Friday, November 05, 2010

A Milestone 5th Blogiversary

GEORGE

Wow, our 5 year blogiversary is in 2 days! I can hardly believe we've been doing this 5 years already and we're considered to be among the old timer legends in our community.

I was a young guy, only 8 years old, when we did our first posting and it was right after Dad broke his leg. That's when Mom somehow discovered our inspiration, Max the Psychokitty, who still remains my personal hero.

Ahhh...what memories and what changes have happened over these 5 years.

First I'll talk about the memories.

The cat blogging community was so small back then it was easy to visit everyone every day. We met cats all over the world and quickly made lots of friends, some who are no longer with us, either having gone to The Bridge or simply stopped blogging. Some, like us, have kept at it, despite having doubts as to whether we could keep coming up with ideas for new posts.

Sometimes we miss our old friends who are gone or have stopped blogging. To be honest, there have been many times when Mom said "Georgie, I can't do this any more. We're going to stop blogging", but fortunately, she hasn't done that yet!

Max, who's so big now, was a scrawny little guy of 18 months and barely out of his kittenhood when we started. Tipper wasn't even 3 and Misty wasn't even born yet. I'm proud to say I raised them all and each one has turned into a wonderful sibling.

Tipper found her boyfriend, Mattingly, back in 2007. Then Max wooed and won the heart of Harlie, Mattingly's sister. Mattingly & Harlie don't blog much anymore. Right around the same time Misty found her boyfriend, Speedy, and they're still happy together.

There were so many things going on back then. The first Cat-O-Lympics in which Max won a gold medal (then the second earlier this year in which Misty won a bronze medal) and the great cat Presidential Debate (I'm proud to say I was Senior Advisor for the Chey/Derby ticket). I think our first chat room experience was so Tipper & Misty could go to a big Valentine's party back in 2007. For a long while there were plenty of awards and "me-me" tags going around and we learned lots about our friends and their humans. There were so many groups, contests, songs and games we can't even remember all of them, but we entered and had fun. We even ran a contest ourselves (remember the Face Twin contest?) There were some great house trashing parties and even many weddings (who could forget Chey & Latte, who were the first to be married, or Karl & Ruis' wedding aboard the Starship Enterprise, Miss Peach & Mickey, Gree & Othello, Ariel & Mao or Skittles & Sly?)

What great memories.

But, life goes on and things change. So, let's talk about changes.

The main change is that we can't possibly keep up with all the cat bloggers any more. Our community is HUGE and newcomers keep coming & coming and is it any wonder, since being a blogging cat is such a great experience?! We try to greet newcomers, but we know there are many we've missed when we see their names here and there in other's comments. There's so much going on in the Cat Blogosphere now, things happen and we don't find out about them 'til afterwards. Of course, I blame this on my secretary (aka Mom), who would have time to keep up with our blogging if she'd just quit her job and stay home all day.

Our biggest family change was when our human sister B got married. Then about 2 years later, we got our Blurpy Girl, who is now a Sticky Person of 27 months. This is a sneak preview and I'm only telling my closest friends...THE STORK BIRDIE WILL BE DROPPING OFF ANOTHER BLURPY IN A FEW DAYS!! The most important thing is, this one will wear blue, like me. I'll let you know when he arrives.

The second change was when Reyna the dog came into our lives. Up 'til then, our human sister had 2 dogs, Daisy & Shasta, both Bichon Frise's, and we Crew members got along with them OK. Then Daisy unexpectedly went to The Bridge and shortly after that, Reyna was adopted. She's been in this family 3 years now and we still don't like her, but she keeps coming around anyway.

Mom & Dad have been remodeling our house for what seems like forever and we got a new bathroom downstairs and a half-done new one upstairs (which we don't have pictures of), new floors, a new dishwasher and a new deck, all of which turned out well under Max & my excellent snoopervision, if I do say so myself!

Our latest change was when our human brother J moved in with his 3 cats, Tiger, Cricket & Gino and Reyna moved in while she's going to dog school. (Ha! Dog school!! We cats don't need to go to school...we're born knowing everything we need to know. Imagine, having to be taught to "SIT". Yes, we cats truly are the superior species.)

That pretty much brings us to the present and we want to say what with all the latest changes here, we do need to cut back a bit. Don't worry, we're not stopping entirely and will be around as much as we can.

To everyone, thanks for staying with us for 5 years, and KEEP ON BLOGGING!

26 Comments:

At November 05, 2010 3:26 AM, Blogger The Paw Relations said...

Wow! What an amazing journey!

Happy 5th Blogoversary for Sunday! xxx

 
At November 05, 2010 6:29 AM, Blogger The Whiskeratti said...

That is a lot of history, guys! It's funny - Max Psychokitty was our inspiration for blogging too. We think he's launched many kitteh bloggers.

 
At November 05, 2010 6:34 AM, Blogger Lone Star Purrs said...

Early concats on both the blogoversary AND the new blurpy!! Y'all haf an a'citing few day coming up!! Max wuz owr inspiration too!!
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

 
At November 05, 2010 7:08 AM, Blogger Raymond and Busby said...

FIVE years?! That is amazing! We just reached our one year anniversary in October so we are really impressed with you guys blogging for five years. WOW! Thanks for the catblogosphere retrospective and thanks for keeping up your blog. We love reading it. Happy weekend!

 
At November 05, 2010 7:13 AM, Blogger Kea said...

5 years is an amazing achievement; happy Blogoversary!

Here's to another 5...and more!

 
At November 05, 2010 7:19 AM, Blogger Fin said...

Concats!! We always love to read your posts. You were one of our very first friends and remain one of our favorites. We understand cutting back and have needed to do it too.

Kick back but don't go to far please. Happiest Blogoversary!

 
At November 05, 2010 8:26 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

You forgot my wedding to Latte!!! I know you were there! But it was the first big internet wedding where I was married at Disneyworld, outside the castle... But that was a great post with so many wonderful memories!

 
At November 05, 2010 10:08 AM, Blogger Max said...

w00t! FIVE years! Yeah, it's gotten impossible to keep up with all the cat blogs. I used to be able to comment on pretty much all of them, but now it's hit and miss and I know there are like 10 times the number I even have in my Reader...

But it's fun, right? But all the old timers should get together and start charging admission. We'd get rich! ;)

 
At November 05, 2010 10:26 AM, Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Five Year Blogaversary! We've been reading you since 2007...and we still enjoy all y'all!
Congratulations on the soon to be new arrival! How exciting.

 
At November 05, 2010 12:27 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Blogoversary! Wow, we amember dat party fur Valentine's Day...it was den dat Speedy finally gots up da nerve to ask Misty fur a date! Really, we can't keep up either. Der are so many blogging kitties now, not to mention woofies and other aminal bloggers dat we'z frends wif. Concatulations on getting another blurpy. It's gonna be so much work to train another one, but, yoo haf egspeeriance now so it should go smoothly.

 
At November 05, 2010 4:48 PM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

Wow! 5 years blogging?? That's fabulous!! And so much has happened in those five years!! We hope you continue to blog...even if it's on a limited basis. We love you guys!!

 
At November 05, 2010 6:55 PM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

We really enjoy your blog. We know that time is precious and there is never enough of it. We will be here when you can find time to blog.

Happy Blogosversery

 
At November 06, 2010 3:43 AM, Blogger Huffle Mawson said...

Wow five years is an impressive effort!

 
At November 06, 2010 1:57 PM, Blogger Carolyon said...

Wow! Lots has changed in those 5 years!

 
At November 06, 2010 3:27 PM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so glad you aren't quitting blogging. We always enjoy your posts. You have certainly been through a lot of changes in the last 5 years and there will be more to come.

 
At November 06, 2010 5:28 PM, Blogger Ayla and Iza, said...

Some 4 year blogs. Not many 5 year ones! Concats to you all...

 
At November 06, 2010 7:10 PM, Blogger OKcats said...

Holy cats - 5 years! That's amazing! Our mom can't imagine what she'll have to tell after 5 years - we've only been at this a couple of months, and already all of our pictures are looking the same and BORING! But she's hoping they'll help her be able to tell when we've changed (since she can sometimes not pay good attention and miss when we change a little). You kitties have seen some amazing things, that's for sure!

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

 
At November 07, 2010 7:08 AM, Blogger Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Congrats to you all on your 5th Blogoversary! I bet you have had some great times. Can hardly wait to see what the next five years will being for you all!

 
At November 07, 2010 12:04 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

Happy 5th blogoversary! And congratulations on the upcoming addition to your fambly!

 
At November 07, 2010 5:32 PM, Blogger Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Blogoversary, mum forgot ours this past week.

 
At November 08, 2010 9:42 AM, Blogger The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy 5th Blogaversary! we is so very happy to know you for so many years! Goodness, Miles was a little kitten, Billy and Nicky weren't borned yet, and Gramma Trixie and Grampa Norton were still alive. WOw, so much has changed and we are so grateful for wonderful friends like you!

 
At November 08, 2010 2:27 PM, Blogger The Furry Kids said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! We remember lots of that stuff! We're so grateful to have found such great friends. Wishing you lots and lots more blogoversaries!

 
At November 08, 2010 5:05 PM, Blogger Laila and Minchie said...

Very pawsome post today! Yes, it's amazing how gigantical the CB is now! How exciting a new blurpy is coming soon! Be sure to post pics of the handsome dude!

 
At November 09, 2010 6:30 PM, Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hi Crew!
Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!!!
Your post brought back so many memories!!!
Here's to more wonderful years with our friends!

 
At November 09, 2010 7:59 PM, Blogger Glogirly and Katie said...

Happy Happy Blogoversary!!! Wow...FIVE years is huge! You have much to look back on and much to look forward to.

xxoo,
Katie
(Glogirly's Cat)

 
At November 11, 2010 3:20 PM, Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We missed your blogaversary but we guess you can celebrate all year, can't you?! Concats to your 'longevity' and such a nice blog. We get furrstrated too with not being able to visit everyone we follow now (something like 300 cuz that's all Google Reader will let us follow, hahameow)and our Teri says she dreams of retirement so she can blog more!

 

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