Cat's Cats blog for awarding me the Stylish Blogger Award!
This is a surprise and I feel so honored!
Those of you who read her blog know that Cat is one of the kindest and most caring people you will ever meet. Through her writing and her actions she encourages supporting your local shelter, neutering and spaying, and keeping cats indoors for safety. Her own four lovely kitties were all homeless shelter kitties before she adopted them. And lucky little guys they are! Cat not only makes sure they are physically well-fed and cared for, she also tries to make sure they are the happiest cats possible. Read the story about driving for hundreds of miles to pick up Jimmy (formerly named Ash). Check the pictures on her blog. You will see what a dedicated Cat-Mom she is!
THANK YOU, Cat!!!
Cat actually gave me this award several days ago, and I am just now posting about it because I have been pondering my choices for passing it on. I probably take things too seriously, but it is meaningful for me to receive an award and I want to pass it on in the same spirit.
It is supposed to be passed on to seven other bloggers. I have decided on three.
There are lots of nice big fancy blogs that everyone reads and comments on, but I wanted to choose ordinary people who do good things in their life on an everyday basis. These are people I admire even though I have never met any of them in person.
My first choice is Lauren from Rugs and Pugs.
Lauren is the Angel of Pugdom! She is a volunteer with Ohio Pug Rescue. She fosters these dear little furry ones who have been abused and neglected until a forever home is found for them. She provides food, vet care and a loving home to these furry ones who have had very little kindness in their lives. Many of these dogs have multiple physical problems and trust issues. Lauren, thank you for caring!!!
My second choice is Kim from Millie's Mats.
What a woman! Kim works full-time in a stressful job dealing with The Public. She single-handedly takes care of two elderly ladies, her auntie and her mom who has health problems. She is assisted by her little dog Millie. Through the good times and the frustrations Kim manages to keep her positive attitude. She manages her household and job with wit and a zany sense of humor. Kim is a classy lady who keeps me laughing with her wonderful stories.
My next choice is Thomas from A Growing Tradition.
This young man and his wonderful vegetable garden are simply amazing. For a person who is fairly new to gardening, he has grown some of the most beautiful vegetables on a small backyard garden. He chooses organic and sustainable methods of gardening to reduce the detrimental impact on the planet and give his family fresh toxin-free food. He is also an excellent chef and bread baker. Thomas, your heart and hands are doing a good thing!
And now for the really hard part.
I'm supposed to tell seven things about myself that my dear readers may not know. Being a kind of 'spill your guts' and 'heart on my sleeve' type of person, I don't think there is much I can tell that you don't already know.
It's pretty obvious that I'm old, fat and have gray hair, so I can skip that one! Hehehe!
1. Once while I was in the woods, a squirrel jumped out of a tree and landed on my shoulder. I didn't scream, just stood still until he ran down my back.
2. The only foods I really dislike are licorice and black walnuts. There may be others, but I haven't found them yet.
3. I always buy cars with a gear shift instead of an automatic transmission.
4. I'm a really boring person. I can't think of any other interesting (or NOT!) things to say about myself.
The acceptance speech for my award has been postponed until the evening of the Golden Globe awards. It will then be televised. I've taken so long to write this post that I just need to QUIT!
Those of you to whom I have passed the Stylish Blogger Award may take the badge and put it on your sidebar and pass the honor on to those you think are deserving. Thanks for being an inspiration!