Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy birthday, my little cat.

To those who are not cat lovers, and especially those who aren't pet owners, this might seem a little lame, but today is a special day at our house. Three years ago today Whiskers Jay was born in the closet of what is now my craft room.

Mama cat was a stray that we took in a month before his birth -- named her Melvin only to find out that instead of being a stray male she was a pregnant female. (Oops.) By then Doug had already committed to letting Carrie and I keep him/her so he was stuck.

We agreed that NO MATTER WHAT, we would NOT name the kittens, thereby avoiding the risk of becoming too attached to release them to the good homes we were going to find for them. eh-hm. Whiskers was born first and I don't think he was on the bottom of the cardboard box more than 5 minutes before Carrie deemed him "Whiskers" because he had two little lines coming off either side of his little baby kitten nose.
The rest is history. Mama cat went away and so did the other kitten from the litter and Whiskers remained our cat. He's a quirky, goofy, not-the-brightest-crayon-in-the-box kind of cat, but we love him. He will celebrate tonight with special kitty treats.

>^..^< ♥

9 comments:

melissa kaye said...

Aw, how sweet! We are cat lovers in our house. Happy Birthday, Whiskers!

Jacie Ray said...

awwwwwwww how sweet! Happy Birthday Whiskers!

val said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHISKERS! You are a blessed kitty to have been born in that particular closet!

traci said...

awwww. happy birthday to whiskers. he's cute.

Miss Wanderlust said...

Ok that is the cutest cat I have ever seen!! That first picture makes me melt :)

Mom said...

Happy B-Day, Grandkitty! Ditto Val's comment! Catnip, anyone?? xo

Kristi said...

=D What a wonderful thing to blog about. He is a cool cat and tremendously loved!

jessicaleighlalou said...

Happy birthday Whiskers! Aww.. he's so cute.. :)

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness. How adorable.

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