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.
Before we get started let’s take a minute and honour Butter Lovin Boomer from Da Tabbies of Trout Towne.
KALI…..ORANGE I’ll see you again someday Boomer. May your steps be light and the butter lead your way home Boomer.
Boomer aka Bum, was born on May 1 of 1998. He walked off into the sunset with St. Francis of Assisi on March 7, 2017. Boomer lived for 19 years! That is some life span my friend. He must’ve had a mission.
Now, let’s get on with the Friday fill-ins co-hosted by Ellen Of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.
I will answer the first 2 sentences and Shoko will tackle the last 2 sentences
1. I hope …BLUE BLOODS….. gets renewed for another season. MOM IS SO HAPPY WATCHING TOM SELLECK THAT IT WOULD UPSET HER IF IT WERE CANCELLED. I LIKE IT WHEN MOM IS HAPPY.
2. My first crush was…..GAGE……A JET BLACK KITTY THAT WAS AROUND MY AGE WHEN I WAS A KITTEN. HE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET WHEN WE WERE IN THE OTHER HOUSE. I USED TO GO VISIT HIM AT HIS PLACE AND HE WOULD ROLL ME DOWN THE SLIGHT HILL ON HIS FRONT LAWN. I WAS A BIT ON THE ROLY POLY SIDE WHEN I WAS KITTEN.
Take it away Shoko.
3……BEING IN MY VEGETABLE GARDEN….. usually makes me…..SUPER HAPPY. UNLESS, THERE IS SNOW ALL OVER THE GARDEN.
4. If I were a super-hero, I would be…..CATWOMAN. I WOULD DRESS UP IN TIGHT FITTING JEANS AND SWING MY WAY ACROSS TOWN LOOKING FOR PEEPS THAT HURT ANIMALS AND HURT THEM BACK.
There you have it our fill-ins for this Friday
May the mouse you’re chasing blow you kisses
from the opposite side of the fence.
I got the surprise of my wee life yesterday. Mom took off and left us for hours! Well, at least an hour. She ran out of wet cat food, if you dare imagine such neglect from our mother. I couldn’t believe my ears and kept shaking my head but sure enough, the cupboard was bare. So there I sat without a shred of food….only my memory of the wonderful taste of cat food. I sat pondering how my life could have taken such a detour when mom came in loaded with bags from pet stores. I was almost in tears to see Beef Wellington, Beef Pate, Thanksgiving Dinner and Beef Flavoured Fancy Feast. All Kali and my favourites.
Mom also found something else which she proceeded to put on me. I was horrified! This is what my friends call a harness. I hissed at mom just so she knew I did not like this terrible turn of events. I’m at a loss of what to do, hiss, pee or just barf. I am very upset with you mom. You know, it doesn’t hurt. I think it’s padded…it is comfy and warm. Mom does seem rather proud of me. She gave me 5 freeze dried chicky boobie pieces. What should I do, I made such a fuss. hehe…I feel silly. I can’t kick up a stink when it feels this good and I’m getting so tired after that wonderful Beef Wellington and getting worked up. Maybe a bit of a lie down. *yawn*….feeling…zzzzz
Let me tell you my friends. We had a rude awakening yesterday when we opened Easy’s blog and found out his dad had fallen off the roof of their house. I tell you mom was in a panic. I don’t see her this upset very often but upset she was. She couldn’t help Easy or his mom. They live in France. Easy’s dad had been in the hospital for hours by the time she read the post.
Mom heard from Easy’s mom last night and felt better….not until today and viewing Easy’s post did she breathe a sigh of relief along with the rest of Blogville. This is a tight community and if one of us is injuried or hurt, it effects all of us. I’m very proud of my fellow bloggers. You are FABULOUS my friends.
We started our seeds for the vegetable garden last week. Mom showed me the seeds today and my friends, their efforts have been pitiful. We are growing cilantro, summer savoury, buttercup squash, Silvervine catnip and sunflowers. The sunflowers are for the flower garden but mom wans to see a couple in my veggie garden too. I’m most concerned about the Silvervine mom, we know its fussy. The only thing we can do Shoko is wait and see if these sprouts are really Silvervine and not weeds.
We used a good starter soil….Miracle Gro but after examining the bag, it doesn’t say,”weed free.”
You know mom let’s start some more squash and the sweet peas we saved from last year. The tall transplants of sweet peas are really hard to find around here. I like that idea Shoko.
What’s that racket mom. Sounds like Beatrice and Kali are having a disagreement. Get away from that table Beatrice Castorella!
Now tell us Beatrice, what has you so upset. Kali was so rude to me….she called me a skank beaver….cause I didn’t like her idea. Kali!! I’m surprised at you. Well, gee whiz mom, I’m trying to help Bea with the bling and clothes we have and she doesn’t seem to like anything.
I think we need some other stuff for her mom. Then I wouldn’t get feeling all smacky paw with her. Hmmm…you’re right Kali…I’ll go this afternoon and look for a bigger selection for Beatrice. Will this solve the problem between you two? Oh yes. Kali is a great friend…let us tell you what would be nice…
I guess our seed planting will have to wait till tomorrow Shoko. We need to soak the sweet pea seeds for 24 hours anyway mom.