Blog-versary –Where Did the Year Go?

Hey It’s Jet Here.

So, along with my Gotcha Day last Sunday, (yet to receive a proper celebration… however, as the patient, Southern, Gentleman Jetty that I am… I know Mom has something cooking!) we quietly celebrated our first blog-versary on Halloween.  We didn’t make a fuss as the holiday provided lively entertainment in blog world.

When Mom agreed to collaborate with me as a way to lift our spirits after my sweet golden sister, Koko, passed in September 2011, we never in a million years expected the following:

  • With the exception of 12 days, we kept our commitment to post each day.
  • To learn what a blog hop meant and to participate in so many wonderful hops.  The hops keep us organized, structured, and in a routine as well as eliminating writer’s block most of the time!
  • As we’ve posted frequently, we’ve made so many acquaintances and a few friends beyond the blog, helping us feel connected, when we’ve been a bit isolated over the last few years.  To learn about and from our American blogpals in addition to Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Canada, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Switzerland enhance our lives.
  • We have shared joy, laughter, loss, support, concern and caring … the gamut (VBP – Vocab builder project) of emotions, really.
  • The quality of the writing, creativity, social consciousness, generosity and commitment amongst our blogpals surpassed and truthfully surprised us and many in our world unfamiliar with blogs and blogging.
  • We appreciate the kindness and feedback about our other “jobs” as the Kitchen Counselor and Mom’s Kitchen K9s.
  • We have experienced the understanding, flexibility and empathy of how we all fall behind on commenting and visiting all the marvelous petblogs out there.
  • We appreciate and hope to continue learning and listening to wise bloggers out there, like Miss Linda (saved JJ’s life), Dr. Rayya (helps break down life as a vet) and Emma (shared a pawesome ear cleaning formula!) who offer advice, education, guidance and warnings to keep those of us fur family members safe.

Thanks to all of you, who take the time from your busy lives to read our musings, comment, check in on us and engage in ongoing adventures.  You have welcomed us into this precious community of pet bloggers and we feel privileged to participate.

To another great year together!

Jetty and Mom (JJ and Puffy, too!)  In loving memory… Mugs, Koko and Fluffy

Thanks to Life With DogsConfessions of the Plume and Two Little Cavaliers for hosting the Saturday Blog Hop.

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74 thoughts on “Blog-versary –Where Did the Year Go?

  1. Hey Jet, congratulations on your blogiversary. I think we’ve known each other for a good part of that time – but time really flies. It seems like it was just yesterday.

    • Hey Bongo, Jet here.

      Thanks so much, dude. I particularly enjoy sharing the detecting prowess I learned from my classes at Scooby Doo Academy. You do so much good to keep your trails safe and maintained properly. Yes, I would say you are one of my oldest pals. 🙂

  2. Interesting that we started blogging for similar reasons. I’m only here because of Zac and you because of Koko.
    Sad beginnings of a great blog 🙂

    • Hey Zena, Jet here.

      Yes, we know you understand the loss which inspired the healing. From there, unimaginable amounts of good things have been gained from our membership in the petblogging community. 🙂

  3. Happy 1st Blogoversary Jet 🙂
    1 year and already this big…amazing achievement I may say.

    Ow…you forgot to mention friends from Indonesia 😉

  4. *´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤HAPPY BLOG-VERSARY!! I’m not sure when we became friends, but I’m so glad that we did! The things that you have learned and love about blogging is the same for me too! I just wish I didn’t have to work and had more time to do it! Here’s to another great year, and THANK YOU for your kindness and friendship!

    • Hey Golden Pines Gang, Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

      Thank so much, we love the design! I’d say we met over the last quarter or so… I want to say through my BFF Savannah, not sure… Yes, Mom echoes your thoughts about work (she often has 3-4 jobs!)

      Cheers to another great year and we like to say “BOOMERANG” to send back your kindness and friendship. 🙂

  5. Congratulations on one year of blogging! Thanks also for reminding mom that my one year of blogging is coming up next week. My goal was 2-3 posts a week and I think we have met that goal, but posting everyday is quite an accomplishment! There is a lot to learn as a newby in the dog blog world but it is amazing how quickly we all learn how things work. Enjoy your celebration, you deserve it! Emma 🙂

    • Hey Emma, Jet here. (Hi Katie!)

      Thanks Emma, bet you’re surprised how fast your year has passed! Yes, we’re quite proud of daily posting, especially when you consider how criticized Mom was all through her educational career about her poor writing!

      We think we learned quickly because everyone helps! 🙂

  6. What a wonderful list of lessons learned. You are an inspiration. We are 25 days from our Blogaversary and we hope Mommy makes us a cake like yours. But really, congratualtions and keep up the good work Jet (and Mom too). – DogDaz

    • Hey dogdaz crew, Jet here.

      Oh gosh, your compliments warm our hearts here at Casa Jetty. (Don’t tell, we just borrowed the photo!) Can you believe all that you have accomplished in a year – 25 days time??? Thank you, thank you. 🙂

  7. Happy Blogoversary! Jetty…we feel so blessed to have become blogging friends with you and your mom! You have kept us entertained, educated us on new vocab words and taught us new recipes! We have enjoyed your blog and your friendship! We made you a little something yesterday Jetty! Don’t forget to check it out! Have a great day!

    • Hey Scout, Hey Teddy, Hey Ash, Jet here.

      Thanks, and may we just say again… Thanks for my super duper card! http://dogsnpawz.com/follow-up-friday-9.html along with your kind words. Reading what my blogpals enjoy about my posts, we feel so grateful that we’re communicating as we intended. 🙂 We have enjoyed your friendship as well and your exemplary (VBP – vocab building project) sportsmanship! Grinning from whisker to whisker…

  8. Happy Blogversary sweet Jetty and Mom- your blog is always the highlight of my day – whether it’s mischief Monday (love that one!) or hearing about the adventures of your neighborhood anipals and of course my favorite seeing pictures of you and JJ enjoying all the culinary treats your Mom makes. Thank you to you and Mom for informing us, entertaining us and make each day better! sending grateful for your blog hugs for beautiful Saturday!

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Shucks, Miss Wendy, we’re blushing bright pink right now. All that you enjoy comes from our hearts and the fact that you enjoy our musings so, makes our day outstanding. Seeing your comments each day/night in the queue makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside.

      Sending grateful for your comments and friendship Jetty kisses and JJ hugs. xoxoxox

  9. Oh, Big Guy! A birthday AND Blogiversary celebration all together! How great is that!! You and Miss Lori are our models…we said we would blog every day for one year…so far so good, but still months to go…whew! And of course, you know Mom and I started this blog because we also both had some healing to do and this was a way for me to let others follow my paw tracks through my healing process from having been an adult rescue shelter cat…and Mom is healing from loss of her 3 before me kitties. It’s all good. Paw hugs, Savvy

    • Hey Savvy, Big Guy here. Hi Miss Linda.

      Sooooo sorry we’re behind on your pawesome comments.

      Oh Savvy, gosh, you and Miss Linda lead the way for us, younger in blog posts? pshawwwww!

      Yes, we delight in reading about your process and all the other processes you capture on your Real Cats/Dogs are Talking Series. Plus, you’re just the BFF (best feline friend) a Champion could have.

      Sending Jetty kisses, JJ hugs, and lovies from Mom. xoxoxoxo

      PS… Thanks again for the pawesome award… whoo hoo made my day. 🙂

  10. Big congratulations 🙂 🙂 🙂 We have been blogging 5 months, with all the friends we have made it seems like forever..I can’t imagine my life without it now..lol No wonder the house work doesn’t get done.lol xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Ohhhh you brought tears to Mom’s eyes! This was one of the most BEAUTIFUL blog-o-versary posts that Mom has ever read!
    We love you and are thrilled to have met you and are looking forward to sharing this continuing journey with you!!
    Much love and HAPPY, HAPPY BLOG-O-VERSARY!
    Dakota and “Mom” (Cody too!)

    • Hey Dakota, Hey Cody, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

      Shucks, really? Your compliments always make our hearts swell. 🙂

      Back at you! (Mom likes to say Boomerang!)

      Sending Jetty kisses, JJ hugs, and lovies from Mom right back. 🙂

  12. A very Happy Blogoversary to you. We do like to come to your blog even if it seems we don’t get here very often .Our secretary is just a little lazy. That cake sure looks terrific. Hope you have a great great day and we are so glad to know you and so glad that you started blogging. Have a good one.

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Marg.

      We appreciate when you can visit and totally understand when life intervenes. You’ve had your hands/pawsful too! That was a no-calorie cake (meaning Mom ahem, borrowed the photo from the humans on Google images!)

      Thanks for the compliment and the support. 🙂

    • Hey Lady Litchi, Hey Sabre, Hey Boks, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      We’re kind of impressed by that ourselves! Thanks so much for wishing us well, we feel so fortunate to have met you and now to consider you a friend. 🙂

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