Friday, December 13, 2013

Trying to Catch Up

I'm behind, I know, in both visiting and posting. Rough week.
I was trying to put up Christmas stuff on my blog but I'm getting errors and issues and the only thing I could change was the header and even then it said THAT was an error and it wouldn't be done.. But I'm seeing my new header by Ann of Zoolarty, are you?

She also made me a card/sidebar graphic for Christmas and I love it too!

If you are someone who collects and displays these cards, please feel free to use ours as we DO wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Here's the sidebar size:

We have received many awards recently and have not done anything about them. I appreciate all of them and I'm sorry I haven't been in a place to celebrate them yet. I know you all understand and we're trying to get some normalcy here, but somedays it's not easy.

Back in October Life With Ragdolls gave us the Sunshine award. Thank you so much!

I am sorry I've misplaced the questions I was supposed to answer, but I will share the 11 facts requested.

1. Star begs for belly rubs.
2. Leo hates belly rubs.
3. Star has the softest fur ever, almost Persian-like with no course and stiff guard hairs.
4. Leo has the longest fur on his tail, it's got to be over five inches, while his body fur is more like two inches.
5. Leo is a birder type kitty and prefers toys that go in the air.
6. Star is a mouser type kitty and prefers toys that move along the floor.
7. Star gets very demanding about being pet, but the minute you start to pet her, she walks away only to come back when you stop reaching.
8. If I don't move my laptop out of the way fast enough when Leo wants a snuggle he will sulk and refuse all attempts at delayed pets.
9. Since my father passed Sir Moose-a-lot has decided that other people besides my dad are good for a cuddle and even laid half on me for a while, something he's never done willingly before. I know he misses my dad, but I'm glad he's getting love and snuggles. He really was a daddy's boy.
10. I read a lot more than I comment because my acute shyness/social anxiety issues keep me from knowing what to say. So please know that even if you don't see me comment, I'm reading your blogs.
11. I love how kindness and caring are a huge part of the blogosphere and that so many of you reach out and support me and each other. This is a seriously loving community and I appreciate every one of you.

It's Noodle! gave us the Versitle Blogger award. Thank you so much!
We have received this award a long time ago, but this is a new graphic so we'll display it too! (once we figure out our blogger display issues..)

I'm supposed to give tell seven things for this one. I'm going to let seven of the ones from above stand in for this.

Leo received the Friends and Followers award from Katie Isabella. Of course this makes him blush because he thinks she's the bees knees! Thank you Katie!

There is one more graphic I want to share because I do very much support our troops:

I think I'm all caught up now... I hope you all forgive how long it's taken us!

As always, please please head over to Daily Dose and see what you can do to help the Winnie's Wishers find homes! They are so full over there, we really need a Christmas/Chanukah/New Year/Holiday miracle!


The Furries of Whisppy said...

Congratulations on your awards! Your Christmas header is beautiful!

We're glad to know that Sir Moose-A-Lot is doing well. We hope you are too. xox

Unknown said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that reads but doesn't comment. It's so hard to put myself out there and it seems like I always make a stupid spelling/grammar error that I notice after I hit publish. I hate for anyone to think I don't know the difference between NO and KNOW or any of the other writing traps. I like when there's a LIKE button so I can let the blogger know I enjoyed their work and I can remain in the shadows....just another lurker.
Your new header is beautiful. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

The Island Cats said...

We love your card! And congrats on your awards!

Random Felines said...

we love your card and the military graphic is great. concats on the awards

Life with Ragdolls said...


Rene said...

We love your Christmas header!

LP said...

It's all good; the card, the header, the awards and the catching up! LP has quite a few awards that she hasn't even acknowledged and now they are lost somewhere in the in box chaos! It's hard to keep up but we all do our best... so no worries! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Kitties Blue said...

Concats on all your awards. It was fun learning things about Leo and Star that we didn't know already. We think that is one of the best things about awards. Ann is so talented and your header is adorable. May you have a blessed holiday season. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

CatInTheFridge said...

that's a lot of awards. Congrats! - Crepes.

Sparkle said...

Concatulations on your awards! And it may have been a pain getting the Christmas header up, but it looks awesome!

Unknown said...

Congrats on all your awards...they are all lovely! Purrs...

da tabbies o trout towne said...

thanx for de card guys, N conga ratz on yur awardz...we total lee understand bout yur blog....XXX

heerz hopin everee one haza non burd fish filled kinda week oh end !!~~~

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on the cool awards!...We loved reading about you guys...We love Ann too=she always makes beautiful graphics...Happy weekend, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Da Katz said...

Concatulations on all the great awards. Leo and Star look fabulous on the new header.

Daffodil, Chloe and Cheerio

Cats Herd You said...

Concats on your awards. Your card and Christmas header look great, so they were worth the effort getting them to upload.

Charliepuss said...

Whoa! You got some super awards there! Concatulations.

Cathy Keisha said...

Concats on the awards! I love your Christmas header and card. I think I will grab one cos TW keeps promising to make me a card page.

Fur Everywhere said...

Andrea, I don't always know what to say, either. I've just accepted that sometimes I am going to looks illy or dumb. :)

Brian said...

Congrats on the nice awards!!! We know all about the trying to catch up thing.

Unknown said...

Wowzers! What a catch up! All those glorious awards (which yous guys deserves) and all the Christmas glitz! Fabulishious!
Me has picked up your card for my Christmas Card page. If yous would like mine you can goes here to gets it!

Anonymous said...

Your card and header are pawsome!! I am gonna try to show off lots of e cards and stuff I have received...not sure Mom and I can pull it off...but we are gonna give it a try for Monday

Katie Isabella said...

I have taken your card and I will put it in my cards page dear ones. xoxox

meowmeowmans said...

We love your card, and we will proudly display it on our blog. :)

Congrats on your awesome awards!


Your card is fabulous as well as your header!
A big concTs to all of your awards!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Ann sure makes great graphics!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Your header and card are lovely and I will put the card on my sidebar and Christmas card page. My card is in my sidebar if you don't already have it and would like it.
Concats on all your awards.

Gigi said...

Yes, we see your Merry Christmas header & it's grand ;-)

My Human has been okay about helping me post but TERRIBLE about helping me visit and comment. I say she should retire from her j-o-b so she can spend more time on my blog, ha ha meow. But she says it's also good to pay the rent and the grocery bills, so we are kind of at a standoff!

You are sooooooo super-articulate we can't believe you don't know what to say! I guess Star helps? XOXOXO

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

LOVE both your Christmas header and Christmascard !
ConCATulations to all the awards :)
Me too read moore blogs than I comment on.

Gigi said...

Hello Star darling. It is nice reading all these things about you, but it especially warmed our hearts that Sir Moose-a-lot is learning to be a lovey almost-lap-cat with some new Humans. I bet sharing the love is good for efurryone. XOXOXOXO

John Bellen said...

Aargh, stupid computers! If any other invention had been so unreliable so frequently, it would have been ditched by mankind. Congratulations on the awards, and I'm glad to be reading you again.

Katie Isabella said...

Love the header and absolutely the Christmas Card. And you all.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I hope this makes you feel better - in that I'm 13 days behind in my blog reading :)