by Janet Blue on July 21, 2017

If you had asked us five tears ago to predict if we’d still be posting five years later, we wouldn’t have had a clue. We’d never read a blog, and we had little to no idea what we were doing. Yet here we are today. If you’d like to know why we are still blogging after five years, our reason is YOU. Each and every person who has ever visited or left a comment is the entire reason for our existence.

We have met so many amazing anipals and made friends that are dear to our hearts. So stopping now isn’t an option. We would miss all of you too much.

Many bloggers do a retrospective of the past year on their blogoversary. We will do a mini one, as you know what has happened if you follow us.

  • The low point of our year was the passing of our beloved Fiona on December 1 with Sammy (OneSpoiledCat) following a day later.
  • The high point was Fiona delivering Cooper Murphy to us on January 7.
  • Mau and Allie were married at Cat Scouts on July 23, 2016, and will celebrate their first anniversary on our Sunday Selfies blog hop.
  • We won a few badges that were not Greenies on the Tuesday Teaser, including this week’s First Commenter badge.

  • We enjoyed using our imaginations to create art for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty‘s Caturday Art blog hop, TwoSpoiledCats Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and the Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen (15AndMeowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader).
  • Lily Olivia turned 18 and joined the Crotchety Cougars Club.
  • Cooper Murphy became a Cat Scout and joined the Tabby Cat Club.











Now that we have bored you with that rundown, let’s get this party started. We have all kinds of delicious noms and beverages. And Mau baked us a cake in his Cat Scouts Bake Shop.

blogoversary feast

blogoversary feast

blogoversary desserts

blogoversary cocktailsblogoversary champagne

blogoversary cake


If you have any interest in reading our very first post, here it is: “Why the Cat on My Head?” It is super short and has no photos.


To celebrate our blogoversary, we are having a giveaway for some additional loot from the BlogPaws Conference. If you’d like to be entered to win, please leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, July 24, at 5 p.m. ET. The winner will be selected using and announced the following day.

Friendly Fill-Ins

We normally participate in this blog hop each Friday but will postpone our entry until tomorrow and include it with our Caturday Art.

Thank You

We may not have written about Fiona yesterday for our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post, but a dear friend did. Mom Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) wrote an adorable poem, entitled, “Fiona the Ferrier,” and did a doodle featuring her. We all hope you click on the link and read it.  Thank you from all of us, including Mom and Dad. This warmed our hearts.

Thanks for being our followers and friends and joining us for our blogoversary party. You rock!

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Hemingway and Steinbeck July 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Concatulations on five years!!! You throw an awesome party. The food looks marvelous!!!!
Stereo purrs………Hemingway and Steinbeck
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Ruby July 23, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Heeeey! I am so glads that I finally met you…sorry it took me five years to find your FABulous bloggie though! BOL/MOL! Better late than nevers! I do loves your bloggie, and I loves the Sunday Selfie…I likes selfies, and it gives me a chance to show off my furs ☺
Ruby ♥

Valentine July 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm

What a milestone celebration! How wonderful for you! And wow, you outdid yourselves on preparing on the tasty nom treats! Cheers to your next five years!
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Deziz World July 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm

A meowsy big Concats on 5 years. Dat’s pawsum!!! Here’s to lots and lots more years at it. We would luv to be entered in da give away. Dat’s so wonderful of you to give us da oppurtunity to win somethin’. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Peaches & Paprika July 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

Happy Happy Blogoversary! Thank you thank you thank you for all you’ve done for our community. We would not have started our blog if it weren’t for your nifty Sunday hop! We just HAD to do it! You’ve greatly enriched everyone’s lives!!! We are enjoying all the refreshments you’ve posted for your blogoversary party and wish to order hamburgers! Love, Carol, Peaches & Paprika

Timmy July 23, 2017 at 7:08 am

What a great 5 years it has been! We feel blessed to know you all and have laughed and cried along with you. Thank so much for letting us all into your lives. This commentathon is further proof that you are a caring and loving family. We feel blessed to know you!
Timmy, Dad Pete and Family
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Harvey Button July 23, 2017 at 5:17 am

Happeee Blogoversareeeeee

Well done you guys! * high paw *
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Little Binky and Granny July 23, 2017 at 3:31 am

Happy 5th Blogoversary, KittiesBlue. Thank Cat the pawty is still running, I wouldn’t have missed it in a mil…five years. Cheers to all of you and five Extra Pawkisses for the Occasion and for a lot more to come 🙂 <3
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Prancer Pie July 23, 2017 at 1:28 am

What an EPIC pawty!
Happy Blogoversary, sweet furriends.

jansfunnyfarm July 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Oops, we almost missed your blogoversary. And your giveaway. Happy Blogoversary! We wish you many, many more!

Charles Huss July 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm

Happy blogoversary. You have accomplished a lot in 5 years and have much to be proud of.
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Stephanie B July 22, 2017 at 8:05 am

Congratulations on your 5th Blogoversary may there be many more to come. that food looks soon delicious!!! Have fun!!!

Jenny From As the World Purrs July 21, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Happy blogoversary!

meowmeowmans July 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Happy fifth blogoversary, dear friends! WE are super glad you have stuck with the blogging, too. We couldn’t imagine the blogosphere without you, or our lives without your friendship. Big hugs, and wishes for many, many more blogoversaries still to come.
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Raven July 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Happy 5th Blogoversary! That’s quite an accomplishment.
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Cathy Keisha July 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Happy Blogoversary to y’all! You don’t have to enter us since we went to BlogPaws. BTW, you’re right about the heat bothering TW. She was nauseous and had a headache all day
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Ellen Pilch July 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Sorry we are so late to this most important date. Happy 5th Blogoversary! I am thankful that you blog and for your friendship. Here’s to many more years of blogging! I saw Lorianne’s poem for Fiona, it was beautiful. XO

Beverly July 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Wow! Five years! Hope you Kitties Blue keep going.I love reading you each and every day! I know how you feel — I stopped my blog several years ago and even though I’m doing other writing now, I miss blogging! I think it is the camaraderie among everyone in the blogosphere. YOU MAKE US ALL SO HAPPY! 🙂

The Island Cats July 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Happy Blogoversary! We’re SO glad you’re still blogging…and we wish you many more years of blogging and furiendship. ♥
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Happy 5th Blogoversary! I read the poem yesterday and thought it was lovely.

Mary McNeil July 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Concatulations on your Blogoversary – and many more !

emma and buster July 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Kitties, mommy gained 10 lbs just looking at the photos of your spread.

Happy big 5 blogoversary!
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The Swiss Cats July 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Happy Fifth Blogoversary ! That’s a milestone ! We love your blog, and wish you many many more to come ! Purrs
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

Congratulations on your 5th Blogiversary! I do so enjoy following along with all the news and antics. I have been entertained, informed, saddened, uplifted, and cheered by your entries. I’m looking forward to the next five years! Hugs to all! 🤗😻
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mommakatandherbearcat July 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Happy Fifth Blogoversary! You were one of our very first blogging friends and the Sunday Selfies introduced us to so many more! We’re thankful for all of you!

Edie Chase July 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Happy Blogaversary!!!

Canadian Cats July 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Happy 5th Blogaversary my friends. I must go back and look at your first post and see if it was as much of a winner as ours was. I was so delighted someone looked at it. MOL The poem done of Fiona was lovely. I will grab a few chicky wings for mom and I will have some Pacific Salmon. Thanls to all.

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caren gittleman July 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm

You have certainly accomplished a TON in a mere five years!! Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!! We love ALL OF YOU AND YOUR blog and wish you many, many more happy blogging years! Thanks for this pawesome party too!!!

Colehaus Cats July 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Happy, HAPPY 5th Blogoversary! We remember your first post. It helped us feel that we weren’t being crazy, having just started cat blogging six months before you. We hope you celebrate this day and…. say, are those bacon cookies????

Margie July 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Happy Happy Blogoversary. Hope you have a really great day. The food looks so yummy, we are going to go dig in. Take care.
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Eastside Cats July 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Happy 5th Blogoversary! I read that pretty poem to Angel Fiona the Ferrier; delightful! I am so sorry for your loss.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Happy Blogoversary!!! Five years – Wow!! What a milestone! We are glad that you guys have kept at it. You know you are some of our very bestest furiends! We love you guys and look forward to many more years of your adventures! We love you! Sampy sends Astrid 2093485298367459827139248 kisses, and we all send love and hugs!

BeadedTail July 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Happy Blogoversary! So many things have happened both good and bad but we’re glad you share it with us. We look forward to many more years of your antics too!
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Brian Frum July 21, 2017 at 11:22 am

Happy Blogoversary from all of us! One of our highlights this year was meeting you!
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Random Felines July 21, 2017 at 11:14 am

CONCATS on 5 years!!!
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toby July 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

Congratulations on 5 years!!! That’s amazing! We’ve been following you for a couple of those years and always love finding out what’s happening in your corner of the cat world. Thank you for posting faithfully – you are an inspiration to us!! Love, Toby and the Moving/Wrecking Crew…

McGuffy's Reader July 21, 2017 at 10:47 am

Happy, happy, happy! You definitely make our world better. Thank you. We are happy to be friends. We wish you the best every day. HUGS & LOVE!
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da tabbies o trout towne July 21, 2017 at 10:31 am

guyz…a most happee annie fursary N heerz ta 50 mor !!!!!! we hope thiz commint makez it two de in box { ask mom } thanx for hostin a soooper grate partee N de foodz awesum:)

we N joyed reedin thiz post N waz knot bored in de leest….lookin for werd ta reedin lotz mor postz in de yeerz ta come 🙂 ♥♥

happee day guyz ~~~ ♫♪♫♫♪

Katie Isabella July 21, 2017 at 9:51 am

Happy Blogaversary. I hope to see you here for a long time more. I remember the time when I first found you, I was unable to comment because your blog is Google+. But eventually I was able to find you in the public mode. SO glad I did. Katie blogs for the same reason. The CB kitties and woofies whom she has come to love.
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Annabelle July 21, 2017 at 9:19 am

A very happy 5th blogoversary to you all!

Teddy July 21, 2017 at 5:54 am

Fifth Blogaversary – wow….concatulations on five years of “telling it like it is”……it’s a landmark – and while I’ve only been part of the blogosphere for a short time – being a new kid on the block at my house – I’m already HOOKED on Kitties Blue! Angel Sammy told me I would be and he’s right. We are sending you a LATE blogaversary poster. Mom did it for you yesterday then forgot to send it – blame it on her age – or the heat – or maybe the spotty internet service lately?!?!?! Anyway, I love you all like family – and enjoyed nomming on the goodies here at your pawty! Lots of smooches to you all.

Gingery Hugs, Teddy
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Summer July 21, 2017 at 2:23 am

Happy blogoversary! You know, when Sparkle first started following your blog, she also was following another blog called Cat on My Head, and at first she got your blogs mixed up! But the other blog stopped posting about four years ago, so it stopped being so confusing.
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko July 21, 2017 at 2:19 am

Wow! Happy Five Years blogoversary!

What a sweet thing your friend did for Fiona. She has talent…and of course your poetry makes us think your Mom is a wonderfurl poetess too!

Now I am going to indulge in some of those yummy noms!

Pipo sends his purrs and a tip of his imaginary hat!
Dog-guy woofs and wagshis tail
((((( ♥ )))))
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The Menagerie Mom July 21, 2017 at 1:57 am

Janet, Tom, and all the Kitties Blue, you are an inspiration to us. You have accomplished so much, taught us so much, and been such wonderful friends to so many. We are wishing you the happiest blogoversary ever! Now, is that nip ice cream we saw over there? Yum!

P.S. I am so glad you liked Fiona’s poem. It warms my heart to know that. I will be happily be sending the drawing your way this weekend. Hugs, Lorianne

Lone Star Cats July 21, 2017 at 1:23 am

Happy blogoversary! And what tasty noms!

Anthony July 21, 2017 at 12:30 am

The dishes are very strange and delicious. Maybe I have to deploy it

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