Sunday, December 31, 2006

Auld Lang Syne



Hello, everyone!
The Mum here. Over the past several months, I have been overwhelmed by the the kitties and beans who blog. I could spend hours each day(and sometimes have!) reading about the adventures of my contacts. I have made many friends and have become deeply concerned about the welfare of folks I may never meet outside the Web.

For us, it has been a bit of a difficult year - my continuing health issues and the loss of two beloved kitties, Tilly and Jiggsy. I started blogging because I thought it would be fun - it is! but along with that, is the dawning realization that I don't have the talent for it. I am continuely impressed by the blog content out there - The Calico Girls and their exquisite website, The Meezers and weekly reports, the catcams at IFOC and so many more.


I have decided to stop blogging. I love the cat blogosphere and will pop in to visit frequently, but Toby and I are old and dull. We're at the point where we'd rather sit in a quiet corner with a drink than burn up the dance floor.

We cherish you all and wish everyone a healthy, prosperous new year filled with cuddles and skritches.

Love to all from the Mom, Dad and Toby, too.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

We're sorry to hear that you won't be blogging anymore but we understand it has been a tough year. We think your blog has always been fun to visit. Please drop in and visit us from time to time.
Take care and you can keep us posted on how you are doing at the Cat Blogosphere site. We'll miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brandi said...

You have one of the first bloggies mama and I read. And have continued to read. You are not boring or anything. We have enjoyed meeting you here. Not all of us are up on the technicalities or anything. We just enjoy meeting and getting to know others. And realizing there are so many nice beans and kitties. Please continue to visit, and please let us know how you are.

brandi said...

If you would like to email my mama, Carol, and me, please do so at ladycristantATaolDOTcom.

Anonymous said...

I will miss you. Please take care.

Patches & Mittens said...

We are very sorry to hear you are leaving our community! We understand the hardships that life deals us, but we don't understand when you say you don't have the talent for it. Every blog is different and unique and that is why it is so much fun!

We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and hope you decide to rejoin us. We will really miss you.

Hugs and Purrs...
CalicoMom Toni

Edsel/The Pooch said...

i just read about your decision to not blog anymore and came over to visit. i read back, and am sorry we were not regular visitors. the choice is yours, of course, but i think all of us are here to smile, share stories, meet new friends. it's not a talent contest nor do you have to lead exciting lives to be a member of this wonderful community. please reconsider. and whatever you choose to do, be well.
-Edselsmom

Kelly Cat said...

Thanks for all you've done up to now, but never say never... take some time to heal, and see how you feel a ways down the road.

Wishing you a good 2007...
Kelly Cat (and all the Good Cats)

jeterharris said...

i jus read yer blog ...
i wanna wish u a verree happee noo yeer. i hope u continyoo to vizit da blogosphere.
i hope 2007 iz a grate yeer fer u.
jeter harris

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed reading your blog and hope that 2007 will be a very good year for all of you!

China Cat & Willow

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed reading your blog and hope that 2007 will be a very good year for all of you!

China Cat & Willow

Anonymous said...

we will miss you so very much. i have always enjoyed your blog.

i understand the feeling about not being technically saavy. i can upload photos and post entries. the whole html thing boggles my mind.

we have enjoyed the secret paws yuki & kimiko received this past summer from the tower hill mob. they still enjoy the bags of nip. especially kimiko, she claims both of them for her own.

i understand what you went thru losing two of your babies this past year. my heart so cried for you in your time of loss. i lost my two boys about a year apart. it was very hard.

please come visit whenever you get a chance. we will be looking for your comments. perhaps someday toby will want to start his own blog. if he does we will be there to comment.

take care, we will be praying for you and your family.

Kimo & Sabi said...

We wish you a furry happy, safe, healthy, flea-free, Temptations-filled New Year!

Beau said...

We understand and will miss you terribly!! We hope that once you've had a break for a while maybe you will change your mind to at least an occasional blog. We're not that talented either! Keep in touch! Godspeed!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you are quiting the blogsphere. I found you through Lair's cat blogroll over at IFOC and have been a regular reader (if not commenter). I hope you find that you have more to say and come back to blogging, even if it's only a once a month update on how you're doing. We'll miss you, have a better 2007.

Derby said...

Happy New Year to The Tower Hill Mob.

We will miss you and your blog. But keep us posted on any major developments.

Like some of the other commenters, you blog about what is happening. It doesn't have to be smart, funny, just what is happening.

And for understanding HTLM. Mum knows a tiny bit. Otherwise she just types and takes pictures to post

Anonymous said...

I just want to wish you all the best in 2007, no matter what. Best wishes from my whole family (they understand what you mean). Sometimes it's good to just simplify your life, my mom often says.

Luxie & family

Pumpkin said...

Yur blog wuz one of the furst that Momma bookmarked and started reeding so we am sorry to see yu go. Good luck in the future and keep in touch.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Have a relaxing 2007 - our door is always open!

Anonymous said...

Aw,we'll miss yall. You's not boring at all! But if you don't feel like bloggin we unnerstands! Please do stop by an visit and say hi sometimes, k?
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRs!
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree and Robyn

Anonymous said...

You alone know what is right for you, but to point out the obvious, forever is a long, long time.

My own, totally unsolicited and quite likely unwanted advice is to take keep the blog around, take a break, and see how you feel about things in a few months.

And from what I've seen, you do indeed have a talent for blogging.

Take care.


dan

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh dear we's so sorry to heer that yoo are going to stop blogging. Yoo were one of the furrst to visit owr blog when we started, an we allus come an check yer blog. Yoo are deffernuttly NOT old and boring, an we will reely miss yoo.We don't no nuffin bowt teknikal fings either, we just tell it like it happens an put in a few pichurs. We reely hope yoo change yer mind an mebbe just post once a munf or so just to keep effurrycat up to date. Happy Noo Yeer to yoo and yer Beans'
furrom yer frends Eric and Flynn

Anonymous said...

We will miss you. We don't think you and Toby are boring. And like others have said, we are each unique. We hopes that you are not writing because you are not drawn to doing it and not because you think you aren't good enough.

Please stop by from time to time and share what's going on.

Purrs and headbutts to you and Toby.

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We agree with efurryone else, you are definitely not boring, and we're all different in how we blog, which is good! It's up to you, but we hopes you'll at least think 'bout keepin' the blog and just updatin' once in awhile, when you feel like it, 'cause we'll miss you!

Mattingly said...

I have to agree with the sentiments here. I will admit that the first time we visited your blog is today when we saw the link about in on the cat blogosphere website. We had to take a hiatus back in the fall because my Mom also felt overwhelmed by the blogosphere. It is impossible for her to keep up with all the blogs, much less take the time to comment on them all. Mom thought this made us bad bloggers and that others would be upset or something. But then she realized that's just silly! She loves the blogosphere for how it brings people together to help each other out. We really do start to care about each other... Mom has cried many tears in front of the computer... both happy and sad. We promise that no one will think less of you if you don't post or comment often. We ourselves only post a few times a month... if that. But it's fun for us to do...and to be able to help out when we can... and to have these other special people in our lives.

I hope that you don't take the blog down and that you do stop by from time to time... at least to let everyone know how you are doing. Think of all the people you care about here and know that they care about you too... and will be upset to not know how you and Toby are getting on in life. You are most assuredly not boring... nor do you lack blogging talent (we read your past posts today). Obviously we cannot all be the Calico Girls or Skeezix or Kukka-Maria or any of the other more "advanced blogs". But honestly, the simple ones are really my favorites.

So that's our two cents (or I think with the link of this post we are nearing a dollar). No matter what you decide, we wish you all the best in life.

Hugs and purrs from Mattingly and Harlie.

Anonymous said...

Well, I have thought of not blogging many, many times faced with the real talent that's out there.

Guess there is room for all of us, though. Blogging isn't a talent contest (or they'd never let me in), it's a way to connect to others.

Hope to see you back soon, maybe you just need a break...there's gonna be a lot of folks that miss you.

Happy 2007....

Anonymous said...

We are sad to hear that you have decided to stop blogging. We always enjoyed your blog.

We wish you a Very Happy New Year and hope to still run into you in the blogoshere from time to time.

Anonymous said...

we are so very sad to hear this. We love you guys, and we don't think you are not talented or old and dull at all. We do understand, because we know of your health issues. We care about you very much, and hope that things are ok. We are sometimes overwhelmed by the blogsphere too- and it can take us days to visit everyone. We are very empathetic with your losing 2 loved furbabies this year- as we did too. It's hard sometimes and we understand. We hope to still stay in touch with you!!! Mary, Sammy and Miles

Anonymous said...

We've enjoyed readin yur blog, but unnerstand bout the time an effort involved. Keep in touch by leafin comments. We'll miss you! Yurs is the only blog where I saw Jaba the Hut as a feline! Haf a wonderful Mew Year. Purrs an headbutts, Victor & Bonnie

Sahara said...

First off, we want to say Thank You. You were one of our very first visitors, and we really enjoyed your blog.
You will be missed, but please stop by so we know you are doing well. Remember, there is nothing wrong with being old and dull. Mom and I often feel the same exact way.

Anonymous said...

we is sad yoo wont be blogging. we is a kinda boring blog, but we liked it. please visit and say hi. take gud care of Toby for us. happy nue yer. we will miss yoo.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

We understand the challenges in constantly coming up with new, fresh material for the cat blogosphere but realize that our personal lives & health issues take precedence over a hobby.

We've enjoyed your blog and wish you well.

Crew's Mom

Anonymous said...

We loved reading about Toby and Tilly. We know it is a bit much sometimes to constantly keep up blog comments, but we hope you will drop by now and again and let us know how you are getting on. We would miss you otherwise! Besides, I need to know if my floofy friend Toby ever manages to catch up with my mighty weight. Purrs to you and Toby, good luck in the future and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Of course you should do what makes you happy, but I would hope that you wouldn't stop blogging just because you feel old and/or boring in comparison to others. There is no comparison because we're all different, and the nice thing about the kitty bloggers is that no one is trying to outdo anyone else. We'll miss you if you stop posting, but we'll certainly be happy to see you visiting and commenting if that's what you'd prefer.
You were the first kitty blog I discovered, after you posted a comment on Kat's Cat of the Day and I followed the link. There was a post about Toby having a "pear shape" and needing help with "dingleberries", complete with arrows and labels. I cracked up. I loved your sense of humor and have read every post since. Maybe you could just have that adorable big fluff Toby post once a month just to say hi? Besides, I always love seeing pictures of him. After all, I'm a Fluffaholic.
Karen C.

Lone Star Purrs said...

We're gonna miss y'all!! We don't fink that yur boring....like efurryone has sed, we're all different. That's what so cool 'bout the blogosphere! Owr Momma isn't all that 'tech savvy' eifur....efun tho Daddy is a computer science major. We wish y'all the best.
::purrs::
~Meeko, Kiara, Emmy, & Momma Becca

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

What Mattingly sed!

We hope to still see yoo arownd the blogosfeer, and wood still like to heer frum time to time how y'all are doing!

Anonymous said...

We ofur at ManxMnews is sorry to learn that yu will be leavin the cat bloggin werld. We too are not so compoododdle lit-r-ate. But, as long as Momma can put our pixchurs up she is happy and so r we.

Pleeze don't efur feel bad bout simple and plain. WE all x-press ourselves dif-fur-ent-ly. Dat is a gud fing, and simple and plain fit rite in wif com-plee-k-ed and in-tro-qet.

We hopes yu will just take a lil break an come backs to bisit. We can't bisit efurryone efurryday, even if we wood like to. But we do fink of efurryone, and we finks that is what really matters. We is a gud and kind hearted co-moon-it-tee, and yu will always be a part of it.

Abby, Boo, Ping, Jinx & Gracie

Zeus said...

Happy New Year to all of you!

I am sorry to hear about your blog, but I do hope you stop by and visit all of us every once in awhile. It has been a true pleasure getting to learn about you and your life through your writing. Take care!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Oh, no! The Tower Hill Mob will be sorely missed. How will we get our updates?
DMM

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Oh, that's soooo sad...but we understand that it takes a lot of werk to keep up a blog! We'll miss yoo but pleeze keep in touch!!!

One of us said...

Bye,bye *sniff* ~Poiland Tribe

Fat Eric said...

Just to let you know that, even though you don't update your blog these days, we like the fact that you still come and visit us! Purrs to my friend Toby.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi, we just wanted to see how you are and how you have been. If you'd like, I can post an update on the blogosphere news page to let everyone know how you're doing. just email me at 1hendrix@fuse.net

We hope all is well and you are staying warm this winter.

Thanks. Mr. Hendrix

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hot(M)BC said...

((((((((((HUGS))))))))) from alla us at the HotMBC :) We're thinking of you :)
Purrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

Fat Eric said...

Thanks for your sympathy over my "weekend of starvation" trauma. I'm just checking back into the blogosphere after spending 4 days eating non-stop to make up for it!

Luna said...

Ooo sorry!



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