We and a bunch of others have been awarded the Versatile Blogger prize, thanks to MaruCanKissMyFurry. . .
Bugs dictates the following response.
Pedro my man, this is indeed an honor. Especially coming from you, whom we greatly admire over here.
As I recall, we got another award too, a while back. From the esteemed “LifeWith4Cats.” My Bean was too lame to respond properly that time. She’s still lame, as you no doubt are aware. Nothing has changed.
This award requires her to identify fifteen other blogs she likes. Unfortunately, MaruCanKiss named almost all Bean’s faves. And the ones he didn’t name that Bean also likes have probably already been awarded this prize.
So what can I say. I can only comply partially with the requirements of this award. Please understand the limitations I’m working under. The Bean, you know. Sad but true.
So here are the requirements, in order to accept the award:
1. Thank the person (cat) who gave you the award and link back to them in your post: Done. “MaruCanKiss” totally rules and you all need to know that.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
Only seven? Oh all right. See below.
3. Pass the Award on to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it.
Well, here’s where the Bean’s lameness comes in. I’m unable to comply. The best I can do is to come up with six possibles and most of those have probably won already.
So here’s a blog-pal of mine I hope nobody’s tagged yet. She is my partner in devious crimes and plots (which involve melting things and planning lethal flank-attacks on cult leaders). She is quite the cohort.
I give you: JhaJha!!
[insert thunderous deafening applause]
I urge you to drop by over there and see why JhaJha is quite so armed and dangerous. Tell her to post more, too, while you’re at it.
And there’s CatWhisperer. Her stunningly peaceful and elegant and gorgeous posts are balm, a welcome haven from my life of crime.
And there’s House of Carnivores. This writer has a heart as big as all outdoors and she also gardens in it. (Outdoors. Not the heart.)
And OK Cats. We love these good neighbors and friends for lots of reasons, but the one that really stands out is: These guys brought to our attention Jackson Galaxy and Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. Ahhh Jackson. We are so indebted to OK cats for this wonderful guy. Thank you so much Fuzzy and Zoe. (And then come to find out, when we just visited them, we see they won yet another award. Hmm. Hope this isn’t too much adulation going down.)
And surely Katnip Lounge and the crazypants Catio has already won fame so richly deserved. Go there for big yucks every time, and I do mean big and every. And you have just got to see the picture of the smiling damselfly.
And surely Catsparella has won every award in the book by now.
So. That is it, I’m afraid. Plus “LifeWith4Cats” as already cited, of course, but she’s got like 93 comments on her “Home” page so you can see her draw to the great world.
I am truly not in the least bit concerned when I break things or cause other damage to the physical plant.
I have an iron stomach. This pawsome organ permits me to devour things that would give lesser cats irritable bowel.
My essential nature expresses the yin of angels and the yang of demons – simultaneously.
The damage theme again. Loss of sleep involved in this one.
Damage again. Loss of life here.
(Sorry. Run out of pretty colored creation-theme numbers.)
I have tried my paw at interior decorating. Thanks. I like it too.
I am a tremendous athlete. Yet despite enjoying that elevated status, I renounce the product endorsements that go along with it. I disdain such bourgeois mercantilism.
And so, friends, readers, blog-pals all: Thank you. We are thrilled.
[Editor’s Note: The next paragraph is now obsolete, thanks to dear wise and generous reader OldCat, who took pity on Bugs and gave the Bean instructions so simple she actually could follow them. Cats totally off to OldCat. This person is a born teacher and Cod knows the household over here sorely needs that kind of educational input. You can tell from the photo following. OK. Now here’s the post as written — again, obsolete and hooray for OldCat.]
Also lame is how she puts up links. Notice how long and cluttered they are. She can’t figure out how to put up the kind that are really short, in like just one word. This seems to be within the range that most beans are able to achieve. Not mine.
[Editor’s Note: For the next work-out, this time with the widget thing, again all thanks and credit go to OldCat. But unlike the one-word link thing, here Bean’s success is only qualified. She stumbled into it, gracelessly and after numerous failed attempts only. It is, therefore, extremely unlikely that she will ever be able to duplicate the results in the future. This is not true learning, and Bugs’s negative assessment of Bean’s limitations remains. Thank goodness, because otherwise the photo would have to change and we don’t want that. Read on.]
The Bean remains lame. It seems many other beans have no problem figuring out how to get the widget thingy into the margin. Not this Bean.
We do our best, constrained by the limitations within which we must work.