#1 here. December 4th is a very special day here at Poupounette Central because it is the day that our sweet Tama-Chan gave birth to a litter of four kittens, including our very own Da Beebs! Christmas 2009 was a very special time, with tiny kittens under Mama-Tama's special care in the back room over the festive season. Here they are at 1 day old. Tama-Chan's tummy is shaved because she had to have a caesarian:
And here at two weeks old:
Here is Da Beebs at three weeks old:
And at one month old. He is the one who is on the left, wearing the orange collar!
Here is the grown-up scrum at 2 months. Da Beebs is again on the left:
Once Da Beebs moved to the main part of the house from the kittening room, his best buddy was Yuu-Chan:
Our Beebs has grown big and strong. He is the most vocal of the Chans and also has the loudest purr. He is definitely my boy and I can do things with him in terms of handling that I can't do with any of the others. Perhaps because he has always lived here, he is also the most protective of his house, thus explaining the "trouble" since Trav appeared (which has abated quite a bit). Beebs loves to be fussed over, and to be given treats. He is not a huge game player but likes a good wrestle with Genji. His Mama Tama never took kindly to him staying here after the other kittens left and mostly hisses at him. He does get on quite well with Sei-Chan who is his half-sister (same daddy). He is of course an extremely handsome boy, with very long legs and a truly regal bearing, and of course those amazing eyes!
We therefore invite you all to join us, in celebration of his sixth birthday, in a rousing chorus of
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BEEBS!