Wednesday 20 March 2013

yoo-hoo! MORE BLING!

Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!  Have you heard my big news?  I, Nerissa the cat, am a finalist in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards.  I have to say, this is one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me.  I've checked back to the BlogPaws site about three times now...  just to make sure my name was still there.  Just to make sure I wasn't dreamin' or something.  It is still there.  Whew!

Believe it or not, even though I'm a finalist for BEST BLOG WRITING, words are failing me now.  I'm practically speechless.  I'm just so happy.  So very, very happy.

I've gotta wait 'til the big BlogPaws conference to find out if I could possibly have won but I can tell you with one hundred percent certainty, bein' a finalist is enough.  I'm thrilled with that.  Of course, if I should happen to win, I would be thrilled with that, too.  But believe you me, bein' a finalist is a great honour in of itself.  Yes, a very great honour indeed.

Thanks so much to you peeps at BlogPaws for offerin' these awards.  And special thanks to anyone and everyone who nominated me.  You've made me just about the happiest kitty in the whole wide blogosphere.  You really, really have.  And thank you judges for findin' Nerissa's Life to be worthy of bein' a finalist.  Oh, and in this case, I'll thank the ol' peep, too.  After all, she does turn on the computer for me every morning.

I'm really excited 'bout the Nose-to-Nose awards, of course, but I'm also excited 'bout another award.

Just the other day, my friend Athena over at Athena, Cat Goddess gave me the Liebster Award.  Now to be honest, I have received this one before.  Twice, in fact.  Actually, it was the very first bloggin' award to ever come my way.  Didn't even know they had bloggin' awards before the Liebster crossed my path.  So it seems oddly appropriate that I pass this along in the same post that I announce my bein' a finalist for the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Best Blog Writing Award.

Anywho...  the other two Liebster awards I received had different graphics than this one.  Also, I think I did different stuff when acceptin' them.  So I'm gonna treat this one as if it's a completely different award.  Is that okay with everyone?  Hope so 'cause uh...  uhh...  well...  that's just what I'm gonna do.  It's a very pretty award.  I love the little heart in the center.

So in acceptin' this Liebster award, I must do a few things.  I must answer eleven questions posed by the blogger nominatin' me.  Then I've gotta post eleven random facts 'bout myself.  Then, I nominate eleven blogs who have fewer than two hundred followers.  Now, that less-than-two-hundred follower part might be difficult.  I don't know how many followers I have never mind anyone else.  Google Friend Connect almost never works for me and I have no idea how many cats and peeps follow by e-mail.  Just gotta wing that part, I should think.  Lastly, I need to pose eleven questions to my nominees.  Whew!  That's a lot of stuff.  Better get right to it.

Okay, here are the questions Athena asked me along with my answers.
 1.   What is your favourite colour?
       Silver.  Like the silver in my sterling silver tabby coat.  I really like pink, too.
 2.   What would you rather do, sit indoors in front of a warm fire or lie on a warm beach alone?
       Never been to a beach so...  I'll opt for the hearth of a fireplace.
 3.   What's your favourite music or favourite recording artists?
       We cats have a collection of Solitudes CDs with nature sounds.  Love the ones with birds!
 4.   Any embarrassing moment from your past you would like to share?
       Really?  I've got 'em but would prefer not to share 'em.  Too embarrassing.
 5.   Top three favourite books.
       Murder Past Due by Miranda (my pal Dean) James
       How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
       Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly
 6.   Any famous person you wouldn't mind being trapped in a lift with?
       The Coop!  aka.  The Silver Fox   aka. Anderson Cooper
 7.   The name of your first pet.
       Do catnip mice count?  Never named any of 'em, though.
 8.   Has your pet ever done anything to embarrass you in public? 
       Sometimes my catnip mice split at the seams.  The public needn't know 'bout that.
 9.   One thing you think is wrong with the world.
       All those shelters killin' all those cats and dogs instead of finding 'em homes like shelters are
       supposed to do.
10.  What's your favourite movie involving animals?
       Don't get to the theatre much, bein' a cat and all, but the peeps made movies of my aunties
       when they were little kittens and those are super cute.  Got to see them climbin' the curtains
       and everything!
11.  If you had a time machine, where would you go?
       If?  IF???  Top secret where we went.  Sorry.

Now for eleven random facts 'bout myself.
- I have more stripes than spots.
- I hate anything in a tin with duck or trout.
- I'm somewhat tired of lickin' the top of my sister Tobias'
- I actually love it when the peep dances with me in her
- I almost never sleep on a bed.
- I like to supervise the peep when she gardens.
- I walk about with my tail straight up in the air most of the
- I now just glare at nosey neighbour cat instead of fizzin' at
- When I say the peep caterwauls, I am not exaggerating!
- I really enjoy nappin'.
- I miss my brother Desdemona.

And now for my nominees.  Drum roll, please...
- Herman at It's a Wonderpurr Life
- Savvy at Savannah's Paw Tracks
- Pasha at Pasha
- Millie at Darling Millie
- Sushi at Sushi's Diary
- Patchy at The Five Cats Chronicles
- Felix & Jasper at Felix and Jasper Blogalot
- Curzon & Jadzia at Us Three Coons
- Pumpkin at Adventures of a Suburban Kitty
- Henry & Perfection at A House with Two Cats

Finally, I need to pose eleven questions, myself.  These are the questions my nominees will answer.
 1.   What is your favourite flower?
 2.   What is the most recent book you read?
 3.   What is your favourite genre?
 4.   What is your favourite season?
 5.   Who is your best friend?
 6.   Would you rather sit under a tree or climb it?
 7.   What is your favourite kind of tree?
 8.   What is your favourite smell?
 9.   What is your favourite television show?
10.  Do you have siblings and if so, how many?
11.  What colour is your fur or hair?

Whew! That was a lot of work and this is a really long post so...  think it might be time for a little nap.  Hmmm....  or maybe a big one. 

But before I take that nap, I just wanna congratulate all the winners of the Liebster Award and all the finalists in the BlogPaws Awards.  I know how happy I am 'bout my makin' it to the finals and I just bet you all are, too.  It's at times like these that we realize just how lucky we are, I think.  Very, very lucky indeed.


  1. Congrats on the big nomination, we are thrilled for you! Congrats on the award too! You are rockin' the blogosphere!

  2. Concats on getting to the finals - we are purring for you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. OMC Thank you! I'm so honored to receive this award! And concatulations on being named a finalist for a nose-to-nose award. That's just pawsome. Woo hoo!

  4. Yet again let me concatulate you Nissy on your blog reaching the finals. Well done on receiving another award, and thank you very much for bestowing another upon me. You gotta love the bling.

    Hugs and Purrs. XXX

  5. Well deserved to be a finalist - we think your blog is one of the very best in terms of writing. Good luck!

  6. Eye noe this commint haz nothing ta due with this post, but eye wanted ta stop bye N say thanx... & if eye said thanx a bazillion wood still knot bee enuff...

    thanx for stoppin by... N leevin condolences messagez for me....... N me mom....eye trooly appreciates this.....N me mom doez two.....

    sendin de blessings oh St Francis two all......

    love frum
    sauce of fishbone: 2-6-03 ~~~~ 3-17-13

  7. Concats on your nomination and your award, and thank you for sending the award over our way. My lazy mommy will get to it as soon as she can :)

  8. It is so great that yous been nominated! Yous has a great blog! And along with all your other awards, we has posted your FBI Badge on your Facebook page!

  9. Congrats on the finalist nomination for 2013 Blog-Paws Nose to Nose Awards!

  10. Niss, I'm so proud of you! You are a wonderpurr blogger. You deserve to win awards. I'm so happy your blog is a Finalist! *proud ears* And I'm again so honored that you gave me a Liebster award. Thank yew so much. I be crossing my paws that you win Blog Paws Best Blog Writing cuz you really deserve it. Yay!

  11. Congratulations and best of luck in the contest!
    So, you WILL be coming to BlogPaws right?
    Be sure to join my Newbies Group in the community!!
    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  12. This is wondermouse! We are thrilled for you!

    MUCH love

  13. Congrats! We saw you were nominated and were so happy. We are a finalist too (in another category) and it's so exciting!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  14. Congratulations on your Nose to Nose finalist nomination! It is well deserved.

  15. Concatlations on your nomination!
    On a serious note, how did you ever convince people you were a boy (with a feminine name like Nerissa, I bet that was hard) because I have a hard time with people thinking I have a masculine name and I'm a girl. Any suggestions? I just had mommy rewrite "about this blog". Think that will help?

  16. Nerissa! You should TOTALLY win the writing award! My Human is an English teacher and she always reads your posts and then she says, "Spitty, why can't YOU write posts like Nerissa's that are so clever and readable???" And I just have to scuff one paw over another and look ashamed.

  17. CONCATULATIONS! Will you be attending BlogPaws? My mom person is probably going.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  18. Oh Nissy, you know I am so proud to know you! And I will vote for you every single day with every possible email account we have! ANd thank you so much for Liebster Award, but like you I have received it so many times, I will not pass it along...but I will post about you having given it to me; paw pats, Savvy

    1. Awww... thanks so much, Savvy. You're a true friend. But I don't believe there is any votin' to be done. You know that panel of judges that selected the finalists? Well, I'm pretty sure they're gonna select the winners, too. purrs

    2. oh, I remember voting last year. Rumpy was up for Best Cause Blog and I voted like every day and I voted for Blind Cat Rescue for the best something or other...I'm gonna go look to see what they do next

    3. yup you are right; no voting; wonder what that was I did last year???...walks off shaking head

  19. Concatulations!!! I really hope you win, nissy. Oh, and thank you for passing the liebster award to me... My very first award. I'm excited! Momma will get down to it as soon as she feels better. She's been feeling sickly the past few days. Thanks, again, nissy! =)

    1. Hi nissy. Momma helped me do my liebster post already. Thanks again! =)

  20. Congrats on both counts my friend,xx Speedy

  21. Nissy, you are up there with the greats with your literary prowess!! Well done on getting to the final :)

  22. Concats on your nomination, Nissy! Mummy and I really enjoy reading your blog. Hope you win.

    Trixie the Black Panfur xoxox

  23. Big Huge Concatulations Nissy on the Nose-to-Nose Blogpaws Finalist positioning AND yet another Liebster! Bling - "ain't it grand" ???!!! Love your responses to the Liebster too...always nice to hear more stuff about our buddies isn't it? It's no small thing to become a finalist in ANY category of Blogpaws considering how many people are involved so bask in the glory of that buddy (or bask in the sun which works too!).

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  24. Thank you for your kind words, Nerissa. I will continue to carry on bravely, inspired by yourself.
    a girl cat!

  25. Congrats on your award and on being a finalist in the Nose-toNose awards! It must be such an honor :)

  26. Congratulations on your awardie Nerissa. You deserve it and it makes me smile to see the honor you achieved.

  27. Enjoy your nomitation. We were nominated last year and were so honored!

  28. Shoot--I guess I am figuring out that there is no voting? And I spent like FUREVER looking around for how to vote! D'oh! How dumb am I (well, I will blame the HUMAN!)

    1. Well, that's MY motto. When in doubt, blame the peep!

      Thanks so much for wantin' to vote for me, my friend. It means a lot to me that you would if you could. purrs

  29. Wow, Nerissa. Congratulations on your Best blog finalist ánd the Liebster Award. So well deserved :)

  30. Stopping by today from Savannah's blog to say concatulations on the Nose to Nose nomination...That's pawsome


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