Sunday, June 20, 2021

A Flashback Father's Day

We want to begin this post by wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Whether your children are the human sort or the furry and four-legged sort, dads help make this world go round.

The furbabies here don't have a human dad, but this here human has a dad. He is a wonderful father to me, my sister, and to all of his 12 kitties. He's also a fantastic Pawpaw to the kitties and pup here at my house.

My dad is a lifelong animal lover, and he's obviously one of the reasons I was blessed enough to grow up with cats, dogs, birds, and all sorts of furry, feather, and finned friends. He's also probably the main reason why there are so many cats at his house as well as my house, as he's responsible for bringing home a large majority of the cats in our lives. That all started with the litter of kittens that not only included my Thimble and our housemate Toby, but also my dad's boys Trapper and Talon.

In honor of Father's Day, the photo we're sharing today is the same fatherly flashback one we shared last year. It's from 7 years ago, to be exact. It stars my dad as well as a couple of tiny kittens named Thimble and Trapper.

I could not be more proud of my dad's kindness to animals, and I could not be more happy that he helped instill in me a love for animals. Thank you, Dad!

Oh, and thanks for being our grill master, Dad!


Did you know?

Today, we're going to share the same quick little piece of trivia we shared last Father's Day. It's a sweet little tidbit, and it's that some sources cite that male Siamese cats are the most likely feline fathers to express an interest in, or fondness towards, their kittens. As is the case with many species, most male cats don't display much interest in interacting with their kittens. As previously mentioned, though, some sources indicate that male Siamese cats are the most likely to break this mold, being the most likely to show affection toward their kittens.


pilch92 said...

Such a sweet photo of your Dad. Happy Father's Day to him. Interesting about the Siamese.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Happy Fathers Day to your special Cat Daddy. Great Doodle that shows the fun in your hearts

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Father's Day to your Dad! We didn't know that about Siamese cats.

The Florida Furkids

Eastside Cats said...

With six children, my parents chose not to have pets in the house, so I grew up without them, unless my friends had cats or dogs.
Am glad that The Hubby and I decide to invite cats into our lives.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

OOh your cartoon made me smile. What a great cat dad he is. Thank you for being such a special man, Mr Dad.

Dash Kitten

Kitties Blue said...

An absolutely wonderful photo! Hope you are able to see your dad today and wish him a Happy Father's Day in person. Thanks for always hopping. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

The Island Cats said...

Happy Father's Day to your special dad.

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, that is such a special photo of your special dad. Happy Hather's Day to him, and to all dads everywhere!

Valentine said...

My mom says when she was a girl her family started with one Siamese and he acted as a daddy to the Siamese kitten they added to the family several years later. The daddy would groom the younger kitty, curl up with him, and let him eat out of the bowl first.

messymimi said...

Happy Father's Day to your wonderful Dad!

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

What a sweet photo! Hope your dad had a purrfect Father's Day!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Happy Father's Day to your Dad! He is a terrific Cat Dad! And a purrfect photo of him with 2 of your kitties. Thanks for sharing!