Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our Blogaversary!!!!!!!!

Our Blogaversary!!!!!!!!

Good day everyone! Today is our first year blogaversary. We have had a great year and met many wonderful friends.

On a serious note, we were sad to hear about our friend Skeeter,this morning. He has taken a turn for the worse and may to soon going to the Bridge. We will be purring for him and the rest of his family today. You should drop by and leave some words of comfort for those fine felines and their bean, The Big Thing.

We love being part of this cat blogging community where we share our lives and experiences with cats and beans all over the world. We share the good times, the funny times, the scary times and the sad. It is nice to know others care and that we can help ease the pain a tiny bit with our purrs and comforting words.

As a Great Big Thank You to all of our friends we have decided to have a giveaway.

The first item we are giving away is this cat mat. The wee ones wanted to call it a fat cat mat, I liked fray cat ray rug ( as in sunrays) but for now we are going with cat mat. A friend of the PM's makes Rag Quilts and the PM liked them and thought she could do a mini version. This is the first one she has made. It measures about 26' by 26' and is made out of cotton flannel with cotton batting in between. On this side the edges are raw and frayed.

On the other side, it looks more like a regular quilt with just the ruffled edges.

Hello, my dear friend, Pépé Le Pew. Thank you for helping me celebrate my happy day!

I have to tell you, I worked very hard on this mat. I helped with the cutting...

and the sewing. I wanted it to be real nice.

Sometimes I had to crack the whip.
"Keep it movin' PM!!! You can take a break when it is all cut out!!!"

Now that it is all ready; I give a little roll...

I give a little wash...

OK! It's ready to go! Apricot floof as an added touch.

Now we have a second item to give away but I am afraid they are not finished yet. I know, I need to hire new help. I am really at my wits end. We have a Bag O' Shrews for you too. They are now just a Bag O' Flat Shrews but the PM has promised me they will be done by the winners announcement on Friday. They better or someone will be getting a nice Stocking O' Turd for Christmas. The PM made some for our Pro Mouser contest that Skeeter, LC and Ayla won. For a preview to what they will look like you can see the post they had when they got their prize. The ones we are giving away are a different colour and there are three in this bag.

I also have another bone to pick with the PM. I want you to go over to our first post ever and see what is missing.  You can check it out here . I'll wait.

Ok, did you see the problem???

Yep, where was the handsome mancat photo of yours truly? Two snow pics and none of me. I am talkin' but no one can see me. To make up for that grand oversight, I will leave you with this awe inspiring photo of me in repose.

There's that's much better.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you want your name put in for the draws, just let us know when you leave a comment. The wee ones will be drawing names Thursday night and we will be announcing the winners on Friday!


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Blogoversary to you. We are glad to have you as our friends. That mat is lovely, but of course you are showing it off so well. Please can you enter us in the draw.
We will go to Skeeter's blog now and take him and his family our comforting purrs.

Parker said...

A year! Happy Blogoversary! We have so enjoyed being your buddies - here's to many more years of fun!
We went over to Skeeters place and left a few words. This is breaking our hearts.
Please enter us in the drawing!

Forever Foster said...

Happy Blogaversary you guys! That is a super cool fray cat ray rug. We love the frayed edges.
We would very much like to be included in your draw:)

We will purr for Skeeter and his family.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary! Here's to many years more of blogging! It's furry cool that you are celebrating with these giveaways! We wanna enter the drawings!!

We are purraying for Skeeter and his family...


**woo hoo**
Happy anniversary! We are so glad to have you as our friends. We loved how well you helped the PM to make the frayed cat rug, please enter us into your drawing!

We just got back from leaving some comments for Skeeter and family. We feels so bad because we know how much this is hurting. It makes Momma's eyes all leaky.

We are purrin and purrin for Skeeter's famblee...


Niko and Cloud said...

Happy blogoversary!

Please enter us into the drawing. It's a really cool mat!

Anonymous said...

I hopez that there is many many more to come!! I just love visting and having you as my Fuuriends!!

Ohh Goldie sometimes we wished we loved closer.. they way you helped with the quilt and even being as nice to add your precious fuurs to it makes me want it SO bad, but postage would put a mortgage on your house so we will have to refrain.. it is very puretty though and you are such a clever man-cat for helping :))

We has been to Skeeters homes, we did not really know what to say, Momma could not even see right through the leaky eyes, but we are sending all the love we can.. they really need it :))


The Ginger Darlings said...

Happy blogging birthday.
Cold here. Cold noses and paws, so we are doing the sheepskin thing and curling up on ourselves and She is wishing She could do that too!

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

Happy Blogoversary!! We love visiting your blog. We live in the bald Canadian prairies, so we can relate to your blog.

Please enter us in the draw.

Brenda & Boots

Spooky said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I'm also celebrating...sort of...at my place. Well, really, I'm grumbling.

Anyway...I wanna be entered for the giveaway! I think those are some pretty nifty goodies!

Cory said...

Happy Blogoversary! How cool! We are so happy to have met you and love having you as our furriends. Enter us in the drawing...yes please! We are especially interesting in the apricot floofy furs that might be attached! We'll go visit Skeeters family now.

quiltcat said...

Hi Goldie. Happy Blogaversary to you and the gang! our Meowmy loves the pictures of you helping to make the wonderful cat mat 'cause we help her in the same way. And we see that you P.M. like ours is very very careful to leave the rotary cutter closed so it doesn't nick any kitty toesies. We love the shroos too, they have wonderful long noses to grab and chomp on. Please enter us in your drawing!
your friends,
Louie, Sylvie, Fuzzy, and Gingy
P.S. Meowmy says thank you--she went to Skeeter's site and left a few words for the Big Thing. She is very sad because she knows how sad he must be feeling.

Everycat said...

A Very Happy Blogoversary to you all!

I can see you have worked long and hard on that lovely mat Goldie, I hope you had some treats and a long nap afterwards.

We have been to see Skeeter, we are very sad about this turn he has taken. He is avery good cat indeed.

Whicky Wuudler

Griffin said...

What beautiful cats and so helpful too. Goldie, you remind me of an old pale ginger cat who used to live with us and was called Locksley.

Like you he was both elegant and charming.

My Littel Island said...

WELL WELL happy day to u we dont know how to spell it hahaha U ar so specal so come over and we got samthinf fur u ok lov all the photos of u to

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Happy Blogaversary! We think it' so much fun to have met you!

Such a sad time for Skeeter's family.

We would have loved to be included in the drawing but #1 has some familiarity with what Canada Post charges for sending stuff across the ocean, so we don't think it's very fair to enter.

Your Pals,
Sen-Chan, Tom and Tama-Chan

Cafe Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary!! You is furry generous kitties to give presents for your blogoversary instead of getting them. We would love to be entered in your contest.

Mama went over to Skeeter's bloggie earlier and left him purrs and tears from all of us.

That photo of Goldie is just wonderful. Mama said something about shad and light and color, but we just fink it's purty.

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy Blogoversary! One year, that's quite an achievement. As all the others you got us drooling over the truly lovely Cat Mat, but we read the comment of The Poupounette. So IF the beans should pick us we could arrange something with the shipping costs, ok?!
We will go to your friends site and leave purrs for him.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogoversary! Ours is in just 2 days! It is hard to believe a year has passed already, isn't it? Your cat mat, or whatever you decide to call it, it just lovely! Especially with the Appricot Floof as a final finishing touch!

Chance said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary! I can't believe your PM did not get a picture of your hansome mancatlyness on your first post. How can you have a kitty blog without a kitty picture? Silly Beans.

Mommie Ooohed and Ahhed over that cat mat, so I guess you should enter Imp and Me in the givaway.



jenianddean said...

Happy Blogoversary! The time goes by so fast, doesn't it? Those are some great prizes, and we'd love to be included in the drawing, thanks, especially since you helped.

Daisy said...

Happy Blogoversary! That cat mat is so beautiful! Even though I would love to have it, my Mommie says I have lots of beds and toys, so I will not enter so there is more chances for another cat to win.

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!!!

Luna und Luzie said...

Happy Blogaversary! We are so glad to meet you in the blogosphere and become friends!
Mom says we missed ours. It was in December too before two years!
We would love to be included in the drawing. That cat mat is great!
We are happy to meet you but we are also sad about Skeeter and we purr for him and his family

PB 'n J said...

Happy First Blogaversary! We're all so happy that we got a chance to meet you and can count you as friends!

The prizes look wonderful! We're furry excited.

Our first post is very similar, no pictures or anything - obviously the whole blogging takes a while for beans to figure out.

Our hearts are breaking for Skeeter's Big Thing. We know that Skeeter will be well and healthy again across the bridge, but we'll be sad to lose such a good friend.

Pearl, Bert and Jake

p.s. Mommy's been so dang busy that she's forgotten to help us stop by and say thank you for the holiday card - yours was the first one we got! And our cards went out in the mail today!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Congrats on your one year of blogging!
I am sorry to hear about Skeeter....I'll go by and purr for him.

Sassy Kat said...


Praying hard for Skeeter and his family that he get well.

Mickey's Musings said...

WOW!!! A year already!!!! :o
Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you have a lot more blogoversaries :)
WE would love to be in your draw too :)
We visited Skeeter and his family. We will be purring for them all. It will be sad to lose a friend.

Purrs Mickey

Just Ducky said...

Happy Blogoversary.

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Blogoversary! We had all kinds of blog problems tonight I didn't think I would make it in. I'd like to try to win some apricot floof (oh and the nice blankie it comes on).

Teddy Westlife said...

Happy blogaversary kitty cats! Can I be entered in the draw please?

Huffle Mawson

Lux said...

Happy Blogoversary, my friends!

Is it too late to be included in the drawing?

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I can see you are so adore that pad!

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Hope you had a very Happy Blogoversary! We haven't been visiting a lot lately but are happy to be out again! If we aren't too late, Willow and I would like to be in the drawing too.

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Happy Blogoversary! What wonderful prizes! The cat mat looks irresistably comfortable and the shrews look like great fun.

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy 1st Blogoversary and many, many many mooore!! You guys rock!
Your FL furiends,

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