Sunday, August 25, 2013

7th Blogiversary

We have made it to 7 years of bloggin!  Well, not US ezactly.  We werent here at the start.  It was Skeeter and LC back then.  But we overlapped (its never been less than 2 of us), so we figure it counts.

TBT has routinely done a post about the blog beginnings, and that IS HERE.  But we wanna do somthin differnt this year.

Ayla arrived here almost a year before Skeeter hadda go over the Bridge.  Iza arrived about a year before LC decided she hadda join Skeeter cuz she missed him so much (an saw there were two to take care of TBT when she left).

An the blog title DID change from "Skeeter and LC" to "Mark's Mews" when he had to realize that things were gonna be a-changin about who of us kitties were around.  But its been the same blog all the time, with TBT takin pictures and us kitties writin as best we could (slightly edited by TBT when absolutely required).

We have made 2416 posts, gotten about 148,000 visitors (not much by some blog standards, but WE are AMAZED), and made SO MANY friends along the way.  Some of those friends have gone over the Bridge themselfs, some have just stopped bloggin, some have gone off into media TBT doesnt want to get involved with, and some have refocussed their blogs so that there is hardly anny cat presence.  Well, things change an we unnerstand that.  We (including Skeeter and LC) have loved evry kitty we have ever visited or who has visited us.

Since we just hadda big Birfday Pawty fer Marley, we dont really wanna have another big one.  But we (Ayla, Iza, an Marley) still wanna celebrate in some way.  So we had this idea we got from when Skeeter an LC were here.


It will start at 6pm EDT (cuz the mousies just WONT come out before then).  No kitty has to worry about bein outside, cuz the fence stops woofies an evil deer and such.  We will note where the active mousie holes are the day before.  We have TOO MANY mousies in the big back yard, so there will be plenty fer all.  You can dead and eat only half of all the mousies ya catch.  Thats cuz we need to bring in some mousies fer the kitties what are just not used ta the outside, and they need some fun too.

So every 2nd mousie we catch outside, we bring (alive) to the deck door where TBT has a plastic bucket.  We drop them in, an TBT will take them to the dry baftub wif the closed plug an dump them in a few atta time so those who cant go out can have the WUNNERFUL esperience at grabbin some ta see what it is like. 

EVRY kitty should discover the thrill of grabbin a real mousie.

Plus we will sing our "Mousie Come Out And Play Song" so you can use it too back home.  It works great.

"Mousie mousie, come out an play,
We have cheddar cheese today.
Old chees fer new,
New chees fer old,
An all we want ta do is play.

We're just little things like you.
The only thing we want to do
Is sing our song,
You sing your song
And we will dance around wif you.

Joyful meeting you our friend,
We wish this time could never end.
But we we have other mice to meet 
And we have other mice to EAT
BWA-HA-HA more mice to eat! "

After dark, we will sit around and discuss our esperiences catchin mousies an we can get as technical as we want about claws in furs, neck-bites, and flippin them up to grab them comin down. etc.  An we will respect the newby esperiences of those who just grabbed a mousie in the inside bathtub fer the first time.

We know that seems a bit structured, so after that we will just all run around all crazy-pants inside an burn off all those mousie-calories as we go up an down the cat trees and jump around in the boxes and then even nap.  We figure there are twenty-eleven good nappin placin NOT countin the big watery-bed what could could 30 kittehs without touchin each other (more of course if you like touching).!

And we have the newly crabilated calibrated tunnel to get you all home safely no matter how tired or stuffed you are.


The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy 7th Blogoversary, kitties (and TBT)! We'll be right over to try some mouse hunting. ;)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy 7th blogoversary! We think the sheer number of posts and visitors is pretty darned amazing too, frankly. Well done to TBT and to you all.

We would LOVE to come over for mousie hunting! Woohoo!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy blogaversary! Seven years is a real achievement.

You're seriously going to have mousies in the bathtub? We are SO there! All we ever have in our bathtub is water, and that's no fun at all.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary! 7 years is quite an accomplishment!

We will be back for the mouse hunt. In the meantime, we're gonna practice singing that song so we'll be ready!

Kjelle Bus said...

HAPPY HAPPY 7th Blogoversary !!

Sushi said...

Happy 7th blogoversary! Concatulations!

Fisher and Staff said...

Happy 7th Blogoversary to you all!

ANGEL ABBY said...

Wow how fast time flies -- 7 years. That is a lot to be proud of. Like you we have seen so many changes, good and bad, sad and happy. We rejoice with our furfriends during the good times and console them during the bad. We never realized when we first started blogging that there would be "endings", even one of our own, our dearly beloved muse, Miss AbbaDabba. But we know a lot more now than we did then. We are so happy though to celebrate this milestone with you and we can't wait for the mousie catchin pawty to begin.

Here's to many more posts and years of blogging.


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We will be right over for the mouse hunt. Socks has offered to meow his vast experience catching mice to any kitty that needs help. And Mommy says he must stay inside. But Scylla is going to go outside and play with the mice. She is good at playing with them but she is kinda weird for a cat she refuses to kill them so she will be happy to drop all of hers in the bucket. ~Scylla & Socks

PS: we arent't coming as we don't want to scare any cats but we wanted to wish you a Happy Blogoversary. ~Fenris & Tuiren

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy blogoversary! I'm SO excited about the mousie hunt!

William said...

Happy blogoversary, friends! I've never done a mousie hunt before--sounds like fun!

Random Felines said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! That is lots of years....we are glad to call you friends!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Blogoversary - we are looking forward to joining you on the mouse hunt.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Tillie and Georgia said...

Happy 7th Blogoversary !!!!!!
We just celebrated our 6th yesterday, so we are impressed you (well, TBT) have been blogging for 7 years :O
That is pawsome. We are happy to help you celebrate too! That is one thing we kitties do well :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Mo and The Purries said...

Happy Blogoversary!
from all of us at
Purrchance To Dream

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Blogaversary! Mommy remembers reading about Skeeter and LC way back when we were all just lurking about. Seven years is a huge accomplishment!

We're on our way to mousie hunt, and Maui vows to eat the ENTIRE critter this time with no Mommy around!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Blogoversary!! We're so glad we didn't miss the Mousie Hunt!!!

The Florida Furkids

Flynn said...

Happy Blogoversary! Sounds like it is going to be a great night.

Brian said...

Happy Blogoversary gang and a mouse hunt is such a grand idea!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Happy Blogoversary!
We are glad the tunnel isn't crabilated, err that is calibrated now!

Max said...


Ya know, I still miss Skeeter and LC but I am really glad you guys are here keeping the blog going and taking care of TBT. I hope I'm still around for the next seven years!