11 years since our little lad was born! Today he’ll get tuna! Not just any, canned tuna — there’s a particular type he loves, that comes in pouches. «And how do you know he loves that one?!», you ask … Well, our ritual in the morning is quite funny to watch. Everything happens in a certain order in the kitchen … before I start preparing for me own breakfast, I bring him his. I just can’t have those eyes piercing me, as he sits there, waiting patiently. When I move into the pantry to get a can, he’s looking even more carefully and IF I grab one of those tuna pouches, I get a whole different reaction! He sees the difference, so then he comes over, circling around my feet … stretching up towards the counter … purring, meowing … Clover Leaf should be proud 🙂
In spite of it being his birthday, he’ll have a tough day in front of him. There’s bad weather moving in, we’re under a rainfall warning for this evening, and they’ve even talked about snow for tomorrow. Any change in air pressure renders him very ‘low’ — both in his mind, and physically … ‘low to the floor’. You just see a grey piece of fur, slithering away into one of his ‘safe places’. He’s our whiskered barometer!
In honour of the birthday boy, I’ll put in a few of my favourite photos of him. You may have seen these before, but still … he’s just such a beautiful boy 🙂
In parenthesis, I also want to say I was once again reminded of how I love the Web, while typing up this post: I’d forgotten the word ‘slither’. It was on the very tip of my tongue, but wouldn’t come out. My husband and human dictionary is still asleep, so I typed in, in Google «what’s snakes movement called?» and in a split second I had it! LOL