Aug 102020

Hi everyone. Island Cat Mom here. Last Saturday night, the Cat Writers’ Association held its annual awards ceremony. Because the CWA annual in-person conference was cancelled this year due to Covid-19, the event…called “From Glammies to Jammies Virtual Award Ceremony”…was held on-line through Zoom and Facebook Live. There were 66 Muse Medallion Awards and 20 Special Awards handed out during the course of the evening for the best cat-related articles, short stories, books, poetry, videos, blogs, photographs and podcasts.

CWA Certificate of Excellence

Being a CWA Certificate of Excellence recipient, our blog was in the running for a Muse Award in the Website/Blog: Humor/Entertainment category. I say “our blog” because even though I may be the chief writer and photo-taker, Ernie and Zoey (and Wally, in memoriam) are the inspiration and the most important part of our team. Without them, there would be no blog.

We didn’t win the coveted Muse Award. But that’s okay…I didn’t expect to win. I am proud and honored to have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for our blog. The Muse Award went to Rachel Loehner and her blog, Three Chatty Cats…and it is well deserved.

One of the things the CWA does at all of its conferences is a fundraiser for a shelter or rescue. This year’s spotlight rescue is Tabby’s Place Cat Sanctuary located in Ringoes, NJ. The fundraiser is being handled a bit differently this time, though. And everyone, not just CWA members, can participate. If you make a donation to Tabby’s Place, you will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of many fabulous prizes donated by the event’s sponsors. There’s still time to make a donation as the drawing will not take place until August 16, 2020 when the donation check is presented to Tabby’s Place. Click HERE if you’d like to make a donation and be entered into the drawing.

Even though we all couldn’t be physically together for the Awards Ceremony, it was a lot of fun to watch and cheer on my fellow cat writers. It was also fun to see some big name presenters like Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” and Christopher Knight…yeah, that’s right…Peter Brady from the Brady Bunch!  Big kudos to CWA president, Deb Barnes, and the rest of the team that organized this event. I know it wasn’t an easy feat…kind of like herding cats. I’m sure there were glitches and issues…but I didn’t notice. And finally, CONGRATULATIONS to all the Muse Medallion and Special Award winners! If you’d like to see who won, click HERE for the complete list.

Aug 092020
Easy E's Upside-Down Selfie on Sunday

Hey guys. I know I’ve used this pose in the past for my selfie. But I also know how much the humans love it when us cats give them this upside-down look. They think it’s adorable. Am I right?? So I’m working this look for all it’s worth. Maybe it’ll score me some treats. Do [read more]

Giant Goose

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Aug 072020
Giant Goose

Hi everybuddy. Look at this goose feather the lady with the yellow hair found in the yard the other day. It’s HUMONGOUS! It’s almost as long as me. It must have come from a giant goose. I’ve never seen a giant goose around here…just regular size ones…but that’s the only explanation for a feather this [read more]

Aug 032020
Ernie's New Favorite Spot in the Sunroom

Hi guys. Guess where I’m at? If you said our sunroom…you’d be right! I’ve got a new favorite spot where I like to spend most of time when I’m in here. It’s this table by the window. It’s the purrfect spot for me! I can sit here and keep an eye on everything going on [read more]

Aug 022020
Easy E's Paw Roll Selfie on Sunday

Hey guys. How are you all doing today? It’s Sunday…so you know what that means. Time to take a selfie. Here’s mine. Y’know…humans don’t understand why us cats like to sit with our paws rolled under like this. They think it must be really uncomfortable. But…it’s not. Do I look uncomfortable? Actually, I’m feeling quite [read more]

Jul 312020
The Opera Singer #PetPhotoFails #Bloopers

Hi everybuddy. And welcome to our July edition of Pet Photo Fails hosted by our friends, Melissa and Mudpie over at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows. You know how this works. All you gotta do is post a photo fail of your pet. You know…one of those pictures that just didn’t turn out right and [read more]

Jul 272020
More Random Photos

Hey guys. Here’re some more random photos for your viewing pleasure…ones that the mom has taken of me and Zoey over the past few weeks. I was on neighborhood watch the other day. Though I can say there wasn’t much to watch…just a few human joggers, walkers and bikers…and the occasional car or two. Zoey [read more]

Jul 262020
Easy E's Bored Selfie on Sunday

Hey guys. Not much going on today. It’s still hot…the windows are still closed…the cold air thingy is still blowing hard. Same ol’…same ol’. I’m bored with all of this…and my selfie shows it. But wait…there is something new. You guys wanna know what those stupid swallows have done now? Well, maybe if you’re the [read more]

Tied Up

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Jul 242020
Tied Up

Hi everybuddy. The lady with the yellow hair thought I needed some playtime and got the rainbow snake wand toy out for me to play with. Jeez…from here it looked gigantic. But I knew I could show that snake who’s boss. I glared at it. And then put the bitey on it. And gave it a [read more]

Jul 202020
Easy E's Tip of the Day

Hi guys. Y’know…once upon a time, I had a cool feature here on the blog called “Easy E’s Tip of the Day.” I would share a tip, thought or some words of wisdom with all of you to help make life a little better. Well, somehow I forgot all about it…and when I looked back [read more]