Former Seattle Times pets columnist Ranny Green, right, receives a coveted Dog Writers Association of America Hall of Fame plaque Sunday night in New York City at the organization's annual awards banquet. DWAA President Carmen Battaglia presents the award to Green. Green's Seattle Times blog feature last February entitled "Heart Dogs: Abbe" was the winning...

rannyIMG_8409.jpegFormer Seattle Times pets columnist Ranny Green, right, receives a coveted Dog Writers Association of America Hall of Fame plaque Sunday night in New York City at the organization’s annual awards banquet. DWAA President Carmen Battaglia presents the award to Green. Green’s Seattle Times blog feature last February entitled “Heart Dogs: Abbe” was the winning entry in the Feature Internet category, as well. Green was also presented with a Planet Dog Foundation Canine Service Special Award for the best story promoting and celebrating a program in which dogs serve and support their best friends that appeared on www. seattlekennelclub.org. Photo courtesy of DWAA

DeanRutz.jpgALSO HONORED: The three-part series Seattle Times photographer Dean Rutz wrote about his dogs — “Saying Goodbye to Sandy,” “Gracie’s Four Months of Bliss” and “Dillon Comes Full Circle” — won top honors in the DWAA’s Internet series or column category.