Did you hear? DID YOU HEAR? I'M IN THE PETTIES THIS YEAR!
I am so excited. I can hardly believe my good fortune. I'm a finalist for the Funniest Blog or Blogger in the Petties. Can you believe it? MOUSES!
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited when I found out about this. I was practically over the moon. I was lyin' on the couch in the family room when Peep #1 came in to tell me.
Picture it... Nova Scotia, Canada... My house. "Nissy," the peep said. "Guess what. You're a finalist for Funniest Blog or Blogger in the Petties."
Well I sat right up right there and then and exclaimed, "I am? MOUSES!"
Seville was lyin' on the floor and started laughing. He was laughing so hard, he rolled over on his back and his belly started shakin' like a bowl full of jelly. Of course, Seville has no jelly in his belly. He's a cat. Cats don't eat jelly.
"They think you're funny!" my brother sputtered between fits of giggles. "That's hilarious!"
"Uh... yeah. That's the whole point, Sivvers." I looked up questioningly at the peep. "That is the whole point, isn't it?" I looked back at my brother and narrowed my eyes. "Just what are you talkin' about there, marmie?"
Then it hit me. What if I'm a finalist for bein' funny? What if it's not for bein' funny as in ha-ha but rather, funny as in... off? MOUSES!
That very morning, when the power came back on after bein' off for three and a half days 'cause of nasty ol' Hurricane Arthur, the peep had checked on the milk in the fridge and she had said, "Ewww... This milk smells funny." Funny... FUNNY. MOUSES!
My jaw dropped and my whiskers drooped. My tail gave a little tremble. I, Nerissa the Cat, did NOT want to be a carton of sour milk.
That's when the peep scooped me up in her arms and gave me a little congratulatory snuggle. "You're a finalist because your blog makes people laugh," she explained. I glared down at Seville but he didn't notice on account of his fits of the giggles. Apparently I had made him laugh, all right. Once more I say, MOUSES!
But what does it all mean?
Well for starters, it means that I owe each and every one of you out there who nominated me, a big ol' THANK YOU! I am honoured. I'm at a loss for words. I'm speechless. Well... maybe not quite speechless. I do - as you know - have a tendency to ramble on just a tad. Just a teeny-tiny tad.
Anywho... I LOVE YOU ALL! How's that for bein' short and sweet, huh? Short, sweet and oh-so-very true.
But now comes the hard part, I'm afraid. Now the VOTING begins.
If you would like to see Nerissa's Life WIN the Pettie for Funniest Blog or Blogger, you can vote for me once a day, every day, from now until August 7th. It's a Thursday. I checked. Not sure it matters but I checked anyway.
To vote, all you need do is go to the Petties website by clicking here... THE PETTIES; or over on the badge I've put up in my sidebar. Once there, click on "finalist voting" in the upper bar, on the right-hand side. You'll be directed to sign in with e-mail or Facebook and then a ballot will pop up. You'll find Nerissa's Life in the Funniest Blog or Blogger category. Just click on the little circle to the left of Nerissa's Life to vote and then click on "submit ballot" at the bottom and viola! Your vote will be cast.
You can also vote in all the other categories, if you so desire. If voting in more than one category, be sure to do all categories before hitting "submit ballot" 'cause you only get the one ballot each day.
Winning this award would mean so much to me. Winnin' an award like this would mean that cats and peeps out there enjoy readin' my blog. It would mean that twice a week, every week, my blog posts bring a little joy into the lives of my readers... my pals... all of you. And it's you for whom I blog in the first place. Without all of you, what would be the point? I might as well just be keepin' a diary or somethin'. You know? Of course you know.
But do you know what else? IT GETS BETTER.
The winners in each category get to choose the shelter or rescue of their choice to receive a donation of one thousand dollars. ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS! Can you believe it?
That means, IF NERISSA'S LIFE WINS, the peeps at the Petties will donate one thousand dollars to the Homeless Animal Lifeline in Manalapan, New Jersey 'cause that's the rescue group I've chosen.
The Homeless Animal Lifeline, also known as HAL, is an all-volunteer NJ 501c3 nonprofit charity. They work closely with shelters and rescues, helpin' to save as many lives as possible through foster programs and the like. And they go that extra mile to help save the lives of kitties that are hard to place. Special needs kitties. Kitties that might need some extra medical attention which is expensive.
HAL is super small but they do so much good, often workin' with very little. Receiving this money would mean the world to them. I just know it would. PLEASE HELP ME WIN THIS FOR HAL.
Remember... you can VOTE once a day, EVERY DAY, from now until the competition closes and let me tell you, I need every vote I can get. MOUSES!
Come sing with me! I'm in the Petties... I'm in the Petties... I'm in the Petties, this year.
We've been voting my friend!!! I was shocked to see my other blog there since I never got an email or anything.ReplyDelete
They never told you? MOUSES!Delete
I'm rootin' for your blog one hundred percent and fifty percent. Maybe even more! Forever Homes are so very important. purrs
Congrats on your nomination, it is much deserved.ReplyDelete
Thank you, my friends. purrsDelete
We hope those deserving kitties win Nissy and we're off to vote today.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm hopin' to win for HAL, too. purrsDelete
Hey Don't worry I've already been voting for you pal,xx SpeedyReplyDelete
Thanks so much, my pal. Thanks so very much. purrsDelete
Paws up, Nerissa! We are voting every day!ReplyDelete
Me too! purrsDelete
A big congrats to you Nissy. It is a well deserved nomination. We hope that you win. Good stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I'm purrin' I do, too. Stiff competition but I'm givin' it my best. purrsDelete
Congratulations on your nomination, Nissy! We'll have to go off to vote!ReplyDelete
Awww... THANKS! purrsDelete
Now there's a funny thing! Nissy you make me laugh all day long. Well done and of course I vote for you :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Austin! I appreciate that a lot. purrsDelete
Concats Nissy! I am voting every day and I am just off to do it again.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Flynn. And thanks so much for votin'! purrsDelete
Congrats! I'm voting voting voting!!!ReplyDelete
Awww... thanks! Thank you very, very much. purrsDelete
Congrats on da nominashun!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. purrsDelete
Thanks for visiting me! I haven't voted for today, so I will cast my vote for you! ♥ReplyDelete
That would be wonderful! THANK YOU! purrs & purrs & purrsDelete
Concatulations on your nomination, Nissy! It's so well-deserved.ReplyDelete
Awww... Thanks so much for sayin' that. purrsDelete
Congrats on your nomination, Nissy. And good luck!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm gonna need it 'cause the competition is pretty stiff. purrsDelete
Congratulations on your nomination, we are very excited for you.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. purrsDelete
Come on,Nissy...make Canada proud!!ReplyDelete
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
Oh yeah... I'd LOVE to win this for Canada! purrsDelete
Concatulations! You deserve it. We especially liked the Easter Bunny saga.ReplyDelete
Thanks. It was a great honour bein' asked to assist the Easter Bunny. Hope I get to help him again next year. purrsDelete
I voted for you and Congratulations on being nominated!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for votin' for me! I really appreciate it a lot. purrsDelete
Concats on your nomination. Good luck! Mom's been voting for all our furiends efurryday. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista JoReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I was amazed by how many pals I have who are finalists, myself. purrsDelete
ConCatulations, wees votin'.ReplyDelete
Awww... thanks so much. purrsDelete
BIG Congrats, Nissy! We're super excited for you!ReplyDelete
: ) Katie, Glogirly & Waffles
And congratulations to you, too! That's a great video you have there. purrsDelete
Been voting for you every day Niss!ReplyDelete
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
Oh thanks so much! Thanks so very much for votin' for me! I really do appreciate it. purrsDelete
Well done you!! Your blog is fab and you so deserve this!!ReplyDelete
Awww... Thanks Basil. Thank you ever-so-much. purrsDelete
Super news Nissy, and we were just there to vote. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Awww... Thanks so much. purrs & purrs & purrsDelete
We were as shocked as Brian was - we were never told EITHER! *gasp!*ReplyDelete
Many many HUGE congratulations on the nomination!!! Woot!! (Another way coolio badge for the sidebar! YAY!)
VERY cool! I just wish the peep could figure out how to make it a teeny tiny bit smaller 'cause it's lookin' a little like it has been crammed in there. Of course, my peep bein' the technologically impaired peep that she is, hasn't figured out how to do that yet. purrsDelete
I made Mommy vote for you. She says I didn't make her, she wanted to. I think she's finally getting it! Cats rule!
Thank you so much, Quinn. Please thank your mum for me, too. purrsDelete
You tell old Seville that just because he is a Marm he gets no slack from us. You do have a funny blog my Nessy and, yes, you can even be a bit Funny, but, that a great shelter will get all those green papers is just great!ReplyDelete
We will vote for you every day!
Lets get the vote out
Ummm... I can be funny as in ha-ha or funny as in off. Just askin'.... purrsDelete
Congratulations! That is sooooo great!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. purrsDelete
Been voting Nissy! Mom was actually on top of it already :) Concats!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Marty! I appreciate it a LOT! purrsDelete
Super proud of you, Niss. You deserve to win. You got my votes! Purrs!ReplyDelete
Thank you, my friend. You're the best BFF ever. purrsDelete
Conga-rats, Nissy! We have been voting for you every time we a-member to vote and that has been just about efurry day for the last few days! I will poke the Human so she doesn't forget--or maybe she needs a coupla more days at 'Camp'--ya think???ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Spitty. Wow, that camp your mum went to. It was quite the camp, all right. Hope she didn't bring any of those instructors home with her. There were a little on the scary side. purrsDelete
Wow this is just wonderful Nerissa and so well deserved! We will be voting every day from now on!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I really appreciate it a lot. I really do. purrsDelete
We are votin' when we remember...and purrleased to know such talent as yoursReplyDelete
Thanks so much for votin' for me, Savvy. Thanks so very, very much. purrsDelete
Concats dear friends! We're voting for you!ReplyDelete
Awww... Thanks so much, Layla. Thanks so very, very much. purrsDelete