Dec 282017

10 year blogoversary

10 YEARS! Can you believe it? We’ve been blogging for 10 whole years! Who woulda ever thought we’d be still blogging after all this time?

Now here we are…over 2300 posts and 103,000 comments later…we’re still at it! We sure enjoy sharing our stories and pictures with all of you…and being part of such a wonderful, animal-loving community. And we have some new things planned for the future.

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 in previous years, we’re continuing the tradition of our BLOGOVERSARY COMMENTATHON! For every comment made on this blog post through Sunday, 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 c’mon! Help us celebrate this special occasion and 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 10 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!

  88 Responses to “Happy 10th Blogoversary to Us!”

  1. Wow, 10 years. Happy milestone blogaversary!

    If you select us, our suggestion is to donate to Colony Cats rescue in Ohio, who originally rescued Cupcake.

  2. 10 whole years! What a remarkable milestone. I wish I found you sooner. Happy Blogoversary to Ernie, Wally, Zoey and their Mom! We also select Colony Cats (& Dogs) in Ohio for the donation, as that is where Izzy was originally rescued. To make this day just a smidge more special, I’ll match the total donation amount to the charity that gets selected. I’ll just need the Mom to let me know he details at the end.

  3. How fantastic! Happy, Happy Blogoversary, Island Cats! I nominate All About Animals Rescue in Metro Detroit, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic that promotes no more homeless pets.

  4. WOW! Happy 10th Blogoversary you guys! We have so enjoyed each and every post! We would like to nominate The Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights, IL, the shelter both of us were adopted from.

  5. Happy 10 year Blogoversary!!! I nominate the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (Florida) where my furkids, Pepper and Dublin, we’re adopted from!

  6. Happy 10th Blogoverary Island Cats!

  7. Happy Blogaversary sweet Island kitties. Many more.

  8. congrats on the anniversary. that’s quite the achievement. I’ve so enjoyed your blog and feel like I know the three of you….

  9. Happy Anniversary! We are very happy you are there! Hugs!

  10. Happy Blogaversary!!!

  11. Wow, ten years, good for you. We sure enjoy your blog and love those three kitties. You all have a fun day celebrating.

  12. Well you guys that is one HECK of a long time blogging and we have loved every minute of OUR time with you. You always have wonderful posts, lots of great photos and funny moments and you make checking in with friends so much fun. Thank you for being our friends – we love all of you and hope you blog for at least ten more years (tee hee).

    Love, Teddy, Mom and Angel Sammy too

  13. Concats, you kids! We had no idea you’d been blogging for 10 years. We love reading about all your fun adventures. Makes us want to be Island Cats for sure!

  14. Congrats on 10 years of blogging! That’s a very long time to keep it going, you should be proud of yourselves (and your human too).

    All the best, we wish you the happiest of New Year’s.

  15. Congratulations! Love your blog, look forward to it every day. Give the kitties a chin scratch for me.

  16. I don’t know how long I’ve been reading this blog… but I don’t think that long… I’m a little slow at this computer stuff.
    That is very generous of you to do the blog-a-thon and I’m sure any charity would be good ..
    but today I would put in for Winnie’s Wish 🙂
    thank you so much

  17. Ten years?!? Wow! That’s awesome. We would choose Elmbrook Humane Society in Brookfield Wisconsin. They are no-kill and anti-declaw. We adopted Ringo from them.

  18. Only been reading your blog for a few months, but I look forward every day to the ongoing adventures. Congratulations. I suggest the Auburn Valley Humane Society in Auburn, Washington.

  19. happy 10th blogoversary! that is a great milestone. it isn’t always easy to keep up with blogging. we are so glad to have been able to get to know you kitties through the blogosphere and always enjoy stopping by to see what you are getting up to. we hope to see you around for many more years to come! thank you for having the commentathon too – pawsome idea! if you pick us, our choice would be an organization, maybe through Greater Good, that is helping the animal victims of the California fires. purrs,

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  20. Happy Happy 10th to all of you!! Pawtastic!

  21. 10 years?? Happy Blogoversary!! We love all of you.

    We vote for Colony Cats in Columbus OH where we foster.

  22. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! That is very impressive, and we are so happy that you are still going strong!

    We love how you use this opportunity to do something nice for animals. We would nominate a local shelter, Sullivan County Humane Society, who rescue and re-home cats only. For a small and newer shelter, they really do a lot.

  23. Happy 10th Blogoversary! LAPP in Wichita, KS.

  24. WOW! Congratulations y’all! Ten years is a long time to bring smiles to all of your readers. We love the Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas based in Houston.

  25. 10 years is, like, forever! That’s three times as old as I am! Congratulations! I’d like to nominate one of our local rescues, Kitten Rescue. My human has helped them out in the past and really likes them lots.

  26. Happy Blogaversary! That is a wonderful feat. I think you should donate your monies to the yellow haired lady’s favorite charity. She does a lot of the work for the blog so I think she should pick

  27. Unbelievable! Many have fallen by the wayside much earlier than this. Congratulations on 10.

  28. Meowsers! Where did the time go?!! We are so happy you began blogging and that we can call each of you, friend 😀 Also, our Mama is happy she met your lovely Mama “in the flesh” :p

    We love your blog and you! Here’s to ten more years of blogging!

    the critters in the cottage xo

    P.S. We would like you to choose your rescue of choice since we are in Canada XO

  29. Happy 10 years blogging. We like to nominate Winnie’s Wishers to receive the money Again concats to the 10 years

  30. Happy Happy 10th WOW that is a milestone and we send you our very best wishes for 2018.
    Hugs madi and mom

  31. Wow…10 years…that’s older than me! Congratulations Island kitties. You are doing so well.


    Shoko, Kali and mom

  32. Wow ! Ten years ! Great job – and many more !

  33. Congrats on 10 years of blogging. I would like you to donate to the Humane Society Of Butler County or The Humane Society of The United States. Both of these shelters need help. Congrats Again.

  34. Ten years and still counting, way to go Ernie, Wally and Zoe and the Lady With the Yellow Hair!

    We would give proceeds to Contra Costa Humane Society where TKS and I found Mom L and Dad P

  35. WHOA…that is amazing!!! ConCatulations on 10 years of blogging!!

    If we win, we would like to donate to the rescue we got little Noelle from this weekend. Friends For Animals Sanctuary

    The Florida Furkids

  36. Guys many congrats on your 10th blog’o’versary, it’s epically epic! WOO HOO!

    Bestest festive purrs

    Basil and co xox

  37. Concatulations on your 10th blogoversary! That’s quite a milestone! It’s very nice of you to donate to a shelter too. We pick the one your mom always talks about in your neck of the woods.

  38. 10 years is such an amazing achievement…huge concatulations! Our choice is Franklin County Animal Rescue in Vermont 🙂

  39. The Big One-Oh!! That’s a lot of headbonks!

    I’d choose Homeless No More in Fairbury Nebraska, my old homegrounds.

  40. Happy 10th Blogoversary. We’re so happy to call you our friends.

    We’d choose Pawmetto Lifeline in Columbia, SC

  41. Happy blogoversary! Ten years is quite an accomplishment! Here’s to ten more!
    We’d choose Abandoned Angels Cat Rescue in Ohio.

  42. Happy Blogoversary!

  43. Happy 10th blogoversary!!! That is a long time, here’s to many, many more years.XO

  44. Happy Blogaversary!

    We’re picking Feral Friends – it’s where all 3 of us were adopted from.

  45. WOO HOO!!!!! 10 yearss iss simple amazin!!!! Conkatss Ernie an Wally an Zoey an Lady Sue. Wee will let you choose thee Shetler as wee not know places inn yur area.
    ***Hi-5’sss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an {{{hugsss}}} LadyMum

  46. Happy Blogoversary dear friends, 10 years is absolutely terrific!!!

  47. Wowzers…10 years! Mom says we absolutely won’t last that long. She’s too old to do this for 4 1/2 more years, according to her. We are super happy you are still posting after 10 years and pray you’ll be around for at least 10 more. If we are selected, our rescue selection is Barn Cat Buddies. There web-site is:
    XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  48. Woo woo! Concatulations on 10 years. That’s a whole lotta bloggin. You need a longevity medal! Keep it up guys.
    I was rescued from the Sumter SPCA , it was an ok place but I’m sure the cats and dogs there would love a little bit extra. Great idea.

  49. Happy 10th Blogoversary!
    You have been blogging as long as us 🙂
    We wish you many more years too as we love to see what our friends are doing.
    Have some fun celebrating this pawsome milestone.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  50. Wow 10 YEARS!!!!! Congrats, we are so happy for you. It’s been great knowing you all this time and we look forward to reading your blog for 10 more years.

  51. Congratulations on your amazing anniversary – very impressive! There are so many good causes and so many homeless cats. I’d like to nominate PAWS in Norwalk CT. Thank you for your generosity.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red

  52. Happy 10th Blogoversary! Concatulations!!! We would like to nominate Best Friends Animal Society.

  53. So cool that you have been blogging for 10 years! You three must have lots to say! We love your blog and hope you will keeping sharing. The rescue group we nominate is PAD PAWS in Jersey City, NJ. Manhattan was the first joint rescue for two of the founders (Z-girl and our Aunt Natalie), Bessie and Lulu were a special rescue mission and our foster girl Picasso was rescued by PP in April.
    Have a pawtastic New Year, Island Cats!
    Coco, Valentina, Manhattan, Bessie, Lulu, Mimi and foster girl Picasso…

  54. Congrats on the blogoversary! I love reading your blog and learning what antics you three have been up to lately. You continue to always make me smile and I wish you the best in the New Year!

    The animal shelter I would love to see get a donation is: Humane Society of Warren County in Front Royal – Virginia.

  55. Wow, that is so fantastic! Happy 10th Blogoversary and Congratulations…you were the very first cat blog we came across on the interwebs and we have always had tons of respect and admiration for y’all and your blog. Wally, Ernie, Zoey and Mom Sue you rock! We hope you had a wonderful Catmas and wish you a 2018 that is filled with health, joy & prosperity (and some whippy cream and KFC thrown in for good measure!). Thank you so much for your Catmas card, it recently arrived and we really appreciate it! We will choose PAWS in Norwalk CT as the shelter. Thank you for your friendship, it has meant a lot to us.

    Happy New Year with Love!
    Clooney, Neytiri & Karyn

  56. Happy Blogaversary!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  57. Happy Day! It’s nice there are some of us “old timers” still left around … congratulations (and stay warm up there … keep your mittens on kittens!)

  58. Concatulations on 10 years blogging ! It’s a milestone ! Happy Blogoversary, and we wish you many many more to come ! Purrs

  59. […] If you haven’t pawticipated in our 10 year Blogoversary commentathon yet, click HERE and find out how you can nominate your favorite animal shelter, group or charity to receive our […]

  60. HAPPY 10TH BLOGOVERSARY! 10 years is completely awesome! So many blogs come and go that those that stay are particularly precious, especially to long-time bloggers. You are right about all the goodbyes we have said over the years, but it’s great to make new friends also. Here is to next 10 years!

    Celebratory Purrs,
    The Chans (also Tommy, The Vs and #1)

  61. HAPPY 10Th BLOGOVERSARY.Love your blog.x

  62. Holy Kitty Cat!!! 10 years is quite an accomplishment! BIG congratulations! We are so honored to know you and call you our friends. Thank you for making us giggle. xoxo

  63. Happy 10 years! You’re one of our favorite blogs.

    We nominate the NOAH shelter in Stanwood, Washington because 3 out of 4 of us kitties came from there.

  64. A big happy tenth blogoversary, guys!! That is some achievement!!

    Would it be ok to nominate Marg if we win?

  65. HAPPY 10TH BLOGOVERSARY! What an accomplishment. We’re all so happy that you Island Cats started blogging all those years ago!

    We would like to nominate CATsNAP, Eddy’s alma mater rescue.

  66. Congrats, you amazing trio and humans! That is really stupendous. Takes so much dedication to keep it up, too!

    Well we have a nomination. “Our Companions” in Ashford, Connecticut. Modeled after “Best Friends” in Utah. The cats live in a multi-room cottage, complete with catio, indoor outdoor porch, HAMMOCKS, crocheted blankets, bunk beds, walkways near the ceiling right out of a Jackson Galaxy dream. I’m going to be courageous nd post a link so you can see for yourself. This is a slideshow I made of Sebastian House for cats. There are 2 cottages for dogs.

  67. Congrats on 10 years of blogging!
    Although she is not a shelter as such, Marg does so much to keep her animals happy, safe and well fed, so I would like to nominate her.

  68. Whoa, you reminded us we have been blogging for 11 years now!! You have more posts than we do, I think!! Isn’t it strange how much time flies by before you know it? We are glad you are our friends – we love hearing your stories and seeing your photos!

    We would like to nominate Angels with Paws Animal Rescue here in Denver. 🙂

  69. Happy blogoversary! 10 years of sharing your lives, and making so many cats and humans smile, is such an amazing and wonderful benchmark! We are so proud of you and inspired by you, and grateful to be your friends. We would choose PAWS of Norwalk, CT if selected.

    Hugs and headbonks!

  70. OH, CONGRATS GALORE!!! And we like Austin Pets, a great org in Austin, Texas. LOVE your blog and your kitties and read you every time.
    Love, Loulou

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  72. Congrats!

  73. Wow! That’s amazing! Congratulations on 10 Year’s! We would nominate Pearl’s Alma mater Purrfect Pets in Overland Park, Kansas.

  74. 10 years is a lot to celebrate! We are so glad to know all of you and we are wishing you many many more happy years of blogging!

  75. Happy blogging anniversary. I nominate ACARF, (Allen County Animal Rescue Facility) in a small town in a low income southeastern Kansas town.

  76. Wow wee! 10 years! I can’t even imagine…That is such a milestone and your blog is just wonderful! I’ll nominate TNR of Warren.

  77. Happy 10th Blogaversary! As you should know, we think the world of you guys!

    We would like to suggest The Grannie Project.

  78. Happy 10th Blogoversary to all of you. That’s quite an accomplishment. Your donation will be appreciated no matter who you choose.

  79. 10 years is an awesome milestone. Congratulations and I hope you continue for many more years. I am partial to the shelter we adopted Chris. Sav-r-cats in Myrtle Beach, SC (perhaps it is actually Surfside, SC).

  80. Happy Ten Years of Blogging! You was one of the furst kitties we gotted to know ten years ago.
    Our Favorite shelter who helps us alot is Cattails Rescue of Manhattan, KS.
    They have been helping my foster kitties alot to get fixed and find mew homes.
    Since there am several Cat Tails – their website am cattailsks dot weebly dot com

  81. Here I am, Cathing up! I can’t believe I missed your blogoversary!
    I am sure Queen Penelope is going t make sure I have some bad dreams tonight for doing that!
    Happy belated Blogoversary!
    And 10 years! What an accomplishment!

  82. Almost to late to wish you a happy blogoversary and to nominate my shelter HAWS, Humane Animal Welfare Society for your donation!

  83. Sorry we’re sooooooo late. Happy Blogoversary. We wish ya’ll many many more. And a meowsy big ConCats on bein’ ’round fur 10 years. That fur sure says somethin’. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  84. I hope the commentathon isn’t closed yet! Happy Blogaversary!. I nominate That’s were Candy and EK came from. They’re pawsome.

  85. Sorry we missed your special day. Happy Blogaversary.

  86. Way too late for your worthy commentathon, but Congrats!! Happy 10th Blogoversary!! Wow!

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