12.31.2010

Happy New Year!



Hello Friends,  well here we are on the last day of 2010, I can't believe how quickly it has gone by.  There have been some significant cat changes in my life since this time last year. 

For one, I started this little blog and made a ton of fantastic new friends who have commiserated with me in the sad times and celebrated with me in the glad times.  I cannot begin to tell you how much this has touched my heart :-)

We welcomed Archie into the fold back on February 9, he was such a skinny kitten and now is a gigantic mancat!  He is so good-natured and I thank my lucky stars everyday that he is part of our family.
baby boy
My darling Molly went to the bridge on September 23, two months short of her nineteenth birthday.  This was my first Christmas without my long-time companion and it was a little tough. Our friends over at Cory Cat Blog have a wonderful tradition of hanging stockings for their bridge angels, these stockings are not filled with toys because they are already full of memories.  This is just about the nicest Christmas tradition that I have ever heard of and we are going to do it too.


And last but not least, Jimmy (aka Ash) came to live with us on October 30.  As I was telling Chrystal the other day he is a purring, cuddling ball of mischief and we love him.  Jimmy has settled in with the boys amazingly well, there is constant playing and galloping around the house and it is wonderful to watch - LOL! 

this lovely badge is the handiwork of Anne from Zoolatry

I hope that my cat population is now settled for many years to come :-)

I wish all kitties and their Mums and Dads a wonderful New Year filled with health and happiness, warmth and love!

46 comments:

cats of wildcat woods said...

It has been a year of changes for us all. This was a wonderful post and we wish you a lovely happy and joy filled New Year.

Marg said...

This is a great post. That is such a good idea to have stockings for all the ones that have gone to the bridge. We would have lots and lots of stocking but that might be a lot of fun. Start working on it now.
We wish you a very Happy New Year and a healthy one too. Take care.

Harry Spotter said...

We had big changes too this year, but with family and friends you can get through anything. We will be purring and praying that 2011 will be a very Happy, Healthy and Joy Filled Year for you and your family.

weaverpat said...

Happy New Year!
Our past year started out with the passing of our dear little Sophie. We still miss her.
But there was a lot of happiness too, when we adopted three new young ones. Now there is never a dull moment!
Hope you and your furry ones have a wonderful year of joy, contentment, and lots of hugs and purrs!!!

Jacqueline said...

We are very grateful for your friendship this past year, precious friends...We wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year filled with love and joy...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brian said...

Such a great post! I know you miss your Molly and I send you many hugs and purrs. I am so very happy Jimmy came to your place, he is very special. Happy New Year to all of you from all of us!!!

Sammy and Andy said...

What a wonderful post. We are so thankful for your friendship, and we look forward to many more years as friends.

We purray that you receive many blessings in 2011.
We love all of you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased little Jimmy fitted in with your cat family - it sounds as though he is a little ray of sunshine.
We wish you all a very Happy New Year with much love and happiness.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

It's been quite a year! We are happy to have met you and all the kitties! We wish you much happiness for the New Year!! oxoxo

Cara n Crew said...

One cat leads to another, as they say :). Happy New Year from all of us here!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Kea said...

It *has* been a year of ups and downs, as is all of life. We hope 2011 brings you an abundance of ups -- of good things: laughter, love, joy and health.

Happy New Year!

Anya said...

Happy New Year!!
We wish you a joyful life
full of healthy, happiness and pleasure :)

Hugs Love Anya

Kareltje =^.^=

Betsie =(^.^)=

Mr Puddy said...

Hooray for little cute Jimmy to find lovely forever home : )

Me and my mom wish you all the best through 2011
Happy New Cat Year

xxxx
Puddy and mom

Admiral Hestorb said...

Happy New Year all of you. Jimmy, you are a lucky sweet boy to be a member of this family.

Give your mommy lots of kissies.

ABBY said...

What a wonderful bittersweet magical journey 2010 has been for you. We are so glad that Archie and Jimmy fit into your heart and family so well...and what you said was so true about Molly. We like the tradition too of keeping the stockings up for all those present in physical form or not...filled with memories how beautifully true.

What a wonderful blessing we feel from having your furfriendship -- may your coming year be happy healthy and fulfilling!

♥♥♥
purrin
xoxox
♥♥♥

Simba said...

A lovely post. We did not realize Archie joined you less than a year ago. We enjoy your blog very much, so please keep writing and sharing. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Beautiful post! We wish you and your family a Very Happy New year!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Carolyon said...

Sounds like you guys have had a big year of changes! Happy New Year!

Caro

Admiral Hestorb said...

You are all SO beautiful. My mommy wishes she could snuggle all of you.

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy New Year to all of you. The stockings full of memories is a lovely idea. We know how sad Molly's passing made you, but Jimmy came to help ease your pain.

Sparkle said...

A lot went on with your kitty family in 2010 - I hope for all sorts of good things for you all in 2011!

Cory said...

Oh, can you hear me purring?? And singing a sweet kitty song? That's how I feel knowing that our tradition of hanging our Bridge Angel's stockings will continue at your home too.

Tomorrow we will take them down, and as we put them up and take them down each year we remember all the wonderful memories we shared as a family.

Here's to a healthy and happy 2011!

Purrs,

Cory & Family

Mama Bear said...

Happy New Year from all of us here (four footed and two footed!) I was quite lucky to happen across your blog several months ago by chance and I have enjoyed reading it ever since..and I am looking forward to many more years!

Caren Gittleman said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope 2011 is better for all of us!!!

Random Felines said...

Happy New Year Cat and kitties. I smile every time I come here and see Jimmie's picture up at the top with the rest of the boys. :)

Cloon said...

What a wonderful post! Be well sweet Molly...and blessings to Archie and little man Jimmy for like you say, "coming into the fold". We look forward to getting to know you better in 2011, may your New Year be filled with Peace + Love + Health + Prosperity.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy new year my friends, I hope 2011 is a great one for youall.

Fin said...

May your new year be filled with joy, health, and riches beyond your imagination!


Purrs and Hugs,


Fin and Mom

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy New Year! We are so happy to know you and your crew...

Yr pals, The Katnip Lounge Kitties

Natalie said...

Happy New Year, Cat! I've enjoyed your blog this year - your kitties are lovely - and thank you for being a part of mine. I hope you have a wonderful 2011!

meowmeowmans said...

We are so thankful for your friendship, and wish you a blessed new year, filled with happiness, good health and prosperity! :)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
We purr you have plenty of smiles in 2011 !!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy new year to all of you! It was good to be your friend this year.

Cat with a Garden said...

We wish you a wonderful 2011 too!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Yes it was a mixed year ~ with so many of our dear friends going to the Bridge. We miss Molly too and we know it must have been hard for yoo at Christmas. (((((hugs)))))
We hope yoo are comforted by yoor noo furry adoptions. Happy New Year to yoo all! Purrs.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We wish all of you a Very happy New Year! Let us hope that 2011 will be full of love, snuggles and joy!

Everyone at
The Poupountte

Tamago said...

I love this post. I remember beautiful Molly, it was difficult when she took a journey to the Bridge. I'm sure she is wishing you all a very happy new year from heaven. I wish you all a very joyous, happy 2011!!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are sending all of you the best wishes for a very Happy New Year!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

The Creek Cats said...

We just noticed the shout out you gave us on your sidebar for our zazzle products! Thanks so much! You're pawsome!

Happy New Year

The Creek Cats and Maggie May

Sweet Praline said...

I have so enjoyed getting to know you this year, too! I hope you have a great new year.

"The Boys" and Karen said...

We just found you, so we don't have memories of reading your past posts.

But, we do like your tradition of hanging stockings for kitties in the family that are no longer with you.

"The Boys" and I also want to wish you a very Happy New Year.

It looks like you've got a houseful; each and everyone adds so much love and dimension.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

2010 started with the loss of our boy Crystal. So many have been lost around the blogosphere this past year. It does help to have contact with others who understand. We like Cory's family tradition for the stocking of memories. We have lots of RB memories around here too. Happy 2011.

OKcats said...

We are so glad we got to know you this year! We hope that 2011 is a great year for you all!

Penny said...

It was great meeting you this year. A toast to new friends and more fun in this new year.

Purrs,
Genghis

CCL Wendy said...

Yes, it seems for every joyous moment, there is a sad one. However, Molly's life is something to be celebrated. I don't think either one of you could have asked for more -- with 19 wonderful years together. That's a lot of memories to fill a stocking with -- you better make it a big one!

And Archie and Jimmy have both turned out to be such wonderful additions to your family! We wish you all a Happy New Year and may you all live long and prosPURR!

Catsparella said...

Hello! Happy New Year! I'm happy to have found your blog through the Carnival of the Cats!