Birthday update!

Dear Furiends!

Today is my ninth birthday and I’ve just realised it’s been exactly one year since I posted on my blog. It’s the longest time I’ve ever gone without blogging and I’m so upset but I hope you’ll forgive me. You’ll notice it’s me, Bailey typing and not my little first mate, Annabelle.

As many of you wonderful furiends have guessed, all has not been well here. Our darling Annabelle passed away in January after a horrible accident.

Chihuahua at sea

Annabelle was larger than life, tiny but mighty and taken from us all far too soon. We will forever be grateful that we had her in our lives and know that she is waiting for us at the rainbow bridge.

Then of course the whole world reeled with the lockdowns due to the Coronavius. Mum, April and Blue are here with me in Cornwall because mum has been quite ill and recieving medical help.

Then we all suffered another loss when mum’s grandad died in May. Grandad was so special and the patriarch of the family. He was a true animal lover and we all absolutely adored him.

I do have some good news, a few months after losing Annabelle the stars aligned for us to welcome Phoebe into our family. She is quite the opposite temperament to Annabelle and yet we are sure that Annabelle sent her to watch over us.


Phoebe has brought us joy and smiles in our darkest moments over the past couple of months and I’m looking forward to training her as she grows up.

We are all devastated with our losses and are still quite frankly coming to terms with it. We know that so many others are also dealing with losses and we would like to send you all love and virtual hugs.

It is such an awful, terrible year for so many of us and I just wanted to come on today and to use my birthday wish to send you all health and happiness for the rest of the year.

I promise not to leave it so long before blogging again. Remember I love you all.

Bisous, Bailey


  1. Hi Bailey! It’s so good to see you back here, I’ve missed you guys. I am so sorry about Annabelle and granddad. Virtual hugs. Phoebe is so darling! Please give her a hug for me, Bailey. Please, stay safe and be well Bailey and everyone. Don’t stay away too long! 🥰


  2. Oh Bailey, we are so sorry to learn of your losses, we often think of you and the wonderful time that we had when you welcomed us cat scouts to your floating home/ We know that Phoebe will continue to bring joy to you and that despite, the sad events in the world the friendship that we share will bring spots of joy into our lives. Sending and your family lots of purrs and hugs.
    Pete, The Girls and the formerly feral kitties~


  3. So sorry for all your loss.Hope you all stay safe and healthy and have a wonderful birthday


  4. It’s great to hear from you, Bailey, but I’m so sorry about Annabelle and Grandad. I’m wishing you and your family peace.

    I was just thinking about hunting up new copies of your book, because I have two young nieces who just recently started boating. I hope they can make happy memories just as you and your furry and human family members have.


  5. Bailey, it’s good to hear from you. Happy Birthday! We’re sorry about the recent losses in your family. Sending you many purrs….


  6. catladymac says:

    Bailey, we are so glad to get word of you again. We are so sorry to hear about Annabelle’s loss and the other losses and troubles your humans have suffered.
    We hope your purrthday marks the beginning of a better year and a happier time for all of you !


  7. Happy Birthday brofur Bailey! I’m sure it’s difficult to be happy with the recent sad events but at least you’re all together for it with a new family furiend. Heartfelt condolences for your losses, and hope your mum gets better real soon too. Sending pawsitive purrayers. I haven’t posted on my blog for a year either but we are doing well and planning our next 2-week sea cruise to start August 1st. I purromise to post along the way. Take care my furiend, be kind, be calm, be safe. =^,,^=


  8. Marlee Linford-Sakal says:

    Happy birthday Bailey! I am so sorry to hear of Annabelle! So sorry the year has been so dreadful! Missed you so much, you brought me through sad times too! Happy sails to all and we will get through this together,
    Love Marlee😎


  9. coloradohi says:

    Happy Birthday, Bailey❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️
    It is so good to hear from you again….missed you a lot. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of precious Annabelle and Granddad. I know how special they were to you all. And I hope Mum is feeling better. Phoebe must be a sweetheart ❤️ and you all must love her. We are staying well in the USA even with all the Covid…..please take care of yourself and you family. Love and hugs to all❤️ Donna, Mikie, and Grayson


  10. Nancy Davis says:

    Hi, Bailey! Thanks for checking in. I’m very sorry to learn of your family’s losses, and hope Mum is feeling better very soon. Phoebe will cheer you. Much love, XXXX Nancy, Coco, Heidi


  11. 15andmeowing says:

    It is nice to see a post from you. I am sorry for all your losses though, that is so sad.I hope your mum feels better soon. Happy Birthday! XO


  12. Diane sargent says:

    It sounds like it’s been an awful year for all of you. I’m so sorry it’s been so hard.
    How is Dexter doing ?
    Well …..enjoy your Birthday in the beautiful countryside Bailey !
    Be well my little friend ❤️❤️❤️


  13. Our dearest brofur, where does the time go…nine years old already? Happy birthday. 🎂🎁🎉 We certainly have missed you and are distressed to hear about all the losses in your family. We are so sorry to hear that Mom Lou has not been doing well. We know her illness is one that is difficult to manage. Mom is sending prayers and hugs and we are sending lots of purrs and POTP. Please accept our condolences on the loss of Annabelle and the loss of your mom’s granddad. Phoebe looks adorable. We really hope you will check in more often. Sending lots of love. XOCK, from your brofurs and sisfurs, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


  14. Dearest Bailey, It is so fabulous to see and hear from you in the medium you made your own! Despite all of the hardships and sadness we’ve all experienced over the last few months, it is always hopeful and inspiring to stay in touch with old friends and share our mutual dreams.

    We know that little Phoebe will take your cue about being a good doggie with maritime aspirations. We also know that April and Blue will do their pawts!

    Happy Birthday, dear buddy!


  15. Jill Clark says:

    Hi Bailey. So glad to hear from you. I am very sorry for your losses. I hope the remainder of 2020 is a much better year for you and your family.
    Happy birthday Bailey. I hope you get wonderful gifts and lots of cat nip.
    Xxx lots of love and purrs from my felines. They are envious of your beautiful countryside.


  16. We missed you Bailey and are very sad to hear your news. We have had a tough time too on Anui, so understand how hard it is. Stay safe and hope to hear of your adventures when you are ready. 😘


  17. Happy birthday, Bailey! I’m so sad about Annabelle, and about your human’s granddad. The whole world has turned upside down, hasn’t it?


  18. msphoebecat says:

    Happy Birthday Bailey! I’m so glad to see you posted again, I had seen on my calendar it was your birthday. We have missed your blog, but are happy we can see how you are occasionally on Instagram via your grandparents page for the cat hotel you help them run. What a pawesome job for a former ship captain.
    I’m so sorry about Annabelle and Grandad, it is never easy to lose loved ones. I hope your Mom gets to feeling better soon.
    What a darling new sisfur Phoebe is, I’m sure you will train her as well as you did the other woofie siblings.
    It was so nice to have you back to posting, please remember that you and your family are loved and thought about. It would be a treat to have you back to blogging about your everyday adventures.

    Bisous et ronrons,

    Pearl and Mom


  19. Sherry Sparling says:

    Dearest Bailey,

    It is so good to hear from you and know that you are doing okay. Our family sends our deepest sympathy for the loss of Annabelle and Granddad.


  20. Bailey I’m so sorry you have had losses in your family – it’s a hard thing to do – I was happy to try and fill the whole left by Angel Sammy when he went to the Bridge and I think I’ve done that. I’m sure Phoebe will help cheer your family up too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Bailey and we will hope that the next year is ONLY GOOD for you and your whole family. Stay safe………….

    Hugs, Teddy (and Mom Pam)


  21. OMGoodness, B. It is so wonderful to see you and catch up on this year – difficult as it has been. It’s lovely to see a last look at the lovely Annabelle. We are sure she is still a part of your lives and positive that she sent Phoebe to watch over you and bring you joy. We know she and Grandad will RIP at the bridge. Prayers for your mama to recover well and quickly and for the upcoming year to be an easier one for all of you. Happy birthday, buddy.

    Love and licks,


  22. Oh dear Bailey…our heart goes out to you and your family. So much heartache in this nasty year, 2020. We do want to celebrate your special birthday and send hugs to your Mum. We hope she will feel better soon… You are all important to your WordPress family and we share your joys, and sorrows. 💔❤


  23. Our deepest sympathy on your losses, and I am glad your were able to welcome Phoebe into your lives. Good to see you back, stay well!


  24. Dear Bailey!

    I’m so glad to have you back and Happy Birthday to you!

    But I’m very sad to read about the loss of Annabelle and Granddad – what a terrible year it is!
    I hope your mum is feeling better, though!

    My thoughts are with you all, purrs and licks…
    Odin =^.^=


  25. Oh Bailey, we are so sorry for your losses this year. We’ve had our share too, but it is about moving ahead and be stronger. We are also sorry about your mum being ill. We know her condition can be a difficult one to manage. We wish you our best and hope to see you and your family soon. Stay well, stay safe.


  26. Are you OK, Bailey? I haven’t heard from you in a long time. 😻


  27. Sherry Sparling says:

    Dearest Baily, we all have been thinking about you! Sending our love to you and your family.


  28. Hey there Bailey, just wishing you and your family a Meowy Christmas! Hope things are going better and all are well. Care about you Brofur! It’s looking good for the New Year but we just have to hang in there a little longer. =^,,^=


  29. Hello Bailey! Happy belated Birthday….soon you will be 10 years old…time sure flies. I was reading one of ‘angel’ NYLABLUE’S last posts & you are mentioned alot.
    I am sorry I lost contact with you & you Mom Louise & for your losses of AnnaBelle & Grandad. It sure has been a rough time since Covid descended on this world of ours.
    Please give my regards to your Mom & have her give you a few **kissess** from me also. And welcome to sweet Phoebe to your family.
    Sincerely Sherri-Ellen
    P.S.: After NYLABLUE I had Purrince Siddhartha Henry my Burmese boy. He was only with me for 4 years. After he joined his “Aunties” I adopted a Oriental Shorthair named BellaDharma…she has been here almost 3 years now & turns 9 yrs old next month.


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