Say Goodbye and Say Hello

Live long and prosper. 2016 was a bumpy and emotional ride for me, my family and some dear friends. It looks like things can only get better in the new year. On the other hand, someone pointed out that I’m lucky. I’m born in a place where we are free to practice our beliefs without question. But the world is changing, and changing fast in some expected and unexpected parts. Freedom can easily slip away. Freedom for every religion, gender, race, belief and orientation. We must remain watchful to protect these freedoms.

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Happy New Year! Hope you have a great new year 2017. May all your dreams come true. Looking at the photograph, Mr. Bowie seems to say “Live long and prosper”. He probably picked it up from watching too many Star Trek episodes as a kitten. Thank you for hanging out with us at HoB. Thanks for all your likes, comments and kindness. Love, peace and happiness.

Mr. Bowie says “Happy Meow Year!” Viva la Vida!

116 responses

  1. “2016 says goodbye and 2017 says hello! Hello, hello…” Happy New Year, Herman and Mr. Bowie. 2017 will be a much better year for all of us.

    • Hi Tim! Thank you so much for the first wishes of the new year. Mr. Bowie just signed off to catch some Zs. He doesn’t mind the firework show from the neighbours…
      Wishing you, Laurie and Tristan all the best and a wonderful 2017!

      PS: Mr. Bowie sends his regards to all the fury ones!

  2. Wishing you all a blessed and happy new year. Our 2016 sucked, and we are sure hoping for a better 2017 but are more that a bit nervous what will become of the U.S. after Trump is sworn in as President. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    • Wishing you all the best and a better year, my friends! Don’t worry, we’ll send a Cat Crew over to Washington if necessary…
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  3. Happy New Year, Herman and Mr. Bowie.
    I’m hoping for a better 2017, too. The beginning will still be a challenge for me but I’ve got a plane to catch Feb. 28 and will spend the month of March in Venice which has its own special healing for me.
    Diavolo wishes he could come but I remind him he hates to travel. He just purrs and looks as me. He’ll stay home and guard the fort with the help of a few friends.
    As always,
    Michelle and Diavolo

    • Happy New Year, my dear Michelle! Wishing you all the best and a very wonderful 2017. I’m sure you’ll have a great time in Venice. So sorry Diavolo can’t join you but hey, someone got to guard the homefront!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” to you and Diavolo!

    • Hi Lavinia! Happy New Year! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best, my dear friend. Thank you so much for keeping me and my loved ones in your mind and that side of the world.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” to everyone at the Salmon Brook Farms, especially the Cat Crew…

    • Happy New Year, Hedy! Thank you so much for hanging around with us all these time. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Happy New Year, Takami! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful year!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  4. Happy new year, Herman and Sochya eh dif, Mr. Bowie!
    I hope your new year started in a nice way and without too much annoying fireworks

    • Happy New Year, my dear friend! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful year. Actually, we had a very silent night and slept very well, thank goodness… Guess the neighbours bought cheap firework, kinda… 😉
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Happy New Year, my dear friend! You are so right… what would we do without Mr. Bowie looking over our shoulders? 😉
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  5. Very well said. We must always be grateful for our freedom of choice, but never take it for granted.
    Wishing you and yours and Mr Bowie a Very Happy New Year. 🙂

    • Hi there, my dear friend! Happy New Year! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017! Thank you for keeping us company.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Happy New Year, Susanne! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful year.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Happy New Year, my dear friend. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017. Je vous souhaite une merveilleuse année.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017! Thanks for hanging around, my dear friend!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  6. And a Meowy New Year to you and Mr. Bowie, too! May it be a Purrful year, full or joy and success in what you do. May the catnip bloom in your garden and be plentiful!

    • Hi Doug! Wishing you and your loved ones (and all the furry ones) all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and is looking forward to see the catnip bloom…

  7. May the force be with you and Mr. Bowie in this year year too! Love that photo…..we are hoping for a better new year but only time will tell – staying positive sometimes BRINGS positive so that’s what we’ll do. It was a difficult holiday this year for us……but Sam is permanently in our hearts. We wish only GOOD and wonderful things for you both in 2017………and thanks so much for being our friends.

    New Years Hugs, Pam and Angel Sammy

    • Hi Pam! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a very happy and wonderful New Year! May all your dreams and wishes come true.
      I will never forget Sam, he will be for ever in my heart and in the heart of many of your friends.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” Sending you hugs, my dear friend!

    • Well hi there, my dear friend! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Thank you so much, my dear furry friends! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  8. Happy New Year, and thanks for your New Year’s wishes. It’s been a challenging year for many, and may this one bring rewards for passing personal tests and clearing hurdles… Mr. Bowie has a heart-warming effect on anyone who reads your posts, and we need more heart-warming moments.

    • Thank you, Crystal and Teagan! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Thank you very much, my dear friend! Wishing you all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  9. Very well said, Herman. One day at a time, since nobody knows what lies ahead. But for now, espresso and cat treats! I’ll just have some chocolate, cos I got a lot for Christmas. 🙂

    • Thank you, my dear friend! Espresso, cat treats and chocolate… sounds very good to me!
      Wishing you, your family and loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards to MaChatte!

  10. I wish all the best to you Herman and for your gorgeous fur person Mister Bowie! I think he is right with watching Star Trek. I am also a fan of it. I hope he has easily survived firework”s show, if you had it too… My dog is rather calm, but I’ve heard many stories on pets very unhappy! No wonder, if they have 14 times better hearing! 😀

    • Thank you so much for your wishes! I hope you will have a wonderful and great 2017. May all your dreams come true.
      The firework show didn’t wake Mr. Bowie. But hey, he even enjoys thunder and lightning storms…
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Hi there, Marty! Happy New Year! Wishing you and the Gang all the best and a wonderful 2017! Thank you for hanging around all this time. Much appreciated!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  11. Happy New Year to you and Mr. Bowie, Herman. Make music, make coffee and have fun in the studio and it will be a good year.

    • Hi Angela! Thank you so much for the beautiful wishes. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Thank you so much, my friend! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a fantastic 2017. May all your dreams come true!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  12. We wensen je
    een gelukkig jaartje,
    van kop tot staartje,
    in stap, draf of galop,
    en nog veel er bovenop!

    Gelukkig nieuwjaar lieve Herman en Bowie ❤

    • Dank je wel, lieve Joke! Geen handen geschud of kussen gegeven de laatste week en toch ziek op de zetel met een keelontsteking en verkoudheid…!! Hoe kan dat nou… 😦

      PS: En die klote verwarming is nog steeds kapot… Gelukkig zit mijn ‘vakantie’ er nog niet op! 🙂

    • Thank you, Charlotte! Wishing you a fantastic 2017 filled with beautiful artistic challenges and opportunities!

    • Thank you so much, Annie! Wishing you, your loved ones and the crew of Animalcouriers a great and wonderful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  13. Happy New Year, Herman! You are so right about our freedoms, they can easily slip away. Sorry I have not been “around” much, but I hope to do better in 2017.

    • Thank you so much, my friends! Wishing you all the best and a wonderful happy New Year!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  14. It was not an easy year, 2016. We had so many tragic events in the world. But I hope, I wish, I pray, I dream, 2017 to be the best for all of us, we all need this. Thank you Mr. Bowie, and dear Herman, you both were a great team and made me happy always. Blessing and Happiness, Happy New Year, Love, nia

    • Hi Nia! Thank you so much for hanging around HoB all this time. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a safe, wonderful and peaceful 2017!
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  15. Stardate 5818.4

    “This troubled planet is a place of the most violent contrasts. Those who receive the rewards are totally separated from those who shoulder the burdens. It is not a wise leadership.”

    Spock wasn’t talking about Earth, but one could make the same observations. Aliens arriving now would have a grande ol’ giggle, then prompty kick our asses and ship us all to Stratos.

    Live Long and Prosper Herman and my furry friend Mr Bowie! Best Wishes for us all in 2017!

    • Haha…!! Thank you for a great and entertaining comment, my dear Boomdee! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2017! Thank you for hanging around all these years.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards to your furry friends!

    • Thank you very much! Wishing you all the best and a wonderful 2017!
      Welcome on HoB! Thank you for visiting and following the blog. Much appreciated!

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