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Updated on February 22, 2013
Kal and K9keystrokes express love for their favorite Hubbers.
Kal and K9keystrokes express love for their favorite Hubbers. | Source

My Hub Huggin' Friends

I suppose if I thought about which Hubbers have caused my heart to race in frustration I might find the list much longer than the one to come. But, even those who have pissed me off with what I feel to be insane ramblings of non-sense, hold a place in my heart and at times, (usually after a couple martini's) I have even found appreciation for their struggles. I have greatly appreciated those Hubbers that have rumbled with me in the mean back alleys of the forums, (I will miss you Earnest).

Principled Soap Box Hubbers

Know that I never underestimate the strength of those who faithfully carry their own soap box full of beliefs and scriptures into the forums to do battle with their personal brand of righteous anger and old testament vigor (I love you on a spiritual level Brenda Durham). And I respect the knights in shining armor who trot into the forums to courageously defend against such soap box packing warriors (Cagsil you are the bravest of them all) with logic and pure acceptance of the human race. But this hub is dedicated to those Hubbers who through tactfulness, love and compassion have found their way into my Hub-loving heart and settle there among the many wonderful things that only a big K9 kind heart could imagine. So, with that being said, let's move on to the those fantastic Hubbers I call friends!

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Starting with the Biggest NFL Fan of All!

I have to start out with a splash, and introduce you to a wonderful little gal who has traveled from coast to coast, but remains faithful to her sport of football. You'll find everything from the The NFL's Greatest Running Backs of all times to those Sexy Butts of the NFL! That's right, I am referring to Wavegirl22. She was the first Hubber to greet and hold my hand through a 60 Challenge in my first months on HubPages. She had to teach me (step by step) how to create a RSS link; I really had NO idea how. Wavegirl22 thank you for treating me like an equal when that was SOOOO not the case!

The HubPages Fem Duo!
The HubPages Fem Duo! | Source

My Favorite Hubbing Duo

Minnetonka Twin and her mirror-rific sister Healing Touch have been a sweet duo from day one I met them. Deeply brave warm hearts that have only the highest regard for keeping things kind. No matter the trial or struggle, these two stick together and reach out teaching the joy of life no matter what evil may creep into your life. Inspiring and moving, I proudly call these two ladies of Hubages, my friends.

Shalom my friend!
Shalom my friend! | Source

My Hub Hugging Shalom Man

When I first began to read Hubs (before I became a Hubber) I wondered into the LGBT topic for a read or two. I stumbled upon a hub that was refreshing and bright and made me laugh right out loud, Gaydar Secrets. I instantly fell in love with this Hubber! Livelonger had it all,; intelligence, wit, great writing skills, and a defined purpose, and he is Jewish! Which is a big bonus to K9! A year or so later when I discovered his secret identity, (Ha! Thought I was gonna tell you didn't you?) and met him in person, I had no doubt that this was a HubBuddy for life! I am honored and thrilled to call livelonger my friend, and when he uses the phrase, "Shalom my friend" this old heart of mine glows from here clear to the moon.

Only the Bow knows for sure!
Only the Bow knows for sure! | Source

That Big Bow Says it All!

No matter what I have struggled with here on HubPages, this Hubber Supreme has always had my back. Humor, brilliance, support, and a delightful leader, Simone Smith gives me the joy I need to saunter to my keyboard and keep tapping away. Whether she is inspiring the Weekly Topic Inspiration or creating videos about the Best Moroccan Lemon Cupcakes you will ever taste, Simone keeps this place we call HubPages a fun location to write. Her personality, helpfulness, and kindness are only out shined by her intelligence (she double majored in International Business and Marketing and has a minor in Fine Arts). So, smart doesn't even begin to describe her! If I haven't said it before, thanks for all of the help and support well beyond the call of duty, Simone!

No more "willing to love" heart exists!
No more "willing to love" heart exists! | Source

When You Think You Found Kindness, Think Again

This next Hubber on my list of appreciation is Earth Angel. Just when I thought I had located the kindest and smartest place online, I ran across this delightful writer. With an unlimited range of love, SAPPHIRE GRACE (Earth Angel) is an artist, author and spiritual activist. I have yet to find a more willing to love heart anywhere. I am proud to call EA my HubBuddy!

~Only Choose Love~

He fishes like a pro and cooks like a Chef!
He fishes like a pro and cooks like a Chef! | Source

From The Same Wheelhouse We Fish

This Hubber I happened upon when writing about one of my favorite pastimes, fishing. Freshwater, deep-sea, from a boat or on the shore, Gordon Hamilton and I connected deeply around the art of fishing. He is a huge advocate of sustainable fishing (as am I). His support and following has more than once brightened my somber day. He also has a very astute knack for the culinary side of life. I have often found his recipe and cooking techniques from How to Cook Pouting and Pouting Recipes to the simplest of chefly joys of How to Cook Parsnips. When I sign off with Gordon, I call him "my friend." I have no doubt this Scottish resident feels the same! (Don't tell anyone, but this handsome hubber is also my secret HubPages crush!)

The Many Hubbers I Adore and Respect

The list of Hubbers that interest me are far too many to place in a single hub. If I have not listed you among the few here, it is my error! In a sea of highly talented creative writers it gets difficult fitting each of you among the numbers of authors residing within the rising cream. The following is a list of a few of you that "popped up" and caught my attention:

  • Just Ask Susan - From Dogs to Hard drives, this writer has the answers! I trust her work and research and bookmark and refer to her works often. And she is a real class act!
  • Cardisa - A "taboo free" writer offers so much diversity I can hardly resist her work. She is a true warrior and advocate against content thieves, which we can all get behind!
  • Denise Handlon - Who doesn't love a dedicated beach bum? I know I do! This real woman, mother, grandmother, nurse and author has had my attention from the second I read her work. Kind, with a flair for hubber support, Denise is among my favorite writers on HubPages.

  • Nell Rose - Strange phenomena and quantum physics anyone? Well if you don't have the time for such things now, maybe you can travel back to them later via Time Travel! Never a question for me, this hubber has a variety of intellectual offerings that stimulates my brain like no other. Having such a kind heart doesn't hurt either.

  • Marissa Wright - Whenever she Dances into the forums, she is there for the right reasons! Fun, honest and a warrior for humanity, this Hubber never leaves any questions as to just where she stands! She writes on useful topics that range from Suitable careers for introverts to Greek Dancing! No matter where you find Marissa, know it is where the cool kids are!
  • Kerryg - One of my all time favorite Hubbers from the moment I stepped onto the HubPages site. Kerry's hub on The Price of Hate: Violence Against LGBT People Around the World showed me a level of compassion that was inspiring. Always open to who she is and willing to help those who seek a worthy job, Kerry has me following her work on a regular basis.
  • Steph Harris - The epitome of gracious living, this UK author has all the information any of us require about our home lives. Ever wondered who would win in a Smelly Dog Smell vs Bicarbonate of soda war? Well, Steph knows! Another big heart on my list of favorite Hub Authors.

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The Never Ending List Goes On...

I could go on for hours about how many Hubbers I adore. But, I must take my leave as the homemade holiday toffee in the other room is calling for me, and I wouldn't want to disappoint my ever expanding waistline.

My hope is that each of you who writes on HubPages knows that you are appreciated for your work, your good original content, your expertise, and above all for simply being among this thrilling community of writers. If you have in any way been inspired to write about some of your favorite Hubbers, please do so. Appreciation for those we work with and around is far too often ignored. You have the perfect forum, the perfect skill, and the perfect timing for expressing your feeling for your HubBuddy's.

Don't let what you feel go unknown. That would be a terrible waist of a very good thing!


Where To Find A Variety Of Great Articles

If it is information, recipes, reviews, or even the obscure you seek, than HubPages is the place to land! The topics provide a broad variety of written works about...well...everything! Read articles written by some of my favorite authors or discover your own favorites by hopping over to "HUB TOPICS YOU LIKE" right now!

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    Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 

    6 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

    Thumbs up for this article! Yes I agree that HubPages is the perfect outlet to hone a writer's writing skills. The coterie of talent and friendliness here is divine. A warm thank you is expressed to and for all. It is great to have a hubber like you aboard.

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    7 years ago from Michigan

    What a great list of hubbers! Thanks for reminding me of a few that I had forgotten.

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    Denise Handlon 

    8 years ago from North Carolina

    My goodness, India...I'm speechless, both from your acknowledgement of some of your favorite hubbers mentioned here, and from embarrassment that I did not read this when posted. LOL Oh my, the joke is on me, isn't it? I could say I feel so ashamed about the whole thing, but shame is such a crippling emotion, and I can't support that.

    So, let me just say that I am honored that you have mentioned me in this hub, and I've always felt such a connection with you, that it is sweet to read the feeling is mutual. And, my heartfelt apologies for not reading and acknowledging this hub sooner.

    So glad I took a stroll through K9town tonight. Many blessings...

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    Website Examiner~ Your reviews are the best! I have total respect for your work without a doubt.



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    Website Examiner 

    8 years ago

    Thanks for your wonderful work and for referring to some of my reviews. Best wishes, W.E.

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    I totally agree with you, the community here is the best! I could have listed a hundred more Hubbers here, but I am planning to create another hub appreciation article that highlights a few of my favorite articles here on HP. Thanks for checking out a few of my favorite Hubbers, they are pretty awesome!

    HubHugs to the Room~


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    Rose Clearfield 

    8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    One of my favorite parts of HubPages is the community. There are so many wonderful people here who continually inspire me every week. What a great tribute!

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    Simone Haruko Smith 

    8 years ago from San Francisco

    Wow, K9- you have been a real inspiration to me and I can't imagine the HubPages community without you. You've become such an important community member, and are there for so many of us! Heck, I may help WTI along now and then, but you have been its most consistently supportive member. What's more, your Hubs are a total inspiration- even to the pros. You really make us want to kick it up a notch, since your Hubs are on a whole new level.

    I could not be more flattered to be mentioned in your Hub, and share your admiration for the other Hubbers you've highlighted. Thank you so much for everything you do on HubPages!!

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    Linda Rogers 

    8 years ago from Minnesota

    Dear K9-I am deeply touched by being a hubber of mention here. Your words to sis and I were so sweet. I read your tribute out loud and we were both ooing and awwing. Big hub hugs to you this holiday season. You are very important to me here on Hubpages. Your a great writer but more than that, you have a beautiful heart. Your friend, Linda

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    8 years ago from California

    What a great way to end the year K9 - You are definitely one of my faves, best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season!

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    Raymond D Choiniere 

    8 years ago from USA

    Hey K9, thank you very much for the mention and the paid compliment. :) It's been a pleasure to be part of HubPages Community and to support many of it's writers. I certainly hope you and your family(including pets LOL) have a great holiday season and be safe. :) (((Hugs))) :)

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    I can not express my appreciation and love for each of you enough. It is my honor to be writing among you!



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    Gail Sobotkin 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    This was a great hub and you've listed some of my own favorite hubbers plus a few I wasn't aware of and plan to look up.

    You're a first class hubber yourself with many talents - writing great hubs with stunning photos and a flare for fiction. So proud to be a follower and looking forward to reading many more of your hubs in 2012.

    Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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    Gordon Hamilton 

    8 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

    K9 - What a wonderful honour and incredible Christmas surprise, my friend! I am humbled to be included on your wonderful tribute page and among such illustrious company. I hope to write many future Hubs that will do your comments justice. I hope you and yours have a great holiday season and a magnificent 2012. Tight lines! :) Gordon

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    Jason Menayan 

    8 years ago from San Francisco

    I am overwhelmed to be bestowed with such an honor from someone I hold in great esteem!! Thank you so much! This totally made my day, and although there are only 3 of us LGBT Jews (somelikeitscott also), we are mighty! ;) I agree with you wholeheartedly on your flattering assessments of the other Hubbers you've profiled here. We, in turn, are thrilled to have gotten to know you and your writing here on HubPages.

    Enjoy the rest of Hanukkah, Shabbat Shalom, and big HubHugs!

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    Carolee Samuda 

    8 years ago from Jamaica

    I had so much fun from the beginning to the end, and I was surprised to see my name. Thank you K9, I have always admired that eye of yours! Don't disappoint your waistline at all, wish I could have some of that toffee.

    Most of those hubbers you mentioned are favorites of mine too. Cagsil is a hubhunk of mine too!

    The funny thing is I thought I was following you a long time ago, before I actually

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    8 years ago from Carson City

    This is a warm & wonderful tribute to your "special hubbers,"....that expresses your gratitude to them in a sweet and personal way. You have presented them with the gift of your love and appreciation for all that they mean to you. I applaud you for knowing the importance of saying, "Thank you," in a world where so many have forgotten this. Have a Blessed Holiday Season Up & awesome

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    Susan Zutautas 

    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    K9 what a lovely hub. The picture of you and Kal is beautiful! It's always been and honor and a pleasure to be following you. I am so enjoying all the hubs that so many hubbers are writing lately on appreciation and love of other hubbers. What a fantastic community and family we all belong to here. Thank you my friend and hugs to you.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    How kind and beautiful you are to feature the above hubbers. You are obviously and kind and giving person. I'm so happy to find you here among our hub family. Thankyou. I voted a big up!


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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    Flora~ I have always enjoyed the appreciation of the community for one another also. I often enjoy reading your hubs, your love for your cats makes me smile! I have also found a great amount of fun reading your hub on Your Favourite Columbo Episodes; a long time favorite series of mine! Thanks for making it by today, I am happy to be a follower of yours!

    Happy Holidays and HubHugs of course!


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    8 years ago

    I always enjoy reading these types of hubs.

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    homesteadbound~ Thank you for your comments and for sharing your love for the community at large! I was first honored by the compassion and helpful nature of the hubbers (like yourself) who reside with me here on HubPages, before I ever had a chance to salute them here. I would so like to see a picture of your Tawny sometime! My Kal is a little over 3 now and the absolute best dog I have ever had. I want you to know that I enjoy your work here on HP very much and read you as frequently as I can make it by! I am honored to add you to my Shalom loving friends list! May peace and happiness follow you through your path in life.

    HubHugs and a Warm Shalom~


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    Cindy Murdoch 

    8 years ago from Texas

    K9keystrokes - I am looking forward to reading the works of some of your favorite authors. Some I already follow, but some of the names are new to me. I do love the "hub luv" that radiates from hubs such as these. It just shows how special you are to take time to honor others. Peace and blessings to you in the up-coming holiday and new year! And I too love to hear the word Shalom. So shalom to you - something even more than peace.

    Your Hal looks a whole lot like my Tawny. We got her from the SPCA 6 years ago. She was my husband's Christmas present to me!

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    cclitgirl~ Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. HubPages IS a great place to publish! And these are some awesome hubbers to consider. I enjoy our hubs as well!



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    Cynthia Calhoun 

    8 years ago from Western NC

    Awww...I love reading hubs like these. Plus, I'm finding that that's what helps HubPages be a great place on the web. :) You also publish awesome hubs!!

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    Esmeow12~ Thanks for the comments. These are Hubbers who are hard to resist!



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    Cindy A Johnson 

    8 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    I, too, love the hubs by some of these special Hubbers. Thanks for pointing them out.


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