A little over five and a half years ago, on a dark and stormy night, Mom headed out bravely into the rain, thunder and lightning. She and her best friend were heading to the Humane Society where I was staying. I didn’t have a home and needed a human to love me. The humans in charge at the shelter thought I would be perfect for Mom so they introduced us. It was love at first sight! It was also “antsy pants” at first sight! I was all over the place exploring every little nook and cranny. At one point I got myself wedged between two file cabinets and the humans started to panic. Oh, I should mention that the storm had turned off all the lights so there was just some dim light available. I knew I was fine but you should have seen the humans! They didn’t know what they were going to do. I guess it was at that time I decided this human was the one I wanted for my Mom. Obviously she would take care of me and would be concerned when I got into trouble.
Now today I’m turning SIX!!! That’s a paw and a claw in cat years. My older brother, Hemingway, turned six in December and he thought he was such hot stuff. Well, now I’m the same age, but I’m even hotter! My flame blaze fur proves it!!
From Hemingway: Happy Birthday, little brother! Even though I didn’t really appreciate it when Mom brought you home on that stormy night, I’ve sort of gotten used to you. I know we still have our squabbles, but Mom knows we’re not real serious. It’s just that “catling rivalry” stuff. I hope your birthday is special and that you get so many treats you will feel it’s necessary to share. (If you don’t, I’ll tell Mom!)
From The Mom: Shakespeare, you add such comic relief to the house. I always know when it’s mealtime ‘cuz you’re either circling the house or you’re sitting on top of your food container. You never let me forget your treats at night. When I put them down you scoop them up just like a vacuum cleaner. Nobody loves food more than you do. You’re not a cuddly cat, but you still want to be petted and brushed. You look for me when you’re lonely. You talk like crazy whenever I’m in the kitchen. For some reason you seem to think your food comes from the microwave. Believe me……it doesn’t. Thanks for being such a fun part of our family all these years. Happy Birthday to my orange fellow! May your special day be extra, extra special!
26 thoughts on “My Special Day”
Happy Birthday Shakespeare!! You sound a lot like me (says my Mom anyway)…….I’m in charge of comic relief here and before I got my thyroid “thing”, I was ALL ABOUT FOOD. I don’t have a brother to keep me on my toes but Mom does a good job of it. I’m glad you’re happy in your home because I know your brother Hemingway and your humans are very happy to have you there. ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!
Thanks so much Sammy! I had a great day even though Mom had to be away extra hours. She gave me treats and even sang to me!
If my Mom sang to me I’d be stuffing cotton in my ears! 😉
You would look mighty funny, Sammy!
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! That’s such a lovely picture of you.
Thanks! Mom says she can barely remember when I was a kitten.
♫ ♪Happy Birthday to you! ♫ ♪♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♫ ♪♫ Happy Birthday, dear Shakespeare, ♫ ♪♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♫ ♪♫
From Donna and Nels >^..^^..^<
Thanks Donna and Nels! I could hear you singing out the window!
Happy 6th Birthday!!! We hope your special day is full of all the love, treats, and catnip you can handle! 🙂
What a nice thing to say! Thanks so much!!
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Thanks guys! You helped make my day really special.
Shakespeare, you are gorgeous and so fluffy. I brought a wee bit of nip from our garden with me…its just for you. It’s some buds…the most powerful part of the nip. Sorry, there is so little but spring is real slow around here.
Happy Birthday my friend,
Shoko, spring is slow around here, too. I can’t wait for the nip to start growing. You are so gracious to share!!!
Happy Birthday Shakespeare
Thank you so much!!
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! Hope your day is absolutely purrfect! Linda, Peppr, and Dublin
Thanks, everyone! I love special days ‘cuz it usually means more treats!
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! We hope you get lots of treats!
Thanks so much all! I had a very fun day!
Happy birthday, Shakespeare! Although I have to say I may rival you on how much you love food. 😉
Mom claims nobody can rival me when it comes to food. Want to try? MOL!!!
Happy Birthday sweet boy! I love your baby photo, you are smiling. You have grown into a handsome man.
My comment didn’t show up so I will try again. Happy birthday sweet boy! I love the first photo, you are smiling. You have grown into a handsome boy.
Thanks so much! Mom had another late day yesterday so she was slow at getting responses out and comments posted.