Wow, I am 20! That is pretty amazing and my little sister Yoko turned 18 earlier this year! Mom is having a special party for me, with prizes to win and lots of goodies to eat. Our friend Judi of Sammy, Andy and Shelly made this special badge to celebrate my birthday. Thank you so much. (Mom realized that last year we celebrated my birthday on the 24th! We don't know the real date so it doesn't matter I guess.)
|Me getting ready for the party!|
I had a little set back a few weeks back with my Chronic Renal Failure but am getting subcutaneous fluids every ten days and am doing much better. I don't like it tho and Mom takes me to the vet to let her do it. I yell and squirm and make a big fuss - after all I am a tortie! I am hoping I will be around for a long time to come.
I am going to share some inside scoops about yours truly....I am Mom's first cat and her first and only tortie.We don't have any kitten pictures of me cuz she found me when I was about six months old outside a shopping mall whapping the glass with my paws trying to get inside. If you can guess what state we lived in then, there is a nip cigar in it for the first one to guess correctly!
I love people and will come out from wherever I am to see who is visiting. I go right up to them to check them out. Another thing I love is Christmas. I love to play in the wrapping paper and hide my toys to try and find them under the paper.
|Mom thinks this is my first Christmas.|
I love to play. My favorite toys have always been boxes, bitty balls, nip toys and any kind of mice. I can catch bitty balls when Mom tosses them in the air. There is a hidden mouse toy in one of my pics today - the first one to find it will win a set of sheep skin nip mouse toys.
|Sheep skin nip mouse prize.|
When I first came to live with Mom and Pop I did not like to be petted, picked up or sit in a lap. If they tried to pet me, I would run away into another room. I just preferred to sit near them in the same room. As I got older I warmed up to them and now I love all the attention I get and sit on Mom's lap whenever I can.
|I think I was a pretty young girl then.|
I am what they call a black tortie cuz I have reds (or orange) and blacks, but no white in the traditional tortie coloring. What is my coat pattern called? You win a Play and Squeak toy if you guess right first!
As much as I love people, I really don't care for other cats. I tormented my little sister Yoko when we were young. Here is a rare moment when I was grooming her. In my later years I am getting a bit more accepting of other cats - good thing cuz we got lots!
One more chance to win and then on to the party! This jar is filled with my favorite Temptations treats. If you are the first one to guess how many treats are in this jar, you win 3 bags of Natural Temptations treats in different flavors. (For the math whizzes out there the jar is 3" by 2 1/2" and 2 3/4" high.)
And now for the party...we have cake, shrimp, ham, tuna and lots of fun toys and games to play! Have fun and stay as long as you want. Mom will choose one of our commenters as the winner using random.org and she will donate $20. to a shelter or rescue group of the winner's choice in honor of me and my 20th birthday! We will announce the winners this weekend. Thank you so much for coming and making this a very special day for me.
|Tuna flavored cake with cream frosting!|
|And shrimps too!|