Saturday, July 12, 2014

3rd Blogoversary

Brulee, Mom Paula, Truffle

Can you believe it?  We've been blogging for 3 years!!!  Our very first post was July 12, 2011 when Mom Paula began blogging again after losing Sweet Praline in April 2011.  Mom Paula had continued to blog with Sweet Praline until her 3rd blogoversary in June 2011 and then she stopped in order to give herself time to heal.  She already knew in May that she had some new furbabies coming to live with her, but she didn't want to jinx anything by announcing our arrival too soon.  She decided to start a brand new blog with a new name that honored Sweet Praline but was unique to a new family.


Our first header designed by Ann at Zoolatry

Our first header was designed by the wonderful Ann of Zoolatry.  Mom Paula had no idea which kittens would come to live with her, so Ann came up with the unique design using some kittens from the cattery with the "coming soon" subheading.  The pictures in the heading aren't of us, but are some of our fur relatives.  Ann has done some beautiful headers for us the past three years and we definitely wanted her to design our special header for celebrating 3 years.  We couldn't have asked for a more purrfect header for this special occasion.  Mom Paula sent Ann some ideas she had in her head along with numerous pictures and what Ann designed was exactly what Mom Paula had in mind.  We LOVE it!

Angel Sweet Praline's last header designed by Ann

Just how did we get our name?  We shared the story on our 2nd Blogoversary post last year.  Our blog name and our given names (Truffle and Brulee) were all to honor the memory of Angel Sweet Praline.  Sweet Praline was named after a New Orleans/French confection that is very sweet.  Mom Paula actually researched names of New Orleans/French desserts on the Internet to find our names. When she saw us, she knew we were going to be "purrfect", so she combined purrfect with confections to make purrfections and added the word sweet in front to honor Sweet Praline.


Our very first visitor was Chey from The Cat Post Intelligencer.  Chey had been furiends with Angel Sweet Praline and Mom Paula had met Chey's mom, Bonnie, right before Sweet Praline left for the bridge.  Mom Paula was able actually meet Chey, Ichiro, and Gemini the next year (even though Gemini never came out from under the night stand).

Brulee, Mom Paula, Truffle (2011)

We've gone through a lot the past 3 years.  We've lost some close furiends, maintained furiendships with long-time furiends, and met some new furiends along the way.  We've never missed a day of blogging (Mom Paula is a little ADD) and today marks 1,098 posts.  We hope to continue blogging for many years to come.  Many of our blogging furiends have left the blogging world for other social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  At least we're able to keep up with them through these methods, but we'll always love blogging first.  We're so thankful for the Cat Blogosphere (CB) and those who started it and have kept it going (Robyn, ML, Sue, Mo, and ?).  We wouldn't be where we are without everyone in the CB.  Thank you for being our furiends!


We wanted to do something special for our 3rd Blogoversary, but Mom Paula's schedule just won't allow it.  Instead, we're designing a 2015 weekly planner of the Cats of the CB this year.  We hope to have it completed by the end of the month to submit it to the publisher and that it will be available to purchase by the end of August.  We also plan on continuing to sponsor the Secret Paws in December. Thank you again for visiting us the past three years and we look forward to many more.

44 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I was first?! How cool am I?! Happy Blogoversary to all of you! Gemini says now she hides under the blanket on the futon so you wouldn't have had to bend down so far to try and see her!

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

Paula, I'm thrilled to be the first to congratulate you on three awesome years of blogging! Here's to many more years of feline fun.

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

LOL, Chey beat me by seconds.

Katie and Glogirly said...

HUGE Congratulations, Paula!!!
Happy Blogoversary!
So very happy for you,
XOXO

GG

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

Love the new header and caption, and we can't wait for the calendar and Secret Paws.

Thank you so, so much for all you do and Happy Blogoversary!!!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary, sweet girls!
Here's to many more!
**raises glass**

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy blogaversary!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy blogoversary, girls! You are very special to us, and I am so glad you are so sweet and consistent. I love seeing your beautiful faces every day!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Blogoversary girls we can't believe three years have gone by so quickly. Have a great day with your Mom.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

It has gone by so fast and I have been here with you for all of those years with the adorable duo and more many with Sweet Praline. Happy bogging years. Happy Blogoversary and here is to many more x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Congratulations your 3rd Blogoversary. We can't believe three years has passed so quickly, either. We'd have said two, not three. LOL.

We wish you many, many more blogging years to come...and yes, Ann designed a wonderful header for the occasion!

Marg said...

A very Happy Blogoversary to you ladies. Those are some mighty good pictures. Hope you have a special day. That is a great header that Ann designed.

The Church Cat Family said...

One of the most beautiful headers to celebrate three..yes, we said three..beautiful ladies!!

Happy Blogoversary to you all. We look forward to meeting when the weather won't get in the way. :)

Cheers!!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Blogoversary sweet friends!!! We love your new look and look forward to many more years of your blogging!!!

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Third Blogoversary !!!
That's real quick :) and MORE to come :)
xoxo

pilch92 said...

Happy Blogoversary!! I am new to reading blogs ( only a couple months) and wish I had read them all. A round of catnip for everyone :)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary! Here's to many more years of blogging...and furiendship. :)

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!

Brian said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! You sure picked a purrfect name for your blog because y'all are sure sweet!!!

Mo and The Purries said...

Happy Blogoversary, friends!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Very happy blogaversary! You two are some of the first we followed when we discovered the cat blogosphere, and it has been wonderful to watch you grow up and share your adventures all this time.

Flynn said...

Happy 3rd blogoversary to you lovely ladies.

Deb Barnes said...

What a wonderful post! It is always interesting to know how something came to be and it was nice hearing about Sweet Praline again. Congratulations on the 3 years!
Purrs from the Zee and Zoey gang!

Laila and Minchie said...

Concatulations on 3 wonderful years of reading your blog! The best part of those years was the time Mom Paula came to town and spent two nights with us. Hoping to read many, many more years!

That header is so beautiful. We just can't take our eyes off it.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a wonderful walk if you will down memory lane. We loved the stories behind the blog and how you got from Sweet Praline's blog to one for Brulee and Truffle. We hold such dear memories of Miss Praline. She was a darling diva. But, we are glad that you have welcomed two such beauties into your life. Like you blogging is our first love and we will continue to do so because we are still doing what began in 2005. Sharing our daily ups and downs and memorializing our lives. Paula I never thought that the blog would be helpful in another way and that was to have cherished memories of, in my case, Abby and Gracie always there. It means so much more now that they've gone that there exists so much from their histories, and I'm sure you feel that about Praline. Happy Blogoversary and sorry for ramblings so much! ☺

dezizworld said...

Happy Blogovewsawy.

Luv ya'


Dezi

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary ! 3 years blogging every day, concatulations to your mom Paula, she's amazing ! Purrs

Katie Isabella said...

I love dear Angel Sweet Praline. And her last Blog header was as beautiful as she was. I will always remember her.

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

Happy 3rd Blogoversary to you 3 Lovely Ladies!

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Happy 3rd :)

Georgia and Julie said...

3 years already? Really? WOW!
Those have been 3 fast, but wonderful years! We have enjoyed watching you two grow too :)
Happy 3rd Blogoversary :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary! You always make us smile, you beauties!

Kitties Blue said...

Concatulations on your third blogoversary with Sweet Purrfections. The new header is absolutely stunning. We love beautiful Truffle and Brûlée like so many others, and we hope you will be blogging for a very long time to come. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

HUGE Concatulations on your third blogoversary! What fun to reminisce with you, too!! :-)

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Huge congratulations to you & your beauties! On the 14th of July I've had my blog for 1 year! CAN'T WAIT. :-)
Ps: I love your new header picture too.

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Blogoversary, dear friends! We are so happy for you, and wish you many, many more years of blogging. :)

Thank you for your friendship. And for being you!

Hugs!

KarenMcG said...

Congratulations on three years and 1,098 posts.

Every one of them purrfection!

Love the new header and story of how you came together.

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Blogoversary to you all!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Blogaversary to ALL THREE of you wonderful and beautiful ladies!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Blogoversary to all three lovely, beautiful ladies=we can't believe it's been 3 years!...We miss gorgeous Sweet Praline a lot and sometimes visit her blog just to look at her photos=our Mommy has always thought she was a great and unique beauty...We love your special header too...Wishing you all the very best and many, many more blogoversaries to come!...We love you guys...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Cathy Keisha said...

Concatulations on your special Blogoversary. While I never had the pleasure to know Sweet Praline, I’m glad to have gotten to know Truffles, Brulee and your Mom who does so much for the CB.

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!! I think it should really be your 9th since you had your other blog 6 yrs, that is nothing to sneeze at!

Austin Towers said...

Happy blogoversary!! Bit late, I know!! I am so impressed you've blogged every single day!! That is some achievement! x

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Blogoversary to two, really, make that three lovely ladies!