Monday, April 15, 2019

Birthday Boy and the Letter M

Let's start today with something very, very important. Those of you who visited us yesterday might remember what we told you today is.


That's right, it's my momma's boy's birthday! My Evan is 6 today. I try not to let that number scare me. I still remember when Evan was just a kitten. I remember when someone dumped 6-week-old Evan at the front door of the cat clinic where I used to work. I remember how the tiny kitten that he was hissed and growled at me. I remember seeing his little paralyzed hind legs and wondering if this little boy would even survive. Well, my boy survived all right. That feisty little kitten survived, and he won my heart.

Happy birthday, my little hero!


On Evan's birthday last year, I told his whole story. My boy's story is a very special one, at least to me. If you'd like to read it and learn more about my little hero, click here.

Now, go right on ahead and grab a slice of that birthday cake! We've got some catnip brownies coming out of the oven, too. Don't forget to visit the toy table as well, and to take a nap in one of those boxes in the corner. We're all about a wild and crazy party like that.


Now, don't worry, because we didn't forget about the A to Z Challenge.

We're a broken record, as always, so we're still every day reminding you that our contributions to the A to Z Challenge this time around are a series of doodles starring my angel Rosie. In this series of doodles, Rosie is going throughout a more or less routine sort of day, doing this and that, A to Z style. So, what's Rosie doing with the letter M?

M is for...Making the Bed

Throughout this A to Z Challenge, we're also going to do our best to share furbaby photos that in some way correlate with angel Rosie's daily alphabetical adventures. To go along with today's A to Z topic of Making the Bed, the birthday boy himself is showing off what a huge fan he is of fresh beds. He especially likes his beds straight out of the dryer, warm and toasty.

Our Tip of the Day:

Today's tip is to make sure that the number of beds, blankets, and other napping places in your home is proportionate to the number of cats, or pups, in the house. Even with one cat or dog, a variety of sleeping spots can be important for a furbaby. This is even more important with multiple furbabies. This is because, just as with humans, cats and dogs sometimes simply want some personal space or alone time. Make sure these multiple napping spots are spread throughout the house, rather than crowded in one area. Especially for cats, also make sure that these rest areas are at a variety of heights. Cats often enjoy vertical personal space, so homes with multiple cats can do well having cat trees with multiple levels, as well as pet beds and blankets on beds or couches as well as on taller shelves or other elevated surfaces. The long and short of it is that when you have multiple furbabies, make sure they all have options for cozy places to have a peaceful nap. Personal space is important for our furbabies, too!


Pam and Teddy said...

Happy Birthday dear Evan. You are not only your Mom's hero, you are MY hero too. You haven't let your rough beginning effect one minute of your life and that's HUGE. You are lucky that your Mom knew you could life a full and happy life - just look at you!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR EVAN!

Love, Teddy

Brian's Home Blog said...

You are such a special one Evan. Happy Birthday from all of us sweet boy!

Fur Everywhere said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet Evan!! We hope you have a most wonderful day and many many more to come!! <3

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Evan! You are an inspiration to us all. Have a treat-filled day!

Catscue Catmom said...

Happy Birthday little hero! I'm so glad your mom found you and shares you with us all.

Zoolatry said...

A-and Awesome, too!
N-ice, Nicer and Nicest is he.

No kitty there ever could be!
So happy 6th birthday to
EVAN, sweet boy, oh yes,
such a special boy is he!

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Evan,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Eastside Cats said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Evan! Sending you hugs!

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday sweet Evan! You are such a cutie. Both drawings are great. Joanie loves to help me make the bed :) Excellent tips too, we have a lot of beds for kitties, but they prefer our bed. I don't mind sharing. :)

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Evan ! We wish you a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles ! Purrs

Timmy Tomcat said...

Happy Birthday Evan! You really look like you are having the time of your life and we are so glad you are loved and are giving love back!
Timmy and Family

catladymac said...

Happy Purrthday Evan - and many more ! What a lovely party you are having !

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Hope you're having a purrfect day, Evan! And we love how Rosie makes the bed :)

messymimi said...

Wishing Evan many happy returns of the day! A warm and toasty bed is the best kind.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Happy Happy Birthday Brave Evan!! xoxo

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday to you, handsome Evan! We hope you had a super special and spectacular day, buddy, because you deserve it. <3