Monday, November 8, 2010

Because it's a tradition...

Saturday was Elwood the cat's birthday...he turned the big 7.  When we adopted him in July, Eric kept telling me that I was setting myself up for heartbreak because he was older, and a lot bigger, but I really think this cat will go on living and living.  He loves people, like really loves people and any attention thrown at him, however, he still will not sit on anyone's lap.  Elwood is fantastic with Molly, really we could not ask for a better cat, and he has slowed down on his food intake.  Which is good :)  I really thought he was going to make us go broke with the cat food bill!

Here at our house we and by we, I really mean me, but it sounds less odd if I say we, like at least there in one other person in on it with me, but truly, Eric claims no fame to this tradition...anyways...at our house on your first birthday you get to wear a birthday crown.  We did this when Billy (our other cat) turned one, and at Molly's first birthday, and Lucy will for sure be wearing this crown next year, too.  Even though Elwood did not turn 1, it was his first birthday with his forever family.

 Molly and her wonderful table manners at her first birthday, ha!
 Elwood-he might too embarrassed to look at me

The picture of Billy with his crown on is on Eric's computer, but lets just say we, and by we I mean me again...ahem, we sent out birthday cards with Billy's picture on them for his first birthday.  The guy at Wal-Mart looked at us like we were crazy or something when we picked them up, ha! 

8 comments:

Kristin said...

Ha!! You are too funny, Kate! Happy Birthday Elwood! I'm sure he is one happy cat now with his forever family :)

Verna said...

You made me laugh. Happy birthday To Elwood...he is looking at that crown as if to say..."But Mom I can't eat that."

Holly said...

That's so funny he wore the crown!

Somethings Gotta Give said...

I thought I was the only one who celebrated my cats birthday. All three of our cats are brothers and we have a "BIG" party each year with treats and new toys. Ha!!

Happy Birthday Elwood!

Alison said...

So cute!! We let our cat have ice cream on her birthday! :)

Veronica said...

This is funny! I totally remember a long while back how you called yourself the crazy cat lady, LOL!

Happy Birthday to Elwood! So glad he's found his place in your family!

Steph T. said...

You are too funny!!

Becca said...

HA! You are so silly! Happy birthday Elwood! I am just loving that picture of a messy Molly!