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.
It’s time for the Hop On /Off bus. Off they go to hop off at Chinatown and walk up to Covent Garden.
They got off at Chinatown and saw a pub that called to them.
Off they went to Covent Garden. They had to see where James Bowen and Streetcat Bob had been busking the Big Issue magazine. Since those times James and Streetcat Bob have accomplished a lot. These two former street guys are financially secure and can buy stuff they never ever thought they could at one time.
Mom was in her glory and bought Harrods Tea….Afternoon Blend Then it was over to the food halls for a peek at the fancy foods. Mom saw a sandwich she just had to have. It was two pieces of rye bread with butter, a cooked thinly sliced beet, smoked salmon, cut thinly and a few bean sprouts on top. The sandwich was cut in fours…just the way mom likes. Mom offered half to dad, who wrinkled up his nose but mom insisted as they should always be open to new ideas. Dad took a quarter and loved it so much he ate the other quarter.
Mom wanted to buy something from Harrods other than just the tea, so decided to buy some perfume. It cost more than the ready cash they had. So dad would have to pull out more loot. Dad disappeared to stand alone by a wall so he could get at his money belt. A store security man went over and told him there was none of that in this store. The security man thought dad was playing with himself….what a hoot! Dad had to explain what he was trying to do without turning red with embarrassment. MOL After purchasing the perfume our travellers went back to the hotel with their treasures.
Mom explained to dad that she needed her furs washed but the sink was as big as her face. Dad said never fear, he will help. So dad shampooed and used conditioner on mom’s fur. Trouble is he didn’t get all the soap and conditioner out…a very difficult task. So mom happily was walking around with a half pound of shampoo in her fur. I sound like Shoko don’t I? Let’s get the drama queen in here to explain the next chore of moms. Thanks Kali. Mom told dad she needed a bath also but the bathtub was too deep, she couldn’t step into it. The bathtub was an old-fashioned tub but with handrails on each side of the tub. The back didn’t go straight but was more like a slide. A funny looking tub to mom. Dad helped mom and she slid down the back of the tub and landed with a plop….kinda hard on the butt she said. Yet here she was with water and soap. The inside of the tub was indented the shape of her legs and butt. There was a problem because of these indentations she couldn’t lift her swollen legs but the water felt so good. A helping paw from dad and she was out and never wanted back in ever again. MOL
So sorry about the quality of the photo…think mom had too much tea before shooting the picture. Do you see the grooves? Well shampoo head and her mate, Helpful Harry, drifted off to sleep very quickly.
Next installment involves a train ride up country.
The Cat On My Head is hosting the Selfie blog hop and it was my turn to show my stuff. hehe I sound so risqué.
KALI…..ORANGE Mom has probably told you my food allergy has been acting up again. I’ve been scratching my neck until there is a humongous bare spot on my neck. Mom’s solution, tie Shoko’s bandana from Cat Scouts around my neck. She also put me on hypoallergenic wet food. OMC….it’s the most disgusting food I’ve ever tasted! Mom has discovered a way to get me to eat some though. Now get this my buddies……she spoon feeds me. MOL I have to put something in my mouth or I’d laugh myself silly.
See the black stuff at the corner of my eyes. This is worse when my food allergy is acting up.
Go take a peek at the others posing for the selfies. Click on The Cat On My Head and pop over.
This is a special announcement for those living in California near Elk Snout…..Oh my…..I mean Elk Grove.
The public is invited to a book launch party at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, 9080 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA on March 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. to celebrate the publication of Mrs. Odboddy Undercover Courier, Elaine Faber’s fifth cozy mystery/adventure novel.
Regular price: $16.00 Special book Launch price $10.00
Have a great day and stay warm.
It’s time for The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie. Come join us at posing or just come at peek at us on The Cat On My Head.
Shoko and I mewed it over and she said I could pose for this Sunday’s selfie. She seems to be awfully giving for Shoko. Hope she feels ok.
I took this selfie while helping mom decorate the tree. I didn’t like how the ornament was hanging and was trying to get her to understand. No mom over to the right. Not on the same branch as the reindeer, further over. Oh to have thumbs! There…too far…you got it…leave it…..step away from the tree mom.
We have had unusually freezing weather for two weeks now and problems are starting to happen. The Nechako River has started to freeze in parts and form a barrier causing the river to flow its banks. Fortunately, the river is only flowing through a favourite hiking park, Cottonwood Park. As of today peeps houses are safe but emergency measures have been implemented. This park is where mom discovered the joys of white cranberries. She picked a bucket of them, (they are teeny), brought them home and made cranberry sauce. She insisted that dad and her eat the cranberry sauce in spite of it needing a load of sweetness. None was added…just a touch. Dad kept declining any chicken if it came with the premature cranberries. I think dad had a party when they were finally gone. MOL
♫ Deck the halls with balls of NIP…. fa- la LA LAAAAA♫, *cough* *hack* *hack* That song is a bit high for me. You sound like you faded on the last “LA “,Elfin John. The only high I want is from The Nip and so does my little friend. We now have a tree partly dressed….partly nekked. Shall I say everything is half done but coming along. We have a couple of presents under the tree and Kali is doing Christmas Tree patrol every morning to see what’s under there. Think mom is putting one at a time down so Kali has something new to discover every morning. I just know this is for me…see my name’s on it and, and it sure does smell powerful good.
Cow Kitty dropped by for a peek in the house…..think he was lookin’ for me. I ran over and hissed at him before he could hiss at me. He walked off till tomorrow…..he’ll do the same. The first time he jumped at me while I was sleepily looking out the sliding glass door, I dang near tinkled myself. I must have jumped a foot!
Mom and dad got a decoration for our front lawn…whohoo! I can’t wait to see it. Mom says on the next post we’ll show our ornament for the front lawn.
Just 10 more sleeps and Sandy Paws will be dumping some stuff off for us.
We were waking up slowly this cool morning when the dresser drawer popped open. Kali and I looked in the direction of the drawer waiting for more noise….why get up when we don’t have to, right? Mom hollered at me, “Wha….Shoko what have you done?” Honest it wasn’t me mom.
Mom got on her dressing gown and headed over to take a peek. Kali and I wandered over to see.
Oh my! Who are you and what are you doing in mom’s nightie drawer? You must be Kali, the white one. My name is Elfin John. I come from the deep south. Mom brought me up here when your mom and dad went south earlier this year. I’ve been sleeping in here with the soft clothes.
II put him on the counter, he won’t bother you Shoko.