Genji (aka The Shining Prince): Hello everyone! Today is my birthday and I am 9 years old! #1 keeps saying that she just can't believe it, and that I shall always be her baby.
I have something interesting to tell you in this age of the Coronavirus. Some of you may remember that, just over 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with Feline Coronavirus, which is what causes FIP. You can see that post here. As you may know, Coronavirus is quite prevalent in cats and those who test positive many never develop the awful symptoms of FIP. So far, I have been lucky, and we are all crossing paws, hooves and fingers that I shall stay that way. Following that initial bout of pancreatitis, I remain fragile and #1 watches me like a hawk and makes sure I eat well. She has refined various strategies to get me eating again when I go off my food from time to time.
Anyway, let us take a little trip down memory lane:
This is the first photo that #1 saw of me, and she naturally fell in love with me!
I flew up to Paris from South-West France with my breeder, and #1 met me at the airport. I liked her right away:
I settled into my new home very quickly and nobody even hissed at me! Tommy took me under his paw:
And Da Beebs was a great big brother:
Many happy years followed and then, Sei-Chan was gone, and then Tommy was gone, and then Beebs was gone. It was a very sad time. But #1 decided to go beyond the sadness and little Ollie arrived. He and I quickly became best friends:
Here are some of my nice portraits taken over the years:
Here are my birthday shots for this year, one of which shows off my whiskers and another my GloBats!
And this one shows both off!
Ollie is still my best pal!
From #1: To my little Blue Boy, the greatest snuggler ever, I wish that you will continue to defy the odds and brighten up Poupounette Central for many, many more years💖💕💝💙💜💖
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GENJI!