Friday, 20 August 2010

Award Day Friday

A lot of blogs are written by cats or dogs, but behind each of them, there is also a human to help with the difficult stuff. There are other blogs that are written purely by humans. This award is for the humans since often on cat and dog blogs, we hear a lot about the furry friends, but little about their slaves (the humans in their lives). Here is a chance for you humans to put your hands on the keyboard - please complete steps A, B and C:

A. Thank and link back to the person who gave this award.
Thank you Franklin, Dobby and Tasha (and their human!) at Mishkat! Hey guys, Lautrec is so happy that there are other gardening kitties...he would love to have a big garden party for all of you and maybe find a way to share seeds or garden advice...anyone have any suggestions?

B. Share 7 things about yourself:

1. I started out studying metallurgy my first year in college, but was so bored by it that I switched to what I had always

2. Though I lived the first half of my life in America (not including the 2 years in China) and the second half in Europe, I feel more at home in Europe.

3. I think Lautrec is the reincarnation of my first Siamese cat Lao'tza. The first time Lautrec and I met, he rolled onto my feet and looked up at me as if to say: 'I am so happy to be back!'.

4. I think Tiny is capable of healing both humans and other animals. I thought maybe I was crazy to think this, but since have learned that other people believe that animals have healing capabilities.

5. I am the youngest of 7 children, but have no children of my own...except my beloved cats and all the birds and other animals that want to call my garden home! Oh yes, and the 10 fish in our pond - yes, they each have a name!!

6. I am absolutely happy spending all my free-time at our country house puttering around inside the house (usually baking!) or outside (usually picking weeds or moving plants around!) and/or taking walks in the forest around our house.

7. Since I also live in Prague, I have literally spent hundreds of hours walking around the city photographing odd or unusual things (i.e. I have a blog dedicated to doors in Prague - thedoorhunter - because I like doors and like to 'hunt' them). Besides doors, I love to look for interesting shadows, reflections, good graphitti, interesting man-hole covers and for the interesting benches for my friend Malyss' blog about benches.
    C. OK, now it is time to pass this award on to other bloggers. I would guess that most of the bloggers I know/follow have already had this award, but I will, nevertheless, pass it on to the following 5 blogs (these are not limited to cat blogs (i.e. Cat's Cats and Down Home in North Carolina), but also other kinds of blogs such as Malyss' blog about benches, Sunny's blog about her dog named Lucy and Heather's blog about beautiful food she makes and shows you how to make!!) - please check each and all of these blogs out because they are each very interesting and fun to follow:

    Benches on My Way - Malyss (Malyss also has 2 cats - Jim and Chataigne)
    Cat's Cats - Cat (a handful of fun, sweet and quirky cats of all ages)
    Down Home in North Carolina - Cecilia (not just about Madi, but also about NC)
    Life with Lucy - Sunny (and check out Sunny's other blog full of wonderful photos: Barnyards and Barnacles)
    Sprinkle Bakes - Heather (who also has a very cute dog named Churro!)


    Katnip Lounge said...

    What an interesting life! I've stuck to home mostly, the best thing about blogging is making friends all over the world and getting to armchair travel.

    ~MomKat trish

    Lautrec & Tiny, your Mommy is pretty cool! You got a good one!

    Brian said...

    Congrats on the great award, and it was very nice to learn more about you. Art sounds way more interesting, great choice!

    The Island Cats said...

    Congrats on your award! We enjoyed learning more about you! From metallurgy to art...quite a change!!

    Jacqueline said...

    Congratulations on the award; we really enjoyed learning more about your cool Mom!...We are our Mommy's only children too :)...Sending lots of kisses to our beautiful friends, especially our handsome boyfriend, Lautrec...Calle, Halle, Sukki

    Junior and Orion said...

    Meowm says she envies you...she would like to stay home and bake and do other things. Well, at least there are some people that get to do those things!!!!!!!

    Lucy the Cat said...

    It was great to read about you and learn more about you! I would love to hear about your two years in China some day. I'm very envious that you live in Prague and have a country house to "putter" in and a forest to walk in. You have a wonderful life and two wonderful kitties. by the way, we're friends of Malyss too. For some reason, I've never looked at her benches blog. I have no idea why either. I'm going to start visiting in addition to her regular one. I love pictures of doors (I learned that from her).


    Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

    What an interesting post. We agree that cats can heal. Mom is going to visit yoor Door Hunters.

    Daisy said...

    Gosh, it sounds like you have such a wonderful life! My Mommeh doesn't have kids either, except for us!

    The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

    What interesting info on the post today! Congrats on your award!

    Mishkat said...

    Thanks for telling us more about yourself - it's always so interesting to learn more about the human! Will definitely look at your door blog. I have never been to Prague but have always heard how beautiful it is.

    I agree that some cats have the healing touch (our former cat, Henry, had it and it sounds like Tiny has it too).

    Sammy and Andy said...

    We loved learning more about your mama.

    Our mama always felt at home the many times she lived in and/or visited Europe. She really misses the "European way of life".

    Love to all of you from all of us.

    TK and Squashies said...

    You are a very interesting person! We have visited your door site, and have always enjoyed the unique and artistic perspective to your photos.
    Congrats on the reward!

    Malyss said...

    How surprising!
    I'm glad you and the kitties received an award, and I'm proud and happy you share it with J., Ch. and me!
    Yes, one of those days, you should tell us more about your two years in China...
    OMG, I'm thinking that now, i have to speak about myself?!..
    Will do that tomorrow!
    THANK YOU , you made our (me and the kitties) day!

    Amy and The House of Cats said...

    Congrats on the award, and wow those are some super cool things to learn about you!

    We hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend!

    Cat said...

    Congratulations on your award! It was very interesting to read your seven things...I'm definitely going to check out your Door Hunter blog because I have a fascination with doors too!!

    Thank you very much for passing the Versatile Blogger this way, it was very kind of you to think about us :-) My kitties and I both participated earlier this month, but if I can think of anything new to say I will post again!


    Sunny said...

    Congratulations on your award and thank you for passing it on to me. Mom said she will post it very soon.
    Thank you again.
    ♥ Lucy (Woof!)

    SprinkleBakes said...

    Thank you so much for including me! I loved reading about you and your cats - they are so sweet.