Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Mystery Celebration Is...

POSTS!

But put in better pictures...

AYLA:  It began on a quiet day in August 2006 (so Im told).  Skeeter and LC and TBT were reading the blog of Max The Psychokitty, as usual, over the past couple years.  Clicking around links there (and we dont know where ezactly), they found a button on a blog that said "FREE BLOG".  They considered it.  A lot.  Buttons can be dangerous.  They clicked the button...

And wonderment happened! A BLOG

It was confoosin at first.  Skeeter told me about it when I arrived an first learned to speak.  They couldn't figure out how to post at all, but managed it after some tries.  THEN couldn't get annyone to notice them.  And THEN couldnt figure out fancy stuff like posting pictures.  But The Meezers visited, then a few other cats, and Skeeter and LC figured out how to write in Bein werds a bit (it was hard at first).

They got a bit better at werds, an finally figured out pictures a little.  After a few months, they were right darn pleased with themselfs!

But Skeeter and LC were both 14 and 13 when they started, and learning new stuff when yer older is tricky.  They struggled and messed up, but allus did their best.

It was just in time fer Skeeter.  Only a year an a half later, he kinna "lost" it.  An 6 months after that he hadda go to the Bridge.  LC followed him in January 2010.

Im saying all this cuz I was there in Jan 2008 and knew Skeeter and LC both.  Skeeter was failing but still kind an protective to me just as he allus was to LC.  He was ONE great brofur!!!
Im the cat-memory around here...  Iza came along before LC left us if memory serves, and Marley 2 years later.  Skeeter and LC were, well, "Skeeter and LC".  We here now are "The Mews".  TBT renamed our blog because he (sadly) realized the blog might outlast some of us.  I helped TBT decide on THAT name and am quite proud of myself for it.  Cuz I "mew" a lot to him.

And "Mews" also means a place where animals live with humans, the noise we cats make, and a "hide-away secret place". 

So Ive been here 7 years, Iza 6, and Marley 4.  What a long strange trip we each had getting here.  I arrived as a failed Queen from a breeder cuz I was too small, Iza from the same place because her colors were wrong (well, she WAS a Tonkie), and Marley went from a shelter, to a Bein who was allergic to cats, to here.  We dont blame no Beins cuz they were all right fer their reasons.

But it was all fer the best cuz we are all of us in the RIGHT place now.  Ya cant ask fer more than that!  None of us want ta be ANNYWHERE else.  Ya unnerstand that, right?

So we have been teachin TBT ("The Big Thing", fer any of you readin this that dont know) how to care fer our every needs properly.  Fer a Bein, hes a bit quicker on the uptake than some.  I assume Skeeter and LC (and The Cats Who Came Before) had a lot ta to with that.  Purrsonally, I think we are lucky coming along in the later years after he was "reasonably" well-trained.  More to do of course, but at least not the basics.

So NOW we celebrate...

An we are gonna celebrate it WELL!  There is gonna be a BIG PAWTY!  We spent yesserday night in preperation getting ourselfs ready.
An we were all a flutter!  We hate ta admit it, but TBT had ta finally get us firmly in paw hand an help us get organized.  He IS good at helpin us.

Like see?
OK, OK, we're ready.  And HERE WE GO!!!

We have great foods and drinks and games, but that aint all, y'all!  We got some fancy foods and drinks and games!

We have a BIRDIE stuffed inna a CHICKIE, stuffed inna a DUCK, stuffed inna TURKEY!  We wanned TBT ta do beasts, but TBT said no way was he gonna try everythin from mousies ta elephants.  An the elephant-delivery guy was off on vacation annyway.  So its birdies of various sorts.

The drinks are over-the-top too (over the top of what, we arent sure but it CANT be over the top of the glasses annyway).  We got Meowgaritanips, Nipmeowgaritas, Creme de la Meowgaritanips, and probly some creme de la Nipmeogaritas somewhere.  Bet there are some Ice Cream Nips too.

Had a SalmonTurkey Whip?  No?  Try it, youll like it.

The TV has the Catsitter DVDs going, the radio out back has a CD with birdsongs (cuz we are pretty sure the reglar birdies will take the day off with ALL us cats around), an we have Evil Skwerl tails in the basement ta sniff and whap.

And there are big printed pictures taped all around the house...

LC Glamor shot...
Skeeter Glamor shot...
To remember our beginnings...

And pictures of US to remember OUR happiness here together now...
and...
and...
and...
and...
and...
and...
So from Skeeter and LC getting to 500 posts or so, we have carried it on proudly.  But humbly too.

We wouldnt have done it iffen there werent all of YOU.  You are all the reason we post.

It has been
posts.  And iffen there is another 3000, it is because of you, our friends across the Cat Blogoverse...

We have loved doing every post.  From Easy Like Sunday, Mancat Monday, Tummy Tuesday, Werdless Wensday, Garden Tour Thursday, Freaky Friday, Caturday Saturday, and all the occasional themes in between, it has been the pleasure of our times to have friends who cared to share our daily lives.  For ourselfs, for Skeeter and LC, and for all the cats-who-came-before there was a blog...


Now let the pawty BEGIN!

The games THIS TIME arent the usual ones.  There is the shrimp quest (barely cooked shrimps hidden around the house), the 150' outdoors run (from the deck to the fence and back), the deck rail jump, the outdoor ladder climb (a real ladder to the roof, BTW), the fishie tank pawing (TBT got a dozen small goldfish just for today),  the mousies in the baftub event (we've saved some just fer this), and the "up the wall event" (TBT hung a 12' carpet runner up the stair wall fer climbing).

So get into yer tunnels or whatevers and come join us!

And yeah, there are bags, boxes, and Esses...

50 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, 3000 posts is a BIG accomplishment! Although Sparkle started our blog in early 2003, we are still short of 2500 posts. Concatulations, and you definitely deserve to throw a humongous party! Yay!

Megan said...

CONGRATULATIONS one and all on a magnificent achievement. It's been a blast for me joining in over the past few years. I'm glad that the training of TBT is seen as an on-going project, 'cos it's clear that it's needed. Keep up the good work.

It's a pity that the elephant-delivery guy is away on holidays. How about booking in now for a delivery on the occasion of your 4000th post? That way, even if he is away, he'll have had sufficient notice to have organised someone else to handle the order. That said, the alternative sounds pretty good. I guess it would be called a Turduckenirdie, would it? Washed down with a SalmonTurkey Whip or three and no one will think twice about missing out on elephant.

As always, TBT has staged excellent games for your party. I'm a tad surprised, however, that he hasn't created a challenge to see if a larger number of cats couldn't get together and figure out a way of reaching out to that birdie feeder off the deck. Perhaps he was concerned that after a few Meowgaritanips, some guests might be tempted to simply throw themselves off the deck railing in the general direction of the feeder and end up hurting themselves. Ah - always the thoughtful host, TBT.

Have fun and party hard.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

PS. Just as a bit of a treat for TBT, why don't you encourage him to sit down in his lounge chair and then see how many of you can pile on top of him? That would be fun!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Concatulations!!!
Whew, we thought there might be a new kiteh in the works. Close call!
We're pretty stoked about the confetti. Our Mom never lets us play with it.
Have a great 3000th day, furriends!

Punapippuri said...

Many, many congratulations. We are on our way over (room for 13?). Maybe it should have been an ostrich-tur-duck-hen! But seriously, 3000 is an awesome achievement and we never tire of hearing about Skeeter and LC and how they trained up TBT whom we reckon is one of the best human servants on the ol' innerwebs. So we are going to join the celebrations with you, and hold our tails and paws up to another 3000 posts! You totally rock.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Huge congratulations on 3000 posts, that's truly an amazing achievement!

We're teleporting over to join the fantastic celebration!

Ann Adamus said...

To TBT, Ayla, Iza and Marley (with a gentle wave upward to LC and Skeeter) ... congrats and good wishes to all of you on a job (well, it really isn't work now is it?) very well done! A great accomplishment to stick with it all this long, but over time you've shared great stories and beautiful photos, all the time ... always a pleasure to visit here with the "Mews". Today's "group" pictures are heart warming ... again, our congratulations to all ... now, let's paw-ty!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Today is such a special day we just had to pop over and congratulate you.
We don't blog much now, we don't visit you often ~ but we love you guys. Happy 3oooth blogerversary!

Love Milo, Alfie and our mom xxx

Mariodacat said...

Congratulations! That is so,etching to be very proud of. Sorry I have ot been around much lately...I am working on M to do a better job of helping me visit.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh, ALL of you, concatulations from the heart on your 3000th post! What an amazing accomplishment. I can count the Admiral's posts and then mine to see what we have but it would never be like you all's! You DO rock and I am proud to be a furriend of you gorgeous kitties. Well, TBT as well. Love seeing him up there behind the chair presenting the fur family.

You are fortunate as you have already acknowledged, in getting a very well trained human Servant. LC, Skeeter, you done good! He's a credit to your excellent and persistent training and direction. He's done ya proud!

Even as I concatulate you, my eye is admittedly on that carpet on the wall for us to climb. I was 'sharping' up my claws to get a good grip and if you like, I will organize an impromptu climbing contest.

Last one up doesn't get to join the kitty pile on TBT!

Georgia and Julie said...

CONCATULATIONS on 3000 posts!
That is quite an impressive feat!
We have popped in now and then over the years.
We think you are cool cats and were Skeeter and LC.
We purr you get to greatly increase the blog count in the years to come!
Now, we will enjoy this celebration! WooHoo!!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

The Florida Furkids said...

ConCatulations on 3,000 posts!! That's a pawsome achievement. It was interesting to read how your blog began. This is a super pawsome party...great noms and fun entertainment!!!

The Florida Furkids

Brian said...

Bravo, bravo, bravo gang and big congrats on 3000 posts! We didn't think you were getting a fursib MOL!

Random Felines said...

Holy Moly!! That's awesome!!! Concats on 3000....and meows for many more.

TK and Pip said...

This is an amazing milestone! We have so enjoyed reading about your lives that you writes with such wit and charm. An.. we can not waits until the next one.
Thank you all for sharing with us.
Concatenation for 3000!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

You have CAT to be Kitten me right Meow!
This is quite an accomplishment.
Your blog has always been a joy. I remember it from the start, when all of you were great and fond friends of Caesar and Princess. We have such great memories. Treasured memories, they are

Miles and Pierro are happy.
They just cannot blog anymore.
I have to take care of mom and dad and they are 92.
Your blog is one of the oldest and best. I always enjoy the peaceful pictures you share.
God bless all of you. Many many more days of blogging ahead.
I surely hope you are archiving these posts. This would make a great book.
Love always
Rosemary Pierro and Miles.

Lisa Kolosey said...

Wow! Congratulations! You all were one of the first blogs we followed AND you were the first ones to give us an AWARD way back when we were Cat of Nine Tales! We thank you for all your visits, posts, awards and fun you've shared all these years!
We love you all!
The cats of Marshwood Cottage and
~MamaLisa

Millie said...

Concatulations on 3,000 posts! It's a furry big accomplishment. I'm glad to have known you guys from almost the very beginning. I remember LC & Skeeter, and watched you cats join TBT's family.

NOW! About the par-tay. WOW! What a fabulous selection of FOODS and DRINKS and GAMES! I'm on my way over RIGHT NOW! I like the game of piling on TBT.

love, your friend,
Millie
(Mom Lynne sends Congrats too!)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Congratulations on your 3,000 posts - Mum is weeping in a corner at the thought. We will wash our faces and straighten our whiskers then get ready to fly over the ocean.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Swiss Cats said...

Concatulations on that big accomplishment ! 3000 posts, it's amazing ! We love to read your blog, even if we don't always have time enough to leave a comment. What a pawsome pawty ! Purrs

KitKat said...

Concatulations on your 3000th post! We have followed you from the beginning and it has been a pawsome journey. Now it's time for you to celebrate!
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

onespoiledcat said...

What an AMAZING milestone! That's a whole lotta fun over the years for sure....here's to at least 3,000 more posts to come and more fun around EVERY corner...............

Hugs, Sammy

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Concatulations! We are awed!
We are also waving at Skeeter and LC and our own brandi OTRB.

Flynn said...

Concats on your 3000 posts. That is a great achievement. We must have started just before you but are a very long way behind you with posts. I don't know how it took us so long to find your blog back then, because now it is one of our most favourites.
All your photos are great, but now I am ready to partyyyy!!!!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

3000 posts is a huge accomplishment! We didn't realize when we started how many cherished memories we would have saved and how grateful we are to have those captured forever. It is heartwarming to see the love you three have for one another and for TBT. WE always enjoy hearing and seeing what all of you is up to. Here is to the next 3000 more!

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Congratulations! That's a lot of cherished memories. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us. We look forward to reading many, many more.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Wow! Mine lady 'members from the beginnings of yours blog, too! Concatulations!
Toffee Ripple

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Huge concats on those 3000 posts, OMC!!

You are having such a furbulous pawrty!! Good thing cause meowmy is at her work...we needed to have some fun....thanks fur the noms and games!!

And fur all the many mews!! MOL!

MIAOW!

LP said...

Congrats to all of you! Blogging is a wonderful way to meet furiends and it looks as though you have done just that beautifully! :) We love that you all get along so well :) Here's to many more posts! Now, where is that salmon turkey whip?!! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Jans Funny Farm said...

We've been around so long we well remember Skeeter and LC. Congrats on all those posts! Happy party.

Shaggy & Scout said...

Congrats 3000 times over! Were are so happy for your friendship over the years, and sharing in each others lives a the ups and downs!
Great party! Super noms, and we always count on TBT fur fun games!!
Yippee!

Marg said...

We sure do congratulate you. That is a lot of posts and all very enjoyable. Well done. Party on.

Karen Jo said...

CONGRATULATIONS on 3000 posts. That's awesome! All 8 of us are teleporting over right now. Maybe your example will get our lazy Mom back to blogging.

Samantha & Mom said...

Congratulations for 3000 Posts and the wonderful
party.
Samantha I will be right over

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Concatulations on a remarkable achievement!!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Congratulations on your 3,000 post!!!That is so impressive. I liked seeing the photos of the kitties who started it all, they were cuties just like all of you.

Cara n Crew said...

yoW! Concats!!!! :)

pip, smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Oui Oui said...

Woo Hoo! Concats to a great bunch of kitties and their TBT! Truly amazing accomplishment! We are proud to know you!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! 3000 posts??? That's amazing! Congratulations on reaching this pawsome milestone. Now on to 3000 more!

Let's pawty!!

dezizworld said...

Well Concatulations. Weez hope too be wound long time too just like yous all. Weez wish you all anudder 3000 postys and then sum.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

What a fabulishious accomplishment! Mes wishes mes had figured it out sooner! But mes sure happy to comes and celebrates with yous guys!
Concatulations!!!
Kisses
Nellie

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Congratulations!!!!!

We thinks you have TBT pretty well trained. This party is fantastic thanks every so much for inviting us.

Dash Kitten said...

Congratulations on THE most magnificent achievement and such a lovely, wonderful post. You guys are just the bet.

Harvey, Miranda and Silver

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wowwee! 3000 posts is amazing! Congratulations!!!! We love you guys!!! And we're honored to come to your amazing party! Yippee!!

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry we're late, friends. Congratulations on reaching 3000 posts! We are in awe!

Here's to 3000 more, and beyond!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

OMC! Well, I am a little tardy to the proceedings but, my oh my, there is still quite a crowd mingling about, getting into trouble--no chance for a private celebratory moment with Iza-Lambie I see. Sigh--well, perhaps tomorrow! Huh--too bad though--it looks like Bobbing 4 Goldfish is all over now. . .

Conga-rats on your 3000th post! Wow--that's almost twice as many as we have--what an accomplishment. You gotta give that old TBT credit for sharing his thumbs all these years! See you late, Lambie!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

I´m just 2040 posts behind you :)

Happy Happy 300th post !

Forty Paws said...

Happy 3000th post!

Hugs from all of us at Forty Paws!

Luf, Us and Maw

Katnip Lounge said...

Well shoot!!! Better late than never, we suppose...Concats on 3001 posts (we see you have one for Monday up too!)

What a great thing. We've loved reading along, and we like TBT's blog, too...you guys are quite the writers!

Just Ducky said...

3000! Heck, I just got to 2000 and Derby did the first 1000. Concats!

Pretinha said...

Parabéns, adorei este post!
É muito bom conhecer mais sobre o blog.