Oh! Shoko’s going to be upset she missed this one. She loves awards and thinks they’re hers…just hers. Well, this award is for all of us…even mom.
Dezi and Raena from Deziworld gave us this awesome award and we thank you very much for your thoughtfulness.
Isn’t the wreath lovely! Wish I could wear it like my Lei. We started blogging back in the fall of 2014. Shoko had started in Cat Scouts and was having a great time with her new-found buddies. Mom was reading blogs to us one day and she muttered out loud that we could do a blog too. Well, it wasn’t as easy as mom thought but dad helped establish her with the blog Then she was afraid to use it. What if nobody ever came to see her posts? How embarrassing. She threw caution to the wind and actually published a post. Then she wasn’t sure if she should look and see if anyone stopped by. One day she broke down and looked. She was in seventh heaven, three peeps had looked at her post. Woo hoo…the big time! Mom didn’t blog again for three months. She didn’t think she could do as well.
The best suggestion I have for beginners is to focus on something you never seem to tire of. If you do this then the posts will never be a chore but fun and part of your personality and also enjoyable for others to read.
The next suggestion I have is to do and say what YOU want to say not what others think you should talk about. It is your blog to do your thing not be another voice for someone else or their cause. Be true to you.
Our final step is to choose 15 bloggers we think deserve this award. Well, there are so many more than 15 bloggers that deserve this award that I will only choose 3 to name and the others are more than welcome to grab the badge and call it their own. You all have worked to develop the blog and then spent many hours honing the skills needed to develop interesting posts. In our eyes, you’re all winners!
1/ samanthamurdochblog…This blog talks about gems and precious stones, cats and she is a storyteller of short stories. The author’s love of gems is obvious as she carries us into the world of rockhounding. Her love of cats is heart warming and comical. Her short stories are amazing. Mom has cried and laughed as she is drawn more and more into the story. Definitely worth visiting this blog.
2/ TWOCATSVIEWS: Life as seen by Hemingway and Steinbeck.
These two little terrors are cats and we view life from their perspective which can be both humorous and touching. Stop by and give them a peek. Say Kali sent you and maybe some nip will show up.
3/ Hairballs and Hissyfits is a cat blog which tells the cat’s activities from their own eyes. A cheerful and happy blog. Do take a peek at these charming kitties.
There you have it, friends.
Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Write a post to show your award
Give a brief story of how your blog started
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Planting day. Mom have you got the necessities? Let’s see the list…..hand shovel, trowel, bone meal and manure. Check. We’re ready. Oh my, the seeds! We need peas, Scarlet Runner pole beans, Blue Lagoon pole beans, beets, yellow beans. carrots and potatoes. Check!
We’ll use these poles for playing *limbo* or *how low can you go* after we’re finished with the garden.
Dad did a great job with the rototiller. I wish Nellie was here…she knows her stuff.
We need to start here…who’s that? It looks like Nellie from Nellie On The Edge Nellie? Nellie….is that you? “Hi Shoko! Mes comed to helps yous with planting the garden from over the bridge! Yous know the best thing about going there? Mes can bes the real mes! Mes can now looks like the Cat From Hell!! Mes always wanted to has horns and a devils tail and when mes gotted there…mes had them! Is they not the coolest!?!?” Wow…maybe I’ll get a tail and horns when I join you, Nellie. Kali, come see who has come to help plant the veggie garden.
It’s not that dizzy broad from next door I hope. She’s a nip head. Well, I’ll be a pig’s knuckle, it’s Nellie! So good to see my bestest friend…you have the real thing now….a tail and horns and they’re red! MOL
Kali, yous looks fashionable in your sunflower hat. Guarding against too much sun Nellie. Apparently I can get quite ditzy with too much of a good thing. MOL
Hey, Shoks mes want to fertilize the seeds your moms planted. I can’t pee on command like you Nellie….I’m still earthly. Give me a few minutes.
Kali, you wanna snuggle while I’s waitin’ for Shoks to lubricate her plumbing. I always want to snuggle with you Nellie. Let’s get comfortable in the house.
Nellie! Your horns and tail disappeared…what happened? When I feels especially warm and happy they disappear. So I can be whats I feel like being…a devil or angel. Cool Nellie…what a trick. You’re still a little squirt though. Ya but I’s pack quite a lot of fun into mes little self. MOL
Nellie we got the sprinkler working. Mom has planted most veggies. Time to do our thing.
That was funsies…I’m dry as parchment paper…How bout you? I could do another 10 gardens….I’m full of it…that sounds not so good. MOL Here Shoks try some of mes special elixir. You’ll feel great in seconds. This works like so quick and it’s yummy. I’m not tired anymore. Thanks Nellie.
Looks like our work is done, Nellie. I’s changing back to mes devilish self and headed to mes new home. If, you need mes just call and I ‘ll come.
Dad gave me a manicure and pedicure yesterday and I painted my nails for my birthday. I look so glamorous! Wait till Buddy Budd sees me…he’ll flip. I love these and with my crown I’ll be the belle of my birthday party. This colour is called Panther Pink.
Shoko is mom making anything special? I think so…she’s making fishcakes…with lots of fish and hardly any potatoes. So it should be fish hash in minutes. She found some salmon and is making salmon puffs too. I never heard of those but they look yummy. MOL Mom put my bobble crown on me but I was not amused! It felt strange on my wee ears.
Another surprise! Oh my…look Shoko, Einey and Buddy from Timmy’s Commentary. My buddy! ‘sigh’ What are you looking for Buddy Budd. Some oregano….I can smell it. I have a bunch over here…come my man.
We decided to do one of our more challenging pies with our friends. We are not a dessert family unless we buy it. Then look out we can gobble down sweets like your average turkey. Our pie is Key Lime Pie and it is delicious.
All items purchased at The Real Canadian Superstore.
You will need a graham cracker pie crust.
A box of Key Lime Pudding
Can of Whipping Cream…light hehe
There….you are armed and dangerous. I’m just supervising mom to see how she messes up. MOL
2/ Take the Key Lime pudding and mix according to the recipe. You will be using your left over yolks here. Follow the recipe on the package of pudding. After making the pudding wait for a few minutes to see if it is thickening.
3/ Meanwhile your pie crust is ready and you should cool it off while your pudding is thickening.
A nice decoration on the Key Lime Pie is a sprig of nip or a small duck that quacks out the virtues of sweets.
It’s time we asked mom when she’s going away so we can plan our wee pawty with the gang from Blogville. Should we tell mom about the pawty Shoko? Are you kidding….no way. She would be upset and give Judy some terrible rules like hide the nip and put all the toys away. I have mom’s credit card number and have been paying attention when she buys something. You better not get mom in trouble or you’ll be looking for a new home. You mean she’d get rid of me over a few measly dollars. With her credit card! No, mom wouldn’t get rid of you….I would. You don’t hurt the ones you love Shoko, not ever. So we do this pawty proper like or we have none. I see what you mean Kali and I won’t use mom’s credit card. How bout her emergency money? That’s border line bad behaviour Shoko. Well, how else are we going to get the money for a happening pawty? Steal the things we need? Mom would be horrified if we stole anything. She just wouldn’t tolerate that kind of behaviour from either of us. We weren’t brought up to steal what we want. Well, I don’t have any idea then. *sigh*
Stay still Shoks, you’re making me dizzy with your blurriness. How bout your Da Bird wand…..we could get a few dollars for that at the …..No way sis, Einey gave me Da Bird for Christmas. I’m never, ever, ever parting with it. OK, OK…cool your booties, I won’t take it away. Hi there mom, we were just talking about you and dad and your vacation. Where are you going? We’re going to France Shoko. FRANCE…you mean like Paris. Exactly! Cool, that’s where I went with Cat Scouts. You going to see the Eiffel Tower? Oh we can’t miss seeing such a wonderful place. Did you know that Einey and I went hang gliding off the Eiffel Tower. Really, weren’t you scared? Well, a little but Einey was with me. He would save you right Shoko? No….if I die in the jump, so does he. See, don’t we look cool. How long will you be gone mom? A couple of weeks Shoko. We leave next week. We’re also headed for London after France. So you are going to more places than Paris in France? Yes, you betcha. We’re going to see Phenny and his parents. No seriously mom, anyone I would know? Phenny and his parents Shoko. They live across a huge pond……you can’t jump that far and our magic carpet wouldn’t hold you and dad. You’ll have to wait and see the pictures when we get back.
Friends, friends. That’s it Kali! I got it. We can ask our friends to bring one fun food or drink to the pawty. By the time 10 friends are here the choices will be fantastical. I like that Shoko….we can supply some things like nip, some silvervine and chicky broth with a blob of chicky in it. We can get some good games going too. We have to have a catchy name. How about Shoko and Kali’s Lucky Pot Pawty? Let it be……come one and all to our Lucky Pot Pawty. The last week of March is when we are having the funniest pawty you have ever seen.