Because we had recently been to visit Monkey in Texas my first Twitter picture showed me in my Longhorns T-shirt with my armadillo Arty who had been bought for me at the Alamo in San Antonio. Because of this lots of people thought I was Texan. I also confused people by saying that I was from the deep South on the sunshine coast. Well I'm English and in English terms I do live in the deep South on the sunshine coast. Never mind we soon sorted that confusion out.
Lots of things have happened to me because of Twitter. From the minute I arrived with my family I was well loved and made part of the family but I did used to stay at home quietly when my people went to work and I never went out and about. Because of Twitter I have been to all sorts of places.
I met my good friend Henry (@henryandfriends) and that led to meeting more folks.
Last year I spent a lovely day at the Monkey and Owl Haven on my island where @AdoptedMonkeys live. I was lucky enough to meet @BearBerkely there as well. We also had a fantastic picnic in the New Forest in 2009.
We had buns and bananas.
We had a lovely day on the steam railway with @MrsFiddlesticks and @tim_kirby.
Lots of pals joined us when I drove the train away! Heee heee heee!
@kyba @zackrabbit @syd_pie and @tweetypie54 all joined us for the fun.
I have done so many things I would never had done without Twitter I can't list all of it. But it has all made me very happy.
A great hightlight has been having Lippe to stay during his world tour. He was great fun to have around!
Amazing things have happened. During the world cup my housemate Leroy joined me on Twitter to comment on the football. I love football but he is football crazy.
He still pops up on Twitter sometimes and he often travels instead of me as he is much smaller. He went to America at Easter and met @pinkbunnyr in LA.
You can see @him_im_monkey and my brother Henry in the picture. We are wearing our Bearmani outfits that @snuffy_norton made for them. They had lots of adventures in the US with our friend Monkey.
Leroy has also been to London and met @dogstoyevsky's mum.
and another day he met @choc_the_moose, they at massive pizzas I don't know how they managed to eat so much they are so small.
The world cup was great fun. Particularly I am thinking of my dear friend Mookie who enjoyed it so much.
After I made my world cup pizza that represented the English flag Mookie made a German flag pizza. We had such fun following the world cup together and football fans will be amazed as the English and Germans don't usually see eye to eye when it comes to football. Mookie and I are such good friends that that didn't matter to us.
The world cup brought lots of friends into football or back to football and produced a lot of new Arsenal fans including @marshallsheldon and @ollyted. It also enabled me to meet a lot of other Arsenal fans on Twitter and we tweet during games.
I have done so many things because of Twitter, things I would never have had a chance to do and I have met some fantastic pals who I love so much. I don't get on to Twitter as much as I would like but there is always a warm welcome when I do arrive. I wish I could mention all my friends.
There are also sad times on Twitter. We are often sad to see friends who are ill or who go over the rainbow bridge. I nearly gave up tweeting when dear Mookie went over the bridge it was such a sad time and so sudden. Again I nearly stopped when we lost Gunner (@tweetypie54). Of course anyone going over the bridge is met by dear @PepiSmartDog our dear pal who welcomes them. I hope Pepi will let me visit and play football again with dear Mookie and see other friends that have gone over the bridge.
Well that is a long post and tells just a bit about what Twitter means to me. I can't express the whole of how I feel even if I write a post as long as War and Peace. Twitter has meant friendship, laughter, tears and frustration when it doesn't work properly. In other words the whole world can be found in Twitter.
Thank you all for being my friends. I wish I could be around more but life isn't like that.