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Sunday, January 30, 2011

An Award!

I wish to thank Cat who writes the 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!


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!


  1. Pat,
    Congratulations!! What a lovely honor. I agree with your pass it on least the first two blogs, which I follow...and I'll be sure to check out the third! BTW, I don't think you are one single bit boring! You're brave too--when I think of that squirrel! Yikes! Again, congrats and best wishes!

  2. Pat how wonderful! Congratulations! Your picks are great and I too have to check out Thomas' blog. Lauren and Kim are certainly two ladies who deserve a special award everyday! Don't think of yourself as boring my sweet lady....... you are just gentle, shy and careful about what you choose to share with the world! I find that admirable..... and yes... Stylish!
    Display that award on your sidebar with honor and pride!
    Hugs Hugs Hugs!
    Cathy G

  3. congradulations on your award. and I am sure you are not boring. I find your blog very interesting. Great pick for the award to be passed on.

  4. Congrats to you Pat! And, great choices for passing the award forward! I'm like you in the food dept... though, I do like black licorice every once in awhile! lol!

  5. Congratulations Pat on your blog award! It is a very nice and informative blog. You are far from boring and a very, very, gifted person. You have many talents and are very good at teaching and sharing. That squirrel knew whose arm he was jumping on. You may be sturdy, middle-aged , and have very light brown hair but we all admire you! I love your blog!

  6. Oh my Pat, thank you for such kind words!

    You are the most deserving of us all because you create your own style with your marvelously talented hands and nimble imagination...all you touch is transformed!

    I look forward to visiting your recipients, I do not know any of them. I think that's the best part of these awards that are passed along is that they add new links to the chain joins us all together :-)

  7. Congratulations Pat. No one deserves it more than you. Your kitties are probably better fed and cared for than many children in this country. Your talents are becoming ledgendary as they should be. Keep the blog going, we all enjoy it.

  8. Pat,
    Wow, thank you so much for the lovely award, but more so for the lovely little bio you wrote. I am truly touched.

  9. Congrats on the award!! I second the nomination of Lauren/Rugs & Pugs--what a sweetie!


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