August 12, 2011

An Award and a Photo Contest

Yippee! We won an award! Our blogging friend Diamond and his human, Lynettea, have generously bestowed us with the “Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.” Thank you, Diamond and Lynettea. We’re honored!

The rules of the award say we have to share 15 things about ourselves, so here are five about Moosey, five about Sammy, and a collage of five cats looking for their forever homes:

Five things about Moosey:
1. He loves water, and is obsessive about going into the shower after the humans are done
2. He has to smell everything – including his brother Sammy :)
3. We adopted him from PAWS, who rescued him from a kill shelter
4. Favorite toys: Catnip mice, string, bouncy foam balls. And FLIES!
5. He loves spending time with the mom and dad on the sofa and sleeping in the bed

Five things about Sammy:
1. Favorite toys: Hex bug and mouse on a bouncy string
2. He loves being brushed (he even tries to brush himself)
3. He adores lounging in his cat hammock
4. He enjoys watching bird and squirrel TV
5. He was found in a feral cat colony, saved from a kill shelter by PAWS, and ultimately adopted by us :)

Petunia, Clara, Rupert, Victoria and Elmer are just FIVE of the many PAWS cats currently available for adoption...

We're supposed to pass the award along to 15 of our friends, but since we love ALL of our blogging pals, we can't even begin to choose.  So we're giving it to everyone who wants it! :)

Now, about that PHOTO CONTEST we mentioned.  PAWS is holding a Cat Photo Contest in conjunction with its "Bark in the Park" event (yes, PAWS rescues woofies, too!).  There are four categories: Silly Kitties, Best Belly Shot, Cati-tude and Cutest Cat. Fees are $5 for the first entry, and $3 for each additional entry. One winner will be selected in each category, and prizes include pet supply and restaurant gift certificates.  The contest is open to anyone (you need not be present to win, and prizes can be shipped).  Deadline to enter is Friday August 26th. For full details click here.


  1. Congratulations on your award! You deserve it! I hope all of those sweet cats get adopted soon. Have a great weekend!

  2. congrats on the award and thanks for sharing things about Sammy and Moosey. :) i hope that Petunia, Clara, Rupert, Victoria and Elmer all find forever homes really soon!

    goodluck to everyone who enters the photo contest!

  3. Congrats on the award. Loved hearing all about Moosey and Sammy.
    We are coming back to enter the photo contest. That is such a good idea. Take care.

  4. We think you deserve the award 'cause we can't think of anyone sweeter!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Tom & Julie

  5. Congrats on you sweet award! We enjoyed learning more about Moosey and Sammy. Moosey, we like flies too but we don't get them nearly as much as we want!!

    We'll see if we can get our mom to enter us in the photo contest. It sounds like fun!

    Have a great weekend!!

  6. Congrats on a lovely award. We enjoyed reading all the facts. Have a great weekend!

  7. Congrats on the award - we love reading the answers to them. We hope you have a good weekend.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. Hooray for such a nice award! It was fun reading your list too. Happy weekend everyone!!!

  9. Congrats on the award and it was fun learning more about Sammy and Moosey :)Hope the fabulous five get scooped up into their forever home quickly!!

    Good luck to all who enter the photo contest-it sounds fun!

    the critters in The Cottage

  10. Congratulations you sweet bloggers :-) Oh Elmer what an adorable face you have!!!

  11. It's rather rare to find a kitteh who adores water. Most equate it with torture, but my friend's cat like to sit in the kitchen sink and put her head underneath the water stream. It cracks me up! Loved your 15 things.

  12. It IS strange that Moosey likes water! You'd have to drag me into the bathroom yowling and hissing! Congrats on the award!!

  13. I love learning new fings about you kitties. Mom and I love all of you..

  14. Sammy and Moosie..I fink I have a crush on both of you. xxxooo

  15. It was interesting to read about Moosey and Sammy in more detail. Moosey's fondness for water reminds me of a cat Morty who I used to share a home with - he loved jumping in the shower after the humans are done, too.

    We hope the other five kitties find their homes soon. Love Elmer's expression :)

  16. Congratulations on such a deserving award. It is always wonderful to learn new things about our friends. Thanks for sharing the spotlight with the 5 precious shelter kitties we woof them positive energy that their forever families come for them VERY soon!

  17. I have been very sad because I'm visiting my namogadinho passed the bridge of the rainbow and is now a star, my star ....
    Thank you for your kind words
    Good weekend and the ronrons

  18. Con-cat-ulations on the award! We sure enjoyed your list too!

    Have a happy!

  19. Congratulations!

    And I love that, as usual, you're selfless about your award, instead focussing on the kitties who need it!

  20. The award was well given I'm thinking. Enjoyed the list of little known secrets. Learn something new every day.

    We have a kitty that loves water too. He will get in the tub with me, at least until I turn the shower on. Then he's on the edge of the tub observing.

    Have a good one .....

  21. Congratulations on your award!! Your blog is very sweet!! And I enjoyed reading about Moosey and Sammy. Glad they were both rescued from kill shelter and became your family :-) It's so funny that Sammy tries to brush himself :-)

  22. I love the brushies too! And if the Human leaves the brush out, sometimes I **do** brush myself by rubbing against it. I find when I do that, it makes the Human feel sorry for me so she picks it up and gives me the brushies, MOL!

  23. Congratulations on your award, you surely deserve it. We hope and pray all the cute kitties will find a forever home soon. Will have to check out the photo contest. Hope you are having a great weekend.


  24. So nice to learn these little things about you!

  25. Congrats on the awards. It's so nice to know more about you. :)

  26. Congrats on your award!

    I am a new follower. I love your blog. I am also an animal advocate & rescuer.
    You can see and read it on my blog: McGuffy's Reader
    I hope you will join me, too.

  27. Oooooooooooo!! Great award :)
    We liked reading about Moosey and Sammy :) They sound like happy kitties ,heehee
    We purr those 5 sweet kitties find good homes too :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  28. we have read and had our fill... bliss... Darcy, Bingley and Helen xx

  29. Congratulations on your award.

    Thanks for sharing the 5 things each about Moosey & Sammy. Moosey won't get kicked out of the dry kitty club since he waits till the water has drained to climb in the shower. :)

  30. Enjoyed your post, and I congratulate you on your award. Blessings to all the kitties and to both of you.

  31. this photo contest news has made mama really excited :)

    Emma and Buster

  32. Sammy in particular sounds like quite a character. Bird and squirrel TV! Congratulations on a well-deserved award.

  33. Hey you have two furry clean kitties :-) Love the idea of a cat who cleans up in the shower...

  34. A sweet award for a sweet blogger! Congrats!

    I love the idea for this photo contest. I will share with CFYC FB followers.