Tenth Blogaversary SPARK

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Yep – we’re celebrating our ten years of blogging with a special SPARK today.    It’s actually a bunch of SPARKS…………….thoughts about blogging and life from yours truly.   After ten years of doing this blog thing I figure I owe it to myself and the readers of this blog to share my thoughts about “putting it out there every single day” for ten years.    I might actually have missed a few days…..I always tried to have posts done for the period of time we were on vacation but not always.    I may have missed blogging when I’ve had surgery in the past or was sick as a dog and in bed wishing I could float away on a cloud but MOST of the time ONE SPOILED CAT was in business!

Originally it was all about Sammy.    My amazing ginger boy Sammy – the polydactyl precious boy who was so much more than our cat…….we learned a lot from him and he only became more special as the years went by.    Saying goodbye to him was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.    He was ONE SPOILED CAT.     After he died, we waited a couple of months then went back to the same shelter where we had adopted Sammy and found Teddy – another ginger tabby who is equally special in a totally different way.    Blogging “for” both of my boys has been a blast these past ten years.

I’ve come up with THREE (I could probably have way more but these I particularly like) thoughts about blogging, life and what I’m trying to do with this blog.    THEY are my SPARK for today:

So this isn’t my usual SPARK and I’ll go back to the usual next Monday.    I just thought after ten years of doing this, you might like to know why I’m here and what I’m trying to do.   I’m also having a ball bringing Teddy to the world – just as I did with Sammy for almost 18 years when he was with us.    I don’t know if I’ll do this for ten more years – probably not – but I intend to do it as long as I’m having as much fun as I am now.

Thanks for ten great years……hugs, Pam and Teddy

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    • Smiles are still smiles – inside, outside and everywhere we can bring them. Ten years has flown by in many ways – I hope to be here another ten at least! Thanks so much for your many years of support and friendship!

      Love, Pam

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  1. OH, how true. Homework for the rest of your life. Blogging, article writing, book writing, even a grocery list, haha. But we LOVE your writing and congratulations for ten beautiful and informative years.

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  2. I’m still thinking a lot about Sammy. He was one of the first friends and followers of Mr. Bowie. I will never forget this… Glad to know you all theses years, my dear Pam!
    Congratulations for the 10 years of wonderful posts on your blog!

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    • Thanks Herman….what a sweet and kind message. I can’t believe it’s been ten years but it has. Sammy was bigger than life – like Bowie was. BIG things in our lives are forever there in the corners of our homes and hearts. Other things come into our lives of course but there’s a tiny shadow following us as we move through our days and that’s a COMFORT. I’m so happy Sammy and I met you and Bowie and that we’ve remained friends through a lot of changes in life. Here’s to at least ten more years! 🙂

      Hugs, Pam (and Teddy and Angel Sammy)

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  3. Happy Blogaversary Pam, Sammy and Teddy. It is truly a pleasure and a privilege to know you. Coming here is like stepping into the sunny day and noticing the scent of flowers.

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  4. Congratulations on 10 wonderful years of blogging and many more to come!
    When my boys had both left for the Bridge I almost stopped blogging, but I wanted to keep their memories alive for others and am glad I continued with it. There would have been so many friends I would miss.
    Your Sparks are all lovely.

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    • Thank you so much for such kind words Jackie. I’m SO HAPPY you continue to bring us your boys’ adventures and perfect photos – we could never EVER forget them but it’s wonderful seeing their adventures together all over again – we just LOVE that you do that. Special people occupy special places in our hearts – you and the boys certainly do that and MUCH more.

      Love and Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

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  5. Happy Blogaversary! 10 years, congratulations! I love all three of your Sparks and I can say that you, Angel Sammy and Teddy always put a smile on my face when I visit here! I always looked forward to what was happening with Sammy and now Teddy AND Angel Sammy as brothers… a team. Truly enjoy this happy place you have created, Pam. So thankful to have found you way back, And I am truly thankful to have your friendship, I hope it stays fun for you to blog at Two Spoiled Cats because you continue to love doing it and because it wouldn’t be the same without a blog post from you, Teddy, and Angel Sammy popping up in my email! Hugs♥

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    • Thank you my sweet friend…..I would not be having the fun I am here without people like you encouraging me AND enjoying what I (oops I mean Teddy and I) write. It certainly keeps me aware of what day of the week it is which I’m not sure I would know otherwise!!! I thought it would be the end of things when Sammy died but really it was just the end of an era and Teddy brought me AND the blog back. I’m not sure I could “carry” a daily blog without him. I appreciate your encouragement and friendship MORE THAN YOU KNOW!

      Love, Pam

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  6. I (and so many other) are so GLAD that you blog! I just cannot imagine mornings without an email from you (and a few more during the day). And I’m betting on you blogging at least 10 more years! Love you, my friend!

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    • Thanks! I got to thinking about ten more years and realize I’d be on the road to 90 by then – not so sure I WANT to be attached to my computer in ten years BUT by then – I bet we will be able to “think” our blogs and have them distributed to the minds of our friends without aid of a computer! (eeeeek)

      Love, Pam

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  7. A toast to your 10 years. I too like milestones, so cheers to you for honoring yourself. You’ve built a good community with a continuing positive vibe. Hooray for Sammy and Teddy being the inspiration. …. and thanks for you accepting me here.

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    • Thanks Sharon…….it is just a reminder of how FAST time flies. Seems impossible but then it seems impossible Sammy’s been gone as long as he has (and I know you know what that’s like with all your losses too).

      Hugs, Pam

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    • Kristiina I’m so happy you enjoy the SPARKS I find…..I always keep looking until I find something that TRULY is “me” or exactly how I feel. Posting something just to be posting isn’t what I want to do for SPARK Monday. I want it to mean something and if it “SPEAKS” to even just one person other than me – I am happy. Thanks for making me happy! 😉

      Hugs, Pam

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  8. HAPPY HAPPY X 5 10th Blogaversary. Your Sparks are absolutely purrfect too. I especially like being the reason someone smiles today!!
    Hugs galore to Teddy, Mom and your Founder Angel Sammy
    Cecilia

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    • Thank you so much Cecilia……I just love SPARKS – everyone I know who participates in SPARKS has the most wonderful SPARKS on their Monday posts. I think we all do what I do – find something that is a PART of us and says something we have in our heart. I think that means more than just some gratuitous saying that we don’t really FEEL. Right? You certainly do that I know.

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy (and I’m sure Angel Sammy!)

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  9. PS Teddy please tell mom we went to Wegmans today and YAY they had the Orange and cranberry muffins. WE bought a box. Never ever would I have tried them because I never heard of them until she told me

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  10. Congratulations, and thanks for all your wonderful posts. My favouritem btw, is the “Tuesday Teaser”. I can’t wait for it to appear.
    Take care, and enjoy ten more years of blogging! Well, ten AT LEAST! 😉

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    • Mr. Pit we’re happy you like Teaser as much as we do! It’s so much fun looking for photos to use and watching the comments come in with guesses! We appreciate your note and hope that life is good for you – and all of us for many years to come!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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    • Hi Jean! Glad you liked my “blogaversary” SPARKS – just thoughts on what I think about blogging and sharing what I’m trying to do with One Spoiled Cat. I never EVER thought I’d still be blogging after all this time but it’s fun. When it’s a chore I’ll stop. Thanks for being our friends…..means the world to me.

      Love, Pam and Teddy too

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  11. We can’t believe it has been 10 years friends it seems like yesterday we started reading about Sammy. Thanks so much for all you have posted over the past years it has been a really special journey and we feel honored you brought us along. Purrs to Angel Sammy, Teddy, Mom and Dad!

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    • Thank you Dad Pete and gang…..ten years seems like FOREVER but really thinking about it time has passed incredibly fast. Started out with Sammy, said goodbye to Sammy and hello to Teddy and been through an awful lot of “stuff” during this time. I didn’t think I’d still be blogging at this point. When it becomes WORK I’ll stop. Right now it’s a blast and it’s because of friends like you!

      Hugs, Pam

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  12. Don’t thank US for 10 great years, it’s US who should be thanking YOU!! Thank you for your kindness, love, friendship, support, laughs, caring (I could go on and on!) over the past 10 years!!!!! Sooooo happy you are in the blogosphere!!! Happy Happy 10th Blogaversary!!!!!! xoxo

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    • Thanks Caren….it’s kind of amazing to me it’s been ten years and that we started out (Sammy and I) with not much of anything to say…..it grew, blossomed, made us happy and still does even though Sammy’s an Angel and Teddy’s taken our lives over (and the blog). I appreciate your support all these years – AND most of all your friendship!

      Love and Hugs, Pam

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  13. Concatulationss Miss Pam an Teddy an ‘angel’ Sammy!! Miss Pam yore SPARKSS are furabuluss! They all meow to us here…..mee likess #1 an LadyMew likess #2 best!! Butt all 3 are grate!
    Iss funny how much you an LadyMew feel ’bout bloggin~~you due it fore simmylar reesonss which iss furry kewl.
    May you have 10 more happy bloggin yeerss even longer Miss Pam!!
    Wee ❤ love ❤ you an Teddy so much!
    **purrss** BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} LadyMew

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    • Thank you BellaDharma and LadyMew…..we will hang in there until it’s not fun any longer – when it becomes “work” then that’s it for us. Glad you liked the SPARKS we chose to talk about what blogging is for us!

      Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

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  14. We LOVE the Blogiversary Sparks! Truth be told, the joy you feel in blogging shines out and makes us smile every day. Mom laughed her head off thinking that she has homework every day. Congratulations and best wishes for many more joyous years of storytelling.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Awww Cupcake, thanks to you and your Mom for such a sweet comment on our blog and our anniversary. I want to keep sharing Teddy’s fun and MY fun for a long while to come. As soon as it’s not fun anymore I’ll take up crochet or bowling or rocket science but for now – blogging is a blast!

      Hugs, Pam

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  15. Gosh Pam! It seems like yesterday! I can’t believe it has been 10 years of laughter and fun with Sammy and TeddyI We LOVE the Sparks you choose for today. They are purrfect! Thank you for being such a wonderfully happy blog! We LOVE you here! Now we shall sing you the song!
    ¸¸.•*¨**♫♫♫ Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy  Blogoversary to yoooooooouuuuuuu ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy  Blogoversary deeeeeeeeear Pam and Sammy and Teddy! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy  Blogoversary to you ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

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    • Thanks for the song…………it SOOOOOOOOOOO reminds me of Angel Nellie’s wonderful birthday songs. Ten years is a bit unbelievable to me too but here it is. I’ll keep going as long as it’s fun. Thanks for being our friend for so long!!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS on 10 years, Pam, angel Sammy and Teddy. That truly is an admirable milestone. We are a little more than a year behind you, and our mom can really relate to the second two Sparks and does the blog for Spark #1 just as you three do. It continues to be our pleasure to know all of you and to be friends. We feel very, very fortunate! Here’s to many more years of fun, laughs and poetry. We love you all. 🐈💖💓 XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

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    • Thank you dear, dear friends! Life would not be as much fun without you all as friends…..we are so grateful to know you. I had NO IDEA that I’d keep the blog going this long – none. I thought it was over when i lost Sammy but my heart couldn’t shut it down. I’m glad I didn’t – Teddy took over quite well and certainly rules quite well our little slice of the internet and more than a slice of my heart. I will blog until it’s no longer fun. I am so happy you join in on our regular features; you’re a wonderful poet and I look forward to reading your poems every week. THANK YOU for your support here and in “real life” !!

      Love always, Pam, Teddy and Angel Sammy

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