pawlice Commissioner.

When the new administration begins, Sarge will be joined by our own Murphy as the new 
Blogville Pawlice Chief and Stanley as Blogville's Town Sheriff!!


Heading up the Office of Welcoming and Socializing Services will be Addi

A big thank you to Aunty Yamini for agreeing to serve another term heading up the Office of Wellness and Concerns!

...and, of course, special coverage of all Blogville events will be covered by our Media Relations Directors Bentley and Pierre (with the hep of Junior Director Paisley)!

...and this is only the beginning!!
Please look at the administration page HERE and let us know (via comments or email) if you would like to continue in your current pawsition OR let me know if there is a pawsition YOU are interested in!!  
 I know we have lots and lots of talent out there in Blogville!!

I pawmise to keep you updated as appointments are confirmed! I also plan to have executive meetings with prior administrations in the coming weeks to help make the transition of adminitrations easier.

Please know we will need YOUR input on how to help Blogville stay FUN!!

Thanks again for your support and for electing us your New Mayor and Vice Mayor!! 

  We will now take questions and any concerns you may have!!

 We will make sure to get back to you in next Saturday's FAQ post!
If you have an idea or question you would like answered quickly or privately, please email me at:
bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com
and we will get back to you right away!


Mara said...

Way to go! And some great appointments there. Over here in Norway we are especially pleased by the appointment of Madi to the Office of FLUFF affairs. We think she fits perfectly!

We are looking forward to two years of your mayorship. Congratulations to all of you!

Miss Oswin and Mara from Norway and Brom (currently in Northern Ireland)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Appaws indeed!!! Deep breaths efurryone... ready, set.... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Molly and Mackie said...

Congratulations to all of you! What a great staff!

Julie said...

Oh this is sooooooo EXCITING!!!! What funs we'll haf
I hear I do get a key to the executive Potty Room….woohoo!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Madi and Mom said...

aPAWs aPAWs standing ovation and so many whistles we blew all the leaves off the trees‼️🤗🤗👍👍😻
What a wonderful acceptance and OMCs a cabinet full of smiling faces, experts, wisdom and Royalty!
MOL MOL MOL Princess Leah's comment...I want a key to the food pantry

Christmas said...


Sandra said...

Wild a paw was. This means I'm wildly clapping and that my tablet spell check will not let me type what I want to check tape. I love each and every choice you made. Congratulations on your new cabinet and to all the new members

Bouncing Bertie said...

Great acceptance speech - this is going to be yet another fabulous administration!
Oh I do hope I can have the honour of being reappointed to the position of Director of Scientific Affairs. (I am currently working on my Pee-hD these which will be published shortly).
Toodle pip!

Millie and Walter said...

That was a great speech Arty. We know that you and your administration will do wonderful things for Blogville.

Sweet William The Scot said...

I would like to continue my present position as Music Professor - DJ Rockin Wills.
Congratulations on your new position.
Sweet William The Scot

Moth said...

Pawsome acceptance speech Arty and I am sure this is going to be a successful and fun administration with such a great cabinet. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

Murphy said...

We heard a wild applause all the way over here in Sedona! What a great speech! We can't wait to meet for the transition! We have so much work to do between now and January!

Your Lame Duck Mayorz,

Murphy and Stanley

Marg said...

Those sure look like such great appointments. It is going to be a great year for sure.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Arty I am bursting with pride - what a wonderful speech. Looks like we will be off to a wonderful start with the administration!

tons of pug hugs
your gal & Vice Mayor

Marie Symeou said...


Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Wyatt said...

Congrats on your new pawsishion in Blogville, Arty! What a fine cabinet you have selected to keep Blogville running smoothly!

I would like to stay on in the department of agriculture, if that is okay?! Thanks Mayor!


Sammie and Avalon said...

Well huge congratulations! What an enormous election - we are just catching up on blog news, and your bloggie certainly carries that! We look forward to being good citizens of Blogville!

Happy Howlidays!
Sammie and Ava xoxo

C.L.W.STEP said...

This is going to be a great year! You have your work cut out for you. But it looks like you'll have plenty of highly qualified helpers.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

With so many people to thank for their help, it is no wonder Blogville is such a wonderful place to live. Great staff too - we look forward to another year of peaceful living in our special world.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD OMD O M D we can certainly see that Blogville will be in Good Paws... and that there is NO DANGER of SQUIRRELS {{{{SHIVER}}}} will NOT be trying to Disrupt Blogville's Peace with their NUTTY Invasions and CRAZED Notions.. WHEW...
What a Grand Speech Mayor Elect Arty... and WOW did you EVER Chews some of the BEST of the BEST to Keep Blogville being BLOGVILLE...

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the Appointees and Administration. THIS is Gonna be GRAND.

MilitaryPugWife said...

Whoo hoo!!

M. K. Clinton said...

What a wonderful acceptance speech. This is our top story tomorrow and we will send our friends over to hear your pawsome speech. Thank you so much for allowing us to be the nose of news here in Blogville. It is an honor and a privilege. ☺

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

You are going to do a great job. You have also picked a great administration. We are in good hands during your term.

Braeden and Seth said...

Congratulations!! And what a mighty fine administration you have! We are looking forward to get the blog up and running again so we can participate in all the fun!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Clap, clap, clap.

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

Woof Woof Meow Meow!! Pawesome speech Arty and great appointing :) Congratulations!!!

Matt & Matilda

Jans Funny Farm said...

If you had an Office of Hyperactivity, we'd propose our Marcus. But, thankfully, that office doesn't exist.

We would like to be added to the census. Somehow Percy made it on but the rest of us didn't. Merci, Cyndi, (Percy), Buddy, Rusty, Micah, Marcus & Taylor

Looks like your cabinet is pretty well filled already. you're off to a good start.

Again, congratulations on your win.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello arty its dennis the vizsla dog hay kongratchoolayshuns on yore elekshun and noo job as the mayor of blogville!!! yoo hav put toogether kwite a staf and kabinet and i no that blogville wil be in gud paws for another yeer!!! ok bye

KB Bear said...

Yay, Arty!!!! Congrats - I know that you'll do an outstanding job. You rock, dude! And, Mabel - so young but so smart - I know that you'll provide Arty with excellent guidance.

As for Shyla's appointment as director of wildlife services, she's be very happy to continue, unless someone else would like a chance at the pawsition.

Yipee for the new administration!

Mark Muller said...

apaws apaws and a BIG BRAVO!!! what a super speech and what fabulous members of your cabinet!

Casey said...

BRAVO!!! This is going to be a fangtastic new administration. Jessie and I would be happy to continue on as Directors of All Furiends In Furever Homes if you still need our services.

Sarge said...

Wow, you have put together one stellar Administration! Congrats to all. I'm super honored to continue to serve.

Kinley Westie said...

Me and Brinley would luv to join Finley in headin up da Fashion Department!!

The Army of Four said...

Great speech!!! And that's a fine-looking cabinet you've got lined up!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher