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May 28, 2010

A Really Beautiful Award :)

A few weeks ago, our friends at Tekorin the Neko gave us a really cool "Beautiful Blogger" award. Thank you to Tekorin, Beat Sensei and Ku-suke Chan, and their mommy ... we are truly honored! Volunteering at PAWS is incredibly rewarding for us, and we love sharing with all of you about our cat friends who live there. So to receive an award for this is, well ... beautiful. :)

The rules for the award say we're supposed to share seven things about ourselves. But since this is a blog about the cats at PAWS, we'll include some things about them, too! Here we go...

1. Tracey (aka "PAWSvolunteer") and Kevin (aka "meowmeowmans") used to work at the same company many years ago. Our paths crossed again when Tracey began volunteering at PAWS about seven years ago (I had already been volunteering for a number of years). To make a long story short, love blossomed. We are now happily married and still volunteer together every weekend. :)

2. Some of our very best human friends are fellow PAWS volunteers.

3. Growing up, all of our families' pets were rescues, or came from shelters.

4. Our furry kids are Sammy, Moosey and Maggie (that's them in our blog header!).

5. Our angel cats -- Bitsy, Graphite and Lady Madonna -- were all adopted from shelters.

6. PAWS cats Gadget, Claire, Chyna (who, unfortunately was returned to PAWS through no fault of her own), Minnie, Sweetheart, and Shaq are all lapcats.

7. PAWS cats Pip and Jasmine love to have their tummies rubbed. :)

We're supposed to give this award to seven other bloggers, but we're going to "color outside the lines" this time, and give this award to ALL of our blogging friends. After all, we think you're ALL beautiful!


Debra Taylor said...

This is a lovely award!

For other folks (I consider cats and dogs as folks) reading this, my blog has stories and information helpful for cat caretakers everywhere.

I wish for all the cat blogosphere kitties to stay well!


Karen Jo said...

Congratulations on your award. It was great to learn more about you.

The Chair Speaks said...

Congrats on the lovely award!

Brian said...

Congrats on your very nice award, y'all really are beautiful bloggers & I enjoyed reading you list!

Sallie said...

Yay! Congrats!

Anya said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved award

Have a Happy Weekend
Hugs Kareltje & Anya

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on your beautiful award; I loved reading your list...What a great love story, Tracey and Kevin=it's awesome the animals you cared for when no one else would, brought you guys together again...Hope you all have a fun, happy weekend.

The Whiskeratti said...

Concats on your award!

Marg said...

That is super that you won that award. We loved hearing about the two of you and I just never paid attention to the meowmeowmans and didn't realize that it was a guy. Which is great. So that was a great story about the two of you. We do appreciate all the work you do with the volunteering .
Hope you have a fantastic week end.

Admiral Hestorb said...

How wonderful to have that well deserved award, as you are a dear person with all that you do for our precious cats.


The Kitty Krew said...

Congratulations on the award! We liked finding out more about you guys, we didn't know you wuz married and were owned by the kitties in the bloggie header. They're lucky kitties. ;)

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your award!! We love learning more about you!

Melody said...

Congrats on the award. I really enjoyed reading about you and of course your kitties.

Have a great weekend.

Your Friend,

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Congratulations on a deserved award.

For the Love of Dogs said...

Came over from the hop! Congrats on the award!

tekorin said...

What a love story!!
We are so happy to read this post!!
Thank you for sharing your stories!!
Tracey and Kevin,you are truly beautiful bloggers!!
Hugs and Purrrrrrs,
Teko,Ku-suke,B-sensei,and mom

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Congratulations on your award... and I LOVE how you chose to share... the best!

Jill said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from the Blog Hop! It's nice to meet you. Your blog is so fun! I have a cat-themed blog about my cat art, my cats, foster cats & other random stuff. Stop by if you like. Congrats on your award! Have a great weekend - meow!

The Creek Cats said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating Saylor's birthday! We've entered you in our giveaway!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Congratulations on your award. Li's lovely to learn about other kitties.

Lizzy said...

Concatulations on dat award! You deserves it!
Your furriends, Tigger, Munchkin, Jigsaw and Patches of the "Talk With The Paws" crew.

(P.S. there is a problem with Open ID...'credentials cannot be verified' ... ???!!! )

caspersmom said...

Congratulations on your award. You certainly deserve it as what you do is truly beautiful. What a great love story on fact number one. All of us and Mom's other pets has either been from a shelter or strays. Patches, Cleo and I are were strays. Amber, Mom's last woofie was from a shelter. Mom still misses her.


Tristan and Crikey said...

Concats on your neato award! Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday:) ~Tristan

Beth said...

Very interesting! I enjoyed reading about you and your family! Congratulations on the award - well deserved! I enjoy your blog and I volunteer at two animal's a highlight of my life and when I retire, I'll be there even more frequently!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Congratulations on your award! And thank you for the prayers for Mira, my foster kitten. I think she is going to be fine! She is doing much better today and the medicine seems to be working.

Diamond said...

you deserve an awardie. And I hope some more of your kitties have found good homes.