Dr. Seuss Giveaway

Hi everyone! As you know, Dr. Seuss birthday is Friday so we are having a giveaway to celebrate. Mom thinks I look like The Cat in the Hat..

Just comment on today’s post for a chance to win a Dr. Seuss bag, bookmarks, 2 toys and the crocheted hat. Sorry, I am not included. ( giveaway closes Tuesday 9PM EST) .

We have been honored to be recognized for 3 awards recently.

Our friend, Purrseidon and her brother, Mr, M chose us for the Versatile Blogger Award-thank you.

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:

  • Thank and Link The Blogger Who Nominated You.
  • Nominate Bloggers And Link To Their Blogs.
  • Inform Them Of Their Nominations.
  • Reveal 7 Facts About Yourself Your Readers May Not Know About You.

7 facts about me, Emmy- I am a tuxie, I bring my mom toys during the night when I want a snack, I like to chase Joanie, I enjoy napping on mom’s legs, I have a crush on Mr. M, I like fancy feast canned food and I like to get a drink first when Dad cleans our water fountain every morning.

Our friends, Crystal and Daisy Mae chose us for The Sunshine Blogger Award-thank you.

RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to the blog.
  2. Answer 11 questions that the Blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post on your blog.

Mom can answer these-

  1. What’s Your favorite sport and why? There is not one sport I like.
  2. Why did you start blogging? I wanted to help end the stereotype of crazy cat lady and share my knowledge of living with so many cats for so long.
  3. Are you extravagant or thrifty? Both- I spare no expense on my cats, but I love a bargain when shopping for clothes, etc.
  4. What animal(s) would you like to own(Not counting the pet(s) you have now?I would like to have turtles again.
  5. What’s your favorite Olympic sport? none, can’t wait for them to end.
  6. What’s your favorite food? pizza
  7. Describe something you’ve done skillfully well? crochet
  8. Were you ever bullied/picked on,  do you know someone who was bullied/picked on or both? I had a boy in school that bullied me from K-high school, we are friends on FB now.
  9. What’s your favorite thing about blogging? Finding so many like minded people that love cats and the support we give one another when there is  loss.
  10. What’s your least favorite thing about blogging? The business side of it, I have yet to figure out how to make money.
  11. What do you do when you’re not working? Loving my cats, reading, crocheting.

And last, but not least is the Supawstars award from Pets Overload-thank you

  1. You are to choose 5 pet bloggers and link to their blogs and describe why each of them deserves this award
  2. You must encourage the pet bloggers you shout out to shout out 5 bloggers themselves
  3. You must leave a comment on each other blogs letting them know that you’ve given them the spotlight

I appreciate the recognition. I must apologize for not following all the rules. I will not ever choose specific blogs because I enjoy them all and  can’t narrow it down. Please feel free to take them all.

We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Awards

Hi everyone! We are the honored recipients of some recent awards from other bloggers. I apologize that it has taken me so long to write about them.

We received The Sunshine Blogger Award twice, from Jeanne Foguth and P.S. Annie- thank you both.

The Rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the 11 questions you were asked.

3) Nominate 11 other bloggers and let them know they were nominated.

4) Ask the nominees 11 questions.

Jeanne’s questions:

1. All super heroes have their mild-mannered secret identity, what is yours?

Quiet and bookish lady

2. What is your favorite game?  Operation ( too bad no one will ever play with me)

3. If location and money were immaterial and you could live anywhere, where would that be? Right where I am – but I would add security cameras and fences

4. If you could relive your life, would you make any changes? If yes, what

Only thing I would change is to get into an exercise and healthy eating routine years ago

5. What would your ideal meal be and who would you share it with?

Cheesecake Factory- Nachos then strawberry cheesecake-with my mom, hubby, niece and great niece.

6. What’s in store for you in the future? Do you have any big projects on the horizon?

No plans-I am content being home with my cats.

7. What/who was your all-time favorite pet?

Tough one- KaChoo was a favorite , but so was Lucy. And Barney, Stinky and Spooky were all great too.

8. If you had the power to change the world, what would you do? Yes, if I could make it peaceful where no people or animals had to suffer I would.

9. What has been your best/most memorable experience along the way?

Getting married

10. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

My Mom always say those that brag have the most to hide- so true. She always tells me not to worry what others think of me too.

11. All super heroes have a special power, what is yours? Finding cats.

P.S.Annie’s questions:


1. For the ladies: Are you a girly-girl or a tomboy?
For the guys: Are you a rough-and-tumble guy or do you prefer quiet pursuits?

In between, I am not a girly girl, but far from a tomboy.

2. How did your parents choose your name? Do you like it?
My Mom liked the name and my middle name is my mom’s name-Joan
3. What was your favorite subject in high school? English

4. What do you do to pass the time while you’re waiting? (At the school, doctor’s office, etc.)
Read the magazines that are there or write lists
5. Do you live in the city or the country? Which do you prefer? country and I love it, but I do like to visit NYC.

6. What was your most memorable meal?
A wedding I went to had the best food, pity the couple got divorced.

7. What was your happiest moment this week? Fixing my mom’s printer ( I usually try to fix things and can’t).

8. Do you have the job that is your life’s passion? If not, what is that passion and what is keeping you from doing it?
Yes, I love writing about cats.
9. What types/genre of books do you like to read? Do you prefer to read via e-reader or a real book?
Memoir and self-help. Real book, but, I read both.
10. What is the most interesting story that you know from your family’s history?Nothing interesting, can’t think of anything.

11.If you woke up with a million dollars in your hands tomorrow, what would you do?

Get all my cats dentals and exams. Then get my Mom a new vehicle and my hubby a new really big tractor. Then use it to help cats.

I don’t like choosing people because I don’t want anyone to feel left out so if you haven’t gotten this award yet, please take it. And pick 11 of the above questions to use ( sorry I am lazy).

And today’s word for #JHC is party, being that I have never been to a Halloween party, I choose the word poison. I made these decorations by gluing scrapbook art to old bottles that my parents had dug up many, many years ago.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Jeanne Foguth for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award– I accept.

The Rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the 11 questions you were asked.

3) Nominate 11 other bloggers and let them know they were nominated.

4) Ask the nominees 11 questions.

The Questions I was asked:

1. All super heroes have their mild-mannered secret identity, what is yours?

Quiet lady that always goes to the library.

2. What is your favorite game?

Cribbage is my favorite card game. I love the game Operation when I can get someone to play with me.

3. If location and money were immaterial and you could live anywhere, where would that be? I would live most of the time right where I am. I would also have an apartment  in New York City with a door man.

4. If you could relive your life, would you make any changes? If yes, what?

I would take better care of my body physically. I would develop an exercise habit while I was young that would hopefully last my lifetime. I would also not have majored in Elementary Education/Psychology in college, I would have focused on writing.

5. What would your ideal meal be and who would you share it with?

I love The Cheesecake Factory ( luckily the closest is an hour away). I would love to go with my Mom and hubby, but the 3 of us are never out at the same time. If I go out with the hubby, my Mom watches the cats and vice versa. We would split nachos, then I would get their orange chicken over rice followed by strawberry cheesecake. I love their mushroom soup too so I want some of that as well.

6. What’s in store for you in the future? Do you have any big projects on the horizon?

I am going to be babysitting my niece’s baby on Thursdays and Fridays. I have never been a baby person, but she is the sweetest, cutest baby ever. I love her innocence and seeing her change from week to week.

7. What/who was your all-time favorite pet? That is a tough one. KaChoo was my first cat ( 1994-2010) and was very special , but Lucy ( 1999-2015) and I had a special bond. And I will never forget Stinky either.

8. If you had the power to change the world, what would you do?

I would make sure every cat had a forever home.  If they were truly feral, they would have a safe place and food.

9. What has been your best/most memorable experience along the way?

It wasn’t my best, but definitely memorable. I was an extra in 30 Rock in 2008. I got to sit near Alec Baldwin ( couldn’t talk though, extras are the bottom of the totem pole). It was still fun to see the process of making a tv show. And I was visible in the finished product.

10. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Not sure where it came from, I read it in a book- do what you love and the money will follow. I am definitely doing what I love so I am sure the money will follow soon 🙂

11. All super heroes have a special power, what is yours?

I can spot a cat anywhere. I am always saying to my Mom, ” did you see that cat? I want

it. ” Then she tells me I am hallucinating.

My nominees:  I know it says to pick 11, but I am going to break the rules and open it to whoever wants to do it. I know this one is time-consuming and a lot of you don’t have time, but I would love to read your answers to my questions:

  1. For what are you most grateful?
  2. What is one thing about your life you wish you could change?
  3. What talent do you wish you had?
  4. Do you prefer to read an actual book or the e-version?
  5. What is your favorite book?
  6. If you could go back in time, what year would you choose?
  7. Cats should be indoor only- true or false?
  8. Do you believe in ghosts?
  9. What is a bad habit you have? ( Come on, we all have them)
  10. What would you like to learn more about?
  11. Do you have any connections to Nic Cage? I really want to meet him.

If you have read this far, you deserve a prize: A tummy and toesies photo of Joanie.

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Happy Groundhog Day!