Sunday, January 3, 2010

Max the Quilt Cat Blog Receives Honest Scrap Award

*walks to podium... taps on microphone with paw... clears throat... begins speaking*

...Oh my goodness. I was so thrilled to receive a tweet from the Mooshies telling me that I had received The Honest Scrap Award. Yes, I am pleased from the ends of my whiskers to the tip of my tail. Thank you so much for finding me worthy of this wonderful award.

For those of you who don't know about The Honest Scrap Award, it is "for bloggers who put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul." I think it's equal to or better than the Nobel Prize for Literature -- an award I have sought throughout my writing career.

I want to thank Marcella and Whitey Mooshie for thinking of this humble, quilt-sitting cat for this award. I will do my best to "write from the depths of my soul" to ensure I continue to live up to the standards set by The Honest Scrap Foundation. I am very pleased to link to The Mooshies' wonderful blog: so readers can see the previous winners of this award.

I can not conclude this acceptance speech without conveying special thanks to HH (that's short for "Her Highness" the special name I have for my food human and writing coach) and to The Great Noodles who taught me everything I know about recovering from writer's block through napping. I also want to give a special thanks to @PepiSmartDog for his friendliness and guidance on Twitter.

In order to accept this award, I must comply with certain conditions:

  • Highlight the award on your blog and link back to the person who bestowed the award to you. (Done)
  • Post 10 interesting things about yourself. (I will do that in the next section.)
  • Present the award to 10 or so other blogs.

Max is beside himself with excitement over the award.

About me:

1. I love quilts and devoted my life to sitting on as many as possible.

2. Despite the lack of thumbs, I am a professional writer and photographer.

3. I am currently writing a murder mystery that will kick off the Max the Quilt Cat Mystery Series.

4. I spend my leisure time collecting sun puddles and share them with kitties in cold climates.

5. I am the topic of HH's book, The Zen of Max (she's still writing it).

6. Since I live in Florida, I am capable of shedding vast amounts of fur in a single bound.

7. I stash all the sheddings in case some lucky spinner wants to make a sweater out of me.

8. My favorite foods are tuna fishies, tuna fishies, and tuna fishies.

9. I have the rare talent of being able to clear any coffee table or dining table with a single slide.

10. The intention of my blog is to explain, complain, maintain, never refrain, and always entertain...

*drum roll in background*

...Now, I would like to bestow The Honest Scrap Award on the following 10 blogs:

Thanks again to the Mooshies for this special honor and concatulations to the new winners

*waves paw, bows and leaves stage*


Jazzydacat said...

Dat is so wunnferful of you and I am honoured! Just one fiong...I iz a GIRL kitteh!! Just a technicality!!!

Love you!


Brian said...

WOW, congratulations & thanks so much for sharing your award with me!!!

Anonymous said...

PepiSmartDog: Oh WOW !! That is so kind of U to say that about me !! *moondancing* It's an honor to be involved with such a great group of Anipals !! Thank you !! HUGS xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Max -- what an honor!


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh wow Max, thanks for those nice things wot you sayed bout me and for the award! Must be rilly speshul that I gotted this award two times now! I give you the linkie from when I gotted it afore coz I don't think I can think of 10 more things :) And concatulashuns to you for hasing gotten this award too!

Bunny Jean Cook said...

concatulations Max and fank u fur mentioning my bloggy. i iz honored! xoxo

The Island Cats said...

Wow! We are so honored to receive this award from you, Max.

(We'd go on and on but we're afraid the music would come up and we'd get dragged off stage....)

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments. I'm still floating on air...



Cat with a Garden said...

Concats on the award, Max!

ihavecat said...

What a great photograph of you all! Beautiful!