Sunday, 31 March 2013

Shining Prince Sunday - GENJI'S SECOND BIRTHDAY!

Gen-Chan: Today is my second birthday and I am so excited to celebrate it with all of my family here at Poupounette Central, even though Tommy and #1 will only be here morning and evening as they are going off to a family lunch near Paris.

I told #1 that I would be happy to write my own post so I could tell you about myself, so here I am!

This is the first photo #1 saw of me, when she contacted Ms. S, my breeder:

And another one:

I was just two months old at the time. #1 had originally been interested in my brother, Grand Trésor, who is a fawn Aby. But Ms. S told her that I would probably be better suited to a large family like Poupounette Central because I was very outgoing and playful. #1 has always been good at listening to breeders and she decided to adopt me (GT still lives very happily with Ms. S!).

As soon as I met #1 at the airport in Paris, I started to make biscuits on her!

When we got home, she put me in a separate room for the first few days, and she slept with me the first few nights! There were some great toys too, and I settled in pretty quickly!

The first "Other-Chan" I met was The Beebs and it all went pretty smoothly:

The girls were pretty cool with me too, but I have to confess that I was a little scared of Tommy! There were woofies where I was born but they were whippets. Tommy was HUGE!!!

Mg Big Bro The Beebs taught me all about the run

And it didn't take long for me to realise that Tommy would be one of my bestest friends!

Here I am at six months:

Hangin' out with The Beebs:

One year old!

15 months old:

18 months old:

Snow Boy Genji at about 22 months:

And here is my official SECOND BIRTHDAY portrait!

I love my entire family and everyone who comes to visit, but I have to confess that I have two favouritest people in the world.

My Buddy Tommy:

And my #1:

My special thanks also to The Beebs for being such a great bro and playmate! Even though he is bigger than me, I still steal his food!

We are holding an open house all day, so please transport over to help us celebrate!


  1. Happy, Happy Birthday, Genji! Have a funtabulous celebration!

    All lovely photos of you! And isn't it amazing that one you were once nervous around becomes your bestest buddy!

    And I especially love the cat paws at the keyboard shot! ;-)

    Happy Easter to everybuddy!

  2. Happy Birthday, Gen-chan! Have a great celebration with the whole Gang!

  3. Those are lovely photos Genji. You are such a good writer. of course the paws at the keyboard should have warned us. Happy Birthday.

    The amigos

  4. Genji, we have loved you from the get-go in our home! Happy birthday sweet boy. xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Many congratulations on your second birthday, Shining Prince Genji! We remember your arrival with great excitement, and seeing the first photo of your toes (Äiti says they are delicious!). And we love the way you settled so fast and cooperated with everyone and respected your elders. Mostly!
    Here's to many more birthday celebrations for you!

  6. Oh my Cod, Genji!!! Happy Birthday, you gorgeous boy! It's wonderful that you settled in so well and things are going smoothly. Here's to many more happy years!
    Siena & Chilli

  7. A very Happy Birthday to you Genji. We sure hope you have a great day and get lots of extra treats and I bet you do too. Take care.

  8. Happy Birthday sweet friend. What simply wonderful photo's.. Happy Easter.. Hugs GJ xx

  9. Happy Birthday, Genji! What a loverboy you are! We hope you have a great day! We're heading over to celebrate with you!

  10. Happy Birthday Genji.

    We love seeing you with Tommy. Fenris wishes his cats would sleep with him.

    Mr Who is smaller then a whippet, but he bounces so much us cats are not fond of him. We dont' mind Fenris & Tuiren.

  11. Happy birthday, Gengi! We love looking at the pictures watching you grow from an adorable kitten into such a handsome mancat. We hope you celebrate in style!

  12. Happy Birthday, Genji!


  13. Happy Birthday Genji! You were a cute baby and have grown into a very handsome mancat.

  14. Happy Birthday, Genji! Thanks for your story, its wonderful. How cute you were, well, you still are. You couldn't have found a better family. The pictures of you with #1 are precious, we can tell you two have a special bond. Purrs, sweetheart. We hope today is as special as you are, and wish you many, many more to come.

  15. Happy Birthday handsome mancat Genji!!! We will be transporting over to help you celebrate! Our Tommy knows how to get the treats off the counter, so we will bring those with us.

  16. Bonne Anniversaire petit Genji! We remember when #1 went to the airport to pick you up.Has it been TWO years already! WOW!! We will be right over with a nice west coast salmon to help celebrate :)

    the critters in the cottage xo
    P.S. Genji my favourite being in the whole wide world is Duffy so I understand your love for Tommy completely :)Bises, Tulip

  17. Lady Katherine Bastet31 March 2013 at 16:15

    Happy Happy Birthday Genji-Chan!! You're so beautiful,loving and playful. purrs from Katie

  18. Happy, Happy Birthday Genji - we think your are a very special young gentleman cat. Love the picture of you looking straight into #1's eyes and you obviously have a strong bond with her.
    Have a wonderful day and we'll be over soon to join in the fun.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  19. Happy Birthday Genji! You sure are lucky to be a member of the Poupounette Gang.



    May your day be filled with love & cuddls and treats & nip. Lots & lots of the nip! purrs

  21. Happy 2nd Birthday, Genji! What a handsome mancat you've grown to be. We can't believe you're already 2 yrs. old. Have a great day. XOXOXO

  22. Happy Birthday Shining Prince...and you are! A shining beautiful boy.

    I remember well when #1 went to get you and I remember all of our updates about your progress and your beautiful toebeans. You are a beautiful sweet boy but all of the Chans are that as well including the two V's. xoxoxoxo Happy Birthday again.

  23. Happy birthday, Gen-Chan!!
    #1 did make a very right choice by listening to her breeder and adopted you :-) You look very very happy with all the family members. We wish you a fun day filled with toys, treats and naps!

  24. A very happy birthday to you, der Gin-chan!

  25. Je souhaite un immensément bon chatniversaire à mon cousin Genji.
    Avec des câlins, des cadeaux, des jeux, et surtout du soleil !
    Des ronrons bleus pour le joli Prince.

    Caresses de la part de Natacha

  26. Happy Happy Birthday to you Gen-chan! We really enjoyed seeing you as you were growing up. Enjoy all the treats. Happy Easter to you, too from all of us!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  27. Happy Birthday to you, Genji-Chan. You were and still a very handsome boy.

    Easter Blessings to all!

    Woos- Phantom, Thunder, Ciare, and Lightning

  28. Happy 2nd birthday, Gen-chan, from all of us Good Cats!

  29. Happy Birthday darling boy! Two years old already! Can that really be? It seems only yesterday When you, a tiny, little kitty, took flight to an unknown home. We leaked many a tear when we saw how you instantly loved your number one and let her know with your biscuit making. And those baby 'bats! All bats, you were. And how those 'bats delighted us!
    Well, you've grown into a sleek, elegant mancat while still keeping your youthful looks and kitten-like charm.
    Have the most marvelous birthday, love, and we wish you many, many happy returns of the day. We love you Genji!

  30. Genji, you are such a special kitty and I am so glad to know you - happy birthday!

  31. Happy Birthday handsome fellow! I can't believe it's been two years!

  32. Have a fabulous second purrthday Genji. You were a cute kitten and now a handsome mancat.

    We wish you many happy returns.

  33. Happy Happy Genji Day!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy!!!

  34. Make way...make way!!!! 13 kitties incoming to celebrate!

    Happy Birthday Genji--we remembered the photo of you killing the yellow toy, and it made us laugh all over again. What a handsome ManCat you've become!

  35. Happy 2nd Birthday, Gen-Chan! Hope you gets spoiled - more than usual!!

    Happy Easter to everyone in your household.


  36. Happy Birthday Genji - we hope you had a fab day!

    Best wishes
    Clive & Murray

  37. Happy Second Birthday, Genji. You have grown into a very handsome mancat. It's my third birthday today. Maybe we can teleport back and forth between our parties.


  38. Happy 2nd Birthday Genji!!!!!!!!!!!
    We love to celebrate with you!!
    Hope you get spoiled lots when Tommy and #1 get back home!!!!!!!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  39. Happy birthday number 2 to you, Genji! I hope you have an extra-special day.

  40. Happy Birthday. We are glad she adopted you.

  41. What a special Day for a special Boy!
    Me is ready to sing!!!
    Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Genji!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  42. Oh I am so sorry I missed your birthday!! But I still want to wish you a very happy belated birthday Genji! I hope it was wonderful!

  43. Sorry for being late for your Birthday party :(
    Of course it's my humans fault ( as usual).
    Wish you a HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY :)

  44. Dear Genji,
    Wishing you a wonderful second birthday! Lots of Love from Rosie

  45. happy happy birthday Gen!! I am so happy you have such a great furriend in Tommy! What a snuggler he is with you...purrrsss

  46. Genji! Please accept our humblest apologies for being belated with your birthday wishes (SOMEhumans were out of TOWN all week and are being very tard indeed with helping us catch up with our friends!)

    Momma did squee, indeed she did, when she saw your baby photos. She wonders if you're a bit of a *cough* stronger personality, like our Faraday is?

    You sure did win the clan over, and we're still terribly impressed about you guys being close with a dog (we're sorry Tommy, we know you're pawesome, but woofies kinda scare us, and we like being "distance" friends!!).


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