What's that, Peepers? What? WHAT?
What do you mean, we have to change our plans?
But I don't want to.
Awww... FINE. MOUSES!
As many of you know, I was waitin' and waitin' and waitin' with great anticipation for the moment I hit one hundred thousand visits to my blog. I was so excited and the peep said we could do somethin' special for the event. I had such plans...
First of all, I was gonna introduce a new award 'cause nothin' says celebrating like bling. Well, bling and nip. And speakin' of nip, I was gonna do a giveaway and yes, nip toys were to be involved.
Then came the flood.
For those of you who haven't heard, between all the snow meltin' and the torrential rain last Tuesday, the basement of my house is now a swimmin' pool. That's right. I have an indoor swimmin' pool in my house but, I assure you, there is to be no swimmin' in that pool. This is not a pool party kind of situation, if you know what I mean.
But that's not the worst part. The worst part is that on Wednesday mornin', the water came up high enough to knock out the furnace. No furnace means no heat and no heat means no hot water. MOUSES!
Nothin' can be done about the furnace until the water table drops another eight inches or so. At that point, the peeps will find out if the furnace can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced but none of that can be done until all that nasty ol' water recedes. It's a waitin' game for now and as you all know, games that do not involve nip or wand toys are no fun at all.
We're all okay and that's the important thing, I think. We still have power, too. Thank goodness for that. But I've got my paws full with a couple of super cranky peeps and I don't know WHAT I'm gonna do with them. The first peep keeps sayin' somethin' about her feeling like she's living in the nineteenth century which really, isn't so bad. I mean, I've travelled there myself, usin' egg beater-whisk time travelling-teleportation technology and seriously, there are worse places to travel to.
Anywho... Back to the change of plans.
Peep #1 says that I can still introduce my new award but the giveaway has to be put on hold. Put on hold until we have a working furnace, heat, hot water and the mess in the basement has been all cleaned up. I don't exactly know how long it's gonna take but I've got my paws crossed that it won't be too long although knowin' my peeps... MOUSES! And I sure could do with all my pals out there crossing their paws for us, too. I think that at times like this, the more crossed paws, the better.
In the meantime, let's talk bling.
My new award is called the Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO! Award which, as you know, is one of my favourite sayings. It's a saying just made for celebratin' and that's exactly what we're gonna do today.
The rules for acceptin' the Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO! Award are pretty simple.
- Firstly, post the award on your blog and thank the blogger who gave it to you.
- Secondly, visit at least three of the blogs that are receiving the award along with you and leave a
- Thirdly, tell us all three things you have to celebrate. You know, three things for which you are
- Lastly, pass along the award to seven other bloggers and let them know you have done so.
Pretty easy, huh?
Oh, I need to list three things I have to celebrate. Let's see... Hmmm...
Well first of all, I'm celebrating having reached one hundred thousand visits to my blog. Secondly, I'd like to celebrate the fact that unlike the peeps, this lack of hot water business has not affected MY bathin' schedule. And thirdly, I'd like to celebrate that on Tuesday I'll be turnin' eleven. That's right, Tuesday is my birthday although, truth be told, I'm thinkin' it's not gonna be much of one what with the indoor not-a-pool-party swimmin' pool in my basement thing goin' on. MOUSES!
So without further ado, the first ever winners of the Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO! Award are....
WAIT!!! I have to mention that as this is the introduction, I shall be nominatin' twenty-one blogs, rather than seven 'cause I really wanna make sure the award gets off to a really good start.
And the nominees are....
- Savvy at Savannahs Paw Tracks
- the staff at Dash Kitten
- Herman at It's a Wonderpurr Life
- Sparkle at Sparkle the Designer Cat
- Crepes at Cat in the Fridge
- the Kitties Blue at The CAT on my HEAD
- Sammy at onespoiledcat
- the gang at Owned by a Husky
- Spitty at Spitty Speaks
- Speedy at Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny
- Hisiableue at Bleue comme Aby
- Nylablue at Nylablue & Sherriellen's Purrfect Pad
- Austin at CATachresis
- Brian at Brian's Home
- Derby & Ducky at Derby and Ducky
- Hailey & Zaphod at The Hailey and Zaphod Chronicles
- Marty at MusingsbyMartyManx
- Whipple & Pepper at Whipple & Pepper
- Archie, Oscar & Henry at My Three Moggies
- Maxwell, Faraday & Allie at a tonk's tail
- Mario at Mario's Meowsings
CONGRATULATIONS EVERYBODY! You're all winners, for sure.
What's that, Peepers? You have to go out this afternoon? Where are you goin', lookin' like that?
Oh, you're headin' over to a motel to take a shower. Well thank goodness for that. I was gonna say somethin' before but didn't wanna hurt your feelings or anything but since you've managed to figure it out all own your own... Well, I'll see you when you return, all nice and clean. In the meantime, I'm gonna take a nap.