#1 here. Today is my little Golden Girl Sei-Chan's second birthday. We had lost Sen-Chan in early January 2009 and the breeder had promised me another red kitten to replace him, so when Viña del Mar had a solitary red kitten on January 28, it all seemed very auspicious. I was hoping for another boy and the breeder said it looked like a boy (!). Here is the kitten at one day old:
Viña and the baby first came to visit when Sei-Chan was just three weeks old. She fit very easily into the palm of my hand:
She came back to stay at four weeks, along with Mama Viña, an the two occupied the back room for the next two months as the kitten grew.
From early one, Sei-Chan was very sweet and attached to me:
Of course, when we went to the vet for the first round of shots, there was a surprise in store. The little boy was in fact a little girl! I had become increasingly suspicious of this and so had a girl's name ready too, thank goodness. She was named "Edo no Sei-Shonagon" after one of Japan's first woman writers, who lived a thousand years ago.
She grew into a gorgeous littel girl, with a very unique look to her:
She quickly bonded with Tama-Chan when she joined the family:
And Tommy worked his usual charm on her almost immediately!
So she felt perfectly safe squatting his bed anytime!
She very much enjoyed the inauguration of the cat run
When Yuu-Chan joined the family, the two quickly became inseparable...
And so, my Golden Girl turned one:
Sei-Chan is shyer than the others and quick to spook, but she has really gained in confidence and is much more present and playful:
When Bibi came along, she was a bit taken aback by his rambunctiousness at first but eventually got used to him
She is of course also known for her perfect pink pawpads!
And she is utterly devoted to me, always in whichever room I happen to be in. When I go to bed, she is always waiting for me, and sleeps right by my pillow or under the covers. She always looks after me, making sure I am well-groomed and taken care of!
HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY, Golden Girl Sei-Chan, from me and all your siblings. We love you!
PS: We have just realised that the header date on this post is wrong. Even though it was posted on Friday, January 28th, in Europe, it reads Thursday 27th. Maybe it wasn't yet Friday in CA? Anyway, Sei-Chan's birthday was indeed on the 28th!