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!

17 comments:

Cat said...

Happy Birthday Red Kitty, may your day be purrfect and filled with catnip and catnaps!!

Bestest birthday purrs

Basil

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Alison Nieman said...

Happy Birthday Red!
-Alison
http://aniemandesign.blogspot.com

Grace said...

Happy Birthday Red! All of my kitties were born sometime in the spring of their birth year so we just pick April 1 for all their birthdays...

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Red Kitty!! I'm so glad that I got the chance to meet you this summer. :) Here's to another fun-filled kitty year!

Jasper Jazzbones said...

Happy Birthday Red Kitty!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous Red!

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Sorry I am late. Phew, what a busy holiday time and party time. Hope you had a fun filled birthday.
Hey are you a member of the Tabby Cat Club? Check it out and if you want to join let me know.
http://tabbycatclub.blogspot.com/

Bocci said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Red!

Sierra said...

Happy belated Birthday, Red!! You are a very handsome boy. We're glad you've helped your mommy through so much in the past 11 years. We hope you will have many more happy years to come!

Janet at New Moon Glass said...

Happy belated big red lover boy!

Willow said...

Happy Birthday belated to red kitty ~ and. I too would miss a farm house porch sunroof!

Bellen said...

I just came across the Red Cat Society, so my birthday wishes to Red Kitty are very late. I have a 'red' cat, too, though she's actually quite orange. Whatever the true colour, she is my top-cat.

Anna said...

Happy Birthday Red! You're so sweet!
Hugs,
Anna

Gattina said...

Happy birthday Red ! He was so lucky to find such a good home and I can imagine that he helped you to go through difficult times. My cats help me when I have bad times !

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Hey you haven't been posting. Hope everything is OK with you.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Hey sweet one am I at the right address? You are not posting. Your human must have taken lessons from mine. Hope all is fine with you.

WillOaks Studio said...

I don't know what happened to stories & posts about Red Cats!!!!!!! We need to rev up this lovely blog again ASAP!! Any new red cat stories anybody???? Karen (human pal for Red Kitty)