Thursday 31 March 2011

I bet you thought ........

...... I'd never get round to announcing:

a) Seven things about me that the world really should know and
b) Who will get the prestigious .........

So first things first.  Seven Things!

1) As previously mentioned I am not left handed (but Austin is definitely a bit ambiguous in that area. .... or do I mean ambidextrous? No. Right first time, I think.)

2) It is becoming more apparent that I am ageing faster on the outside than I am on the inside - this is proved by the fact that I have white hair on the outside of my head and grey matter on the inside. Austin, on the other paw, is black and white all over.

3) I can ride horses, but choose not to because of personal issues with gravity!

4) I love reading and am delighted to own a Kindle (other eReaders are available) so I can pretend that I'm gripped by Goethe when in reality I'm captivated by Christie.

5) I've never been able to see the point of tights unless you're a two-headed bank robber.

6) At the ripe old age of 39½ (of course you must understand the mathematical symbol "½" used here is an example of a variable and as you know, all variables have a tendency to vary) .. at the ripe old age of 39½ ...... ... I've forgotten what I was going to write!!!!

7) Here is the real gobsmacker.  Austin was an accident! Oh yes he was.  To my shame.  He wasn't meant to be.  We went to the RSPCA to get a dog and, to this day, I have no idea what happened!

Now on to the wonderful Stylish Blogger Award.  All I can say is, if I follow your blog then you are STYLISH and some of you have already received the accolade. If you are mentioned below and you would like it, then please accept it from me.

Sarah L-B you are a remarkable young woman, very creative and extremely talented writer.  It's a pleasure to know you. I hope one day you will be able to move in with your Mr Mistoffelees.

Jan Mader I love your blogs and appreciate how you combine your love of animals and writing. I hope you will keep on blogging.

Angie at Catladyland you are very stylish with the camera and wicked with the humour. You crack me up.

Fin over at Housecat Confidential you are a very stylish cat indeed and your book is a triumph of claw over keyboard.  Take care of your mom and her "itis".

And last but not definitely not least Cat Chat with Caren and Cody. I found you as a blog of note and ever since I have continued to note your blog. Caren you are a class act and Cody is a cool cat - not forgetting Dakota the Sheltie of course.

You might note that I've restricted my choice to blogs with an animal/pet theme. This is deliberate as my blog is of that ilk. The only exception is Sarah, but she is a tuxedo fanatic par excellence and was the one who raised Austin to digital greatness.

Thanks again to Ann at paper bag & string for encouraging me into the bowels of blogger dashboard. You might live to regret it!

 Finally (as it's really all about him) this is Austin in his "collapsed headstand" mode, which only happens when he's very excited. Getting cuter by the minute!


  1. That collapsed headstand looks like one of my shoot poses. I spent most of the time things "c'mon I can't bend this way!!" haha!

    Loved the 7 facts. Obviously the 1/2 is extremely important... ;)

    And thank you so much for the kind words!! :D I just hope my 7 facts will be just as interesting!

  2. I'm sure they will be far more interesting, Sarah :) I forgot to emphasise the important things like passing on the award! Oh well, I think folk get the drift lol. The picture is typical of Austin's acrobatics.

  3. correction: *I spent most of the time thinking*

  4. Carolyn I cannot begin to tell you how incredibly flattered and honored that I am to receive this award! Your words are so kind, I am speechless. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I had forgotten that you found me from the "Blog Of Note" and I am soooo happy that you have stuck around that long!!! LOL!! I didn't lose you (yet!!!) THANK YOU!!!
    Please do not be insulted if I don't post about the award...I have been beyond lucky to receive a number of them and the posting about them was becoming too much!!! It has become impossible to acknowledge everyone the way I would like to...and now I don't want to leave others out. Anyway that is TMI....I THANK YOU DEEPLY...your assessment of me has touched me more than you know! xoxoxo

  5. For ME! Oh you shouldn't have, well maybe you should have!

    I enjoy reading about you.

  6. No worries, Caren. Totally understand. Cody being so popular and all lol x

    Fin I should have added modest to your list of attributes! lol

    Anon Good for you :)

  7. just make my heart stop with that pose. Purrrlease....more of that. purrr....meow!

  8. That pose....... LOL

    I think he has ADHD.

  9. If that's you, Angelina, I don't think Austin is aware of his macho magnetism!

    David you wouldn't think so if you could see him this minute. He's snoring!!!

    Caren yeeeeesssssss! lol

  10. I love the pink re-design! :D

  11. I finally made it over here! My apologies. I have not been making my visits. The horror! One might cease to exist!

    First I was out of town for a week. Then I came down with a bug. My visit here is my very first blog trip in 2 weeks! And I crossed an ocean!

    What a great post! Always enjoy your wry sense of humor!! And happy to learn about some new folks. Thank you also for your nice comments! :)

    Does Austin know he is a dog? haha!

  12. Ann I think my humour is more awry! lol. It is a frightening prospect you highlight there. Like good ol' boy Fred Neech said, "I blog, therefore I am". Hope you are feeling better now and thanks for your comments.

    Sarah Glad you like the pink, but I probably won't be able to stand it for long!!

  13. 39½
    ha ha ha ha hahaaaaaa


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