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.
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!
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 ~
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATCHEE!
WE LOVE YOU!