Yes, today is my FIRST BIRTHDAY! I came into the world a year ago all on my own since, very unusually, I had no siblings. We even have a picture of me when I was a day old!
In the past year, I have gone from that to this:
#1 calls me her "Golden Girl" and says that I just glow in the sunshine! She also says I have the biggest, prettiest eyes ever! I suspect that #1 loves me... Anyway, I would like to take you on a little trip down memory lane to celebrate my first year.
I first met #1 when I was just three weeks old. I came to visit with my mummy, Viña del Mar. Some of you may remember this photo:
You may remember that there was a little bit of a gender mix-up in the early days, so I was known as "Sir" at the time...
When I was four weeks old, my mummy and I came to stay with #1, supposedly for just a few days, but we settled in so well to the "kittening" room in the back that we stayed there for two months! Here is #1's favourite photo of me and my mummy:
#1 played with me a lot as I didn't have siblings to play with:
My mummy took very good care of me...
,,, but we eventually had to say goodbye. She went home to Uncle U's and I joined Tama-Chan and Tommy. Tama-Chan is a really nice big sister:
and I soon relaxed into my new surroundings...
and became best friends with Tommy:
Life has been good for me. We got our wonderful cat run built last June and enjoyed it all summer and into the autumn. And then, Yuu-Chan arrived in October and the two of us quickly became known as "The Terrible Reds."
Tama-Chan hasn't been around for a while, and there are all kinds of rumours circulating about what has been going on in the back room. I have a feeling the coming months will have a lot of surprises in store, but I know I can deal with anything now that I am a big girl!
Thank you for celebrating my birthday with me!