Hello my friends, I am blogging today in celebration as its the Sweet Sixteenth birthday of my beloved black cat Spooke who was born in my previous apartment on this very day. Since this blog is about my own personal world in addition to my many media adventures I like to showcase her on the site at moments such as this. It’s been awesome to have her for so long and to know her actual birthday and while I’d say she was going to be spoiled today, she pretty much runs the apartment anyway so there isn’t much more that I can do. Maybe I will give her an extra treat or three after her supper.
For the annual photo I had to be a little clever as I didn’t manage to get the number candles that make this easier. Instead I “hid” half of my 2016 glasses that I used back then for a New Years Day photo 🙂 Spooke is still rather spry for her age and based on how cat years go she is “81”. She is still a very talkative cat and I am pretty sure that she has listened to more diverse Heavy Metal than many of my friends based on my other website pursuits. We only did this one photo today and now she is off to her favorite perch in the apartment near the window and radiator. I’ve stocked up on a bunch of the foods she likes the most and especially the ones with lots of gravy since she has been a gravy girl since her infancy. As far as new toys go, she doesn’t go crazy for them lately and only opts for knocking some of the balls around or carrying the catnip mouse. She probably does this when I am not here since the stuff is never in the same place as when I left. Okay, thanks for listening, I hope all of you readers with furry babies are spoiling yours as well since they are so important to our world. Spooke means the world to me and I love her very much.
I just wanted to take a moment to let all of our readers know that my no longer little cat Spooke has reached her fourteenth year. Today is her birthday and I have had her since birth from her mother Shadow and both can be seen in the photo below. This was taken when Spooke was only about two weeks old and that is her brother KISS to the right. He lives somewhere in Brooklyn I am told and sadly Shadow left us back in November of 2015. We still both miss her very much.
Since this is a great birthday to reach, I wanted to share that early shot and this one which has always been one of my favorites from when she was about a month and a half. I loved that she had blue eyes at first but they would become green as she got older. She was one of four kittens that Shadow had and I kept her for company to the mother cat while putting the siblings up for adoption.
I took this shot yesterday when she was trying to claim the chair from me. She didn’t want to join me, she just wanted it for herself so of course since I didn’t really need to be in the chair I went off to do other things. Who could resist these eyes after all.
Spooke is a very talkative cat and understands me with a handful of phrases which is fun. She is still very playful and seems to be healthy. She has never been anything but pleasant in demeanor and is spoiled as much as she allows herself to be. I didn’t rush to get another cat when Shadow passed on and instead opted to leave Spooke as queen of the house. I love her dearly, she is my girl. Happy Birthday again. Love your pets my friend. Its important stuff.
Today was a bummer of a day as my folks had to put down one of the family cats. Her name was Friday because we because we rescued her on that day of the week almost 18 years ago in the dead of winter. She literally ran up to us while on the way home from a dinner out together and Mom insisted on bringing her home since she seemed to be personable and hungry. I felt that she was a lucky cat for chancing upon us that night since it dropped incredibly in temperature and even snowed a bit not long after we were home.
When we got her home and safe from the coming snowstorm and filled her ravenous appetite we made some calls and within days had put up some signs asking if this obviously used to a house cat had escaped someones home. We quickly learned from someone that another neighbor near us had thrown her out of the house at least two times in the recent past and from there we decided she would remain in our household. Can you imagine that kind of person? What an ass clown.
These two photos were taken very late in her life but its nice to have them just the same. For many a year she was a fantastic and interesting pet to have around. She always made me smile and was for all intents and purposes “my cat” for the time that I was living at home. She was a friendly and loving feline and I will miss her greatly. Bye Fri. You sleep now.