Monday, September 8, 2008

Why create a new blog award?

Perhaps I'm ego-centric? overflowing with excessive creativity? desperate for ways to avoid the work I should be doing?

Or maybe it's simply because there are so many cat blogs I've come to love that I had to personalize a way of thanking them for all their kitty cuteness?

(Aww, I'm soooo sweet--I know, I know--go brush your teeth now to prevent cavities, but then come back to find out about some wonderful cat blogs and my pretty new award for them).

Anyway, I figured that since I do draw cats after all, it made sense to turn some of my art into a blog award for my favorite cat blogs. Since I'm sure my faves will have their own faves, it will be a pass-it-along-to-up-to-7-others thing just like the other blog awards I've seen (actually, I could really give this to almost 20 blogs, but I didn't want to take away some of the re-awarding fun--so if you're a cat blogger who isn't here but who I've dropped EC on or left a comment with, trust me, I love you too!).

Alright, enough already. The rules are pretty standard ones: link to the blog who gave you the award, plus the (up to 7) blogs you're awarding it to, and display the award on your blog if you want (though please don't use the image for anything un-award-related, since it is from one of my original drawings. Oh, and you probably don't want to award it to a blog that has nothing to do with cats because, really, you'd just confuse the poor thing).

My picks (in alphabetical order, not order of preference, because you are all freakin' fantabulous):
BeadedTail --Thanks for inspiring me with your wonderful crafting and cute kitties
Chica & Pumuckl -- Thanks for sharing your adorable orange kitties adventures
Daisy the Curly Cat -- Thanks for inevitably making me laugh
Friends FurEver -- Thanks for adorable floofiness
Grr, Midnight & Cocoa -- Thanks (most recently) for the video of your cat chasing the aquarium--I've watched it a few times at this point, and it always makes me giggle.
Luxor -- Thanks for haring pictures and stories of such a beautiful white cat
Of Cats -- Thanks for reminding me about my house cats big cat cousins--and the important things going on in their world.

You all rock--I can't wait to find more wonderful cat blogs by following this award out to new places!

15 bits of commenty goodness:

Tracey and Huffle said... 9/8/08, 6:37 AM

Ooooh what a pretty award! I saw you over on Daisy's blog so I came to say hello.

Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat

Sweet Praline said... 9/8/08, 7:33 AM

That is a beautiful award for cats. It would make a wonderful print! I saw you on Daisy's blog, too, and wanted to come and visit to say hello.

Sweet Praline

Ana said... 9/8/08, 7:49 AM

Ohhh thank you very much! Your award looks beautiful! And I have already passed it on :-)

Gandalf and Grayson said... 9/8/08, 8:10 AM

It's gorgeous! You are very, very talented! If we were rich and lots of green papers, we'd definitely buy some of your art! Mom just loves it!

Lux said... 9/8/08, 8:42 AM

Such a truly lovely award! Thank you so much!!!

The Meezers said... 9/8/08, 9:15 AM

that's a great award!!!! and those are really great blogs to give it to!!!

Daisy said... 9/8/08, 10:20 AM

Thanks for the award! It is very beautiful. You are very nice!

Nicki Leigh said... 9/8/08, 11:09 AM

What a wonderful idea! I love the cat card you made as well. Very cute.

BeadedTail said... 9/8/08, 11:34 AM

What a great thing to discover when I logged on today! Thank you for such a beautiful award! I love all your other choices too - they certainly would have received the award from me also! I'm honored to be included!

Babs (Beetle) said... 9/8/08, 2:16 PM

That is a beautiful award, and I hope to receive it one day ;O)

Christine and FAZ said... 9/8/08, 5:57 PM

What a wonderful idea. FAZ

LadyJava said... 9/8/08, 7:12 PM

Thank you for dropping by Cat Tales.. and for such a lovely award :)

Have a great day!

DaisyMae Maus said... 9/8/08, 9:28 PM

I noticed your comment over at Daisy the Curly Cat's blog an' had to stop by ... Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere!
DMM

moxylyn said... 9/9/08, 8:40 PM

Your award is very nice! I made a dog award just yesterday and posted it, although I haven't given it out yet. I have visited some of the sites you awarded and they are all very deserving!

kijiki said... 10/6/08, 10:40 PM

Your award is very beautiful. You are very nice! Thanks for its creation.