Thursday, 21 May 2009

Thankful Thursday

There have been quite a few things to make me thankful lately!

"Black Cat is the Sunday Guest Star

"May 16, 2009 by Cheysuli
Filed under Sunday Guest Star

"One of our favorite humans, Black Cat was our first guesser and got the answer right… well okay, so she guessed several London Parks and one of them was correct. We’ll give it to her!

"'Yay, I’m first! Are you flying over some horsies and riders riding on Rotten Row? I can’t remember what park that’s in - I think it’s Hyde or maybe St. James’s. Anyhoo, it’s in London (nearly forgot to mention that, I’m multi-tasking here, lol!).

'Happy Friday :) xxx'"

This was such a lovely surprise! Thanks Chey!

For the info of those not on Facebook, the picture is my current Facebook profile pic. It was just an experiment really, but I kind of liked it so decided to use it.

Super Comments Award

About this award: "We give and get awards for having a great blog and being a good friend. What I want to award are those people whose comments have meant the world to me. It takes time to visit a blog and leave a comment ... I wanted to recognize some special bloggers whose comments have made such an impact on me. The “You Don’t Say?” Award is awarded to these special bloggers in hope that they will pass the award along to 5 of their best commenters!"

Thank you Hazel of

Hazel says, "I blogged because I was bored. When comments started arriving, I noticed I like it. Then I found interaction with bloggers, and I like it too. Now it's obvious that comments are a major reason why I'm still blogging. I love the responses. It's nice to visit other blogs and find out what's going on in their part of the world. I enjoy the learning I get from blogging. The socialization is a delight.

"Genejosh passed me this Super Comments Award. Thank you, sis for your online friendship. You don't know how pleased I am by your visits and comments on my posts.

"Bloggers whose comments I appreciate may have received this award already. Nevertheless I want to mention them here. They are beautiful people who practice blogging etiquette by visiting or visiting back, and leaving nice comments. Their observations are apt and (in Black Cat's case) helpful. It's a pleasure to have them as commenters on my posts."

I so agree with how Hazel feels. I started blogging because I discovered blogging cats and there were one or two blogs I couldn't comment on because I didn't have a website or blog and/or I needed a Google password. So I got a Google password, and having done so, found I could set up my own blog. I didn't do so for a while, but then I thought, "Why not?" so I did. I didn't think I would have any readers, but was surprised and delighted to be welcomed right from day #1. The rest is history!

So now I'd like to give this award to:

The Zoo and The Crew. These lovely kitty bloggers were my very first commenters on my very first day of blogging.
Daisy. Daisy has hardly missed a day and her comments are always polite, sweet and often informative.
William. William was the first cat blogger I ever came across and I've always loved his comments, his antics and those of his brother and sisters.
Last, but by no means least, Giraffe. She is Boy's and Beethoven's Mummy. The reason I have saved her for last is because she deserves this award much more than I do. I was just the go-between, but she was the one who actually provided the information that Hazel was looking for!

There are so many more bloggers I'd love to pass this award on to, many of whom are far more deserving than I; bloggers who not only leave nice comments, but who hold auctions and appeals to raise money for others in need, such as people with huge vet bills, or have lost their jobs, or... Well, the list goes on. You lovely bloggers know who you are! Perhaps I will wait a while and then nominate another five ::shh, don't tell anyone::. You know what you have to do to get this particular award, don't you? Go on, you know you want to...

I keep coming across more and more great blogs. This means my own commenting is spread more and more thinly but it would be a shame I think to ignore interesting blogs just to have more time to comment on the ones I already read, so I hope you'll all forgive me if I don't visit you as often as I'd like. I know many of you are in the same boat. There just aren't enough hours in the day (or in my case, the night, haha!). I've often seen comments by
I Beati on Daisy's blog. I don't know why it's taken me so long to click on her link. Great pictures, cartoons and wise words. She is a sensitive soul and the dog she rescued 14 years ago, who she found on fire on the side of the road (yes, on fire, can you believe such cruelty?) has recently gone to the Bridge after being a wonderful, loving companion for all those years. There are many more I've "found" recently too, many of whom have left comments on my "Wordless Wednesdays". Thanks so much for visiting guys, I really do appreciate it!

Crumbs, I've blogged two days running. That's got to be a first. No wonder I'm exhausted!

:) xxx


Dennis the Vizsla said...

On fire? That's just evil.

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

We certainly agree that visitng blogs and commenting is very difficult when you've got so many great friends and interesting blogs to visit. We don't get around much anymore and it's kind of sad. However, we always pop in here to see what you're up to!!

love, Pearl

THE ZOO said...

concatulayshuns on yur award. fanks fur giving it ta us.

Daisy said...

Congratulations on your award! And thank you so much for thinking of me, too.

I'm glad you found I Beati's blog. She always has something cute or inspiring or funny or interesting there!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Congratulations on your award! We are always finding new blogs. Some days we resist finding new ones because we hardly have time to visit all our current friends!

MaoMao said...

ConCATulashuns on yur awardie! It's furry well deserved! You always leave such sweet and loving komments, and we love you and yur bloggie!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Giraffe said...

Dear Black Cat, thank you so much for the award. I'm so sorry it took me so long, but I'm going to try my best to put this award up and pass it on! *whaps own head for being so lazy*

Boy & 'Oven's Mummy