First Blogoversary? Already?!
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started venting out my frustrations for putting up with these obnoxious cats in order to maintain some sense of sanity (and share adorable pics of them) for the whole world!
|Remember this? From my post: Are Your Cat’s This Obnoxious in the Morning?
We Have SO Much to Celebrate!
Prepare for a BIG post to fit in all the BIG NEWS!
Just a Little Cat Blog Thingy
It all started out as a small hobby, a place for humor and fun… I had no idea of the new world that would open up and make me feel so welcome! That is the pet blogging world (huge online society of completely obsessed animal lovers. Hey, that makes a great acronym, HOSCOAL, just saying…).
This blog has grown into a fantastic way to connect with fellow animal lovers and share about important animal causes, charities, and pet information. Through it I have made friends, met kindred spirits, and shared big laughs and bigger tears. It also turned from a cat blog to a pet blog when I welcomed a dog, Max, into our lives last spring.
Ch ch ch Changes
As the months went on, I’ve wanted to devote more and more time here, this could be a full time thing! Sadly, I have not kept up posting here as much as I want to lately. Nor have I had time for reading and commenting on other pet blogs I enjoy (oh, the shame!). I have not forgotten you, who visit here and bring me smiles daily!
I read every comment and wish I could give a great big hug to all of you who inspire and encourage me so much more than you could know, both here and on social media. On second thought, maybe I’d slap you because I know you don’t think you are as important as you really are! Strange how someone you never met can lift your spirits just when you need it, suddenly, with just a few words of kindness, even from across the globe!
I began great plans to start a blogging calendar, in order to write consistently, so you would know what to expect, when new posts would be up, and to join in happenings in the blogosphere. I also wanted to spiff up the look of this blog all well before this exciting day! But that will all have to wait a bit longer. There have been some health problems the last few months in the family, and I’m in high demand (what can I say?), but I’ll soon get back on track!
For today’s special event I’d like to first thank these wonderful peeps in no particular order:
Catherine & Basil of Basil the Bionic Cat’s blog
Paula from Sweet Purrfections
I recently received these fabulous awards and I will shamelessly show them off now.
Thank you, thank you!! Wonderful to be here. Feeling so loved!
And yes, my cats, that’s right, I said my cats are in a calendar. What’s next?!
Announcing the new and improved Pet Parade!
I’ve immensely enjoyed helping animals in need by spreading the word on great causes and charities on my Monday Matters series. It’s wonderful that I can share with so many as I connect with more and more of you online and you can then pass on the word of topics that are meaningful to you. In fact I almost named it Meaningful Monday.
I encourage you to join in with your own Monday Matters posts and/or contact me with any organizations, events, etc, that are doing good work to help our pets, animals, and environment.
So many great things began over the last year for these cats!
They have their own Zazzle store, more friends on social media than me… I mean they even received more Christmas cards than I did! They’re cats, people! Cats!
So what is the big, Big, BIGGEST NEWS of the whole year?
We’re getting there! The second biggest news is we passed by 100 posts!
Now for the Big news. And I mean really big… drum roll please!
I’ll briefly just say,