Sunday, June 16, 2024

How Lucky are we to Have Something that Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard

Today is the big day! Exactly 15 years ago TODAY, June 16, 2009, we posted our very first blog post here on GLOGIRLY. 

Glogirly and Katie, 2005, taken by Gloman on Katie's first night with her forever family. This photo was used on our blog logo for many years. 

Glogirly had recently been laid off from her 20+ year career designing displays for Marshall Field’s and Macy’s. She went back to school to learn computer design and decided that it might be a good idea to dip her toes in social media and blogging just in case that’s where her next chapter would lead. She figured it would be a good place to practice graphic design and photography.

Two pretty big questions loomed over her head.

1. What to call it.

2. What to write.

What to call it was actually quite easy. Her sweetheart, love of her life, and husband is Gloman. The ‘Glo’ is the first three letters of their last name. He’s been Gloman since the day she met him by chance and fell head over heels in love. So naturally when they got married five years later, she became Glogirl. The domain,, was taken so she went with She’s been Glogirly ever since.

What to write was far more complicated. A dear friend had a very witty and clever food blog. Another wrote about travel. Grilled cheese sandwiches and trips to northern Minnesota didn’t seem like something that would carry a blog more than a couple of posts. But Gloman had an idea! “Why don’t you have Katie introduce the blog?” And just like that, GLOGIRLY, the cat blog was born. 

Katie, 2009, in our very first blog post 15 years ago today. 

Click HERE to step back in time 15 years and read our first every blog post called Nice to Meet You.

Little did we know, those first words written in a cat's voice would blossom into a decade and a half long relationship with so many wonderful friends and readers across the country and the world. It truly has been one of the most important and rewarding parts of our lives. It's hard to find the right words to express what your friendship, love, and support has meant to us as you've welcomed us into your inboxes and your hearts.

Just another Waffles & Ellie love fest. 2022.

Rest assured, our blog isn't going anywhere and the 2,493 blog posts we've published will remain right here, forever. ( long as Glogirly remembers to pay her bills! LOL!) After all, when Glogirly can't remember when something happened or where a special photo she took is, she just searches her blog. It's like her own personal encyclopedia and diary. She'd be lost without it.

She'd be lost without you. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. You have filled our hearts and lives more than you know.

Glogirly, Gloman, Waffles, Ellie, and our beloved Katie, the cat who started it all.

"There is a window from one heart to another heart."  -Rumi 

Katie, 2017.

Waffles, 2020.

Ellie, 2021.

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” -Winnie the Pooh

Ellie in Gloman's arms, 2021.

Ellie & Waffles, working hard in the home office, 2023.

Forever Katie, 2005-2020. Photo taken in 2014.

Waffles signature "who me?" look, 2018.

We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. -Winnie the Pooh

From our Saturday TV Trips series, Waffles & Katie, 2015.

Shenanigans with Ellie & Waffles, 2022.

The great moth hunters. Waffles & Ellie, 2022

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” -Winnie the Pooh

Katie watching the world through her mountaintop window, 2017.

Master of head-butts Waffles, with his girl, 2020.

Caught in the act! Waffles & Ellie, 2022.

Blogging is HARD work. Waffles & Ellie, 2022.

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
—Winnie the Pooh

Katie & her girl, 2014.

Glogirly & Gloman. ❤️

Glogirly, a.k.a. Debbie Glovatsky, will be keeping our Facebook Page and her personal Facebook profile going, long into the future. To keep in touch, you are welcome to send her a friend request, as long as you don't mind lots of skiing and cat photos. 


  1. We love you all!! Mom says it is a privilege to call you a friend.

    1. Right back at you! So wonderful to call you friend. ❤️

  2. End of an era! I read this with a bit of a lump in my throat. It's been such a joy to read your blog over the years, and to connect with you at blogging conferences. I'll miss your updates from the top of the mountain. May this new blog-free phase of your life be filled with lots of purrs, happiness and all the things you love to do. Keep in touch!

  3. I can't believe this day has come. I'll miss your weekly updates so much. Will you do occasional posts, quarterly maybe?? 😿πŸ₯Ί

  4. We are sad to see you go. Lots of great memories.

  5. Such fun times! Thanks for all the smiles and laughs. ♥

  6. Thank you for always bringing me a smile. You will be missed, but not forgotten. XO

  7. You created one of the most entertaining and delightful blogs ever, bravo you!

  8. Happy Blogoversary!
    And because of your blog and ours, we managed to meet in the 'fur', so to speak, and I cherish that I was able to enjoy Waffles and Katie too.

  9. Happy blogoversary! And we will miss the updates on Waffles and Ellie but we know about moving on-

  10. We loved sharing your journey with 3 gorgeous special cats you will always be in our hearts πŸ’˜ Mondays won't ever be the same without Ellie and Waffles 😽 we would love to continue being friends. Christine & Spike we love you from Scotland.xxxπŸ’“πŸ˜½πŸˆ‍⬛🐾

  11. This makes me all misty-eyed. I mean, Waffles is my *boyfriend*! And you're my friend. I'm happy for you that you can enjoy blogtirement on the ski slopes.

  12. Your weekly messages will be missed. Make sure your mum posts pics on the FB for me and mum to enjoy.

  13. I will miss your blog. I love your kitties just like they were my own.

  14. Thank you for being our friends and for touching our hearts all these years! We'll see upi on Facebook. XO

  15. Though I only met you recently by comparison to many of the others, I too will miss you and all the fun with Waffles and Ellie! Maybe keep us updated now and then??

    Enjoy the blog-retirement!!

  16. We'll miss you ! Thank you for all the smiles, and for your kindness for other bloggers. May your new blog-free life filled with love, happiness, and tons of fur and purrs ! Purrs


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