Catching Up with Three Chatty Cats


Dexter, Olive, Sophie and I are over the moon. We learned yesterday that Three Chatty Cats won Best Cause Blog at the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Blogging is a hobby for me – I do it because I enjoy it. And when I first started Three Chatty Cats in January 2016, I had no idea what I was doing. I sort of fell into the rescue niche with one post I’d done…and as they say, the rest is history. Since that first post, I’ve profiled rescue groups, individual rescuers, foster parents, and even shelter photographers. Anyone who does their part to help cats deserves recognition.

And now to be honored as Best Cause Blog for doing something I love…well, that feels wonderful.

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Watching the live stream from home.

What We’ve Been Up To Lately

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging scene this month. I’m in the middle of a month-long construction project at the house. The cats have been restricted to our upstairs for the past month. And while contractors are in the house working (which is basically every day lately), the cats are locked up in my home office. I’m paranoid that they will get out, and I was even worried for about two hours one day that Dexter had escaped outside! Turns out he was inside the upholstery of one of our chairs. Gah!

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Dexter playing innocent.

So anyway, I’ve been distracted, not posting or visiting much lately. But as the project finally comes to an end later this week, I hope to change that.

Needless to say, I wasn’t at BlogPaws last night. Instead, I was sitting in 95-degree weather (no air conditioning because of the construction project!), tuning into the live stream to watch the event. And Best Cause Blog was up first!

BlogPaws recommended having someone available to accept your award if you couldn’t make it. I immediately thought of my first blogging buddy, someone I’d met on social media even before I’d started Three Chatty Cats. Yas behind Chirpy Cats (a Nose-to-Nose nominee this year for two categories as well!) said she’d be willing to accept the award if I won. And she did an awesome job – perhaps the most exciting part being that she said my last name right! Loehner = lerner, not loner. :-) Thank you, Yas!

Here’s a video of the awards ceremony. Best Cause Blog starts at about 27:20.

The flood of emotions that went through me upon hearing Three Chatty Cats called was overwhelming. I immediately texted Ross (who works at a university and was at commencement ceremonies), and then I informed the cats. I’m pretty sure they were happy about that, as they had a group meeting later in the evening to chat about it.

Three cats in a meeting

Dexter, Olive, Sophie and I would like to say a big thank you to all of our readers and for all of the support from fellow bloggers. We’re excited to continue on our blogging journey with you!

And congrats to all of the Nose-to-Nose nominees and winners!


Did you see that Dexter, Olive and Sophie were interviewed over at Adventures in Cheeseland? Check out what the Three Chatty Cats had to say about each other! Thank you to Snoops and Kommando Kitty for the interview.

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Sophie says, “Someone please turn down the heat!”

33 thoughts on “Catching Up with Three Chatty Cats

  1. We are so proud of you! Have loved your blog since we started reading it back in the days of Catastic (RIP)! Keep up the wonderful work. And I once lost a kitty in the wall. I was leaving home to join the military and couldn’t bear to leave. I was told when I arrived at my station that I couldn’t use the phone. I said “You’ve got to be kitten me!” And called home!! She was fine! LOL! ConCatulations!!!

    1. That’s how I met Yas – Catastic! And we thought perhaps Dexter was either outside or in a wall, as part of the downstairs living room was exposed. I was so relieved when I found him after two hours of tearing my house apart and roaming the neighborhood in a panic!

  2. Congrats on the super win, the Dad was there and enjoyed the ceremony. He met the Chirpy Mom and we have a picture of her at our Flat Cat BlogPaws Meeting.

  3. Just hoppin’ on over to say… CONGRATULATIONS!!! CONGRATULATIONS, my pals. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Notice how I said “congratulations” three times on account of there bein’ THREE chatty cats? Yeah, I’m funny that way. Not funny as in weird! Or maybe… Yeah. Weird. MOUSES!

  4. You wouldn’t believe how happy I was when they mentioned “Three Chatty Cats” as the winner! And then it struck me, I’m going up to accept it for you! It was a pleasure accepting the award for you and there was more that I wanted to say but nerves got the better of me. :) Again, a huge concatulations from me and all of the Chirpies! Maybe next time we will meet at another BlogPaws.

    I was once also in a crying panic years back when Sarabi was much younger. She got into the boards under the kitchen cabinets and couldn’t get out. The only difference is, because she is a Bengal, she was very vocal about her trauma and screamed her head off for the full hour that I tried to coax her out!

    Dexter, please don’t make your mama worry like that again! (As if he will heed my request MOL)

    1. Again, thank you so much for doing that for me! You did a great job! And I’ll pass along your words to Dexter. :-)

  5. We were watching the live streaming event and are so happy for you! Such tight competition. We were on the edges of our seats! Congratulations! Hang in there with your construction and the weather!

  6. Oh my God….you won!! I am tickled pink. I, of course, thought you should have won last year too. I got all misty eyed watching the video….I can just imagine the look on your face. Congratulations! You did it!

    Jean

  7. So happy fur you! Super job, Sophie, Dexter, Olive & Miss Rachel. Mom was sitting with Miss Yasaar at the table when your blog was called & they clapped in excitement when your blog was announced the winner! Tummy rubs!

  8. Congratulations Rachel, Dexter, Sophie and Olive! The win was well-deserved and we’re so honored to consider you friends. I missed your Mom at this year’s conference … it wasn’t the same – though I did spend a lot of time with Yas this year … she’s amazing!

  9. Oh goodness, we’re behind in visiting you! Concatulations on your win. We always love your posts on rescued and advocacy, because we support it so much! Hopefully our mom will catch up with you at the next BP.

  10. Congrats to you on winning that great award. We so appreciate people that help with all the rescue stuff. We think it is such a great thing to support and they sure need the support. Have a good week.

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