Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!


My new kitty-friend, Samantha from the blog Musings of PuppyDoc sent me a lovely award called the Lovely Blog Award. I love being lovely, so thanks, PuppyDoc and Samantha! I think your blog is lovely, too!


Now I need to follow the directions of the award. Following directions can be tough, sometimes.



1-Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog in the post. DONE

2-Copy the rules and add the blog award badge as an image. DONE

3-Share 7 facts about yourself to your fellow bloggers. DONE

4-Nominate 15 people. (Of course I won’t do this, but feel free to nominate yourself. You know you’re lovely…)

Seven facts about me:

9. I lick the floor a lot, searching for something delicious. Delicious things include: crumbs, dropped scraps, errant kibbles, small pieces of paper, dirt or debris from outside, and lint.

licking floor

452. I love clothes. I wear a dress to visit old soldiers at the veteran’s home

va therapy

and young readers at the library when I do my therapy work.

library therapy

I get excited when Mom dresses me because I know the fun is about to begin.

7. I’m pretty sure my toy box is trying to kill me. I will not use it, even though I love to play. Every morning, Mom helps me by picking out some stuffed toys for me.

help me

Seven facts about Mom:

6. Mom writes for an hour a day. She stops when her timer goes off, no matter what. She thinks if she keeps writing till she runs out of ideas, she won’t know what to write the next day.


98. School visits are Mom’s favorite part of being an author. When she reads her books and talks about writing, she feels like a teacher again. She plays games and answers questions. Some of her favorite questions are: “How long does it take to write a story?” and “Where do you get your ideas?” and “My cousin Tommy has a pet hamster.” – which isn’t a question, but it makes her laugh.



7. Mom and I are not good at math. Counting and figuring gives us a headache. Mom likes words, but hates numbers. I like barking, but hate numbers.

math mix

Comments on: "Lovely" (62)

  1. Concatulations on your award Cupcake! Don’t you just LOVE PuppyDoc? She’s a sweet lady. I hope you’re wrong about your toy box trying to kill you – it looks pretty harmless – I suspect it gets EXCITED when it sees you coming toward it to pick out a toy and maybe you get a little nervous about that. Relax….toy boxes are KIND to animals! Honest!

    Love, Sammy

    • Thanks, S. Sometimes, I take a look inside the toy box, but I don’t pick anything out, no matter how much I want it. Mom suspects there might be jackasses in my head.

      Love and licks,

  2. yes… you’re right about that toy boxes… that boxes eat all our toys every day… so I bet they would like to eat doggies too… and I’m with you for #7… numbers are only there to ruin the future of little girls … my momma knows that LOL :o)

    • Thanks, E. You’re absolutely right about toy boxes. They DO eat all the toys at the end of the day. Yikes!! I never thought of that…

      Love and licks,

  3. Oh I love my toy basket, Momwithoutpaws makes me put my toys away so now when I am done I take the toy to bed with me. Oh and Momwithoutpaws writes everyday sometimes all day I think she is addicted. woof

  4. Congratulations on your award, Cupcake!

    I agree with you – barking is wonderful.

  5. Aww you are indeed lovely Cupcake!! Puppydoc loved learning these little tidbits about you. Hugs and licks from Samantha and Puppydoc ❤ ❤

  6. You two are lovely indeed!!! And we thought we knew all about you…kindred spirits in numbers too. High praise for calculators and the likes, xoxox Johanna and Charley

  7. This really is a lovely award! And that comment about the hamsters…so funny, and so definitely the sort of “question” kids ask.

    Also, I hope that you get over your fear of the toy box soon, Cupcake. There is much goodness to be found in there. If you need any advice, Choppy is here for you. She is most definitely not afraid of her toy box(es).

    • Thanks, S. Thank goodness Mom knows enough to pick up each toy and say, “What about this one.” about 10 times. That’s how I decide what I want to play with each day.

      Love and licks,

  8. Hi Cupcake! Mom and I love your blog and you and your Mom do such a fantastic job with it. Always so interesting and well-illustrated with picture of YOU! And Cupcake my friend, if you check your toy box again, you just MIGHT find a treat or two tucked away in it. (Cupcake’s Mom: hint, hint.)

    • Thanks, L. I have stuck my head into the toy box of death to retrieve a cookie. Picking out a toy is another story.

      Love and licks,

  9. Congrats on your award. Well done and you do have a lovely blog. We love that you go visit different places Cupcake and make people smile. Have a great day.

    • Thanks, M. Visiting is so much fun. Mom is never sure who has a better time – me, her, or the people we visit!

      Love and licks,

  10. You are very busy, Cupcake! Ever so much more than I.


  11. Congrats on your lovely award 🙂

  12. Cupcake,
    This made me laugh! “She thinks if she keeps writing till she runs out of ideas…”

  13. Besides being lovely, you are very smart and a very thoughtful pup. Those kids had vets are probably feeling very blessed to have such a fine visitor – oh and mom too! ❤️🐶❤️

    • Thanks, G. We love our therapy work friends. Sometimes I think we have just as much fun as they do when we visit.

      Love and licks,

  14. Awards are so fun! I love learning things about my fellow bloggers and their pets. 😉

  15. Congrats!!!! Was shocked to learn your mom only writes an hour a day! That’s surprising!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota DakotasDen

  16. CLEARLY you, your mom, me (Sammy) and my mom are ALL related! I (Sammy) love to lick the floor (and carpet) too – you never what tasty morsel you might find, am i right? And mom HATES maths too, she breaks out in a cold sweat when she is faced with anything slightly maths related.

    Congrats on the award!

    Wally & Sammy

  17. Congratulations on the award. This gave me a good chuckle! Happy Valentine’s Day Cupcake and to your mom.

  18. Your mom is very patient giving you a choice everyday. I can’t imagine our mom doing that. She’d probably push our little pail on the floor and say, “Choose!”

    Concats on the lovely blog award…you deserve it Cupcake.


  19. Marty the Manx said:

    Concats on your well deserved award! Happy Valentine’s to you and Mom Cupcake!
    Marty and the Gang

  20. Congratulations on your Lovely Blog Award, Cupcake. Very deserved my furriend 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day ❤ Extra Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 ❤

  21. You sure are one lovely blog, Cupcake. Happy VDay! You’re the cutest – Your friends at DogDaz Zoo

  22. Katie Isabella said:

    HI Cupcake! Mommy said I got that award too and after noon today I will work on that! xoxo You look so sweet in your red dress. And your mom..keep on keeping up with your schedule. There is value in that for certain. xoxoxox

  23. Oh no! Why do you think your toy box is evil?

  24. Congratulations!
    These are the moments when you step by and enjoy the moment!

  25. Congrats on the beautiful award Cupcake. You and your mom definitely deserve it. You are both such darlings and it’s always so great visiting the two of you and see what you have been up to. 😀 ♥

  26. Congrats on this most deserving recognition, Cupcake! Well done. ღ

  27. Such a lovely dog!!

  28. Katie Isabella said:

    Cupcake, ain’t nobuddy like you in all the CB. I loves ya. Really I do. XooX

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