Awards Wrap-Up Day

We still have a bunch of awards to accept from last year (as well as new ones for this year). In the spirit of starting the year right, I won’t put the dates the awards were given to me, in order not to shame my human…

So, in April 2013, Nylablue nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I already have it but thank you very much, Nylablue, for thinking of me!

April 2013 was a good period for awards. Nerissa nominated me for the “Best Moment Award.”

best moment award

Thank you so much, Nissy! I really appreciate how you always think about my bloggie!


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

Here is then my acceptance speech:

Dear Nissy,

Thank you so furry much for thinking of me for this award and so many others! I am very late accepting it, but doing so makes me realize that you had to prepare an acceptance speech for this award about a month before the BlogPaws Conference, during which you would be awarded the “BlogPaws Best Blog Writing Award.” Coincidence? I don’t think so! Both awards were well-deserved for you.

I seize the occasion to apologize for being late on accepting those awards. It is not that I do not care. Au contraire, mes amis ! My human, like many humans, doesn’t have her priorities straight and made me wait all that time to thank you. So thank you for keeping on thinking about me. We’ll try to do better in 2014!


And for this award I am nominating:

– Zoey of The Island Cats
– Tutu of Furries of Whisppy
– Emma of My GBGV Life

In May 2013, Labellestudio and Catnipoflife nominated me for the “Shine On Award”.

shine on award

Thank you so furry much to Labellestudio and Catnipoflife!

The Shine On Award Rules:

1. Link back to and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Post the badge on your blog.
3. Answer the questions posed to you.
See below.
4. Nominate five bloggers who shine a little light in your day and notify them.
See below.
5. Ask five questions for your nominees.
Same questions as the one I answered.

The nominees are asked following questions:
1. If you were to get a part in Star Trek series, which kind of alien would you rather play?
A human? Sorry I don’t know Star Trek…

2. Which dish are you unable to resist?

3. If a country would give you an island for free to live and reign on, what would you call it?

4. What would be your favorite pet?
Duh! Humans!

5. Photography in color or black and white?

And My nominees are:
– Archie of My Three Moggies
– Crepes of There’s a Cat in the Fridge
– Bhu of Patty Skypants
– Dai$y of Da Tabbies O Trout Towne
– Angel of Beaded Tail

Back in April 2013, Binky of Angelswhisper2011 nominated me for the “I am Part of the WordPress Family Award.”

wordpress family award

Thank you so much Binky!

The rules are as follows:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

So in no particular order, please take a moment to congratulate my list of bloggers ~ they are a special part of our WP Family Community!

Quoted from the Rules: “This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award”

Okay, so I guess that means that I should pick WordPress bloggers?… Here we go:

– Savannah of Savannah’s Paw Tracks
– Sammy of One Spoiled Cat
– Sundae and Dianna of These Days of Mine
– Janina of Age-Defying Recipes
– Jo Woolf of The Hazel Tree
– Teddy of Cowboys and Crossbones
– The gang at Dash Kitten
– Newton of Sometimes Cats Herd You (Happy Gotcha Day, Newton!)
– Oscar of My Three Moggies

In June 2013, Speedy nominated me for one of Nerissa‘s awards, “My Favorite Things Award.”

my favorite things award

Thank you Speedy!

The rules to accepting this award are:

1. Thank the Blogger for Giving you this award and give a link to their blog
2. Post the award on to your blog
3. Name 6 of your favorite things
4. Pass it on to as many Bloggers as you want.

Here are my 6 favorite things:
– Shrimps
– Naps
– Chicken
– Playing with a toy I made myself out of an old laundry basket
– Catnip
– Chasing Kitshka

Here are my nominees:
– Loupi and Zorro of Swiss Cat Blog
– Carlos of The Daily Cat

Nylablue nominated me for the “Friends and Followers Award.” I already have it but thank you, Sweetie, for thinking of me!

Closer to now, in December 2013, Nerissa nominated me for several awards, two of which I didn’t have: the “Because You’re Fantabulous Award” and the “Blog of the Year 2013 Award.”

fantablulous award

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

Thank you, Nissy!

I am glad to say that there is no requirement for the “Because You’re Fantabulous Award”!
My nominees are:
– Everyone at Brian’s Home
– Lisbeth of The Cat on My Head
– Quill (per Kitshka’s request) of Housecat Confidential
– Binky of Angelswhisper2011

Now, regarding the “Blog of the Year 2013 Award” I was nominated not only by Nerissa, but also by Binky. Which means I have 2 stars already!

Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpeg

The rules can be found on the Thought Palette Blog, but for the first time, I will copy them here.

The instructions for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…


Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of the Year Award 6 star jpeg

So, since I was already nominated twice, I can nominate those that nominated me! There we go:
– Binky of Angelswhisper2011 (I know you have your 6 stars already, but I still want to nominate you
Nerissa’s Life
Savannah’s Paw Tracks
The Cat on my Head
One Spoiled Cat
Katnip Lounge
Dash Kitten
The Island Cats
Housecat Confidential
Cathy Keisha
Pawsitively Pets
Kjelle Bus
Mr. Bowie

It’s hard to choose just a few…

Are you still with me?

Still in December 2013, The Cat on my Head nominated me (Kitshka?) for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.”


Thank you so much!!

Here are the rules:

1. Provide a link to and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.

2. Answer ten questions: (These will be for Kitshka)

Your favorite color … Orange
Your favorite animal … Texas!
Your favorite non-alcoholic drink … Water
Facebook or Twitter … Neither. Texas is on both thought (hint to human…)
Your favorite pattern … Feathers?
Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Getting!
Your favorite number … I don’t have any really
Your favorite day of the week … Any.
Your favorite flower … Eww!
What is your passion? … Playing!

3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
Kitshka here. I think this award has circulated already so I will give it to my favorite blogger only, Quill of Housecat Confidential.

4. Provide links to the nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know they have been nominated.

5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

Finally, Nerissa nominated me for another award recently, the “Cracking Crispmouse Bloggywog Award.”

cracking crispmouse award

Such a super cool award! Thank you Nissy!

Here are the rules:

1. To be eligible for the award, a bloggywog must spread one or more of joy, peace, hope and love.
2. Anyone receiving the award may, if they wish, pass it on to any other anipal bloggywogger whose
bloggywog satisfies rule number one.
3. There is no minimum or maximum limit on the number of furiends you can pass the award onto:
you can be as Scroogy or as generous as you like.

I’ll nominate 3 blogs to let the award circulate:
The Cat on my Head
Cathy Keisha
The Island Cats

The hall of shame for my human is not over. In May 2012 (!), My Three Moggies had nominated me for the “Sunshine Award”; in January 2013, The Princess Tail and Passion For Photography nominated me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”; in October 2013, Meekucat nominated me for the “Dragon’s Loyalty Award”; in February 2013, Binky nominated me for the “Liebster Award”; in October 2012 (!), Clowie nominated me for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”; back in 2012 too, I was nominated for the “Blog of the Year 2012 Award” by several bloggers, including Bailey (the only one that my human bookmarked apparently).

Except for the “Blog of the Year 2012 Award”, for which my human NEVER helped me to do what was necessary, I already have/had the awards listed just above but I thank you all for thinking of lil’ me.

As always, if you don’t accept awards, or if you already have the one for which you have been nominated, take this acknowledgement on my bloggie as a sign that I like to read you furry much!

I hope I haven’t forgotten any. If I have and you have nominated me for an award that I have not acknowledged, please feel free to hiss at my human in the comments!!

Now I need a nap. Human! Please let all my Furriends know which awards they have been nominated for!


46 thoughts on “Awards Wrap-Up Day

  1. WHEW!!! All I can say is your human is very organized to keep up with all that information! Concats on all the awards, Texas, and thank you SO much for nominating us for the WordPress Family Award!
    You and your human must be exhausted: this was quite a post. And I love how your little ear is curled over in that picture!
    Love, Sundae
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    • I am exhausted! My human is not done yet, she has to let every blogger know about the awards ;-)
      I guess I can be nice and tell her she does not need to let you know now =^.^=

  2. kitshka…thanx ever so much for thinking of ME…for this FABulous award…I truly appreciate it…the food serviss lady is a real fuzz though, and won’t let any of us play along with awards anymore…I so hate that food serviss lady…. but need to be nice so I can get some cheese…sigh,any way…thanx again and congrats on all of these FABulous awards and cash winnings !!! hugs girl from dai$y =^..*=, enjoy the weekend everyone !! ~~~~~~

  3. Whew! Congratulations on all your awards!!

    Thank you for passing the award to ME! Mommy hasn’t helped us with the awards we received last year. :( We’re so embarrassed!

    I hope to be able to get Mommy to help post about MY award.

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  4. Many congratulations to you all, for being nominated for so many awards! Well done! No wonder Texas looks exhausted! And thank you very much indeed for my nomination (and purrs from Purdey who is in the land of nod at the moment).
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  5. Congratulations on all the Awards my furriends and such an honour for nominating me and Granny again for so much awards. I’m getting spoiled over here, but it really makes me Happy :) Leaving some extra Pawkisses for the excitement :) Thanks guys :)
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  6. Texas – old buddy/old pal – that is one huge pile of bling you’ve been accumulating my friend!!! Congratulations and needless to say you deserve all of those plus more if there ARE more…..thank you too for nominating me for some of them… makes my old heart happy that you think of me. Thank you! You look totally exhausted in that last photo – carrying around all those awards got you tired or are you still recovering from the holiday???!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy
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    • A bit of both I guess!
      You’re very welcome, Sammy! I would have given each one, but at least for some I noticed you had been nominated already ;-)

  7. Impressionnant tous ces awards ! Ils sont tous mérités. Il est super ton blog Texas.
    Nat à Chat elle est impressionnée que malgré le retard vous ayez sagement gardé une trace de tout ça. Elle… elle en a perdu en route ! Elle devrait avoir honte.
    Votre explication au sujet du “blog of the year” award est super claire. On est contents de l’avoir lu. Maintenant on comprend les histoires d’étoiles.
    Après tout ce travail ton repos est tout à fait mérité. C’est à ton humaine de travailler un peu maintenant !
    Plein de ronrons.
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  8. OMC…OMC…OMC! This post must have taken you a week to write. Mom just finished posting about awards. It took her hours to get that post correct, and now…wowee, wow, wow, you have nominated us for some more. Mom says that we will post those next week on Thankful Thursday. We love getting awards; even though, they often require a lot of work. We sort of think, no one is going to give us an award if they don’t read our blog, and after all that is our goal: readers. Lisbeth is particularly thrilled that you named her personally. She thinks there needs to be an event where the two of you can get together. Thank you friends for these great awards and CONCATULATIONS on all that you received. You deserve every single one of them even if it took a little while to post about them. Love, purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
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  9. Tex, you have been well and truly BLINGAFIED! CONGRATULATIONS, MY FRIEND!!! That’s a lot of awards, for sure. How great is that? Super great, I should think.

    And thank you SO MUCH for my star. I need one more and I can almost taste it. Hmmm… Mmmm… tastes a little like nip.

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  10. OMC! That’s a lot of awards! And we are impressed that you kept track of all of them. We have been very very bad about posting awards that we’ve received this past year. It doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate getting them, we just lose track of them. This year we vow to do better and post those that we receive. So thank you very much for the ones you passed on to us. We may have already received them, but like we said, we couldn’t tell you if we did!

    And we really like how you didn’t “shame” your human. ;)
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  11. Wow! Concatulations on all your awards! Thank you for thinking of me too! Your human is way more organized than our mommy! We’ll try to make sure she remembers to post my award too! It was fun learning more about you today and the photo is cute!

    BeadedTail recently posted…Finally FridayMy Profile

  12. Texas, you sure make me feel a lot better, because I keep nagging my human about stockpiling awards! Maybe she will listen now!! A big CONCATS on receiving so many AND for posting about them ….. at last! ;) mol xx
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  13. Are you still with me bwahahaahh oh dear that was hilarious….not for your poor mum though she probably has a wrist injury now from typing ..Texas that’s quite a haul of booty you away and prepare a whole separate blog to display them :) Hugs Fozziemum xxx
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