Thursday, February 18, 2016

Today is Our 7th Blogoversary!

Darby hatted by the late JudiBug in 2010

Hard to believe that we have been blogging for seven years (eight if you count Mom's old natural pet care blog Cats and Dogs Naturally). Mom never got her act together to do a blogoversary post before this! Imagine!!!

Angel Chica's 20th Birthday celebration in 2011.

A lot has happened during that time - holidays, Gotcha Days, computer crashes, even losing our blog to hackers for weeks before we got it back. We also gained two new kitties, Callie and Mr. Kitty and lost seven of our beloved cats who left for the Rainbow Bridge. Plus, our neighbor cat, Jack, who we featured on the blog often, disappeared without a trace in Nov. 2015.

Mom's first video attempt in 2012 with Angel Lily, Only and Smidge.
If you can't see it here go to our Youtube channel here.

We made so many friends, some who are still blogging and others who have moved on to other things. We appreciate all our blog pals, old and new, being there and supporting us in difficult times and celebrating with us in happy times. Even though we don't blog as much as we used to, we wouldn't still be here blogging if it weren't for all of you! You guys rock!

Woody playing in the water bowl 2013.

 To thank you, we would like to offer some fun quizzes with prizes for the first to answer correctly in the comments! If you have followed us for a bit these questions will be pretty easy. The answers and the winners will be posted Monday Feb. 22  . Ready?

 To win Prize #1 - What is the name of our cat who was born deaf?

This prize includes a leather mouse, cat treats, a nip trout and Creative Cats coloring book by Marjorie Sarnat for your human plus other goodies.

To win Prize #2 - How many cats did we originally have when we began the blog in 2009?

This one includes cat treats, toys and a set of 6 cat notecards by local artist Debbie Littledeer for your bean plus other goodies.

To win Prize #3 - Most of our cats were formerly what?

Along with cat treats and toys, a book by Japanese poet Takashi Hiraide The Guest Cat and other assorted goodies

We hope to continue to blog, making more memories and friends in the coming years.  Thank you for being a part of our lives. We love you all!

Tabitha posing for our Easter post 2014

Rosa as a watercolor for Caturday Art in 2015

Let's end this blogoversary post by reposting below our very first blog post with Angel Ivy in front of the heater on a cold February day in 2009.

Cold Blustery Day

Ivy is sitting right in front of the space heater and not budging. The wind is howling, blowing leaves by the windows. The cats are feisty and running around fussing with each other. At least we didn't get any snow, just a few flurries.


Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Happy Happy 7th Blogoversary !


Unknown said...

For prize #3, most of your cats were formerly wild cats. They had been living out in the wild when you found them and started taking care of them.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum so enjoyed your post today as we haven't been blogging for as long as you have so we saw some 'new' posts today. Take care.
Love, Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kea said...

Happy blogoversary to you all! We won't enter your draw, but we know most of you were feral cats. And we thought Al was the deaf kitty, but maybe we're mis-remembering!

Purrs and peace.

pilch92 said...

Happy Blogoversary! For question #2, Albert was born deaf. I am very happy you blog and I wish I had been reading blogs back when you started to have followed you all along.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

7 years is a long time! Concatulations on a momentous achievement...we're so happy to know you!!!

ZOOLATRY said...

Nice stroll down memory lane, and happy you've been with us so many years (hoping for many more!). How blessed are all the kitties who have come to your door over all these years, to receive your love and care (and Don's). The wildcat woods is a better place because of you, and it's been a joy to have you share it all with us.
Hugs, purrs, and thanks!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Blogoversary. We are glad you are still blogging. It offers both shared smiles and tears, doesn't it!

TimberLove said...

Happy Blogoversary kittehs!


Random Felines said...

HAPPY Blogoversary!!!

Marg said...

Happy blogoversary to you. Good job doing it for seven years. You all have a great day.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Sorry I'm late gang, Happy Blogoversary from all of us! We are thrilled to be your friends!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary ! Concatulations on your 7 years blogging ! Purrs

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Wow, seven years is a huge milestone. Congratulations Cheri and kitties! Great seeing the early posts.

Fur Everywhere said...

Happy Blogoversary!! We are so glad we've gotten to know you and be your friends, and we are glad that you are still blogging.

Isabel already answered question 3, but "Most of your cats were formerly...." feral.

Fr. Tom Fish said...

Happy Blogoversary! You've been very special to us since you were one of the early bloggers to follow us. How time flies and, along the way, brings these wonderful angels into our lives.

Enjoy your memories on this special day. xx

Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin, Bridgie and mom Julie
along with our angels Tom.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys.....a most happee annie fursarry two ewe all...heerz two another seven yeerz...we due knot rememburr how we finded yur blog but we iz buzzed happee we did & we iz buzzed happee ta call everee one friendz....

we think ewe started out with ten kittehs, most kittehz at wildcat woodz R feral, N good job nicki, derry & phoebe & crew on answer two !!!

happee fry day guys...we loved yur moovee & gived it a 984 paws up anda thumbz up on ewe toob

heerz two a flathead sculpin kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

Colehaus Cats said...

Yippee for your seventh Blogoversary! We hope you are celebrating all weekend long because you should for this grand event!


We know Albert was your deaf cat and most of your cats were formerly feral we're probably wrong but we thought you had 16 cats.

Happy Blogoversary! And we wish you many many more!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on 7 years of blogging. :)

#1 - we think Al is the one that was born deaf
#2 - we're not sure of the number, but we'll guess 10
#3 - most of them were feral cats

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

A very happy 7th Blogoversary! I am glad to have you as my friends.
#1 and #3 have already been answered and I agree that it is Al and formerly feral.
For #2 I don't know how many cats you originally had in 2009 but in the "about us" it says 18 so I will go with that.

A few Good Cats said...

Happy 7th! It's quite an accomplishment. Keep up the good work!

Harvey Button said...

We need to vist more often,you are the most gracious of blogs. Happy 7th Blogoversary and we re so glad we know you all.

M Dawson said...

I guess Jack didn't come back ?

Mariodacat said...

Happy Blogoversary. We're so happy you are still around and will continue to be. We don't post as often as we'd like either, but we do manage to get a few out now and then. We have also appreciated meeting so many wonderful, caring people. There is something special about "animal" people - they are just the best!!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Blogversary!!!!

We feel so blessed to have you and your sweet kitties as our friends.

Summer said...

Happy blogoversary! I didn't know Jack didn't come back. :-(

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Blogoversary to you friends!!

Bernadette said...

We know most of your cats were feral, we forget how many, and have no idea who was born deaf, but we send congratulations for the big event!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Happy happy blogoversary!!!! Not awake and commenting on phone, so will leave the quiz questions to those much more intelligent than we are! Love you all!!

Jenna Meow said...

7 years! Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy day, my friends!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Blogoversary, dear friends! You were one of our very first blogging friends, so we are EXTRA thankful for you. :)

We're pretty sure it is Albert who was born deaf.

Love you, pals. Here's wishing you many, many more blogoversaries yet to come!

Katie and The Katz said...

Happy Blogoversary! We love you guyz!

Purring that you have many more to come

Thanks so much for stopping by our Auction.
Please share, cause we gonna post more stuff to bids on!

Purrz, Katie Kat.

Debra Taylor said...

Some really fun photos here - congrats on having blogged this long!!!

Debby in Prescott Valley, Arizona

Anonymous said...

Happy 7t Blogoversary, Kitties. Now we are late ;) Pawkisses for a Happy Week :) <3



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