Since it has been quite a long time since we have been active, we are going to be Under Construction for a while - trying new fonts, designs, and updating our sidebar stuff. Hopefully we will get it how we like it soon so it won't change too much!

Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Our Second Blogoversary

Wow, it is hard to believe that we have been blogging for two years now. I can't believe I actually kept it up - I am so bad about that kind of thing. I have started a bunch of blogs - this is the first one I kept up!

I can't believe, looking back, how much has changed since our first post. The first post, Meet the Cats was just pictures of everyone - at the time that included Floyd, Kirzon, Lola and our newest (at the time) family member Virgil. Our second post, About the Cats is where I really introduced them. It is funny to read because 1) I got the date wrong for Virgil's gotcha day (I know it was a Saturday and the Saturday before the first post was 8/2, but I said 8/4), and 2) I mention Kirzon going on the counters - he only did it a couple times and I totally had forgotten that he had gone up there before Virgil did. Virgil is up there all the time (knowing he shouldn't be) so maybe that is why. I had originally started the blog so that Kelly and everyone at the Vets office could keep up with Virgil. Who would have guessed that we would meet so may other awesome blogging cats and dogs (and other animals too!) At the time I had no idea others blogged about their pets (or if they are the pets, blogged about their owners!) We went for a LONG time without visitors - at least visitors who commented on the blog (I know Kelly was visiting because she would notice things and mention them when we were at the vets office - we were there a lot with Floyd). Our first comments really started to appear on January 22, 2009 (ok, there is one older but that doesn't count because it is not related to the blog - but I ok'd it anyway - and there are some on older posts, but I went by comment date, so that is where 1/22 came from). That was the day that Virgil made it to Cute Overload. And that is when I started to learn that there were other cat bloggers (and eventually leard about dog bloggers too).

It has been so great to have this blog, and to have met so many wonderful bloggers. I have been lucky - I haven't really had much spam or too many mean comments to deal with. But I have met so many wonderful, caring, generous, good hearted people - and I am so happy about that. You have been through so much with us - good times (like when I announced that we were getting another kitten, and then when we introduced you to our next newbies, and sad times, like when Floyd had to go to the bridge. I cannot tell you how much it helped to know that you were all out there for us all. We have made tons of new friends, some who have stopped blogging, some who only blogged for a very short time, some who still blog on very rare occasions. Some of you are new friends, some of you have been here from near the begining (well, ok, since like 1/22/09 unless of course you were lurking and we didn't know it!). We are sad that so many of our blog friends have stopped but we are glad that we still have so many of you here!

Anyway, enough with the sappy - what kind of blogoversary would this be without a bunch of pictures from our two years so far - with hopefully many more to come! Enjoy!

Oh, and we do have a vet appointment today for Gus, Stella and Kirzon - but I won't be posting an update til Sunday (I am actually creating this post ahead of time so I have it done!) And I will also have a fun announcement (well, I hope to at least) of something I am kind of stealing from another blog that I think will be fun for everyone! That will either be Sunday or Tuesday. Monday is a non-cat post because it would have been my parents 42nd anniversary, and I found something cool I want to post on that day.

Ok, here are the pictures!


Suzanne said...

Happy blogoversary (x2)!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're all so lucky you joined the blogosphere, you do so much to make it the best place.

Congrats on two years, and here is to many more!!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Second Blogoversary, Amy and your house of cats!...Wonderful array of photos, your babies are all adorable and it was especially nice to see sweet Floyd...You have a loving, kind heart and we are always impressed with your posts about helping other animals in need...Your NKC is awesome and we are grateful to be part of the fun!...Hope you guys have a great weekend...kitty kisses to your babies and big hugs to you...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Amy and ALL the kitties,

Congratulations on yoor 2nd Blogerversary. We love reading yoor blog and seing yoor photos and most of all we LOVE yoo all. Keep blogging.

Love from Milo, Alfie and our Mom

Kea said...

A very happy 2nd Blogoversary to you! We're one of the newbies, of course, only following since the winter. And we hope you celebrate many more blogoversaries to come!

Happy weekend and kitty kisses to all. :-)

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy blogaversary! When I first started blogging I knew there were lots of dog blogs but I had no idea about the number of cat bloggers out there! I'm glad you started so I can be your friend.

Simba said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Wow, 2 years! I have been blogging for less than a year.

All the pictures are lovely of all the kitties.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Blogoversary. It was lovely to see pictures of all your cats. Here's to the next 2 years!!

The Paw Relations said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary!

The Cat Blogosphere truly is a wonderful place.

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Blogoversary! We loved all the photos!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! We love reading your posts - it is obvious how much you love your kitties.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary, all the pictures were wonderful! Hmmmmmm, what you got planned?

mayziegal said...

Happy, HAPPY Blogoversary! Gosh, I just think that's amazing! Sometimes I wonder if me and my mom will still be blogging at the 2 year mark. I sure do hope so cuz I've made so many Most Wonderful furends like YOU!

I luved looking at all those sweet pictures. But I think my favorite was the one with the sour cream. Haha! I likes sour cream, too!

I'm ever so glad you started blogging and that we gots to be furends!

Wiggles & Wags,

Old Kitty said...


Oh wow - and what a way to celebrate! Look at all these adorable pics of sweet Lola, gorgeous Virgil, lovely Kirzon, adorable Barney, amazing Floyd and the sweetest lil kitties Gus and Stella!

Me and Charlie are so glad to have found your blog and the CB and all the other furry blogs and their hoomans who are all fabulous and just beautiful!

We hope you enjoy your weekend and good luck at the vets!!!

Oh Have I told you I've got Virgil's cute overload calendar pic "kitten lips" - from my work colleague who had the cute overload calendar! Awwwwww!!! Well done Virgil!


Take care

Mr. Pip said...

Congratulations! What beautiful pictures! By the way, boy kitties are more than welcome at Frankie's pawty next Friday. Hope a couple of your boys can attend! For details, see my bloggie.

Your pal, Pip

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We love the photo of the kitten in the fridge. :)

Happy Blogoversary!

We are sad when blogs go quiet or are deleted too. We're glad you've kept blogging.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Second Blogaversary!

We're glad we came out of the lurker's closet and became friends.

Two years is a long time...Mommy says you deserve and adult beverage!

Every photo in the post is totally squee-worthy!

Debra Taylor said...

Hey, thanks for blogging all that time. Happy blogaversary! Itruly love all the photos you post here. Some really sweet ones and you captured some ones that made me smile. I agree, there are so many amazing, good hearted folks in the cat blogosphere!

To anyone reading this - please visit my blog about a colony of abandoned/feral cats near my home. And you might decide to sign on as a follower to my blog since it has stories and information helpful for cat caretakers everywhere.
Thank you,

Talk to Your Angels

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary!!!!!!!! We are so happy to have met y'all and become friends....we're looking forward to many more years of blogging.

It is sad that many have either quit blogging or only occasionally blog.

We love y'all.

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray for the House of Cats! Happy second blogoversary! :)

We are glad you are our friends. Here's to many, many more happy milestones. :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Sekhond BlogOversary!

Here's to many many more!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Danielle said...

Wow, happy 2 Blogoversiary! You do alot helping out with other bloggers and the NCC, and we're greatful for that. We hope to have you around many more blogoveriaries (Dani says especially Virgil)! ;)

Ginger Jasper said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY.. I am happy to be your friend and love the gorgeous pictures.. You do a lot for us bloggers and that is appreciated.. Love GJ xx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! Today's picture collection is totally awesome!

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Happy Blogoversary!! It's so much fun but lately Mommy has been so busy with Shelby that she doensn't have time for us to visit. What gorgeous bunch of kittym cats. I wish Mommy would let me get one.


Cara n Crew said...

Happy blogoversary! Glad you have kept up with the blog or as newbies, we wouldn't have found you. Love all the photos, especially the one- is that Virgil?- of the kitty in the 'fridge.

-Fraidies Pip, Smidgen, Minnie (and mom)

Sparkle said...

Happy second blogoversary! I love our kitty community, and bloggers like you make it what it is!

Fin said...

Happy Second Blogoversary!! It's been a joy to visit and to lurk!

Cindy said...

Happy blogerversary! Great pictures! I kept thinking I was seeing my Henry!b

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are so glad you are part of this community! Your photos and stories and sharing add so much to the colors of our blogosphere. Happy Second Blogoversary! And now, on toward Three...

little princess Luna~ said...

hi kittehs~!! happy blogaversary x2~!!


ps. sorry i haven't been commenting. mum's been lazy. :P

little princess Luna~ said...

hi kittehs~!! happy blogaversary x2~!!


ps. sorry i haven't been commenting. mum's been lazy. :P

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Sending the best of wishes to you on your Blogoversary! I am so glad that you kept it up as that meant I got to know you and especially meet my Sweet Barney. Head butts to all and big xoxoxoxoxox's for Barney!!

Grrreta said...

Happy Blogoversary!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! Here's to many more years of blogging!!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Just stopped by to show you my new profile photo. Do you like it?

ABBY said...

a furry happy 2nd blogoversary!

we loved all the pictures and we really enjoyed your entire post.

we look forward to hearing more about all of your sweet babies!

here's to many years of blogging!




Wow 2 years! That's funny. I had the similar experience. My first posts were... boring and I never thought others blogged about furry pets either. Umm I never realized your house had that many kitties.. sure is a house of cats. They even do their own bloggie posts too! hee hee.

ZOOLATRY said...

We're late, we're late... for a very impawtant date.
No time to lose, no time to wait,
cause we are pawsitively late!

Happy Blogoversary just the same,
and for today:
Happy World Cat Day to everyone at the "house".

Daisy said...

Happy 2nd blogoversary to you!

Sagira said...

Happy Blogoversary.

Cory said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! We didn't realize that you started your bloggie just before I did, I think it took awhile for us to discover you!

Purrs to many more years of blogging my furriends!

Cory and family

Madi and Mom said...

Hi House full of lovelies!!
Mom and Dad are back....

Happy 2nd blogoversary!!!

Madi and Mom

Cat said...

Such great pictues!!! Happy 2nd Blogversary and Happy World Cat Day :-)

Twinkietinydog said...

Two years?! Congratulations Amy and The House of Cats! We're grateful too to have met you through blogging. The animal blog-dom is indeed a better place thanks to you, your eloquent blog, adorable members and photos . . . And many moooore la lalaaaaaa

cats of wildcat woods said...

Congrats and we are glad to get to know you thru CB!

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

And thanks for the pictures - they are WONDERFUL.

CeliaAlma said...

Hi, we came to visit this blog and it's great, a real House, looks like my Home. A big Hug from your new fans from Portugal. We'll be back. Kisses.