Monday, March 23, 2009

It's our Birthday:)

Guess what! Today is our estimated date of birth! That makes us 2 year old today!

This is one of mum's favourite photos of us together, and was taken not long after Suey moved in. We were approximately 12 weeks old in this photo. As you can see, we are a very close pair of bonded kitties. We were found abandoned on a building supply lot when we were only approximately 2 weeks old. It is not clear whether we were dumped, or our mumcat was scared away. We are from a litter of four, with a tortie sister and a caramel tabby brother.

Our lucky stars were out in force on the day we were noticed, because mum's good friend Kate was at the supply lot to get some materials to restore a chair. She is a natural with animals, mum has never known one to shy away from her. When Kate found out what was going on with us, she decided to take responsibility for us, and took us home with her. She fed and cared for us round the clock, even though she was pregnant and her husband was deployed. She looked after us until we were well socialised, and knew how to use our litterbox well. Then, she got us and our sister into the adoption program run by the biggest vet chain in our state. The program couldn't accept our tabby brother, because he had broken his leg jumping off the couch when he was tiny. While his leg had healed, the program couldn't take him. Kate was able to re-home him herself (after conducting many interviews!).

The time we went into the program coincided with when mum and dad started to look for a kitty to add to their family. Kate suggested the vet program, based on how well she had seen them look after us. The rest, as they say, is history.

When we were living with our foster mum Kate, we were also looked after by three foster fur-siblings. Pasta, a ginger kitten, Winnie, a grey kitty, and Reg, a young Maltese crossbreed.

Pasta is unfortunately no longer with them, but mum spent the other night with Reg, Winnie, and their two new blurps, Lily and Theo. We wanted to share some photos of our foster siblings, in honour of how they looked after us.

As you can see, Winnie is a beautiful ladycat.

She is very refined, and loves her Fancy Feast. She never says no to a cuddle. You can see her here enjoying head rubs from our mum. Reg was a real sweetheart to us. He was still young himself, but took us under his wing. He possibly thought he was our mum! Reg even let us try to suckle off him!

Reg is a bit of a wild boy, but has a friendly heart. He is great company.

He was a little bit worried that he was snapped on the day before his groomers visit, but we told him you wouldn't judge him too harshly.

We hope you liked meeting the kitty and woofie who are very important in our lives:)


Forever Dad said...

Happy birthday my beautiful fuzzballs!!!!

Sending love and head sckritches to you both,

p.s. Give mum headrubs from me

PDX pride said...

Happy birthday! We loved hearing your story and seeing pictures of the furries who helped raise you!

Misha said...

Isn't Winnie beautiful! And doesn't she have long arms?!!

Happy birthday, you two!

Cliff and Olivia said...

What a nice story. And a floofie woofie!

Poppy Q said...

Happy happy purrfday to you Fui and Suey. We hope you had a great day, and I am sure your mum gave you lots of smooches and a few treats.

Big purrs
Poppy Q

Cat with a garden said...

Happy Birthday to you two love bugs! Have a lovely day!!! We enjoyed learning of how you where found and how you grew up!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We loved reading all about you and your friends!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Cory said...

A great big happy birthday to you Fui and Suey! We loved hearing your story of rescue and fostering, and loved meeting your foster family! Have a great day filled with treats and good times!

Aniemother said...

happy birthday, guys! We hope you're having lots of fun. It was nice to see & hear about the ones you grew up with and saved you.

Bajas & Virus

Angel said...

Happy Birthday to you! You are such sweet kitties to share Mom with the fosters. But you had a good foster home to learn from . We enjoyed the pictures of you foster siblings! I am sure Pasta was a good teacher and friend, too!

Thoughts said...

Happy birthday to you two beauties! We are thinking of you on your special day today :0

theodore and sasha

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday to you both! And I would like to say thanks to Kate for helping you get such a good start in life.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! We are very glad Kate happened upon you when she did!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Happy Birthday sweeties!!!!

What a great story, love the photos!!!!

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Fui and Suey! That was a great story about how you came to live with your beans!!!

Shadow / Molly said...

Happy Purrthday ! Yer story is a great one we is so happy dat yoo bot gotted a furever home together.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

You two are the luckiest kitties and now you have a fantastic home :)
Winnie and Reg are really cute too!!
We hope you get spoiled lots & lots. We know you will :) heehee
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Elin! said...

hope me not too late to wish happy birthday!!

kiss kiss hug hug!!