Good morning, Peaches here! Holy Cat is it really that time again? As alpha cat in the household, it's my job to make all announcement and instigate all celebrations.
Believe it or not, this is Carol's 4th Blogoversary We can understand why she wants to write about US! What confuses us is if OTHER cats get involved. More on that as we go along.
Several milestones this year!
1) Carol had a blog makeover by talented artistic Debbie of Glogirly Design. Those cute pink circles around us, surrounded by actual peaches & paprika pix didn't happen by accident!
2) Carol's photo-art of me & Paprika for National Button Day won a finalist place in the Cat Writers Association contest. Boy were we happy! She's going to be hard to live with now! She never would have been a finalist for anything if not for us! We'll point out the photo later.
3) Carol started working on her first book about...guess who? She's hoping some of our Facebook readers who say they love us so much will be interested. She is starting to read up on a world totally new to her!
4) We got more popular on Facebook, and our LIKES went to over 10,000. It sounds good but is a mixed blessing.
5) Our blog got less traffic than last year despite our prancing around in cute costumes but our human says she is working on some new approaches. We'll see!
Carol wants to thank everyone who contributed to our blogging world by hosting blog hops, putting together books, Christmas Lists and other activities...it's definitely a group effort! She was going to put together a list of names but since she is a total cluts she will probably leave out someone so pawleez consider it a group hug!
2018 - 2019 Retrospective:
We like to do a retrospective each blogoversary of the past year's photo highlights so here goes!
March 2019 photos
SPRING FORWARD TIME - Our human tried to disturb our beauty rest on this day, claiming our clock was wrong. Clock, Shmock! I told Paprika: "ignore her."
We also hosted a really cool MEOWY GRAS Parade of our Facebook readers for Mardi Gras. Everyone was all excited about it. This is one of the occasions where we feel the slideshow should have been all about us. But she insisted on involving other felines.
An extremely important holiday took place in April: my namesake, PEACH COBBLER DAY! You can see why this was a "MUST CELEBRATE!"
Hot on the heels of Peach Cobbler Day, came NATIONAL HAIRSTYLISTS DAY. Paprika and I had a great time playing dress up!
In May we came back to earth abruptly because it was CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM DAY! I tried to instruct Paprika on etiquette for this activity but she was impervious to suggestions.
National Wine Day
As you can see, I have no inhibitions about enjoying myself!
2nd Annual Memorial Honoring
For the second time, we honored kitties belonging to our Facebook and blogger friends groups.
Imagine our surprise during HOT AIR BALLOON DAY when we found ourselves suddenly in the air!
And for FATHER'S DAY, we honored the many KITTY DADS of our friends. there were more than we thought!
Summer is filled with exciting opportunities. To celebrate BARBERSHIP QUARTET day, our human recruited Bionic Basil from the Bionic Basil blog & one kitten friend of her own.
Creative Cat Event
We also celebrated BODY PAINTING DAY by "painting" many cat friends and having an unbelievable slideshow!
Lots of great summer holidays came along like this one. It was not easy to teach Paprika about marshmallows, though....
We continued to celebrate Tummy Tuesdays throughout the year!
Our Rosh Hashanah celebration was met with great enthusiasm.
Paprika's Dental Surgery
In September my sister Paprika had a couple teeth pulled. The big news is, she was given her own TENT afterwards to rest in. And I, her big sister was not permitted to enter. The nerve!
An important holiday awaits us in October!
Our 2018 Halloween event
We also hosted a Black & Orange Cat Spooktacular for our Facebook friends and interested bloggers.
National Button Day
This was one of our Uber cute pictures. It's the one that placed in the FINALS of the CWA contest. Don't we look like sweet little innocents? We're not that innocent!
For a brand new excursion, we tried out Cyber Monday, hearing about free catnip...we think it was a "come on" though as we couldn't get into the computer to get the catnip out...
December was a fun month for all cats!
SECRET PAWS...YUM! both packing & receiving provided incredible thurrillls!
At long last Christmas Eve arrived and we crawled into our stockings...I was a bit worried
We then made a slideshow of all the other Bloggers' Cards (those who volunteered)...it was enjoyed by all!
January brought snow, birds and National Squirrel Day!
Another January holiday we could not resist was Bubble Bath Day! Paprika took it little too seriously ...but that's how she is!.
In February we lost friend Wally of the Island Cats blog and a great loss to our blogging community it was indeed.
What a sweet month is February indeed, otherwise. A time to show love!
What? Another wine holiday?
If you've been patient enough to read this far we want to compliment you on being he most patient reader in the world. Would you like some PINOT MEOW to celebrate with us? Maybe some Cabernet Claw?
|Most Patient Reader Award|
Thank you again to all for all the camaraderie, support, blogger hops, events, and I hope we hope to keep blogging a long long time!