Thank you to Zee & Zoey & their human, the author Deborah Barnes, for creating this very special day to honor and remember “those cherished pets we have lost but not forgotten”
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day ~ August 28.
A long time ago, in a decade far away, a Houston cat lover a named Laurence Simon had an idea to help other cat lovers share their blogs and cats with the world.
The year was 2004 and the blog was This Blog Is Full of Crap; while the blog no longer exists and some of his cats went to Rainbow Bridge Laurence has a creative writing blog/podcast and still shares his cats with the world on various social media, from time to time.
While Sneakers and I have not been blogging a lot, lately, it doesn't mean we have not been busy.
One project we have been working on is updating the archives of the CoTC, looking for all active links, even if the blog is no longer itself active.
Along the way we found many links that are no longer active, AND the blog can, it appears, no longer be found online....
It is those blogs, some full blown cat blogs, some not, that I wish to honor with this post; if anyone reading this knows a blog is still alive, under a new URL, do let me know via email....who knows, if they still have old archives a link can be restored to our list.
In order of 1st hosting gig (Beginning in 2004):
This Blog Is Full Of Crap, Waterglass, ATS (Amish Tech Support - the original one)
Your Moosey Fate, When Cats Attack, Sharp As a Marble
People’s Republic of Seabrook, CathColl.net, MartiniPundit, IBEJO
Flying Space Monkey, Maximum Stacy, LabKat, Another Fine Mess
Annoying Little Twerp, Ginasrantings, Where The Dolphins Play
Curiouser and Curiouser, Scribblings, Quite Early One Morning, Catcall
Begin Each Day, For the Junta, House of Chaos, Crazy Meezer
Bad Kitty Cats, Books 4 Israel, Original Cat Blogosphere
Fire Phil Garner, A Crystals and Jewelry Adventure, Chey's Place
The Whole Kitten Kaboodle, Niko and Cloud, CAT SMRT
Now, on with the Carnival!
For Cat Bloggers, the world over, the Carnival was once an important way to discover blogs they might never have heard of, on subjects of all kinds!
It was an opportunity for them to reach an audience they might not otherwise reach.
It was a chance to promote a post or 2, each week, that they thought would be of interest to others, and to pitch them using more than 140 characters or just a short sentence barely long enough to get a point across.
My, how times have changed....
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google +, LinkedIn, Mr. Linky, InLinkz, online communities and more, have allowed for more platforms to share ones pet blogging, some more popular than others.
On Sept. 13th, or a few days after, this blog will host the 600th weekly edition of the Carnival, uninterrupted, since Spring 2004.
That's 2 weeks away from now.
I posted a pictorial tribute to Nikita for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
3. Rascal & Rocco has Pet Parade #107
4. Create With Joy and her cats host a Wordless Wednesday with always interesting essay topics and photos of the resident cats - " Share your cat photos and stories with us each week (Submissions accepted all week!)"