Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Special Day for a Special Kitty



11 years ago today
a little barn cat
came to live with us...





umm....
I don't think barn animals
have fancy drinking fountains Banjo...



nope...
I don't think they have
expensive computer chairs
and soft pillow beds to sleep on either...



I think if they are lucky
they get fresh hay to sleep on
and they all drink out of a murky water trough...



I don't think they get new toys to play with
on special days either
such as spoiled kitties do...



which is quickly discarded
when all of a sudden
a moth shows up...
a little extra protein for the day...




Yup...
you got it good kitty...

58 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Happy Birthday Banjo!
This is the first time I saw a picture when you were just a baby, too cute!
Hope you get many treats today. :)

TexWisGirl said...

such a handsome one! from simple beginnings to royalty...

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Banjo!!! Ya done good pal!

Michelle Palmer said...

Sweet post for a very sweet kitty! Hope the sun comes out soon and brings you into your gardens :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Awww, he looks sooo soft!!! & look at those beautiful blues! Happy Happy (belated) Birthday & (right on time) Adoption! LoL! =)

Betty Manousos said...

excellent post/photography!!!!!

thanks for putting a smile on my face.
happy birthday banjo!
love ya!

have a very happy holiday weekend!
:)

Betty Manousos said...

he's sooo darn cute!

Betty Manousos said...

and i love your blog!

BeadedTail said...

Happy Gotcha Day Banjo! You do have it very good but so does your mom because she gets to see your handsome face every day! We're very glad you were Gotcha'd into such a good home and live the life of luxury which you deserve! :)

Anesha said...

Banjo love all your wonderful photos!!! You sure have a great home and a great life. Hope you get lots of treats to celebrate today. Hugs Anesha and Skipper. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Banjo you are one lucky kitty!! Glad you are happy in your forever home. Eleven years old...and still playing like a kitten!

♥ Helen said...

Congrat with 11 years since you adopted your beautiful cat :) he came to a home with a lot of love for him.

Just Who I Am said...

Such a lucky kitty he is .Love this blog!!
xxx Elisabeth

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Banjo! What an adorable kitten you were (of course). We think the life of a loved and pampered house cat is far better, though, than the life of a barn cat (unless the cat really doesn't want to be around people!), so we think you struck it lucky. :-)

Penelope's Beehive said...

Wishing you a PURRRR-fect birthday Banjo!
Kisses...
Judy

Katnip Lounge said...

Ganjo, we totally know you would have made it...but we're glad you didn't have to. Happy Gotcha Day, handsome!

It's me said...

Owww sweet Banjo....love that cat,.....happy weekend darling....xxx...

Sandra said...

you are one blessed and beautiful kitty, i love the photo with the words wonder what i would look like, that is so special. beautiful photos

Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Banjo!!!! We think you were gotcha'd into a fantastic home :-)

Deb said...

Nope...you don't want to be a barn cat unless you have a cat-lovin' farmer who feeds you twice a day, changes your water daily, takes you to the nasty but necessary vet when you feel sick and gives you cuddles when required. I know there are some like that but I have yet to meet one. So glad you found Catherine. Have a fun day,bud. Hugs, Deb

CricriCat said...

I love your photo montages. It's beautiful. Kitty is adorable. It is true that our cats are too spoiled ... good evening Cat

SweetMarie said...

Great photos! Happy gotcha day Banjo! I just love that last pic...what a sweet face!

Pantherka said...

Very nice post.
Greetings.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,

Your Banjo really hit the jackpot BIG! Living as a barn cat... would have been far less than cozy, let alone 'warm' in winter time.
But the age of 11, that is quite a feline-milestone. I pray that we ever will have one of ours that reaches such high age.
Have a great week ahead and hope your Pentecost Sunday was a good one; not too much snow! Can't believe this. Wish we could average this out with you. We need something wet here for the trees, shrubs and plants. The grass is all burned and we don't really care much about it.
Love,
Mariette

S. Etole said...

He definitely landed in the honey pot!

Berts Blog said...

Yeah Banjo, celebrating 11 years of happiness. You sure are as cute today as you were 11 years ago.

Tamago said...

Oh Banjo!! Happy 11 years as a spoiled, happy kitty!! You are so cute and special and loved so much! I hope you have a wonderful wonderful day!!

Ann said...

Happy Adoption day Banjo. You sure were a cute little guy and you grew into such a handsome one.

Donna said...

yes, he was one fortunate kitty and a famous one now, at that! keep purring for the one who feeds you and loves you Banjo!

Susan said...

Can I be your kitty?

Linens and Royals said...

Are barns heated in Canada? If not then you are a very lucky cat Banjo.
Happy Adoption Day. XO

The Purr Diaries said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANJO! I just LOVE that kitten photo - squuueeeee! xo

The Smiths said...

Banjo's a very lucky kitty - a beautiful home & a lovely family!

Have a good week Catherine!

Kay & Sime :)

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday Banjo!!!
LOVE this post!

unikorna said...

I adore your cat, it reminds me of my Mister Miaw's dad whom I loved dearly. Kisses Catherine :).

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Happy special day to a very happy kitty!
And a tip of the hat to the thoughtful lady that took him in!
Susan x

Lin said...

Happy Gotcha Day (and belated birthday), Banjo!!

I love the photos of you in the barn--that is hilarious! Yeah, I'm not sure barn life is very fun all the time. I hear it is a tad chilly in winter. You are very lucky to have such a nice home. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your post made me laugh, but my happy birthday wish to Banjo is no joke! I hope he has many more wonderful years living the life of a true King!



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sharon said...

I've always wondered what cats are thinking. now I know.... :)

Madge Bloom said...

Just too cute! He's a doll! Don't we love our pets!?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Banjo has grown up to be quite the handsome kitty. No doubt he thinks you are the lucky one. :) HA! Have a great week, Tammy

Ingrid said...

I love cats too Catherine,a verry original post for Banjo!!!x

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday.. Sweet Banjo.. Your post has me smiling my friend. I agree Banjo has the good life..

Hugs~

troutbirder said...

(h my! Banjo's story is very similar to our spoiled former barn cat... Simba. Well not that I'm the one who spoils him rotten though he is 15 now... :)

Naturegirl said...

Banjo what a handsome brute you are!I would agree that you have a purrr-fect life indoors with your human family. Purr-zzz.
Catherine these images are adorable!!! Loce the calf and the piggies! I don't eat either so it makes my heart sing to see these images of pamper livestock. :)

Barbara said...

Happy birthday, Banjo!

Hot Rocks said...

Happy Birthday Banjo! You are lucky to have such a good family and a warm home to live in. The barn would have been way too cold in Saskatchewan!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I think he has it GREAT there. In fact - I could be happy there too. Spoiled - but so cute. sandie

BumbleVee said...

Belated Happy Day Banjo!! Sorry I'm late...been away at my sister's place.... thankfully I'm now back home where it is soooo peaceful ...and I love it!....

Nancy said...

An adorable post, Catherine. Banjo is one lucky cat! :)

Jen said...

Happy birthday Banjo! Methinks you got it made, man (doofinately ;o)

kittykye said...

Aww <3 I love Banjo. He was such a cute little kitten and has grown in to a very handsome man-kitty. :) I think he does have it very good where he is!

julochka said...

very lucky not-barn-kitty kitty. he looks marvelous for 11! may he have many more birthdays!

Michael Manning said...

A Special Happy Birthday to Banjo!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

LOL! Yeah, he's got it good. :)

Christine said...

Very cute..., Banjo you are a handsome cat.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Happy Adoption Day, Banjo! I think you've got it made!!

Katy Noelle said...

hahahahaa! The day Banjo arrived... a happy day to commemorate for all concerned?! =D

xo

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