#1 here. Today is my little Golden Girl Sei-Chan's second birthday. We had lost Sen-Chan in early January 2009 and the breeder had promised me another red kitten to replace him, so when Viña del Mar had a solitary red kitten on January 28, it all seemed very auspicious. I was hoping for another boy and the breeder said it looked like a boy (!). Here is the kitten at one day old:
Viña and the baby first came to visit when Sei-Chan was just three weeks old. She fit very easily into the palm of my hand:
She came back to stay at four weeks, along with Mama Viña, an the two occupied the back room for the next two months as the kitten grew.
From early one, Sei-Chan was very sweet and attached to me:
Of course, when we went to the vet for the first round of shots, there was a surprise in store. The little boy was in fact a little girl! I had become increasingly suspicious of this and so had a girl's name ready too, thank goodness. She was named "Edo no Sei-Shonagon" after one of Japan's first woman writers, who lived a thousand years ago.
She grew into a gorgeous littel girl, with a very unique look to her:
She quickly bonded with Tama-Chan when she joined the family:
And Tommy worked his usual charm on her almost immediately!
So she felt perfectly safe squatting his bed anytime!
She very much enjoyed the inauguration of the cat run
When Yuu-Chan joined the family, the two quickly became inseparable...
And so, my Golden Girl turned one:
Sei-Chan is shyer than the others and quick to spook, but she has really gained in confidence and is much more present and playful:
When Bibi came along, she was a bit taken aback by his rambunctiousness at first but eventually got used to him
She is of course also known for her perfect pink pawpads!
And she is utterly devoted to me, always in whichever room I happen to be in. When I go to bed, she is always waiting for me, and sleeps right by my pillow or under the covers. She always looks after me, making sure I am well-groomed and taken care of!
HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY, Golden Girl Sei-Chan, from me and all your siblings. We love you!
PS: We have just realised that the header date on this post is wrong. Even though it was posted on Friday, January 28th, in Europe, it reads Thursday 27th. Maybe it wasn't yet Friday in CA? Anyway, Sei-Chan's birthday was indeed on the 28th!
Sei-Chan you were a cute little kitten!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday dear sweet ladycat!
Happy birthday, Sei-Chan! I know your day will be filled with cat treats and love.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday my BOOTIFUL girl!!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday Sei-Chan! Ham for everyone! By the way, you were a positively adorable kitten.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday My dear Sei-Chan : )ReplyDelete
I hope you have a wonderful day ...Lots of treats , Lots of hug, Lots of Kisses
PS : When you was a baby, you look like a tiny doll..adorable girl : )
Weird. Its like you have a peemail force field. Here is Noodle's addressReplyDelete
Happy birthday, sweet Sei-Chan. That is a lovely retrospective of the past two years. May the next years be just as good, with lots of fun and love.ReplyDelete
Happy Purrday Sei-Chat!ReplyDelete
Here's to many more happy purrs and snuggles!
PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy!
Happy Birthday gorgeous girl.. Hope you have the best day.. Hugs GJ xxReplyDelete
A happy second birthday to your beautiful golden girl Sei-Chan from all of us Good Cats!ReplyDelete
Happy second birthday Sei-Chan xxxReplyDelete
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What wonderful pictures!!!!!ReplyDelete
Happy happy birthday, Sei-Chan! What a wonderful treat to see your gorgeous baby pictures. Has it really been two years? We remember marvelling at you when you were wee, but thinking "she is far too pretty to be a boy!" :)ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day, gorgeous :)
Happy Birthday, Sei-chan who was formerly Little Sir.ReplyDelete
We are so happy to know you :)
9 and Chani
Happy Birthday, Sei-chan!
What a great story! I like the crossed-tails.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday Sei-Chan. We well remember when you were born and everyone thought you were a boy!ReplyDelete
Here's a card from me.....
Happy Birthday Sei-Chan! You are beautiful and it is so good to see you cuddling with your family.ReplyDelete
Niamh & Ambrose
Dear Sei-Chan, I am so happy that we share the same birthday! Happy Birthday little one. You truly are a beautiful golden girl.ReplyDelete
Strangely ~ I too am a "golden girl"! I have two close female friends and for many years we have referred to ourselves as the "golden girls" (after the well known TV series about 3 older ladies having fun together).
So we are BOTH golden girls ~ but you are far, far prettier.
Love Jan (the birthday girl!)
Milo and Alfie send birthday purrs.
Cute! Happee Birthday Sei-ChanReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Miss Sei-Chan, Happy Happy Birthday from all of us at the Lounge! We enjoyed seeing you grow up all in one post...could you hear Mommy squee-ing? Have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
Squee, oh squee, little baby Sei-Chan , squee squee! You were golden, fill of beauty and magic, from the day of your birth. And today, we join in celebrating amazing, sweet you! A little nip and lots of delicious treats will be consumed in your honour. We love the photo story of your life. ( We met you only after Yuu's passing. The photo of the two of you with your tails forming an inverted heart is so sweet.) We wish you the best life has to offer but, with your lovely mum, dear Tommy and the gorgeous Chans, we know you already have it.ReplyDelete
A Sei-cret for your birthday: our mum is absolutely crazy about you. Your face , with its delightful expression,can make her smile on the saddest day. God bless you, love.
Happy 2nd Birthday Sei-Chan!!! What beautiful pictures, you are indeed golden and a little magic I think :-)ReplyDelete
Bonne Fete Sei-Chan!Bonne Anniversaire!Happy Birthday to you!ReplyDelete
We loved all the pics of you and your siblings.There is a lot of love in your family,lucky little girl!
the critters in The Cottage
Wow.....such a nice birthday post!!! We were ooo-ing and ahhh-ing and smiling and laughing and almost crying looking at all those great pictures. I think our favourite is the one where all three cats are sleeping lined up!!! Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!! Purrs, Lautrec, Tiny and dawg EllwoodReplyDelete
Beautiful, @1! LSBinWNCReplyDelete
What spectacularly beautiful photos - I can't even name my favorite. The crossed tails is way up there, plus the three kitty heads in a row.ReplyDelete
But Sei-Chan is so gorgeous all by herself. She was beautiful from the very first day, and that three week old photo really emphasizes her beauty. Happy Birthday, sweet girl!
Happy purrthday Sei-chan!ReplyDelete
A very happy birthday to Sei-Chan! Shuch a cute!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday wishes - sorry they are late - we hope you had a fun day and #1 will be home soon with treats and surprises for you.ReplyDelete
luv Hannah & Lucy xx xx
Happy Birthday beautiful Sei-Chan. We loved seeing you grow up all over again.ReplyDelete
Purrs, Cory and family
Please forgive my lateness in wishing you a very happy second birthday, Sei-Chan. IT was wonderful seeing you grow up in all those photos and there are not many of us who have photos at ONE DAY old. We hope you had a very snuggly birthday and here is to very many more. Your Finnish friend, Puna-Chan :)ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, dearest Sei-Chan!ReplyDelete
It is wonderful re-reading your story. It's even more wonderful that we were there all the time while it unfolded itself. We wish you many more happy years with your family!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli
Such cuties! Mom decided no more cats after her beloved Leo and Bogart passed away, but everytime she sees yours she starts to change her mind...ReplyDelete
Oh my...how darn cute!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Sei-Chan
Haaaaappy Birthday, Sei-Chan!ReplyDelete
I loved reading your pawesome post!
Kisses and hugs
Happy Birthday sei_chan. You were a very pretty kitten and now a very pretty little girl :)ReplyDelete
amigos and san
And thanks for the look back. Cuteness overload.
Happy birthday, beautiful Sei-Chan!ReplyDelete
I cat-sit Abby's and I just love them. They are the smartest cats I have ever met. So much character. Love your blog and will follow. Deb=^..^=x5 Ottawa, CanadaReplyDelete
Oh we are a little late but we wanna wish Sei-Chan a very Happy Birthday!!ReplyDelete
Sei-Chan, we hope you had a wonderful birthday! CAn't believe you are already 2! Great pics and we love the one of you three in a row.ReplyDelete
Sorry we missed your wonderful day sweet Sei-Chan! We hope it was filled with lots of love and snuggles! We loved seeing all those beautiful photos of you!ReplyDelete