Whew, it has sure been busy around the Cat Blogosphere, it seems like things are really hopping. I want to take just a few minutes to get you caught up on some things that are going on…just in case you missed them.
Did you know that today was World Animal Day??? I did not know that until yesterday when my friend over at The Fantail mentioned it. World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
It is intended as a day of celebration for anyone in the world who cares about animals. It is not restricted to any one nationality, creed, religion, political belief or ideology.
You can read all about it at: WorldAnimalDay.org
My friends over at Two Little Cavaliers are starting a new event called the Monday minute. Although I’m not participating today, you might want to check it out, it sounds pretty cool. It centers on a weekly question with a maximum of 1 minute video response from the human assistants. Do go check it out, it has lots of potential and could be very interesting.
My friend Kika at Kika e as suas Ideias as me to remind everyone that colder weather is coming. Please donate blankets, beds, bowls, foods and medicines to the shelter animals so that they may keep warm and well during the winter months.
As usual, I’ve gotten way behind in acknowledging and saying thanks to some very special friends for some awards, so her is my attempt to do just that.
Thanks to Sage at The (Mis)Adventures of Sage for this very nice award. My sister Dolly had received it and I am excited to receive it too!
My cute friend Elin from Cute Cat Elin was so nice to share her Happy Cat Award with me. Thank you sweet Elin!
My pal Socks, over at my sweetie Scylla’s place Alasandra, the Cats and a Dog shared his Mancat Monday award with me. Thanks Socks!
My friend Max, an incredible mystery writer and all around good guy, from Max the Quilt Cat shared his Versatile Blogger Award with me. Although Max is a mystery writer, it’s no mystery why he is so popular!
There, I think I’m caught up, but I’m not overly sure, so if I missed one I’m very sorry. Now I think it’s nap time. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!
Wowzers your one busy kitty Brian! But we finks you deserve all does awardies fursure, cause you and your sisfurs are just pawsome! Da humans are pawsome too, since dey do have de thumbs and wat not…mol! Hope you had a good rest dis past weekend!
Awwww Brilliant Brian!! Thank you so much for all these information!!
Happy World Animal Day to you!!! What a great day to celebrate!! All animals are worth celebrating!! So yay!!!!! Me and Charlie will definitely check this one out!!
Congratulations with your fab awards!!!
A big hello to your gorgeous sisters Zoe, Dolly, Sascha and Grace! Take care
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You're a busy ManCat today. We need to catch up on some awards too…thanks for the reminder!
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
Brian…must have been a rough weekend, you look very deep in thought!
Wow, we didn't know about World Animal Day, we will have to tell Mommy about it and figure out a way to celebrate. What a wonderful day.
You are very busy Brian. Those are a bunch of awards and congrats to you. You deserve everyone of them.
So this is World Animal day. We will have to go read up on that .
Hope you have a fantastic week.
Wow, we didn't know today was World Animal Day! Does that mean we get more treats??!!
Congratulations on your well-deserved awards, Brian!
We think you're very busy and deserve a nice long snooze!
Brian… Thanks for the wonderful blog post and for catching us up on everything. I didn't know about World Animal Day. I'm gonna revise today's post to mention that.
Have a great day… Max
Happy World Animal Day, furiends!
That's a lot of stuff! I think I'm ready to go back to bed after reading all of that.
My mom has to travel up your way today to Anderson. I told her to say hello as she passed by your town.
We didn't know about World Animal Day – we'll get mum to read up on it for us.
We think we'll take a nap now
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
So many things happening Brian ~ thanks for getting us caught up! 🙂
Congratulations on all the awards!
Things certainly *have* been busy lately! Thanks for catching us up, we didn't know it was World Animal Day, either!
Brian, what a lot of things to report on today! Good job! Mommy LOVES that first picture of YOU!
Congrats on your awards!!! Thanks for bringing us up to date on all the happenings!
Congratulations on your awards. We often get behind too.
HAPPY WORLD ANIMAL DAY! Thanks so much for telling me about it, I never knew! I will be sure to give my cat and dog special kisses today!
CONCATULATIONS to you and everyone on their wonderful awards!!
Kudos on the much deserved awards.
Hmmmmmm, World Animal Day….isn't that a reason for extra treats today??????
Happy World Animal Day~!!! And a B~I~G ConCats on ALL of your awards! WOW! You sure ARE a busy guy!
We didn't know about World Animal Day–thanks for telling us! Mama will give us extra kisses and scritches! Congratulations on all of your awards!
Happy World Animal Day. We did not know about it either!
What an action packed post! Thanks for letting us know about World Animal Day! Congrats on your awards!
Your pal, Pip
Brian, Happy World Animal Day to you!! You have been very busy!! Congratulations on the awards!! Lots of love, Holly and mom
wow! so many awards 🙂 Huge from us =^.^=
Brian, you are one busy fellow!! Congrats on the awards — well-deserved, my friend 🙂 I am interested in the one-minute video…
wOW, THERES ALOT GOIN' ON…DIDN'T KNOW BOUT DA wORLD aNIMAL dAY …sorry caps were on.
Thanks furs da reminder bout da colder weather. Every year we go buy blankets and cleaning supplies fur da shelter here.
Wowzers Brian. You look so much in charge there in your picture you made my little heart (that belongs to Rupert) (and Spitty) flutter!
Concats on all your well deserved awards Brian.
Wow, congrats on your awards. Does seem like there is a lot of things going on. 🙂
You are always such a welcome source of information thank you!
Concats on all the awards!
Good afternoon Brian. We did not know that today was world animal day thank you for letting us know that and for all the other information.
Hugs and nose kisses.
You got a lot going on, Brian!! We think every day is World Animal Day but it's nice that they picked one day to really celebrate!
Phew…you had a lot of stuff to catch up on…no wonder you were showing your "airplane ears"! ConCats on your awards!
I thought everyone knew about Animal Day. Must be my Dutch heritage. We celebrate every year but maybe next year you cats and dogs in North America can join in too.
Lotsa news Brian – congrats on the awards and we found out too late about Animal Day – maybe next year.
Nice work Brian! Congrats!
Wow, I had no idea it was world animal day!