We've been blogging for five years now. Can you believe that?
And it's been quite an amazing, awe-inspiring journey. We've learned a lot in five years. Well, Mum has. I'm a cat so I'm wise already.
Mum says she's been tremendously inspired by all the fantastic pet bloggers who not only take the time to write such informative posts, but are also such nice people who really love their pets. We are both happy to have you all as blogging pals and furriends.
It's incredible really, this blogging world, isn't it? Pet bloggers really are the bestest bunch of people in the universe: friendly, welcoming, warmhearted, and let's not forget very creative. We have been inspired by each and every one of you.
To celebrate our 5 year blogoversary Mum is going to make a donation of £1 for every comment made in this post to Wood Green The Animals' Charity, the amazing charity who rescued me when I was a homeless kitten dumped on the streets. UPDATE: COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED
Before you make your comment though, have a read through my very first post. And if you have time, check out our other posts from our first month of blogging too. Mum's photography has improved a lot since then, but I always look good, no matter how good the photographer is :)
HERE IS OUR VERY FIRST POST
posted Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Hi, this is my first post. Mummy said I should have my own blog so here I am. My name, as you of course know, is Athena. It was my mummy's idea. She says it's because she has always loved that name and she wished she had been called that instead of Marie. She dreamed of giving it to her daughter one day, but as she hasn't got a human daughter, she gave me that name instead, I am of course her daughter too, just a feline one. I know she prefers cats to humans, anyway.
The idea of cat goddess is of course Mum's. She always calls me her little goddess, and let's face it, that's how she treats me, and I love it. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Here's me with Mummy back in July when I was a baby. It was taken during my first week with her. Look how happy she is. I love her so much. She had been having a hard time lately, so I'm so glad I have made her smile properly. A real smile reaches the eyes, and as you can she, she is smiling with hers and not just with her lips.
Here are more of my fave pics for you. Enjoy!
|(c) All pictures copyright of Marie Symeou|
What sweet memories of your beginning! Happy blogoversary!
Love the kitten pictures from your first blog post! Happy blogoversary!!
Athena, you were one of the cutest kittens ever and are now a great beauty. Congratulations on your 5th blogoversary! That is a terrific milestone. We hope you will be blogging for at least five more. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
5 years of blogging! Wow! Huge congratulations to you Athena and to your mom!
Athena, you were a gorgeous kitten, and have grown into a lovely cat! Happy Blogoversary to you and your human mum; I am glad I found you.
congrats on your success!!! great photos!
Happy Blogoversary!!!!! We are so glad we are able to celebrate with you.
Happy 5th Blogoversary! It has been great getting to know you along the journey. Your first post was a really beautiful one. You were so little, Athena! Your mum is beautiful too. :)
And have a wonderful week too...
Noodle and crew
Five years of blogging: What an accomplishment! Good for you for sticking with it, year in and year out. And here's to five more!
Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie
Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!!! You have helped so many kitties .
Athena was an adorable kitten and is still adorable.
Congratulations to you - five years of blogging is certainly something to celebrate.
Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on 5 years!
Happy blogoversary, Athena and Mum! We are so proud to call you our friends, and wish you many, many more blogoversaries yet to come. Athena, you sure were a cutie pie as a baby (and you still ARE a cutie pie)!
We hope your blogoversary is a huge success -- that is so generous of you.
OH. MY. CAT!!! Baby Athena!!!! Happy Fifth Blogoversary! We have a special place in our hearts for the two of you because your story sounds so much like Bear's and mine. Bear saved my life ... gives me a reason to keep fighting for my life even when I have no reason for myself ... keeps me laughing ... and inspires so much of my creativity. Love is a beautiful thing ... especially the feline variety :)
Happy Blogoversary! 5 years is quite an achievement! Baby Athena was so adorable!
Happy Blogoversary to both of you! You are a lucky kitty to have found such a wonderful Mom, sweet Athena. I send some belly-rubs over for you but don't tell my kitties. ;)
Happy Blogoversary!!! Pet bloggers are the best people in the world!!
Happy Blogoversary!!! We are so glad we are getting to know you better Athena!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Happy Blogoversary...and here's to many, many more! We're so blessed to count you among our friends.
Athena, you were a cute kitten, and you have grown into a beautiful cat, as befits your wonderful name. You are a goddess! Happy 5th blogoversary!
OMC, adorable! Happy Blogoversary and congrats on five years! We can only hope to make it that long. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful cat world.
What an adorable kitten and yous has turned into a gorgeous LADY cat! Concatulations Darling Girl (oh yess, concatulations to your Mummy too!)
We're late, sorry : happy blogoversary ! Concatulations on 5 years blogging, we wish you many many more ! Purrs
Happy 5th Blogoversary to you, dear Athena and your purrecious mom. We are so happy to have found your inspiring blog a long time ago and we hope you keep on blogging for many years more. You make that difference for the kitties in the world! Keep on doing the good work <3 Extra 5 Pawkisses for the occasion :) <3
I've barely blogging and not visiting and missed it. Congrats on your big milestone. I launched six months earlier and it's great to look back and the progress. And a great resource to recycle!
Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! We are sorry we missed your actual Blogoversary. Well done on 5 years - that is impressive! Thank you for hosting the Caturday Art blog hop - we love it!
Happy Blogoversary! Five years is an impurressive milestone! We're so glad you are our friend!!!
The Florida Furkids
A very happy Blogoversary Athena! We can see that your Mom was happy in the heart in that first photo of you and we know that heart of love has only grown bigger and stronger since that day! We are so happy for both of you!
So sorry we missed this on Wednesday. I share your love of cats and the blogging community. My pets have been part of the most important moments in my life--they have been responsible for some of my greatest times of happiness and moments of loudest laughter. And tragically, when I lose one, my pets have been part of my saddest moments. I feel sorry for anyone who does not know what it's like to have a pet as a best friend! Pets offer unconditional love! Well, except in the case of cats...there are always a few conditions --but they are always very reasonable conditions!! ;)
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