Monday, August 15, 2016

The Journey Continues

August 15, 2005 began a Journey, it was really Abby's Journey.
I simply wanted to keep a journal of her life.
It really was all about Abby.
I know that may sound a bit like nepotism.
But, the bond I had right from the start with Abby was special
This was her story.
And so it was.
Her story.
The day I started I never envisioned an ending.
Call me naive because I was.
When I adopted her she was an older cat but I never 
considered losing her.
But I did that too in 2013.
This is still about her and our connection
which nothing can ever change, but it's more now.

Now it's Annabelle's story.
And Boo, Jinx and Ping.
It's funny how things change and how different
personalities emerge.
All the cats were under the firm paw of Abby.
She ran the show.
A true alpha she was.
Everyone, including Gracie was mild mannered.
Annabelle is very mild mannered,
so now the house is not dominated by a very
strong personality.
For them, that's a good thing.
Because they all get along with one another with ease.

As I embark on the start of my 12th year of blogging
I don't know where I'm headed.
But I'm certainly on my way on our continued Journey.


  1. We never think about how it's going to end. We just enjoy the companionship and love while it is there. There will be time enough for our hearts to break when the end comes; until then, we live with the joy that they give us.

    There hasn't been a top-cat here since Tungsten died. She was tiny but her personality was everywhere. She shaped my world.

  2. ((((( Purrs )))))

    Glad you continue to blog. Twelve years! Wow, that is a long time!!

  3. Wow, 12 years is a very long time! I guess the tone of my blog changed a lot when I took it over - even though Sparkle and I are the same breed, we have such different personalities. My human never anticipated what would happen with the blog without Sparkle either.

  4. 12 years! That's amazing! Happy blogoversary!! And hoping for many more!

  5. Concats on 12 years of blogging.
    That is quite amazing :)
    As we kitties come and go, one cat steps up to become the voice of the blog. Sometimes 2 cats ;)
    We all have neat purrsonalities.
    We are also enjoying your journey.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  6. Beautiful cats, amazingly beautiful photography ...
    always thoughtful and beautiful words. It shouldn't end ...
    Glad you are here. Yesterday and tomorrow.

  7. Concatulations on 12 years of blogging. That's a lot! We're looking forward to reading how the next chapters of the story unfold with your kitties.

  8. Congratulations on 12 years of blogging. We are so pleased to read all about you and what you are all doing.

  9. Congratulations on 12 years of blogging! Abby was a beauty. I understand not thinking about endings. I don't think it's naive. We know if we live long enough we will lose our furbabies because their lifespans are shorter. But enjoying the here and now is important.

  10. Congratulations on blogging through 12 years of change, some of it good, some heart-wrenching beyond words. We hope you continue blogging for many more years to come, through all the crazy, joyful, bittersweet mess that is Life.

    Purrs and peace.

  11. Wow, 12 years of blogging! Congratulations, we look forward to following more of your continuing journeys and adventures.

    Mindy & Mike

  12. 12 years of blogging? wow you must have been one of the very first pet bloggers. We are so happy we met you and all your beloved crew.
    Hugs madi and mom

  13. Happy Blogoversary. We look furward to da continued journey with ya'.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  14. We never know where our journey will take us. We travel through smiles and tears. Happy blogoversary.

  15. Happy Blogoversary! We look forward to experiencing the continued journey with you!

  16. Congrats on your 12 years of blogging!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  17. Happy Blogoversary, and concatulations on 12 years of blogging ! We wish you many many more ! Purrs

  18. We love your wonderful words for your blogoversary. We offer congratulations and the hope for many, many more!

  19. Happy Blogoversary from all of us! We love your blog too and your sweeties!

  20. Happy Blogoversary! I wish I had been following you all these years, but I didn't know about cat blogs until right before I started mine.

  21. conga ratz guys on 12 yeerz.....thatz quite de mile stone ~~~~ heerz two another 12 N we hope ta bee round ta follow ewe wear ever yur journee takes ewe..... { just knot two a chckn farm pleez ~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  22. Happy Happy Blogoversary!!! OMG 12 YEARS!? That's unheard of! Well done YOU!!!

  23. Yes, it is a journey...congrats on your 12 years of journeying...

  24. I love that we share a blogoversary date! 12 years is truly incredible. Here's to many more!

  25. Happy Blogoversary! 12 years is amazing! I look forward to following your continued journey.

  26. 12 years? Wow, that's wonderful and amazing. Happy Blogoversary! Wherever you go, we will be here, dear friends!

  27. The best journeys start with a single step, and never end...

    Be sure ta come ta my 6th Birfday Pawty tomorrow 16th! It may be our best yet... ~ MARLEY

  28. Happy Blogoversary. You started a few months before Derby did.

  29. Congratulations on your blogoversary. Blogging is a long-term commitment isn't it? Yes, the journey continues despite the slight change in characters.

    Emma and Buster

  30. Congrats to hanging in there. So glad our paths crossed.
    Love Lynne, Shaggy and Scout

  31. WOW! That's a milestone! Congratulations :) Pawkisses for a Happy Day and 12 EXTRA for the occasion :) <3


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