Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2010



We wish all our friends a very prosperous and healthy 2011.

2010 has been a year of mixed emotions.  We have lost so many blogging friends - including several legends - and we lost our own Crystal too.  It has also been a year of blogging kindness and generosity, for which we are immensely grateful!  The supportive spirit of pet bloggers never ceases to make us smile. 

We would like to think that 2011 will be a year of less tears and sorrow but the reality is that the more pets that enter the blogging world, the more illnesses, losses and tears there will be.  And as the original blogging cats and dogs age, the more good-byes will be whispered through leaky eyes and broken hearts.  The same is true of our non-blogging friends.  We share your sorrows too.

But we will also share lots of laughter, participate in fun contests, meet new furry bloggers, and reconnect with a few ex-bloggers who were absent for a season.  It will be a year of mystery, as we don't yet know what it will hold, but our prayer for all of you is that it will be a year rich in friendships and love.

We would like to end 2010 on a happy note.  Wednesday we posted photos of 4 shelter cats up for adoption at the Thomaston, Georgia Petsense store.  When Jan stopped in Thursday, two had already been adopted - the tortie with the pretty green eyes and the white & tabby.  Still available were these two - a lovely calico and an orange & white kitten.

61 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that two of the kitties were adopted!! I wish a very happy and healthy 2011 to you and your family!

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  2. What a beautiful post. How very true your words are. We wish you and your funny farm a very Happy, Healthy and Joy Filled New Year.

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  3. Hooray for adoptions!!! Happy New Year to all of you from all of us!!!

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  4. A lovely post; we hope those sweet babies will find a loving, happy home soon!...We are very grateful for your friendship this past year, precious friends...We wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year filled with love and joy...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  5. Great news about the two cats. Will pass the word on the other tow. Happy new Year and may we all have lots of joy in 2011.

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  6. A Lovely post Jan - we wish all of you a very Happy New Year.
    We were so pleased that two of the kitties you wrote about have been given new homes.

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  7. Too many losses this year for all. We have all crossed our paws for 2011 to be a wonderful year for all.

    Happy New Year.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and the Momster

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  8. “...joy and sorrow are inseparable...together they come and when one sits alone with you...remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” -Kahlil Gibran

    We hope 2011 brings you far more joy than sorrow!

    Happy New Year!

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  9. Jan
    Your post was simply beautiful, and so true. As with life, there is always ups and downs. When we began blogging over 5 years ago, it never occurred to us that we would cry with abandoned as our furfriends passed over the Rainbow Bridge, or smile with happiness over kittens finding new homes with owners of broken hearts. I now know that as I see my own kitties age, I will be faced with those same issues, one day, and can only hope it is a long time in the future. We are so glad that this community is here to help in good times and in sad times. it renews us to know how 'the kindness of strangers' -- who aren't strangers at all are so uplifting.

    What a wonderful blessing we feel from having your furfriendship -- may your coming year be happy healthy and fulfilling!

    ♥♥♥
    purrin
    xoxox
    ♥♥♥

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  10. Happy New Year to you dear friend and fur friends. 2010 was a tough year indeed. We resolve to look for joy in every nook & cranny.

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  11. what a beautiful post. Happy New Year's and may 2011 be a wonderful year!

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  12. Happy New Year!!
    We wish you a joyful life
    full of healthy, happiness and pleasure :)

    Hugs Love Anya

    Kareltje =^.^=

    Betsie =(^.^)=

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  13. May you and yours have a brilliant and fantastic New Year too!! Me and Charlie love this post!!! We are so glad for the blogging and particularly the petblogging community!! We humans all have our problems but the animals just ARE. When they're ill they're really ill and their time is so short on this earth that each day they are with us is to be treasured.

    But there are so many joys and laughter as each animal is rescued, adopted, saved and loved!! And we love that we are able to share in all these little joys!

    We are so happy that the kitties at petsense are finding new homes!! Yay!!

    Enjoy your New Year all at Jan's Funny Farm! take care
    x

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  14. Happy New Year all of you fur babies and mommy's and daddies who adopt precious babies.

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  15. This is a lovely thoughtful post. We wish you every happiness in the coming year.

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  16. What a lovely post! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year! Glad we met on Twitter! I feel very fortunate!

    Wonderful news about the 2 kitties. What a nice New Year's story.

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  17. That's a beautiful post and so true. Although we may never meet, we treasure your friendship. We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year and sucesses in all your endeavours.

    Good to hear that the two of the 4 have been adopted. Purrs for the remainding two cuties to get good homes soon.

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  18. We wish all of woo a purry happy mew year ;-)

    Your post was so furry true - both the sad and the happy -

    Here's to more memories and sharing!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra and Khompany

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  19. Happy New Year to you, and purrs for a New Years new home for the two kitties!

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  20. What a beautiful post and message! So glad the two kitties got adopted too. Wishing you all a 2011 filled with Peace + Love + Health + Prosperity.

    ...and Cotton...gets a bit of shut eye tonite will ya, we'z gots our adventure coming up!

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  21. Dearest frend Jan,

    We lovez you. Tank you fur all your kindnessez & love dats you sent oevfur da milez.

    Happy New Year & many, many, blessinz fur a healthy & prosperous New Year,
    Dr Tweety & da momee

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  22. May your new year be filled with joy, health, and riches beyond your imagination!


    Purrs and Hugs,


    Fin and Mom

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  23. Happy new year my friends, all the best in 2011.

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  24. Happy New Year. we're happy they got adopeted.

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  25. Happy New Year! It's bittersweet to be part of the CB, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

    Yr pals, The Katnip Lounge Kitties

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  26. Hip Hip Hooray for the kitties who where adopted for the New Year.

    Hope Jan is taking care of herself and is feeling a little bit better.
    Pellie is doing much better - so we are hopeful; for an exceptional New Year.

    Happy New Year to all of you.

    Purrs,
    Genghis

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  27. What a wonderful and poignant remembrance of the year gone by. We wish you abundant blessings and happiness in 2011. Thank you for being our friends!

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  28. Wishing Jan & the Funny Farmers a very Happy New Year!!

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  29. Happy New Year! What a lovely post. We hope 2011 brings you health, happiness, and peace.

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  30. We love this post Jan. You are so right, the CB brings both sorrow and joy ~ because one cannot generally have one with out the other. When one loves, it is panful to lose. But we too hope that 2011 is an easier time for us all, full of love and joy and forever homes.

    Happy New Year dear friends.

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  31. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-)

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

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  32. Have a wonderful 2011! Big purrs to all of you.

    Meows,
    Abby Normal and Ms. C

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  33. Happy New Year to you!
    We are very glad two of the kitties got adopted already. Purring for the remaining two to find a good home soon.

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  34. Jan this is a lovely and heartfelt post.You speak such truth within the words. I know I am so glad that I am part of our blog world and share with each one the ups and the downs. I am so glad two kitties got homes and now for the other two. Wishing you a happy,healthy and love filled New Year. Hugs Carol and GJ x

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  35. Happy 2011!!!! so glad two of the cats found homes for the new year.

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  36. We wish you the very happiest year in 2011!

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  37. We love you all, and are purraying that 2011 will be kind to all of you. xxxxxxxxxxx

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  38. A very beautiful post! Blessings to you and yours in 2011!
    Kelly & Crew
    Big Mac, Molly & Moxie
    angelpupscreations.blogspot.com

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  39. Happy New Year to all of you!

    Thank you for your kind words to mom for the loss of her sister. xxxooo

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  40. We're getting teary over any orange kitty right now..

    Thanks so much for your kind words to us over the last few days and your post here. We couldn't agree more!

    Happy New Year to you, Jan and all of your furry babies!!

    Hugs,
    Tom & Julie

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  41. tous mes voeux pour 2011

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  42. Oh, I hope those last two kitties are adopted by the time I am writing this. What a great service, posting their photos. I hope your 2011 is a really great year with special opportunities for you and your kitties!



    For all you folks and animals reading this my blog has stories and information helpful for cat helpers everywhere. Let your ‘beans know!

    I pray that all cat blogosphere kitties stay well!

    Debby

    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

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  43. Happy New Year

    The Creek Cats and Maggie May

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  44. Happy new year!!!!!! so glad the kitties have a home....we have 4, we cant take anymore....

    woof

    velcro

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  45. We're trying to catch up ... and are about to end tonight's marathon. And we are doing so with a smile on Moma's face and a wag to our tails ... after reading about the kitty adoptions.

    We hope 2011 brings lots of furever love and comfort and security to lots of furries. And we hope it brings everything that you wish for yourselves. You so deserve it.

    Happy New Year!
    Jake and Fergi
    xxoo

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  46. I loved your post!
    Happy New Year to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  47. Happy New Year and a Wunnerful 2011 to you.

    We hope all kitties and doggies find forever homes this year...

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  48. Happy New Year to you all, so glad the cats were adopted, and we are sure the others will soon find wonderful homes too, they are so beautiful.

    Wishing you all the very best for 2011.

    love and much light, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxxxx

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  49. Thank you for your lovely posts - the story about Esperanza was especially sweet.

    Purrs and Hugs to you in the New Year!

    Purrs,
    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)

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  50. Along with the not so good things of the year there were many good things that happened and so good for you to mention the happy. This was a year filled with way too many losses of our good friends and we can only hope that this year will be kinder about that. Hopefully too this year may find many many many more homes for the furries that need a furever home.

    Wishing you all at your place a wonderful new year filled with fun, happiness, good friends, and good health!

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  51. Jan Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Hoping all your wishes and dreams for 2011 come true, together with health and happiness.

    We hope the kitties soon find their new forever home.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  52. Happy Noo Years! How pawsome the kittehs gottid adopted fer da holidays.

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  53. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
    Hope you will have lots of luck in placing the remaining two kitties... they look so tremendously sweet!
    Ciao Lucille

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  54. Happy New Year! May you have a most excellent 2011.

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  55. I am SO glad those babies were adopted. I certainly agree with what you said too...the more dogs and cats blog...the more sorry and tears we share with their mom's and dad's.

    We treasure our little ones and love them deeply just as they love us.

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  56. Happy New Year!

    Hooray fur Adoptions!!!

    Purring fur da others to get adopted too.

    Still got my six fosters who need furever homes.

    Purrz n stuffs
    Katie Kat and hur Katz Gang

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  57. Happy New Year, chums! Nothing short than happiness and success for you!!

    Noir

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  58. More homez fer homeless kittiez in 2011!
    Luv--jh

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  59. Yippee for the kitties!
    Have a happy new year
    norwood

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