Sunday, August 26, 2012


Rainbow gave us the Beautiful Blogger Award! Thank you so much! Rainbow is a pretty white kitty with a new blog. If you don't know them yet, please go visit! (Honest to goodness, I have looked and looked and I have no idea if Rainbow is a girl kitty or a boy kitty.. Though the name makes me think girl?)

The rules for accepting this award are

(1) Thank and link back to the sender;

(2) List seven things about you that readers may not know;

(3) Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.

Seven things readers might not know... wow, I think you all might know everything about the kitties by now.. I'm going to try to think of some things, but I think some of them will be me, the human.

1. I'm an avid seamstress. I used to be a freelance wedding consultant, doing everything from making brides maids dresses, wedding cakes, silk flower bouquets and boutonnieres, and some other accessories. I will still do any of that, but mostly only for close friends.

2. Star is allergic to changing seasons and breaks out in a rash ever spring and fall.

3. Leo's wonky claw on one of his extra toes is so hard to trim that it takes all my strength and two hands, and it has little or no quick or blood supply.

4. I dislike shoes. Always have. I grew up in the country, in the woods, and I would run through the backyard barefoot which was treacherous not only for all the trees dropping sticks, acorns, random pricker bushes, but also because my mother let the chickens have the run of the yard and I had to avoid their... deposits..

5. Greg is 6 foot tall and burly, but babies and kitties trust him implicitly. Nothing puts babies to sleep faster than being held in his huge hands and being rocked softly. Let me tell you how important that was when I was watching my twin nieces! I would be so frazzled by the end of the day because they wouldn't go to sleep and they had the horrible habit of crying so hard they'd stop breathing! Ever see a purple baby? It was an every day occurrence.. But I'd call Greg, he'd come after work, take them, sometimes one at a time, sometimes both at once, and within five minutes, I kid you not, they were sleeping like... babies!

6. I had so many kitties growing up, 17 at once was the highest number at one time. Once a kitten bit my hand hard in the morning, foamed up and died in my arms that night. My mother had to have the humane society pick up the body to see if it was distemper or rabies (lived in the woods remember, lots of wild critters). When the man came he offered to take some of the other kitties since we had way too many. I had to pick and choose which could go and which had to stay and watch as he stuffed them in a sack. I'm still haunted by that memory..
No rabies, I was fine.

7. Greg is 8 years older than I am. He didn't really have pets growing up. He did have a grandfather living with the family for a while and he had a dog, but either Greg didn't like it, or it didn't like him. They had a bunny when he was older. Oh, and he hand raised a baby squirrel that fell from a nest. He says they have the softest bellies in the world but the rest of the fur is a little course. It would make so much noise when he was trying to do homework that he'd have to take it out of it's cage, put on an army jacket and let it sit in his pocket. He would also wrestle with it using his hand as another 'squirrel' and it never bit him and never used it's claws. Except to climb the army jacket.

Whew! I thought of seven things!

Now, there is no way I can come up with 15 bloggers who haven't gotten this yet.. So I'm just going to list a few.

Katie Isabella

The Blog of Otis

The Furries of Whisppy


Hannah and Lucy

Please visit them, especially if you've never met them!

Oh my gosh oh my gosh! Tomorrow is Leo's birthday blow out!!!! Oh is it going to be wild!!

And then! Tuesday! The BIG news that's going to be FUN FUN FUN for everyone!!!!! Oh I can't wait! I'm so excited! And after reading a few comments, especially yesterday... I was giggling so hard! Because I know and obviously they don't! Oh my gosh is it gonna be fun!!!!
Hint? Ok, I'll give ya a hint!
Just two more days!! Whoo hoo!!


The Furries of Whisppy said...

Thank you for giving us the award! :)
Will you stop teasing us with those hints! It's driving us up the catio that we can't figure them out. Oh, the agony! MOL.

Sparkle said...

Concatulations on the award! My human grew up in the BIG city (one of the largest in the U.S.) and she is glad she never had the experience of seeing kittens stuffed in a sack. She's already haunted by your memory!

Father Tom said...

Very nice award to receive! Good going!
Loved reading about you all, mom and dad, too. Mom Julie grew up in the country, but not with pets, either. Absolutely loved the squirrel story. They are very intelligent. We watched many a "conversation" between them in our old yard.

Tom xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank you for the award - we will ponder a while and post it next week.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Maggie M said...

Congratulations on your award. We hope you all have a super, terrific day today. It was fun reading about you. Hugs and nose kisses

Sierra said...

Congratulations on your award! Thank you for sharing all that you did, it was very interesting :)

Brian said...

Congrats on the very nice award and it was cool reading about you all.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Congratulations on the award. We learned new things about you! We are looking forward to Leo's birthday and learning what all of the hints have been about.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Concatulations on your award! We are going to check out Rainbow's blog right now.

That is interesting about Star breaking out at the change of season. Cody is having a bad allergy flare-up right now (he has been on Prednisone since last week) after your comment I am thinking that instead of the food allergy that they seem to think he has (and he is on a prescription diet and STILL breaks out) i am wondering if his is due to the change of seasons too. I am going to ask the vet about it. Thanks for mentioning that.

Katie Isabella said...

Leo I will see you on your birfday. I am so glad your mom is making a big occasion of it.

I has the awardie already but I thank your mommy and you for awarding it to us. XXXOOO That was so nice to be thought of. xxoo

Cathy Keisha said...

You aced those facts. Tell Star not to do anything RASH this fall. HAH! Pop doesn't like wearing shoes either and he grew up in the city. In fact, he used to walk around barefoot in his office until they told him he couldn't cos they were scared he'd step on something and sue them.

rainbow said...

Well done for finding seven fascinationg facts to share with everyone - and about me, let's keep you all guessing for a while!!
Purrs ... Rainbow

Katnip Lounge said...

ConCATS on your award...and we see that Rainbow ain't fessing up to being a girl or a boy! We sorta sidestepped it...
Our Mommy hates to wear shoes, but she loves to buy 'em. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Hey Celestial Kitties, Hi Miss Andrea.

What a great way to get to know you... through a much deserved award! My bestest feline friend, Savannah, from Savannah's Paw tracks taught me that you say Concatulations on such an auspicious (vocab building Project VBP) occasion!

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your award! Ernie has allergies too...we thought they were food related, but now we think they are seasonal as well.

Oui Oui said...

Concats on your award! We loved reading more about you, and can't wait for Leo's birthday.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Those were super interesting things! We are impressed that your Mommy has so many skills. My Human can't do much of anyfing that's useful around here. Can't wait for the PAWTY!!! I'm glad I'm all better & ready to RUMBLE!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Thank you so much for the award! *cuddle*

Anonymous said...

Concats! on the award! Very deserved. And I can't wait to see what you are up to come Tuesday!! paw pats, Savvy