Dec 282016

Happy Blogoversary to Us!

That’s right! It’s our Blogoversary! For those of you not familiar with how our blog began, here’s the story. The mom always wanted a website where she could post cute pictures and tell funny stories about us. So the dad-guy had this blog set up for her as a surprise Christmas gift. That was 9 years ago. It wasn’t long before us Island Cats realized we had a lot more to say than the mom did, and we hi-jacked the blog from her and made it ours. Oh, we let her say something every once and awhile. We’re not total blog-hogs!

Here we are…9 years and over 2100 posts and 93,000 comments later. Who knew we had so much to say? Here’s a question for you. Can you guess out of the 3 of us who has the most blog posts?

One of the best things about blogging is being part of such a wonderful, animal-loving community. We’ve made so many friends, both two and four-legged. Sadly, some friends are gone now…but we’ve made many new friends, too.

As we’ve done in previous years, we’re having our BLOGOVERSARY COMMENTATHON! For every comment made on this blog post through Saturday, December 31, 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 that donation. 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 letting us entertain you these past 9 years. We hope we have put a smile on your face or even made you laugh out loud. But most of all we wanna thank you for your friendship. We  you all!

  89 Responses to “It’s Our 9th Blogoversary!”

  1. A very happy Blogoversary to you – 9 years is quite a milestone. ConCATulations! I’m gonna guess Wally for the most blog posts.

  2. Concatulations on 9 amazing years of blogging! We wish you a happy happy happy blogoversary! You all will be getting lots of treats for 9 years of hard work, right?

  3. A very Happy Blogoversary to all of you. We sure all enjoy your blog. Have a most wonderful day. We are going to say that Ernie got the most posts.

  4. How cool is that! Happy Blogoversary; am so glad to have found you…and we’re in the same state! Concats! I’m betting Wally has the most posts. All About Animals is a low cost spay/neuter clinic, and they help tons of animals in Metro Detroit.

  5. Happy Blogoversary! What an amazing and inspiring accomplishment. I’m guessing Ernie has the most since he does his Sunday Selfies that I always look forward to. Here’s to many more Blogoversaries!

  6. happy blogoversary. the boyz and I have enjoyed reading about all your exploits. nine years of not letting the mom steal her blog back is quite an accomplishment.

  7. Happy Blogaversary!!! Thanks for making a donation. My choice is SweetPea friends of Rutland. I think Ernie has the most blog posts.

  8. Happy Blogoversary! We guess Wally for the most posts.

  9. HAPPY Blogoversary!!! We agree – we think it is probably Ernie with the most posts. We would love the money to be donated to the shelter where your mom is volunteering.

  10. Happy Blogoversary! Nine whole years! We’ll list the Siamese Cat Rescue…well I’m sure you can figure out why…

  11. Nine years is such an amazing accomplishment. Mom says that there is no way we will be around that long. Here’s to nine more years for y’all! If we should be selected we’d like your donation to go to Barn Cat Buddies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  12. Happy blogoversary! Congrats on 9 years…and so many posts! 🙂

    Since we’re in Canada, we’ll leave the choosing of the rescue to those of you in the States!

    Purrs and peace…and happy new year too!

  13. Happy Blogoversary gang! Y’all really do entertain us and we love your blog!!! n

  14. Happy Happy 9th Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s a HUGE accomplishment and one you should be quite proud of!!!!!!

  15. Happy Blogoversary! I really like your blog and all the beautiful posts that you share with us!!! For many more years of great posting:)

  16. Nine years – that’s amazing! Congrats! My rescue of choice is Every Dog Counts Rescue in Indianapolis. They have saved so many great dogs – and cats – from the Indy kill shelter. I’m a regular volunteer transport driver for them and they are great!

  17. WOW! Happy 9th blogoversary, dear friends! We are so glad your Dad set this blog up for your Mom 9 years ago. We are going to guess Wally has the most posts.

    We would choose PAWS of Norwalk, CT, if we won the drawing.

    Hugs, and congratulations!

  18. Happy Blogoversary to three sweet cats and their wonderful Mama! We are glad you started blogging and that we can call you friend! We think Wally might have the most posts…We would love to choose Winnie’s Wish as the rescue since Chrystal is a private rescue and she works tirelessly to help animals.We love you guys! Keep blogging 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  19. concats on your blogoversary, friends! We’re glad to have met you kitties here in the CB and enjoy stopping by to see what sort of mischief you three get up to 🙂 we’re gonna guess that Wally has the most posts and our nominee for your commentathon is your favorite shelter or animal welfare group there on your Island 🙂 we hope to see you all for another nine years to come! purrs,

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  20. Happy Blogoversary! Nine years is amazing and wonderful! I am glad I found your blog this year. 🙂 I wonder if Wally has had the most posts? Thank you for doing the donation. I suggest the volunteer organization in my county, Friends of Campbell County Animal Control. Disclosure: I’m the website admin for them.

  21. Concats on 9 years of blogging! We think Ernie has had the most posts.

    We would like to see the rescue your mom volunteers at to get the donation of the green papers.

  22. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!! You cats certainly have made this blog your very own. I kinda think more blog posts have Wally in them, but Ernie is a close second. I want to have your donation go to Outcast Cat Help in Martinez, CA. This is the rescue where Mom L is a Feline Express Driver.

  23. Congratulations on your NINE years! That’s amazing! We think Sweet Wally has the most, though it’s possible Ernie could be the Blog Hog. You pick the charity!

  24. CONGRATS ON YOUR NINE YEARS!!! We’re so young at GTT, nine years seems like forever away!

    You should donate to Abandoned Pet Project. The money that goes to them helps support the YouTube channel Vet Ranch, run by Matt Carriker, DVM. He uses donated funds to find strays and adopt shelter animals, and then give them any care they need, and find them homes.

  25. Happy Happy Nine Years! Here’s to 999 more!

    WE are going to guess that the orange dude would have the most to say and we are speaking from experience here because or orange dude here is a loud mouth.

    Since I live around Savannah’s world, I pick the Outcast Cat Help in Martinez, CA. Buster and Emma were adopted from Contra Costa Animal Shelter whose main office is in Martinez. That was where we picked up Buster after his spay surgery.

  26. 9 years ! wow ! I don’t remember how I came across your blog… but it all started with Max the Psycho kitty that was in my moms newspaper … and Max “liked” some other blogs … and so on and so on and so on… but I do thank you for your blog it makes me happy ! As for a charity … well … on Celestial Kitties she helps with Winnie’s Wish … and the Celestial Kitties lady has sorta been M.I.A. so I think they could use a little extra help. Bless you for what you do!

  27. Happy Anniversary! We think Wally had the most posts. Our vote is for Purrfect Pals in Arlington, WA.

  28. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! It is hard to believe it has been 9 years.

  29. Happy Blogoversary! It’s so generous of you to do a commentathon. I’d like to suggest your local shelter to receive the donation.
    Have a wonderful day, furriends!

  30. Wonderful blog and you say all the things that we, too, feel about blogging (it’s only 4 years for us) and because Wally came first, perhaps he has the most blogs, no? But we love all of them and all three kitties.
    We live in Europe and so cannot name a society for animals unless it is the SPCA in Austin, Texas. That would be nice because mama is from Texas (but LEFT, haha).
    Thank you for all you do.
    LOVE from me and mama and papa

  31. Happy Blogoversary! may you have many many more

  32. Congratulations on your 9th Blogoversary! Here’s to many more.
    And of course we always love seeing Ernie 🙂

    – CatSynth (Amanda, Sam Sam, and Angel Luna)

  33. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! We’ll be celebratng our 9th next June, and the experience has changed our lives. We really enjoy your blog, and look forward to many more years!

    We would suggest using the $$$ to buy something from the Winnie’s Wish wish list on amazon.

    The Chans

  34. Happy Blogaversary! Hope you have many more.

    I’d suggest donating to your local shelter.

  35. Happy 9th blogaversary…I think we have known you for at least 6 of those 9 years. We are going into our 8th year as of June 2017.
    Hugs madi and mom

  36. Concatulations! This is one of our favorite blogs to visit. And we are guessing…. Ernie.

  37. Happy, Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on a great nine years and here’s to many, many more! Thank you for being an inspiration for us, too! We might guess Ernie has the most blog posts and Zoey certainly deserves the most, but we’re partial to Wally so we’ll go with him. We’d like your donation to go to the shelter your Mom volunteers for, and thank you to her for everything she does!

  38. Happy blogoversary, guys! I too think Wally did the most posts, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Ernie. For a rescue, I’m going to suggest one of my favorites: Tabby’s Place!

  39. Congratulations on your 9th Blogaversary! What a special gift. The Farm cats send many meows of best wishes for more years of blogging.
    They would offer AniMeals as a good shelter for a donation.

  40. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging! That is quite an accomplishment. ♥ Thank you for inviting us along for your fun. I hope that you choose an awesome cat rescue to help. ♥

  41. Wowzers 9 whole years! That’s pretty amazing guys. Congrats! It is hard to choose, but I suppose I’d say Austin Animal Center.

  42. Happy Blogoversary!

    I think Ernie is the one who talks a lot! 🙂
    we like the cat house on the kings because they are cage free and full of fun for about 1000 kitties and some woofs too.

  43. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!!!!!! That’s exciting – 9 years is a long time. I am not sure who to guess on the one with the most posts but I think I’ll say Wally. Tough though as you’re all so DESPERATELY popular with your fans! I think a commentathon is a fab idea – I will do the same thing probably when it’s my blogaversary time. We’d love to see the shelter where my Mom and Dad found ME as a “contender”………Fauqier County Animal Shelter, in Warrenton, VA. Have a PAWSOME day.

    Love, Angel Sammy

  44. 9 years blogging ? Amazing ! Concatulations ! Please give the shelter of your choice, we don’t know US shelters very well. Purrs

  45. guys…..we think ernie has had de most postz AND we wood like ewe guyz two pick yur fave o rite shelterz if ewe wood pleez….conga ratz on 9 yeerz…cranberreez…thatz like 52 yeerz in cat !!! how kewl iz that !!! heerz two another 90; we look for werd ta reedin mor postz frum everee one in de few chure….even frum mom… & may be even dad !! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  46. Happy Blogoversary to you! We’re glad the dad-guy got you all started because we love seeing your adventures! We love you guys!

  47. We’re glad you started blogging.

    We would like it to go to PAWS of Norwich.

  48. Happy Blogoversary!!! That is a long time to blog. How sweet of you to do a commentathon, I choose PAWS in CT, too.

  49. Hope you have a wonderful blogoversary!! It’s super that you are making a donation to celebrate the auspicious event! May you have many more years!

  50. Big concats on your blogoversary! That is fabulous — 9 whole years! Wow you know most people don’t continue even through one year! We hope to see you continue for 9 more and 9 more and 9 more! Tee hee

  51. That’s a great story about how your blog started. Happy 9th Bloggoversary. It’s always fun to come by and see what the Island Cats are up to!

  52. Happy Blogoversary! What a cool way to celebrate. We nominate Tabby’s Place.

  53. It’s your blogoversary? Your NINTH blogoversary? HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! That is an amazin’ achievement, for sure. Nine years… WOW. MOUSES!

    Now to nominate an animal rescue… Hmmm… Anjellicle Cats in NYC. PURRS.


  54. Concatulashuns on the 9 years! And we will guess Ernie has posted the most…

  55. Nine lives….I mean nine years!! What an accomplishment. You must have seen many blogs come and disappear, We are delighted you are here, Who has had the most say? We would say Wally. He is a clever and informative guy. Happy nine Anniversary to all the ICs including your mom.

    Shoko, Kali and Jean

  56. Happy Blogaversary you three!

  57. Congratulations on your blogoversary ! And many more !

  58. What a pawsome achievement! Huge Concatulations 🙂 We would choose Franklin County Animal Rescue in St. Albans, VT.

  59. OMC! A big congratulations on 9 years! Thanks for hosting a commentathon as well. We nominate TNR of Warren. They are out of Warren, Ohio.

  60. Mee-you Wally an Ernie an Zoey 9 yeerss iss a l-o-n-g time!! Conkatualyshunss on yur Bloggieversary!!!
    Now mee onlee been here fur a cup-pull of yeerss so mee goin to guess Ernie has thee most bloggiess. LadyMum sayss Wally….mew mew mew…
    An where efurr you doe-nate thee $money$ you raise iss all rite with us!!!!
    Woo Hoo!!!!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~

  61. Happy blogoversary!!! Wow, that’s a long time! We love you guys and hope you blog lots more years!!!

    May we suggest Winnie’s Wish?

  62. Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations on 9 years of blogging. That is really amazing. I think that you kitties do a wonderful job. It is great that you are helping other kitties with your celebration too!

  63. Happy blogaversary, kids! We share the day with you.

  64. Happy Blogoversary Ernie, Wally and Zoey. I am glad you are here too, enjoy your company.

  65. Happy Blogoversary Ernie, Wally and Zoey! We is guessing Ernie has the most posts…just a guess.

  66. Happy Blogoversary!! We have loved your blog since we found it so many years ago. Mom is smitten by Zoey and is a big fan of your human!

  67. Happy Blogoversary, Island Cats! You look like you run a pretty tight ship there, Ernie. I was very lucky to meet your Mom earlier this year … and even luckier to find your blog in the first place! Wally, Ernie and Zoey have brought many smiles to us this past year … so thank you for that!

  68. Happy 9th Blogoversary! We are so happy you’re our friends. We love you guys! Thank you as always for doing the commentathon. There are so many wonderful places, but we suggest The Grannie Project (they rescue and re-home senior kitties).

  69. 9 years is a long time. I love your blog and I look forward to the next 9 years.

  70. Happy Blogoversary!

    We live in England, so please donate to any charity of your choice

  71. 9 years! We have to say that is very impressive!! Happy Blogiversary! We hope you keep going for a long time to come.
    We have always been partial to Best Friends Animal Society, since they help so many different types of animals.

  72. Concatulations on your 9th Blogoversary, Wally, Ernie and Zoey. This was the best idea of your mom to start blogging and we are happy that we have found you <3 Now to the question who has the most posts…I think the Wall, but I think you have a lot too, Ernie. Cheers to another 9 years and 9 Extra Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 <3

  73. Happy Blogoversary to all of you. I think Wally has the most posts.

  74. We think Wally does the most meowing. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!

  75. We always see Wally doing the meowing but we may notice that most because I am also a ginger tabby! I came from the Open Door Animal Sanctuary which is a no-kill in House Springs, Missouri. However, we love reading about all of the adventures of the Island Cats! 🙂

  76. Oops, we forgot to say a very Happy 9th Blogoversary to all of you! <3

  77. Happy 9th Blogoversary!!
    We purr there will be lots more blogging from you fabulous island cats!
    9 is quite a number 🙂

    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  78. Happy 9th Blogoversary. We’re so glad you’re our furriends and Mom Paula loves your mom. Our favorite shelter is Pawmetto Lifeline in SC

  79. Happy Blogoversary! I’ll guess YOU have the most posts, Ernie. Thanks for being my furrends. Hmmm, maybe you could donate to our TNR, UCFCC. The guy who runs it is a nut but they do good work.

  80. Happy 9th Blogoversary…wow how fantastic is that! Island Cats and Island Mom, you rock bigtime and we love you lots! You were one of the very first cat blogs we came across on the interwebs and you have always been an inspiration to us! We will go with Wally having the most posts and we will choose PAWS of Norwalk, CT.

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  82. Happy Blogoversary! We think Wally has the most posts! We nominate Space Coast Feline Network if we win. That’s where Raz came from.

    The Florida Furkids

  83. Happy 9th blogoversary!! I’m impressed you’ve been going on go so long. I hope I have that same sticktoitiveness. I nominate Norfolk SPCA. They’re a no kill shelter with an awesome TNR program.

  84. efuury wun is guessing wally so we will guess Ernie, we want the donation to go to happy tails in sacra-tomato, concats and happee nood bear

  85. Happy Blogoversary! 9 years is a huge accomplishment! Congratulations!

    We would like to nominate SOAR – Sphynx Open Arms Rescue. Thanks!

  86. Sorry we’re late. ConCats to ya’ll. Nine years is great. We’re so glad to have ya’ll as furiends. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  88. Concatulations!! 9 years sure is a long time to be blogging:)

    We think Ernie has the most posts…sorry we are so behind on our blogging comments…we see we missed out in this commentathon…hope a worthy cause was the winner!

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