Dec 292014

Island Cats Blogoversary ALTERNATEIt’s our Blogoversary!  That’s right!  We’ve been blogging 7 whole years now!  Who woulda believed we’d be doing this for so long?!?

Now here we are…7 years and over 1600 posts and 70,000 comments later!  We sure enjoy sharing our stories and pictures with all of you, and being part of a great community like the Cat Blogosphere.

It’s been our tradition the past few years to celebrate our Blogoversary with a commentathon.  And this year, we’re doing it again!  For every comment made on this post, we’ll donate 50 cents to an animal shelter, rescue group, animal charity or other worthy animal cause.  And YOU get to help us decide who should get it.  When you leave a comment, tell us which shelter, group, animal charity or worthy cause you want us to donate to.  We’ll randomly select one from all your suggestions.  If a shelter or group is mentioned more than once, it will be entered as many times as it’s mentioned.

So start commenting!  Everybuddy is eligible to leave a comment.  Don’t forget to let us know who should get the donation, too.  We’ll announce the results on New Year’s Day.

We wanna thank you for all your visits and your comments…but most of all, your furiendship.  We’ve had so much fun these past 7 years!  We you all!

(Thanks to Miss Ann from Zoolatry for our great graphic!)


  101 Responses to “It’s Our Blogoversary!”

  1. Wow, seven years. That is a long time. Congrats to you and we sure are glad you started blogging because we so enjoy this blog. Our favorite shelter is Tabby’s Place. Good idea to have the commentathon. You have a great Monday.

  2. Wow, concatulations! That’s pawsome. We luff coming here and visiting. We look forward to many more posts.

  3. Happy Blogoversary!

    How about a donation to Joe the Donkey at Marg’s Animals.

  4. happy anniversary. that’s quite the milestone.

  5. Congratulations. It is fun blogging and we like reading your blog. We are happy at giving to whatever shelter you choose. As we are in Australia we don’t know much about your local shelters.

  6. Congrats! And feel free to pick your own favorite shelter.

  7. Happy Blogoversary!!! We would like the donation to go to the fundraiser for Joe the Donkey!

    The Florida Furkids

  8. Happy Seven Times Over! We’ll give our PAWS UP to Scylla/Socks/Fenris/Tuiren’s suggestion at this time because the need is so great …
    Hugs to all,
    The Zoolatry Girls

  9. Happy Blogoversary to you – we always come to see what you’ve been doing.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  10. Oh my goodness, 7 years! That’s quite a feat, congratulations! So glad you started your blog and still keep blogging, very impressive!

  11. 7 years…what a fantastic achievement! Congratulations, friends! We think sweet Joe the donkey is a great idea too 🙂

  12. Concatulations on your 7 year blogoversary! Time flies when you are having fun, right?
    We like both ideas of Tabby’s Place and Joe the Donkey for your donation.

  13. Congratulations on 7 years of blogging and here’s to many, many more. What a sweet idea to do a commentathon- any group that helps cats is worthy so I have no choice.

  14. Happy Blogoversary… We love your blog and congratulate you on all the good work you do. I agree… it would be wonderful to donate the money to Joe the Donkey.

    Here’s to the next 7 years.

    hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

  15. Concats on 7 years of blogging! We have enjoyed each and every post! We would like Marg to reap the benefits of the commentathon.

  16. Congrats on seven years! We support Pets Inc in Columbia, SC. They are a good no kill shelter and helped us with Josie and Huggy Bear.

  17. Crazy Pants Dancing here to celebrate SEVEN WHOLE YEARS!! We are recommending Maine Coon Adoptions, Oakland California because they are so willing to cross post and cross share othe rescues’ cats. Many rescues won’t help others, but Maine Coon Adoptions is. They kept my buddy Tigger on their website until he was adopted!

  18. Seven years – and an average of ten thousand comments a year! Wow! That must be a record of some sort! With cats, there’s never a shortage of things to write about, is there?

    And thank you for the commentathon. What a great Christmas gift for some worthy cause. Since the receiver depends on one comment being chosen, I will put forward the rescue group I work with: the Lethbridge PAW Society, of Lethbridge, Alberta ( But whoever gets chosen, some animals are going to benefit!

  19. Concatulations on your 7th Blogoversary! It’s very nice of you to have a commenthon too! We’d like to nominate your favorite shelter in your neck of the woods!

  20. concats on your blogoversary! we are so glad to have met you kitties and hope you’ll be blogging for another 7 plus years to come 🙂 we think it is great that you are having a commentathon and we’d like to suggest Marg’s Joe for the recipient. purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  21. Congrats!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  22. We LOVE you guys! So glad you’re still blogging. We are disappointed if we go even one day without seeing your posts. Happy Blogoversary! Here’s hoping for many more. Great idea to have a comment-a-thon. We would love the charity to be the Humane Society of Warren County.



  24. 7 whole years! WOW! That’s PAWSOME! 🙂 Happy Blogoversary, sweeties! Here’s to many more! 😀 xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  25. Happy Blogoversary, Ernie, Wally, and Zoey!! We have enjoyed getting to know all of you through your blog. 🙂
    We would love to see the donation go to Cat Care Society. They help so many kitties and their low-income clinic has helped so many people, including us!

  26. Happy Bloggaversary My friends ,7 Years wowee that is pawsome,xx Speedy

  27. Wow–7 years and counting 🙂 Happy Blogoversary!

    We think a donation to Marg for Joe would be pawsome!

  28. Happy Blogoversary gang! Y’all are still rockin’ the blogging world! I would be most happy for any charity you select to get the money.

  29. Happy Happy 7th!!!!!! That is a HARD goal to achieve, well done YOU!!! If we are lucky enough to be chosen, we would like our donation to go to Michigan Humane…or….you could split with YOUR favorite Michigan organization.

  30. Oh we so love the idea of helping dear, dear Joe the Donkey if you pick us! 7 is our lucky number, we can feel it….. ! Concatulations furiends!

  31. Congratulations on 7 wonderful years. One day mama will read the archives, she does that with our kitty friends’ blogs you know.

    You are blogging longer than either of us live in this earth.

  32. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Congratulations! That’s HUGE……seven years is a long time and I know you’ve seen a lot of comings and going in that time………..a LOT. I know that Mom and I are SO happy to know you and love love LOVE (did I say LOVE?) your blog so much and feel like you’re such good friends. I hope you blog forever……that would make us happy! We’d like to say that we’d love for the benefactor of your commentathon to be Marg of Marg’s Animals……poor Joe’s situation is so heart-breaking and Miss Marg does SO MUCH for the animal community – that’s who we’d like to see benefit from your generosity!!

    Here’s to many more blog years……………and we send a BIG Blogaversary HUG
    Sammy and Mom Pam

  34. Congratulations on seven wonderful years! We love your blog and all of you! 🙂 We would like to suggest Marg’s Animals as the beneficiary of your commentathon. We know her donkey, Joe , just had a terrible accident and they could use some help. We are sending them a few green papers to help out too!

    Here’s to our furiendship and to many more blogging years 🙂

    your pals,
    the critters in the cottage xo

  35. Woot Woot and Congratulations!!!
    SEVEN years??? Waffles can’t even count to 5!!!
    You guys were one of the very first cat blogs we found… we loved you then and we love you now.

    Happy Blogoversary!
    ~Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

    We’d like to nominate PAWS. : )

  36. I have not been reading your blog long…. i only recently found you but congrats on the 7 years! I read todays post and thought of Joe the donkey and Marg…. so I go to comment and I see all the other votes for Joe and Marg as well. How totally sweet…. no matter where it goes it’s all good…

  37. A very happy Blogoversary, congratulations on 7 years. That’s a long time.

    We haven’t read the other comments, but are sure many already have mentioned this: Marg sure could use some help for Joe’s vet bills. And if you prefer a bona fide rescue/charity, we’ll leave it to others who are in the U.S. to decide. Whoever you donate to will be greatly appreciative, we’re sure!

    Purrs and peace.

  38. Happy Blogoversary! Wow, 7 years is awesome! Love you guys!!!
    We’d like to nominate Winnie’s Wish for the commentathon!

  39. Happy Blogoversary.

    We’ll choose PAWS of Norwalk, CT (from Kevin’s animal life volunteer blog).

  40. WOOHOOOOO! Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!
    Hmmm, for a shelter, I would have to choose my local one, called Lanark Animal Welfare Society, in Smiths Falls Ontario
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  41. Seven years is quite amazing! Congratulations.
    Normally I’d vote for the shelter-cats at PAWS, but Marg and Joe need the blogosphere’s support right now.
    Thank you for celebrating in such a generous way.

  42. Happy Blogversary, guys!! We would like to help Joe the Donkey over at Marg’s.

  43. Happy Blogaversary!

  44. O, happy, happy! We are happy to have met you! Hugs.

  45. Congratulations on your 7th Annipawsary Wallie, Zoey and Ernie. We’re so glad to have met you. You sure brighten up our days..always 😀 Joe of Marg is also our choise for the donation. Pawkisses and 7 Extra for the occasion 🙂 <3

  46. Congratulations on your 7th Blogoversary! That is awesome!

    We love both Tabby’s Place and Marg and her animals but right now, Winnie’s Wish is in dire need of funds to expand their crowded cathouse facilities, so we would like to nominate them.

    The Chans

  47. Happy blogoversary! I’m gonna pick Kitty Bungalow, here in L.A., because while Sparkle and I wrote about them a few times in 2014, I haven’t promoted them for any commenthons or award things I was involved in this year.

  48. ConCatulations we hope to follow in yous footsteps. And we wuld weally like Joe over at Marg’s to get da gween papers ifin pawssible.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  49. **squeekss** “Happy Anna Nursery! Happy Anna Nursery! Happy Anna Nursery…….HAAAAAAAPPY Anna Nursery……an many more!!”
    Thiss iss thee first Anna Nursery mee hass been to an mee iss so happy fur all of you!!
    If mee commint iss picked mee wood give the green paypurrss to FERAL CAT RESCUE GROUP OF OWEN SOUND!!! They are thee peeple who helped mee when mee got berry sick an reehabbed mee an got mee dopted to *LadyMum* 🙂
    Have a wunderfull day Wally an Ernie an Zoey…
    Yur furendss Siddhartha an *LadyMum*

  50. Woo hoo on your awesome milestone! You guys rock with heart. We’re nominating Joe.

  51. Congratulations, friends! Before we even read any of the other comments, our first thought when we saw the commentathon was to benefit a shelter was for Joe the donkey. How nice to see that many others feel the same way! However, there are needs everywhere. Just thinking that even if the fundraiser raises enough for his care, maybe extra money could go toward some kind of upgraded fencing.

    Love the graphic!

  52. Here’s my concatulations, you dear boys and Zoey. I would like my comment to whatever entity you three think is best. xoxoxo

  53. Woohoo ! Concatulations ! We let you chose your favorite shelter and give it our paw of approval, and we would love if part of your commentathon could help Joe of Marg’s Animals too. Purrs

  54. Congratulations, Island Cats! We love coming here (especially on What’s Wally Doing days. So many good shelters to help out, we’d let you pick which one best fits your donation and their needs. Purrs…

  55. Happy 7th Blogoversary!!

    We came by to wish you all a Very Happy New Year and that 2015 be filled with love, happiness, good health, all you need to live comfortably and lots of hugs and nose kisses!

    Our choice is for sweet Joe and sweet Marg.

  56. Woohoo – congratulations guys on your blogoversary. That is pawsome. M fainted when she read how many posts you have done cuz she said she’ll never be able to last that long. he he There are so many worthwhile animal charities out there that we don’t have a favorite. That is a wonderful thing for you to do guys – just wonderful.

  57. guys !!! a veree happee blog annie fursary…conga ratz, best fishes N mice creem dishes !!!
    heerz ta another 707 yeerz, heerz ta 703 bazillion postz N heerz ta a hole lotta commints coz we canna count past bazillion !!!! way awesum graffix by maggy & zoey, N hope yur day iz spent BURD FREE….

  58. Happy Blogoversary! I would like to nominate Joe too.

  59. Happy 7th Blogoversary!!! WooHoo!
    We have probably known you kitties for a good few of those years.
    We hope to check in with you for many more years too !
    We suggest Joe at Margs too.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  60. Happy Blogoversary!! We always enjoy each of your post! How wonderful of you to celebrate with commentathon. It’s been mentioned above but we’d like to suggest Joe at Marg’s, too!

  61. Happy Blogiversary! My rescue of choice is Every Dog Counts Rescue out of Indianapolis. The Indy shelter is horrible, and lately there have been far too any dogs and cats brought in. Too many of them are coming in with health issues, too, so the rescue can really use all the help they can get to cover their vet bills. This wonderful rescue has pulled some amazing dogs and cats from the Indy shelter, had them vetted, and fostered until they are ready for adoption.

  62. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! May your next seven years be as wonderful as the first.


    Hmmm… I’m gonna choose HVARS (Hudson Valley Animal Rescue & Sanctuary) ’cause on Christmas Eve, they went into the NYC ACC and pulled all twenty of the cats on the kill list. It was a Christmas miracle. Made Peep #1 cry tears of joy and everythin’. purrs

  63. Congratulations on SEVEN years. We hope for at least seven more!!

    Lizzie & Max and Tuck

  64. Wow! 7 years, that’s awesome! This is so great….Happy Blogoversary! It’s wonderful of you to do the commentathon too. We would like to suggest Morris Animal Foundation.
    Here’s to hoping you have many, many more years of blogging….cheers!

  65. Happy blogaversary! Seven years is a quite an accomplishment! Lots of people in previous comments suggested donating to help Marg’s Joe the Donkey fund, and it seems like that would be a pretty good cause right now.

  66. Happy Seventh Blogaversary!!!!! We LOVE you guys!!!! We are choosing Marg and Joe too.
    Marty and the Gang

  67. I am happy to stop by and lend my comment to a good cause!

  68. Happy Blogoversary!!! 7 years – wow! What a milestone. Congratulations!
    If we win, we would like the donation to go to Circle of Friends Animal Society of Georgia!

  69. Concats on lucky 7! Whoa, 10,000 comments a year is amazing! Here’s to 7 more. As always, I’ll nominate A Call 4 Paws in Jersey City.

  70. Happy Blogoversary. I should probably check I think mine is coming up too and I should have a party too. I would love to suggest AniMeals for your donation as I know they could use the monies.
    I will look forward to more of your stories.

  71. Happy blogoversary!

    We’re pickin Feral Friends – all of us wuz adopted from there.

  72. Concats Wally, Ernie & Zoey on your blogoversary!!! Seven years of getting the bean to help you tippy tap is a real feat…at least it would be in our house (our bean is furry lazy!)

    All kidding aside, that is a fantastic accomplishment! We hasn’t been here long but we’re looking forward to the next seven years!
    Sasha, Sami & Saku

  73. We look forward to reading about what the Island Cats are up to. You keep us laughing. Keep up the good work! Please pick a good cause we trust your judgement.

  74. Wishing you a very Happy Blogoversary!

  75. I just started reading island-cats recently from love & hisses… so my choice is Challenger’s House…

    Happy Blogversary !

  76. Congratulations on 7 years of blogging! I’m sure any charity you choose for your commentathon will be very appreciative of your donation.

  77. Happy 7th Blogoversay Island Cats! And many, many, many moooortrrreeeee!!!!!!
    Your TX furiends,

  78. Wooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooo! Concats on seven awesome years! We love being your pals from way back when and keep on forward.

  79. Happy 7th Blogoversary, dear friends!!…We think Tabby’s Place is great=we donated to them when Sparkle went to the Bridge and they are a wonderful organization…We are so glad we’ve been your friends for almost 5 years and look forward to many more!…We love you guys and hope all 3 of you sweeties get lots of extra cuddles and treats on this special day!…xoxo…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  80. Amazing. You’ve been blogging longer than I’ve been alive! Congrats. Hope you continue for many more years.

  81. Happy 7 year blogoversary and over 1600 posts and 70,000 comments! That some lot of dedicated werk… We LOVE you all.

  82. Happy Blogoversary! 7 years and still going strong!

  83. Concatulations on your seven years of blogging! You should be very proud. We wish you many years of happy blogging and a very Happy New Year also!

  84. Wow, look how many Comments you have already. Efurrybuddy loves your blog, including us! Happy, happy, happy! We would love for you to make the donation to Marg to help with Joes’s Vet bills. Concatulations on the seven years! XOCK, Kitties Blue

  85. Wow, folks that is fantastic…7 years, Congratulations! Happy, Happy Blogoversary! As we’ve said before you were one of the very first cat blogs we stumbled across and we adore you all and your blog…Thanks for your furriendship! We would pick Marg &/or Winnie’s Wish.

  86. Happy Seventh Blogoversary, Wally, Ernie and Zoey! I’ll pick Paws for the Cause in Chesterfield, Michigan, since they are a hard-working TNR rescue group who adopt out people-friendly cats. Happy New Year!

  87. Happy Blogoversary!

  88. Seven years?!? Oh my gosh, that’s amazing! We would choose our local no-kill shelter called Elmbrook Humane Society (Brookfield, Wisconsin). That’s where we adopted Ringo from, and we applaud that they are anti-declaw for cats!

  89. WOW! I am very late!!! Soz (as the Staff’s nephew would say!)

    Happy 7th Blogoversary. What an achievement!!!

    Can we nominate Marg for your very generous donation? Especially for Joe!

    Happy New Year (ish) x0x

  90. Happy blogoversary! Seven years! How exciting! We’re not even 7 years old!

  91. Happy blogoversary, dear friends! Seven years and 1600 posts? WOW!

    We’re so honored to call you friends, and wish you many, many more blogoversaries to come.

    Love and hugs,

    Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and Mom and Dad, too

    P.S. – now you KNOW we would normally choose the PAWS cats, but with our pal Joe the Donkey at Marg’s Place needing so much care right now, we’d like to choose Marg. 🙂

  92. Seven years Holy Moly that is cool, Well done, and conCATulations on such a wonderful achievement.

    May we nominate NYC Foster network Place for Cats. They just paid a heap of cash to save a kitten and Maannn they would love your generous green papers!


  93. Oh wow! Happy Blogoversary! Late…but hey, you know us, we just are….doesn’t mean we wish it any less! Hugs and enjoy the New Year, you guys!

  94. Just stopping by to wish you and your family good health and much happiness in 2015!

  95. […] you haven’t pawticipated in our Blogoversary commentathon yet, click HERE and read about how you can nominate your favorite animal shelter, group or charity to receive our […]

  96. We would like to nominate Tabby’s Place please – they never turn any animal away.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  97. Wow that is a lot of comments. We never thought we’d get to the bottom!!Hehehehe

    7 years is great. Where does the time fly. Happy Blogoversary!

    We thought about if we were picked where to donate the green papers and at first we thought about Marg and Joe, but we think they have gone past their goal. So we just read that Chrystal over at Winnie’s Wishers is going to start building a new area for cats. So if we were the lucky ones we’d love to see the donation go there to help her get started on a new “wing” for kitties.

  98. Happy lucky 7!!! We know they’re a long way from you but we nominate the Ellen Gifford Sheltering Home for Cats in Brighton, MA. Our, Moushe who went to the bridge in June 2013, came from there. Cats only, open environment, all kitties including special needs. But, whoever you choose, you’re doing good things.

    Happy 2015,

    Lizzie, Max and Tuck

  99. Happy Happy belated 7th BLOGOVERSARY !
    It’s of course my hopeless mom-person’s fault that I’m late 🙁


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