Wednesday 19 March 2014

we have more bling!

My gosh, it's that time again.  It's that time to accept a few more awards.   Oohhh... and what beautiful awards they are. Hmmm...  where shall we begin?

I know!  We shall begin with the Canadian Blog Awards. Perhaps you have heard of them?  Of course you have.  Silly me.

Anywho...  to be eligible for a Canadian Blog Award, the blogger writin' the blog must be a Canadian, like me.  One does not have to be peep.  After all, I'm a cat and I was eligible but one must absolutely be Canadian.

Once a blog is nominated, cats and peeps from all over the world can vote and have their say.  I was incredibly honoured to have been nominated in three categories for the 2013 awards:  Best Funny Blog, Best Blog Post and Best Pet Blog.  Honoured and absolutely thrilled.

During the month of February, voting was fast and furious and before I knew it, the results were in.  I, Nerissa the Cat, had managed to win four awards!  That's right...  FOUR OF 'EM!  Ooohhhh... happy days, for sure.

I am absolutely thrilled to now officially accept my TWO FIRST and TWO SECOND place awards.  I wish to thank all my readers out there who voted for me.  I wish to thank you very much.  Without you, this would never have happened and truly, that is fact.

It is with great honour that I accept GOLD for Best Funny Blog. Nerissa's Life isn't always funny.  It's isn't always supposed to be funny but when it is, I do endeavour to make you all laugh as much as I possibly can.  Thank you!

And I am ecstatic to accept both GOLD and SILVER for Best Blog Post.  My post pointing out what should be obvious, "where there's fire, there is smoke" won gold and my post about Earl Grey runnin' for Premier, "because neglect STILL isn't workin'!" won silver.  I am so very, very pleased about these two posts gettin' so much attention. They both tackled what I believe to be some pretty important issues and I'm simply chuffed that cats and peeps out there read and enjoyed 'em.

Finally, I am ever to happy to accept SILVER for Best Pet Blog.  There were a lot of nominees in this event, many of whom were my pals.  I can still hardly believe I managed to make it into the top three.

So again, I wish to thank everyone for votin' for me in the Canadian Blog Awards.  I owe you all so much.  I also want to thank Toronto Corporate Lawyer, Jonathan Kleiman, for organising these wonderful awards.  Without his organisational skills, there would be no awards to win.  Thank you Mr. Kleiman!

And now...  onto some awards I can share.

Patchy Meow from the incredible blog, Catnip Corner has created a brand new award, celebrating her two-year blogoversary.  A two-year blogoversary is a very special thing and a super good reason to celebrate.  CONGRATULATIONS PATCHY!

Patchy's new award is called the Keep Calm and Blog Award and is incredibly stylish and elegant.  You can imagine how pleased I was to find out that I was to be one of the very first recipients.  I love it.  Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!  What a beaut.  Thank so so much, Patchy!  I really appreciate receiving this, a lot.

The rules are pretty simple.  Just post the award on your blog along with a link to the blogger who gave it to you and then pass the award on to one other blog.  Only one.  That's the hardest part, for sure. With so many amazing bloggers out there, how does one choose only one?   MOUSES!

But finally, I was able to select a single recipient for the Keep Calm and Blog Award.  As I could pass it along to only one blogger, I chose to award the Keep Calm and Blog Award to my dear friend, Mario of Mario's Meowsings.

Why Mario, you ask?  Well, for starters, Mario has an incredible blog. I absolutely love it.  But also, Mario will forever hold a special place in my heart when it comes to awards 'cause it was Mario who gave me my very first award, way back when.  I still remember it well as it was the beginning of my addiction to the bling. CONGRATULATIONS Mario!

Next on the list is the Field of Flowers Award.  Isn't it beautiful?  Beverly from over at MoggiePurrs gave me this award and it's quite a stunner.  Thank you so much for this award, Beverly.  It's one of the prettiest awards in the blogosphere, I do believe.

Boy-oh-boy...  I sure would love to run through that field of flowers.  Clearly, my peep has been slackin' in the gardening department.  She has NEVER grown anything as beautiful as this. MOUSES!

The rules for the Field of Flowers Award are as follows.  One must thank the blogger who nominated you and then place the award on your blog.  Next, you get to nominate seven other bloggers and write a little something as to why you are giving these specific bloggers a field of flowers.  Finally, you'll want to notify the nominees that they have been nominated.

I'm just gonna cheat just a teeny-tiny bit, here.  That okay?  The thing is, all the blogs I'm nominating, I'm nominating for the very same reason.  I've chosen seven blogs that I simply adore visitin' because doing so always brings a smile to my face.  There's always something new to learn or some fun to be had on these wonderful blogs.  I can always count on 'em for that.  So, instead of repeating that over and over again, I'll just put it all in one place, right here.  Sure do hope no one minds.

So without any further ado.  Drum roll please...  My nominees for the Field of Flowers Award are....

- The Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head
- Austin at CATachresis
- Spitty at Spitty Speaks
- Sushi at Sushi's Diary
- Cocco & Katie at My Mini Pet Pig
- Brian at Brian's Home

Some of you may already have this award and I certainly understand if you don't want to pass it on again but I figure...  I figure one can never have too many flowers.

Now who would like some snacks?  I'm always in the mood for snacks and no, I do not have worms.  I just like my snacks.  Let's all go on picnic!

I was honoured by both Nellie from The Cat from Hell and Katie from Katie Isabella when they each gave me the Sunshine Picnic Award and invited me to their picnics.  Now I'm gonna have one of my own.  Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!

The rules for the Sunshine Picnic Award are super simple. You just thank the blogger who invited you to their picnic and then invite them to yours as the guest of honour along with ten other guests, askin' each of 'em to bring along something for the celebration.

Let's see...  who shall I invite...

The latest winners of the Sunshine Picnic Award and guests at my picnic are...
- Nellie at The Cat from Hell
  No need to bring anything, Nellie.  You are a guest of
- Katie at Katie Isabella
  No need to bring anything, Katie.  You are a guest of honour.
- Sammy at onespoiledcat
  Could you please bring some bacon?  Surely you have some on paw.
- Speedy from Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny
  Can you bring some lettuce and carrots?  Gotta have some salad stuff.
- Texas at Texas, a Cat in New York
  Pizza!  Please bring some New York style pizza.
- Patchy at Catnip Corner
  Cheese, please.  Some nice tasty stuff if you can get your paws on it.
- Mister Minoune at Mister Minoune's Blog
  Bagels, please.  I have heard there are excellent bagels available in Montreal
- Autstin at CATachresis
  Bangers and mash.  Can you find some of that?
- Herman at It's a Wonderpurr Life
  Seafood.  They have great seafood where you live, right?
- Loupi & Zorro at The Swiss Cats
  Chocolate.  Swiss chocolate would be excellent.
- Silver from DashKitten
  I know that your mum is kind of busy at the mo so you just bring yourself, okay?
- Savvy from Savannah's Paw Tracks
  Can you please bring some flowers for the table?  Oohhh...  are there any plumeria about?

Finally, we have this wonderful award/badge called I Survived the Polar Vortex.  The gang over at The Cat on My Head created this badge to celebrate the fact that we all survived this horribly, bitterly cold winter.  It's a lovely award, don't you agree?  Thanks so much, Kitties Blue, for doing this for all of us.  Thank you very much, indeed.

Anywho...  Rules are super simple.  The I Survived the Polar Vortex Award/Badge is for anyone to accept. Anyone and everyone.  All you need do is post it on your blog and when doing so, mention that it originated over on the blog, The Cat on My Head.  Easy peasy as they say.  Easy peasy.

So, another round of awards has been done.  Whew!  There were a lot of links in this post.  Peep #1 helped me with 'em so if there are any mistakes, they're hers.  I don't think she did make any mistakes but just in case, you'll know who to blame.  Hehehe...

CONGRATULATIONS to all the recipients!  You all write amazin' blogs and that is a fact, for sure.

And thank you all for thinkin' of me when handin' out awards.  I do love the bling.  That, too, is a fact, for sure.

Oohhh...  Just have to mention - you know, to make everything all legal and whatnot - that I received NOTHIN' from that Toronto Corporate Lawyer in return for my mentioning his name.  I just wanted to thank him for all the time and effort he put in when organising the Canadian Blog Awards.  I really thought that somethin' needed to be said 'bout that 'cause I know it took up a lot of his time.  May the purrs be with him, always.  Purrs.


  1. Mr. Kleiman rocks! And Nerissa, me is so furry happy that yous gots 4 awards! And Concatulations on all the other awards, you deserves them all!

  2. Congrats Nissy!!!! You sure did get a lot of bling!!! You are very well deserving of each one of them!!! I voted for you in the Canadian blog awards to so congrats on that as well! Have a pawsome day and congrats to all the recipients as well!!!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  3. Er, do you actually have any room left on your walls with all these awards you have?!!!
    Well done!
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

  4. Congrats with all the awards. Have a great day.

  5. Sounds like you are going to have to build a special room for all your awards. Well done Nissy. And you deserve them all. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  6. I agree with Marg, you need a bigger trophy case pal! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  7. Woohoo Nissy,Congrats my friend you deserve them all well done ,carrots and salald are on their way my friend Thanks for the invite,xx Speedy

  8. Wow! Concatulations on ALL your awards, Nerissa!

  9. Nissy concats on the plethora of awards buddy.....and OF COURSE I'll bring the bacon to your picnic - it would be my pleasure (can I wear my bacon briefs???)

    Hugs, sammy

  10. you are one award winning blogger Nissy!! Proud to know ya and call ya furriend. ANd thanks a ton for inviting me on your picnic. I was kind of afraid no one would even think of me cuz' I have been absent from comments in lots of folks blogs for a while. Life grabs ya sometimes ya know? And I don't have any Plumeria but I think I kno where I can can get my paws on some...wink, wink

  11. dood...conga ratz on yur manee awardz...just think if CASH wuz involved ewe could final lee get that space ship ya been lookin at huh !!! big conga ratz on yur canandian awardz ....thatz prettee sa wheat !!!!

  12. WOW Nissy, you have been busy - very busy. Congratulations on all your awards. I'm honored to accept the award from you. I'm so far behind again - due to my lame human - but will try to get is passed on within the next few days. Thanks pal - you rock.

  13. Congrats on all of your awards! You must have the best blog in Canada to receive all of those Canadian blogger awards :)

  14. Thank you so very much Nissy for that super nice award! The wet cold was pushed out today by those beautifur flowers my furend
    Congrats on those awards for Canadian Blogger too! You deserve them for your great work

  15. Big purrs of congrats on you awards! I wish I had room to display them but I have no sidebars.

  16. WOOOO! Concatulations on all the BLING! Allie's green with envy - and it's totally clashing with all her ink. We boyz R lovin' it!! (MOL) We're SO grabbing the I survived the Polar Vortex one - we EARNED it - hahahahaaaaa!

  17. Nissy, Nissy, Nissy!! You are the CAT! Huge concatulations on getting four awards. On my reckoning that makes you overall the best blogger in the whole of Canada!! Well done, buddy :)))

    AND concats on your other bling awards. Certainly a plethora for sure!! You deserve them too! I wonder if any of them could help with your time travel whisk transporter thingy? That would be cool! AND THANK YOU for passing TWO of them on to me! I am honoured indeedy! Thank you so much :) I will blog about them when the Staff peep gets herself organised again which I hope will be before too much longer!!! I'm missing everyone !!! xox

  18. Concatulations on your awards!

  19. Congrats so much on all your awards! You deserve them all!

  20. Nerissa, enjoy all of those well-deserved awards!

  21. Oh sweet Nissy, congrats on all those awards! Those are some major wins and we are so happy for you. And a HUGE thank you for passing on the award to us. Cocco and I can't get enough flowers (but he'd eat them all if he could). Thank you, thank you!

  22. Nissy, you deserved efurry one of those great awards. We do have that Field of Flowers award but are super happy to get it again. Usually we have lots of tulips and daffodils blooming by now, but we just have a couple of lonely daffodils hanging their heads in the cold. Glad you liked and posted our Polar Vortex award. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  23. Just for the record there is never any connection between worms and snacks. It is ALWAYS snack time whether you're a peep or a moggy!

  24. Yeah, we're happy happy happy that you won so many Canadian Blog Awards, because we nominated you ! That's great ! And concatulations on your other awards, too ! A huge thank you for passing the Sunshine Picinic Award to us : spring is coming, it's right time to have picnic with some nice friends of the cat blogosphere ! Purrs

  25. Well done you on all your well earned rewards!!

  26. Well FANKS you so much Nissy! And just bringing myself is so easy to do. xoxoxo Fanks you.

  27. Congratulations on all your awards. You deserve them.

  28. Awesome! Congrats on your awards! You are one cool feline!


  29. Oh my gosh! So many great awards! Concats on them all! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

  30. Apawz Apawz fer all yer many Missy!! Y a iz one amazin kitteh n kitteh riter!!! WE wishez all da best in future ritin...
    N ya iz iz me! ;)
    Yer furend Nylablue =^,,^=

  31. Awesome! ConCATulations on all of those awards, Nissy! We are so proud of you!

  32. Yay for ur awardies! Yay! {{{luv}}}


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