Tuesday, May 27, 2014

13 years ago today...

a little kitten came to live with us...



he grew...




and grew...




and grew some more...




until he got toooo big for the chair...




and toooo big for the couch...




and so the mom put him on a diet...




and before you knew it...




he was a healthy, svelte...




and playful cat...




and even more handsome than before...




thus proving...




that some people kitties...




truly get better with age...





Kisses on the nose for you today Banjo!!



53 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a handsome birthday boy!!! Hope you give him "Lite" kibbles and bits to celebrate.

Deb said...

"Happy Birthday, Banjo"
I always say 'Eat Cake' but in your case I hope you get lots of cuddles and play-time today. Sending a hug, Deb

Sylvia said...

So handsome and cute he is ...
Happy Birthday, sweet Banjo !
Big hugs,
Sylvia

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy "Gotcha Day," Banjo! Or Gotcha/Birthday, whatever you choose to call it.

My goodness, you were a cutie pie, we don't think we've ever seen a photo of you as a kitten. Or don't remember.

BTW, our human says it's not "working" that's the issue for her, it's doing something that is meaningful to and for her. Which isn't the case at all. :-/

Tamago said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Banjo!!

Wow he was such a cute little kitten :-) Glad he had successful diet - he looks very healthy and handsome!
Love the photo of him playing with bubbles. He is really playful kitty!
Sending lots of hugs and kisses on this special day xoxo

Sandra said...

Happy Gotcha day, Handsome Banjo... you were a beautiful baby and now a handsome dude

TexWisGirl said...

he is just a handsome boy! happy b-day, banjo!

Donna said...

he is a happy cat and friend for you!
Happy Day Banjo!

Donna said...

he is a happy cat and friend for you!
Happy Day Banjo!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh - kisses from me too! He is so handsome!!
You both are lucky to have each other :)

Grace said...

Gorgeous kitty!

Carolynn Anctil said...

What a wonderful retrospective! He is gorgeous, through and through. Please plant a kiss on his cute nose from me! Happy Birthday!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy Birthday Banjo! He looks so different from when he was a little thing. Glad he lost all that weight. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day handsome Banjo!

a-l-t-i said...

С днем рождения красавца Банджо!

Bobbybegood1 said...

he's gorgeous!!! cheers!!

Elisabeth said...

And what a handsome guy he is !!The weight loss did you good ,you are so beautiful!!Happy birthday sweet Banjo.
Hugs Elisabeth

Betsy Adams said...

Ahhh---17 wonderful years with Banjo... What a gorgeous kitty he is!!!!!

Glad you put him on a diet... He is much healthier I am sure... My step daughter's cat is HUGE --and desperately needs to be on a diet. Oh Well...

Hugs,
Betsy

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

HAPPY birthday Banjo!

Cheri said...

Happy Birthday Banjo! Your markings are so beautiful. Diets suck but I bet you feel better with less weight. I see you like bubbles, my dog Cassie likes bubbles too.

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh Banjo, you look so lovely, and now that you are svelte, you look even better. Happy B day to you.

Jen

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

He certainly is a beautiful cat. I know he's a male but he's still beautiful.
And I'm sure other than Hubby and your son he's the other favourite male in your life!
Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Oh Banjo you were adorable as a kitten but even better at 13!!! Sending you lots of hugs from me and purrs from Skipper.

Crafting Queen said...

Oh Banjo you were adorable as a kitten but even better at 13!!! Sending you lots of hugs from me and purrs from Skipper.

Ann said...

he is incredibly handsome. Happy Birthday Banjo

BeadedTail said...

Happy Gotcha Day Banjo! We love every single photo of you! You were an adorable little baby and of course you're a super handsome Mancat! More kitty kisses for you from us too!

Lisa Gordon said...

Happy Going Home Day, Banjo.
You sure are one handsome fella!!! xo.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Happy Gotcha Day handsome boy!

Eileen said...

Happy Gotcha Day Banjo! No matter what size you are you is sure a handsome kitty. But we bets you like being able to run and play.

Have a great day!
Sasha, Sami, & Saku

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Kisses to Banjo from me too!! I so enjoyed seeing his photos! He's really a handsome cat, and I've no doubt he knows that! :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Wow, that is quite an age already and he looks so good, perfectly happy and guess his health is restored for a big part as well.
Our eldest is only 10; we hope to have some reaching high(er) age as well because we LOVE them so much, like you do!
Hugs,
Mariette

Katnip Lounge said...

What FUN to see Banjo as a wee kitten-tot...his markings were (and are) STUNNING.
Happy Gotcha Day, sweet boy!

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday Banjo.. He sure is a handsome fella.. I enjoyed seeing the photos of him from when he was a young guy.

Hugs~

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday Banjo.. He sure is a handsome fella.. I enjoyed seeing the photos of him from when he was a young guy.

Hugs~

Linens and Royals said...

Big or small you are a beautiful boy Banjo. Pats and hugs coming your way. XX

Bossy Betty said...

A fitting tribute to your beautiful boy!!!

laura brown said...

What a great story! And such beautiful photos.

Noodle hugs

RoeH said...

Tell me what you did. I've got to get Hank down.

Penny said...

Interesting pictures. He doesn't even look like the same cat...and I agree that people....I mean cats can get better with age.

Reena Walkling said...

Such a handsome fella. And they do get better with age!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday sweet Banjo! Hugs from Oregon! You are indeed a magnificent kitty. :)

Alice Marie said...

Happy Birthday Banjo! We love the photos of your life. Purrs and Headbutts to you!

Susan said...

You can sure tell he is a truely handsome fella and very, very loved.

Pantherka said...

Banjo,
you are simply gorgeous and cute!

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Nose nudges for you, sweet Banjo!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Aww Banjo- you handsome fella!

catskillblogger said...

Happy birthday Banjo!

Jen said...

Hey lady! I'm *cough* attempting to catch up on my reading (which is really going to take some doing). Hope all has been well with you.

Happy Birthday Banjo - you handsome thing, you ;o)

Lisa said...

With each photo was a wonderful aww from me. What a stunning beauty.

He is beyond handsome .. and has you by his Royal Paws.

Kitties Blue said...

Oh Banjo, you are making the hearts of some of us girl kitties go pitter patter. You are indeed, a very handsome fellow. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Katy Noelle said...

and, one last comment, I remember reading Banjo's birthday post, too, and it's another funny thing.... I feel like I know Banjo. Such a familiar and well liked personality (even though I'm not a cat person. ;) ) But, perhaps, it's really that I know both you and Banjo as an adorable team - I love the way you love that Cat and your relationship!! =) So glad to visit again.... =)

xxo

Becca said...

Oh hello Banjo! I hope you had a fun Birthday! Loved seeing all these photos!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Banjo's sweet and handsome no matter his size.
I'm sure he's much happier in his svelte skin, though.

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