Thursday, September 22, 2022

Remember Me Thursday and Blogoversary

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My first blog post was September 22, 2013.

What fun we've had over the years!

I am passionate about cats, and even The Hubby is willing to wear a "Cat Dad" t-shirt, if I can find one that is tasteful enough for his surprisingly picky style.

Thank you, readers; I cannot do it without you!

I've made some wonderful friends via this blog, and am grateful to my family too, who read along despite not having cats in their lives right now.
It all started with the Ghost Cat statue, which appeared on our deck one night.

A kindly neighbor brought it over as a gift, but when her knock at the door got no response, she simply left it on our deck.

Later on, while sitting with our feral/stray clowder, I spied a white cat behind me!

In the dark, it looked alive, and I spent a few minutes trying to coax the 'new' cat to me.

A surprisingly large amount of time went by before I realized it was NOT a living thing.

Which is why it was named "Ghost Cat".
Note the broken ear, just like the notched ear of a feral, after TNR. 

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  1. Being a cat person can be great. Mom used to be a cat person but over time she has switched to being a dog person. Both are great things to be.

    1. I love dogs, just happen to be owned by kitty cats right now.

  2. LOL .... I can picture you trying to coax the "Ghost Cat" in .... 😁😻

    1. I told my Ghost Cat story to my relatives recently, and at least a few said they'd never heard it before and laughed their heads off...with me!

  3. Cat people rock and I know many. I can see why you call that cat the ghost cat.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

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    1. How on earth was I to know it was a statue? The neighbor hadn't mentioned it to me; all I knew was that they were moving, and she was cleaning out her stuff.

  5. That was such a fun story and Happy Blogoversary!!! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Happy Blogoversary! You started on an important day!

    That was a fun story about you and Ghost Cat!

  7. Happy blogoversary! That was funny about you trying to coax Ghost Cat over to you.

    1. At the time, I was quite anxious, because I thought I might truly be looking at a ghost!

  8. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Animal bloggers are the kindest and most compassionate individuals. We love this community! I love your story about ghost cat! Years ago, I actually saw a ghost cat…my cat Madison. He was a blue-eyed white stray that we adopted. One day in the garden after he received his angel wings, I saw him following behind me! Thanks for posting about #RememberMeThursday. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  9. What a great post! I too have to say the blogging community is wonderful! They were there when there were major upheavals with kind words and the outpouring of love helped me to continue. I love the "Ghost Cat" ! And Marv wants to tell you how much he appreciates your posts (and your puzzles) and he has everyone ready to sing you the song!
    ¸.•*¨*• ♫♪Happy Blog-o-versary to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blog-o-versary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blog-o-versary dear Eastside Cats and Peeps!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blog-o-versary to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    Happy Remember Me Thursday too!

  10. Cute story about the ghost cat. Happy Blogoversary!! XO

  11. Happy blogoversary! We've loved all your kids and their stories, and we just love that Ghost Cat story!

  12. Happy Blogoversary and than you for all the good you have done.

  13. That is too funny! It would've been even more surprising if ghost cat came over to you! Happy Blogoversary!

  14. Let's hope there are many more than another nine years ahead of you as a blogger. Ghost-cat will help see to it.


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