Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Our 14th Blogoversary!

 

Tama-Chan: Can you believe it? Today, we are celebrating 14 whole years since that very first blog post, in 2008, by Sen-Chan and Tommy. I was not there at the time. In fact. I was not yet born! But I joined the two at the end of October that year, and I have been blogging my whole life! And today, we also celebrate little Momo's threemonthday!

Let us start with a few statistics. We have published 4818 posts since we started. There have been years when we have managed to post every single day, and others not. We have received over 77,000 comments and had over one million hits since we started!

How does one do a post looking back over so many years and so many wonderful souls? When the blog was started, neither Sen-Chan nor Tommy were even a year old! Sen-Chan was only with us for a short time, and it has already been three and a half years since Tommy left. And then, there was Sei-Chan, my beloved sister, Yuu-Chan the Sweet, My son Bibi, Genji the Prince. We get some comfort from knowing they are all together again, along with Ikkyu, #1's first Aby who left the year before the blog started, and Trav, our short-term outdoor feral who also left too young. Suffice to say that we treasure the memory of each and every one of them. They are all still with us, not just in our hearts, but in our house and garden. We will always love them.

IKKYU (1992-2007)

SEN-CHAN (2007-2009)

YUU-CHAN (2009-2010)


SEI-CHAN (2009-2018)

TRAV (2007?-2016)

GENJI (2011-2021)


EBISU, aka DA BEEBS (2010-2019)

TOMMY (2007-2018)


And now to those of us blogging today!

Me, QUEEN TAMA (Born 2008)

OLLIE (Born 2018)

BENKEI, aka BENNY (Born 2020)

MOMOTARŌ aka Momo (Born 2022)

HOTESSE (Born 1995)

VIOLETTE (Born 2009)

VIDOCK aka The Big V (Born 2009)

HELOISE (Born 2017)

Over the years, we have seen so many bloggers come and go, lost so many friends and gained many too. We miss those who are gone almost as much as we miss our own, and we love continuing to share our every day with those of you who still blog. Many have moved entirely to Facebook, but we find something special in the way the blogs connect people. We hope to continue blogging for many years to come. Thank you, all, for your support through tough times, for sharing our joys too, and for making us part of your world and your lives.

22 comments:

  1. that is a very long memory road... we loved to walk it together with you today... even with some tears there are many smiles... happy blogoversary...

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  2. Happy 14th blogoversary. A lovely post to honour all those past and present.

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  3. Among all who have gone before, there are many years of wisdom and experience. Fourteen years is mighty impressive. Congratulations! Hope to see you for another fourteen.

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  4. This blog is the first thing our #1 looks at every morning. Most mornings it makes her smile even laugh. Some mornings it has made her cry. But we know she loves you all! Congratulations on your anniversary! xx

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  5. Your blog is a joy too me. I feel as if I have friends in France from your blog.

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  6. WooHoo!!!!!! Happy 14th Blogoversary!!!!!!
    I was not around at the beginning, but I have enjoyed your blog since I came to live with mum.
    We have enjoyed seeing your adventures over the years and look forward to many more.There is always something going on at Poupounette Central!!!!
    Purrs, Julie

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  7. We started blogging in 2008 as well. Congratulations. We remember your beloved bridge angels too.
    Jan, Angel-Milo and Alfie M.

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  8. Happy, Happy Blogoversary!
    You are right; there is something special about blogging that other social media don't have.

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  9. Happy blogoversary! I am fairly new here but am happy to have found you and appreciate your blog very much!

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  10. Happy Blogoversary! We haven't been following you from the beginning but we've been here for a long time. It's been fun seeing a bit of life from across the pond and all over the world with #1's travels. We can't wait to see what comes next.

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  11. Happy Blogoversary! Fourteen is a good number and I turned 14 today! Wow, your blog and me have been around for the same amount of time.

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  12. Happy Blogoversary!! Congratulations!

    We are glad to name you as one of our blogging furmily of furends...and we love reading all about the doings at your den...and stable.
    Here's to many more years of fun, anipals and furendship!

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    1. BTW, we much prefer blogging to anything else, such as Facebook, etc.

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  13. Happy Blogoversary ! You're so right, blogging has some magic that other social media don't have. Purrs

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  14. Concatulations on your blogoversary !

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  15. Happy Blogaversary!!! We think we have been with you through all those years. We met you courtesy of Khyra and her Mom. Congratulations.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  16. Happy Blogoversary! We haven't been very active in a long while, but we are trying to get back into the swing of things. :)

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  17. Congratulations on 14 years from us at Angel PrancerPie/Tonya Woodruff

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  18. Congratulations on your 14th blogaversary!! Thank you for making the time and effort to stay connected - it's a joy to see what you and the gang are up to!!

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  19. Tres bien mes amis!

    Khyra's Khorner has been around for a long time as well - I'm kinda new here but I think NAK and her assistant have made it happen daily - she describes it as GOOD DISCIPLINE for her Virgo self -

    The highlights are SO many but I hear NAK and NAK getting to meet #1 was off the chart -

    Here's to many more!

    H&K&W,
    Willow
    PeeEssWoo: HI OLLIE!

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  20. Lulu: "Happy blogoversary to you!"
    Chaplin: "We are coming up on our 15th blogoversary here, though of course, none of us has been around that long."
    Charlee: "No, we can hardly even imagine 14 or 15 years. Such a big number!"

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