In 2005, mum started helping a woman whose dream was to
start an animal sanctuary. Cancer intervened and by 2006
she was gone. There were about 30 cats and 1 dog
Members of the board did not live close and some also
had health issues. It was decided The sanctuary would be
disbanded.Mum and her sister found homes for many
of the cats. The response was amazing.
The ones too old,sick or with other issues were kept.
By 2007 there were only a handful of cats left.
While searching the internet for information about
cats, mum discovered the blogging community.
It was a friendly(still is) and informative community.
By the Summer of 2007, mum acquired a digital camera
and took the plunge into blogging.
The picture below was the very first picture mum posted.
Mickey was mum's cat and he was 14 at the time.
Mum had developed an attachment to Georgia and Tillie
and was not going to put them up for adoption.
On August 24, 2008 we celebrated our 1st Blogoversary!
Mum quite enjoyed the blogging while she was looking
after the cats.
Blogging was getting quite popular as more and more cats
started blogging and having all kinds of adventures and trips!
One of the coolest happenings in 2009 was the
You can read more about it here.
It was a great 2nd year!
In 2010, we celebrated our 3rd Blogoversary.
This year, mum decided that she was keeping
the other cats that were still living with us.
also adopted some of the cats.
The big reveal came in this post.
2011 was a very sad year. Our sweet Mickey passed away
on March 11 just shy of his 18th birthday (July 11)
We did not post about our 4th blogoversary
as the sweet Miss Peach passed away on August 22,2011.
In 2012, our 5th year of blogging we added a new kitty to
our family. We adopted Julie!
As it turned out, mum adopted her on the same day she
decided to keep Treasure,Tiger and JJ...July 7.
Since all adoptions and birthdays were so close,
we decided that July 7 will be the Gotcha for all of us!
It was a good year!
2013 was our 6th year of blogging.
It was a fun year until the fall when our sweet Tillie
went to the Bridge in November.
In January of our 7th year of blogging, sweet Tiger
crossed the Bridge in her 17th year.
That left us numbering 4 and we had good times
for the rest of the year.
In 2015 we celebrated 8 years of blogging.
Then 9 years of blogging in 2016!
This was Treasure's last celebration.
He crossed the Bridge on December 1 at 19 years .
He was a happy kitty to the end.
Last year we celebrated 10 years of blogging.
It was a good year and we are still having FUN!
So! This year,August 24,2018 marks 11 years of blogging!
We are all pretty happy about that and we look forward to continuing.
Cats are on pretty much all social media and we sometimes
make appearances elsewhere too.
However, blogging is the best platform because it is
not competing with other stories like Twitter does.
We can easily go and visit our friends.
Mum can have the other media to visit her friends !
Below is a collage of pictures from over the years.
We want to thank all of you that follow and visit us.
We look forward to bringing you many more stories too!
The party bus is ready to pick you up!!
(these pics were first used in our October 31,2007 post.)
Don't worry, there is plenty of room you all of you!