Thursday, 28 January 2010


Sei-Chan: 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!


  1. How delightful! No shortage of squee and and awwwws. Happy Birthday Sei-Chan! You bring joy into this world everyday and I wish the same for you.
    ~Lisa Co9T

  2. Happiest of first birthdays to you, beautiful Sei-Chan!
    We are proud to know you since the very beginning, when you still were Little Red Sir. This trip down memory lane was pawsome! Have a fantastic day.
    Your furriends, Siena & Chilli

  3. Happy 1st meowday to you Sei-Chan!!

    Cheers and well wishes,
    Maxx & Family

  4. Happy Birthday, Beautiful Golden Girl! You DO have the prettiest eyes!

  5. Happiest of Birthdays to you sweet Sei-Chan...thanks for all the wonderful kitten/momma photos...that makes me purr and remember when I was just a baby girl nursing on my momma Ellie.


    xoxo Cory

  6. Happy Birthday Sei-Chan!

    Love Bolo & Puppy and our Parents

  7. Happy, happy birthday Sei-Chan! It's hard to believe that I've known you for almost a year! I remember when I first saw your picture because my human couldn't stop squealing when she saw it!

  8. Happy Birthday little one! Found you through Clive. Love the first photo, so sweet!

  9. Happy Happy Birthday Sei-Chan! Here is our song for you:

    What day is today?
    It's Sei-Chan's Birthday!!
    What a day for a birthday!
    Let's all have some cake!

    We hope you have a wonderful and fun day!!

  10. Happy Birthday, Sei-Chan!! You have gone from such a cute kitten to a beautiful ladycat!!

  11. Happy Birthday lovely girl! You are very sweet! Here! I have a ham!!!

  12. Happy Birthday to a Lovely Big Girl. We love the trip down memory lane and we agree with #1 you has gorgeous eyes. ~AFSS

  13. A very happy first birthday to you, Sei-Chan! Wow, you were an only kitten? That is unusual. It's good that #1 played with you alot since there were no siblings around. You have grown into a beautiful abby girl! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos and memories with us. xoxo

  14. Hey there Sei-Chan!
    Gee, you certainly are a gorgeous wonder Tom' is in awe. I just all the pictures that #1 took of you.
    Have a really happy day and we are looking forward to the 'surprises' in the future.

  15. Since I only started reading your blog more recently, I didn't know the details of your birth as an only kitten and how you came to live with #1. You DO have the most beautiful eyes, it is so true. Happy birthday sweet Sei-Chan, and of course many many more even happier ones to come.

  16. Happy Birthday, Golden Girl - you are a real beauty!!!! That last photo of you is just gorgeous! We are sure that you will be very happy when you see what has been going on behind those closed doors - lots more fun is coming your way:)

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  17. I can't believe you're a year old already, Sei-Chan. It just seems like yesterday that we were squeeing over your kitten photos!

    Happy Birthday!

  18. Awwww Happy Birthday sweet little gerl! Mom said yoo are really speshull because she has never met a cat who shared her birthday before. So she said she has a speshull bond with yoo!

    Enjoy yoor speshull day!

  19. A very happy birthday to you Sei-Chan!

    It was fun to follow you on your trip down memory lane. And we do remember calling you Sir when we first met you ;-)

    Purrs from your friends,
    Cliff and Olivia

  20. Happurry Purrthday, Sei-Chan...babies sure grow up fast, don't they!

  21. Happy Birthday Sei-Chan!!! You were adorable from day 1 and you have grown into quite the lovely cat.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  22. Oh Sei-Chan, happy birthday to one of the most beautiful girls we've ever seen! We hope you had a great day - this was a fabulous post! You have a lovely family and a life full of snuggles and love, how wonderful! Big birthday schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  23. Squeeee! Look at how adorable you are!

    Happy very 1st birthday, Sei-Chan!

  24. Happy Purrday Sei-Chan!

    Oh how we rekhall those early days!

    Woo are purry furry lukhky to have some a pawesome maison!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! How's the pawty?

  25. Happy Birthday, Ginge! We have really enjoyed watching you get so big and strong and beautiful. Have the happiest of days!:)

  26. Happy Birthday Sei-chan! It's been very enjoyable watching you grow up. I look forward to seeing more of your adventures!

    hugs and snuggles,

    9 and Chani send their very best birthday wishes too!

  27. Happy birthday little baby, you remember Uncle's U bottled feed you for 3 weeks?
    Today you are a true Lady, we are proud of you!

    ViVi & AB

  28. How precious! Lovely photos from your birth till now.

  29. Wishing you a very happy 1st birthday, Sei-Chan!

    The photos are lovely!

  30. Happy Birthday Sei-Chan. We loved your baby pictures.

  31. You have seen so much and felt so much love in just one year, Sei-Chan! Happy 1st birthday from all of us Good Cats, and may you have many more happy years to come!

  32. Happy birthday to you, dear Sei-Chan! We've really enjoyed watching you grow into such a wonderful and beautiful ladycat and we hope that this year bring you lots of treats and loves and good things!

    Charlemagne and Tamar

  33. Happy purrthday Sei-chan, I wish you many, many more.

  34. Happy 1st birthday Sei_Chan. We enjoyed your story down memory lane very much. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Amigos and san

  35. Happy, Happy Birthday, Sei-Chan! I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures -- you are such a beautiful girl.
    I will ask my Mom about the hummingbirds -- I think they are ruby-throated, but my Mom will know. She knows all about the birds round there.

  36. Happy 1st Birthday, beautiful Sei-Chan! Wishing you many, many more. :)

  37. Happy birthday sweet girl! Gosh it's hard to believe you're already a year old. So glad we figured out you were Mademoiselle rather than Sir!

    Your pals,

    Petey and Mica

  38. Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us. I loved the trip down short memory lane ;)
    Happy Birthday!

  39. Happy birthday, Sei-Chan! I hope your day is extra-special and filled with hugs and kisses and toys and treats.

  40. We are sorry we missed your birthday Sei-Chan. The PM didn't get in last night and we didn't get a chance to visit. We hope you had a glorious day surrounded by love and snuggles!!!!


  41. OMC, happy birthday Sei-Chan! Has it been a year already? We love all the pics and that last one is very artistic!

  42. Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you so much for sharing your baby pics with us again.

  43. Good heavens, Sei-Chan, how amazing that you're already a year old! We remember when you were a little tiny baby in the back room. We're sorry that we missed your actual birthday, but we send you lots of happy purrs and snuggles!


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