6.29.2011

Happy 1st Birthday Jimmy!!!


It is Jimmy’s first birthday today (or as near as I can figure after consulting with Chrystal), he is a mancat now and I wanted to share a little with all of you about just what a fantastic cat he is!  As most of you know, Robert and I adopted Jimmy from Chrystal’s private rescue and his name was Ash.  We drove almost 850kms (each way) across one province and three states to get him with the help of Chrystal and Amy from House of Cats each driving their separate legs of the journey to meet up with us. His start in life was not tops but a friend of Chrystal’s found him and whisked him away from his humble beginnings, along with his sister and a few puppies, to the cozy cathouse where he became a Winnie’s Wish kitty.  Chrystal’s kitties are raised on pure love (okay maybe some food too) and Jimmy is one of the happiest, most affectionate and well-adjusted cats that I know.

He is a cuddling, head butting, nose kissing, crook-of-the-arm sleeping bundle of joy who follows me everywhere, purrs up a storm and loves to have his tummy petted.   He is mad for toys and can make a game out of anything. A piece of paper is just as much fun as a catnip mousie, but even better is the cagey cotton swab, or prohibited ponytail holder... if he can get his paws on such celebrated kitty contraband (let's not even mention cufflinks or collar stays)!  He is crazy for his brothers too and will stalk, pounce, and wrestle with each one, not to mention cuddle, groom and snooze with them also.  He is a counter surfer and a make-up bag diver and a cheese monster.  He swaggers, gallops and sideways trots, he cannot jump as high as his brothers (yet?) and I believe this is of some frustration to him because he wants to tightrope walk the upstairs bannister too but believe me I'm fine with him staying on the floor - LOL!  He is a talker with a funny high-pitched trilling mew.  He is hilarious, earnest, silly, loving, clever, fun, brave, gentle, happy, mischievous and a delight to have around.  Robert always says about Jimmy “that cat has personality to spare!!!”  Jimmy is loved desperately and he rewards us EVERY day in so many ways for taking a chance and adopting a kitty we had never met before.  I thank my lucky stars that we decided to open our home to the little gray ball of fluff who grew into a sleek and wonderful mancat.

Happy Birthday Sweet Jimmy!

Please think about visiting Chrystal's blog (the links are in the first paragraph of this post) and adopting one of her wonderful kitties...you won't be sorry!

Special thank you and big purrs from Jimmy to talented and generous Ann from Zoolatry for his birthday graphics :-)

49 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Purrthday Sweet Jimmy Boy !!!!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day with your family : )
xoxo

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh happy happy birthday to the first Winnie's Wish baby to be adopted! Imagine what kind of birthday he'd be having if it wasn't for Chrystal and Cat.. It doesn't bear thinking about. So so very glad he's yours! Happy birthday baby! Many many many more in the love and comfort of your forever home!

Sparkle said...

Happy birthday, Jimmy! Your humans are pawsomely lucky to have you!

weaverpat said...

Happy Birthday, dear Jimmy!
I hope Mommy ready the post she wrote to you personally because it's full of justified love and praise. You have brought so much joy to your family in one short year.
I know you will be given some very special extra treats to celebrate. You are a Good Kitty!!!

zoolatry said...

HAPPY DAY you wonderful, lucky and adorable young man! Your hu-mom has written the loveliest story here of your beginnings and your first year. You are indeed ~ SPECIAL ~ in all ways.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy, happy birthday Jimmy - we hope you have a fun filled day with treats, cuddles and lots of kisses. We are so happy to have met you and your brothers and know you will all always be looked after and loved by Cat and Robert.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Birthday Jimmy
We had no idea of how your previous life began and are glad it is just a faint memory. The day you were delivered to Mom and Dad and your bros was the first day of the rest of your beautiful life!!
You should give Mom an extra snuggle today to thank her for the most amazing tribute she wrote in your honor.
Hugs and nose taps
Madi and Mom

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Vidock said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Jimmy! We have been following your story since the beginning and are so very happy that you are in a perfect Forever Home!

Purrs,
The Chans

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy first Birthday, Jimmy. Although all birthdays are wonderful the first one is some special. Enjoy your great day!
Purrs,
Siena & Chilli

The Monkeys said...

Happy Birthday, Jimmy! We think Chrystal has some sort of special touch and all her kitties are unique and special in their own way!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy, happy birthday, Jimmy! We hope your day is as special as you are. :-) (Gee, that's a bad Hallmark-knock off greeting. LOL.)

Seriously, we hope you get LOTS of treats and toys and even nip!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Happy Purrday Jimmy!!!!!!!

We are cheering that you found such a loving home and that Winnie's Wish for you came true.

CCL Wendy said...

Wow! What a resume! Happy 1st Birthday, Jimmy -- you are a mancat now!

Somehow I think this must be fated that Jimmy arrived at your house with so many odds against it. He is a PURRfect fit for you and your kitty family.

We hope you have a marvelous birthday. It sounds like you already have efurrything you could ever want or need -- but especially loving and devoted PURRents.

Here's to many, many, many healthy and happy years ahead!

Random Felines said...

Happy Birthday sweet Jimmy!!! Sounds like a serious love match all around....

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Happy 1st Birthday, sweet Jimmy!!!!!!! We are so thankful you found such a wonderfully loving forever home.

xxxxxxxxxx

Meowers from Missouri said...

happy, happy purrthday, jimmy! we are so glad you got such a wonderful furrefur fambly to liff wif!

ML said...

Happy Birthday to Jimmy.
What a wonderful thing to be, the first Winnie's Wish Cat adopted. There will be many, many, many more, but Jimmy is #1.
Love & Purrs,
KC

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Birthday, Jimmy! It's undeniably clear to us that you've found the purrfect forever home. We hope you have the bestest day ever, with lots of treats, snuggles, tummy rubs, toys and all the other things you love so much! Hugs and head bonks!

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Happy Birthday from the gang at 3 kats and a kwilter!
Snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

Natalie said...

Happy happy birthday, Jimmy!

Marg said...

A big Happy Birthday Jimmy. We sure are glad you found Cat's cats. What a great home you have. We sure hope you have a very special day with tons of extra treats. Have a good one.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday to Jimmy.

Rene said...

Aww, happy birthday to an adorable mancat!!!

Brian said...

Happy Birthday sweet Jimmy! It's so wonderful to have watched your progress this year!!!

Forty Paws said...

Happy 1st Purrfday Jimmy!!!

Luf, Us

ABBY said...

Jimmy
YOU are one sweet baby and we send you mega happy purrday wishes!
Happy First!
purrs
Abby

Clooney said...

Happy 1st Birthday Jimmy, my little twin! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws goin' for ya! Hope you have a great day with LOTS of Num-Nums! We love your Birthday graphics, they are very special just like your Mom's words about you and you of course. We are so happy you found such a wonderful forever home.

Daisy said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you, Jimmy!

Kat's Kats said...

Lady Audrey Nova StarWatcher neè Sparkles says, "Happy Birthday litter brother!!! My mom made my birthday on the 11th!! muahahahahahaha!! I know that you're enjoying your Feeders & siblings as much as I am!! Happy Purrthday from me & the rest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde!!" ::hands him a bag of Greenies::

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh my!! Happy First Birthday Jimmy and many, many, mnay mooooooore!!!
((((((((HUGSSSS)))))))))) from Samantha & Clementine

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Birthday to gorjuss handsome lovable Jimmy. We can't tell yoo how happy we are that you found yoor wonderful loving forever home. Have a wonderful day sweet boy. Smoochies.

Furkidsmom said...

Happy First Birthday handsome ManCat!!
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Avalon's Garden and The Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwwwww,,,, Happy Birfday Jimmy ^..^ What a Sweet boy you are. Your beanz are so lucky to have you, as you are lucky to have such Great pawrentz ^..^ We gladz to be your buddiez,Hope you have a wonderful day filled with treatz & toyz & Nip ^..^ and owr mom iz sending you lotz of scritchez & kisses too ^..^
Happy Birfday Jimmy ~

Ikaika said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, handsome Jimmy!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy first birthday handsome Jimmy. We are glad you found your perfect forever home.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Happy 1st Birthday, Jimmy!!! We are soooo happy that you found such a wonderful furever home ... you all are so lucky to have each other!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Pee Ess ... Jimmy, you and I sound a lot alike as far as the things you do!
Simon

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Jimmy!!!!!!! We hope you have a great day!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purthday Jimmy!

Tamago said...

Happy happy happy birthday, Jimmy!!! What a wonderful post filled with love - and I can see why. He is such a sweet boy and makes you so happy with his everything. I hope he can jump as high as he wants some day :-)
I hope you all have a great time together with a lot of treats and cuddles and kisses!!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday adorable Jimmy!!...We enjoyed reading what a sweetheart you are and hope you get lots of extra cuddles and treats on your special day, handsome boy...We are so glad you found such a great home and loving family, precious friend...big smoochies...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Wow it has been a year already???? HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY!!! You are one handsome guy!
xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

A perfect waystation in a wonderful life--birthday #1! Congratulations Jimmy on attaining mancathood and being with you purrfect family. Smoochies!

Lizzie & 3 kitties

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Jimmy! Now you are a full mancat!! We hope you are enjoying your special day!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Jimmie!!!

Purrs,
Genghis

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Happy Birthday dear Jimmy and we are so glad you got such a loving home - you deserve it!

Cara n Crew said...

Happy Birthday, Jimmy!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

A few Good Cats said...

As formerly homeless cats, we are always happy to hear about a fellow feline who has the home he deserves. Happy birthday, young Jimmy, and may you have many more!

Fin said...

Happy 1st Birthday Jimmy!!!!

Cory said...

Oh wow, I'm so sorry we are late to Jimmy's 1st Birthday celebration...but look at it this way...with 9 of us kitties and Grete woofie...we ARE a party! So consider this round 2 of the party.

Jimmy, you are such a sweetheart and reading about how loving and adorable and wonderful you are just makes us all purr. Loudly!