Cocco is kind of gloating. He’s seen a lot of his friends getting awards lately and he has done a fairly good job of forcing a smile and snorting his congratulations (much to his Mamma’s nudging). His somewhat reluctant happiness for his friends must have paid off . . . he just got two awards in the past two days! We will cover one of the awards he received in this post. The second award will be in tomorrow’s post.
Today’s post is a joint effort so we will do some facts about Cocco and some facts about Katie.
The rules of the Very Inspiring Blogger award go like this:
1] Link back to the person who nominated you
2] Post the award image on your page
3] Tell seven random facts about yourself
4] Nominate fifteen other blogs
Fact 1. Coccolino still squeals his horrific signature squeal every day, even if it’s Katie that’s picking him up. Katie never gets used to the sound. Oops, does that count as two facts?
Fact 2. Katie majored in French and minored in Spanish in college and despite studying abroad on several occasions does not remember much of either language.
Fact 3. Cocco’s new favorite activity when “loose” in the house is to climb all the way to the top of the house (we have several different levels), knocking down each garbage can along the way to look for treats.
Fact 4. Despite not knowing anyone or any of the language, Katie went to Italy by herself shortly after college graduation with the intention of staying for a month and returning to life in Manhattan afterwards.
Fact 5. When Cocco reaches the top level of the house, he has to snort in calling since he does not know how to descend stairs.
Fact 6. Katie met Stefano a week after arriving in Rome and ended up staying there for six years, completing her Master’s Degree in International Relations and returning home to NY several times a year.
Fact 7. Katie rescues Cocco from the top of the house many times each day and is greeted with a barrage of piggy kisses.
We hope you enjoyed our stories and a little glimpse into our lives. The hard part of this award is trying to figure out who hasn’t yet received it yet. We did a quick check but if we mention your name and you already received it unbeknownst to us, we apologize. For those of you that love getting awards but aren’t interested this time around in “playing,” no worries – we love you anyway!
Thanks again to Daisy! Please go check out her blog and say hi.
~ Katie and Coccolino the mini pig