by Janet Blue on July 21, 2020

Our First Eight Years

This is our 2,310th post and our eighth blogoversary.

When Kitties Blue and I started this adventure, I knew nothing about blogging, had no idea how many cat-centric blogs existed and did not know by striking out on this endeavor I would meet so many like-minded people or make so many wonderful friends.

I am not going to run through a litany of milestones from the past eight years, but I do want to share a few.

Three new kitties joined our household.



Three beloved cats gained their wings.



We began our Sunday Selfies blog hop on August 17, 2014, and have posted it for 310 consecutive weeks. Lisbeth was our first host.



Astrid married Sampson “Sampy” (Kitty Cat Chronicles) at Blog Paws on May 23, 2016.



Mauricio married Allie (Friends Furever) on July 23, 2016 at Cat Scouts.



Along with Friends Furever we began the series, “The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky,” on October 8, 2019, alternating posts each Tuesday between the two blogs. In fact, Periwinkle & Stinky are off on another adventure today over at Friends Furever. These two little tabbies are always getting into some kind of mischief, and they truly enjoy sharing the fun times with our readers. Pop over and read today’s adventure by clicking the above link to Friends Furever.


These are merely a few of the highlights from the past eight years. We hope you have enjoyed this mini-retrospective and continue to visit us as we go forward.

Angel Lily Olivia, Angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer and I appreciate each and everyone who has ever visited or commented. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here. Thank you, friends! You have made all our lives better and more interesting.

Finally, Kitties Blue are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the badge below.


Timmy Tomcat July 25, 2020 at 1:31 pm

We are so glad to be celebrating with you all. We found you just about at the start and have been coming by ever since. We love you all and hope to follow you for many years to come
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The Swiss Cats July 23, 2020 at 3:10 am

Happy Blogoversary ! We wish you many more to come ! We’re glad to call you friends. Purrs
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Little Binky and Granny July 22, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Extra 8 Pawkisses for a wonderful Blogoversary🐾😽💞
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Marjorie and Harvey July 22, 2020 at 12:06 am

Happy eighth blogoversary.

This is inspiring to hear and looking back I remember the start of the selfies and our determination to visit everyone on the hope as much as we could every week. It has been quite a ride through sunshine and storm and you are still bringing joy to so many.

Thank you.
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meowmeowmans July 21, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Happy blogoversary, dear friends! We are so very grateful for you, and for your friendship. Thank you for bringing so much love and light to the world. 🙂
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Cathy Keisha July 21, 2020 at 10:26 pm

Happy Blogoversary! I’m also sending my condolences on the sudden loss of Mauricio.

Raven July 21, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Happy 8th blogoversary. Lots of changes, adventures, and accomplishments.

Canadian Cats July 21, 2020 at 6:59 pm

Happy Blogiversary to my dear friend. We started in Cat Scouts in August of 2014. Thank heavens we found you soon after. Mau welcomed me into Cat Scouts.

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Ellen Pilch July 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm

Happy Blogoversary! I am thankful to have found your blog 6 years ago. XO
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The Menagerie Mom July 21, 2020 at 6:03 pm

A huge congratulations! You and your blog are such an inspiration.
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The Island Cats July 21, 2020 at 4:57 pm

Congratulations on 8 years of blogging. That is quite an accomplishment. We enjoy Sunday Selfies. Such a fun blog hop!
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Mary McNeil July 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Happy Blogoversary – and many more !

databbiesotrouttowne July 21, 2020 at 2:28 pm

happee annie fursary guyz & heerz two de next 8 🙂 we never rememburr how we meet
R friendz, we R happee that we did tho….& we bee glad we finded yur blog. one oh theez dayz we will post a sun day selfee; even if it endz up bee in three dayz late 🙂 thanx for sharin de add venturez storeez; we due like reedin them each week 🙂 ♥♥♥

Catscue July 21, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Happy 8th Blogoversary!
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CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE July 21, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Happy 8th Blogiversary to you. We hope your doing fine after the loss of ‘Mau’.
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annabelle July 21, 2020 at 1:36 pm

I know your heart is overshadowed by the loss of Mau, but a very happy 8th blogoversary.
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AngelicClowder July 21, 2020 at 11:47 am

Happy 8 years!!
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Sandee July 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

What a wonderful Blogoversary post. I used to lurk here because I didn’t know what I was doing either. I’m glad we both figured it out and realized we just need to reach out and have fun.

I’ll pop over to Friends Furever and see what Periwinkle & Stinky are up to this week.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to the mom. ♥
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Brian Frum July 21, 2020 at 9:50 am

Happy Blogoversary from all of us! We’re so happy you’re here and we’re happy we got to meet you at BlogPaws.
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Eastside Cats July 21, 2020 at 9:28 am

Am so glad that I found your blog; it’s terrific, and doesn’t time fly by?
Happy Blogoversary!
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Eugenia July 21, 2020 at 8:17 am

Happy Blogoversary and I love to read about your kitties. 😻
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The Florida Furkids July 21, 2020 at 8:12 am

Happy Blogoversary! We never thought we would have much to say either but, somehow, we always figure it out. We’re so happy you started blogging because we would never have met if you didn’t. Your friendship means so much to us and Allie and Angel Mau and Noelle and Sawyer (aka Periwinkle and Stinky) would never have met either!!!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Angel Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 21, 2020 at 7:52 am

It’s been a great 8 years! Congratulations on the milestone! Making such great friends is the best by-product of blogging. We are so thankful that we met you guys on your blogging journey and became friends. No — family! Sending love to you, Tom, and the Blue Crew. Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every blog post in the world.

Pam July 21, 2020 at 5:39 am

Happy Blogoversary! Time flies by and only in looking back do we sometimes see just how much FUN there has been. Congratulations – it’s not easy to blog for many years – we think we’ll run out of things to say but you never have and never will. The Kitties Blue crew has had gains and losses but one thing has stayed the same – you are a blog to look forward to, a blog that entertains and educates, makes us smile and takes us away to a place full of love and fun. All the features you’ve started have been big hits – the Hop and Periwinkle/Stinky and all the rest. Thanks for being our friends and for making The Cat On My Head the fun place to visit that it is.

Hugs and love, Pam
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mommakatandherbearcat July 21, 2020 at 5:21 am

Happy Blogoversary! You were one of the very first blogs we fell in love with when we joined the blogosphere – and the Sunday Selfies helped us meet so many new people and taught us what the blogosphere is all about. Thank you!
ps – We love and will never forget Mau, Fiona or Lily Olivia.
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Summer July 21, 2020 at 3:24 am

Happy blogoversary! You’ve accomplished so much in these 8 years!
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 21, 2020 at 2:39 am

Congratulations on your 8th blogoversary!
It was our 14th blogoversary yesterday, but as I only post once a week it will be mentioned in Friday’s post.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 21, 2020 at 1:17 am

Happy Blogoversary!

The blogging world is a wonderful place, and we too are happy to be part of it, though not nearly as long as you all have.
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