Monday, October 25, 2010

CAT CHAT IS ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!!


October seems to be THE month of celebrations in my little world! First we had Dakota's "Gotcha Day", my birthday, and now my tiny little one, (CAT CHAT) turns ONE YEAR OLD, TODAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2010.

What a year!

This blog originated as kind of a tribute to my beloved Bobo who allowed me to share HIS SPACE, and gave me his entire heart and soul unselfishly for the most wonderful 18 years of my life.

It was (and is) a thank you to HIM for the joy and comfort he brought to me.

I now have a precious silver tabby, Cody, who is fearless, silly and loving and who brought me more comfort than I ever could have imagined when I adopted him 2 weeks after my Bobo passed. I could not have made it through that time without his warm fur cuddled around my neck as he liked to do when he was a kitten. (He STILL tries to do that now, not realizing he is too fat to do it! lol)



My Beloved Bobo
  Bobo and Cody are the  HEARTS of Cat Chat, I am merely the messenger.



My husband put this on my birthday cake!
  There is still so much I have to learn, so much more to write about and I hope that all of you continue with me on this journey.

I can't have a blog without YOU, My fellow kitty lovers, and I would be remiss if I neglected to mention the many doggie lovers who have become readers and the wonderful fellow bloggers I have met along the way. That has been one of the most welcome surprises of all!

If I have done nothing more than simply make you smile, even for a moment, then I will view this blog as a success.

I was re-reading my very first post (with no photos because as I have said many times I had no clue how to post photos or video when Cat Chat was a newborn) and my objective with this blog  is the same today as it was one year ago, to make Cat Chat a cozy corner, where you can curl up with a comforter and a cup of cat nip and possibly have a grin as wide as the Cheshire Cat while reading! We all share an important trait, WE LOVE CATS!

Some of you have been with me since the very first post, others I have met along the way, to ALL OF YOU, Cody and I say THANK YOU FOR READING CAT CHAT!

I present to you my very first blog post EVER from October 25th 2010:



Cody The Brains Behind Cat Chat

WELCOME TO "CAT CHAT!!"


Hi All!


It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the long awaited "Cat Chat" is finally ready to roll!!

This is not only my blog but YOURS as well!

My goal for "Cat Chat" is to be a place not where I am spewing zillions of cat facts (who wants to read something like that?) My ultimate goal is for this to be a cozy corner (you know like the one your cat curls up in to relax?) A place for cat lovers to come to share their stories, their questions, their thoughts and their concerns and their passion for their furry little motor boat purrers.


The key? Interaction. I want to hear anything and everything about your favorite feline and I will share some feline fun as well.....


So grab your comfiest blanket, curl up in your coziest corner, grab a cup of catnip and let's get to know each other and the kitties in our lives!


Welcome To Cat Chat!!!!

57 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! I think that it is amazing that your blog is only one year old. Between your recognition, and number of followers, it would appear you have been blogging way longer. You have done such an amazing job! Congrats!

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  2. Phewitttt!!!! Congratulations Cody and Aunty Caren!!!! Here's to many more years of great blogging...CHEERS!!!! purrr...meow!

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  3. Hilary thank you! That was so nice! Being the "Blog of Note" on Oct 5 shot the followers way up! That was a shock and a most welcome one! Thank you!

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  4. Cat-in-Sydney, thank you!!!!! OMG "many more years" Arrrrggggggggggggg!! Will I make it that long??????? lol!!! Thank you!!! xoxo

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  5. Happy Blogoversery Caren, amazing how far this site has come in one short year ... I can only imagine where it will be a year from now. Great job, keep up the good work =^skeptic^=

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  6. Concatulations on your blogs' one year anniversary! And we wanted to thank you again for the carpet cleaning product! It arrived over the weekend!

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  7. Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!

    We are so happy to meet you on the bloggingland and thanks so much for providing us a cozy corner to learn more about cats and have a cup of cat nip and you do make us grin as wide as the Cheshire Cat while reading!

    We love to hear from you, Caren, Cody and Dakota.

    Love, hugs and licks from Priscilla, Eva and Mika

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  8. YAY!!!!!!!!!! And we wish you many, many, many more!!!!!!!!!!

    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Happy Aniversary to you! I'm glad I found you. Your blog always makes me smile. xoxo

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  10. @skeptic cat thank you but now don't you dare start putting pressure on me! lol!!! You are gonna make me nervous! Baby steps, remember baby steps!! lol! Thanks for popping in to wish us a happy anniversary!!

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  11. @Clarissa thank you!!! Ohhh I am so happy that you received it and I hope that you like it! Thanks for letting me know!

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  12. @Joel...THANK YOU!!! And after having read your profile I am super, SUPER thankful you said "kitty" hehehe

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  13. @Priscilla, Eva and Mika THANK YOU!!! Meeting all of you has been one of my MOST FAVORITE things that has happened from the blog! I never would have met you otherwise...well maybe I would have because I bet I would have found your fabulous Sheltie blog!!
    I think it is so sweet how you have ALWAYS read all of my posts and you don't even have a CAT!! That means so much to me!
    I am glad that I could make you smile, your blog ALWAYS makes me smile and audibly laugh!
    Hugs and kisses to all of you! (Rosie too!)

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  14. @Sammy and Andy THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Cody just jumped onto the chair right when I started to type a reply so I guess he is saying HI and THANK YOU too!!

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  15. @Cathy Keisha THANK YOU and YOU are another wonderful person that I met as a result of this blog! You know I LOVE your blog and your sense of humor, I love when people can make me laugh. I am happy if I can make you laugh/smile even a little bit! xoxo

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  16. Happy Anniversary. I love seeing those photos you posted. All of us love our furbabies just the wonderful way you do. I love the CB family.

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  17. Concatulations and happy anniversary!

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  18. Happy Birthday to Cat Chat!

    By the way, I received my prize in the mail last week from the Clean + Green contest, thank you again!

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  19. Happy One Year Anniversary! We are glad we found you in time to celebrate! Blogging is so much fun...we've made friends all over the world. Thanks for being one of them!

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  20. Yay!!! Happy Anniversary, Cat Chat Caren! Look how far you've come and how many lives you've touched -- I'm just happy to be one of the lucky many. Here's to many more years of writing, learning, and laughing about cats. :) xxx

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  21. Happy Blog Anniversary! I'm so glad I found your blog, and you!

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  22. Happy birthday to the blog and the cat.
    NFD

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  23. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary. That's a great milestone and something to be proud of. I like how you do a mix in your blog, - wonderful helpful posts on important subjects relating to cats and animals in general, sprinkled in with a few personal posts written by your own Cody. you have a great blog, and I enjoy you as a friend.

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  24. Happy Blogging Anniversary! Hope you have many more to come :)

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  25. Thanks so much for checking out my blog...I promise I'll put up more pics of my doggies...love your blog!:)

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  26. Happy 1-year, Cat Chat!! I love what your husband put on your birthday cake!! Tomorrow (Oct 26th) is my birthday, so please stop by because I plan on doing several birthday themed posts to celebrate (and you have been providing me with lots of inspiration!)

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  27. Many happy returns of the day lol :>) This day should be declared a national holiday ... no an international holiday, so we can all celebrate.

    You are right Caren, this is a cosy place to curl up and talk cat. Glad to know you xx

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  28. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!! Wow, a year? You're my inspiration :)

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  29. Happy birthday :) Wonderful to read. Bobo looks very sweet. What a wonderful creature to spend 18 years with.

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  30. @Admiral Hestorb you are right! Yep all of us love our kitties just the same and that is why we get such delight out of reading each other's blogs, looking at each other's kitty photos/videos, we just can't get enough of cats can we? I love the "CB" community too! Actually make that the "PB" community! Thanks much!

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  31. @mom2acat thank you!!! Thanks for reading!

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  32. @mom2acat again I forgot to say you are very welcome for the Clean+Green! Enjoy! Let me know what you think of it

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  33. @Katnip Lounge Awww what a sweet message! I am glad we found each other as well! Thanks so much! I know isn't it amazing to see where everyone is from? Wouldn't it be a blast for all of us from other countries to get together one day? I hope we can! I am very happy we have met!

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  34. @Angie THANK YOU!! (clinking my glass with yours!) Oh I have a loooong way to go and I learn from other bloggers like you, Catsparella and a host of others. I enjoy all of your posts so much, I aspire to be like sooo many of the great blogs that are out there! So glad we found each other in the vast universe!!

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  35. @Ingrid THANK YOU!! You are ANOTHER person who inspires me! I have soooooo much work left to be done, even if I work forever my blog wouldn't be as good as yours! glad to meet you as well and proud to have you as my friend!

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  36. @Neva, "the blog and the cat" hugely thank you!

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  37. @Mario awwww my friend that was such a nice comment! Thank you! People like you inspire me with your wonderful comments. I think the main reason my blog is a "mix" is that I have no clue what I am doing!!! lol (kidding!! well...sort of!)
    I am learning and growing and hopefully Cat Chat will too! I thank you for your support and am so happy that we have become friends! I always tell you what a "gentleman" cat you are! Hugs to "M"!!

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  38. @Miss Vicki thank you!! I appreciate all of you so much!

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  39. @SirNewerbeg thank you!! My doggie readers are just as important as my kitty readers! It flatters me when the doggie readers stop by! Yes! Yes! Bring on the photos of the doggies!

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  40. @catsparella WOOOO HOOOOOO!! ANOTHER October blogger!! Wow! There are a TON of us who blog that are born in October! Isn't that hysterical!
    No wonder I like you and your humor, you are a Scorpio! I am born on the cusp but I am a lot like a Scorp! One of my dearest friends was born the day after you.
    I will stop by for sure! Early in the morning we have to take our Sheltie to the vet (he has something on his paws and I am not sure what it is, I am hoping just an allergy)
    Later my sister-in-law is taking me out for a belated birthday lunch but I will DEFINITELY stop in at some point! HAPPY, HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!! ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))

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  41. @Carolyn you kill me! "International Party" well actually it is because I am lucky to have wonderful people like you reading from all over!
    It means a lot to me that you feel all cozy, that is what I want! I am happy to have met you!

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  42. @Cindy Lu thanks so much!! Me?? YOUR Inspiration? You don't need me! You are fantastic on your own....I am beyond flattered! Thank you! So happy to meet you!

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  43. @MissKris thanks so much! I love how you said "Bobo looks like a wonderful creature to have spent 18 years with" I couldn't have been luckier....he was my heart and soul and I know I was his. He is deeply missed. Don't get me crying!! :)

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  44. Felicitations on your first full year of offering fabulous facts and first-class info on our furry feline best friends!!! :D

    I always look forward to your posts, whether for a chuckle, an "oh, I didn't know that!", a touching story, or some sound advice. Keep up the amazing work!!

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  45. Wow, Caren! Happy Blog Birthday!! As you know, we share the same milestone. So, I know the excitement you are feeling today. Congrats! And, here's to many more years creating fine features of your feline friends!! ;)

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  46. @GlamKitty fabulous use of illiteration! :)
    Your comments are so colorful!
    Thanks! I aspire to do exactly what you mentioned (with a little help from my guest blogger friends!) When in doubt I try to turn to the experts!
    Your interpretation of my blog was spot on!

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  47. Yay Caveman!!!! Sooo nice of you to stop by!! Thank you and HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOO!! Hey everyone if anyone reads my comment you must click on Caveman Cooking's name above (if you LOVE food like I do, both eating it and cooking it!) He has the most amazing recipes/photos!
    I never knew til I read your blog this morning that we shared the same "milestone" I am proud to be in such wonderful company!
    Congrats and thank you!! Right back at ya!

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  48. Happy Blogoversary to you, you have one heck of a blog and I always enjoy it!!!

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  49. Caren,
    It is a delight to celebrate your one year today! You have made me smile countless times, so that means this blog is a success, right?
    I love your kitty focus and your pov on your life with cats and other stuff too.

    I'm so glad I met you, Caren.
    You inspire me!

    Be refreshed,
    Dawn

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  50. Brian thank you!! Your blog is one of my very faves!!
    I think yours is AMAZING!!
    So glad to have met you!

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  51. Awww Dawn you are way too kind! Yes, if this blog has made you smile even once that is what I am aiming for!
    YOU inspire ME!!!!
    Thanks with all of my heart!
    You are a dear friend who I am soooo happy that I met!

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  52. Caren:
    Happy Anniversary! I am one of your newest followers. Your tabby looks like my Smokey. I had an 18 year old cat who left us 3 years ago. He was a main coon and a very beautiful cat.

    Smokey brings me joy when I can't seem to find any!

    Thanks Caren for being my follower and for the kind words.

    Josie

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  53. Josie Hi! Thank you! Thanks for following as well! I cannot believe the similarities between us. You said my tabby looks like your "Smokey" (I assume you mean my gray tabby?) Also...my Bobo was 18 and passed 3 years ago as well like your Maine Coon. I am so sorry and I totally know what you went through. When Bobo passed I loss a piece of my heart with him.
    Yes cats do have a way of giving us joy "when we can't find any".
    You are welcome Josie! If you want to smile I hope you will come back and visit again, I will be visiting your blog again as well!

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  54. Happy Blogoversary! You have great info and fun posts.

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  55. @cats of wildcat woods, thanks sooo much! People like you keep me going!

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