Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Birthday to Charlie!

When Charlie first came into my life, he was a tiny kitten - only three months old and four pounds. He was so small it was hard to imagine he'd ever grow up. 

But here we are - Charlie is celebrating his 1st birthday on Saturday!

In kitty years, Charlie is an adult. But he's still a baby in my mind. Shortly after I got him he went through a goofy growth spurt. He looked kind of awkward for a bit with a long body, long legs ... and tiny face with big ears. But he's evened out and has grown into a gorgeous kitty. He's right around 9 pounds - so still small for a male cat.

He behaves like a small child or adolescent - he's always exploring and playing and if it's ever quiet for more than a minute or two I know he's up to no good. He's so active and constantly sprints around the house, attacks and throws toys, and sometimes he even attacks me (all in good fun!)! He's also quite the jumper/climber. Although he's small, he has long legs and I've watched him fly between pieces of furniture and climb to the top of tall bookcases. 

He's also the most joyful kitty. His expressions kill me and he talks all the time. There's constant mewing, happy squealing, chirping, purring, etc. He's not one to sit silently in a room!

But when he's ready to rest, he loves to be held and cuddled. He's a lap kitty at heart and if I let him he'll stay there for hours. And when it's time to go to bed, he curls up next to me. 

I love my little Charlie so much and it's been an absolute joy to watch him grow. Looking forward to seeing what the next year brings :) 

- ST


  1. Such a pretty cat and he sounds fantastic. Cats are such a joy.

    One of my cats is getting pretty old. Chamiko is 16 now and for the last 6 months or so he walks around the house meowing really loudly in the middle of the night. Luckily our other 2 cats haven't picked up that habit. Missy just like to stick her wet nose in my ear when I am sleeping!

    1. Wow, I can only hope Charlie lives to 16 or older. That's fantastic your kitty has stayed healthy over the years :)

  2. Pets are great aren't they? Charlie sounds like such a great cat. Happy Birthday to him!

    1. They're the most wonderful and Charlie is the biggest sweetie :)