Thursday, 1 April 2010

Because of her

Today is my Three Month Old Blog Birthday.

I'd like to raise a glass of el vino to my tough ol girl who gave me the incentive not only to begin this blog but to take story writing seriously.


Because of her, I keep on going.

There are and have been so many times when I just want to give up this writing malarky because I know that there are a million others far better at this craft than I am!

But the cost of all of her vets bills are not going to go away and it's motive enough to keep on trying.

Because of her I'm meeting so many wonderful, kind and extremely creative bloggie friends.

Because of her I've met the delectable Charlie

Who is proving a hit with the neighbours!

Here is a welcome gift received yesterday all for him from our lovely neighbour two doors down.

Charlie says to open the pressie after his snooze!


Have a lovely April Fool's Day everyone!

47 comments:

KarenG said...

Happy Blog Birthday to one of my most favorite blogs and bloggers!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Congrats on your 3 month blog birthday! It is a great blog and I always look foward to reading it. We are still sad that your girl had to go, and we know you are too. But she had to have a hand (paw really) in bringing you Charlie, knowing he would help to make you feel at least a bit better. And it is great that she inspired you to write - I wish my kitties could do that. Mainly they inspire me to drink :)

The Creek Cats said...

Your old girl has brought so much to your life. We are raising a niptini in her memory. Without her, we would have never met you!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Blogging is such an amazing thing, isn't it? I think we all start out thinking it will be a way to get more writing done and then we discover that the real benefit is the fantastic community.

Ann said...

Happy three month blog birthday! Keep plugging away, we are always harder on ourselves don't you think. Your blog is great. Stands to reason your writing is too!

Oh were you just playing an April Fools joke? I bet you were! Happy First of April to you and Charlie.

Susan Fields said...

What a lovely tribute to your tough old girl! And I love that the neighbors gave Charlie a welcome gift - how sweet of them! Happy April Fool's Day to you too.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Congratulations on having your blog birthday! Cheers...

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, Charlie is such a fluffball!

Happy three-month anniversary. Is it possible I've known you for such a short time? I'm glad that your old cat inspired you and your new cat is making you happy.

Keep writing. There are always people more talented than us, but we can't let that stop us from doing what we love.

Plain Jane said...

Only three months? I can't believe it. Love your voice, your pictures, and your stories.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on your 3 month Blog Birthday!...We raise our glass with you in honor of your tough ole girl; she was a special baby who lead you to Charlie and to all of us=we are grateful to her for that too...Her paw prints are on your heart, love never dies...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Amy said...

Happy three month old blog birthday! There is a reason for everything. Your tough old girl saw something very special in you. That is your writing. :) I love your writing. It's fun and it keeps me coming back for more. Have you considered writing a book about you and your old girl? :)

fairyhedgehog said...

I'll raise a cup to your tough old girl!

It doesn't seem possible it's only three months since I met you; it feels like you're an old friend. (And old friends are the best!)

Donna Hosie said...

Happy three month birthday!

Brian said...

Well Happy Blogoversery to you for tree months. I'll have a bit of nip in honor of your tough old girl. She gave us a gift too you know, we found you as a friend! Hello Charlie, enjoy your nap! Careful of those April fools, they're everywhere!!!

Kea said...

Congrats on three-months blogging!

We'll raise a toast to your "ol girl" too...and one to Charlie as well, who seems very content with his forever home. :-)

Never give up writing; it's already opened new vistas for you. Who knows what it could bring to you in the future?

Talli Roland said...

Happy three-month blog birthday! How sweet are your neighbours for giving Charlie a welcome gift. That's so nice.

You said it: never give up!

Whirlochre said...

Congratulations on your anniversary.

Plus — cute cat.

Anyhow, you've successfully badgered me into giving you a blog award.

Can't find any contact details so you may not want to pick it up, but if you do, just drop me an email.

Marg said...

We are just excited that you started blogging and at least got to meet Ole Kitty. We know you miss her like crazy but maybe Charlie is helping a little bit. We totally enjoy coming and reading your blog. It is a great one. We are very thankful that you decided to give the blog a good try.

Anya said...

H_A_P_P_Y blog birthday :-)

((Hugs)) Kareltje =^.^=

Four Dinners said...

Maximus Spittimus would like to point out two things.

1) You write fine
2) His Two Legs is an idiot regardless of the date.

Best Regards

Four Dinners
Aide de Camp
http://maximusspittimus.blogspot.com

er...hang on a sec....

Travis Erwin said...

Today is my three year blogging anniversary so we have something in common.

womagwriter said...

Only three months! Feels like I've known you for ever~!

Happy Birthday!

womagwriter said...

Only three months! Feels like I've known you for ever~!

ABBY said...

Wow 3 months!
Concats on the anniversary.
In that short period of time so much has happened.
We are sad that in this time frame the old girl had to pass over the Bridge, but her spirit did bring Charlie to your heart. We believe she is still watching out over you and helping inspire you with your writing.

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenG

Thank you!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy and the House of Cats

LOL!!!

I know the feeling!

Thanks for you lovely wishes!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Creek Cats!

Awwww now I must look up niptini!

Sounds lovely!

I'm so glad to have met you all too!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Rebecca

I so agree with you!

I'm so glad I got into this blogging thing - it's really helped.

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

Awwww I woudn't play an april fool's joke here! Awww!

Thanks so much for your lovely comments! I love your blog too - especially your poetry!! Chivalry was really good.

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields

Awww it was a pouch of cat food and a lovely easter card - so sweet!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Sharon Mayhew

Cheers too!!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein

That is so, so, so true!!! We must keep going and just enjoy what we care passionately about!

Thank you.

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jane

Awww thank you so much!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jacqueline

Thank you. I do miss my tough ol girl but am so, so grateful for the good she did to my life!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy

Awww thank you!

You know that's a great idea... thank you. I've been toying about writing how I found Charlie... hmmm - what do you think?

I'm now really thinking about that..!! Thank you!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedgehog

Awwww! I can't believe it's three months only too!

I remember I only wanted to leave a message in one of the earliest blogs in 2007 - it was Nik Perring's blog actually and I really resented that I had to create a google account just to leave a comment.

I'm so glad I did now - I'm loving blogging esp meeting wonderful bloggers like yourself!

Yay!
Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Donna Hosie

Thanks for popping by and thank you!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian

Awww Charlie likes his naps!!! Unfortunately he's so cute when he naps that I keep disturbing him!!

LOL!

I'm so glad to have met you and your princess sisters too. I absolutely adore your Easter Parade and Bunnies! More please!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Awww thank you! I know I moan about the writing but you know I don't think I can ever give it up!
I'd not be me!

When my tough ol girl was on her last legs (paws?) people kept asking me if I'd have another cat or pet and I'd never know what to answer - the pain of losing them is just too much but you know, I'm so, so, so glad and grateful Charlie sought me out. I'd not be true to myself if I didn't have Charlie.

:-)
Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

Oh the little pressie for Charlie was such a surprise, I din't know what to say!

:-)

Bless!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Whirlochre

I got an award? Ooooh Gimme, gimme, gimme!

LOL!

It's not the Other Eye is it?

Thank you!!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg

Awwww thank you so much!

And I am just so happy to meet such great bloggers like yourself too. I'm a happier person for knowing you and your wonderful furry friends!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Anya!

Awwww thank you so much!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Four Dinners and HAIL Maximus Spittimus

Me and Charlie - who are in awe of your Presence and All Round Greatness can only shake our heads at the inadequacy of our Two Legs Human.

Tut, tut, tut!

:-)
p.s hope his botty is ok now!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Travis Erwin

Thank you for popping by!

Happy Blog Birthday to you too!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi womagwriter

Doesn't it just feel longer?

LOL!!

I hope you are having a great time walking up and down mountains in the Lake District!

and thanks for the really handy links!!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Abby

Awww thank you!

Charlie really is a blessing. My tough ol' girl would have approved!

:-)

Take care
x