So, we finally made it! Our very first blogoversary. Our first post was one year ago today! This is our 170th. We are particularly excited because our very dear friend, Sammy, and his mom, Pam, from onespoiledcat sent us the most beautiful anniversary card. Isn’t it fabulous! We love how Sammy and Misty May are wearing party hats.

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We are so proud of our short-attention-span mom for what she has accomplished in the past year that we wanted to give her an award. It is a little further down the page ’cause we don’t want it to compete with Sammy’s card.

As our mom is very generous, she asked us if she could pass this on to some of her cat blogging friends. How could we refuse? It is our gift to her, and she is free to gift it to others as long as she keeps one for herself. She also asked if she could make the very minimal rules for passing this on. Of course, we said, “yes,” again.

She is passing this on to blogs featuring five or more kitties. She figures that anyone taking care of at least that many feline fur people as well as writing a blog must be a true multi-tasker and so needs this award. She knows that some of those folks even have “real” jobs, husbands, children, dogs and other pets as well as other blogs. And some of them even post everyday!

blogoversary.awardThis is the award we designed and presented to her for our blogoversary. Do you like how it has our mug shots?

Her only requirements for her recipients (if they accept the award) are:  Post it on their site, thank us kitties and link back to our site.

Without further ado, here are her recipients:

 Jacqueline’s Cat House  Katnip Lounge    The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey    Colehaus Cats    Brian’s Home    Random Felines Furries of Whisppy ♥ Purrchance to Dream    fourwhitepaws  ♥  Critters in the Cottage   Cats of Wildcat Woods  Margs Animals  Tomcat Commentary by Timmy  Nerissa’s Life  Da Tabbies O Trout Towne  The REAL Maple Syrup Mob  on a more personal note  Cat’s Cats: The Fab Five  Lilacs & Cats  Tails from the Foster Kittens  ManxMnews  The Creative Cat Sometimes Cats Herd You ♥ Jan’s Funny Farm ♥ Cory Cat Blog ♥ HotMBC ♥

Mom wants to meet, follow and share in the joys as well as the trials and tribulations of as many of the brave multi-cat caregivers and their furry families as she can. And she’d love to pass this award on to other current (active and posting with at least one post in July) blogs having five or more kitties that she has not listed. (She realizes that she, by no means, has visited every kitty blog in this past year and will undoubtedly miss some with a house full of felines.)

So if you know of such blogs, she would appreciate it if you would list their URL in a comment. Those of you doing so will be entered in a random drawing for a surprise gift. The more current multi-cat blog URLs you list, the more chances you have to win. Those you list, however, must not have been listed in a previous comment.

All others coming over to pawty and leaving a comment will be entered in a second random drawing for a prize.

To be eligible for prizes, commenters must live in the U.S. or Canada and leave their comment no later than midnight EDT on July 24.

So finally…let’s get this pawty started. We’ve got games, full bird feeders, catnip and plenty of other noms. And especially for Sammy, as thanks for our beautiful card and because he is bringing his special trunk of costumes so we can all play dress up, we’ve got BACON!

Before we go, however, Mom wants to say something. I am so appreciative of the wonderful, caring and compassionate community of bloggers who feature their fur people in their blogs. I had no idea how many friends and kindred spirits I would find who would actually be interested in reading my blog, offering help and suggestions and leaving comments. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you. I look forward to writing this blog and reading all your imaginative, inspiring, intriguing and informative blogs for years to come. – Janet

Purrs and hugs to our mom, our followers and all her award recipients, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette