Once upon a time in 2005 there were some blogging cats. The House of the Mostly Black Cats, The Hotties, to be exact. They met friends from all around the world through cat blogging. As Catmas Eve — Crispmouse, Chrissymouse — drew near in 2005, they noticed a number of their friends were blue. Their friends were far from family, didn’t celebrate Catmas like their other friends, or were just stuck home alone. #CatmasEve is the traditional name for the pawty, but it is an all winter holiday pawty, and we hope all pals of all traditions or religions will join us.
Well that was too sad to the Hotties. So they decided to have a party for their friends around the world who would otherwise sit home alone. The first party was small, on a free browser chat, for just a couple of hours. But friends came and everyone had a great time. Over the years, it grew into the 12 hour online Christmas Eve party it is today with over 30 helpers and donors making #CatmasEve go fun and go big.
Our friend @ShaynaCat, #Nipclub Manager, wrote a great article on why we support Black Cat Rescue. Click to read it here.
In 2014, our 9th year, The Hotties and @GeorgeTheDuck weren’t up to running the pawty. Friend @Kittehboi stepped up to run it and @ShaynaCat said @Nipclub would still staff it. Thank you so much! The Chatzy chat room was also open to cat blogger friends to pawty, just check in at the Cat Blogosphere for the link and password.
2015 is our 10th year for #CatmasEve. We were so excited! We had a great time with all our friends. It was bittersweet at the end of the pawty to official hand the baton over to #NipClub, but glad to see it going to pals who will carry on the traditions.
2016 might not seem different, since #Nipclub has staffed the pawty for years. We’re having the same fun, too, and we’re glad to see you again.