I Missed Our Tenth Blogiversary


It is hard to believe that I have been writing Bad Cat Chris for over ten years now. My first blog post was posted on June 3, 2012. For some reason, I thought it was June 12. I was getting ready to write a post about it today when I discovered my error. Now I feel like the thunder has gone out of the celebration.

I looked back over the life of the blog and found my most popular posts. Here are the top three.

  1. Are Ginger Cats Friendlier?
  2. Feral Cat Ear Notching
  3. Incredible Feline Survival Stories

The top commentors are:

  1. One Spoiled Cat
  2. Summer from Sparklecat
  3. 15 and Meowing
  4. The Island Cats

I have 845 followers through WordPress, 28 through email, and I have no idea how many through other sources. I also have 3129 followers on Facebook (even though I still can’t share blog posts there because Facebook thinks my blog is spam). In addition, I have 1033 followers on Twitter, 886 on YouTube, and 220 on Intagram.

I believe that one of these two photos is the first picture that I took of Chris. They were taken at the shelter on October 3, 2009 when I brought my wife with me to see him.

Bad Cat Chris at adoption center with Rose.
Chris at adoption center with Rose.
Chris meets Rose

We did not adopt Chris then. We had a vacation coming up and my wife had a business trip after that, or vis versa. I believe Chris was adopted and returned because of his bad behavior after this photo was taken and before we adopted him on November 14.

Here is the last photo I have of Chris. It’s not great but it is the most recent. I took this last Sunday after I took Frankie for a walk. I always take Frankie out first and then Chris goes out after Frankie comes home. I mean after I pick up Frankie and carry him home.

Well, that’s all I have for today. I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I also hope to continue for many more years. Thank you so much. I appreciate all of you.

41 thoughts on “I Missed Our Tenth Blogiversary

  1. onespoiledcat

    Well congratulations……I hate to admit it but I really hadn’t focused on my blogaversary either and when it came and went – well – I just realized it’s such a part of me after all these years I just don’t think about how much time has passed! BUT I’m happy we’re one of your top commenters. The reason for that is we love what you have to say about your life, your cats, and your travels!!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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  2. iamthesunking

    Congratulations! I absolutely love reading the adventures of your gang (and I secretly hope they’ll play up because it makes for a funnier story, sorry not sorry).

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      1. The Hinoeuma

        Ken has been over feeding him. I keep trying to tell him “not so much” but, he thinks Ollie will starve in the middle of the night without a bowl full of food. He’s had two big dogs, a Chocolate Lab & a Golden Retriever. I think he thinks he’s still feeding a dog. Ollie is big for cat, anyway but…damn. Ken ignores me and I end up removing food in the morning. Ollie doesn’t understand.

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        1. Charles Huss Post author

          I do put a little dry food in the bowl when we go to bed just to get the cats out of our room so I can close the door. Whenever I put food in the bowl I put just enough to last about 5 minutes.

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  3. Caren

    Happy Belated 10th!!!! I think I’m at 12 years now….I stopped counting when Cody and Dakota passed…now that I rarely blog I also don’t count them since I’m not consistently blogging like I used to.

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  4. Summer

    Happy blogoversary! You probably don’t bother with this sort of thing, but your most popular posts? The titles have great keywords in them, so I bet you get a lot of search engine traffic.

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