Chatty Cats: Grabby Paws, Bleps and More!

Happy Friday! Yesterday, the Cat Writers’ Association announced the 2019 Certificate of Excellence Winners. I’m over the moon to have received certificates for 7 of the 8 entries I submitted (details below). A very big congratulations to all of the certificate winners! Can’t wait to see who is honored with MUSE Medallions later this year during the virtual awards ceremony.

Here’s what the cats were up to this week!

Miss Grabby Paws

Sophie: What’s dat?
Mama: It’s not yours.
Sophie: I want it.
Mama: Don’t touch it.
Sophie: Must touch it?
Mama: Don’t.
Sophie: Do.
#goodlistener #grabbypaws

Ice Cream Sniffer

Woodrow: Can I have a sniff of your ice cream?
Mama: No.
Woodrow: Why not?
Mama: Last time you licked it.
Woodrow: Just a sniff, I promise.
Mama: Okay, but just a sniff.
Woodrow: ∗lick∗
Mama: Woodrow!!
Woodrow: Teehee.

tabby cat sniffing

Queen Olive

Perched high above, Queen Olive peers down to see if there is anything of interest. There is not.

Please Rephrase

Mama: Could you not?
Dexter: I can’t cannot.
Mama: Huh?
Dexter: Wait, I mean I can.
Mama: What?
Dexter: Can you rephrase the question? It’s confusing.
Mama: Can you stop scratching the headboard?
Dexter: I cannot.

cute tabby cat

Harley Says Hi

Harley: Hi.
Mama: Hi.
Harley: …
Mama: Did you want something?
Harley: Just popping in to say hi.
Mama: Okay, bye.
Harley: Hi.

adorable siamese cat

Mixed Up Mama

Mama: What did you do?
Sophie: What do you mean?
Mama: You only give me that look when you’ve done something.
Sophie: Something awesome?
Mama: Something bad.
Sophie: Can you define awesome vs. bad? I think you have your definitions mixed up.

gorgeous white cat with blue eyes


A napping Woodrow blep. ❤️

tabby cat blep

Bonus Friday…Brag?

Here are the entries I submitted for the 2019 CWA Contest and won a Certificate of Excellence for.

Product Reviews
We bought a Litter-Robot. Was it worth it?
SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Review

Blog: Humor/Entertainment
Three Chatty Cats Blog (what you’re reading right now!)

Social Media: Humor/Entertainment
Three Chatty Cats Instagram Profile

Photography: Single Image
Cuddle Buddies
The Sneeze
I’ll be good…

While I’m most excited about the social media humor/entertainment certificate (since that’s where 90% of my energy goes toward regarding Three Chatty Cats), I’m actually most honored about the Litter-Robot Review certificate. Why? It was not a sponsored review – I simply wrote it to help cat owners. And it’s my all-time highest performing post, nearing 18,000 views! So, to be recognized for writing it feels awesome. (End brag.)

Oh, and if you’re interested, here’s my entry that didn’t receive a certificate (Cat & Craft – A Coffee Shop and Cat Lounge). My cats said it’s because it’s not about them. But I like it nonetheless.

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26 thoughts on “Chatty Cats: Grabby Paws, Bleps and More!

  1. Hello Chatty Cats: Love your blog! The format, the photos and especially the cats!!! So glad to see you’re part of the Jackson Galaxy Cat Pawsitive. I am an artist and I painted a stylized portrait of Jackson Galaxy’s cat that I sent to him and he acknowledged and I mention it in my blog info. Maybe you can check it out and I’ll continue to look at and enjoy your posts. Thanks, Diane

  2. Concatulations! A MOST deserved honor – we absolutely LOVE catching up with the cats here on the blog and love the sense of humor and fun we get when visiting. Not only are the photos sheet perfection but the conversations never stop being totally entertaining and cute. Keep on writing – this crew of yours is definitely worth every ounce of energy and creativity you are obviously able to muster!

    Hugs, Pam

  3. Congrats! You deserve it. I always enjoy how you capture the attitude of cats through your conversations. I follow you on FB so I’ve seen these when posted but I always love the recap on Fridays.

  4. Congratulations on all of your wins. I’m surprised about the one for which you didn’t win. I thought that was an excellent piece, and I enjoyed it immensely when you wrote it. I wanted to visit there.

    Your writing is always well thought out, informative, humorous or touching. You are one of my favorite authors. Have you written a book yet?

  5. Concatulations! We’re so proud of you and so happy! All of our entries didn’t win a COE, either. Paws crossed for lots of Muses for you, friends. P.s. You have no idea how excited we are to be a finalist in the social media category with you since we just LOVE your Instagram!

  6. Congratulations! Well earned, hooray, hooray – good for you! I just love this blog and wish you all the best for future articles and posts – if you keep the blog going, hope springs eternal!

  7. Way to go y’all!!😸🐱🐱
    Wow! What an honor it is to read an award winning blog!!💙
    Me and my furry friends are thrilled for you. I know it’s hard work keeping up with all the work ,reviews and of course coming up with captions for all those perplexing looks you get from your “crew”,but look how it’s payed off!💙
    You certainly deserve a treat!!😹 And you don’t even have to share it if ya don’t want to!😹😹🐾🐾😘
    May you be abundantly blessed sweet lady! 😘😘🐾💕kiss 💋 your furry bunch for me!🙏
    Drea 🌹🐾🐆🕊

  8. Congratulations on all those certificates! They were well-deserved. Even if your cats give you a hard time, it’s nice to have someone appreciate you.

  9. Love that last photo of Woodrow, so cute. Congrats on those well deserved awards. You always give me a chuckle. XO

  10. Woohoo! Congratulations on your well deserved recognition, Rachel. We are so happy for you!

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