Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday - Chica's 21st Birthday Week



This is me when I was little in a fish tub Pop brought home from the restaurant he cooked at. I loved this tub - mostly cuz it still smelled a little like fishies!

Back to this birthday business!  Yesterday I asked for questions from you all and got some interesting ones.  Oui Oui asked if I had a special friend.  Nope - just Mom.  I guess I would have preferred to be the only cat.  I never liked any of the others that came after me.

Going along with this question CCL Wendy asked how I reacted to all the other cats in the house?  Well, I was not very happy.  I would growl at them, grumble and swat.  If I was playing with a  toy and another cat came by I would just get up and leave making growly grumbly noises as I left.  I wanted to play be myself, nap by myself, eat by myself nd have Mom all to myself.  The other cats got the message with all my noise and left me alone.  Mom called me Queen of Mean but I was never mean to her or  Pop! Nobody messed with Chica in our house!

Both Prancer Pie and Animal Shelter Volunteer Life asked if I was more vocal now that I am older.  Strangely enough I am less vocal.  I guess I have mellowed out with age. In the past 4 years I have become very laid back.  I don't like a lot of commotion so I prefer to watch from the sidelines but I don't grumble or growl at anyone much - only if the other cat bumps into me or pesters me too much.  I actually will groom the young ones - unheard of before. Mostly cuz they were all afraid of me.  The newest ones didn't know me in my grumpy prime so they don't  run when I come near.

I would not venture to say that Yoko who is 19 is my friend but I do tolerate her lots more than I used to. We will often share the same chair or both get on the bed with Mom.  Years ago I would have chased her away.We are both very old now and get spoiled by our beans - as it should be!

I am very thankful to have had such a long loving life with Mom and Pop.  Who would have guessed I would live to age 21?  Being fiesty certainly helps.  And I am very thankful to have all of you as friends.  I love that we know kitties from alll over the world now!  The internets is such a cool thing!

Me at our newest NC house in 2009.

Today's toy and snack will be live - real mousies to chase after  and to eat.  We have plenty for all so don't lag behind.  Have fun!  Be sure to come back for more stories on Friday!

23 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

This has been so much fun! Thursday is our Mommy's birthday. You can bet we won't have live mousies fur dinner at home. It's way more fun at your place! xoxo

Terri said...

Jenna will be right over for those mousies!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I would love to know what your humans have done to give you and Yoko such long lives, Chica! I think it is amazing.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You look so bootiful, here's to many more years!

Kea said...

Chica, it's pretty amazing that you're 21. You've been blessed, but so have your beans. :-)

Love that first pic, your wide and wild eyes. LOL.

We'll definitely pop over for fresh mousies -- what fun!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww lovely Chica!! You may have mellowed but you are still fiesty at heart! Yay! Take care
x

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Wow real live mice. How very nice.

Chica we hopes you are having a wonderful week. Happy Birthday dear girl. We love learning more about you.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Week! You deserve a whole week for your special day.
Those mousies will not last long!
~ The Bunch

Marg said...

You sure are looking good Chica and we wish you a mighty big Happy Birthday. This is so much fun learning more things about you. Hope you are feel well. Take care.

Cathy Keisha said...

Sparkle is right. Maybe you should do a post on lifestyle cos the peeps never had a cat that lived to be over 13 years old. That top pic is pawsome. I'm gonna help myself to some of those smouseys. Thank you!

Brian said...

Hello beautiful Chica! We are all thankful that you are our friend!

Forty Paws said...

Oh yum! Real live mousies! Happy 21st Birthday to you Chica! That is a very long time to live! Concatulations!

Luf, Us

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy 21st Birfday Chica!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Chica, you sound like a real character. We wish our tortie girl would have made it to 13. 21 is really something to celebrate.

Father Tom said...

Wow! You're rocking chair old, hehe!
Just kidding. I think concatulations are in order and tons of purrs and wishes from all of us on this special birthday, Chica!!

Hugs,
Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker, Mitty & Anastasia

ABBY said...

Chica
I understand your feeling about being a loner most of you life and then becoming more tolerant with age, I guess I am mellowing a bit too. My purrday in July 1st I will be 13.

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

Jacqueline said...

What an adorable photo, gorgeous girl!!...We love reading all these interesting things about you, lovely Chica=you are such a precious sweetheart!...You know Halle is especially excited about those mice!!WOOHOOO=how fun!!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Honey, mom and I adore you. xoxoxoxoxo

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

Those mousies is cute, though, but tasty looking.

Anyway...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHICA! Wow, 21 is such an impressive age! :-)

The Island Cats said...

We like that you and Yoko have become sort of furiends in your senior years, Chica!

Thanks for the mousies!! Toys and foods all wrapped up into one!

CCL Wendy said...

Mmmmmm, fresh meat! My kitties just love something with a little crunch to it, too.

Yes, Chica, we really empathize with you. Once you are an only cat and ruled the roost, you can never give up your place in the hierarchy.

Mellowing out is a good thing, though. Much less stressful. It's so sweet that you help to groom the young ones now. Do they taste good?

And I love your fierce yellow eyes in your kitten picture! If being feisity is the recipe for long life, then my Domino could live up to your example!

Way to go, girl!

Oui Oui said...

You sound so much like our Julie! She's never met a kitty she didn't hate (or whap, really hard) but she adores her mommy. She would have loved to be an only cat and puts that wish in her letters to Santa. All cats that know her, fear her. Maybe there is hope she will mellow out? Nah!

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for answering our question (and everyone else's, too), Chica!

We are so enjoying your Birthday Week celebration, sweet pal. See you tomorrow! Now, off to catch some of those mousies! :)

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