Saturday, October 8, 2016

Caturday Art, Sunshine Blogger Award & Fill-Ins

Meows from Mudpie!

I'm going to hurry up and show you my Caturday Art for this week because Mommy is commandeering the rest of today's post with talk about *her*. Doesn't she realize people visit our blog everyday because of moi? 

And now I'm going to reluctantly turn things over to Mommy...


We were so honored to receive The Sunshine Blogger Award from our dear friends at Four-Legged Furballs (thank you!!!), which is meant to shed light on those fellow bloggers whose positivity and creativity you admire. Our answers to their great questions are in italics below:

1. How many animals have you had in your lifetime thus far? Six cats: Patch, Sebastian, Sashi, Tara, Truffles, and now Mudpie.

2. Do you have a favorite blog topic, blog hop, or blogging day? I love Mudpie's interviews with real life cats who have amazing stories to tell, like our recent feature on Raggedy Ann. Introducing our readers to such inspirational kitties is what it's all about.

3. What is your favorite book? Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol...I have a large collection of various editions of the books, figurines, and ornaments, and display my collection during the holiday season.

4. If you had to change your first name, what new name would you choose? Tara. My mom has always said she wished she'd named me that because of our mutual love for Gone with the Wind, so I named a cat that instead!

5. Are you an early bird or a night owl? 100% night owl

6. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas...while everyone else is disgusted to see Christmas merchandise on store shelves before Halloween, I'm ecstatic!

7. What is your dream job? Growing up I wanted to be a vet but changed my mind after my first cat passed away. I wish I'd followed that path. Now my goal is to continue to expand this blog into more cat writing opportunities and anything else that might pop up in the cat world because of it.

8. How many siblings do you have? I'm an only child

9. What is your favorite candy? Lindt truffles

10. What is your absolute least favorite food? Blood sausage...don't even ask

11. What do you call it: pop or soda? (Or something else altogether?) Soda

The next rule for this award is to nominate 11 bloggers that you're inspired by, but since we could never narrow that list down to only 11 we're going to offer the award to anyone who'd like to answer these same questions :)


And last but not least, our weekly answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader!

1. My favorite store is The Country Christmas Loft. It's a local store in Shelburne, Vermont, featuring everything Christmas all year long, even down to an authentic Victorian Christmas village through the center of the store. Anytime I need a little taste of Christmas, even in the middle of July, that's where you'll find me!

2. An unanswered prayer I am thankful for is that I didn't find a job out of state like I was hoping for after I finished school. I'm very thankful I ended up staying home because my parents have needed me so much.

3. At Halloween, I love to watch all the Travel Channel shows that feature Halloween attractions and haunted locations.

4. I believe in the supernatural, because there's just too much that has no other explanation.


Three Chatty Cats said...

Mudpie, thanks for letting your mom take over for a bit. It was fun learning more about her!

Summer at said...

That is very cool art, Mudpie! My human enjoyed reading your human's answers for the award - she is a night owl too... and being on the West Coast and three hours behind, her hours are even later!

Unknown said...

That is some really pretty art, Mudpie, and we love your mommy's answers to both the award and the fill-ins!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Love learning more about your mom, Mudpie. Of course, Bear stops by just for you :)

Peaches and Paprika said...

Hi Mudpie, you are looking very rosy and artsy today! Congrats to your human on her award! Or is it your award?

Anonymous said...

Great post and pic, Melissa and Mudpie.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

LOVE the Caturday Art! Ahhhh...the "only" child...hehehe...................loved reading your answers, I LOVE A Christmas Carol too........just beautiful catchatwithcarenandcody

The Menagerie Mom said...

Mudpie, you are simply gorgeous! And you are so sweet to let your mom take over a bit today. I love all of your answers, Melissa, both for the much-deserved award and the fill-ins! What a fun fact, learning that your mom wanted to name you Tara, so you named your precious kitty that. And your first fill-in answer sounds like heaven on earth! Oh my goodness, I would never leave that store. What a great post this is! Purrs to you both, Mudpie and Melissa!

Mickey's Musings said...

We like your art Mudpie, it suits you.
It was also fun learning about your mum.
Our mum likes Dickens too and being Canadian, we call carbonated drinks pop :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

pilch92 said...

Great art Miss Mudpie. And congratulations on your award- you deserve to be recognized for being wonderful. I enjoyed learning more about you through those questions. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I want to go to that Christmas store-now. Yankee Candle in Deerfield (right off 91) has a Christmas village too you would love. Have a nice weekend!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

This is beautiful and we enjoyed reading more about you!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Unknown said...

Those are some great answers!!

Cathy Keisha said...

Love the colors in your art. I'm doing the questions next week and I just may let TW do some.

The Island Cats said...

That's some cool art of you, Mudpie, and we sure enjoyed learning more about your mom.

Kitties Blue said...

Wish you had told us how you created your art, Mudpie. It is stunning. The colors are fabulous and really give your tortie furs a spectacular look. Also enjoyed your fill-ins and answers to the Sunshine Blogger award questions. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Anonymous said...

OMC that is some amazing artwork you did today, Mudpie. We love the colors and we also love your answers on the Award and Fill-inns. Congratulations! Pawkisses for a wonderful day :) <3

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me about The Travel Channel! I used to watch it, but this year forgot!
I enjoy learning more about you, too! Hugs. Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~