Monday, June 18, 2012

Chica's 21 st Birthday Week Long Celebration

Me shortly after Mom found me.


My birthday is Sunday June 24 but this year Mom is featuring me all week long on the blog to celebrate my life of 21 years.  How often does a kitty live that long?  We will have an open house this week with lots of food, beverages and games and toys so do drop back in. The big party will be on Sunday with all kinds of surprises.

For each post I will tell a story about me - some fun thing I do or a good story from my younger days.  I am Mom's first cat. It was fate that she found me just after Christmas in 1991.  She was living in Florida then and was at a strip mall and noticed a bunch of people  talking to a kitten.  That was me!  I was trying to get inside the store and was on my hind legs, pawing at the window for all I was worth.  I was ignoring everybody.  People were trying to get me to come to them but I was not going to do it.

Mom came by and talked to me and I turned right around and went to her!  I knew she was supposed to be my Mom.  No one knew how I got there or who I belonged to.  Mom had to get me some kitty supplies so she put me in the car in the shade and went to get food, litter and all the good stuff.  I sat on her lap in the car when we drove back to the house, looking out the window.  I knew this was the my forever home.

Mom did try to find out if I was lost - she called the animal shelter, looked in the paper and asked everyone nearby if they ever saw me before but no one had.  I think someone dumped me at the shopping center - their loss!

Mom didn't know much about cats, never mind torties like me.  I did what I wanted when I wanted.  I didn't like to be petted back then - I preferred to sit in the same room with Mom and Pop and be with them.  Mom kept me inside but I had a screened porch to play on and I liked to be out there.

I had a very loud purr and would sleep on their bedroom dresser at night purring so loud Pop couldn't sleep.  He would put me outside the room and shut the door.  That made me mad so I would pummel the door with my front paws! Of course they let me back in. They didn't realize then that I made the rules!

Come back tomorrow for more stories about me!  Help yourself to all the goodies and hang out with me for a while today.  I am so very grateful to have me sooo many great cats since we began blogging in 2009!





P.S. We still don't have a computer so we don't have access to our photos. Mom has to sneak some at work or use old ones we have on the blog.  I am feeling much better and so is Snowball who is still on antibiotics for his UTI!

34 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Yay fur the good news! We love your week-long celly-bration. Happy Birthday Week, pretty Chica!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday week, Chica! Yes, 21 is something to celebrate.

You certainly got your humans trained in no time at all, paving the way for everyone else. Well done!

Sunday will be busy--your birthday, Sparkle's birthday with a huge bash and Derry's b-day too, though we're not having a real party. Something about the mom being too lazy to blog much these days, can you imagine?!

We're glad both you and Snowball are feeling better and we sure hope your mom is able to get her computer up and running, or get another one, soon!

Brian said...

Oh sweet Chica, a week long celebration is so wonderful and I am sure glad you are feeling better!

Random Felines said...

Holy Cod - 21!!???!!!! That is awesome. Happy Birthday week Chica!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Birthday Chica! 21 is a good age. I've only known 1 other cat to get there. You are, indeed special. As a new reader, I can't wait to find out more about you.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy happy birthday! Wow, 21! Hope you have a wonderful week!
JB

Hannah and Lucy said...

Chica you don't look 21 years young - in fact you look wonderful. We are looking forward to your celebrations this week.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow, you were one smart kitten! Happy Birthday week!

(A)FSS and Alasandra said...

Wow you sure were tiny when your Mom fund you. Happy Birthday WEEK!!!!! Chica we hope you have the best week ever and many more birthday weeks to come.

Kjelle Bus said...

Happy Birthday Week , Chica !
21 years old that is sure something to celebrate o whole week !
Nice to read the story about how you got your forever home :)

Marg said...

Happy Birthday to you Chica. You sure are a tough ole gal to make it to 21. Good for you. We sure will help ourselves to all the good food. We never turn down food. Have a great day.

Old Kitty said...

Adorable and ever so charming Chica!!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 21st Birthday Week! Oh my stars, you are totally fabulous!!! Yay!!!

Awww what a great story of how you found your forever mum and pop!! Awwwww!!! Of course you make the rules!! Yay!!

Enjoy your special week! take care
x

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Birthday Chica! You're old enough to buy liquor now, MOL! We'll stp back in all week for more stories...we love your Gotcha story. Good thing you found your Mom to train her up right!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Bless you ~ we can't meow just how happy we are that your mom came by that day and you found each other. xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You definitely have tortitude, Chica! Happy Birthday week.

Glad you and Snowball are doing better.

Mariodacat said...

Ohhh that is so sweet. Can't wait for the next episode.

CCL Wendy said...

Wow Chica! You are one for the books! I'm so happy you are feeling better in time for your birthday celebration -- and that Snowball is, too.

We'll be stopping by to hear more stories and the 3-Ds would just love to attend your party on the 24th!

Mariodacat said...

What a birthday celebration - a whole week long.

Eric and Flynn said...

A week long celebration is a great idea Chica. Our mum had two littermate sisters who came before us, and one lived to 23 and the other was 24. They were both torties too. One of them was our Kitty Yumbum's mother.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Happy Purrrrthday, Chica. 21 years is a good long live for a kittie, and it looks like you were properly spoiled through pretty much all of it. Enjoy your special week.

ABBY said...

Muy bonita Chica!!!
We love it and we think it so fitting to have an entire week of celebrations for your purrday! What a milestone you are achieving.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Meg & Quill said...

Happy Week Long Birthday Chica!!

Katie Isabella said...

Oh darling beautiful Chica. My mommy loves you very much. learning your gotcha story was so wonderful for her and for me.

I will attend this wonderful celebration sweetest girl, and Happy Birthday. xxxoooxxx

James said...

Happy birthday, pretty Chica! I loved reading your gotcha story!

The Island Cats said...

Chica, we look forward to celebrating with you all week!

meowmeowmans said...

Sweet Chica, we are so happy you are feeling better, and so excited to help celebrate your special day all week long! Hugs!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so glad you and Snowball are feeling better, Chica! You deserve a week-long birthday celebration - and your birthday is the same as MY birthday (only I will just be 10), so you are invited to stop by my blog for my party - I will be having all sorts of fun, a couple of giveaways and donations!

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Happy Birthday week, beautiful girl! 21 is a marvelous age; your humans will do anything at all that you want. We loved the story of how you adopted your mom. We sampled the good foods and played a bit, and will come back some more this week to hear more about you. We are happy that you and Snowball are doing better. Purrs.

Laura & Taffy

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Birthday Chica! May you have many happy, healthy years to come. Purrs!

Cat said...

That is a wonderful story of how you found your true mum :-) We're looking forward to your week of celebrations!!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

21 years? You deserve an entire YEAR devoted to you!!!! HAPPY, HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
xoxoxoxo

The Cat From Hell said...

Wowwie! Me has not met too many cats that's older than mes! And chicha, yous does not looks at all like yous 21! Yous has had your peoples trained since the very beginning!
Chicha! Yous Rocks!
Wishing You the HAPPIEST Birthday Ever!!!
✿•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•✿
. . . ✿•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•✿ . . .
…………… ….♥ •.¸.•´♥……………
Kisses
Nellie

Everycat said...

Twenty one today!
Twenty one today!
She's got the key of the door
Never been twenty one before!

Chica, we salute you and wish you the happiest of birthday weeks. What an interesting Gotcha story you have there. We are so glad your Mom found you that day

Luff from
Oliver, Gerry & Mungo

Kwee Cats and Life said...

We could NOT believe we had managed to miss sweet Miss Chica's birthday! So we had to back peddle and leave a belated but very true Happy Birthday wish to wonder Miss Chica! And wishes for many more to come.

Hugs and headbumps,
=^~^=

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