22 September, 2018

Our 5th Blogoversary!

On 9/22/2013, I posted my first thoughts on being the feline servants to two cat families; Chuck and Angel on the inside of the house, Paddy O'Malley and Sweetie on the outside.  Here is my actual first post:

"Yesterday, I watched a husband-and-wife team attempt to walk both their dog (on a leash) and their cat (held in a towel) into the nearby pet supplies store.  However, as the dog started barking, the howling cat managed to escape the arms of his person, and hide under a car.  I had been climbing into MY car, so I quickly slammed the door and went to help.  The terrified cat wasn't moving an inch, and the man used the towel that once was a poor cat transportation device, to lay on to try to reach the cat.  I couldn't reach the cat either, but somehow the man was able to coax the cat out.  That's when I suggested they cover the cat entirely with the towel; having the world blotted out would calm her.  He did as I suggested, and I got back in my car to drive away.  The couple said that they were flea bombing the house, so the dog and cat needed baths, and this pet store has do-it-yourself washing tubs.  I certainly hope they were successful with that, but there's a lesson; ALWAYS properly restrain your cat in a cat carrier or trap or box.  That parking lot was full of people and moving cars, and a loose cat would have no chance if left out there.  I didn't take a photo, but I'll never forget the fear on that kitty's face."

Whoa, so deep!  Since then, I've forged forward...learning to include photos...and have made Eastside Cats my personal expression of my life with cats.

Recently, I found a logo for this blog, since it's quite possible for cats to be from outer space:

Two space alien cats, for Chucky and Angel
Thank you, Jesica Rydock!

For the last five years, I've posted about cat cafe's, the neighborhood cats, friends and loved one's cats, my growing collection of cat trinkets and artwork, cat scarves, cat socks, cat knowledge and health issues, the joy of new cats in the house, and the sorrow of losing them.  My mother encouraged me to write about cats, and The Hubby has been mostly supportive; his only caveat: no photos of him!  And I've abided by his one rule *wink*.

Manny and Chili Bruce have brought new life and much love into the house.  Five blogging years doesn't compare to many of you who've been at this for longer than I.  Yet, I learn from each of you, enjoy your posts and your insights, and revel in our unique views on living with cats, and knowing cat people.  I read your comments, and they often inspire me onto future posts!

Thank You!

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And, for your viewing pleasure...
The PO'M doing what he does best!


  1. Happy blogoversary! We're so glad you started. And it amazes mom how careless mom is with their cats, sometimes. How hard is it to just get a simple cardboard carrier???

    1. PS: It is now officially fall. Now you can acknowledge and celebrate!!!

  2. ♪♪Happy Blogoversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogoversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogoversary Dear Eastside Cats, ♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogoversary to you.♪♪

  3. Happy Blogoversary!!! We are sure glad we connected!

  4. Concatulations on your Blogoversary - and many more !

  5. Congratulations!!! Here's to many more years of blogging. I am thankful to know you. XO

  6. Congrats on five years! I’m so happy I found your blog. I love reading your posts and keeping up with your cat families - and with you!

  7. Happy 5th Anniversary!!!!
    Time goes by so fast. The nice thing about a blog is that it works well as a diary. You can see what was going on and remember events.
    Here's to many more years!!!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  8. Like your logo and congrats on five years! - Tom x

  9. Congratulations on the Big Five! We think you guys are WONDERFUL! Don't all cats come from flying saucers??

  10. Wow, we can't even believe it's been five years already! We're so glad you're here. Concats! :-)

  11. Great to read your very first post. I’m glad the kitty was safe after she got out from her human’s arms. Happy blogoversary!

  12. Happy blogoversary - here's to many more. And the first post was great - you always providea good educational experience for the readers! And the felines aren't half bad too. That's a joke - they are the bestest. And we love the logo. Her'e to many more blogoversaries.

  13. Happy blogoversary! I can't believe those people were trying to carry their cat around in a towel. How scary for the kitty.

  14. Happy Blogoversary to you! Seems like the time has flown. Wonderful first post, too.

  15. I'm glad you are here writing. I enjoy this blog very much.

  16. Happy Blogoversary! We had no idea you have been blogging for 5 years.

  17. I loved hearing about your blog beginnnings!

  18. happee bee lated annie fursary guyz !!!! heerz ta nother 55...yur logoz awesum.. we think itz kewl ya still haz yur first post { we dee leet all R old stuff } N we iz buzzed happee we finded yur blog N we can call ewe friendz ~~~ ♥♥♥

  19. Happy Happy 5th blogaversary.
    OM word I cannot imagine leaving the house without proper restraint for a cat. Yikes they are lucky you were there to offer some wise advice.
    I love the logo you have
    Hugs Cecilia

  20. Happy Blogoversary, so glad you started blogging. I sure enjoy your blog. Have a good one.

  21. Happy 5th blogoversary! The years pass quickly and often we are glad for the posts we've made of our furries. So glad that story turned out well and the cat was rescued. Many a cat has been lost forever because it was not in a carrier. I still remember the cat flying out the truck when the vet opened the door to give it a rabies shot. It was in the country at a special rabies clinic and had the cat been in a carrier, they would not have lost it. :(

  22. Happy Happy Blogoversary! We love your blog and wish you many many many more blogoversaries to come. And we LOVED that first blog post!

  23. That poor kitty!

    Happy 5th Blogoversary!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  24. Happy belated 5th blogoversary ! Purrs

  25. Happy belated Blogoversary awnty Vicky. We're so glad we met you and are furiends. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena


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