by Janet Blue on January 3, 2014

Mom became so flummoxed during the holidays that we have been lackadasical with visiting our friends, reading and commenting. And then West Host threw her into a tizzy when they shut down WordPress sites yet again. We now fear we will never get caught up and back on track. And it is only the third day of the year. Sheesh. This sucks. The Thankful Thursday post we had planned for yesterday never got written so here we are trying to cram a bunch of miscellaneous things into one post.

First up, Mauricio insists on showing you two photos of his gorgeous, true love, Allie. She is wearing the bling he sent her for Christmas and lounging on the blanket he also sent. He cannot believe (neither can we) that he has such a beautiful, talented and thoughtful girlfriend, and keeps asking us to pinch him (which we gladly do) to see if he is dreaming.

We can’t imagine anybody exists who follows us and doesn’t already follow The Florida Furkids (Allie, Ellie, Raz and Cubby) on the blog, Friends Furever, but if you don’t, please click on the link below, where our award nominations are listed, and check them out. You especially need to drop by and give Raz a big paws-up for being selected, along with our friend Sushi from Sushi’s Diary, as Cat Scout of the Year.

Mau will be posting more about Cat Scouts on Man-Cat Monday.

We have gotten the Sunshine Award from both Me You and Zu (way back in mid-December) and most recently from Playful Kitty of which we, especially Mom, are deeply grateful. She is a complete sourpuss when it is grey and cloudy!  Wait…that doesn’t sound right! We are the pusses, and we are never sour. She is a complete nudge!

The one on the left we received from Me, You and Zu…nice and sunny with a lovely blue sky! Playful Kitty actually received the Sunshine Award from three different sources and posted three different graphics, so we think we can pick which one we want, and we pick this second one with more bright blue skies.

As you might expect, these magnificent awards come with some rules. We are arbitrarily choosing the ones from Playful Kitty!

The Sunshine Award Rules

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. We have done this above.

List 11 facts about yourself. Mom always lets us list one fact each, which we are going to do and she is going to list three about herself. Now, we aren’t thinking that is very fair…but she is the typist!

  1. Lily Olivia is a calico and has used her right as an ornery and persnickety cat to refuse to comment.
  2. Mauricio has accepted the position of Troop Worldwide Wildcats Assistant Leader. (Okay…so one little thing about Cat Scouts. After all, it is a big deal to him.)
  3. Misty May, like Mom, wishes she lived somewhere with warmer year-round temperatures!
  4. Giulietta does not like being coaxed to play with the new feather wands from Santa. She hisses and growls if one comes near her.
  5. Fiona has been sneaking into the living room with Mom to admire the Christmas tree and nap while Mom reads. This occurs because Mom can’t stand listening to her whine and scratch at the door. Both of them think they are putting something over on the rest of us, but we are wise to their ways, and payback is coming.
  6. Astrid has decided that she does love her Dad and has been trading off laps and sleeping in his some of the time. She was afraid of him for a very long time.
  7. Lisbeth knocked over Twinkle’s Tree this morning. Mom was pretty impressed that we made it all the way to the New Year without this happening previously! It now is standing even more crooked than usual.
  8. Calista Jo is mad at Mom ’cause she thought she was going to become a Cat Scout (dang…there it is again!) this year, but Mom says with Mau’s new responsibilities as Assistant Leader, she cannot keep up with two cats in Scouts.
  9. Mom’s turn: She received two huge WordPress tomes for Christmas with the hope of learning how to do some other things on our blog!
  10. She has made a written promise with herself to actively play with us everyday. Yippee!
  11. Her favorite author is Pat Conroy. She says that no one on the planet writes better prose. Dad gave her his recently published memoir for Christmas, and she has promised herself the pleasure of reading everyday.

Nominate ten other blogs to receive the award. This is always the hardest part as we love every blog we followEven though we received this from two different sources, we are only nominating eleven and not twenty. If you already have this award in one of these two formats, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Mauricio has put down his paw, and though it is not the biggest one in the house (Giulietta has that honor), he says that any awards we get will be passed on to Allie (his girl-friend) and Sammy (his WWW Leader) Nylablue (our Honorary Sisfur) and Bailey (our Honorary Brofur), whether they already have it or not. There’s no arguing with a determined Cat Scout! 

Clooney’s Num Num Fund * Sushi’s Diary * CATachresis * Brian’s Home * Fur Everywhere * Catladyland * Colehaus Cats * Florida Furkids * onespoiledcat * Bailey Boat Cat * Nylablue and Sherri-Ellen’s Purrfect Pad *

Announce the nominations to the nominees. It is on our To Do List for today. 

Blog of the Year Award 3 star jpegAnd finally, as if this post isn’t way too long as it is, we want to update you on the Blog of The Year Award. We are now up to three stars. We received the award originally from Kuruk at Haiku by Ku. We awarded this to Nellie at The Cat from Hell who passed it back to us to give us our second star. And we received our third star from Sophie at moggiepurrs. Thanks all. To see who we passed this award to, click here.

If you have made it to the end of this post, without any further ado or doo-doo, we bid you adieu for today with thanks to all our friends and followers for making 2013 a spectacular year for Kitties Blue.

Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


Cats & Co January 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Allie is absolutely beautiful!
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Clooney January 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Wow, thanks for passing the award on to us, that is awesome! Allie looks so pretty in the bling you sent her, Mauricio!
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Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew January 6, 2014 at 2:47 am

Our assistant was not very good at commenting and blogging over the holiday season either. We have issued a stern warning to her and might be in the market for a new assistant soon. MOL!

Concats on your awards.
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speedyrabbit January 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

oh and today I gave you a star so you have another one,xx Speedy
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. January 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Mouseiez are Mum z are in da smae boat…rowin hard butt goin nowhere it seemz… bin sick as ya nose so Mum bin lookin after me. Today (Sunday) me meowed wif Mum ns aid we MUST bizit Aunti Janet n da furamily so here we iz!!
Allie iz absolutelee beeuteefull n no wunder Mauricio iz ‘smitten wif da kitten’….
Twinkle’z tree did bery well!! Me kissed TwinkleStar last nite butt Mum did not get a piccie…n me not mind she iz purpley mauve n pink….nah me iz just so happee to haz me bery OWN PONY!!! Even tho me not well me spendz time wif TwinkleStar ebery day!
Sunshine Award!! Yippeee!! Diz iz our ferst award of 2014 n Mum tooked da wheet piccie cause we haz wheet feeldz here!! We saw da Sun fer 1/2 hour yesturday n it bin snowin ever since…..bbrrrr…it waz furreezin when me went to Vet yesturday….n me goez back Tuesday…..bbbrrrrr…. ;0
Much lub to all of ya frum me Nylalbue n Sherriellen too xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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Timmy Tomcat January 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Meow what nice awards!
We know about catching up as the typist has had issues with, well, typing.
You will catch up soon as we all do when the blogging gets tough
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Sweet Purrfections January 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Congrats on all of your awards. We’ve received several, but haven’t been able to post because of Mom Paula’s surgery.

Cathy Keisha January 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Concats on the awards! That’s certainly a lot of news for one day. Hope you had a nice holiday. I think I’m the best writer on the Earth but other differ. Heh heh.
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Flynn January 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Concats on all your awards. Mum has been very slow about helping me comment lately as well.
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Penelope January 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Wes had trouble getting our Mommy reading our furrends blogs, much less posting comments…
Something about this time of year gives them the lazies.
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Penelope January 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Oh!Mes forgots to concatulate yous!!!
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Judy & C.A.T.S January 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Concats on your awards!!! Wow, Mau really does have a beautiful girlfriend. Andy thinks Mau is one lucky mancat!

Mom said that she is considering letting Andy join the Cat Scouts. If Andy joins he will ask if he can be in your troop. He already knows you and Sammy so at least he wouldn’t be going into a troop where he didn’t know anyone. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

Brian January 4, 2014 at 8:38 am

Glad you figured out the comment thingy, we didn’t see your message until just now. Congrats on the nice awards and thanks so much for sharing with us!!!
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Sammy January 4, 2014 at 7:10 am

YAY….looks like you were able to get your “Comments” back on……I tried to comment yesterday! CONCATS on the awards and I agree about “catching up”…..who needs to do that – just jump in HERE and carry on……catching up is tough to do (I should know!).

Hugs, Sammy
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Austin Towers January 4, 2014 at 6:29 am

Hey guys! 🙂 ConCats on your awards and thank you a billion times for passing on to us :)))) Shall I tell you a secret? We are so behind with posting about our awards because the Staff person is like your mom, flummoxed and lacking in daisies! 😉 We are planning a big awards post very soon :))

PeeEss Mau, buddy you can talk about Cat Scouts as much as you like as far as I am concerned 🙂 chow, Austin xox

PeePeeEss Sorry about Wordpress messing you around 🙁
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Molly The Wally January 4, 2014 at 4:40 am

Indeed we agree with Speedy. No worries. Concatulations on your awards. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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speedyrabbit January 4, 2014 at 2:47 am

congrats on the awards,and don’t worry about catching up its a new year time for a fresh start instead,xx Speedy
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