By Liz, wishing spring would come a bit faster
This was a big month in my house. A few of my furry friends celebrated birthdays – and this is notable for a couple reasons. First because it’s always fun to celebrate four-legged birthdays (and those of you with furry children totally get this). And second, because when it comes to my cats, well, these birthdays are extra notable given the age ranges. So I figured I’d have all you readers celebrate with us!
Here’s a recap of the notable days this month:
First up was Snowy, who celebrated her 25th birthday on February 9! I mean, come on – that’s pretty good, right? Here’s a pic of her enjoying her treats.
Snowy came to me back in 2008 – I rescued her and her friend Red, a flame point Siamese, from a not-so-great house. The plan was to adopt them out, but they were older than the person had told me so no rescues would take them. Red and I fell for each other, but he died about eight months later. I attempted a few times to adopt Snowy out but she was notoriously nasty to everyone who tried – she made it pretty clear she was here to stay. Thirteen years later, I’m beginning to think she’ll outlive me.
Next up is Penny, who turned 3 on February 14th (yes, I gave her Valentine’s Day as her birthday). Most of you who follow the blog are familiar with Miss Penny and her antics. I adopted her a little over two years ago and she was a bit out of control, to say the least. But with some good training, a lot of love and patience (which is definitely not my strong suit) and Molly keeping her in line, Penny is a different dog than the one who crashed into my life like a homemade bomb a couple years ago. She’s become the sweetest, funniest, most snuggly little girl. Here she is at her party.
And finally, Jack celebrated his 16th birthday on February 19. I adopted Jack from the shelter I used to work at in New Hampshire. An older couple brought him in one night, crammed into a bird box from Petco, after their grandson had pretty much abandoned him. He was nine months old. He’s named after Jack Bauer from 24 🙂
So that’s how I spent my month! Readers, do you do anything special for your furbabies birthdays? Tell me in the comments below.