Sunday 28 April 2013


Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!!!  I got some more awards.  A couple of them were repeats for me but that's okay 'cause I might have mentioned how I love the bling.  I do.  I really, really do.

Two very good friends gave me the Liebster Award.  Although I had already received and passed it along, both Bumpy from Mr. Bumpy Cat and Selina from over at One Eye on the Future had some really neat questions to answer that were different from the ones I answered before.  So...  I just thought...  I'd take this opportunity to thank Bumpy and Selina very, very much and to go ahead and answer their questions just for fun.  Thank you Bumpy!  Thank you Selina!  Thank you very much!!

Bumpy asked me the following eleven questions....

  1.  Why do you blog?
       'Cause I've got stuff to say!  Ummm...  I mean, write.
  2.  If you could be a spokescat for any product, company or cause, what would it be?
       NO-kill shelters and TNR programs.
  3.  Why?
       'Cause I was a feral kitty myself.  Had I been livin' in the wrong place or taken to one of those
        horrid high-kill shelters, odds are I wouldn't be alive today.
  4.  What's your human's most annoying habit?
       Her caterwauling.  Worst part is when she practices at homes and it hurts my ears.
  5.  What would your human say is your most annoying habit?
       She would say the truth...   that I don't have any.
  6.  If you could be a human for a day, what would you do?
       Sell the piano so that peep #1 couldn't practice her caterwauling which, I might have mentioned,
       hurts my sensitive ears.
  7.  What one thing do you wish someone would invent?
       Hmmm...  well, I do a little inventin' myself, now and then.  Sure could do with a couple of
       opposeable thumbs for cats though.
  8.  What's your favourite toy?
       I love the nip so anything filled with it is at the top of my list.  I must say, however, that my
       friend Spitty sent me a feather wand toy, which I had never had before.  I LOVE IT!  Doesn't
       have the nip but, nevertheless, it's an amazin' toy!
  9.  What's your favourite place to nap?
       In a sun puddle.
10.  If it were up to you, what would be the penalty for the crime of being a flea?
       I suppose fleas can't really help that they're born fleas. 
       But I do think they should all be sent away and forced
       to join a circus or somethin'.
11.  If you were to have a pawty, what would the cake be
       made of?
       Nip!  Did I mention how I love the stuff?

The next batch of questions are from Selina.  Again, very good questions that simply must be answered.

  1.  What is your favourite treat?
       Green Treat Temptations.
  2.  Favourite toy?
       Nip filled mice, snakes, fish, birds...  As long as there's nip, I'm a happy kitty.
  3.  Favourite place to sleep?
       In a sun puddle.
  4.  Favourite television show to watch with your humans?
       I always watch The Big Bang Theory with the peeps but we usually watch Masterpiece Theatre
       together, too.
  5.  What was your naughtiest naughty?
       Me?  Naughty???  Never!
  6.  How did you meet your humans?
       When I was a few weeks old, my mama carried me over to their veranda by the scruff of my
       neck.  The veranda is now mine!
  7.  What do you like most about being a cat?
       Everything!  We cats are the best.
  8.  What shelter or rescues do you give paws up to.
       Well, the peeps try to help out with the Valley WAAG Animal Shelter.  That one is local.  Then
       there are all those rescues who pull cats from the NYC ACC kill lists every day.  I give them my
       full support by helpin' to get the word out, every night.
  9.  What is your favourite cat holiday?
       Santa always brings a lot of toys with nip so I think I've gotta go with Christmas.
10.  What is the one thing you do that makes your humans smile the most?
       Peep #1 says that just lookin' at me makes her heart smile.  Don't know what I do for that to
       happen.  Just be me, I suppose.

Next thing I knew, by good pal Speedy who writes Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny gave me the Versatile Blogger Award.  Again, I had already received it but I still wanted to thank Speedy very much for thinkin' of me.  Thank you Speedy!  Then I figured, why not tell the world seven more things about myself?  But I'm gonna add a twist.  Here goes...

  1.  I like climbin' trees.
  2.  Normally, I'm a very good tree climber.
  3.  Friday night, I came home with a sore paw.
  4.  Saturday morning, I had x-rays at the hospital.
  5.  Apparently, I've torn all the ligaments in my right knee and
       there's nothing holding my leg together!
  6.  Wednesday, I'm goin' into hospital for knee surgery.
  7.  Currently, I'm on pretty strong pain meds and must take it easy.

How's that for a twist, huh?

But I'm not done.  Just the other day, Angel from angelswhisper2011 gave me this beautiful Best Moment Award.  I've never received this one before so I think that means that I've gotta follow the rules... pain meds or not.

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech.
This could be written or video recorded.
Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees!
The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award;
and winners notify them the great news.
What makes a good acceptance speech?
-Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
-Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
-Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in
Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in

The rules say that I'm supposed to write an acceptance speech.  Never done that before but here goes...

I'd like to thank the academy...  Oops.  I'd like to thank Angel and Speedy and Selina and Bumpy for all the beautiful, gorgeous and amazing awards they have bestowed upon me.  I'd like to thank them all, from the bottom of my heart.  And the top and middle parts of my heart, too.  Oh, and I mustn't forget those left and right ventri thingies...  whatever they are.

Although I am a true lover of the bling, there is something even better than bling, you know.  That would be friends.  My friends of the blogosphere are the best friends there can be.  I appreciate so much that they find Nerissa's Life worthy of bein' read.  I'm so happy that they visit me here on my blog and even happier that they come back!  To...  FRIENDS!

Now, I'm gonna pass along the Best Moment Award to a few more friends....

- Bumpy at Mr. Bumpy Cat
- Selina at One Eye on the Future
- Speedy at Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny
- Herman at It's a Wonderpurr Life
- Simba at Simba's Antics
- Spitty at Spitty Speaks
- Sammy at onespoiledcat
- Savannah at Savannah's Paw Tracks
- Nellie at Cat from Hell
- Katie at Katie Isabella
- Texas at Texas, a Cat in New York
- Mario at Mario's Meowsings

Well, that's it for today, I'm afraid.  I think I've gotta go find myself a sun puddle or something and have a little nap.  Those pain thingies sure do make you sleepy.  Might even nab a snack on the way to the sun puddle.  I could really do with a little something in my tummy, right about now.  Oh peepers...


  1. WOW! Congrats on the very nice awards! I think you are gonna need a bigger trophy case!

  2. Wow, congrats on all your awards. That is fantastic. Love all your answers to the questions especially like that you love feral cats. We are feral too. They do make the best friends to us. Take care.

  3. Yo, Nerissa! Thanks for sharing the award with me! Maybe it will motorvate the Human to post some awards that have been languishing in a folder for, I dunno--six months??? I am sure my furiends think I am an ungrateful jerk. Sigh. It's so hard to find competent staff!

    I hope your surgery goes FABULOUS, Nerissa. And I know you prolly want to run around and climb things, but you gotta take it easy and enjoy those sunpuddles for a couple days till you get fixed up. Sending you all the furry best purrs in the world, Buddy!

  4. OMC !
    So many pawsome awards you got , Nissy !
    Glad to hear that the painkiller pills really work :)

  5. Oh, how unfair! We hope everything goes smoothly next week.

  6. Lovely lovely awards - huge congratulations!! Just saw your entry over at Tabby Cat Club.. something about your leg? Oh dear! :-( Hope all goes well - big big hugs and lotsa purrs!! Take care

  7. Concatulations on your awards, Nerissa! Do take it easy - I'm sending some additional pain-killing purrs your way.

  8. Concatulations ! Awsome awards for an awsome cat ! Loupi and Zorro

  9. Congrats on your Awards pal and please take it easy injured legs do hurt alot,and thanks for giving me an award,xx Speedy

  10. Concatulations on those awards! We are sending our very best purrs and purrayers for your surgery and rehab!

  11. Thank you dear Nerissa..and concatulations on all of your awardies. You sdeserve them.

    I have to punish mommy. She just got home. See you tomorrow. xoxox

  12. As always, Niss, you are amazing. So happy you got so many awards, and thank you for including me on your award list. As always, I'm proud to be your bestie! Purrs!

  13. Congrats on your awards! Have a great day. Lee and Phod

  14. Well concatulations Nissy my friend! Look at all that new bling-a-ring-ding! How swell that you passed that "Best Moment Award" on to little old me. I'm not familiar with that one either so how way cool to feel like an academy award winner for a while huh? I shall indeed be honored to accept AND I'll re-post the rules and pass it on. Thanks many bunches.....consider yourself hugged.

    Your Friend Sammy

  15. OMC - Thank you so much pal. I'd better get M on the ball and start passing some awards on.l We so appreciate you and the awards you pass on. Sorry we don't get around to handling them right away.

  16. Congrats on winning those awards...hope you have a great Sunday! Kitty XO

  17. Hey Nissy, concats on your magnificent awards!! You really deserve them and I hope they help take your mind off … you know ….. Wednesday!!!! Take care buddy! love Austin xx

  18. Oh Nerrisa! Me is so sorry about your knee! That is awful! However me must concatulate yous for all the awards that yous gots and for bestowing the Best Moment Award on mes! Me has had so many best moments!
    Me will purray for yous that your surgery goes Well!

  19. Three awards at one time. Wow…meow…wow! We think that must make you the best cat blog in the whole world. Concatulations. Keep up the good work. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josete

  20. Hi Bud, Just dropping in to say hello (though you may be too stoned to notice....) ;-) I hope you're feeling okay. I and sending you tons of high-quality purrs (remember: these are ROYAL purrs you're getting here) and the Human is doing the nest she can for her part--though her purring is really sub-standard, even by Human measures. Have a good sleep tonight, my furiend. And XOXOXOXO to your Mommy too, who's probably worried about you and will be happy when Wednesday is over!

  21. We are sorry about your knee, Nerissa. We think your peeps should get you a fresh nip plan as a get well gift when you come home. We just love fresh nip! And the HuMom thinks it's good for us cause it's green! We don't argue!
    Mistletoe & Hitch

  22. Concatulations on your cool awards Nerissa. We hope your knee gets better soon so you can get back to tree climbing. No kill shelters and sun puddles are the best. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  23. Congratulations on all your awards, Nerissa. I hope everything will work out fine with your leg, Sweetie. Take care. Pawkiss :)

  24. Well done you on all your awards, and a brilliant speech - you should go into writing them for peeps!

  25. Wow what fantastic awards yo have :) Big conCatulations xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  26. Hi Nissy, Just stopping by to say Hey and hoping you are feeling okay. I am thinking about you and sending you good purrs, for you and your Mom too. XOXOXO (that's kissies for your Mommy, but you can have a very ManCatly hug or two!)

  27. Nissy, we just read about your knee and came right over to give you tons and tons of purrs! And for the worried peepses too. And thank you for the award as well. We will do it soon.
    Rest up, and get better.

  28. We came back to send you lots of purrs for your surgery tomorrow. We know it will go well but then you have to behave yourself and rest. Let us know how it all goes. Sending tons of purrs. Big hugs to the Mom.

  29. Hi Nissy! Just letting you know you are in our purrs and prayers that your knee surgery goes well. (((hugs))) and smoochies.

  30. Hey Nissy! We heard you were on some good meds and we want in on the action too! Heeheehe!! :p Srsly though, we hope you feel better really fast , sweetie!
    Hugs to both you Nissy, and you Mama too :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  31. Oh my goodness, I just heard what happened and my sisters and I are bringing you the biggest bunch of purrs and prayers we have. We sure will be thinking about you are sending you lots of love and gentle hugs. Heal quickly dear friend.

  32. Hewo bootiful Nissy
    I heawd that yoo'we having suwgewies, so I wanted to cum and give you sum of my healing smoochie kisses

  33. Oh my goodness! Such wonderful awards!

    We sure are sorry about your knee! All your ligaments are torn? How did you do that??? Well, many purrs and purrayers and tons of hugs for your surgery and a speedy recovery!

    Luf, Us

  34. Nerissa, we know you're having major surgery tomorrow, and though we posted purrs on the TCC site, we wanted to stop by and let you know we're crossing our paws for you, sending purrayers that all goes well. We'll hope for an update post-surgery!

    -Nicki & Derry @ Fuzzy Tales (oops, under the human's own account)

  35. Nerissa, I just read about you having knee surgery tomorrow. I am thinking really good thoughts for you and know you will be just fine! I was diagnosed with luxating patellas when I was four months old. I had surgery to repair both knees and now you'd never know I ever had a problem with my knees. My blog is a diary of the whole experience.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and purrayers and I know you will be just right in no time!
    Best of luck!
    Maggie May

  36. We just heard about your knee surgery for tomorrow Nerissa and we are going to purr our biggest and loudest purrs to help you to get better. We will mention you in our purrayers and will watch your blog in case your secretary decides to tell us how you are. Hope the doctors are gentle with you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  37. Oh Nerissa, we are purring and purring that your surgery goes well!
    Love, TK and Pip

  38. We just heard about yer loose leg Nerissa! What on earth did you do to it? Well that doesnt matter; we just hope it gets fixed back up good. Concats on all the awards!

  39. Sending your purrs and hope your surgery goes well. congratulations on your awards!

  40. Oh Nissy - I sorry to hear you are in vet jail, and just now I see tomorrow it's surgery. Ugh! I'm warming up my purring motor right now and won't quit until you are all better buddy. M said she'll have you in prayers too.

  41. Lots of purrrs and prayers for you Nerissa! We will keep up the purrrs till we hear from you!
    Your TX furiends,

  42. Hey, Nerissa. Sorry to hear about your leg. Purrrrring that everything goes well tomorrow.

  43. Hi Nerissa!
    I had to run over from the Tomcat home to wish you well in your knee surgery tomorrow. You really have to cut back on the cat-ro-batics. Maybe just a little.
    We are purring for you!

  44. Sorry to hear about your knee problem (learned about it from Katie). I hope you recover quickly!

  45. dood...we dinna noe ya had ta haz sir jerry on yur knee....sendin de blessings oh st francis for a success full sir jerry, N we hope ewe iz on de road ta ree coveree sew quik, ya getz a speedin ticket....sendin purrz N purrayerz N trout if ya want it


  46. Just read about your knee : get well soon Nerissa, we think of you here. Purr and cuddles. Loupi and Zorro

  47. Pawsome awards Nerissa! Cool answers too ;)
    We just read about your hurty knee :o
    Sounds like quite a number you did in it.
    Yikes!!!! We purr the operation goes well!
    You have our purrs!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  48. Concatulations for the awards and thank you so furry much for nominating me!
    I agree, the best part with blogging is furriends!
    Wishing you well for your surgery. I will be thinking of you and us three kitties will be purring for you!

  49. Great awards, Nerissa! All the Hotties are sending their best purrs for you to feel better soon.

  50. Hi Nerissa, Hoping everything goes purrfect for you tomorrow! Sending purrs and loves and all that stuff that ManCats don't usually talk about--just our girly staff! We'll be waiting for the good report, Buddy! XOXOXOXO

  51. Concats on your awards, but we were stopping by to see how you are doing and to wish you well. We hope you are feeling better soon, but are afraid it will be a long recovery. We sure hope that isn't so. We are purring for you!

  52. Hey buddy, we are sending mega purrs and prayers your way for a successful surgery and for your leg to heal quickly and completely with ease. Thinking of you Nissy.

  53. I just came to wish you well on your surgery, Nerissa. We're purraying for you. Pawkiss, my friend :)

  54. Those awards are pawsome!

    We're sending lots of purrs and prayers your way today for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

    The Florida Furkids

  55. We just read about your surgery. We are sending you lots of healing purrs and wishing you a speedy recovery.

  56. Nissy I somehow missed that you were having knee surgery today - how can that be? I try to keep track of my furrrriends! Well, all I cay say is that I will be saying BIG purrayers for you today and I hope that everything goes quite smoothly and you're back on "all fours" very quickly my friend.

    Special Healing Hugs........
    Your Friend Sammy

  57. VERY quickly - No. 1, thank you for the award! I'll be posting about that soon. The typist has been very slack this week.

    No. 2 - we ARE PURRING hard for your surgery. We saw Austin mention it on his b'day blog entry today and didn't know about this. We really hope all goes well. We'll be looking for updates.

    We love you, Nerissa!

    Selina & MomKatt Laura

  58. PS - We dedicated our Wed. blog entry to you!


  59. Concats, nissy, on your awards. Sending more healing purrayers your way...

  60. Nissy! Of course you have my Purrrrrrs for your surgery! And Angel brandi's! And Mommy's prayers! Please recover soon. We do like having you around, you know, and without pain!
    love and headbumpies,
    Quinnie, Carol, and Angel brandi
    I'm starting my purrs right now! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


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