OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ! On this, the 4th Day of December of the year two thousand and eleven, The Beebster is celebrating his Second Beebsday!!!!!
Do you wonder, Dear Friends, why we are making such a big deal of this birthday? There is a reason. You see, The Beebs is the first Poupounette boy to make it to his second birthday! We lost Sen-Chan at 18 months and Yuu-Chan at 15 months, so it fills our hearts with utter joy to say that The Beebs is TWO!!!!
Those of you who have known us for a while know that the Beebs is our very own home boy. He was born by Caesarian at the vet's, but came home when he was about 5 hours old and has been with us ever since, nurtured by his mama Tama, his aunt Sei-Chan and his woofie bro, Tommy.
Here is Mama Tama and her babies at one day old:
She was such a wonderful mother!
The Beebs at 3 weeks:
With Mama Tama at almost 4 weeks:
Now the Beebs was supposed to leave, just like his three siblings, and go to a forever home elsewhere, but he had decided otherwise. From about 4 weeks, he ran a concerted campaign to make it impossible for #1 to give him up, and he succeeded!
Bibi at one month:
Hanging with #1:
And so The Beebs stayed and became a full member of The Poupounette Gang.
And he grew and grew... Here he is at almost 7 months:
At 10 months:
Still looking like a kitten at a year old!
At 18 months:
At 20 months:
And NOW! All dressed-up for his party!
Just to remind you that The Beebs' full name is EBISU, one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan, representing luck and prosperity. Bibi has two brothers Eifuku (Fuku-Chan) and Echigo (Gogo-Chan) and one sister, Ehime (Hime-Chan). We have lost touch with them, sadly, but wish them a Happy Birthday too.
The Beebs has some huge fans among those who know him personally, probably because he has such a sunny personality. He loves people and is always there to meet and greet. One friend has described him as "The (young) Robert Redford of the Abyssinian world" for his utter charm. He is very vocal, always trying to entice treats out of #1, and sleeps at night under the covers, right by her. He adores Tommy and "nursed" on him for a long time after Tama-Chan would whap him if he came close! In short, he is our shining star!
In celebration of this birthday, we will be making a donation to our friend Chrystal's private rescue, and the more comments there are, the bigger the donation will be! We will also draw the names of those who leave comments for a little prize consisting of the official 2011 Poupounette Desk Calendar plus some toys and treats. We will gladly ship worldwide!