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Friday, 14 September 2018

Feline Friday - 11th birthday

On Monday 17th of September my 3 cats will be 11, but since it's Monday Mural day I'm joining Feline Friday today.


The birthday felines - Fluffy, Twiggy and Shelley curled up together in bed

If you've been following me for a while you might have read my posts about how I "inherited" my cats.
It started with the 2 females who used to pop around when we bought our house. Both had pink collars and looked well fed. I used to pop little notes on their collars to see where they belonged, but I never got a reply. A short while late we discovered they were pregnant and then they both gave birth to 4 kittens each, on the same day, just outside my son's bedroom window. A week later we brought them inside as it was cold and wet.

Five of the kittens were adopted, my son wanted to keep one of the male ginger cats - "Fluffy", and then we kept the 2 "ugly" tortoise shells that didn't get adopted - "Shelley" and "Twiggy". 

Mommy with the 8 kittens (4 were her's and 4 were Baby's)

Mommy and Baby with the kittens  (on the awful 70's carpet before our renovations)
Baby and Mommy feeding their brood


The mothers have unfortunately died young - "Mommy" in March 2014 mauled by the neighbour's dog, and "Baby" in February 2015 with liver cancer.
So we started with 2, then 10, then 5 and now we have three!

Happy 11th to my babies!


Related post - https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cats-no-dogs-part-ii.html

For other feline related posts visit Comedy Plus - https://comedy-plus.com/2018/09/14/feline-friday-60/

41 comments:

  1. What a sweeties! That was a lot of kittens you had in the house.

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    1. Yes, 10 at one stage! But they were lots of fun when they were tiny.

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  2. Muito bonitos os gatos minha amiga, sou um apaixonado por estes bichinhos.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, tambem adoro gatos :) Bom fim de semana

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  3. Sami, you were almost ready to earn the title 'cat lady'. They are lovely photos of those still here and those who are not. You carpet looked like it would be quite at home in the local pub twenty years ago, sticky and stiff with the combo of spilt beer and cigarette ash.

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    1. That will probably be my title in my old age "the cat lady"!
      The house was a homage to the 70's, from furniture, carpets, tiles...but we managed to negotiate the price and a few months after we moved in we ripped it all out and started doing renovations.

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  4. Não sou pessoa de gatos (a não ser o Garfield). O rapaz lá de casa desperta paixões nos gatos dos amigos.
    Adorei ver estes três fofos.

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    1. Eu cresci com gatos e depois de casar tivemos alguns caes, mas os gatos dao menos trabalho.

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  5. Dearest Sami,
    What a LOVE story... These two felines that were pregnant were so lucky for finding you!
    Sad that some people abandon them and worse, neglect the so needed spaying and neutering.
    The very tragic ending by being mauled by a neighbor's dog is heart breaking. Such dogs should not roam free... And liver cancer was sad too.
    Your three now are as old as our 4 (from 5 as we lost Sacha...) they however turned 11 on March 30. All are well and happy and that's how it should be. Guess there are no ugly cats; people have to discover their character and there is no difference.
    Big hugs to you,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanks Mariette. I'm not sure they were abandoned, but they certainly moved into our lives pretty quickly, so I think they thought we were better :) Indeed they were lucky cats!
      I know I called them ugly, specially Twiggy was quite funny looking with her asymmetrical face colouring, but she grew on us and we love her.

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  6. Happy Birthday Fluffy, Twiggy, and Shelley! I love the way Momma and Baby shared parenting.

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    1. Thanks Marti. I know isn't that so sweet of them. Whenever one left the "nest" the other always stayed with the babies.

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  7. Thanks for sharing their story. I'm sorry the moms died young. Everybody looks so cozy curled up around each other.

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    1. Thanks Mary. It was sad to lose the Moms so early, they were so friendly.

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  8. Such adorable sweeties! Happy Birthday from all of us!

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  9. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Fluffy, Twiggy and Shelley,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Thank you for joining Feline Friday. It's nice to meet you.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

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    1. Thank you Sandee for the great welcome :)

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  10. Such cuties! Happy Birthday to Fluffy, Twiggy and Shelley! I am sorry the others are no longer with you.

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  11. Oh my gosh that was quite a brood at one point Sami! You're so good taking them in like that, they were lucky pussycats! It has happened to me a few times also, it's a little bit heartbreaking when they get sick though. There must be so many feral cats out there, so sad, especially in winter ✨

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    1. Jose was quite worried at one time just in case the kittens didn't get adopted, lol. I hate to see abandoned animals, just can't save them all!

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  12. Thank you for the cute post when the world seems to be in turmoil.

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  13. I wondered how you knew they were all born on the same day till I read the entire post. It's wonderful how you area ble to keep these three and know thir exact date of birth. Happy birthday to all from Bleubeard, Squiggles, and ME.

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    1. It was a coincidence both mothers gave birth on the same day.
      Thanks Elizabeth, Bluebeard and Squiggles :)

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  14. That is a cute story how the cats made themselves at home in your place, Sami :-)
    And such cute pictures, too. I wonder... well I guess I didn´t know your blog back then!
    The end is very, very sad.
    I read a book about a German comedian who wrote about hiss cat that by the time was 21!
    Happy, happy soon-Birthday!

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    1. I'm a bit of a cat magnet maybe, lol.
      It was sad to lose the young mothers for sure.
      I had a friend whose cat died at 21 years of age too, as she remembered he was born around the same time as her grandson.

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  15. Happy Birthday to your kitties! Like you we started with 4 then had 9 and now have 2

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  16. Uma característica que aprecio nos felinos é a sua independencia, mas também o carinho que nutrem pelos humanos. Em criança tive dois gatos, um era o Tarzan e o outro o Nicolau, nomes dados pela minha avó, eu era pequenino e eles deixavam-me fazer inúmeras diabruras. Num aniversário de felinos só posso recomendar um filme do Garfield!
    Muito boa tarde e bom fim-de-semana!

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    1. Tambem gosto da sua independencia e apesar dos meus nao serem os mais amigaveis gosto deles na mesma.
      Tambem gosto do Garfield claro, o meu Fluffy devia ter sido chamado de Garfield pois tambem e um gato preguicoso e guloso.

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  17. I am in love with your grand trio. They are beautiful -- and so wonderful you have had them from -- literally -- day one!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, yes we have had them since day 1!
      Have a lovely Sunday.

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