Welcome to Kitties Blue
When Kitties Blue and I began this blog two years ago we had no idea what we were doing. We received some basic instructions on how to use WordPress by our web-site designer and then were set loose to make our mark in the blogosphere. For our first 36 posts, our commenters consisted of one to a handful of friends. With our 37th post, “Scary Cat” on Halloween Wordless Wednesday 2012 we received three comments from individuals we didn’t know. It wasn’t until November 27, 2012, that we received comments from two individuals who still comment occasionally.
It was just last month when our legitimate comments surpassed our spam comments in number received. As of Sunday evening, we had received 10,153 valid comments. And if you were with us yesterday, you know that today marks our 401st post.
One goal I have for the blog which we have yet to achieve—receiving 50 comments on a post. Maybe today will be our lucky day.
We were going to hang some streamers to celebrate, but Giulietta had other things in mind and refused to let go of them. With that in mind, we will just have to proceed to a special award for all our followers and our giveaway.
Without those of you who have befriended us during the last two years we either would have given up this project or been foundering untethered somewhere in space. It is with our sincere and heartfelt appreciation that we made a little something for all of you. It is an award, but it comes with NO rules. We would be honored if you would display it on your blog and link to us, but that is up to each of you. We want to thank Nellie (
Cat from Hell The Thoughts and Mewsings of Nellie in the City) for designing this cool badge that we used to create the award.
And now for the fun part—our giveaway. We have two items and you only need to leave a comment prior to Thursday morning (July 24) at 8 a.m. EDT to be in the drawing. The first is for an autographed copy of the book, Sal Everybody’s Pal, which we reviewed recently. If you click on the book name, you can read the review and see some of the exquisite illustrations from the book. This giveaway is open to all readers.
The second item we will be giving away is this new Drinkwell Fountain. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
Winners will be determined by using Random.org.
So it seems we we should finally get this party started. Today we are serving catnip cupcakes and lemonade. Please help yourselves and enjoy.
And once again, thank you so much for following us. We hope you will continue to do so in the future.
With purrs and paw-pats from Kitties Blue and hugs from me, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Janet
Dat is so Pawsum. ConCats on yous blogovewsawy an what a gweat givaway. 🙂 Wees just glad tu know yous. Wees will happily display da badge wiff a link back. Altho’ it might take us a while tu get it up…just sayin’ mommys mind is goin’. MOL
happee 2 annie fur sarry guys N heerz ta 895 mor…we think ya hitted 50 comments heer N sorree we iz late with de best fishes…thanx for de partee cakes….we finded a few left over N they bee grate !!! we bee happee ta haz bee come friends over de yeer N glad we finded yur blog N ewe ourz coz we noe e mail noe tiss haz knot been veree help full late lee bout posts huh !! heerz ta a wild whitefish wednesday as well ♥♥♥♥♥
Happy Happy 2nd Blogversary and on your 401 post. We are glad to be bloggie friends. We love having cats blog friends. Golden Woofs
Looks like a fun party – love the catnip cupcakes! Happy Blogiversary!
Happy 2nd Blogoversary to mew all, and I must say mew’ve done a truly pawesome job here, mega impressed!!!
Wishing mew a supurr purry day and many, many more pawesome posts
MeWowZa! Look at all the comments! You sure got more than 50, and we are glad to be your furriend, too!
Phew…never thought I’d get to the bottom of this list! Another concatulations fur your accomplishment and thank you fur your words of encouragement fur us new kits on the block. Paw Paw fur now, Purrsea =^,,^=
Sorry I missed your pawty. Happy 2nd Blogoversary. May you have many more.
oh yea!! You far surpassed your goal of 50 comments!! And I think I may be #80!! WOOT WOOT!! And we really would love to win that fountain. We have a certain senior cat, Miss Tabbie, who was recently adopted and she totally LOVES fountain water and needs a new one at her forever home. Her new Mom is 90 years old but looks and acts like a youngster. She and Miss Tabbie are quite the pair. HAPPY HAPPY Blogiversary. We are so happy you stuck with it and that Mom L and Dad P got to meet your human Mom. Sorry to not always show up in comments…we have given up trying to comment on every blog we follow as we are doing more direct cat rescue work and it all takes such time. We love each and every one of you!!!
So very sorry that we missed your true Second Blogaversary, but the Concats is as heartfelt today as it would have been yesterday!!!! Hope you had a fantastic day! We love visiting you and are so glad that you are one of the wonderful Blogs that we found to follow.
Marty and Mom
congratulations on your blogoversary. how fun. it’s really nice to have found you online.
Happy Blogoversary to you all! 2 years Wow time flies when you’re having fun,love to you all and hugs to you mum,xx Speedy and Rachel
We sure want to wish you a wonderful blogoversary. We sure are glad that you started blogging and we enjoy coming here. Hope you had a great day. Sorry we are a day late.
ConCATulations on 400 blogs! That is very impressive!
Truthfully,I hadn’t heard of you until Debbie from Glogirly posted this link. But now that I have read you, I do want to follow.
We are a little late, but just have to say, Happy Blogoversary! You sure have it going on, and lots to be proud of. Love your blog.
ConCATulations 2 years wow same as us xxx Keep going 🙂
We love your blog 🙂
Athena and Marie
Concatulations on your bloggyversary! Purrs, Addycat
CONGRATS, I think I am comment #70 — you MADE IT!
HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! May the years to come be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip. Lots & LOTS of the nip!
PS. You made catnip cupcakes? CATNIP CUPCAKES? How wonderfully excellent! purrs
Happy Happy Blogaversary, and we see our comment will make 68!!!! We love visiting you guys…here’s to another 400 posts and BEYOND!
Congratulations on your 2nd blogoversary and on receiving more than 50 comments.
It looks like you achieved your goal! Congrats on your blogoversary! Love, Crepes.
Woo Hoo looks like you really smashed that 50 comment barrier. That is so great. We are purrty new to blogging ourselves and really love how so many have taken to visiting us regularly. In fact special friends you you! We really are looking furward to winning that great book if Bast looks kindly on us!
Thanks so much for the past 2 years of fun and looking forward to many more.
Thanks Mau for the birthday wishes at Cat Scouts
Happy Blogoversary and Concatulations on over 50 comments! Yay! What wonderful giveaways! We’re crossing our paws that we win!
Happy Blogoversary gang!!! You sure blew that 50 comment thing away!
YAY! Concats on 2 YEARS! And over 400 posts!! ANd you’re totally rockin’ the comments – we’re 61! Wooooo!!!
Happy blogoversary. We hope you will be blogging for a long time, we certainly enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for the nip cupcake and lemonade. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
Yow happy 401 bloggie post me Sisfurz n Brofur n Aunti Janet!! yer taekn da werld by storm n we adorez all of ya so much! Cuud we enter da contest n if me name iz picked me wuud lub to gift dat drinker to Bacon, Hemi n MouseGurl at PigLove if dat iz okayz??? Pleeze let Mum nose if it iz all rite.
Guilietta me wuud nott give up dem streemerz either…dey look like a grrrreat toy fer shure!
Wishin all of ya a BERY Happy n fun filled day!!
Much lub yer old Sisfur Nylablue n old Mum too 🙂
Happy Blogoversary and ConCats on 400 posts!!!! We see you’ve already passed 50 comments today!!!!
The Florida Furkids with special smoochies to Mau from Allie
Happy Blogaversary from Ali and myself. We are in cat scouts with you. Hope you have many more blogaversaries to come! Hugs and Purrs, Ali
Congratulations on your Blog-O-Versary!!!
We think that your wish has been exceeded and I believe I am #55 commenting today!
Happy 2nd Blogoversary! We are so glad you continued in your writing and blogging and we hope you do so for many many more years.
Congratulations on your 2 year blogoversary! So tickled to be part of the celebration and to know my book is headed to a good furever home! Thank you so much for being such a good mommy and friend to the kitties of this world.
Hugs and purrs,
Happy Blogoversary. You have done a great job in such a short time.
Concatulations on your blogoversary. As you can see from my blog name, I am a dog named Chazz. My mom started my blog art r she adopted me. I sure would like to read that book and hab that fountain. We review dog themed books at my blog and would love to review a story about kitteh adoption. OK sothank you for the chance of these pawrizes. Happy Blogging!
Thanks, Kitties Blue, for following our blog and we wish you another year of great blog success! It looks like you will get more than 50 comments here, so there’s another goal you can check off your list!
Well, unless someone hits publish first, we’ll be comment 50. Happy Blogoversary.
Well according to the stats I’m comment 49! 🙂
Congrats on the blogoversary!
Happy 2nd Blogoversary! A wonderful day to be sure, as will the next 401 posts! Congratulations! Have fun today celebrating! Purrs…
Congratulations and happy second blogoversary!!! So proud of you!!!
Happy Blogoversary! We love you guys. Here’s to many more years of blogging…and furiendship. (And we see you’ve almost reached that goal of 50 comments. We bet you’ll surpass it!)
Happy blogoversary! We sure are so glad you have stuck with it, because we are truly blessed by your friendship. Here’s to many, many more years, and lots more posts!
Looks like you’re well on your way to 50 comments. Yay!
Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and Mom Tracey and Dad Kevin
HAPPY HAPPY SECOND BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!!!! We love your blog and are so happy to have met you both online and in pawson!! You don’t have to worry about reaching 50 comments today, you are going to go waaaaaaay past that!!!!! Here’s to many more blogoversaries!
Happy Blogoversary. If you hit 50 comments, I’ll be one jealous cat cos I’ve been blogging over 5 years and still haven’t hit 50. MOL! You don’t need to enter me. TW says having one Drinkwell fountain to clean is more than enough. Anyway, concats on 2 years and I hope you’re around many, many more years.
Happy Anniversary and I hope you get your 50 comments today 🙂
CONCATULATIONS!!!!! We are so happy for you that you celebrating such a momentous achievement. We completely understand what it’s like to have just a couple of comments on a post here or there. It’s so awesome that you all have come such a long way, and we are so happy that we came across your blog and have now developed a wonderful friendship with you. We wish you all the best going forward, and it looks like 50 comments on today’s post is very doable! Woohoo! We are going to share about your giveaway on our Facebook and Twitter. And of course, we will be adding our beautiful blogoversary award badge to our sidebar and linking back to you!
Sampson sends lots of love and kisses to Astrid, and we are all sending so many hugs and purrs!
P.S. The catnip cupcakes and lemonade are delicious! Thank you!
(Hope leaving this reply comment doesn’t mess up anything for the giveaway. If it does, please delete it!)
Concatulations! 2 Years! Oh my goodness, it seems JUST LIKE YESTERDAY!!!!
Thanks so furry much for using my badge (blush) me is totally honored.
Lots and Lots of kisses for each and everyone of yous!
Nellie – The Cat FDrom Hell
Congrats!! I just found your blog. Seems pretty purrrfect to me!
Happy blogoversary…and here’s to many, many more! That book looks absolutely purr-fect!
I have only recently started reading your blog, love it. Please continue writing for all us cat lovers out there!
Sorry I’ve been one of those haphazard visitors. We do like your blog, but some days we just don’t make it around to read blogs.
Two whole years!!! In human years that’s close to twenty years! Way to go!! We think that’s totally awesome. We’ve been working on our blog for a while but lately we’ve been too busy playing outside to say much. That doesn’t mean we aren’t thinking about you and reading what you’re saying! Have a super fantastic day. By the way, the catnip cupcakes look purrrfectly fabulous!!! Purrs and soft paw pats to all of you! 🙂
Concatulations on your 2 years of blogging ! 2 years of blogging and 401 posts, what a milestone ! We’re looking forward to reading you for many years to come ! Thank you for the pawty, we love the catnip cupcakes ! Purrs
Congratulations on your 2nd year of blogging! You are definitely going to make 50 comments today. Yummy catnip cupcakes 🙂
Happy Blogoversary!! We are glad we found you a while ago!!! It took us some time to get followers and commenters too…but it is so fun when things pick up!
Concats to you all! what a great achievement as it is no mean feat to get around the blogosphere and find your followers 🙂 we may be only recent but that is how it starts..we all come across each other and the circle widens..we would be proud to dsplay the badge and link to your blog..it;s a big world becoming smaller every day 😉 hugs Fozziemum xx
Happy 2nd blogoversary!
Happy 2nd Blogoversary! You are doing a great job! It’s so addicting, isn’t it, plus you meet so many great friends.
Well my friends it’s a BIG DAY…..a second blogaversary is a milestone worth celebrating that’s for sure. It’s a pleasure to know all of you – here, through our blog and of course at Cat Scouts! I have a feeling you’ll reach your goal today of 50 comments. Have a wonderful celebration. Mom and I sent you an email with a card – we hope today is full of fun and love which is the way we should celebrate EVERY day!
Hugs, Sammy (and Mom)
Happy Blogoversary! Concatulations!!! So happy for you.
Can’t take part in your giveaway since I’m Canadian but just wanted to say happy blogiversary anyway! Congrats!
Happy Anniversary, my friends! I am glad we are all friends. I think you are wonderful! Hug.
Concats Kitties Blue and Mom Janet on your two year Blogaversay and 401st post. Apaws……… Apaws Such a big milestone you have reached. It is such a delight each morning to find out more about my Cat Scout furrend Mauricio and his seven sisfurs. Thank you for making our mornings more informative.
C S Charles
Happy,happy blogaversary! We are so happy we have had a chance to get to know you through your blog and look forward to learning more about you.
Happy,happy blogaversary! 400 posts is a great milestone. We can’t wait to read the next 400!
Happy Blogoversary, Kitties Blue and Mom! The catnip cupcakes look very nommy!
Happy 2nd Blog anniversary to you and we hope you have many more years of fun and followers. We have missed you.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
Happy Blogoversary, Janet. I feel we have known you forever 🙂 So glad we found you! We sometimes get 50 comments but that might be because we only post once or twice a week! xx
Happy 2nd Blogoversary to all of you. I will drink a toast to many more.
HAPPY HAPPY 2nd Blogoversary !
Hope to see you around for many many moore 🙂
Happy blogaversary dear sisfurs and brofur! Concatulations on such a beautiful blog. Thank you again for having me as an honorary kittie blue, it really does mean a lot to me. I LOVE the catnip cupcakes they’re pawesome. Enjoy your day and I hope you reach 50 comments. Lots of love Bailey
Happy 2nd Blogoversary! We are happy we’ve had the chance to get to know you 🙂 Here’s to many more years of blogging!
Happy Blogoversary! We look forward to the many years to come!
Huge purrs and congrats on your blogoversary. It’s a milestone you can be proud of. Have a wonderful day and week!
Happy Blogoversary!! Hope you have some extra special treats from your human today!
Ms. Stella O’Houligan
Happy blogoversary. I know the 50 comments feeling hee hee. We did it once but it wasn’t a time we want to remember now. We aim for 10 or 15 comments and think woohoo and work hard, like you!
Congratulations on your fantastic achievement!!!
We are so honored to call you *friend.*
What a wonderful giveaway too! …we missed your post on that book. The illustrations are just beautiful.
Here’s to 400 more posts!
Glogirly, Katie & Waffles
Happy 2nd Blogaversary, sweet furriends! Did you say this was a house-trashing pawty? We hope so!
Happy Second Anniversary! I faithfully follow by email but don’t comment. I remedied that today as I want you to get to fifty comments. Purrs to all xx
Happy Blogoversary, Furiends! We are super glad you stuck with it! I’ve only gotten 50 comments maybe twice? Once was a commentathon on our 3rd (?) blogoversary? Actually, to tell you the troof, I don’t even want THAT many comments because I can hardly make the Human keep up with the 25 or sometimes 30 kitties who comment on my blog now! I have loved getting to know you all over the past couple years! XOXOXOXO to all of you, and your secretary too 😉
Happy blogoversary! You have come a long way in just two years! Keep up the great work!
Happy 2nd Blogoversary Kitties Blue and Mom Janet! Congratulations on your 401st post and two years of blogging, that is fantastic! We really think the world of you and wish you many happy blogging years ahead. Giulietta, way to commandeer the streamers, beautiful girl!
Clooney & Neytiri
No need to enter us–we just want to wish you a happy blogoversary!
I am delighted this is your 401st blog….its hard for me to imagine with me having about 27. It is also nice to know that folk weren’t flocking toward your blog at first and it took time to build up a following. I’m delighted if 5 people look at my blog and when its someone I don’t know I’m beside myself! Hope you have many more blogs as mom and I enjoy them so much.