Dec 302015

Blogoversary-2015Happy Blogoversary to us!  8 years ago, the dad-guy had this blog set up for the mom.  She thought it would be fun for her to post cute pictures and tell funny stories about us.  Well, that idea was short-lived…because us Island Cats quickly realized we had a lot more to say than she did and we hi-jacked the blog from her.  Who woulda thought we’d still be blogging after all this time?  Yep, here we are…almost 1900 posts and over 82,000 comments later.

We’ve had a lot of fun over these past 8 years, and being part of a wonderful animal-loving community.  We’ve made so many furiends with other blogging cats…and woofies and bunnies…and their humans, too!

We’re continuing with our blogoversary tradition of having a commentathon.  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 once again, YOU will help us decide who should get it.  When you leave a comment, tell us which shelter, group, 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 all of you for visiting us and your comments…but most of all, your furiendship.  We’ve had so much fun these past 8 years!  We  you all!


  89 Responses to “It’s Our Blogoversary!”

  1. Happy Blogoversary, guys! Guess the CB was one day early. LOL. Good luck with the commentathon. Since we’re not US kitties we won’t suggest any shelter/rescue; we know whichever one is chosen will appreciate the donation.

    Purrs and peace.

  2. Well a really happy Blogoversary to all of you.We sure are so glad that you started blogging. We love coming here and reading about the three of you and your antics.. We would like to name Tabby’s Place to get the money from the blogoversary. They are just the best.

  3. Happy Blogoversary! 8 years is a HUGE accomplishment. Congrats! So many worthy shelters and rescues. I vote for Felines and Canines here in Chicago

  4. HAPPY Blogoversary!!! We love you guys….and your mom!!

    We would love to see a donation to the group we volunteer with – Colony Cats. What a great way to give back.

  5. Leaving a second comment …hope that isn’t cheating. I would also nominate Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.

    Cheers! Happy 2016

  6. Congrats! Choose your favorite.

  7. Happy blogoversary! We’ll put in the Siamese Cat Rescue (for obvious reasons). We’ll even throw in Ichiro to help… ;).!

  8. Happy Blogoversary!!! Concats!! We’ve loved being your pals and reading your blog posts!!

  9. We love you guys and wish you many, many more blogoversaries!!! We nominate Sweetpea for Animals in Massachusetts, the shelter that was ravaged by fire last month 🙁

  10. Happy Blogoversary, sweet furriends! We would like to nominate our local rescue: 3 Girls Animal Rescue.
    We hope you have a great day of treats and relaxation.

  11. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging! How kind of you to have a commentathon. I nominate Boston’s Forgotten Ferals, a small group that feeds hundreds of ferals daily in all weather along with tnr and trying to home the friendlies.

  12. ConCatulations on 8 years of blogging! We love your blog and hope you go on for many years to come! We nominate Space Coast Feline Network (that’s where Raz came from!!)

    The Florida Furkids

  13. Happy 8th Blogoversary! 8 years and still going strong. Your blog is one of our favorites! What a wonderful idea to have a commentathon too. We would like to see Margs Animals get the donation.

  14. Congratulations!!!! We would like to nominate Great Plains SPCA in Kansas City.


  16. Happy Blogoversary, friends!! We have enjoyed getting to know you over the years 🙂

    We would like to nominate PAWS in Norwalk CT. They are a great shelter.

  17. Happy Blogoversay. What a great accomplishment. Hope to see you for many more years. I would choose Chris’s shelter, Sav-r-cats in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

  18. Happy 8th Blogoversary! There are so many great shelters and charities, but I would like to nominate Marg because she does so much for the animals and always puts them and other people before herself.

  19. Happy Blogoversary to you – we would love to nominate Marg as she takes in any animals that need help and looks after them.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  20. Happy Blogoversary! Wow – 8 years already! Keep on meowing 🙂 I choose Forgotten Felines, Inc. of Connecticut. This will probably be where we get a new fur-sister or fur-brother for me.


  21. Happy Blogoversary kitties. Look forward to all your posts in 2016.

  22. Happy Blogoversary. We have enjoyed reading about your guys all these years. We know whoever gets the donation will be so appreciative.

  23. HAPPY 8TH BLOGOVERSARY! Eight fabulous years, if we may say so! We have special affection for long-time bloggers who have continued to blog through thick and thin! Here is to the next eight years!

    We would also like to nominate Marg’s Animals as our rescue of choice.

    The Chans

  24. Happy Blogoversary. Eight years – WOW! Here’s to eight more!

  25. Happy Blogoversary! We’re glad you took over because we love your posts! We’re going to nominate Safe Haven Humane Society.

  26. Happy Blogoversary! Of course, you kitties needed to take over. How else would you get your tales and opinions told these past 8 years?

    I’m going to nominate LAPP (Lifeline Animal Placement & Protection). That is where I was adopted and where the human has volunteered for years.

  27. Congrats on 8 years of blogging and here’s to many more years. We would like the money to go to Marg to help her with all the critters she takes in and helps.

  28. What a great accomplishment. EIGHT years of fun! You will see our next blogiversary copycats you..we will be having a commentathon as well! If we could chose a recipient, it would be our local Outcast Cat Help. The founder is dedicated to getting stray, ferals brought to the kill shelter spayed, neutered and returned to the place they were trapped rather than killed. It is a program called Return To Field, created by Best Friends.

  29. Happy Blogoversary gang!!!!! Here’s to a lot more paw tappin’!!!

  30. Happy Blogoversary! Wow, 1,900 posts and over 82,000 comments – that is amazing!!
    I wanna suggest Furkids in Georgia.

  31. congrats on the milestone. the boyz and I thoroughly enjoy reading about you guys (and gal)’s adventures.

  32. Happy blogoversary!

  33. Happy Blogoversary! We are so glad to know you! We would like to nominate Marg if that is allowed! 🙂

  34. Happy Blogovetsary! You all are part of our morning start!

  35. Oh YAY!!! Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  36. Happy blogoversary! I nominate Kitty Bungalow for the donation!

  37. Congratulations and Best Wishes! We know we are happy you are here! Hugs!
    (We have a special fondness for Ernie. Shhh…)

  38. Happy Blogoversary Day! We luff coming to visit here.

  39. Happy Blogoversary Day!!!! 8 years is a long time!! Congratulations! We vote for a no-kill shelter in your area!!!

  40. Happy Blogoversary! What an amazing accomplishment- getting cats to do anything for 8 days let alone 8 years. I nominate Sweet Pea in Massachussetts as the shelter for the donation. They are still trying to get back on their feet.

  41. Happiest of blackberries to our downstate furiends! MOL! Look what mom’s silly tablet did! We MEANT to say happiest of BLOGOVERSARIES to you guys and many more! We would like to nominate A.C. Paws who rescued our Dexter when he was a wee kitten and had to be bottle fed, and Willow who was saved from a life on the streets. We think your generosity is just pawesome!

  42. Happy Blogoversary, dear pals! We’re so glad you started blogging, and that you’re still going strong! 🙂

    We’d choose PAWS, of Norwalk, CT.

    Hugs and headbonks!

  43. Well, I am just happy to know you kitties and know that there are kind anthros like yours who think up such a good way to celebrate this very important anniversary! I may be French but mama says the SPCA in Austin, Texas is a pretty wonderful branch of that org.
    Hurrah for all of you!

  44. Happy Blogoversary – I really enjoy your posts (but my cats are usually asleep.)

  45. Happy Blogaversary!!! I would like to nominate Sweetpea friends animal shelter in Rutland, Massachusetts. Thank you.

  46. Happy Blogoversary. Weez so glad we met and are furiends.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  47. Happy Blogoversary!!! Eight years is a long time! We’re so glad we go to know you guys. We vote for Oliver’s Orphan Oasis in Putnam Valley, NY

  48. guys…a most happee blog annie fursarry two ewe N heerz ta another 8 !!!! N total lee way awesum oh ewe ta give up green paperz ta help out a shelterz like thiz !!!! YAY & HOORAY….thiz iz mega kewl ~~~ we wood like ewe ta ask chip & slim yur cuzinz….. wear ta sends de moneez pleez ♥♥♥

  49. Happiest Blogoversary to you all. A great milestone. As I live on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, I won’t suggest a charity – your choice.

  50. Happy Blogoversary, furiends! We’re sure glad you started this blog those 8 (wow!!!) years ago! Here’s to 8 more years, and 8 more after that! Purrs!

    And we would like to vote for PAWS over in Norwalk, CT, for our friends over at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life.

  51. Happy Blogoversary to you. We love your blog. We love hearing what you have to say and look at your fabulous pictures. We would like to nominate Caroline’s Kids Cat Sanctuary for the donation.

  52. Happy 8th Blogoversary! That is pawsome. We love your blog and your outlook is always so upbeat and fun. As far as choosing a rescue we would like to leave that honor to you. We know your choice will be purrfect.

  53. Happy Blogaversary! I’m so glad that your blog became as big and pawsome as it is. It has been great to know you. 🙂 Our favorite rescue is A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue in Mount Clemens, MI. Thank you so much for giving to a rescue (no matter which one it is). 🙂

  54. Wow, eight years!
    Happy Blogoversary!
    And have a super duper New Year…

    Noodle and crew

  55. Congrats on your eight-year Blogoversary! We think the world of you guys and love you lots! It’s so nice of you to do a donation! We vote for The Grannie Project here in PA. They work hard to rescue and re-home senior kitties.

  56. Happy Blogoversary you guys! I’m very disillusioned with some of the places around here but I’ll dominate Happy Feet in Secaucus.

  57. Eight years…we are in awe! Mom says she won’t make it that long as she is already older than dirt! Happy Blogoversary. Here’s to at least eight more years! Should we be selected, our choice for the donation would be Barn Cat Buddies of Hardy, VA. Thanks. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  58. Happy Blogoversary and many, many more. Nice to know you guys.

  59. Happy 8th blogoversary, kids! Here’s to a bunch more!

  60. Happy Blogoversary!!! 8 years – wow!! We are so glad you guys have kept it going! You are such wonderful furiends! We look forward to many more years!!
    Oh, and we nominate Circle of Friends Animal Society in GA.

  61. Happy Blogoversary – you have a goat friend too remember! I suggest AniMeals. They even rescue goats if the need be. Here’s to eight more years.

  62. Wishing you a Happy Blogoversary, and a wonderful New Year!
    I would choose PAWS in Norwalk CT. Thank you for sharing your celebration with cats in shelters.

  63. Congratulations of and Happy Blogoversary. We love your blog and look forward to when we are back in full swing blogging and visiting blogs. We would like to see Marg’s Animals get the donation. Happy New Year to you all. Love, hugs and nose kisses

  64. Such an exciting accomplishment. So happy to have been friends for the past year or so and look forward to many more. I nominate A-Pal Humane Society in Jackson, California.

  65. Congrats on blogging for so long. We sorely neglect ours, but enjoy reading yours often. If we were chose, we would want the donation to go to Second Chance Animal Shelter in East Brookfield, MA.

    Daisy and Leo

  66. HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!!!!!! If we are chosen we would let YOU choose who you wish to donate to!

  67. Congratulstions and happy Blogoversary everyone. well done guys, it’s an achievements and you must be very proud. We would vote for comentathon mmoney t go to Place for Cats a foster network in NYC. (They are 5013c)

  68. Congratulations! We look forward to your posts, they are always great. You pick your favorite.

  69. Concats on your Blogoversary!

    We like Alley Cat Angels. They are a local TNR and rescue group.

  70. Congrats on your Blogoversary – 8 years is a wonderful milestone to celebrate.

  71. Congratulations on your blogoversary. I think any place you choose for your donation will be grateful to receive it.

  72. Happy 8th Blogoversary…that is such an awesome accomplishment, a big Congratulations! We love you guys! We will choose PAWS.

  73. We loves you guys! Happy blogoversay!
    We’d like to nominate Winnie’s Wish for the worthy cause!

  74. Wow, congrats on a huge milestone! We nominate our shelter which changed their name to Westchester Humane Society. I may not be able to stop by later so wishing you a very happy and healthy new year.

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  76. thank you for what you do and for keeping me entertained for a few minutes every day. I’m sure your donation will go somewhere great. 🙂

  77. Oh my – I was so behind on blog visits that I missed this one the day you posted it BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t wish you the very best on your BLOGAVERSARY – it just means Mom is a “slacker” with visiting during the holidays! We hope you had a fun time looking back at all the fun you’ve had……….and here’s to LOTS more fun in the future too……….we love you AND your blog! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Love, Sammy

  78. Happy belated blogoversary ! A commentathon is a pawsome idea to celebrate : your favorite shelter will be our favorite shelter ! Purrs

  79. Happy belated blogoversary! We’re happy to have gotten to know you all through these pages and looking forward to more in the New Year!

  80. Congratulations!! 8 years is a long time! We’re not US kitties, so we won’t suggest an organisation.

  81. Wow! Eight years. That’s since before I was born! I hope I last that long, although I’ve been blogging less and less. *glares at typist*

    Anyway, concatulations!

  82. Happy 8th Blogoversary! The Katz and I are coming up on our 10th… amazing how time flies away while blogging!

    I would like to nominate Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary St. Pauls, North Carolina.
    or my Local No Kill – LifeLine Animal Placement and Protection in Kansas.
    Right now, LAPP looks after more than 200 cats.

    Purrz from the Katie Katz.

  83. Happy 8th year Annie-versary to youss: Wally an Ernie an Zoey!! Woo Hoo!!!!
    An mee wood like to leeve a commint an if wee win wee wood doe-nat to FERAL CAT RESCUE OF OWEN SOUND AND AREA. Wee support them thru thick an thin an wee are sorta thin now so any funds wood bee gratefullee reeceeved!!!….
    ***Nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  84. Happy Belated Bloggaversary! Mom had surgery so we missed checking up on all our friends! 8years is incredible! Concats!
    Marty and the Gang

  85. Happy belated Blogoversary! We think you kitties are pawsome, you do such a great job with your blog. Wishing you many, many more years of blogging.

  86. Happy Blogiversary!! We’re so sorry we’re late, and missed the commentathon. We traveled to visit family and are now trying to get caught up (it sometimes seems like the holidays never end!!).

  87. Congratulations and Happy 8th Blogoversary!
    I’m in Canada so we will leave it to you to decide on an organization.

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