For ME? Gosh, Thanks!


Hi Peeps…………………..well I’m here to tell you that even this old guy occasionally still gets a blog award that he has NOT already received.  I kind of thought I had them all and it’s been a while since any “made the rounds” but I was quite excited to receive TWO blog awards this week from a Romance Writer who follows my blog – Diane Wickles!   BUTTTT, before I tell you all about that, check THIS out – GUESS WHO IS CAT OF THE WEEK AT BIONIC BASIL’S ?????   That’s right – yours truly…………….. CLICK HERE !    Thanks Basil for making me the star this week.  How cool!

NOW………..What are the awards I got you ask (you DID ask – right??)……………….well they are the “REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD” and the “PREMIO DARDOS AWARD”.    Here’s what she sent me for the “rules” on both awards………………

The rules for the Real Neat Blog Award:

  1. Put award logo in post.
  2. Answer 7 questions by person who nominated you (my questions are at the end of this post).
  3. Nominate any number of bloggers (with their links).
  4. Let these bloggers know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.

Rules for the Premio Dardos Award:

Premio dardos means “prize darts” in Spanish. It is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

  1. Post award on your blog with the name of the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
  2. Pass the award onto 15 worthy blogs.

Cool huh?

Needless to say, I’m particularly interested in the Premio Dardos because it has a lot to do with my actual writing of my blog (which of course I do myself without Mom’s help because I not only have THUMBS so can operate the keyboard well, but I’m exceptionally SMART………you knew that, right????).

Here’s what the awards look like:


So since it’s been a while since I’ve done this, HERE are my Mom’s answers (in Red)  to the questions that Diane asked for her recipients of the “Real Neat Blog Award” !

  1. Would you rather read a book or watch tv? What are some of your favorites?     Read a book…..I love all thrillers/mysteries….Jonathan Kellerman, Kathy Reichs, Agatha Christie – and trust me the list goes on and on and on.
  2. Are you a morning person or a night owl?  Morning – definitely – we get up at 4AM every day!
  3. Where have you traveled and do you have a favorite place/trip? Have traveled extensively in Europe and the USA – lived both in Europe and Far East……favorite place is Venice, Italy
  4. Do you have any pets? One very spoiled 15 year old, polydactyl, ginger tabby cat
  5. Do you believe in romance?  Yes….totally
  6. Would you rather get a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of wine?  Can’t I have BOTH???  If not, I’ll take the wine please – a nice light Prosecco
  7. If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy? I wouldn’t buy anything as a “first thing” I’d give a huge pile of it to the shelter in Sammy’s name then I’d probably do some remodeling of our house and re-landscaping of our yard!   Selfish?  Maybe but this is where Sam, my husband and I intend to STAY FOREVER.

I’m going to offer this blog award (since there’s no requirement as to how many) to anyone who would like to fulfill the rules of acceptance………..which are easy peasy.  Some of you do awards and some don’t but ALL of you in my mind deserve the award so please take it if you want it!!!!

For the other award, “Premio Dardos”,  I have put Diane Wickles link above but will repeat it here AND thank her again for the honor of nominating Sammy!  No questions to answer.  I’m also supposed to pass it on to 15 other bloggers and again, not knowing who wants awards and who doesn’t, I’ll leave it to you if you’d like to have it for your award collection!

Now, here are MY seven questions that should you choose to accept the Real Neat Blog Award, you will need to answer in your blog for ME!   Got it?????   (if you’re accepting the award and don’t have a pet, you can answer them for yourself, otherwise your pet should answer!)

  1.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live and why?
  2. What’s your all time FAVORITE gift you EVER received?
  3. What scares you the most?
  4. Do you think animals and humans reincarnate?
  5. Do you think there’s life on other planets?
  6. What’s your FAVORITE food?
  7. Do you enjoy OUTDOORS or being INDOORS the most?

There you have it kiddos……….I hope some of you decide to take the awards………..I’m serious when I say you ALL deserve them – you’re all my friends and I SO appreciate that you follow my humble little blog……………….you’re the BESTEST!


A reminder that tomorrow is Bacon and Fozziemum’s “Shopping Around the World” blog post day…………………here are the items you need to list the prices of in your blog tomorrow – by the way, if you can’t get the prices at your local store, just look them up online!  That works too!   Then link your blog post to Bacon’s and enjoy seeing all the prices for the SAME STUFF from around the world!

Items to price this month:

  • Random condiment of your choice.
  • Random frozen meal of your choice.
  • Random dessert/something sweet of your choice.
  • Random Fruit of your choice.
  • Random Item of your choice.

Tons of Hugs

Sammy the Shopper!

62 responses »

  1. Big ConCats on the awards, Sammy! You do deserve them both!

    I haven’t been here this week so missed the teaser :(. Mummy was busy because we had our boiler replaced and she’s in a bit of a “two an’ eight” MOL. Now the new thermostat isn’t working properly which probably means she can’t understand it 😉

    Anyway, love the answers to the questions, so I might persuade mum to accept the one with the questions just for the fun of answering 🙂


    • Uhoh…….boiler replacement is a BIGGIE…….I hope your Mom gets that thermostat figured out so you don’t get TOO HOT or TOO COLD! I hope your Mum accepts the challenge of taking one or both of the awards – like you I love love love reading answers to questions and I tried to make MY questions interesting!!!

      Hugs, Sammy


  2. Concatulations!!! I rather read a book than to watch tv… except it’s DCI Barnaby, then the book has to sleep for a while :o) I like Agatha Christie too, the stories are written so well , they are never outdated or moss-grown :o)


  3. Awesome award cousin – conpigulations! Great answers – loved them! XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. Thanks for the shout out for Shopping Around the World. It’s going to be a great fun day!


    • Oh Doods, if Mom won the lottery I’d be ROLLING in bacon…..imagine that……WOW…… keep your paws crossed for me will ya? If I win I promise to send lotsa fresh fishies your way too!

      Have a good Tuna Thursday and an even BETTER Flounder Friday!
      Hugs, Sammy


    • Well Crepes it took me 15 years to train my peeps for this 4AM thing but sure enough I get my breakfast every morning when I imitate a rooster and crow for my breakfast! (hahahahahahaha)

      Hugs, sammy


  4. Pawsum posty Sammy. Fank you, me is honored to accept da awards. And me can’t wait to see evewypawdy’s choices and purrices tomowwo.

    PeeEss: when we weplied to yous comment bout da circle of doom…it went wight fwu in a matter of seconds. MOL Mommy sed its kinda like a caw and a mechanic. MOL Ask yous mommy she can splain it. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dei and Lexi


  5. Concats on your awards Sammy. I saw and enjoyed your interview over at Basil’s too. My mum is a night person. She doesn’t usually go to bed until 1.30. She doesn’t like mornings at all but has to get up to turn the horses out.


    • Thanks Flynn………My Mom has always been an early bird BUTTTT her sister is a night owl and keeps hours like your Mum. Thanks for reading my interview with Basil….that was FUN to do!!!

      Hugs, Sammy


  6. Congrats Sammy on some super awards..and i am with you i live reading..i love to hold books and the smell of a new hard cover book cannot be beaten 🙂 well done and enjoy shopping with us 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx


  7. Concats on your awards, Sammy. Mom found Mom Pam’s answers interesting and enlightening. Our pawrents are staying right where we live now until the end…their cemetery plot is only six blocks away. Hope they don’t need it for a while. Any who, Mom likes Venice, but if she could live anywhere she chooses Vevey, Switzerland or Siena, Italy. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


    • My Mom had a tough time coming up with her favorite spot too…..but she said the minute they arrived in Venice on the train and she walked out and saw the water and the buildings that she just MUST have lived there in a past life…..she felt “at home”…………they also loved Switzerland – Lucerne was lovely……………the world is a BEAUTIFUL place (I quite like my world here in my house though!!!).

      Love, Sammy


  8. Conkatss on thee awardss Unccle Sammy!!! You totallee deeserve them beecause you are thee very best Unccle inn the werld.
    LadyMum an mee not gonna do awardss. Wee just want to enjoy bloggin an reedin bloggiess…. 😉
    Yur Mumma iss way cool too….
    4 A.M. you say…..hmmmmmm… *herd frum bedroom: “Don’t eben fink bout it Siddhartha Henry mistur smartypantss kittyboy!!!”
    OK maybee wee stick to 6 A.M. then mew mew mew…..
    ***nose bumpss*** Siddhartha Henry
    *an LadyMum inn thee bedroom* ❤


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