One Year with Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Has it really been a year since I started this blog with just a few cat stories in mind, along with a lot of fear and trepidation?  Well, yes it has! And a wonderful journey it has been!  I am honestly pleased (and somewhat surprised) to have made it this far and am happy to have you along for the ride!

So on this anniversary of Cats and Trails and Garden Tales, with post number 134 (in case you were keeping track), it seemed good to reflect on where we’ve been together. First, did you ever wonder about the name?  I chose it because as the song goes,  “these are a few of my favorite things!”


It’s no secret I love them.  When I started this blog a year ago, I only had one cat in residence: the handsome Tiger, who had some things to say.  He is still talking.

Then there were two.  We brought home Benji from Seattle Humane Society as a companion for Tiger.  It turns out Benji has something to say as well.

I love watching them individually and together.  They truly enjoy their cat life.

Trails and Travel
I love to hike (though the trails are getting shorter) and I love to travel to places both far and near.
Finally, I love gardening and I love gardens.  I love to share pictures of my own,

and those I visit.

Throw in some rain, a few sunsets and other reflections on life and you’ll have a good idea of where we’ve been.
I’m still learning and it’s worth the effort.  So here’s to another year of Cats and Trails and Garden Tales.  Thank you so much for following along.
Susanne, Tiger and Benji

26 Comments on “One Year with Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

  1. Thanks for a warmhearted and interesting year, Susanne.
    Looking forward to many more!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete. I struggled with this post, not the content but the spacing. Ah, the mysterious technology issues persist. Anyway thanks for your comment! 🙂 I sent an email to the Happiness Engineers and hope they will help me out.

      • I still use the ‘old’ version of the post editor. The modern version is very annoying. I’n not sure if you can switch back, though, as I never accepted the ‘upgrade’.
        Best wishes, Pete.

      • Thanks for the tip. You’re right about the new editor. I prefer the old one too. I’ll look into it.

  2. It’s an amazing adventure! And of course, thanks to the worldwide web, we are now friend with “Beetley Pete!”

    • An adventure indeed with new friends all over the world! Thanks for following John! 🙂

    • Thank you Lauren! I have enjoyed the journey thus far and look forward to another year! 🙂

  3. I love your pictures, Susanne, and the explanation of your blog. Like you, I also love gardens and trails and tales (although I must be honest and say I’m more of a puppy dog tail kinda gal). Thanks for inspiring me to get outside and enjoy the beauty all around!

    • Thank you so much for your comment! I appreciate it. And don’t worry. Some of my best friends are dog people! 😉 🐱🐶

  4. Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and myself from the blog “Gilmours Nice Place”, hope you have many more years of writing up your sleeve. My two furry friends especially love the photos of your pussy cats. Thank you for posting and keep up the good work!
    Meow, purr purr and kind regards. 🙂

  5. Happy blogging anniversary, Susanne! Thanks for taking the time to write and post pictures. It’s inspiring and such a wonderful connection from afar to things I hold dear!

  6. Just got a ‘follow’ notification from you, Susanne. Much appreciated!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • I’m not sure what happened! I’d been following right along but noticed yesterday I hadn’t seen your posts for a few days! So I followed again. ☺ Maybe a wordpress hiccup? Anyway it’s good to be back. ☺

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