We are awarded…

liebsterSurprise! We were nominated by Art is Not for Sissies, Friday Art Cat feature for a Liebster award!! If you aren’t familiar with a Liebster award it is a shout out between bloggers to introduce those with a smaller number of followers to more readers! For us, it’s just another excuse to answer cool questions!!! Here are the rules:

  • Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you
  • Answer the questions the nominating blogger asks by posting on your own blog
  • Nominate 10 bloggers with under 200 followers, or so
  • Inform the bloggers you have nominated them
  • Post 10 questions for the new nominees to answer

Here are our answers to the questions!

What motivated you to start blogging? Why do you blog?

lb aThis was originally  LadyBird’s blog – she was a senior chihuahua who mom adopted from her uncle when her aunt died. Mom thought LadyBird would enjoy having a blog and new adventures to share! Unfortunately, Ladybird was only with us for just over a year so I asked mom to if I could take over – if only to make her feel better.

Who or what inspires you to write or create?

0105a Simply, the madness that goes on around me. I’ve been with mom for 10 years and in that time I’ve seen 10 cats come and go, a little dog to live with us, a BIG dog visit us, 3 short moves and 2 big moves. If I didn’t have blogging I would just hide in a box.

What is one interesting thing that happened to you this summer?

0625a I met a raccoon!! Only through a glass door – he was bigger than me!!!

Do you have any pets? How many? What are their names?

040I only have one – my mom!! I do have servants – 4 – Simon, BobbieSue, PeggySue and MerryBelle

What is your favorite season of the year? Why?

happy fallAutumn is my favorite time of year! I love the cooler weather after a hot summer, the sound of falling leaves and the smell of wood burning in fireplaces. Besides, orange is the color of fall!

If you could hop into a reliable time machine, where/when would you go? Why?

ancient egyptAncient Egypt! Cats were worshiped as gods and the pyramids look really cool!

Tell us about your office or studio.

computer cIt’s a small room with lots of books and creative stuff to keep my pet busy while I watch over her from her work table. 

Books or movies? If you had to choose one over the other.

loc banner 2Books, definitely. They don’t require electricity (unless you use an e-reader and we don’t) – really the only thing you need is a brain!! Also, my servants and I have a book review blog called the Library of Cats. We all read and review our favorite books. You can click on our logo to go to it if you want!!

Your best post, in your opinion, and a link to it.

a to z reveal geo washingtonMy A to Z Challenge this past April. Mom and I did a lot of research and we both think its our best post(s)! Click on my photo as George Washington. We wrote about presidential pets and had great fun doing it!!

Advice you have for anyone who might want to start blogging.

pb dayJust DO IT! Don’t worry about if you’ll get other followers or not – if it’s for your own creative expression and personal satisfaction then it will be outstanding and the followers will come. YOU do have a lot to say, don’t you? Well, then, Say It!!!


So, there you have it!!! Thank you again to Art is Not for Sissies, Friday Art Cat feature for the nom!! Now on to nominating 10 other bloggers.  The bloggers I follow are a pretty busy folks and so may not have the time to accept the nom (it’s taken my secretary/pet and I 5 hours just to do this post!) so I’m going to break a rule here and nominate anyone who wants to grab the badge and answer some questions. 

liebster-awardHere are my questions for anyone who wants to answer them!

  1. Do you believe in Santa Claus? If you do, what was your favorite toy he brought you?
  2. Pringles or Lay’s or some other brand of potato chip?
  3. What is your favorite item of clothing to wear and why?
  4. If you watched Downton Abbey, who was your favorite character?
  5. What was your best subject in high school? Your worst?
  6. Do you have a favorite artist? Who is it? (Art is in the eye of the beholder, so what you consider art is up to you!)
  7. Do you recylce?
  8. What is your favorite holiday?
  9. If you like hymns, what is your favorite?
  10. Iced tea – sweet or unsweet? Plain or fruit flavored?

Happy Labor Day!!!!

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