Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Our Third Blogaversary!

: Can you believe it, Dear Friends? today marks exactly THREE years since we started blogging. Of the current members of the Poupounette Gang, I am the only one who was around at the time (0r even born then!), so I get to do the honours.

Firstly, here is a collage of ALL Poupounette Gang members since the beginning:

I am in the centre. From top left clockwise, Sen-Chan (RIP), Tama-Chan, Yuu-Chan (RIP), Vidock, Bibi-Chan and Sei-Chan.

You can see our very first blog post here. Back then, it was just Sen-Chan and me. He and I had wonderful adventures and I still miss him a lot. He got here one month before I did and he welcomed my pup self with open paws when I arrived! I immediately became a kitty fan!

On the third day that we blogged, we got a comment from Angus Mhor and the big guy is still around and blogging. We love you, Angus! Over the past three years, so many people have stopped blogging, some have just vanished, and too many have gone to the Bridge. And yet, we are always meeting new bloggers and making new friends. We have received "actual" visits from blogging friends in the States and Germany and hope others will stop by. We are great believers in the Blogosphere!

We love to look back over our years together and #1 has gradually been ordering Blog-2-Print books, each of which covers a 6-month period. We already have three that take us to the end of 2009.

We have also evolved a great deal as a family, losing Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan far too young, and welcoming Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan and Vidock. Through it all, you have shared our joys and tears, and we thank you all for your friendship and support. And guess what? We are also coming up shortly to our 1,000th post! This one is #985!

And so, dear friends, to celebrate our Third Blogaversary, #1 is giving us a gift:

What do you think?


  1. Happy Third Blogoversary! We love you lots!!!!!!!! Nothing more to say, exept maybe a big welcome to another goodlooking family member?!

  2. OMC!!!! Don't keep us in the dark!

    Very happy blogoversary, and many many more. We really have loved reading your blog, so enjoyed Tama's kittens, sweet Yuu Chan, and all the adventures of all of you.

  3. Congratulations on your third Blogoversary, the Chans! We feel so close to you because many of you have Japanese names, just like us! We love reading about all your adventures and here's to many more wonderful years together as a big blogging family!

    We think you are going to have a new furbling! The cutie in your picture has a different coat to the rest of you!

    Purrrrs, KQ

  4. Oops! That was our MUMMY. She has been sooo busy and silly recently!

    Purrrrs, KQ

  5. What a magnificent post! We skipped back to your first post and read it eagerly. Now we understand 'poupounette'. And then we envied the blog books - Äiti might ask you about those....... And then. And then. And then. We heard it - Äiti forogt to breathe and then she said 'ooooh' so loudly. TELL US MORE: Who is that ?? The kitty is so so gorgeous.
    Happy third blogoversary! And here is to many many more.

  6. Pawsome post! Happy Blogaversary!!
    So that's how it all started..! :)
    Thanks for sharing it with us. Here's to many more posts to come!


  7. Happy Third Blogoversary !!!! and many many more to come : ) and thanks to share the idea keep the blog in print..That's lovely : )
    and more new member !!!! wow ! I can't wait to know more !!!!!!!


  8. Congratulations on your Blogoversary!

    Sending Pei-kisses and scratches to everyone to celebrate!

    Bolo and Family

  9. Khongrats and KhonKHats!

    As fur THAT gift, oh how I wish I would get one fur my blogaversary!

    Here's to many more!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! Aren't woo the lukhky one!

  10. Another kitty for the gang? tell us...tell us...ok..tell us soon.
    Congrats to all the chans from the amigos and sometimes also called amigos-chan :)

    the amigos and san

  11. Happy Blogoversary everyone! We enjoy your adventures very much and look forward to many more :-)

  12. Happy Blogaversary! I can't wait to learn more about your newest family member! ♥

  13. Happy 3rd blogoversary every-Chan! And to the new-Chan, too! How exciting!

    Love Whitey and the Gs

  14. Applause from us for reaching this milestone!

  15. Congratulations on your 3rd blogging anniversary.
    We weren't born when you started blogging but mum remembers about Sen-Chan because she used to look at a blog in southern England with a grumpy cat Tig (egyptian name but mum can't remember how to spell it!), a lady cat called she thinks Isis (who won lots of show prizes)and a mancat called Ramses and she heard about the loss of Sen-Chan there coc Isis liked him !! She didn't realise it was that long ago!
    Anyway back to you all - we love your blog and wish we had lovely fields to explore.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  16. Happy blogoversary! What a cutie that is!

  17. Wow, love the book idea. Happee 3 year blogaversary
    Benny & Lily

  18. Happy 3rd Blogoversary!

    Now I'm on the edge of my chair--are you getting a new addition?! What a cliffhanger ending that was!

  19. Happy Blogoversary! We remember we started reading when you lost Sen-Chan I think because Ramses and Tig were still blogging and they mentioned it. The woman was so excited to see another abby blog as she likes Abbys too (must be the smart, active cat thing!)

  20. Oh my goodness YES! Adopt that sweet kitty pronto. Yay!!!!!

    Happy 3rd Blogoversary! We adore all the furries & love catching up with each new post. Onward!

    Our mom has been thinking of getting a puppy pal for Mr King. Thoughts? We love Tommy. He has such a good relationship with the kitties. Cat pillow!

    New kitty yay!
    Your Daisy Jiji
    (Um, I caught my first little lizard yesterday. Have you seen it? Mom took it outside to run free. Boo! I growled when the other kitties came near. Grrrr)

  21. Woooo mates! Congrats:)

    RA & Isis

  22. Happy 3rd Blogoversary to you! We're so glad we met you.

    And who is that sweet little bebbeh?!?! This is very exciting!

  23. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!

    Are U getting a new kitty sibling?

    Loved the collage of all of you.

  24. I have been reading your blog daily for over a year now, you guys are awesome!

    Happy Blogiversary!

  25. Happy third blogoversary! Is that a BLUE Aby who is going to come live with you? Wow!

  26. Happy blogoversary dear sweet friends. We love reading yoor blog. And we miss those beloved little ones who went to the Bridge way too soon ~ we are sure they are smiling down on yoo all today. Purrs.
    Re the new family member ~ cute as cute can be.

  27. How cool! Happy Blogoversary! that a Blue Abby????

  28. A very happy 3rd blogoversary!

    You are one of our very favourite blogs and we love following all your adventures.

    We love the idea of Blog2print - that is a great way to capture all the wonderful blogging you have done! We must think about doing it for Murray - we figure he would really love it!

    We're very excited about your news ... we can't wait to hear more!!

    We hope you all celebrated with something special!

    best wishes from all the gang in Dublin

    - Clive & Co

    ps-you mentioned about blogging visitors you've had stop by - tell #1 she is more than welcome to visit us anytime! We remember a comment she made a long time ago on our blog about wanting to come visit Ireland! There's an open invitation for her!!

  29. Something prompted me to check your blog today....6th sense, I guess! Happy 3rd Blogoversary! We are glad to be your blog friends and we think of you often, even when we get too wrapped up in other things to blog about them. I met a lovely Percheron/thoroughbred mix at our barn the other day -- named Chevalier (Chevy, for short!). So lovely, apparently this is a popular mix for jumping and eventing in the states -- I didn't know this. Of course, I thought of the beautiful Vidock!
    So what is the special gift?????

  30. Happy 3rd Blogoversary !!!!!!!!!
    WOW!! That is so wonderful ;) We are really happy that we got to meet you !! We really like the idea of printed blog books!!
    WE are very excited to meet your newest family member!! Kitty looks mighty cute ;) heehee

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  31. You're getting a new kitty! A blue, it looks like! Is it a he or a she? Has a name been chosen yet? When will the little kitty arrive? We are so excited! This is wonderful!
    Punapippuri's family will have two new members joining them too. We readers will have a wonderful time following all of the new kitties.
    Happy third blogoversary! Love to all.

  32. Happy 3rd Blogaversary!! It is a very long time! We enjoy your every post. We really love your cute cuddling photos :-)
    And you are getting a new kitty? It is so exciting!!

  33. Many congratulations on your wonderful blog. When I first discovered it about two years ago, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. You and your sensational animals are such an addition to my morning...I love you all.

    If this beautiful little being is your next baby, I'm thrilled for you. There's always room for more love, and he/she looks like a perfect new love object. I'm happy to say I'll be watching as the future unrolls.

  34. Congratulations to you all. You guys have been through so much what with losing Sen and Yuu but you always seem to be able look forward and find the positive. Inspiring! We love hearing about all your adventures. Here's to the next three years...!

    Lizzie & 3 kittie

  35. You are one of our most favorite blogs (we sporting dogs have to stick together) from your flying ears Tommy to the kitty toes and all your adventures with the beautiful horses. We miss Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan too. Thanks for being our blog friends.

    Niamh & Ambrose

  36. Happy Third Blogaversary!
    And many more to come!
    Kisses and hugs

  37. Happy Blogoversary! We're so happy to have met you all!!

  38. Happy Blogaversary!! We just tried to comment and blogger ate it...

    We are excited about another CHAN!!!!

    Mommy would like to get a blog book, are you guys pleased with the quality?

  39. Happy Blogaversary!!! We are so pleased to have met you all via your blog. And we cannot wait to find out who the new kitty is!

    Hooray hooray hooray! And even though we don't like Mom leaving us, we would be glad ifshe went to visit you!

    Hugs and purrs,
    9 and Chani

  40. Congratz! And we are not sure who is the luckiest.... you, #1, or the "gift"!

  41. Happy happy Blogoversary!!We have loved getting to know you guys, and see part of the beautiful world you live in :)

    Thanks for that mention of the Blog2Print site. What a great idea! We have never seen anything like it!

  42. Oh my goodness, we are a littel late to the celebration, but wow! Three years is a lot to celebrate!

    The blog to books are a fantastic idea. But even better is your 3rd Blogoversary gift!


    Cory and family

  43. Wow, are we glad we decided to read all the posts we have missed this week due to the mess from the roofers. Happy 3rd blogaversary to all of you!!! And we are so excited to meet this new furry. Name please? Maybe it is in today's post - off to read now.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  44. Happy Blogoversary, a day late!

  45. I made a Blog 2 Print book of The Daily Abyssinian's 2010 posts - it took TWO books and even then I had to cut out some extra posts to get them to fit!

    Still, it really is a great way to preserve something as ephemeral as a blog. And, I can show it to my mom so she gets what this blog thingy is I keep talking about!


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