by Janet Blue on September 27, 2016

Sunshine Blogger Award

We were recently given the Sunshine Blogger Award by dear friend, Annie, from the blog: McGuffy’s Reader. We received this award three and a half years ago and are delighted to receive it once again. This Award is a way of recognizing bloggers who are positive and whose creativity inspires others. Annie, it warms our hearts that our blog does that for you.

As with most awards, this one has some rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers, adding their links and asking them eleven new questions.
  4. Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

The questions Annie asked us and my answers (in teal italics):

1. What did you want to be when you grow up?
I always wanted to be a dancer, but with my neuromuscular disease that was never an option. Then I wanted to be a high school Home Economics teacher, but I stink at science. I started writing in the third grade, and it became obvious that’s the direction in which I was headed.
2. Who was your childhood hero?
I don’t remember having one.
3. What is your favourite song?
I have so many, but #1 is probably Van Morrison’s version of “Brown Eyed Girl.”
4. What was your first pet?
We had 13 cats when I was very little: a Persian mom and two kittens and another mom with nine kittens. We gave away all but two cats, Fluffy and Tiger. My sister and I really wanted to keep Fluffy but our parents ended up giving her away as well. The first pet I had of my very own was a cock-a-poo I adopted when I was a sophomore in college.
5. Who was your favourite teacher?
Sara Cooper, High School Home Economics Teacher
6. What was your best vacation?
This is really impossible. I have been on some totally incredible ones, but I’ll have to go with a river cruise that took us all through Russia.
7. What is your favourite time of day?
I don’t think I have one.
8. Who was your first friend?
My next door neighbor, Bobby Fields.
9. What is your favourite season?
10. Do you have a phobia?
11. What would you like to do-over?
College, if I didn’t have to work full-time, which I did my Junior and Senior years.
Here are my nominees for The Sunshine Blogger Award. If any have already received this award, I apologize for the duplication. I do hope you will accept this award even if you decide not to pass it on to others.
These are my eleven questions for those who accept the award. I look forward to reading your answers.
  1. Who is your favorite author?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. Beach or mountains for vacation?
  4. What is your favorite indulgence?
  5. If you had an unlimited amount of money, what would you do with it?
  6. If you could live any place in the world, where would it be?
  7. What is your favorite form of exercise?
  8. What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
  9. What was your first job?
  10. Do you believe in ghosts?
  11. Where do you get your news: newspapers, TV, computer?

I am sincerely thankful to Annie for selecting our blog to receive this award. Her creativity definitely inspires me.

Finally, what would a cat blog be without a photo of a cat? This photo is Mauricio wearing the virtual hat Sammy gave him for his birthday. The cupcake represents Mau’s bakery skills and his Cat Scout Bake Shop.


Good Day Sunshine



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Toby October 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
BeadedTail October 1, 2016 at 11:16 am

Concatulations on your award and for thinking of us too! We enjoyed your answers! Mau, you are a super cute cupcake!
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Three Chatty Cats September 28, 2016 at 11:17 pm

Congrats on receiving the award (again!). I loved learning more about you!


da tabbies o trout towne September 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm

we dunno if we comminted heer ore knot sinz we iz a day late….& R commintz willna post; thanx werd prezz……but we had ta say dood ewe iz total lee rockin yur hat !! ♥♥♥☺☺☺


McGuffy's Reader September 28, 2016 at 9:53 am

The more I learn about you, the more I want to know. I really appreciate the way you are and think. I am pleased that you accepted this award, as you really do bring light to the world. Thank you for that. Hugs.
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Linda Arthur Tejera September 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

Congratulations! Well deserved for sharing all those smiles! 🙂
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Little Binky and Granny September 28, 2016 at 8:57 am

O, we loved this! Congratulations. We always like to learn more about the peeps behind the blogs 😉 Great picture, Mauricio. I especially like the hat…MOL 😀 Pawkisses 🙂 <3


The Florida Furkids September 27, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Thank you for nominating us for this award. We enjoyed your answers and will work on ours to post soon. Allie is hyperventilating over her handsome HUSBAND in his cup cake hat!!!

The Florida Furkids with Bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from his WIFE Allie
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Savannah's Paw Tracks September 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Oh gosh! Thank you for thinking of me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I received this award before so I won’t need it again. I also stopped participating in the blog awards like this one cuz they take lots of time and that’s something Mom L and I don’t have much of. You are so kind to think of me. Mauricio’s hat is so cute!
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Toby September 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

You had 13 cats at one time! That was a lot!! too bad you couldn’t keep Fluffy. Yes, we do accept your award and I will try to get the whole crew to answer!! We’ll post our response i a few days!!


Robin September 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Thank you for the award! That trip through Russia must have been really cool. I have heard that parts of Russia are really beautiful. I’ve been to Canada and to Cancun, but other than that, I’ve never left the US. I’m a bit of a homebody. Mauricio looks very cute in his new virtual hat! 🙂


Annabelle September 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Concats on the award those were great answers!
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Flynn September 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Your answers are very interesting. Flynn has a phobia about cobwebs. He will catch spiders but only has to touch a cobweb and he backs away fast and does a big detour.
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Brian September 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm

We enjoyed your answers and congrats on the award! I have a doorbell phobia!
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Deziz World September 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm

ConCats on your award. Mau looks really cute. Have a great day.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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da tabbies o trout towne September 27, 2016 at 11:48 am

dood….ewe iz total lee rockin yur hat !!

N conga ratz two yur mom on thiz awardz ~~~ we N joyed
reedin her answerz { did she ever tell ewe guyz bout de hole
……dawg izzue !! ☺☺☺


The Swiss Cats September 27, 2016 at 10:00 am

Concatulations on your award ! You look terrific in that cupcake hat, Mau ! Purrs
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Ellen Pilch September 27, 2016 at 9:50 am

Congratulations on your well deserved award. Great song choice! I love Mau’s hat, he looks great and that is so appropriate being he is a star baker. XO
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The Island Cats September 27, 2016 at 8:37 am

Congrats on your sunny award. We enjoyed learning more about you. And Mau looks terrific in his cupcake hat.
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The Menagerie Mom September 27, 2016 at 7:56 am

Concatulations on this much deserved award! We loved reading your answers. Getting to know our blogging friends better always makes us so happy. And, thank you so much for nominating us! Your questions are going to be great fun to answer. We can’t wait to get started on those, and we’ll post them within the next few days.

And, Mauricio, the picture of you in your hat made us smile big time! You are too cute!
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Sammy September 27, 2016 at 6:15 am

Congratulations on “revisiting” the Sunshine Blogger Award! I too received that a while back but it’s always nice that someone thinks enough of us to pass something on. Thanks for nominating Sam! I will try and get that done after Teaser and Poetic Thursday are done. Your answers to the questions are grand – it’s fun learning new stuff about our friends. My favorite thing though is that picture of Mau in his birthday cupcake hat……Tee Hee!!!

Love, Pam and Sam
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Summer September 27, 2016 at 2:30 am

Those were really interesting answers!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles September 27, 2016 at 2:07 am

Wow! Lots of info learned about you:)

Mauricio looks furry fine in that virtual hat! What a great idea to make it a cupcake!


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