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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Birthday and My Blogiversary!

Today is Ramius' 13th Birthday! He is such a wonderful cat and has been a really good sport as we've drug him on our adventures over the years. I've never had a cat who road trips as well as Ramius does. He's moved four times (not including the move from his mother to our house when he first came to live with us) and has settled in very quickly each time. He's had to deal with a new baby when Caleb came along (which of course led to the inevitable day that Caleb got strong enough to carry him, whether he wanted to be carried or not), he lost his first doggy, Bear a few years ago, and now has to share HIS house with silly Finn.
He has virtually no gray hairs and has handled everything we've thrown at him with a superb display of feline grace. If he feels the need to lecture us the middle of the night sometimes, well that's his perogative as a cat. He meows at us if we take too long in the shower, if he sees the bottom of his food bowl, and occaisionally, just on general principle, for no apparent reason. He's always up for a new adventure, whether it's taking Caleb to school in the morning (Ramius rides shotgun of course) or taking a tub bath (yes, he does climb into the tub and sits on your lap in the water), and when we travel, he comes running to make sure he isn't left behind (he likes looking at the 18 wheelers).
Happy Birthday Mr. Kitten! I hope we get to have many more adventures with you!

Also, three years ago last Saturday (Groundhog Day), I started this blog. It wasn't until Ramius' birthday that I started blogging regularly though - so either Groundhog Day or Ramius' Birthday is my blogiversary. Whichever date you count from, I've been babbling online for 3 years now and you guys are still stopping by. Thanks so much, from the bottom of my heart for reading my uncaffeinated meanderings for 3 years!



Blogger Donna said...

Happy Birthday, Ramius! You and I share a birthday, except I'm way older than you! ;)

9:25 AM  
Blogger Barbara-Kay said...

What a handsome, photographic fellow you are, Ramius. (A cat can't be told that often enough, you know.) Happy Birthday, dear sir!

And Happy Blogiversary to your Meowmy. It's been a joy to share in both of your lives.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Congrats on both birthdays! My cat is quite old, too (16 years this spring). It's great to have so much time with them.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Abby Franquemont said...

Awww, happy birthday Ramius, and happy blogiversary!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

Happy Birthday, Ramius ... you certainly are a fine looking fellow!

Congrats on the blogversary - 3 years is a very, very long time!!!

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ramius! He doesn't look a day over 9. :-)

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super Happy Birthday to the one cat I like and Happy Bloggaversary to you, Melanie! Mindy

11:38 AM  
Blogger knitting bean said...

Happy Birthday Ramius and Happy Blogiversary to you! We also have a 13 year old cat who loves to watch big trucks drive by. (I think she's part dog.) She doesn't like water though. She used to be curious about it until my son, who was about three or four at the time, baptized her - total immersion!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely cat.

Happy Blogiversary to you. :)

12:18 PM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

Happy Birthday, Ramius! Happy Blogiversary too!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A happy b'day to Ramius! He certainly is photogenic. And happy blogiversary to you Melanie! I've totally enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you. Thanks for all the fibery help you've given me. :)

1:12 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Happy Birthday, Ramius! (he is one handsome catdaddy!)
Congrats and happy blogiversary!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Bianca said...

Happy Birthday Ramius! You are so beautiful and elegant.

From where do you have your name? When I read Ramius, I think about the film with Sean Connery (I like very much) where he plays a submarine captain with this name.

Happy Blogiversary to you too, Melanie. I don't read your blog for such a long time but since I detected it, I enjoy it really much.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ramius!! I hope you have many more. SOrry Mommy made you pose, but you are such a handsome fellow that we can never get enough pictures of you. Happy blogiversary to Mommy Melanie, too.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ramius and Happy Blogiversary Melanie!! Both of you are bright shinning lights in the blog world!

(yes, you too Finn... you silly dog!)

5:28 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Happy Birthday to an awesomely handsome kitty! And happy blogiversary to you.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ramius. Found a home for that drooly dog thing yet?

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Ramius is a fine specimen of cat! I used to say tell my cat all the time that she was a fine specimen of cat! LOL! She left us last October at 21 years old, and she moved all the way across the country with us two years ago (and did just fine)! Wishing you many more years of adventures with your kitty!


8:46 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Happy Blogiversary Melanie and happy birthday Ramius, you handsome devil!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Chris H said...

Happy Birth-a-Blog-aversary Day!

4:13 PM  
Blogger farm-witch said...

urgh, I've neglected my blog reading and am now late to wish this stunning kitty a happy birthday! Oh, and you - I love your blog - happy blogiversary!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Laurie (Moo!) said...

Happy Birthday to the kitty! He's so handsome.

Happy Blogiversary to you!

Aw heck. Happy Saturday! :-)

12:08 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Happy Birthday Raimus! I have to ask, is he declawed? Having a cat in your lap in the bath would seem a bit dangerous, otherwise!

HE really is a gorgeous cat!

4:21 PM  

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