Mancat Monday: Awards, a Meme Challenge and Book Winners


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My there is a lot to cover today so lets go ahead and get started…

I got a couple of awards and I would like to say thanks for thinking of us.  First up is Mizz Bassie from the Bassie Bulletin. Mizz Bassie, a Twitter Icon, is new to blogging and actually started blogging after they rescued Jami. I am thrilled that she shared her first ever award with us.

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This award is passed on to multi-animal households and with six of us we qualified fur sure. Thanks Mizz Bassie!

The second award comes from one of the coolest bunnies around, and that would be Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny! Speedy was kind enough to share his Bring on the Nip Award with us.

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Thanks Speedy, you are one fun Bun!!!

Then, my dear friend Marilia from Repositório da Marilia sent us her Meme Challenge. We are supposed to answer 11 questions…but that is as far as I will go following the rules MOL!

  1. What country do you live?  We live in the United States of America.
  2. What places in the world would you like to know?  I have always wanted to go see Australia and Hawaii.
  3. Who is your family?  My family is my Dad and Mom and our Grandma along with my sisters Sascha, Gracie, Zoe, Dolly and Precious.
  4. What is the best thing that happened in your life?  Without a doubt the best thing was having my wonderful family bring me home.
  5. Do you have a friend that comes from childhood?  Unfortunately I lost all track of those who were hiding on the Christmas Tree Farm with me.  I hope they all got purrfect forever homes too.
  6. What is the importance of animals for you?  I love all critters and think they make life so much better for all of us.
  7. What is your biggest challenge?  My biggest challenge, at the moment, is trying to figure out how to get Sister Precious to come down and join the rest of the family.
  8. Three qualities yours?  I love everyone, I have very nice tabby stripes, I love to help other critters.
  9. Three defects?  I get scared at sudden loud noises, I am pretty nosey,  I like to toss litter on the floor!
  10. Do you believe in any religion?  My Dad and Mom are Catholic so I guess I am Cat-holic.
  11. How I met or got to my blog?  I sure wish I could remember, it seems like we have been friends for a long, long time.

Now then, I’ve got some winners of some books to announce as determined by….

The winner of BUDDY: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man by longtime Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory is Emma & Buster.

The winner of A CHRISTMAS HOME by Greg Kincaid is our dear pal Ginger Jasper.

Both winners please send my your mailing address to brianfrum (at) gmail (dot) com and I will get your books out to you right away!


Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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11 years ago

Wow, it is a busy day at your house. Congrats on all your awards. Loved hearing your answers Brian. That was great.
Also congrats to the winners of the books. That is terrific too.
Hope all of you have a great day and get busy knocking those toys off that Christmas tree. Take care.

11 years ago

Big ConCATulations on the awards and congratulations to the book winners..Can’t wait till tomorrow :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

easy rider
11 years ago

Concatualtions, Brian. That’s a very nice piggie-award. Hope we will have tomorrow soon ;o)

Pat Hatt
11 years ago

Congrats to the winners and congrats to you, the cat would like to go to Hawaii too, but sadly he’s iilegal there haha

The Island Cats
11 years ago

We enjoyed reading your answers. And congrats to the book winners!! And congrats on your awards!!

Laila and Minchie
11 years ago

Concats on those awards! Enjoyed reading the answers to the questions!

Whisker Patrol
11 years ago

It’s always interesting to read the answers of those memes. Also, congrats on the awards. Also, also, we ran into a kitty this weekend that looks just like you!

we three doxies
11 years ago

Hehehehe, I thoughted all kittehs were nosey.

PS: I likes your Christmas tree and I is so happy somebuddy else already has theirs up.

Random Felines
Random Felines
11 years ago

concats on the award!!

Amber DaWeenie
11 years ago

Congratulations to the winners and congratulations on your awards too. You really deserve them!


Hairless Cat
11 years ago

Hi Brian,

Congrats on your new awards – you keep rackin’ ’em up, don’t you!

You rock!

Hope you make it to Australia and Hawaii soon. That would be a kool Christmas present.

Love the cat ornament on your Christmas Tree from the previous post :)

=^-^= Hairless Cat Girl =^-^=

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
11 years ago

Oh Brian, I LOVED the answers to the meme. So mom and dad are Catholic and so are you. All of your Sisters too. That so makes me smile.

Sister Precious, please come down darling girl. You’ll be glad you did. xoxoxoxoxox

Cathy Keisha
11 years ago

Whoa! You are raking in the awards. Concats to your winners.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble)

Concats on your awards! Mommie says to tell you that she has been to Hawaii, and frankly, thinks that the beaches in Florida are prettier – too much commercialism in Hawaii!

Hannah and Lucy
11 years ago

Concats on your awards Brian – we wish we could tell you how to entice Sister Precious down the stairs – have you tried sprinkling nip on them?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales
11 years ago

Concats on the awards, Brian, and to the book winners too.

Let’s hope this week doesn’t take any more kitties or woofies from us….(thinking of Huffle).

11 years ago

Lovely answers!!!!!!!!!
Purring to Sister Precious!!!!!

Angel and Kirby
11 years ago

That is a lot of things about you that we did not know!

11 years ago

Congratulations on your awards! I hope Sister Sascha will come down and join you all some day soon!

Ginger Jasper
11 years ago

Wow I am so honoured to have won the book for mum and on my birthday too.. Thank you so much.. Loved reading about you and congratulations on those great awards.. Hugs GJ xx

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

Congrats and we always love learning more about you!

Speedy Rabbit
11 years ago

great q&a’s Brian!loved you christmas tree

Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Congrats to the winners and of course congrats to you! You deserve it!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
11 years ago

dood; if ya wood like ta see yur sister precious join ewe this fursday at de thanx bee givin table; N stay awhile after that……tell yur mom N dad ta serve steaks, burgers, pork chops, ham samiches, pizza pies, flounder ore trout




conga rats on yur awards N cash winnings;)

Cat's Cats
11 years ago

we like the answers to your eleven questions!!

CCL Wendy
11 years ago

Concats to you on your two new awards, and to the winners of your book draw!

I loved learning more about you, Brian. Especially your ‘defects’, which are really nothing to speak of. To me, Brian you are PURRactically PURRfect!

Colehaus Cats
11 years ago

ConCATulations on your well-deserved awards. ConCATs to the book winners too! A busy week. Have a good one! Purrs…

11 years ago

Concatulations on the awards, Brian! My human has always wanted to go to Tibet, but she is not allowed – by me! She would be gone too many days.

Katnip Lounge
11 years ago

Nosy? You? Never!

11 years ago

You were rescued from a Christmas Tree Farm? How cool is that! I’m so glad you got these awards, Brian, because I know more about you.

11 years ago

Congratulations on the cool award, Brian!…We enjoyed reading your answers, handsome boy!!…Happy holiday week ahead, precious friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki

11 years ago

WOW Brian buddy, you are one popular guy!!! ConCats on the awards and err meme!! We like learning interesting facts about our blogging friends :)

11 years ago

Fantastic well deserved xxx

Mr. Black
11 years ago

Brian, that is a great photo of you. 1. A front paw gripping the soft pad you are laying on; 2. showing the toepads on a rear foot; 3. some fluffy tummy furs, and 4. a nice profile.

Cindy Dodd
11 years ago

Wonderful awards. It is always nice to learn more about you.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

ConCATulations to the nice blogawards !
It was fun to read your answers to all theese questions :)

Eric and Flynn
11 years ago

Concats on all your awards, and concats to the book winners.

11 years ago

Congratulations on those very nice awards Brian!

Cat Tee Mission
11 years ago

Wow you must have lost count on all your wondeful awards by now?! Concats ;)

11 years ago

Brian concats on all of those awards and we enjoyed your meme.
Concats to both winners of those books, we know they will enjoy.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

Congratulations on all your awards!

Tillie and Georgia
11 years ago

Congrats on the awards and to the winners of your contest :)
We enjoyed reading your answers to those questions too :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

Adan & Lego
11 years ago

These are great information about you,
so happy to learn more from you!

11 years ago

Great answers pal. Congratulations on your awards too. You are reminding me that I need to do the same.

Spitty the Kitty
11 years ago

Brian, Pal, those are great answers! We are glad to have met MizzBassie too–she’s purty ;-)

Oui Oui
11 years ago

Wow, that was a lot to do! Great answers and great winners. Just a great day. Purrs!

11 years ago

Oh Wow! Concatulations all round! Yous guys deserves your award and yous gives presents to Emma and Buster and Ginger Jasper!

siku marie
11 years ago

Wow! After all of that news, I need a nap! Congratulations on those cool awards and for sharing a bit about yourself in the meme. We hope Sister precious comes around during the holidays…we would hate for her to miss all of the fun.

11 years ago

What a busy week you’ve had! Concats on the awards. Always nice to learn more about you all. Meow from all of us, Au, Target and Guido

11 years ago

Hey Brian, congrats on theese cool awards you got and your very interesting facts about yourself! We just did a catch-up and we love your Christmas tree, it is beautiful and your house your Dad set-up for your ferals is just terrific as well as that covered feeding station…you folks rock!

11 years ago

Congrats on your new award. :)

11 years ago

Congratulations on all your awards!
xo Catherine

Scylla, Socks & Fenris
11 years ago

Congrats on your awards and Congrats to the book winners.

We hopes Sister Precious will join the family for the Holidays. Paws crossed for her.