BLOGOVERSARY WRAP-UP AND PRIZES

by Janet Blue on July 25, 2013

Being brought up as a good, part-Irish, Catholic, young lady, my mother instilled in me the need to feel guilty about everything! So, I realized that the very beautiful award that the kitties made for me, and which I passed on, left out way too many of our bloggy friends. With this in mind, I created a badge to commemorate the day. If you came by to visit that day or in the subsequent days and are so inclined to display such things, here it is. Even if you received the Multi-Cat Blog Award, you are welcome to display this as well.

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My mother also taught me to say please and thank you. So, here is a GIANT-SIZED THANK YOU to all who did stop by. Your comments were so complimentary and encouraging that I know I must continue to write about all of our past, current and future felines. As another way to say thank you, either the kitties or I have responded individually to each comment. I normally do not do this, but thought this occasion warranted me telling each of you how much I appreciate you. Of course, as I have been hogging the computer, this has left the kitties terribly behind on commenting on all of your posts. They do continue to make the rounds as best they can and ask you to forgive them if they miss a day or two.

The glassy-eyed stare of Lily Olivia after indulging in a little too much of the nip.

Lily Olivia gives her dad a glassy-eyed stare after indulging in a little too much of the nip.

Now on to the pawty report.

Prior to everyone arriving, we had a few quality assurance checks to perform. As Lily is not much of a pawty animal, she volunteered to check out the nip.

The nip wasn’t the only thing tested prior to the arrival of our guests. Just about all of the meowmates had to try out their newest toy: Cat’s Meow. (By the way, this is the prize that will be awarded to one of those giving me the name(s) of legitimate multi-cat blog(s) that I had overlooked. A few more goodies will be added.)

Fiona demonstrates her agility during her final pre-party toy check.

Fiona demonstrates her agility during her final pre-party toy check. (Sorry for the blurry photo…cat in motion.)

The kitties and I stumbled onto another multi-cat blog a couple of days ago. They have nine stunning kitties and the blog is called, Catmumdo. They are another blog from the U.K. I let them know that they were entitled to the award, and they nicely left us a comment on the blogoversary post. Of course, my greedy kitties wanted to know if that entitled them to a contest entry. In one word, “NO!” A word they claim not to understand.

Calista Jo tries to sweet talk the squirrel into joining the pawty goers inside the catio.

Calista Jo tries to sweet talk the squirrel into joining the pawty goers inside the catio.

 

 

 

 

 

Besides playing with the Cat’s Meow and other toys and donning some of Sammy’s (onespoiledcat) special costumes which he generously brought along to the party, we had a floor show. No self-respecting blogoversary should be without a floor show. An indulging squirrel agreed to perform with the promise of extra sunflower seeds. Though the photos did not turn out very well as he was steadfast in his demand that he must remain outside the catio, the kitties still begged me to share one.

I had absolutely no idea how much kitties like bacon, as I have never served it to any of my cats past or present. As I pretty much spent all day in the kitchen cooking the bacon, I have decided that for next year’s blogoversary pawty I will roast a pig (or two if necessary). Maybe we’ll have a luau theme next year.

On to the prizes. I know that’s why most of you are here today.

The winner of the Grand Prize Cat’s Meow as selected by Random.org is: Cathy Keisha from Stunning Keisha. With only four entries and Cathy Keisha having two (one she suggested was disqualified for not posting since November 2012), her chances of winning were pretty good.

The others who were in this drawing were Sparkle the Designer Cat and Team Tabby. As neither one won the Grand Prize, each was placed in the drawing for the second prize.

The winner of the random drawing from all those who left a comment prior to midnight the 24th (determined by Random.org) is: Banjo at Corner of a Cat’s Mind. Banjo will have to wait until his prize arrives to see what he gets.

The multi-cat blogs suggested for our blogoversary award were:

Cheshire Loves Karma  The Bassie Bulletin  Mickey’s Musings ♥ Pikku Punapippuri Catmumdo 

I am currently working on notifying the new recipients of the Multi-Cat Blog Award as well as the prize winners.

Thanks so much to all the kitties who attended our pawty and all who entered our drawing by leaving a comment. The kitties and I are blessed to have made so many friends in the past year. Please don’t forget to take your badge.

 

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Catherine July 31, 2013 at 7:48 am

I hope you received Banjo’s mailing address. I emailed it again. Let me know if not. xo Catherine & Banjo
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Dash Kitten July 29, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Wow – what a line up of prize winners!!! * high paw guys *

Flynn July 27, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Concats to the winners and belated happy Blogoversary to you. Sorry I couldn’t get there on the day but I was in lock up.
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Whisppy July 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Your nip plant is super huge! We finally got Mommy to plant some catnip seeds so we hope we’ll have a nice big pot of nip soon. 🙂
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Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey July 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm

It sure is encouraging to know how many people have multi-cat homes. I hope it is something that we see more and more of. I realize not everyone can have 8 cats like I do, but I think if people can have at least two it is so nice for the cats to have the companionship.

Thank you for the lovely comment you left me on your Blogoversary post – very touching and I appreciate it very much.

Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

Savannah's Paw Tracks July 27, 2013 at 11:47 am

what a pawty!! Great winners! Love your badge! You all rock!! So purrleased to know you
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Catherine July 27, 2013 at 6:53 am

Gosh! It looks like everyone had a good time at the party. And how exciting that Banjo won a prize! Very very sweet!
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The Paw Relations July 27, 2013 at 6:27 am

What a pawsome badge to give away. Concatulations to the winners.
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Athena July 27, 2013 at 1:58 am

Looks like you all had great fun 🙂 Congrats to the winners!
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie July 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

MOWZERS! What fun! Did you manage to convince the Squirl to pawty wif you???
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meowmeowmans July 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm

OMC! Look at that nip plant! That’s simply magnificent. 🙂

ConCATulations to the winners!
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Cheshire Kitten July 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I’m flattered that someone suggested my blog! Happy Blogoversary

Cathy Keisha July 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

OMC! Guess it pays to have 50% of the entries. Your pawty was great. I must be a strange kitty. I don’t like bacon and I don’t like prawns. Hope you enjoy the blogs. Cheshire’s human did one of the lectures TW attended at Blogpaws. Look for an email from me. BTW, Pop loves your cats’ names.
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Abby July 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Woo hoo concats to all of those lovely winners!
Everyone is a winner in our book! 🙂
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Brian July 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm

That was quite the pawty! Congrats to all the winners!!!!!
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Random Felines July 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

we SO gotta get mom to plant some nip like that!!! we are gonna go check out a couple of those blogs we haven’t seen before 🙂

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101.com) July 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Concats to everyone. You’re one of our winners for the Drinkwell fountain giveaway!
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Nerissa's Life July 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

WHOA! That’s SOME nip! That’s the most gorgeous, amazin’ pot of nip I have ever, EVER seen! You think you could give my ol’ peepers a few lessons in the growin’ of the nip? Please??? My gosh, she needs ’em.

Purrs,
Nissy
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal July 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

ConCATulations to efurryone 🙂
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Caren Gittleman July 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

CONCATULATIONS to the winners! I am sure that CK will be thrilled!
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The Florida Furkids July 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

ConCatulations to the winners!!

The Florida Furkids
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Timmy Tomcat July 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

Nice Pawty
BUT
Dad just got stung for a double order and now has to go an sort this out…
Hisssssssssssss
Any company that does things like this is off our books
Dad and Timmy
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Timmy Tomcat July 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

Well now that he checked it may have been his Faux Pas. They still have not sent a email though
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Jobi and Fisher July 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

You have been busy! Congratulations to all the winners.
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Sam and Pam July 26, 2013 at 6:31 am

LOVE the badge (thanks!) and will proudly display it to declare that we were THERE for the big event. It was a fabulous par-tay and you most certainly treated us all to a day of FUN and yummy things like BACON (which as you know I am a HUGE fan of!!)……..we are SO happy to know all of you – we Virginians have to stick together you know…….BIG HUGS TO ALL OF YOU from me and my Mom.

Love, Sammy
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Sometimes, Cats Herd You July 26, 2013 at 6:01 am

How fun. Concats to the winners, and happy blogaversary again.
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CATachresis July 26, 2013 at 5:45 am

ConCats to efurryone!!! 🙂
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Molly The Wally July 26, 2013 at 3:40 am

Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
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Andrea and the Celestial Kitties July 26, 2013 at 3:28 am

Oh I missed your party! I’m so sorry, but let me say a very heart felt Happy Blogoversary!
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Cherry City Kitties July 25, 2013 at 10:42 pm

concats to all! Great pawty!
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Beverly July 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Thanks for creating such a beautiful badge to remember your special day, and allowing us to display it on our sites. The colors are so boo-tee-full!! You put a lot of energy into celebrating your blogoversary and it shows!
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The Island Cats July 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

What a fun celebration…and congrats to the winners!
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McGuffy Ann Morris July 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Congratulations to everyone.
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Molly The Wally July 26, 2013 at 3:40 am

We are having a problem leaving a comment. Congratulations and well done all. Hope it was a great party. We have not heard back from Nylablue. We sent you an email asking for a new nomination asap.
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