Thursday, 31 March 2016

Thankful Thursday Celebration: Genji's Fifth Birthday!!!

THIS IS IT! Today our Blue Boy, Genji The Shining Prince, is FIVE YEARS OLD! Our joy in celebrating this day goes beyond any words we can think of. Less than two months ago he was so sick with pancreatitis and a positive FeCV test that we were very worried that we would lose him. In the event, the FeCV seems to be holding at bay for the time being, and a diet of fresh chicken in lots of broth saw the pancreatitis off and put the weight and energy back into our little boy who is running and playing with the best of them once more!

Here is the first picture of Genji to land at Poupounette Central:

And here he is two days after he moved in:

He settled in pretty quickly!

Here he is at one year old:

Two years old:

Three years old:

Four Years old:

And here is his official Fifth Birthday Portrait!

Live Long and Prosper, Little Blue Boy. We all love you! 

Your #1, Tommy, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Da Beebs, Vidock, Violette and Trav.

PS: For those who are newer to this blog and don't know the story of his name, GENJI was named after the main character of the world's oldest novel, "The Tale of Genji" written by Murasaki Shikibu, a court lady in Japan over a thousand years ago. Genji was such a wonderful character that he was nicknamed The Shining Prince (Hikaru Genji).


  1. Happy birthday, Genji! Although I imagine you are working hard nursing #1 at the moment - I hope she heals up quickly!

  2. Happy happy birthday, Gen-Chan! I feel extra happy because of the recent health event - so glad you are doing well :-) These are such great photos of you. You've been always so handsome!
    Have a wonderful birthday, Shining Prince!

  3. Happy Birthday Genji! You are a handsome Shining Prince. Tell #1 I am purring for her to make a good recovery.

  4. Happy happy birthday Genji! So glad you're felling better!

  5. We are so pleased to read that Genji is celebrating his 5th Birthday today. We love his ears as they stand up so he can hear everything that's happening around him so be careful in case he hears a secret of yours!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. Happy birth Genj. We are so glad to see you happy and healthy.

  7. Happy Birthday Genji! We are so glad you are doing well. :) We hope you have a great birthday! You were an adorable kitten and now you are a handsome man cat!

  8. Such good news about Genji's health. Happy Birthday to you, Genji! However Mom and I cannot believe you are 5 already. Where does the time go?

  9. Happy Birthday Genji! Have a treat filled day
    Lily & Edward

  10. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Genji from all of us!

  11. Happy Birthday, Genji! you are looking very beautiful and sleek for your birthday portrait!

  12. Genji, beautiful boy, Happiest Birthday and add me to the list of those who loves you. I certainly do. What an angel face you have.

  13. Happy Birthday pretty Genji ! We wish you a wonderful day ! Take good care of #1, OK ? We send her tons of purrs for her recovery. Purrs

  14. Happy Birthday to our beautiful boy, our Shining Prince! We wish you many, many happy returns of the day!
    Can you really be five? Surely three, at most. Time does fly. Thank you for bringing us joy, delight and love over the years. Thank God you are feeling well-answered prayers. All of our love to you on your special day. Big kisses and hugs too.

  15. Happy Birthday, Genji - you ARE a shining prince!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  16. Happy Birthday Genji! We are so glad you are feeling more yourself these days.

  17. Happy 5th Birthday Genji!
    We wish you many more too!
    Have fun and get spoiled :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  18. Happy Birthday Genji! You are five years "young"! You really are photogenic and quite the handsome young man! Today is all about you, Blue Boy. I hope your 5th is everything you wanted and more! By the way... Don't forget to help #1. She's injured and you are such a good supervisor. Happy Birthday!!!!!

  19. Happy Birthday, Genji! We hope your day is treat-filled!

  20. Aww, we remember when he was a wee kitten!
    Happy 5th Birthday, Genji!

  21. Mee!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Gengi!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫
    Many Kisses
    Your Nellie Bellie

  22. Bon chaniv mon cousin,
    Qu'est ce que je peux bien te souhaiter. Beaucoup de choses c'est sure, mais la plus importante c'est encore beaucoup beaucoup de chaniv surtout sans aucun problème de santé grave.
    Prends bien soin de toi et de ta #1.
    Loustiquette et Nat à Chat te souhaite aussi un super chaniv.
    Plein de ronrons


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