Liebster Kitties

Many thanks to the lovely and talented Andrea Kelly from the blog “The Hand Written Life” for awarding us the Liebster Blog Award.  That’s either a German word for “Dearest” or a misspelling of Lobster.  And the closest we have come to lobster is the catnip crab toy a few months back.

The picture above is Gus in a nutshell.  He poked in when I was taking pictures of Calla, but then Julie made some noise behind him and he had to react like it was a national emergency instead of something that happens every hour or so.

There are some questions I need to answer for this award, so here goes.


1. If you could be any household appliance, what would you be?

A can opener.  Cats must be fed.

2. Why did you start blogging?

A combination of wanting to document my newest cat Calla and a bit of reaction to the chaos on some of the other blogs I was reading.  So I decided to write a lot about a very small subject.

3. When was the last time you embarrassed yourself in public?  What did you do?

I honestly can’t recall.

4. If you could only listen to the music of one singer/songwriter/band/group/whatever, for the rest of your life, who would it be?

depending on my mood, the Psychedelic Furs or Cocteau Twins.

5. What is your favorite book?

That’s like asking which child is your favorite.  One that helped me realize early on what was important and what wasn’t is a story called Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper.

6. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

Cats like me.  They don’t have to.

7. What is your favorite day of the week?


8. What is one word you can never remember how to spell?

If you believe WordPress’ speller, its all those hyphenated words it puts a big green mark under.

9. What is the last thing you said out loud?


10. When is the last time you did a cartwheel?

Junior High School.

11. Where’s Waldo?

Centerline from left to right, about a third down from the top.  Follow the nose of the ship down.

So after Gus came down, Julie had to get close too and so all of us were a foot or two apart in one room.  Julie found a spot on the folded laundry basket.

On the leak front, I did have to come back and help out the neighbor by letting the leak detector listen from my side to locate the leak on the far side of the wall.  Only happy to help since it was my garage getting wet.  It sure looked like there had been a reduction in the leakage when I got back from work.  I’ll want to make sure that it has quit for good before putting it all back.

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4 Responses to Liebster Kitties

  1. Andrea Kelly says:

    Great answers!! And the cats are charming as usual 🙂


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  3. Congratulations! Back when I got the Liebster award they said it was German for Beloved or Favorite. Quite a compliment! Love your answers. I often wonder if cats see us as walking can openers and litter cleaners.. Don’t forget scritch machines!


  4. awwww…you guys totally deserve this award…hang in…all is good and your blog is so very special, paw pats, Savannah


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