Happy 18th Birthday Atchee

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I know it is April Fools Day, but I am not joking when I say that Ashes turns 18 years old TODAY!! 

Atchee really worried us last year and honestly, I didn’t think he was going to make it another year, but he managed to push through. He’s almost blind, but that hasn’t really slowed him down much. He’s resilient and never ceases to amaze me.

Happy Birthday Atchee! | TheMountainKitchen.com

18 years ago when he was born, I picked him up and held his tiny little body in the palm of my hand. He was the chosen one and I knew I wanted him to be my cat. I chose him, but he has chosen to stick around all these years, so I’m not sure who chose who.

So today, we will go to the store and purchase this kitty another lobster tail and cook it just for him. He surely deserves it. 18 years of moving around the state of Virginia and putting up with us deserves a treat! 


Furry Friend

What would I do without you,
My precious, furry friend?
Part mischief, but all blessing,
And faithful to the end!

You look at me with eyes of love;
You never hold a grudge . . .
You think I’m far too wonderful
To criticize or judge.

It seems your greatest joy in life
Is being close to me . . .
I think God knew how comforting
Your warm, soft fur would be.

I know you think you’re human,
But I’m glad it isn’t true . . .
The world would be a nicer place
If folks were more like you!

A few short years are all we have;
One day we’ll have to part . . .
But you, my pet, will always have
A place within my heart.

Hope Harrington Kolb ~




14 thoughts on “Happy 18th Birthday Atchee

  1. Sherri

    Awwww! I love this post, Debbie and David! Happy Birthday to Atchee. The poem is perfect. I hope you are all doing well. I miss you, but I don’t miss Facebook. LOL Give Atchee some loving from me.
    Love you!

  2. Sarah Heintz

    I found your recipe for Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower on Yummly but there were no directions. Could you please send me the directions I would love to make this for a party on Tuesday.
    Thank you!

  3. Barbara L Petty

    Hi Debbie – I have been following you on FB for awhile and just now looked at your blog. Isn’t that weird? I have a food blog too (seasonitlocal.com) and always wondered why people click “like” on my FB page but don’t go to the website. i guess people are busy. Anyway, love your blog, and a belated Happy Birthday to your kitty. Ours recently went to the Great Catnip Field this past October at the ripe old age of 22 – 1/2!! I’ll definitely spend more time reading your posts. 🙂 Cheers! Barbara

  4. Hi Barbara! Nice to meet you! I will head over to check out your blog. It’s hard to tell what people are thinking, when it comes to blogging. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I will pass them along. I’m sorry to hear about your kitty. That’s a long life. You were so lucky to have a pet for so many years. I can’t imagine how hard it is to say goodbye. I’m glad you reached out and will add you to my feeds. Cheers back! 🙂

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