I'm sure everyone knows what a rough week it has been in the Cat Blogsphere. August 18, 2010 has been called "the day of tears". On that day we lost four blogging kitties. Luxor, Eric, Molly and Winnie.
To most of us freshmen bloggers these first two kitties are, simply put- Legends. They were part of a small group of pioneering kitties that, through their actions, defined our blogging world and taught many of us to explore our own thoughts and share them with others.
On January 2006 Eric made his debut from London. He was greeted by other Legends such as Abby, The Crew, Derby, Dolce, Little Cat Feet, Max, the Meezers, Oreo, Patches, Skeezix and others. His blog is a great read, if you want hours of entertainment, I highly recommend you read it- start to finish. It is a funny, witty, amazing chronicle of the life of Eric. Of course the end will break your heart.
As near as I can tell, Luxor came online in September 2006* He was greeted by Greats: Daisy, Derby, Eric and Flynn, Junior and Orion, Little Cat Feet, Max, the Meezers, Millie, Rosie and Cheeto, Skeezix, Speedy, William, and others. His blog is also a wonderful read. The photography is often stunning and the stories are a fun and well written tail of this whitest of cats. You should read it all, you won't be disappointed!
Molly's Alexi started blogging in February 2007. She was greeted by Chey, Daisy, KarenJo, the Meezers, Skeezix and a few others. This also a fun blog with interesting topics like cat shows and breeding. Definitely worth reading!
You might wonder why I mention the greeters of these kitties. The truth is that I think of them as a big family. They have all been friends for a very long time. Together they have laughed, teased, celebrated, taught, learned, helped each other through difficult times; and they have mourned as a family.
I am fairly new to the bloggy world, and I have cried, hard, for these kitties. I can only imagine how I would feel if we had grown up together.
So for all of you that have paved the way for all of us- we are sorry for your loss, and we purr for your comfort.
______________________________________________________________________________________________The lists presented here were not exhaustedly researched; if you belong in any of these lists please let me know in your comments. We turly want to honor you!
My mommy is researching the history of the CB and the "Legends of the Blog", but it is very tricky stuff, and she doesn't have a lot of time to devote to it right now. If you would like to help please let us know!
*There are some earlier posts, but they were not content, Luxor may have ported from another venue.