October 26, 2010


When I started blogging I was two years old. TWO. I was like a feline sticky little person, but better because I was never, you know, A PEOPLE. I mean, I used big words like "egregious" and used them correctly.

Doods. That was seven years ago.

The cat blogosphere was a tiny, tiny place back then. So tiny that I couldn't find any other blogging cats at first. Then I stumbled onto Timmy's blog, and Prince Muddy's, and before I knew it, you guys all found me and there were more blogs and =BOOM= there was an entire cat blogosphere.

It was really nice to have other kitties to talk to, because my People? Not so entertaining. I had Hank the Dig back then, too, but being a woofy and all, his appeal was limited.

Since I started the blog, Hank has gone off to the Rainbow Bridge, and so have a lot of my cat friends. I miss them a lot, even though I know I'll get to see them for reals some day.

I've had to do the m-word more times that a kitty should have to in a lifetime, but I think those days are over. My people finally bought me a forever place; I mean, they were my forever family, but we didn't have a forever house, and now we do. I like the idea that this is it, this is where I'll leave for the Bridge from someday.

I got stuck with Buddah. Life was pretty good; I was an only pet and enjoying it, when all the sudden there was this little black puffball of terror, riding me down the hallway like I was a pony. I tried, but I still don't much like him. I still try sometimes, but then he bites and all bets are off.

I nearly died that one time. When Buddah showed up, so did Buddah cooties, and I'd never been immunized against them. I don't ever want to be that sick again. I mean, doods, I didn't want to eat! Not anything! And that's just not right.

But most of all in 7 years I've come to see how generous the kitties online can be, and how well they guide their people. Kitties raise money to help other kitties; our people raise money to help kidneys and MS, and BOOBIES. And they do some really tiring things to get that money.

I'd like to think I have another 7 years in me, but I am 9 years old now, and battle the bulge a bit. So who knows? All I know is that I've had a really, really good time, and you guys make my life all that much better, and right now, I'm more than a little bit nipped out.




Unknown said...

You is just so pawsome dood! Our crazy lady has followed ya since you started, but never got of her butt till we ganged up this past summer and said we wanted to join da bloggin world! Humans, so darn lazy! We hopes der is many many many many, years ta come of your pawsome wisdom!

Da Critters

Teddy Westlife said...

Happy 7 blogaversary to you Max! Seven years ago I think I was living a sad life with my first family, before I ended up at the shelter. Yours was one of the first kitty blogs I ever read!

Millie said...

Hiya Max! You are SO SPECIAL to me! It was because of YOU that my Mom found me. She was reading your blog BEFORE you got stuck with Buddah! That's a long time! So from the bottom of my heart, (and Mom's) THANK YOU!

purrs and hugs,
your friend, Millie

Daisy said...

Happy Blogoversary, Max! I am looking forward to your next 7 years!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Happy Blogoversary Max! We have you to thank for our furrever home! Mom was sad after Mohawk and Clyde went to The Bridge, and wasn't sure if she wanted any more kittehs in her life. Reading your blog helped her through her grief and made her realize that more kittehs someday would be a good thing.

So a big THANK YOU from all of us Furry Bambinos: Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Blogoversary Max and many many more.

Quill and Greyson said...

Ah Max you totally rock! You're just the bestest of bloggers and writers and a beacon to all of us! Hope you have lots of excellent years ahead of you my Friend!!

And Kudos on the MEATLOAF. You deserve it!

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Blogo day to you! You are an inspiration to us all, Max.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog and your facebook comments. You make me laugh and I truly need to laugh. Thanks Max. Keep up the good work. Be nice go Buddah - he can't help being the way he is.


Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Blogoversary to you Max - it is because of you that Millie found her lovely furever home and our mum read about her and then started to follow the CB and got us and then started to blog - so THANK YOU MAX - luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

OKcats said...

Max, 7 years is a really long time to keep up a blog. Some how, you've managed to keep it entertaining this entire time. I want to wish you a very VERY happy blogoversary! You do amazing things here - you raise money, you raise awareness, and you raise spirits. I had a note for your mom, but I really don't want to cut in on this celebration, so I'll hop over to her blog and do it there!

Jana (mom of the OK cats)

Lone Star Purrs said...

Happy Blogoversary Max!!! Momma started reading your blog when she wuz nights at the hospital. We FINALLY begged her enough to start owr own (granted we don't blog as much anymore). Here's to many more happy yars of blogging!!!
~Meeko & Kiara

Forty Paws said...

Happy 7 years Max!!! You'll have 7 more because we all luf you!!!! And being a little plump is aok in our books because it's an age thing.

Luf, Us

David E. Francis said...

Max, what are you talking about? You'll be around, sharing your wonderous wisdom, for many more years. You still have a lot to share.


jenianddean said...

Happy Blogoversary! You were the fifth cat to comment on my blog, and really helped inspire me to continue these past six years that I've been blogging. Keep it up!

Crazy Aunt Laura said...

Wow Max! Congrats!
I've only been blogging for about a year and it makes my paws tired.


Oh Max you are like a total icon. Because of you so many have followed! We started blogging a bit over 5 years ago and we found Timmy and Muddy also and we were amazed. What Momma started as a simple way to keep my history became something a whole lot deeper. We concur with you, so many changes to us and to all our furry friends and Moms and Dads too. This has been a very generous community and we are so glad we are a part of it and that you are too.

Happy Blogoversary and many MANY more.


Anonymous said...

happy blogoversary! (good read above, MOL.)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary, Max! Y'know, it's because of you that we have our blog. Our mom always wanted a website or a blog so she could write stuff about us and post pictures of us, so she started our blog, but after we found you and saw how much fun you had blogging, we took over our mom's blog from her and made it ours!!!

You're a trailblazer, Max!! Thanks for making it possible for all us cats see that we all had a lot to say!!

Dude, we hope you're around for at least another 7 years!!

Amy & the house of cats said...

HI Max! Happy Blogoversary! Wow SEVEN years of blogging - that is amazing! We hope we have our blog that long - mom just keeps getting new cats so we could go forever if you look at it that way. And 9 - please you are still young! We expect another 7 years from you for sure! Wow, 7 years - most of us haven't even been alive for that long! Congrats!!

The Crew said...

Well, congratz Max. 7 years is quite an accomplishment. You were the inspiration to so many of us cat bloggers.

Don't even think about going anywhere, dude. At 9 years old, you have plenty of life left in you. Why, I didn't even START blogging 'til I was 8!!


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

Dear Max - It's because of you that OUR blog exists. First with Skeeter and LC, now with Ayla and Iza. It's been a fun 4 years and we have you to thank for it. And through you, we found a few other blogs.

One day while we were reading your blog, Skeeter said "Hey, if Max blogs, why can't I"? I wasn't too sure about that, not even being able to set up my own web page. Well, at yours or some other blog, I saw a little button that said "start your own blog". So with the bravery of the seriously naive, I clicked on it. And off we went!

Beyond that, though, I followed your blog for a couple of years before starting OURS. So it goes back to near the beginning of yours. Your daily rants and complaints (er, "words of wisdom") helped me get through the office workday.

So Happy 7th Blogoversary, Max! May there be many more...

The Big Thing

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Happy Blogoversary, Max! & years! Wow! that is a long time. Mom was reading your blog long before she started ours! We hope you don't ever get that sick again, either! Keep up the fun, DUDE!

Pip said...

Happy Blogoversary Max. You are a legend, no doubt! We starts blogging acause of you too!
We hopes to bisit you on your 14th blogoversary. Stay cool dood.
TK & Squashies

(PeeEss mommy gets that neat thing your mommy sends, that was very sweet of her.)

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogoversary Max! Your blog is always a nice read!


The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Blogaversary Max. If it weren't for you there would be no cat blogosphere. You're our hero and our inspiration to blog.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Happy blogoversary, Max. You were like the second cat I found who had a blog and I was awed! You're my idol!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Oh, and BUDDAH COOTIES! You crack me up!

Andrea Fuentes said...

Way to go Max! You leave the puny efforts of the LOL Catz in the dust. Many more blogoversaries to you!!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, SEVEN years? That is PAWSOME! Happy Blogoversary to you! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Max, you RULE! It's pretty simple.

Happy Blogaversary!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy Blogoversary to you too! I think that seven more is totally reasonable--and after that you can be as grumpy as you like cause you'll be WAY WAY old dude... And Georgia was way old and she got away with ANYTHING.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Wow! Seven years! That's fantastic!

Just Ducky said...

Happy, happy blogoversary Max. Gosh, I found you, 5 years ago, then the rest. I figured if I got you to comment just once on my blog I would be a furry happy kittie. Fantastic that we have become pals.

Wishing you many more years of blogging ahead.

Derby and Ducky

Gigi said...

MAX! You are an inspiration! You're definitely why I was FINALLY able to persuade my Human that I NEEDED a blog of my own! You rock, and so does Buddah. I hope you've got another nine in ya, Dood ;-)

Chesney Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary Max!! We bet you got waaay more than 7 years left in ya & we're still gonna be reading your bloggie for however many more years!!

Anonymous said...

Happy blog day to you and many
You where the First kitty blog I found
and it was love at first read!
Emmie the kitty and I wish you many
many many many more happy days
to you and all you love or tolerate.
kay lee Kelly

Shaggy and Scout said...

Happy Blogoversary!
Our 5th is tomorrow.
We found Timothy Dickens first but in no time we were led to you, fearless leader of the blogosphere!
You came over to our new blog right away and we remember feeling so honored you sauntered by!
You're awesome, dude!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Duuuuuuude! Happy blogoversary an all dat. An yeah, you's noed me like amost my hole life. All but bout 8 monfs. Mom was readin yur blog efun afore I dopted her. Then Bonnie an I was hafin so much fun disagreein, we haded to write bout it.
ps dat's not ME ::wink:: teasin Buddah.

Anonymous said...

You were the first kitty we found on the innernets! We love you too, Max!

Victoria said...

Max (and K), Thank YOU for the wonderful blogs.