1. Happy new Year friends. What a beautiful message you wrote, and I echo your sentiments. We are indeed blessed to know you and all our other friends in the blogosphere/twitter communities. We will display your badge in my bloggy with honor.

  2. A beautiful, wonderful post, Ann.

    The CB has been an amazing community for me/us as well, particularly because the humans here understand how much our fur companions mean, that they're not just "pets." Most of the people around me, even if they have pets, don't quite "get it."

    I don't know what 2012 will bring for us all, but I hope and pray it does bring more laughter, joy, love and Light than tears and sadness.

    Universal Peace and Blessings to you all, Ann.

    -Kim and the boys

  3. Thank you for the shining star award. Thank you also for your friendship and all you do for us and others. We also thank the rest of the blogging community for being our friends through good times and bad times. The support, purrs and prayers we get through bad times helps more than words could ever say.

  4. Thank you for our beautiful shining star award and more importantly the valued friendship and love that lies behind it.
    We have received all of your star awards so far and consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to be part of the wonderful CB circle.
    From our hearts we wish you and yours the happiest and healthy of New Years. We hope that any problems of 2011 resolve themselves ... and you move forward into 2012 to enjoy life to the full. We love you dear friends.

    Love Milo and Alfie (and our mom and dad) xxxx

  5. Thank you Zoolatry Girls for all you do for all of us. We are very thrilled to have your Friendship and we'll put your tag proudly on our blog...

    pawhugs to all of you from Max,
    Bugsy, Knuckles and HH.

  6. What a pleasure it has been to get to 'know' you and your beautiful furry ones. You are an incredibly talented person. Thank you for this beautiful new award. I have placed it on my blog, with pride - in honour of this amazing cyber-friendship which stretches across our planet.
    sending lotsaluv

  7. Thank you for the beautiful shining star award. We treasure your friendship, so very much.

    Our hope for you is that 2012 will be full of Love, Peace, Joy, Happiness, Good Health, and Friendship. Happy New Year!

  8. We agree that the cat blogosphere is an amazing place and feel so fortunate to be part of this caring community!!!

    Happy New Year friends :-)

  9. Julie says..Ann, all of those things you mentioned, I remember and I miss. When I first saw the Shining Star Award, there were tears. After reading your post, there were more.

    Thank you so much for being our friend and we wish you the very best in the New Year.

    Tom, mom Julie & Mittens

  10. I was very happy this morning to find this beautiful award. The kitties just finished a week in the bedroom as the grandkids were visiting and the Christmas tree that our Simba loves to eat was up in the living room. It has been a fun time for our family. After they left, we thought of how time has gone so quickly, kids grown and now have their own kids. Several kitties and a few pups, have blessed our home, come and gone. I am also thankful for our internet friends, especially the pet lovers. Have a wonderful Happy New Year. Happy Mew Year from Kali, Mazi & Simba

  11. Thank you for the lovely Shining Star award - we have put it on our blog. We hope you have a peaceful New Year and hope that Poppy Vic finishes his chemo and is well and stays that way.
    Thank you Ann for all your hard work getting our blog sorted out we do so appreciate all you do for us.
    Lots of purrs and whiskery kisses from Hannah and Lucy xx xx
    + Mum who says her kisses aren't whiskery!!
    xx xx

  12. Thank you so much for the award. It's beautiful and we'll add it to our blog.

    Your post today is so moving and so true of all our Blogville friends.

    Happy New Year to all of you!

  13. Thank you for all the beautiful awards you have given us these past years. We love all the furiends we have made in the Cat Blogoshphere...what a wonderful community!

    We wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

    Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

  14. Ann, you are bringing tears to our eyes today. If there were a way, we would all be there with you to give you those hugs, to share that coffee, and to give you sloppy woofie kisses. You are a wonderful friend and we so cherish that friendship.

    Thank you for the award, but you know, you really are THE brightest shining star of all.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

  15. what a lovely note - we truly appreciate all you do around the CB and can't imagine it without you.

    Cheers to a happy and healthy 2012!

  16. Thank you for such a lovely sentiment.

    We want to thank you for all you do for The Cat Blogosphere and wish you a wonderful 2012!!

  17. We are happy to know you, too! And we thank you for the kindness and generosity you show to all! Happy New Year!

  18. This is awesome, creative, sweet and so generous and thougtful...

    Love all my bloggie buddies...

    Happy Mew Year to all!

  19. Thank you for such a loving and grateful post. It's a beautiful way to remember the year and all our furriends! Thank for you such a lovely star award. You made our eyes leak with love.

  20. Thank you for the Shining Star award and for your continued friendship. We treasure all of the amazing people and furries we have met through the CB...something mom couldn't imagine when she started my blog.

    Sometimes mom feels like she has a whole bunch of pen pals because through the CB she has "met" friends from around the world...and hopes one day she can meet them all in person.

    xoxo and purrs,


  21. A lovely sentiment and very true! Happy New Year for 2012

  22. Yous said it so well! Thanks yous for putting what we feel into words. Me also wants to thanks yous for sharing your talenets with so many of us and for all the work yous does with the cat blogosphere! Wes loves yous
    Nellie and Kozmo

  23. Thank you! I was never dedicated to a pen pal although I thought it would be fun. Now our pen pals and autograph books ( I still have mine and my mothers)are all computerized and sent instantly to many friends.

    Thank you for being or friend through the good times and the bad! I am not a verbose person and have trouble being creative in my blog and responses but I do try to at least say hello!

  24. thank you for the awardie.
    All of you are very wonderful friends and we are so honored and bonkful to know you and your amazing talent and kindness.

    huge Happy New Year bonkers

  25. What a lovely 'letter'. Have a really happy new year from us - FAZ and Birks

  26. I read your heartfelt words and echo them in so many ways. If I had not started my blog then I would not have met the wonderful friend that you have become. I accept your beautiful award with pride and pleasure.. Much love friends. We love you GJ Carol and Barrie xxxxx

  27. Happy New Year friends--here is to many more with all of you!

  28. This was such a lovely, inspiring post. I've only recently begun to make some friends in the cat/dog blogosphere, but I can say that those I do know are wonderful like-minded souls who cherish their pets. Like you, I may not even know their "real" name, but I know what's in their heart ... great love for their pet.

  29. this has touched me so much I feel like I am going to try. The correlations that you made to pen pals, etc is spot on. How lucky we all are to have each other. I am blessed to know EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!

    I am putting the award on the side of my blog now!


  30. Beautiful message & thank you for the lovely award! Hope MomKatt can figure out how to put it on my page!

    Happy New Year from my furramily to yours!


  31. The amazing friends we have "met" on the Cat Blogosphere always warm our hearts. From laughter to tears to just plain everyday life, the friends we have made have become such a huge part of our life.

    Thank you for such a beautiful post and wonderful award! We love you and hope you all have a happy, healthy 2012. Mom says you two really DO have to meet up in 2012!!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  32. What a beautiful post. I nearly cried while reading this. Meeting our new furriends has meant so much to me. Thank you for the beautiful award. xoxo

    Poppy Vic (and you) are always in our purrayers.

  33. Love the beautiful new header=you girls are just gorgeous!...Thank you for the lovely award=Ann, you have a sweet, generous soul...We are keeping you and your family in our purrs and prayers...Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with great health, much love and tremendous joy...love and hugs, precious friends...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

  34. Oh, you two kitties are the very best and so is your Mom and Dad. We are so happy to have this new award. It really is pretty. We are also very thankful for all the many friends that we have on the CB. Everyone is so supportive and good. Ann, we just wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. We too loved your message. Take care.

  35. It's a pleasure to visit you and share all of our furry obsessions. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  36. Happy New Year dear Friends. You honor us all with your presence on the blogosphere. Your talent knows no bounds. Your love is neverending.
    You are a beautiful part of our family.

  37. Wishing you the very best for 2012; good food, treats, toys, soft beds, warmth, and attention!

    Ayla, Iza, and Marley

  38. Ann
    What a beautiful message and one that is great appreciated. You are such a giving person to all of our kitty blogosphere needs. Thank you for all of your kindnesses.
    Hi I'm Debra, Abby's Mom just in case you did not know my first name!
    Happy new year

  39. We love you! Most of us wouldn't be here without your encouragement and support and wonderful care. xxoo Patty & Bhu

  40. Anonymous12/31/2011

    Dear Ann you are just so sweet and generous and what an honor it is to know you. We love Maggy and Zoey's blog and we love you. Thank you for all you do for us and for being such a wonderful friend. Thank you too for the beautiful award.

    We wish you all a very Happy New Year. May nothing but wonderful things come your way in 2012. Hugs and nose kisses

  41. Thank you for all that you've done for the CB and for me, Mom Paula. I've met some wonderful friends through the CB - some through email, some through the telephone, some in person, but most through comments on the blogs. What a wonderful, caring, thoughtful, great group of people!

    Mom Paula

  42. That is a lovely post. Thank you for the Award and for all the beautiful graphics you have done for us. We wish you a 2012 filled with many blessings. Happy New Year!

  43. Such a beautiful and poignant post, Thank you for the great award, and for everything you do for us and so many in this wonderful CB community. :) Hugs!

  44. Such a lovely post! Wishing you all a New Year filled with much love and happiness!

  45. Late Merry Christmas greetings and we hope you all have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

    Thank you for everything you do to keep us up to date throughout the year. Mom appreciates it too even though she does not always let us follow through like she should.


    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
    Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

  46. Awwww what a gorgeous post!! Hello Ann and all at Zoolatry! Me and Charlie just came over to say THANK YOU sooooooooooooo much for our amazing and wonderful shining star badge! It's absolutely lovely, thank you! We wish you all a most wonderful and beautiful New Year!! The CB is such a great place to be in! Thank you! Take care

  47. Happy Belated New Year's Ann, Vic, Zoey & Maggy!~!~! Thank you for the lovely Tag! Lots of hugs to you all!
    Your TX furiends,