Friday, October 16, 2009


Oh, wowie! I got two awards today. First the one that I am most excited about. Mark, LC, Ayla and Iza designed this award just for me. The photo is of Edward Lear, master limerick writer. He wrote hundreds of them. The most famous one is this:

                                             There was a young lady from Niger
                                             Who smilingly rode on a tiger.
                                                     They returned from the ride
                                                     With the lady inside
                                            And the smile on the face of the tiger.

He wrote lots of other poems, too, but most of them have become rather obscure. His best known one is "The Owl and the Pussycat" which I think will be well-loved forever. I am so very happy that I will celebrate with a limerick of my own:

                                               Thank you so much for my limerick prize.
                                               I truly appreciate you guys.*
                                                           They are fun to do**
                                                          And to know that you
                                               Really like them, too, is the bestest prize.

*Well, one guy and three gals, but I was going for the rhyme.
**The tribute ones aren't really fun, but they are done with love and I always feel gratified when they come out right.

I also got this one from Mark, LC, Ayla and Iza. They are really spoiling me. I don't understand much Portugese, really just enough to recognize the language when I see it, but I do know a few words and I think it says, "This blog is a dream." Thank you so much. I didn't see any rules, but I feel that I should pass it on. I would like to give this award to:

Perfectly Parker
Shadow, Molly, Trooder and Jake
Diego-san, Theo and Thompson
Cheysuli and Gemini


Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Aww, great prizes, and very well deserved!!! Good job!!

One Cats Nip said...

Awesome you got some prizes! You sure do deserve all those cutie limericks! ^_^ can't wait for me, neither can Tygana

Sassy Kat said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. This was a hard post for the moth to do but one that had to be done. It was great getting to know you, I treasure all of those that I met while blogging. You all forever will be in my heart.
Pray that I am safe and mooching off of someone else. Be sure to stop back tomorrow.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Thank you for the award! And congratulations on your awards too!

Angel and Kirby said...

Congratulations on the awards

meowmeowmans said...

Congratulations, Karen Jo!

Brian said...

Congratulations on the awards, and thanks for sharing with me, that really means a lot to me!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the awards - we really like the limmerick one. Mom loves limmericks too but just can't write em as well as you!

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your awards! We like the limerick one and think Edward Lear would have liked all your limericks!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

KhonKhats as they say!


glogirly said...

Congratulations, Karen Jo!!!
We love reading your limericks...and the stories that inspire them. You're the best.

Katie & Glogirly

Camie's Kitties said...

Congratulations on your awards. That was great of the girls to make up an award for you.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Shadow / Molly said...

Wowie, fank yoo! We made sure da mom saved the award this time. She's not been good lately in 'member who gave us what - she's a silly mom.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are so happy that ya liked the limerick awardie that we made fer ya.

As fer the 2nd, when we got it, we all just immediately thought of ya!

Noll's Nip said...

That has to be the nicest award I have ever seen here in the blogosphere. Well deserved!

Confucius Cat said...

Concatulations on the awards.

Grrreta said...

Congratulations on your awards! It is such a great honor to have one designed especially for you. Your stories, tributes, and limericks play such an important role in the CB. They give us a real sense of community. We appreciate all the work you do to research and share them with us.

Parker said...

Oh Miss Karen Jo! Thank-you so much!
We think you are wonderful!

-d ma said...

i'm just catching up. thank you so much for the award...

caspersmom said...

Karen Jo you certainly deserve these awards. I definitely think that you are the Mistress of Limericks. Contgratulations!!