a princess turns 10

Ten years ago, the last thing I expected to get while driving home from classes for the day, with my roommate from college, was a kitten.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut there she was, huge ears, raccoon striped tail, and she instantly won our hearts.  The first week of October is her birthday week. To celebrate, she got lots of rubbies, some catnip straws courtesy of the Man’s mom, and a new catnip ball. She’s had her fair share of beautiful photos over the years, so I wanted to share my favorites.

I am very lucky that when I moved into my own apartment, Joe allowed me to retain custody of Luna. It may sound silly, but there are times when I don’t think I could have gotten through without her. Happy birthday to my princess. You have made me laugh, you have stolen paperclips off my thesis and I’ve wanted to kill you, you have scared the crap out of me when you walked across a hot stove and burned your paws, you attacked the Man by biting a chunk out of his thigh when I laughed because he tickled me but it was misguided “protection”, you have put up with having a baby brother after being an only child for 6 years, you have unwillingly been my comfort when I was sad, you have kept me warm on many cold nights, and may you have lots and lots of years ahead of you.

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4 thoughts on “a princess turns 10

  1. 10 years? Damn! I remember the fleas we had to kill. Her love of laser pointers was a source of hours of entertainment. She also had a penchant for shoving her ass in your face when you were trying to watch a good movie, finish a paper late at night or pass out drunk. She was the second feline love of my life and I couldn’t be happier that she is still in our loving family.

    • It’s hard to believe isn’t it? Technically we have a fifth grader! Her terrible twos were terrible, but they did make for good college memories… even if she did try eating all our term papers 🙂

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