Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Birthday Boy Celebrates 18!

 Hi felines.   Oscar here.   Guess what?!  I turn 18 this month.   Mom says we should have a month  of celebrations for me.   I don't know but I guess I can handle it.   This photo is me and Winston enjoying a sunny spring like day.   Winston is quite a bit bigger than I am now.   I'm just a little under 8 pounds at my last vet visit.  Mom keeps lots of food out for us and I even get a special high protein wet food.  It's delicious!  Perhaps Mom will treat me to more of it because it's my birthday month!
 So the view from our window shows us enjoying a sunny day--that was one of the nice days!  As you can see, though, we have had an ice storm as well.  These poor snow drops were encased in ice.  
 Mom says it gives her heart little sparkles to see us cuddling and getting along so well.   Winston graciously allowed me to share the window and sunbeam.  Well, that is what he thinks anyway!  
See this next photo?  Well, a few days after the ice storm we got snow!  There were even white outs.
Mom got caught in one while she was on a walking errand.   We wisely held back our giggles when she came back inside dripping snow water!
 We think snow looks pretty.  Our eyes like to follow the dancing snowflakes.   Emily likes to bat at them sometime.  Crazy youngster!  Guess I used to do that too.
 I just like to watch what is going on outside and soak up the golden sun.   See!  I knew if I waited long enough Winston would leave.  The window is all mine now!
 It doesn't seem like it now but soon this will give way to this....
 pretty little flowers Mom doesn't know the name of!
 and more blossoms!

I'll close with this photo of me and Emily.  If I don't she will feel offended and left out!  It's about a year and a half ago when I could still jump up on the bathroom counter.   Thankfully,  I've trained Mom to lift me up onto the sofa for naps.  She refuses to lift me up to the counter, though.  She thinks I'll fall.
So--what do you think Mom should do for me?   I saw an excellent blog post a few days ago with a kitty named Cody and his Mom got him 3 different kinds of the nip!   At my age, the nip is purely medicinal.
Purrs to all for a great week!


  1. Well, don't you look wonderful for the ripe old age of 18. You're a very handsome fella, Oscar. I think you should enjoy the nip unless you are like Audrey who goes berserk on it. lol

  2. Looks like you are having a great time in the sunshine. You look great for 18! Have a great day kitties.

  3. Happy birthday month, Oscar! At your grand age you deserve all the nip and treats you want. All the window sun puddles too! Purrs and peace.

  4. Wow, Oscar! 18 years young! Have a wonderful birthday-and enjoy the nip (mol).

  5. Wow, that is one special age you will be. We are most impressed.

  6. Happy Birthday, Oscar!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  7. Yay, Oscar! I definitely think your mom should get you the three kinds of nip that Cody scored! C'mon, Mom!

  8. Happy Purrday Month. Socks will be 16 in August and he still gets his nip on, and acts like a kitten. Hope you have a wonderful month Oscar.

    PeeS: Socks thinks we should get him stairs (stools) so he can go where he wants without jumping up and down too far.

  9. Oh sweetheart Oscar you are soooooo blessed to be turning 18!!!!!! Such a special, special age! You still look like a youngster! I don't know about the nip though, might be too much at age 18!! Have a wonderful birthday month! Much love from Cody and I! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  10. Happy birthday dear heart! Eighteen is a wonderful age for a wonderful fellow! We hope your Mama gives you whatever your heart desires but we believe she does that daily anyway :) XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

  11. I think you deserve a month of celebrations too.

  12. Happy Birthday Oscar! We think efurryday should bring you treats and extra lubbings for the whole month. Turning 18 is furry special!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  13. Happy 18th birthday month, Oscar! Yes, a whole month of celebrating is definitely in order! :)

  14. Happy Birthday, Oscar-kitty! 18 years old - WOW! You definitely deserve three kinds of nip!
    From your friends, Riley and Hannah

  15. Happy Birthday month, Oscar!! You are exactly twice my age!! You have earned your medicinal nip, that's for sure!!! xxx