Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

We really don't know when my real birthday is. I was too young to remember, and I didn't come to live with Treater and Napper until I was one year old. They rescued me from DOOM. Even though I'm a bit standoffish, I'm glad I live here with them, 'cause that means I LIVE!

We celebrate my birthday on the anniversary of my adoption, which was January 31, 2000. So, we just 'pretend' that my date of birth was January 31, 1999. That makes me ten years old! Of course, I'm a lady cat, so I'm not really old.

For the first couple of weeks that I lived in my new home, I stayed hidden...usually behind the piano or the TV. I would sneak out at night when everyone was asleep to eat, do my private business, and bite everyone's toes.

Napper kept following me around with the flashy box, and some of those first pictures are how I got my new name. When I was adopted, my name was Shubert. Shubert! For Pete's Sake, I'm a lady cat! What a name.

The first photo of me was taken when I was trying to sneak through the dining room. It's not a very good picture, but it's the one that made Treater say, "Wow! What a SPOOKY CAT!" Well, actually, the Tall One Who Always Picks Me Up called me an 'alien cat.' I'm glad I'm not named Alien Cat.

Anyway, here's another picture taken in the same evening. It's a bit clearer. This is what I looked like nine years ago. I had already perfected my laser eyes by then.

Wasn't I cute? Well, of course, I still am!

Happy Birthday to Me!!


Daisy said...

Happy Birthday to you! I love your crazy glowing eyes!

meemsnyc said...

Happy birthday!!! Happy birthday!!

JB's Big World said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Go laser eyes!

Fin said...

Happy Birthday Spooky!! Glad you are not called Shubert, or people would think you were a boy.

You have the laser eyes of spook alright.

Junior said...

Happy belated Purrthday Spooky!!!!!! We are glad you got a good home!!!!!