Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Red Kitty!

Red Kitty is 11 years old!  Nominally, I celebrate on January 1, but in fact, it's a mystery when he was really born.  He wandered into our lives in July: just waltzed onto our tiny farm in Iowa, and immediately caused me and my 3 stepdaughters to fall head over heels in love.  A trip to our vet gave us a guestimate of his age, got him the health seal of approval, got him "snipped" and after that, into our household (& hearts) he moved for good.

When my marriage ended a year later, Red moved to Illinois with me.  We've been through a lot together the past 11 years!

 Mariah joined Red and me in December, when Red was about to turn 2. She was the size of a teacup and the way Red carried on-hissing and spitting at the sight of her-you'd have thought she was very threatening.

Apparently, they came to some kind of agreement in due time.  
And they have been (mostly) best buddies ever since.
 So some days, we all miss our old farm house-especially the old porch-sunroom-entry, where the 
critters loved to hang out.  But slowly, we are beginning to adjust to the new digs.  All the critters think it's pretty good--but I don't think it's nearly camera ready yet--so I dug into the archives in order to post this.

 Oh Red, sometimes your poses can be so unattractive....
But anyways....Happy Birthday my big Red Love!

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2013!