Tuesday, February 01, 2011

(Twenty) Three times a lady

What were you doing back in 1988?

If you're a non-human animal like me, chances are you weren't even born. I was still 12 years away from making my appearance in the world.

But this week my good friend Miss Lucy, the Grand Matriarch of West Hobart, celebrated her twenty-third birthday! Her mum, Sue, held a lovely afternoon tea in Lucy's honour, which Kate and little Alex attended. Here are some photos of Lucy from that day:

She's in pretty great shape, for an *ahem* older lady. Like me, she's on a special kidney diet. She's also on blood pressure tablets, and is stone deaf, but she's still got a great quality of life, and is very well loved.

Lucy started her life as a rescue kitty. I'm sad to tell you that her kitten siblings were flushed down the toilet because homes were not found for them. Thank goodness that Lucy found the perfect forever home!

Happy birthday, grand old girl! And many, many more.



Mr Puddy said...

Happy Birthday Lucy !!!
23 years, what the secret of good health ?.. This is amazing age ! I purrs and wish you find a good home so soon.

Thanks Pab, You are really nice friend

Kea said...

Wow, Lucy...! 23 is amazing! We hope she still has at least a few years of quality life left! Happy birthday!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

On my - TWENTY THREE????? That's amazing! I thought you were talking about a human and got a little confused because 23 is quite a young age for humans.

Pabs, I have some degree of kidney dysfunction as well. I guess you'd get that as you get old. I am at least 13, after all. OK, not quite 23.

I do hope we will get well together.

Teddy Westlife said...

23! Wow that is amazing! Happy birthday Lucy.

Forever Foster said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! What a remarkable ladycat you are. We hope you enjoyed your party :)

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Lucy looks great!! Happy Birthday to her!!

And we hope you are doing well, Pabs!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy 23rd Birthday, Miss Lucy! We hope you had an enjoyable day filled with treats and scritches.

Phoebe said...

Wow! Lucy is an amazing lady cat. What an honor that Kate and Nick were invited to the big event.

The Lee County Clowder said...

23 years? WOW! Lucy, you don't look a a day over 15! We hope you enjoyed your day, and got a whole lot of cuddles and pets.

Pabs, how are you doing these days? Better, we all hope.

Puurrrrsss to you both.


23 years ... your Mom must feel so honored to have you in her life for that number of years. That is a big milestone.
We hope you continue with good health!


A few Good Cats said...

Here's to Lucy and her long life, well-lived!

The Crew said...

Oh my goodness...Miss Lucy has had a wonderful long life!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Lucy. She looks wonderful for an olde lady.

Everycat said...

What a grand cat Lucy is, I hope you all had a lovely day celebrating her special birthday.We have a special spot for seniors!

Whicky Wuudler

World of Animals, Inc said...

Wow, this was pretty amazing. We hope Lucy had a wonderful 23rd birthday celebration with all her friends. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of her. Have a fantastic rest of your day.
World of Animals