Happy 2nd Birthday, NBC!

                                             Welcome to New Bloggy Cat's Birthday Party!

Welcome to New Bloggy Cat’s Birthday Party!

Japanese Happy Cat

My recent interview with Mewsic Radio Station:

Q: What is a blog and why do you blog, New Bloggy Cat?
A: A blog is a Big Lesson On Giving. Having a blog is a fun way to spread some love and laughter. Besides, it a great way to exercise my brain cells and helps keep my brain young.

Q: What makes you different from other cats?
A: Well, I enjoy blogging and I love dogs. Yes, all dogs from Great Danes to Chihuahuas. Even the ones that slobber.
Love You Puppy

Q: What do you blog about?
A: I blog about things that matter like love, laughter, happiness and peace.

Q: What do you like most about blogging?
A: The best part is meeting other furry friends from around the world. I enjoy reading about their fun-adventures and their eccentric humans. Just to name a few of my furry friends here:
Roxy & Tigerlino
Butterfly & Cricket
Millie & Pearl
Vivian & Maisie
Meisie & Liefie (who live with a human working in Dubai called Ger – short for Tigger).

I have also met a camel from Turkey. Uncle Spike is his name and blogging is his game He wrote a guest post for me last month on ‘What makes a camel happy?’. I bet you’ll never look at a camel the same way again after reading it.

Q: Do you read any human blogs?
A: Of course, there are so many awesome blogs to choose from. But it’s tough trying to keep up with the reading. You see, I need my daily naps and that leave me with very little time to read. Some of the blogs I’ve been following are:
The Good, Bad and Ludicrous
Cindy Knoke
Jennifer’s Journal
Living, Learning & Letting go
Teacher as Transformer
Love, Happiness & Peace
Pictures on the web
Penguin Ponderings

Q: Do you think humans are complicated?
A: Yes, humans are the most complicated species on earth. They tend to put their values in the wrong things. I can’t understand why they work such long hours and buy stuff they don’t need. I believe the biggest confusion humans have is what they want versus what they need.

Q: What is your advice to humans?
A: Eat more fish, take more naps, think happy and laugh heartily!

Cheerful Cat Face
Thanks everyone for coming to my party! Be safe and keep smiling!


Guest Post: What makes a camel happy?

“A camel is usually known as a grumpy animal, so what makes a camel happy?”

Sit back and enjoy this hilarious story written by one of my favourite bloggers. ٩(˘◡˘)۶

Well here I am, Uncle Spike, popping up on this wonderful blog as guest writer for a day, after Pat, your host, was the recent winner of a ‘Guess What’ photo-image post on my blog.

Camels, hmm, yes… we are known to be rather grumpy old farts, I have to admit. I mean, wouldn’t you be, plodding around under the heat of the desert, with nuffink to dangle your lips into for sustenance for days on end? Or worse still, some of us end up carting round overweight pink tourists all day long; who seem to like being decorated in nothing more than an ill-fitting bikini top, garish shorts, a camera strung around their scrawny necks, screeching with raucous laughter and wearing an embarrassing sunhat??

Spike 01

Talking of grumpy camels, here’s one of my cousins who lives in Tunisia, who goes by the name of “Bryan ‘The Camel’ Jones” (don’t ask me why, he’s been out in the desert for too long, his brains are addled I guess)… He’s a definite grump though, but probably with good reason – you see, lugging around bundles of crops all day under the sun, or pulling that old plough (plow) must play havoc with his old bones, so yeah, he has every right to be a grump me thinks.

Spike 02

But we are not all grumpy. My third cousin, twice removed, “Esmeralda”, has a wicked sense of fun, especially in her second hump – you see, her first hump contains her sensibility, or so she says anyhow. But Esmeralda is a cutie, and you gotta admit, she was born to flash that killer grin, yeah?

Spike 03

And then we have my “Uncle Boz”. He’s a tough old brute, but in a nice way I mean. He works on a farm just north of Nakuru, which is just a tad south of the equator in Kenya, East Africa. He can be a bit grumpy, or so my Aunt says. Here he is by the way, wearing his least grumpy smile when we visited him last year to share in a family New Year.

Spike 04

But what about me, “Uncle Spike”? Well, I’m half grumpy, half bonkers I think you could say. I have my off days, as does any camel, but on the whole, I’m a happy middle-aged camel, living here in southwest Turkey on a fruit farm. I know, I know, not every camel’s dream job, right? But it’s steady work, and although the summers are hot here, around 40-45 every day (or 104-113 if you are from the States), the winters are mild, but soggy, and I’ve found that my flabby old feet do rather well on the porous rocky mountainous terrain here when the ground is soaked like a sponge dropped into a bath.

Spike 05

But I’ll tell you what makes me really happy, ‘life’. I’m a happy camel who loves life, and now I’m a blogger, fancy that? So yeah, we can be grumps or funsters… Life as a camel is a mixed bag, you gotta admit…!

Thanks for your hospitality Pat, and hope my debt is repaid now.

UNCLE SPIKE (www.unclespikes.wordpress.com)


Very Inspiring Blogger Award


A blog award is a lovely way to show love, support and encouragement to fellow bloggers. I’ve mentioned in my earlier post on the WordPress Family Award that it always warms my heart when I receive a blog award. So, I think this heartwarming feeling is here to stay :). A big thank you to a cool and amazing blogger at http://rockyourinnerhippie.wordpress.com. I truly appreciate your love and support.

Thanks so much for this award....Rock on!

Thanks so much for this award….Rock on!

The award rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
4. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Here are the nominees for 15 amazing and interesting bloggers:

1. ballybin

2. thehappyguide

3. bookofmohs

4. cancerkillingrecipe

5. eatsweatwrite

6. amandariver

7. vienaqui

8. dinnerofherbsblog

9. theamateurcamera

10. good2begone


12. publictransituser

13. sometimeshealthylivingblog

14. calliopeslyre

15. enlittlebirdie

Spread some love and be inspired!


WordPress Family Award

It always warms my heart when I receive a blog award. So, I’m truly blessed and humbled to have been chosen to receive the “WordPress Family Award” from a wonderful bloggy-friend at http://ballybin.wordpress.com
I have been inspired by Tamrah’s blog and I really admire her honesty and courage in sharing her innermost thoughts on her life journey.

Thank you Tamrah! You make me feel on top of the world!

Thank you Tamrah! You make me feel on top of the world!

This is brand new award from Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com “I am part of the WordPress Family Award”. Anyone can take this award any time and pass it on to ten others!


Award Description:
“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.” from Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

My nominees:

1. theamateurcamera

2. jennadee222

3. imusthavelostmymarbles

4. letterstochace

5. tryingtopray

6. wildersoul

7. rockyourinnerhippie

8. clharbridge

9. kintal

10. breastfedblog

Thank you for your support. I’m glad you’re part of my “bloggy” family.


Versatile blogger

Sometime late November last year, I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger and Very Inspiring Blog awards approximately two weeks after I started this blog. I was excited but at that time I really had no idea what it was all about, being a new and not so tech-savvy blogger.

It was a pleasant surprise to receive the nomination of the Versatile Blogger Award from the blogger of the beautiful blog Letters to Chace & Harper. Thank you for the nomination. I’m truly grateful and glad to know others have been inspired by my blog.


So, here’s the fun part:

1) Add The Versatile Blogger award photo on a blog post

2) Thank the person (or animal) who presented you with the award and link back to him or her in your post

3) Share seven things about yourself

4) Pass the award along to 15 favorite bloggers. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

7 things about myself:

1. I’m left-handed.

2. I am inspired by the life-lessons in the book, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

3. I love to cook and bake for my family I like trying out new recipes from different cuisine – Western, Asian & Mediterranean.

4. I’m afraid of frogs. I’ll never kiss a frog 🙂

5. I love coffee and chocolate.

6. My Rottweiler’s name is Monster.

7. I enjoy watching Spongebob with my daughters. Love the humor and it helps keep me sane.

15 inspiring blogs you have to check out:

1. Elena Levon Traveling

2. Free Little Words

3. The Real Jenna Dee

4. Sensibly Green Mama

5. The Cricket Pages

6. Yukiaru

7. Momtimes4

8. Inside My Glitching Mind

9. Of Mind or Matter

10. Rumpy Dog

11. Love.Life

12. Baxter Biscuits

13. Playing your hand right

14. Help me – help Holly

15. Glutenfreegus