And it's name is the peep. Peep #1, to be exact.
But we've got some super-duper good news, too. Let's start with some of that.
See that picture of me? Isn't it great? It's my new avi for twitter where, as you probably know, I am known as @nerissathecat. Katie's mom made it for me and she did the most amazing job. You see, a few weeks ago, Katie and her mom were having a week of giveaways to celebrate their new shop, GLOGIRLY DESIGN. I was one of the winners! Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO!!! That's right, GLOGIRLY did up this wonderful GLOGIRLY DESIGN Personalised Profile Avatar just for me. And I love it to bits! Thanks so much Katie and Katie's mom. You're both FANTASTIC!!!
Okay... more good news. I won two more awards. That's right... another two! I won the Blog on Fire and the One Lovely Blog awards. I had been given the One Lovely Blog Award before but this one has a different design and so... well... I thought it would be a nice addition to my little blog roll of awards on my blog. No one minds, do they?
Now we come to the first problem... That peep of mine took so darned long to help me post my thank yous and accept my awards that... well... Oh, all I can do is lower my head in shame. I don't even know who gave me the second One Lovely Blog Award. I can't believe I do not know this. It's all the peep's fault. Really, it is. She should have written it down for me or something. I searched all over the Internet all day long yesterday and I just couldn't find the information I needed. I am so sorry. I am so very, very sorry. If the cat who gave me this award reads this post, please let me know who you are so that I can give you my proper thanks. Please know that I appreciate the award. And please know that this is all the peep's fault. It is not mine! It's never my fault, you know. Never!
The good news is that I do know that Sammy from onespoiledcat gave me my new Blog on Fire Award. It's a great award and I like it very much. Thank you, Sammy. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now, I'm supposed to tell you eight things about myself that are a little different or unusual. Well... here goes.
1. I talk a lot to my peeps. Little chirps and lots of big gigantic purrs. I'm a very talkative cat.
2. I potty trained myself! Well, I litter box trained myself. I was the first of my sibs to come into the
house. I came in even before my mama and I learned all about the litter box all on my own.
Then I taught my sibs!
3. I hate marinated varieties of Fancy Feast. Love the grilled stuff but hate to the point of spitting
out of my mouth the marinated ones.
4. When I first came into the house to live, I slept with peep #1, right on top of her, for exactly one
week. That was nine years ago and I've never done it since.
5. I like oregano. I'm a huge fan of the nip - of course - but I won't say no to a little roll in the
oregano patch, either! Hehehe....
6. My sister Tobias thinks I'm her mama. She's always asking me to licka-da-top-o-er-head. Talk
about fur balls!
7. At Christmas time, I play with the glass balls on the Christmas tree and I ALWAYS get away with
it. It's 'cause of my incredibly irresistible cuteness, you see.
8. I am the chief mushroom burger griller at the #wlfbbq held every Sunday on twitter. No one grills
up the shrooms like I do. Not even Barnabas and he's an excellent chef! His specialty is grilled
trout with nip sauce.
So there you have it! My eight answers.
Now for more bad news. Because the peep took so long to help me publish this post... everybody already has this award. And when I say everybody, I mean EVERYBODY! MOUSES!!! I am so very embarrassed. I have never done this before but I am afraid I will have to, this one time only, leave this award up for grabs. Again, I am so very, very sorry. I feel like I've let you down, Sammy. I'm so sorry... So, if anybody doesn't already have this award and would like it, please feel free to grab it. It's yours for the taking. Again, I'm sorry.
And there's even more bad news. Remember that goal of mine, from way back, to have someone from the Space Station reading my blog? Well, it hasn't happened yet. HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM! Don't they have the Internet in space? Oh bother!
But now for some good news. No, great news. I just passed ten thousand hits on my blog! Yeah, you heard that right... TEN THOUSAND!!! I'm so happy I'm walking on air. If I'm not careful, I might just float right on up to that ol' space station myself. I should get myself some breathing apparatus and whatnot, I think.
Anywho, to celebrate... brand new award! Even though my peep is - as you all know - a technologically impaired duffer, I managed to get her to design an award for me. Those are my pansies from my garden and everything! To accept the brand new Thinking of You award, one must link back to the one giving you the award, tell us all seven things you love and think about daily and then pass the award on to seven more blogs.
So, seven things I love. Let's see...
1. My peeps.
2. Fancy Feast Grilled Chicken.
3. My blog and everybody who reads it.
4. My fur family.
5. The nip.
6. Curling up next to peep #1 to watch The Big Bang Theory.
7. Cool shady spots to lie down in, in the summer.
And I'm gonna pass along this brand spankin' new award to... drum roll please...
- Katie from Katie Isabella
- Savannah from Savannah's Paw Tracks
- Herman from It's a Wonderpurr Life
- Mario from Mario's Meowsings
- Spitty from Spitty Speaks
- Sammy from onespoiledcat
- Selina from One Eye on the Future
Of course, there were many other blogs to whom I wanted to give this new award. It was so hard to stop at just seven. But I figured I had to leave some blogs for the new recipients to pass it along to. I didn't want a repeat of what happened to me with that lovely Blog on Fire award from Sammy. And remember... it was all the peep's fault! And maybe Houston's. You know that guy named Houston? Oh, he's a trouble maker, all right. People are always telling him he's got a problem.