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Five Word Friday

five5Today’s five words are about prizes.

3. Winner – Mom was one of a bunch of winners in a giveaway on Tara Lazar’s blog. She won the opportunity to have an agent look at her work. That’s a pretty huge jump out of the slush pile.


18. Slush – Once I played in snow and slush and it about froze my tiny paws to icicles.


Mom decided I would be safer with boots on my paws. Wrong. Just really wrong on so many levels.


6. Looking – Mom is excited that an agent will be looking at one of her new stories. I am always excited to be looking at something new. New things can be outdoors…


Hairbrush? Seriously???

…or indoors. But they’re always fun.


127. Entering – Mom and I enter lots and lots of contests, competitions, and giveaways. Mostly, we don’t win, but now and then we do. Once we won a box full of cat toys. It was fun to win, but we donated the toys back to a kitty who could use them. I don’t really need any toys…

toys5. Gratitude – We are grateful that Mom won this lucky prize. Gratitude is a big part of every day, but this is a special week for giving thanks.


I have a ton to be grateful for – like treats,

101 treatslove,


my furever home,

My first 5 minutes at my new home.

The first 5 minutes at my new home. #occupythecouch




and naps.

street nap2And did I say naps?

green dress sleeping

Comments on: "Five Word Friday" (83)

  1. That is a super prize!!! Maybe the agent is over the moon and this is the start of something big? Like it happened to j.k. rowling or stephen king? I cross my paws that it will happen :o) The mama entered a lot of contests too… and she really won something big at a diy-event. a giant bucket of white wall color she had to carry around the whole day :o)

    • I like how you think. Every day, Mom hopes it’ll be the start of something big. We LOVE something big! I’m nervous about your mom’s prize, E. She might get an idea for another one of her DIY projects. Have an ambulance standing by. Just sayin’.

      Love and licks,

  2. yeah, congrats to both of you!

  3. hannahandlucy said:

    We think naps must be your favourite thing Cupcake as you are always talking about them!

  4. I’m thrilled for Mom such a brilliant prize ~ I sure hope the agent loves your Moms work ~ seriously whats not to love!! as for your boots …I kinda like them LOL

  5. Yay, Genevieve for leaping out of the slush pile!
    Cupcake, to acknowledge gratitude is so important. Love your pink coat and Thanksgiving hat.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your mom. ❤️

    • Thanks, T. Mom was feeling very comfy in the slush pile after being there for a while. This is a new and different feeling. Fingers crossed. How ever is goes, it’s exciting!

      Love and licks,

  6. 1. Winning is great!
    6. Slush stinks in a big way.
    3. Forever homes rock.
    9. Gratitude is important.
    4. Love is important.
    5. Naps are necessary and important.
    10. (Drum roll) Book #2 is on its way
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🍁 🙏🏼🎃🍗📖✏️👍🏼

    • A hundred thanks, G. Happy TurkeyDay to you, too. You nailed it on the counting. Couldn’t have done it better myself. Mom and I LOVE your belief in Book 2. It lifts us up every time!

      Love and licks and hugs for my BigBuddy,

  7. What a sweet post, congratulations!

  8. We should all remember what we have to be grateful for. I’m grateful I din’t have to worry about wearing boots in the snow.

  9. Being grateful should be at the top of all of our anipal lists sweet friends. Being in warm forever homes with food on the table… or in my bowl – I’m grateful for that. And YOU being in our lives. XOXO – Bacon

    • Thanks, B. CyberBuddies are the best. Foods coming off the table and into our bowls (or onto the floor) is always a dream come true for us short pals. #floorpies

      Love and licks,

  10. Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your mom’s hard work is paying off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Let’s hope so, F. It could be huge, and it could be nothing, but either way, it is fun and exciting and different.

      Love and licks,

  11. Congrats on prizes and congrats on giving some away again and congrats on having such a loving home and being so pretty in a winter coat.Happy Thanksgiving!! xo Johanna and Charley agrees on boots…so wrong!!!

  12. Congratulations on getting out of the slush pile & getting out of those boots, Cupcake. Chili is grateful for treats & being home with us, too, and we’re both grateful for your friendship, Cupcake. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Big hurray for mom and her prize. It will go well for sure cuz she’s done her homework and that always pays off. You are so right, we have tons for which we are thankful–even boots. I think you look pretty snazzy in them and there is nothing worse than cold feet. Happy Thanksgiving. Lady Caroline

    • That’s true about cold paws, Lady C. They are not cozy. Thanks for the happy wishes for Mom’s prize result. My paws are crossed.

      Love and licks,

  14. I so hope this is the big break you need! GOOD luck!!!


  15. Congratulations to your mom for winning that prize – how wonderful! I know her story will knock that agent’s socks off (and hopefully your boots along with them 🙂 ) I am grateful for your happy face, Cupcake, and for your mom because she’s awesome, and for the Mayflower that apparently brought you to us… I never knew you were a pilgrim! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    • Thanks for the happy wishes for Mom’s story, S. I AM a pilgrim in many ways…. Thanks for noticing. Was it my courage? My independent spirit? My adaptability? ….or just my hat?

      Love and licks,

  16. Best of luck on the agent review. We are thankful for you. Have a nice turkey day.

  17. What a great prize. Go for it and learn a lot from the agent.

    Ohh and have a very Happy Thaksgiving.

    S and K

  18. That’s excellent news! We’re all so pleased for you. (Bury the shoes Cupcake. We buried ours.)
    Monty and Chicken 🐾

    • Thanks, M and C. I love that idea. Last winter I accidentally buried one of my boots in the snow. But guess what – they come in packages of TWELVE! There’s always an extra! I’m doomed!

      Love and licks,

  19. Sweet Cupcake……that’s pawsome about the agent looking at your Mom’s book! We have paws crossed! We are thankful for many things including all our friends like you… make us smile…We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

    • Thanks, P and S. Crossing paws is always a great idea. We rescues have lots to be thankful for. And of course you and our Bloggyville friends will always be special! xo Happy TurkeyDay.

      Love and licks,

  20. Love, love, love your festive hat! Congratulations to your Mom about her book… fingers crossed. Happy Thanksgiving to you both!

    • Thanks, Pix. I appreciate you crossing your fingers for good luck. I would’ve crossed my fingers if I had any.

      Love and licks,

  21. Huge Congrats to your Mom for winning the Prizes.
    I loved the pic of you with Your Treats !! Looked Yummy !!

  22. Katie Isabella said:

    Cupcake I am happy to know you and your mom. Grateful and happy! Each time here is like settling into a story book with perfect illustrations. I am crossing all four paws and mom said definitely will cross her fingers for this assessment by the agent to be as successful or even more sucessful as any you have ever had! Your blogs alone are people-lit! So the children literature has got to be rockin’ -the- house- down good! I can’t wait to hear great news from you Cupcake.

    • Thanks, KI. All happy, positive vibes and thoughts are welcome. No matter the result, Mom and I are feeling good about the prize. You always make us have good vibes, little bud.

      Love and licks,

  23. I love the pilgrim hat! I wish I had one for Choppy!

  24. Congrats to our mom for winning that kind of prize! Seems so much better than a box full of kitty toys, too. Fingers crossed the agent loves your mom’s work! Happy Thanksgiving. 🦃

  25. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are so happy to count you among our blessings. ♥

  26. That’s a lovely prize to win! I’ll keep my paws crossed for a good outcome.

    I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks, C. Crossing paws is about all we can do at this point. You are one of the friends I am thankful for this Thanksgiving!

      Love and licks,

  27. Congratulations! What a great opportunity to share your work with an agent. I have a good feeling about this for you. You already have such a great book published — which I have on my bookshelf. One of my favorites. Cupcake, I love the outfits. Hope you both had a lovely Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks for your happy thoughts about Mom’s prize, P. You have been a great supporter for us. Mom’s Thanksgiving was more fun than mine. She went to a fancy restaurant. There was no doggie bag. ‘Nuff said.

      Love and licks,

  28. Well Cupcake sweetie I don’t think you will approve of my boys for I think they are hooligans. Last night Bully jumped on my lap in front of the tv with a dead mouse which he must’ve caught in the garden in his mouth. Charlie was a bit annoyed because he wanted the mouse. If this is my prize I want to withdraw 😊

    • GAH!!! Mouse! That prize is a no-go around here. Mom and I think you are very brave, L. I also think Bully is very brave…. or crazy!

      Love and licks,

  29. Congratulations to your mom, Cupcake and girl do you have a lot to be thankful for. I love the Thankfulness Head, it looks good on you. Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday 🙂 ❤

    • Thanks, Little B. I am thankful every single day. Mom, too. Rescue is like that. It makes a doggie appreciate the little things….

      Love and licks,

  30. hello cupcake its dennis the vizsla dog hay thats a grayt prize!!! gud luk to yore mama with the agent!!! and yes i kan see that yoo do not need enny toys!!! ha ha ha ha ok bye

    • Thanks for the happy wishes, D. I do love toys. Mom buys me a new toy whenever I get my nails trimmed, because I am a good girl. They add up.

      Love and licks,

  31. Congrats! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! 😀

    • Thanks, E. Thanksgiving was a regular day for me. Mom went to a fancy restaurant and didn’t bring a doggie bag home for me. So rude.

      Love and licks,

  32. Congratulations. And I love your d…I mean your blogger. 😀

  33. That is an awesome win! Congratulations. We are having a huge contest to celebrate Bentley’s 9th birthday so be sure to visit us on Friday!

    • Thanks! Whew! Mom has been at war with blogger at your page, B. We think she is finally entered in the Rafflecopter.

      Love and licks,

  34. Katie Isabella said:

    Cupcake! Eat the bodies and therefore the evidence? BRILLIANT!

  35. What a great prize! Hope good things come soon!

  36. Congratulations G and I loved my visit with all your delightful photo’s Cupcake. I laughed at that hashtag, #occupythecouch…LOL. I’m onboard. I will link to your Instagram since I’m also there…@petalsdaye xox

  37. Katie Isabella said:

    It’s me again Cupcake. I came by to tell you all over again how much Mom and I love you.

    • Awww…. Thanks, KI. You are the sweetest friend ever – stopping by even when Mom doesn’t help me to update my posts in a hundred years. You are so much nicer than the cats that hide under cars in my neighborhood.

      Love and licks,

  38. Congrats to Mom, that is so exciting! It will lead to good things.

    Yes, sweet, little, Cupcake, you do have a lot to be thankful for!

  39. […] although she did tell stories in the letters she wrote. So Mom has heard and read many, many stories since she was a little girl. Storytelling is in her blood and her skin and her bones. And in her […]

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