Monday, July 20, 2015

Our 9th Blogoversary!



It is hard to believe that it was 9 years ago today that Eric and I started blogging with a little bit of help from my mum.
Once again, our first post can be found here.
Our first ever commenter was Oscar the Wonder Cat from Australia. He very rarely posts now but his blog is still there.

The next day mum was brave and found how to post some photos. She didn't make a very good job of positioning them, but with our help she got better over the years.

This is the third blogoversary we have had to celebrate without Eric and we miss him as much as ever. We continue to honour his memory with our Eric's Day Friday Flashbacks.

It was touch and go for a while around Christmas whether I would be still here to celebrate this one, but I am and I intend to be here for our 10th blogoversary too.
I want to thank everyone for being our friends over the years, and for all the purrs and support at the times we have needed them.

Me and mum have looked out a few pictures of me and Eric together from our earlier years. I hope you enjoy them.

2008 Relaxing.
2008 Mouse Watch
2008 Relaxing on the vishus deer.
2008 In the plant pots
2007 Field Patrol
2010 Glad to have the humans back home.
2010 Wrasslin'

71 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! We're so glad you started blogging and that you were one of OUR first friends. We're pretty sure we found you through Fat Eric (we miss him a lot too).

We're looking forward to many more years of fun blog posts from you!!

Love,
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Brian said...

Those are the most wonderful photos and we all miss that special Eric. Happy Blogoversary from all of us!

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Blogoversary to you!! Nine years! That's terrific - we'll keep on coming back!

Simba said...

Nine years is amazing, Flynn and Mum! We do miss Eric too - love seeing those pictures of both of you together.

Georgia and Julie said...

Happy 8th Blogoversary!
That is pretty amazing. We are very happy we have been a part of your journey for a good few years. We look forward to your 10th too ;)
Love the pictures.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

meowmeowmans said...

Happy blogoversary, Flynn, Mum and Dad! We, too, miss dear Eric lots, but we are glad his spirit is still so alive here. Big hugs to you, and here's to many, many more blogoversaries!

Debra Taylor said...

Happy blogoversary!
I love the retro look at the photos of Eric and Flynn.
Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

Check out my cat blog for archived stories about the abandoned/feral cat colony I manage.

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Blogoversary Flynn! I’m sorry you lost your brofur so long ago. Whoa! I was just a kitten when you started. I hope you’re around for many more also.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you Flynn and to Eric, too. The photos of here today as so lovely. Thank you for sharing them and your life stories with us. Thanks to Mum and Dad, too!

Love,
Lily

Christy Paws said...

Wow, nine years! That's terrific and I just love the photos of the two of you together. Hope you are around for many more. I wonder if I will have that many blogoversaries.

GLOGIRLY said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! Nine years... WOW!!! That's an impressive accomplishment. We bet Eric is smiling and purring in your hearts. Here's to many, many more!
xoxo

Punapippuri said...

Many, many congratulations: 9 years is an incredible achievement. Why, Äiti was still in England nine years ago. And we are so glad that you got to number 9, and hope for many more because you are one major mancat with sisu - you could be a Finncat Flynn.
We think Eric is very proud of how you have carried on.
And we hope Äiti will come down to visit you in October, but we're not so sure how the plans are going. In the meantime many, many congrats and here's to number 10!

Summer said...

Happy blogoversary, Flynn! And I want you to know that I am already planning to celebrate your 10th!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Happy 9th anniversary dear ones! We love visiting your beautiful corner of the world and so glad Eric lives on with your Friday posts. Our gang sends their furry best wishes and Nou Nou sends Flynn kitty kisses.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Bast, ya got yer blogoversary a month before us AGAIN! We cant figure out how ta catch up...

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary, furriends!
We remember lurking about many years before we blogged and enjoying reading about you boys. We miss Flynn too. ((Hugs))

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Concats on your blogoversary!

And we are glad to have been able to meet you, even though it was recently, so we nevfur got to meet Eric...we are sure he appawroves of your doings and hte postings you do on his behalf:)

Hugs!
Purrs!

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Ah! Bless! To ALL of you...!x
Brought a tear to my eye....
Well...I have to confess..More than
one...!
And..The flower pots photo..Has to be
the bestest ever...Two lovely..lovely
flowers!xx

angelswhisper2011 said...

Congratulations on your 9th Anniversary, Flyn and we are so glad that we've met you, so we can be a part of your always cute and lovable, stories. Even if we've never met Eric, it feels like we also known him for years. I guess it's time for a Niptini now, so Cheers to you, your mom and dad and angel Eric. Extra 9 Pawkisses for the occasion <3 <3 <3

Poppy Q said...

Happy blogoversary my lovely friends. We do enjoy reading about your great life, and we do miss sweet Eric too.

Julie and poppy q
xxx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Many, many congrats on your 9th Blogoversary! That is quite an achievement. We can imagine how much you miss Eric, but you have done a great job of going on with the blog, Flynn. And we are so, so glad that you conquered all and can still share your adventures with us. Here is to many more!

Purrs,
The Chans

Hannah and Lucy said...

Concats on your 9th Blogoversary - if it hadn't been for us finding you and Eric on the internet we wouldn't have even known that cats blogged! Please thank your Mum for us as she was so helpful to Mum when we started to blog.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary and huge congratulations! Nine years is a long, long time to keep a blog running; well done!

Purrs and peace.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy blogoversary! Wow, 9 years! That's awesome! Love the pictures of you two together, such happy brothers!

Marg said...

Wow, Happy Ninth blogoversary. That is a lot of blogs and a lot of writing and we have enjoyed them all a lot. So glad you boys started blogging. Hope your day is a wonderful one.

onespoiledcat said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! Nine years is EPIC.....we haven't known you for that whole time but it still feels like we have known you forever - we gingers stick together right Flynn? Nothing makes me happier than the fact you're feeling good these days - looking forward to your 10th blogaversary and beyond! Sending Hugs..........and Love.

Sammy and Mom Pam

The Whiskeratti said...

Concatulations! This has always been one of our favorite blogs to visit. We're very glad you are still around.

Austin Towers said...

Happy ninth blogoversary, Flynn!! I believe you've even been blogging longer then me!! It is so great to see the pictures of you and Eric. We still miss him so! ❤️

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Our absolute favourite pic of you and Eric is Field Patrol 2007. We loved to see you boys enjoying your walks with your mom and dad. We wish Eric was here to celebrate but we do know he will be purring from the Bridge today. We love you guys. Happy 9th Blogoversary. xx

Cherry City Kitties said...

Happy blogoversary to you and mum and Angel Eric (we know he's always with you). So glad your felling better!
pee ess: We love the field patrol picture... Happy times!

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy 9th!!! That is a HUGE milestone and we are soooo happy to have shared a number of these blogoversaries with you! We love you!! xoxo

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Nine years? NINE? YEARS? MOUSES! That's a huge - no, HUGE - achievement, for sure. Wow.

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! May your day be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip and may there be many, MANY more years to come.

Purrs,
Seville

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary! We love seeing those photos of you and Eric together, Flynn. We're sure Eric is celebrating at the bridge, too. Love you guys. ♥

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Blogoversary! I can't believe it has been that long... Sigh.

katsrus said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary. Enjoy all your posts.
Sue B

Random Felines said...

HAPPY Blogoversary!!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Blogoversary sweet Flynn. I am sure Eric is watching you from the bridge. I wish I had known about cat blogs back when you started so I could have followed all along. XO

Cats of wildcat woods said...

Happy Blogoversary! Lovely pics of the two of you.

Madi and Mom said...

9 years!! OMCs Happy Happy blogaversary! We absolutely love the photos of you and Eric....the love you had for each other shows in every photo.
Hugs Madi your bFFF

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Blogoversary. It's hard to believe Eric has been gone for 3 years now. Thanks for sharing some photos of you together.

John Bellen said...

Nine years, eh, Flynn? Wow. I'll bet the time seems to have flown. And three years without Eric already? You two were great together. I love how you did everything together; the picture of the two of you surveying your kingdom is a favourite of mine.

And yes, figuring out the actual mechanics of a blog is tough at first. I'm still wrestling with some aspects. But I'm glad your mum decided to help you start up, and I'm sure you will be blogging for many years to come.

Fur Everywhere said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary!! We hope you have many more :) We love the photos of you and Eric together.

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The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Blogaversary dear furriend

Forty Paws said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary!!!! And yes, you will be here for the 10th Blogoversary as well Flynn!!! We miss Eric as well. He was a good ol' boy.

Hugs, All of us at Forty Paws, and Maw

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Happy Blogoversity, sweet friend!

Robin said...

Happy Blogaversary! 9 years is really amazing! It looks like the two of you have had quite the journey in the blogosphere. Keep up the great work!

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy Happy 9th Blogoversary, Flynn, Angel Eric, and Mom and Dad!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

A very happy 9th blogoversary. WE think we've been with you all nine years! We love you both and miss Eric. 3 blogoversaries without him just doesn't seem possible. We also loved all the photos your Mom chose of the two of you together but the one called 2007 Field Patrol was just so amazing. The two of you at the opening of the fields below you just stunning. We are counting on you being here for 10th blogoversary and beyond Flynn!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Congrats!!!!!!
Happy 9th blogoversary!

The Swiss Cats said...

Nine years, amazing ! Happy Blogoversary ! We love to see the photos of you with Angel Eric ! Purrs

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Happy Blogoversary Dear Furrends! My time flies! Mes sure loved being one of your faithful followers. Mes and Mommy readed your blog (but did not post) before wes started blogging. Wes LOVED them all!
Thanks yous and Kisses
Nellie

Deziz World said...

ConCats.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Concatulations on such a huge achievement! Looking forward to many, many more :)

William said...

Happy blogoversary, Flynn! It hardly seems like 9 years, does it?

A few Good Cats said...

We are glad to have known you since your early days. Our hats are off to you for this latest milestone.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy Blogoversary! We're happy to celebrate with you. We love all of the photos, but especially love the Field Patrol one.

Clooney said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary, that is just fantastic, Congratulations! What an awesome post and collection of photos of Eric and Flynn, just precious!

Just Ducky said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary. Derby was still here to cellybrate 9 with us, November will be 10, but he won't be here.

Harvey, Miranda and Silver said...

Well done and congratulations!! 9 eh!! That is something. We hope you have a good blogoversary!!!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Belated Happy Blogoversary !!!! Sorry we didn't make it by yesterday but the Mom thing is sick. We are doing good to get her to feed us.

Kitties Blue said...

Nine years is ABSOLUTELY amazing. We found you shortly after we started blogging. We love that you do Flashbacks with Eric so we can get to know him. That wrasslin' photo is our favorite of these followed by the Field Patrol. We appreciate you being our friends and participating in our Sunday Selfies. Sending purrs and hugs to all. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
p.s. Thanks for coming to our third blogoversary.

Robyn Harton said...

Happy Blogoversary! You better hang around for your 10th. :) We miss Eric too. It's hard to believe it's been 3 years. He'll always be in the Hotties' hearts, though. Love and purrs and scritches.

Beth Waltz said...

Sweet Flynn, thank you for sharing your family album with us. It's good to know you're health is much improved and you're looking forward to another 9 years of blogging! My eldest feline, Mme. Mephi Wu, sends her regards and assures you being 18 is an excellent age for a cat.

Kari said...

Happy Blogoversary! We wish we' were there from the begining! Your photos are always so beautiful and your conversation delightful.
Our Gran crossed the bridge and her funeral was yesterday. Your blog was visiting friends for her.
We are eternally grateful.

modern nomad said...

Happy ninth Blogoversary!
Have a super Wednesday...

Noodle and crew

Ellen in Oregon said...

Happy 9th Blogoversary! That's a lotta ohotos, posts & a bunch of work hours making it all happen.. It is hard to believe Eric has been gone 3 yrs. already. He was truly an amazing orinchj mancat . We know that no one misses Eric more than his mom & dad and, of course, Flynn. Thank you for Flashback Friday so we can all remember when the boys were young & best buddies. It is a fitting tribute to Eric. You are so lucky to have all those wonderful photos that document all the adventures Eric & Flynn had together. While Flynn had such a difficult year with his medical issues, it has been amazing to see what tremendous progress he has made in recent months. We hope he continues to regain his health. It is wonderful to see him hunting mousies in the fields or wresting with his dad in the cool grass. You did a fantastic job nursing him back to health. We look forward to celebrating your 10th Blogoversary in 2016,

Hilary said...

happy anniversary! 9 years, wow! I am raising my coffee cup to nine more years!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogversary. NINE. Incredible! Miss Eric but, Flynn, you're such a hottie and we're counting on 10.

Lizzie, Max & Tuck

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

HAPPY HAPPY 9th Blogoversary !
You better hang around for your 10th , Flynn :)

XOXO