Monday, May 7, 2012

A Milestone and a Giveaway

Way back in January 2008 we had no idea what we were in for in starting a blog.  Actually, Mommy started it as a supplement for her Etsy shop so we weren't even a part of it until she later realized that we were way more exciting (and cuter) than jewelry!  Actually, she just wanted us to do most the work of writing the posts and we have certainly done that and along the way we've met lots of great furiends from all around the world who we've come to love as family and we've laughed and cried with in both joy and sorrow. 

We've recently hit 1,450 posts and I think that calls for a little celebration so I decided that we're going to give someone a journal of their choice from Mommy's shop!
To enter the giveaway, click here to see all the journals in Mommy's shop and leave a comment telling us which one you'd like to win. 

For an extra entry, give Mommy a suggestion of something you'd like to see on a journal or any other helpful idea you may have. 

This giveaway is open until Friday, May 18th and anybuddy anywhere is eligible. 

How's that for a great way to celebrate?  I think I'll have a Niptini too!
Good luck!


Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

WOW , 1450 posts !
I can tell you I´m way after you :)
My mom too started out with a blog then she realized that people thought it was much funnier to read about me. So I got my own blog.

If I win one of the journals I would like to have = No Such Thing as Bad Hair Day, Only a Bad Hairball

Summer at said...

What a great way to celebrate! Even though my human has a pile of journals that have been half written in, she thinks it would be cool to have a special one for the upcoming BlogPaws conference... and she loves the one with the pawprints and hearts.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your 1450 posts!
There was a mini scuffle between Whisky and the cats but with 28 kitty paws and only 4 doggy paws, the cats won and they chose the "I love MY Rescue Cat" journal.
Whisky said it would be nice if there was a journal that had both a cat and a dog. :)

Duni said...

Congratulations on soooo many posts! Wow, I've always admired how you post every single day :)
What a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in! I love the "seek, explore, live" journal and I'm happy to note it comes in lilac too!

Lin said...

WOWIE! That is a LOT of years and a LOT of posts! I can't wait for the next 1450!

Can you put quotes on your journals? Or is that not allowed. I have a cute quote from Leo Buscaglia that I like:

"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch."


storybeader said...

let's see, my favorite journal is Seek, Explore, Live. What a great motto for life (I used it in my new treasury!) {:-D

Fuzzy Tales said...

Holy cod, 1450 posts! That's a lot of posts!

All your journal covers are lovely, so it's hard to choose...Maybe "Love is a four-legged friend" with the cat, of course. :-)

Congratulations and here's to another 1450 posts!

Faith said...

Wow, a huge congrats on 1450 posts -- that is amazing!! Thanks so much for the giveaway...I love the "I Heart My Rescue Kitty". I'd give it to my mom who has 3 beautiful rescue kitties! :)

brokenteepee said...

That is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations.
I like this one:

Pricilla says she notes a lack of ah-hem goats.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


That's a lot of pawings!!

Of khourse, I'd rather win a khat BUT since I didn't see one of those in your mommy's shop, I'll go with Hearting my Rescued Mom - or Live Love Woof ;-)

PeeEssWoo: Oh Sadie! How pawesome! I just chekhked - we are NINE away from 1600!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Congratulations on all those posts! I started my blog the year after you.

I really like the one Angel is showing us. I also like:
Life is better with a little nip in it
live, love, purr (may be my favorite)

Thanks for hostessing such a generous giveaway.

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy likes the "Be Curious" Journal! We'd love to win it for her because she has to write everything down to remember elephant she's NOT!

ConCATulations on blogging for so long, and for so many posts! We love visiting and are so glad we're friends.

Our suggestion is to do a dark cover with a white imprint.

Marg said...

This is so great. And conga rats on so many posts. That is something. We would like to put our name on the jouurnal 'I love MY rescue cat'. One thing you might add to your journals on some with some different breeds on them such as Truffle and Brulee and of course I would like A feral cat one. I need to advertise these for you. Writing myself a huge note. Take care.

Rose Clearfield said...

Congrats on all of your success! I always enjoy stopping by here and am glad that so many other people do, too.

One of my favorite journals is the Cats are put on Earth to make us smile one.

Ann said...

Holy smokes that's a lot of blog posts. I wonder how many of us start our blogs out with one thing in mind and then end up changing it.

I think my favorite of the journals is Be Pawsitive

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your 1450 post! That is amazing!! We looked at your mom's journals and seriously, they are all great...we can't decide which one we like the best!!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Wow...that is amazing 1450 posts!! You should be celebrating...

I love this one:

WE should all live by it!

The Florida Furkids said...

ConCatulations!! That's a lot of posts!!

We think the journal that says "Life is Bette with a Bit of Nip in it" is our favorite!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Karen and Gerard said...

I'd take any one of them, but my favorite is "Cats Are Put On Earth To Make Us Smile--A Job They Do Purrfectly"

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

that is incredible - congrats!!! We don't think we will ever get to 1,000, never mind 1,450. We have won from you before so we think we will give someone else a chance. All of the journals are beautiful.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

D. Jean Quarles said...

Congrats. So wonderful. Love your live, love, woof. But they are all so very cute. I guess I should check etsy out more often.

bichonpawz said...

Congratulations on that many posts! That is alot!!! We like the Be Pawsitive Journal!! Mama sees lots of things in the store that SHE likes!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

bloomers said...

I like the Custom Cat Journal - Life is better with a bit of nip in it

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Email - robertfox24 [at] aol [dot] com

Emily said...

I love the "Be Curious" journal. Congrats on hitting such a major milestone!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! The Journal i love is - This Too Shall Pass...NOW! :)

Amanda said...

CONGRATS on having such a successful blog viewed by the WORLD!!! I'm so happy for you, and the furbabies, for all the friends you've made :)
I love seeing the babies on here!

I LOVE this journal:


Caroline said...

I really like Live love woof!


Unknown said...

I like the live love woof journal!

Unknown said...

As a suggestion, I think you should have some journals with quotes about dogs, also, I would total buy one with an outline of a cavalier, because thats what I have :)

meki said...

I love the Live Love Purr journal! Adorbs!!

Melody Kay

Memories for Life said...

Congrats on the huge milestone!!! You girls and your mommy have done a pawsome job with this blog!

I love the Live, Love Woof Journal:

Memories for Life said...

I like the idea of "furbabies" on a cover.

"Furbabies are my inspiration!"
"I ♥ My Furbaby"

Plumrose Lane said...

I hear you on the whole blogging expereience, it's amazing how we find ourselves down this incredible journey in blogland so a big congrats!!

There are so many fabulous journals to choose from, what a fun find you are! My personal fav was this "live. love. purr."

I also wanted to mention that I found it was really hard to leave a comment but finally found that tiny link at the bottom of your posting, whoot! ;-)

All the best~

Disincentive said...

Hi! :D Ohh congratulations. I love this one:

For an idea, maybe another pets? Like... Rabbits. Or rats. :3 Not so common, but cute and lovable too!

kiddomerriweather said...

Congrats! I love the "Be Curious" journal.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

myminimocs said...

i love them all!!! and you too ♥ Sharla you...i mean your furbabies do such a great job with the blog it's a treat to read it! and i couldn't agree more 'LIFE IS BETTER WITH A LITTLE NIP IN IT!"

and as a suggestion..."Only good "mews" to report"

or..."the grass is always greener on the other side...til i get there" and because of your doggy love you know just what that means. :)


avalonne83 said...

That's great! and your works are really beautiful!

I do like "Live. Love. Purr." journal.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really like the I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat - Edgar Allan Poe journal

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Hot Rocks said...

Congratulations to you all for such a successful blog! I love all of Mommys journals but the this one had me laughing out loud!
"No Such Thing as Bad Hair Day, Only a Bad Hairball"

P.S I have a kitty and know all about hairballs!

jhitomi said...

I love the Be Curious, but they are all great. Love the intertwined pair of kitties too.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

Another cute idea would be a cover with paw prints walking in a pattern across the cover.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Suzie B said...

Such awesome journals! :-) Congrats on your blog achievement too!

I would love to snap up tjhe cat tail heart journal.

sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

Suzie B said...

A good idea for a jounral would be "Rescued is my favorite breed" ♥

sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

KarenZ said...

I like the Custom Journal - Be Pawsitive - Made to Order Sketchbook
niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love the hearts and pawprints sketchbook!

whirlofwings said...

I would love to win the I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat - Edgar Allan Poe!

kgn1588 at gmail dot com

WindandRain said...

I really like the "bad hair day/ball" journal. :D
warhandmades at gmail dot com

Amy Orvin said...

I like the I Heart My Rescue Cat kitty journel.

Amy Orvin said...

I'd like to see you have a personalized family tree of pets on a journal.

Christina said...

Christina - - I love the Be Curious journal!

Christina said...

Christina - - I think a Brothers And Sisters Journal would be cool - I know I'd like to write about mine!

kitblu said...

Cats are my family; dogs are friends' family. So I like all of the covers, especially the kitty love silhouette with tails forming a heart.
One of my favourite T-shirts has cats walking forward with tails up on the front. On the back is the same cats from the rear. Maybe you could use that idea.
Other ideas: cat in tree; the Cheshire cat; cat watching prey (mouse, bird, butterfly) through a window, tail lashing - maybe knocking something off window sill; cat in full stretch - front or rear legs.
I could go on.

kitblu said...

Missed that I could have 2 entries - so fav is Kitty Love with tails in heart shape.

Kathleen said...

Missy says that she like Mr. Dicken's Quote about Cats... but we likes the cute one that says I hearts my rescue dog - but it needs to says rescue dogs - cause theys two of us!
Lova and Cookie

Kathleen said...

Whoaaaa here, ***neigh***bors... We seem, ahem, to see lots of kitties and doggies... *nicker* But how about some horsey cuteness?
Hershey and Billie Jane

Aik said...

I love the Custom Journal - No Such Thing as Bad Hair Day, Only a Bad Hairball! Such a clever quote!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I would like to see journals featuring quotes about other animals in the shop! Maybe dogs. :)

aikychien at yahoo dot com

lynda said...

I adore your fur kids and your blog!
Congrats on so many posts and everyone who loves reading them :)

My 7 rescued kitties all voted for the Live. Love. Purr. journal.

Stacey Brucale said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The journals are all so cute! This one is my favorite:


Anonymous said...

my favorite is the be pawsitive journal

Anonymous said...

my favorite is the be pawsitive journal

Anonymous said...

love these journals...have you thought of making different colored ones?

Maggie May said...


OMC! These journals are too cute! Such a hard decision because we love them all! Let's see, if we had to decide.....Be Curious!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Wow, congrats and what a fun giveaway! Mom had a bad day she her creative brain is not working right now. All your journals are super cute. :-)
Hope Sadie is doing well!

Catherine said...

Congratulations on all your posts! What a terrific give-a-way! So glad I didn't miss this.

Any journal would be wonderful to win How can a person pick? I guess I would like "Love is a four legged friend". But honestly, any kitty journal would be wonderful!

Cute cute!
xo Catherine

Marija said...

Congrats!! My very favorite is the Kitty Love journal. It would be cool to see journals with specific cat breeds on them. I vote for Maine Coone!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Lyudmila said...

Like "Journal - Live. Love. Purr. - Custom, Made to Order Sketchbook"
lusizova at

Angel Simba said...

The journals are really nice!

it is really hard to choose a favorite one but we think either LIVE LOVE PURR, or the one with he 2 kitties with their tails forming a heart,

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden CONGRATS! and we are Golden Happy to be bloggie friends. Yah we can join ... did you see anywhere??? We like LIVE LOVE Woof. Lots of Golden Thanks. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Katie Isabella said...

Oh my, the Hearts and Pawprints sketch pad. What a fabulous thing to have and mommy sketches too.


Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I love them all and if I won would let Sadie choose.. Hugs Gj xx

Lindsey said...

Be Curious! Favorite.

Lindsey said...

I'd love to see a cat siloutte -- with no words.

Stacy Hurt said...

That Woman is SO lame! She said she alla ready put our name in but I don'tz see my name anywheres so I'm putting it in NOW.

Ms. Stella O'Houligan
(who has begun a journal entitled 'The Day The Ornj Mutants Came')

Lucie Q said...

Woooow! I've just started a little blog on my own, I don't think I'll ever reach your numbers!!!
Soo, congratz, and I like very much the "I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat" journal... brrr

Anonymous said...


I really love the Journal - Seek. Explore. Live. - Custom, Made to Order Sketchbook BLANK pages
because that's what my cat does exactly- seeks. explores. lives. he's kinda my role model:D

Anonymous said...

I like "This Too Shall Pass Now"...Wouldn't it be nice if a person could send a pic of their pet to put on the hournal???

Tracie Brown said...

I love the "seek, explore, live" notebook! Tburchar (at)

Anonymous said...

i love the journal cat be curious journal :)

i hope i win this :) goodluck to all of us lol


myminimocs said...


i love your journals...they're all so clever and so well done. i would definitely need lined paper and i'm crazy about "live, Love WOOF" & "life is better with a little nip in it"

for an extra entry..."the grass is always greener on the other side...unless I get there first!" (DOG)

thanks for the chance to play & win Sharla!

Anonymous said...

Somehow I missed this! I LOVE the be curious journal:)

Reeni said...

Wow! That is a lot of posts and quite an achievement to be proud of! Congratulations! Your notebooks are adorable - I love the quotes. Love is a four-legged friend is my favorite.

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

Celebrating is good!! I love the journal notebook that says I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. :)
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Splendid Little Stars said...

A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. ~Judith Merkle Riley