Monday, August 15, 2016

Five Year Blogoversary (w/Giveaway!)


Meows from Mudpie!

Five years ago today Mommy started our blog as a way to chronicle her reading life along with a little about her love of cats, but as we're known to do, the kitties took over.

Through Tara, then Truffles, and now little ol' me, our online friends have laughed and cried with us, and created a community of cat lovers that we cherish more every day. The outpouring of love Mommy received following the passing of Tara and Truffles meant more to her than she will ever be able to express, and the welcoming arms you all greeted me with when I arrived last year...how much luckier can a kitty get than to go from homeless to social media star???

Some stats that astound us:
* This is our 1,797th published blog post
* 27,414 comments have been left
* 619,879 total page views

Pet blogging can be hard with way too much sorrow and loss, but in the end the good outweighs the bad. Even after 5 years we (well, Mommy...I haven't even been alive for 5 years!) look forward to sharing our lives with you each day, and if you don't mind maybe we'll stick around for another 5 years or so???


To say thank you, Mommy and I have put together a small giveaway. She asked me to hop on Amazon and pick out a few things my kitty friends might like, and she did the same for the humans. (Unfortunately she gave me a price limit because I saw the most amazing cat tree you all would love!)

Here's what we chose: an interactive bug toy, cat dice, a Cat Dancer, coloring book and mug.


To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below. Our giveaway is open worldwide, so good luck everybuddy! And many thanks to each and every one of you for allowing us into your homes each day.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

51 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary! This is really an awesome prize package! I've always wondered what those bug things are like. They probably don't run that well on plank floors like what we have, though.

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  2. The memorial posts about Truffles (two days in a row) - and the original article you wrote had me sobbing. That's when I decided this blog was one of my very, very favorites because you are so relate-able and honest and Mudpie is incredible all on her own :)

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  3. We want to wish you the most fun, wonderful, purrfect blogoversary, Melissa and Mudpie! Although we haven't known you all 5 years (which we regret!), we are so very happy that we know you now.

    Though very sad, your posts for Angel Truffles right after her passing really put you up on a pedestal in our eyes. They were such beautiful tributes written in such a trying time. And, of course, we loved when your mommy brought you home, Mudpie, and getting to know you was the best of the best.

    You are so thoughtful to put together such an amazing giveaway (we're gushing over the purrfect items you both chose!). We wouldn't change a thing about your blog, and visiting you is one of our absolute favorite parts of each and every day. Here's to 5 more years of blogging, and many more after that!

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  4. Happy Blogoversary Melissa and Mudpie!!! I just enjoy all your posts. They usually put a smile on my face. I lost my two kitties a long time ago. However, I have seen their little ghosts wandering around my house!!!

    anncluck(at)att(dot)net

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  5. Happy Blogoverary!! 5 years! Wow! what an achievement! Thank you for sharing your precious cats with us!! Here's to many more years to come!!!

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  6. Happy Blogoversary, Melissa and Mudpie! I look forward to your posts every day. Here's to many more happy years for both of you!

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  7. Happy blogaversary! Five years is a big milestone, and we're looking forward to many, many more fun years of reading about your antics, Mudpie.

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! We love the graphic of the kitty with all your pictures in it! Hoping you continue another five years!

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  9. Happy Blogoversary! We think you and your mom are doing fabulous so don't know of anything to change. It's pretty awesome you get the blog to yourself everyday just as a Tortie should!

    Purrs,
    Isabella

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  10. Happy Blogoversary! I so look forward to reading your posts every day--you're always one of my first stops in the morning. May you enjoy many more years of blogging!

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  11. Happy blogoversary. I love the posts meeting your kitties.
    Sue B

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  12. Congratulations! I look forward to visiting every day.

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  13. Happy Blogoversary! Five years is amazing! Here's to many more years of blogging...and friendship. :)

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  14. Happy 5th Blogoversary! I love your blog and look forward to seeing what you two have to say each day. I've also found some good books to read based on your reviews. I look forward to at least another 5 years!

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  15. HAPPY Blogoversary!!! (August must be a good month to start a blog) Mom loves your book reviews and finding new authors to add to her reading list

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  16. I've been following you for a year and my favorite posts was the story of Tara and how Mudpie came into your life!

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  17. Happy, Happy 5th Blogaversary Mudpie and here's to many, many more.

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  18. Happy 5th Blogoversary. We had no idea you'd been blogging about a month longer than us. Let's hope all of us have many more!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary! I don't really know what that is on account of I'm just a ten month old kitten, but everyone here seems to think it's pretty awesome so I think it's a good thing. And there's prizes, which are always a good thing. Mudpie do you get a prize? Cause if it's a good thing I think you should get a big prize. Just sayin'. Love, Izzy

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  20. Happy 5th Blogoversary! I enjoy all the reviews and wonderful cat antics. Thanks.

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  21. Isn't that ironic, we celebrate today too with a blogoversary! I didn't realize we both started on the same day! I know it was different years but that is so neat! Happy 5th Blogoversary. That's a big milestone Mudpie! We're so glad to have shared so many of them with you through good or bad, happy and some sad, we're so happy to help you celebrate your big day!

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  22. Happy, happy Blogoversary Mudpie We hope ya'll are around fur 5 more years and more. Can't wait to see what's next. And OMC Mudpie what a pawsum give away. You and your mommy picked out da purrfect items. Well purrfect fur us at least. We would luv to win. Anyways, hope you have a pawsum month.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  23. Happy blogoversary! We're so glad you are here and hope you stick around a lot more than five more! :)

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the fun giveaway. 😊

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  25. We love your blog and would love to win. My cats watch Jackson and have learned well from him. The gifts are purfect for my two furballs and me. Congratulations on your blogoversary!

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  26. Happy Blogoversary ! We love your blog, and wish you many many more years of blogging and friendship ! Purrs

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  27. Happy 5th Blogoversary! Ms. Mouser and I enjoy your blog posts everyday. I love cats and really have enjoyed the posts about you,Mudpie and your Mom. You two are lucky to have each other. It's been great getting to know you and also read about Tara and Truffles and also Patched. You picked out great gifts, you have really good taste! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Happy 5th Blogoversary! Ms. Mouser and I enjoy your blog posts everyday. I love cats and really have enjoyed the posts about you,Mudpie and your Mom. You two are lucky to have each other. It's been great getting to know you and also read about Tara and Truffles and also Patched. You picked out great gifts, you have really good taste! Thanks for the chance.

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  29. Happy Blogoversary! I wish I had been following all 5 years, but I didn't discover cat blogs until 2 and a half years ago, but I am sure glad I found you. Your blog is perfect just the way it is.

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  30. Happy fifth Blogoversary Miss Mudpie! Me and the Staff are very glad you are part of the CB! And we agree it is very supportive and full of lovely kitties and their humans! If we can fathom out the rafflecopter we will give the giveaway a go! MOL xoxox

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  31. happee annie fur sarry two ewe mudpie & mom N heerz two another 50.....forget de 5....go for 50 !!! conga ratz two ewe both...we look forwerd ta reedin yur blog for another 50 R selvez ~~~~ total lee awesum give a way....best fishes everee one !☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  32. Actually this is a new series for me.

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  33. Happy Happy bloaversaey! You Did a wonderful job of picking out the prizes..

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  34. Happy Happy bloaversaey! You Did a wonderful job of picking out the prizes..

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  35. Happy Anniversary.. Love your blog.

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  36. Happy 5th Blogoversary to you! You both picked out some really awesome prizes for some lucky kitty and their person! Here's to many more blog years!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

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  37. Happy 5th Blogoversary! I am so sorry about both Truffles and Tara but what joy Miss Mudpie is!

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  38. Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary!!! 5 years is quite an accomplishment. Looking forward to your future. I've been following your blog and wouldn't change anything. What a great giveaway!

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  39. Happy 5 years! I don't have a favorite memory, but I love reading your blog.

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  40. Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's to many, many more! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  41. Happy Blogoversary. I want you to have more cats! Or maybe more MP and less books. I can’t read. MOL!

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  42. Happy 5th Blogoversary!!! But we aren't entering the give-away. TBT says we have too much and many kitties have less so we shouldnt try ta get more. We do love new stuff, but... he's right.

    Be sure ta come ta my 6th Birfday Pawty tomorrow 16th! It may be our best yet... ~ MARLEY

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  43. Happy Anniversary and here's to another 5 more, woohoo!!

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  44. Happy Blogoversary!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  45. Happy Blogoversary—it is a pleasure to visit your wonderful site very day; wishing you many more years of mochas, mysteries, and meows!

    Sheila K.
    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  46. Happy Blogoversary!! We love your blog the way it is. We like the Tortie Shorties :)

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  47. Happy Blogoversary! I don't comment often enough but I sure do smile after reading your posts:)

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  48. Happy Blogoversary! I love your blog!

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  49. Happy 5th Blogoversary!! I found your blog when I was searching for Cozy Mystery Giveaways and was delighted to learn that you were a cat lover like myself as well. I haven't been along for 5 years, but I've enjoyed my time here and hope your blog will continue to thrive. Love the Giveaway prizes and Mudpie!!Thanks for all you do, for cats, and your fans! <3

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  50. Happy blogoversary to you, Melissa and Mudpie! We sure are glad you're our pals, and part of our wonderful blogging community!

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